2017-04-21 / Community Events

HAPPENINGS

Debt notice

All services under Sgt. Peter L. Newport should be put on hold. Newport died on April 18, 2017. All those with debt to be collected should contact 2nd Lt. Alexander D. Knisley at duty phone (815)878-5492.

Parent Expo

Attend the Parent Expo today and connect with local vendors, including Safe Kids Greater Augusta, Carrying on Project, CYS, Augusta GreenJackets, 4H, Micheals, Morris Museum of Art, Premiere Martial Arts, Girl Scouts and many more…with helpful resources for parents. Free parenting resources and giveaways. For more information, call (706)791-5220. Register by Monday on eventbrite.com under Family and Education.

Pool closed

The Indoor Pool is closed for renovation through July 2017. The Outdoor Pool will open for lap swimming beginning in May at 5:30 a.m. For questions, call (706)791-8053.

Reserve’s Birthday

The U.S. Army Reserve celebrates 109 years. A cake cutting ceremony is scheduled 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday at the Barton Field Amphitheater. For more information, contact Master Sgt. Chaundra Gore at (706)791-5878 or email chaundra.n.gore.mil@mail.mil.


Gordon Lanes Bowling

Join Gordon Lanes Bowling Center for Pizza Bowl Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. Enjoy two slices of pizza, a drink, two games of bowling and shoe rental for $8 per person. Call (706)791-3446 for more information.

New parent classes

If you are a new parent or have a mini basketball team living with you, Parenting Academy can help with tips and techniques for parenting your kids of any age. Tuesday, they will be learning about how technology can help parents and kids. For more information, or to register, please call 706-791-5220.

Employer Day job fair

The Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program invites all job seekers to Employer Day job fair on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Darling Hall, building 33720, corner of Chamberlain Ave and Rice Road.

Battalion level sports

Battalion Volleyball coaches meeting will take place Wednesday, 1 p.m. at the Sports Office. The Battalion Men’s and Women’s Soccer League starts in May. Coaches meeting will be Thursday in Bldg. 24501 at 1 p.m. Bring a signed memorandum of intent. For more information email neil.j.smith.naf@mail.mil or call (706)831-6536.


Military Child Springfest

Military Child Springfest helps honor military children around the world on April 28. The event features food, games, prizes and giveaways for all ages. Join us out on Barton Field from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. to celebrate every Military Child past and present. For more information call Connie Preston at (706)791-1305.

MWR volunteer recognition

Fort Gordon’s Morale, Welfare and Recreation will recognize volunteers across the installation at their National Volunteer Week Appreciation Reception, April 28, at Gordon’s Conference and Catering. The event features awards, gifts, prizes and so much more. The party starts at 1 p.m. For more information call 706-791-3880.

Earth Day

Celebrate Army Earth Day with us at the 2017 Earth Faire and Spring Flea Market, April 29. There will be displays, contests, vendors and exhibitions. If you would like to be a vendor at the Spring Flea Market, submit your application to Danielle Hayes at (706)791-4300. All the details at www.fortgordon.com.

Running Clinic slated

Nelson Fitness Center is hosting a Pose Running Clinic, April 29. Topics cover learning proper running technique, breathing tips and more. Participants must register by April 26. For more information call 706-791-2947.

AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award

Nominations are now being accepted for Association of the United States Army Volunteer Family of the Year. Deadline is April 30. Nominated families may be active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retiree, Army civilian or surviving family. Previous recipients of this award or runner-up families, current AUSA chapter officers and their families are not eligible. For more information contact Army Community Service via email to lynn.c.harshman.civ@mail.mil, or call 706-791-1922.

Employer Panel

Employment Readiness is looking for some military spouse (volunteers) who would like to participate on an employer panel with keynote speakers, June 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. One of the requirement is that they would prefer a spouse who has been employed within the last year. If interested in the opportunity to provide effective feedback on employment trends and opportunities, this is a great chance. Those interested should contact Crystal Cochran at (706)791-0795, by the end of April so that we can provide additional information. I will need a firm commitment as the panel includes many key leaders.


Job Fair

The Georgia Department of Labor, Fort Gordon, the Augusta Career Center and the Soldiers for Life-TAP Transition Center on Fort Gordon will host the annual Veterans’ Job Fair, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Fort Gordon Army Reserve Center, Bldg. 14401, located at the corner of Lane Avenue and 15th Street. Seventy-five local, state, and national employers will be present. Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and should dress for success. The job fair is open to the public. For more information, call the Georgia Department of Labor at (706) 721-3131.

Dinner Theatre

Crimes of the Heart is the newest production at The Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre. Show Dates are May 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, from 7 - 10:30 p.m. Come and enjoy dinner and a show for an evening of laughs with your friends or your special someone. For more details, visit www.fortgordon.com.

Marine Mud Challenge

Get down and dirty at this year’s Marine Mud Challenge, May 6. This is a 5-mile course with more than 30 obstacles of every shape and size to challenge even the most seasoned of competitors. There is also a children’s course where the kids can get in on the action. Find more details and more at www.marinemud.com.

Marriage enrichment series

The Army Community Services Marriage and Relationship Enrichment Seminar Series continues May 4. Topics covered are: How to prepare yourself and your family for a deployments and how to navigate deployments with ease, no matter what comes your way. The seminar meets in the Family Outreach Center from 5-7 p.m. For more details or to register call 706-791- 5220.

Basketball Shootout

Do you have basketball skills. Then take part in Strong B.A.N.D.S. 3 Point Shootout, May 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cyber Fitness Center, building 25713. For more information go to https://www.fortgordon.com/event/strong-bands-3ptshootout 2017. All participants must register by May 10.

Immigration questions

You can make an appointment to speak with American Immigration Lawyers Association attorneys at the Fort Gordon Legal Assistance office. Hour-long appointments will take place May 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A total of 27 appointments are available. For more information call 706-791- 7812/7813

Dress for the job

The Fort Gordon Employment Readiness Program will be hosting a Fashion Show of what to wear and what not to wear work attire in conjunction with the Military Spouse Appreciation events May 12. This event will be held during the day. If you are a working spouse you must make a firm commitment to ERP. You must provide your own clothes and they must be approved before the week of the event. If you would like to join us, contact Crystal Cochran at (706)791-0795 to schedule an interview.


Homebuyer seminar

The Housing Services Office is hosting four days of Homebuyer Education Seminars from May 22-25 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Darling Hall. Lunch will be served daily. Classes are based on attendance so should RSVP their interest in attending no later than May 15. For more information, contact Valerie Scott at (706)791-9658, valerie.l.scott8.civ@mail.mil, or Cathy Robinson at (706)791- 5116, cathy.l.robinson12.civ@mail.mil.

Resume Prep

The Fort Gordon Employment Readiness Program will assist military spouses with their resume June 7 to prepare for the Fort Gordon Hiring Summit event scheduled June 21 - 22. If interested, call Employment Readiness at (706)791-0795.

Transition Summit

The National Transition Summit is scheduled for June 21-22. The purpose of the event is to bring National, local business leaders, Veterans Administration, Department of Labor and Soldier for Life Programs to one location in an effort to provide employment strategies and potential employment prospects for transitioning service members, family members, retirees and veterans. The Transition Summits are also designed to educate employer recruiters and community leaders on best practices in hiring and retaining military employees, while also helping service members and military spouses prepare for the civilian workforce. Attendees will be invited to participate in a series of town hall-style panel discussions, networking receptions, employment workshops, and a capstone Hiring Our Heroes job fair. Registration is required and can be completed at https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/event/fort-gordontransitionsummit-1. For more information, contact the Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program, (706)791-7333.

U-DO-IT store

The U-DO-IT Store is located at the Brems Barracks area in building 40101. Customer service hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. excluding federal holidays. The store stocks parts and materials necessary for units and activities to complete minor maintenance and repair of their assigned facilities. To receive items from the store, individuals must have successfully completed the U-DO-IT training course that is conducted the first Wednesday of each month beginning at 8 a.m. and listed on DA Form 1687 (Notice of Delegation of Authority-Receipt for Supplies). The class is conducted on a walk-in basis with no prior registration required. U-DO-IT representatives can be reached at (706)791-3942/7683.

Ladies Golf

Get PGA ready with the Ladies Golf Clinic at Gordon Lakes Golf Club. Sessions are $10 and includes range balls. For more details, call (706)791-2433.


Auto Classes

Free automotive care classes are available to all military, retirees, spouses, family members and DoD civilians. Dependents must be age 16 and older. Classes are on an introductory level and are intended to familiarize individuals with various car problems such as brake and tire inspection, AC system and other common problems. All classes begin at 10 a.m. Register at www.fortgordon.com.

Horse Stable volunteers

Sign up for the Hilltop Riding Stables volunteer class. This will teach you all you need to begin volunteering at the stables and the skills to care for horses. The class will be held Saturdays and Sundays and is open to ages 14 and up. For more information or to sign up, call (706)791-4864.


Water aerobics

Free water aerobics classes are offered each third Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. for 45 minutes at the Indoor Pool. Authorized ID card users are allowed to bring two guests. Registration is not needed. For more information, call (706) 791-3034.

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