2017-11-03 / Community Events


Fishing derby

Military families residing on Fort Gordon are invited to the Boardman Lake Derby on Saturday. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and fishing starts at 8 a.m. There will be free hotdogs, chips and sodas for all participants. Free t-shirts given to the first 100 children. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place “family” trophies will be awarded for most pounds of fish caught. For more information, call (706)791-5078.

67th ESB uncasing

The 67th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will uncase the unit colors during a ceremony scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Alexander Hall. For more information, contact Sgt. Maj. William Creagan at (706)791-5109.

WWI Symposium

The local historical organizations & museums are having a WWI Symposium. Imperial Theatre is showing “Wings” & “The Big Parade” Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Morris Museum of Art showing: “All Quiet on the Western Front” Nov. 10, at noon; “Send the Word”, Songs of WWI, Michael Lassiter, NPR music historian with singer & pianist Nov. 10, at 6-8 p.m.; “Over There, Augusta and the Great War” with speakers, Russell Brown, Hubert van Tuyll & Jim Garvey Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $30 and $10 additional for lunch. For more information, call the Morris Museum at (706)724-7501.

Combatives tournament

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is host a Combatives tournament Nov. 18 for all active duty, Guard, Reservist and foreign forces. Weigh-ins and registration will be Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. in the Cyber Fitness Center. Competition begins Nov. 18, at 7 a.m. Awards will be presented to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each weight class. Call (706)791- 6433 for more information.

Parenting Academy

Looking to sharpen your parenting skills and have a great relationship with your children? Fort Gordon Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program presents, The Parenting Academy, a series of 10 workshops covering different aspects of raising children. Lead by Ashley Quamme, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. The next session is Tuesday and the discussion will be how to help your child when they are struggling. For more information on The Parenting Academy, call (706)791-5220.

eCyberMission challenge

The 16th annual eCyberMission challenge for 6th through 9th graders is underway. The Army Educational Outreach Program sponsored competition focuses on science, technology, engineering and math problems involving energy, environment, food, robotics, security and technology. Teams of three or four members, guided by an adviser, pick a challenge, do research, conduct experiments and find a solution. There are state and national awards, with a top prize of $5,000 for each member of the winning team. Registration is open through Dec. 13, with a mission solution due by Feb. 28, 2018. Judging starts in March and ends in June. For details or registration information, visit https://www.ecybermission.com.

Parents Night Out

Take an evening off for Parents’ Night Out. Child and Youth Services is offering to watch the kids during a parents’ night out for select dates each month from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Children who are six weeks to 12 years old, who are registered with CYS can participate. Receive five hours of kid-free time during an evening for $28 per child. For more information, call (706)791-4455 or visit www.fortgordon.com.

Alternate Escapes Café

Alternate Escapes Café in Alternate Escapes, located on Chamberlain Avenue, Bldg. 25722, is now open for breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, call (706)791-0785.

Garden Club

Join the Garden Club and show off your green thumb or learn some new tips and tricks to use in your own little plot of heaven. Club meetings are every third Thursday of the month at the Woodworth Consolidated Library from 5 to 6 p.m. Topics cover everything from planning your garden to keeping the pests off your produce and how to preserve your harvest. For more information, call (706)791-9483.

Horse stable volunteers

Sign up for the Hilltop Riding Stables volunteer class. This will teach you what 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 older. For more information or to sign up, call (706)791-4864.

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 from 7:30 a.m. to 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 successfully complete the U-DO-IT training course 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.

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