2017-11-10 / Community Events


Veterans Day events

Col. Mark L. Mitchem, United States Air Force, Commander 480th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Fort Gordon will speak at the Georgia War Nursing Home of Augusta in the courtyard on 15th Street today at 9 a.m. The 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Gordon color guard will take part in the ceremony.

The North Augusta American Legion, Post 71 will conduct a Veterans Day Ceremony today at 10:45 a.m. at the Wade Hampton Veteran’s Park, Georgia Ave., North Augusta, S.C. Guest speaker will be Captain Patrick A. Count, Commanding Officer Navy Information Operations Command Georgia, Commander Task Force 1050.

Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon commanding general, will serve as the grand marshal for the CSRA Veterans Day Parade on Broad Street. Also, participating in the parade is the 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C., Soldiers from the 35th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade, along with a Joint Service Color Guard both from Fort Gordon. The parade begins Saturday at 10 a.m.

Ceremonies at the All Wars Monument will start Saturday at 11 a.m. at 4th and Broad Street, downtown Augusta. The 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C., and a Fort Gordon Joint Color Guard will take part. Major General John B. Morrison Jr., commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon will be the guest speaker.

A Veterans Day ceremony will also take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Heroes’ Overlook, 10th and Levee Streets on the River Walk in downtown Augusta. Supporting the ceremony will be the 282nd Army Band Detachment 1, Fort Jackson, S.C., and a Fort Gordon Joint Color Guard.

WWI Symposium

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

Military Appreciation Day

The City of Grovetown will host their first Military Appreciation Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Goodale Park, 5207 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, Ga. This event is a family-friendly event to not only honor Veterans Day but active and retired military. Vendor will offer discounts, free items, and more to all active duty and retired military who attend the event.

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.

Open Season

The open season is from Nov. 6 to Dec. 1 and includes an invitation for each NAF employee to visit their Human Resource Office to update their personal information and beneficiaries and to make adjustments to their benefit plans to protect their families. A video has been created to explain each crucial element of this open season and can be viewed at www.nafhealthplans.com.

Trees for Troops

Get a free Christmas tree this year from Trees for Troops. Registration is no longer required to receive a tree. For more information, call Bernadette White at (706)791-3504, or Ambili Alamery at (706)791- 0793.

Survivor Outreach Services

Join Survivor Outreach Services every third Wednesday for a lovely lunch. Gather with other SOS members and enjoy some friendly socialization. To RSVP, visit http://soslunchbunch. eventbrite.com?s=79857554.

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.

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.

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.

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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