2017-11-24 / Community Events

HAPPENINGS

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.

Christmas Festival

The 2017 Christmas Festival is scheduled for Nov. 30 at Barton Field. There will be children’s crafts, hayrides, a bonfire, cookies, candy and refreshments. Enjoy live entertainment and Christmas carols as prior to the tree lighting. Do some holiday shopping at the Kris Kringle Market, where there will be gift and craft vendors present. A special jolly guest will arrive by 6:30 p.m. for photos and a meet and greet. For more information, call (706)791-8878.

CrossFit

CrossFit Fort Gordon is set to host the Garage Games. WOD with the Troops is a two-day event being held at Fort Gordon, Dec. 1 and 2. Individuals and Teams will battle their way through three WODs to see who will be crowned champion. This competition is open to the public. For more information, call (706)791-2864. To register for WOD with the Troops, visit www.thegaragegames.com. Registration closes Nov. 27. Registration pick up is Dec. 1.


Dinner Theatre

There is still time to get your tickets to the Fort Gordon Dinner Theatre production of “Twas’ the Night before Christmas” Dec. 1-2. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit the MWR calendar at www.fortgordon.com.


Paint Me Pretty

Join the party at the Hilltop Riding Stables for the December Paint Me Pretty party, Dec. 2. Light appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be available. BYOB is also welcome for those 21 years old and over. ID’s will be checked prior to the party starting. For questions, or to reserve a spot, call (706)791-8878, 791- 4300. Registration closes Dec. 1.

Kids Paint Me Pretty

Kids Paint Me Pretty party, Dec. 2, is the perfect chance to make a gift for the grandparents or for a deployed parent. Join us at Hilltop Riding Stables for fun, finger foods and drinks. For questions, or to reserve a spot, call (706)791-8878, 791-4300. Registration closes Dec. 1.

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.


Army – Navy Game

Come show support for the annual Army vs Navy Game scheduled 9 a.m. Dec. 9 at the CYS Sports Complex for the annual Army/Navy Football game. The first game will feature the JROTC’s for both Lakeside and Greenbrier high schools. The second game will feature the active duty Servicemembers for the Army and the Navy. Prior to the games, join in on the 5K Run Series. To register for the run, visit www.fortgordonrunseries.com.

Tax center

The Fort Gordon Tax Center will open its doors after a ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 29 at Room 224 in Darling Hall. The Fort Gordon Tax Center provides free preparation and filing of State and Federal income tax for active duty Servicemembers, Retirees, and dependents with a DoD ID card. During the 2017 tax season, more than 4,500 members of the Fort Gordon community utilized tax preparation services at the Fort Gordon Tax Center, resulting in more than $5,093,604.00 in refunds and an estimated savings of $654,952.00 in tax return preparation fees.


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.

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 Gol f 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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