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Weekly FMWR briefing for Nov. 4-10

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POSTED: November 4, 2013 2:30 p.m.

You can perform triple duty this holiday: recycle, volunteer and decorate?

Start by bringing empty gallon, half gallon and two-liter plastic bottles to the FMWR office on Fort Stewart so eco-friendly decorations can be made. Your recyclables are needed through Dec. 9. Watch those jugs turn into something worth a wow.

Second, volunteers are needed, based upon your time, to ecorate Holbrook Pond from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2-11. The area is expected to be transformed with lights, various Christmas trees, decorative sets, and more. 

Individuals need bring only a desire to paint, hang, hook and tie various items. Plus, it would be a good time to get those volunteer hours in for the year.

Units, organizations, directorates and groups are invited to pick a plot and decorate to their hearts’ content. Decorations will remain in place through Dec. 26, as Holbrook will be one of the sites to stroll around and drive through holiday sites.

Interested? Call Jennifer Scales at 767-6212 or Bill Cooney at 767-4316. 

 

Veterans bowl

Join some great bowling at Stewart Bowling Center from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 11, when veterans past and present get a game free. All you pay is shoe rental. Cypress Sam's Treehouse also will be open, for children.

For more information, call 767-4273.

 

Shotgun orientation

A First Steps Shotgun Orientation Class to introduce youth firearms safety and shooting skills will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area.

Classroom training will be from 8-noon. Range time will be 1-3 p.m., following an hour for lunch. Shotguns, ammo and materials will be provided. Participants may bring their own shotgun.

The class costs $30 per person. Participants will receive a qualification badge.

Register in advance or that day at the Shooting Sports Office, building 8323 (weekdays by appointment) or at Holbrook Recreational Equipment Checkout. For more details, call 767-4316.

 

Saints vs. Falcons

Watch the New Orleans Saints clash with the Atlanta Falcons in one of the NFL season’s best division rivalries Nov. 21 in Atlanta.

The BOSS trip departs at 9:30 a.m. and will stay at the Castleberry Inn and Suites in downtown Atlanta. Game time is 8:25 p.m.

The cost is $141 for transportation, hotel and the ticket. Registration closes Nov. 19.

For information, call 321-8790.

 

Ladies on Links

A free Ladies on the Links clinic from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 16 covers various aspects of the rules of golf to mechanics of swings. Register by Nov. 15. For more information, call 315-9115.

 

Turkey Trot

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 16 at Stephen Douglas Street and North Perimeter Road for the free, non-competitive Hunter Turkey Trot Fun Run. The trot begins at 10.

You can walk or run 1.5 miles or 5K. Everyone who runs or walks the route will be eligible for the drawing for a turkey. Only one turkey per family.

For more information, call 315-5078.

 

Skeet shoot

The Hunter Army Airfield Quarterly Skeet/Trap Tournament is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Hunter range.

Prizes guaranteed for first, second and third places in novice, intermediate, expert and trap divisions. Registration closes Nov. 14.

Costs are $25 per person for skeet or trap (50 birds) and $40 for both (100 birds). Lunch will be provided for registered shooters. Registration is free for the first 10 soldiers.

For more information, call 315-9554 or 315-9250.

 

Civilian employee fitness

Sign up for the Stewart/Hunter Civilian Fitness Program. It's free.

Applications are available online at http://www.stewartmwr.com/ or http://www.huntermwr.com/. Click on sports gyms and aquatics/Newman or Tominac Fitness Center and download your packet. Applications must be turned in by Nov. 29.

Sessions begin on Jan. 13 and continue into July. For more information, call 767-3031.

 

Scuba certification

Become a certified scuba diver and dive for two days with BOSS for $375.

The price includes everything needed for the course: tuition, study materials, certification fees, entrance fees, and use of gear. Transportation is also provided.

Classroom and pool training will be on Fort Stewart. Open water dives will be in Florida.

Classes begin on Dec. 6. Registration ends Nov. 22. Participants must be 16 or older. Register at Stewart or Hunter Leisure Travel office.

For more information, call 767-2841 on Stewart or 315-3674 on Hunter.

 

Managed hunt

Registration is under way for soldiers and retirees for a managed hunt Jan. 4 on Fort Stewart.

Register at Stewart or Hunter Pass and Permit offices by Dec. 19. Participants will be chosen by lottery. The cost is $10 per person, if selected. Fifty slots are open, with 45 reserved for soldiers.

For details, call 435-8061 on Stewart or 315-9354 on Hunter.

 

Youth sports

Fort Stewart Youth Sports winter registration runs to Dec. 6.

For 5- to 6-year-old basketball players, registration costs $20. Basketball (ages 5-18) is $40. Basketball cheerleading (ages 6-13) is $40. And wrestling (ages 6-18) is $45.

Call Parent Central Services at 767-2312 or stop by building 438 to register.

Also, coaches are needed. Those interested should call Youth Sports at 767-9270. Background checks are required for all coaches.

 

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