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Weekly FMWR Briefing, Feb. 27

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POSTED: February 29, 2012 1:18 p.m.

The Fort Stewart School Liaison Office and Liberty County School System will present a Living in the New Normal workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 15 and 16 in the Liberty County Schools Transportation Building, 100 Techwood Drive off Airport Road in Hinesville.
The workshop was developed through the Military Child Education Coalition to support military connected children during of deployments, uncertainty and grief.
LINN workshops provide educators and other concerned adults with information and resources on how to support children through difficult times and encourages families to ensure their children have the tools to weather stress.
The workshop is free and meals are included. To register, go to www.militarychild.org and click upcoming trainings. For more information, call 767-6533.

Free afternoon movie for kids
Children up to the age of 12 will enjoy a free movie from 4-5 p.m. March 7 in the children's room at George P. Hays Library. For more information, call 767-2828.

Youth wildlife refuge/Tara Feis trip
CYSS-registered youth in grades 5-12 can learn about the culture of Ireland and see gators and other wildlife during a Youth Sponsorship's Savannah Wildlife Refuge/Tara Feis trip on March 10.
There is no charge. It's an opportunity for youth new to Fort Stewart/ Hunter to make new friends, while learning about the area. Registration will close March 8.
Registration can be completed through the CYSS Webtrac system at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.html or in person through one of the Parent Central Services offices at Fort Stewart, 767-2312, or Hunter, 767-5425.

Tell Me a Story reader
Third Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson will be the featured reader at Tell Me a Story from 3-4 p.m. March 11 at First Brigade Headquarters conference room. The headquarters is on Gulick Avenue.
The featured book will be "Giraffes Can't Dance" by Giles Andreae. The story celebrates the differences in all of us.
There is no charge, but space is limited and those planning to attend are encouraged to register early by calling Jacqui Coffman at 408-0008 or by e-mail at PtoP.Stewart@militarychild.org.
The event, sponsored by the Military Child Education Coalition in conjunction with the Child, Youth & School Services, is geared for children ages 4-12. Hands-on activities, snacks, and a fun learning experience will be provided.

Girl Scout Day at Stewart Lanes
The founding of Girl Scouts by Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, in Savannah will be celebrated from 4-6 p.m. March 12 at Stewart Lanes Bowling Center. All Girl Scouts in uniform can bowl one free game.
For more information, call 767-4273.

Community Showcase/Travel Shows
Community Showcase/Travel Shows are scheduled from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Hunter Club on March 12, and from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 13 at Club Stewart.
The shows let soldiers and families learn about travel, education and recreation in the area.
While the travel show features activities like tours, resorts and travel tips, the showcase also will include information about what is available in communities throughout Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
Booths will be staffed by chambers of commerce, visitors bureaus, art clubs, cultural resources, health care and support groups.
In addition to the information available, there will be door prizes and giveaways. There is no charge and the shows are open to all.
For more information, call 767-2841 or 315-3674.

Youth Facebook meeting March 1
A Youth Action Council Facebook meeting is scheduled from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday.
The meeting provides youth with opportunities to discuss the quality of life for youth on Fort Stewart. It is open to military connected teens of parents stationed at Fort Stewart.
To participate, "befriend" the Fort Stewart Youth Center Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/FORTSTEWARTYC.
For details, call the School Liaison Office at 767-6533.

Shamrock Run at Hunter
Wear a little bit of green - or a lot if you like - and enjoy a morning of family fun at the Shamrock Run at 10 a.m. on March 3 at Hunter.
Participants may run or walk either a 5K or 1.5-mile course, with a starting point on Perimeter Road.
Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. T-shirts and awards will be presented after the race.
For details, call 315-5078/6351.

St. Patrick's storytime
Children up to age 12 will wear green, hear St. Patrick's Day stories and make crafts from 4-5 p.m. March 14 in the Children's Room at George P. Hays Library. There is no charge. For more information, call 912-767-2828.

Catch-and-release Bass Tournament March 17
A catch-and-release Bass Tournament will be March 17 at Pond 1, Pineview Lake on Fort Stewart. All are invited to participate.
Fishermen may launch at first light (about 6:30 a.m.) and present their catch for the weigh-in at 11 a.m. Cash prizes, based on the number of participants, will be awarded for first through fifth places, largest fish, and youth category.
Winners will be determined by total weight of a five-fish maximum.
Early bird registration continues through March 8. The cost is $15 for soldiers, retirees, family members and all youth 16 and younger. The early bird fee is $30 for all civilians. An additional $5 charge will be added for registration March 9-16. On the day of the tourney, another $5 will also be added.
Register at the Stewart and Hunter Pass and Permit Offices. The Stewart office's number is 435-8061. The Hunter office's number is 315-5163.
Boat rentals will be available at Holbrook Equipment Rental Center to valid ID cardholders. Renters must present a boater safety card, available free through www.boatus.com.

Family and MWR on the Web, Facebook
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, like the action on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.

Easter egg hunts
Thousands of eggs have been ordered and hundreds of children are expected for the annual Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31.
The Stewart hunt will be at CYSS's School Age Services Sports Field (behind SAS building). Hunter's egg hunt will be at Squires Sports Complex. There is no charge at either event.
The egg hunts will be divided into four age categories: 0-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-10. The multi-colored eggs contain assorted candy treats. But some will contain coupons, good for an Easter basket.
The day isn't only about Easter eggs. There will be games, arts and crafts, face-painting, inflatables and picture-taking with the Easter Bunny. The Directorate of Public Works will have various Earth Day activities and displays for all ages.
The hunts are a part of the observance of the Month of the Military Child. For details, call 315-9781 on Hunter or 767-6212 on Stewart.

Corkan's "2-4-20 Deal"
Here's a deal you won't want to pass up at the Corkan Family Fun Center. On Fridays from 3 to 9 p.m. $20 covers two roller skating admissions, two skate rentals, a pitcher of soda and a 12-inch, two-topping pizza.
For more information, call 767-4273.

Internationally cuisine
Thunder Run's internationally inspired cuisine night is being served in the Palmetto Room every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., due to renovation on Club Stewart.
The menu features a different taste every week from Italian, Latin, German to American cuisine. The cost is $9.95 for adults, half price for children ages 5-10 and free for children ages 4 and under. For more information, call 368-2212.

 

 

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