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Carnival continues this weekend
Weekly FMWR briefing for Oct. 13-19


The pay-as-you-go carnival continues on Fort Stewart this weekend. The public is welcome.

The carnival, on Walker Field, features rides, concessions and games.

Hours are 6-10 p.m. Thursday, 6-11 p.m. Friday, noon-11 p.m. Saturday and 1-11 p.m. Sunday. Food and games will be individually priced. Rides range from 3-4 tickets per ride. You can buy tickets in bulk or arm bands for unlimited rides for the night.

Enter Fort Stewart through the right lane of the Main Gate on General Screven Way. Drivers must present a valid license, proof of insurance and registration.  

No weapons, pets, coolers or food allowed on site.

For more information, call 767-6212.


Zombie run

The Dawn of the Zombies 5K Run at Holbrook Pond starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. The public is invited.

Runners may wear a Halloween costumes. Those who wish to walk or jog are also welcome.

There will be a clock at the finish line.

Cost is $40 per person. For more information, call 912-767-2515 or e-mail


Body building

Early registration for The Rock Body Building and Figure Contest Nov. 1 at Woodruff Theater closes Oct. 17.

The cost to register until Friday is $25. It goes up to $35 after that. There is an additional crossover fee of $15. Sign up at Newman Fitness Center.

The cost for spectators is $5 for pre-judging and $10 for the finals. Spectators 13 and under are free.

Three awards will be presented in each of seven divisions.

For more information, call 767-3031 or 767-9336.


Sesame Street/USO

Sesame Street and the USO bring furry and friendly Muppets to Newman Fitness Center for shows at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.

Military families to see Katie, a military kid on Sesame Street who is moving to a new place.

Free tickets available at FMWR; Stewart Bowling Center and Leisure Travel office son Stewart and Hunter.

For more information, call 767-6212.


Singing contest

Singers from Fort Stewart and Hunter, who want to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army’s “American Idol,” have until Oct. 22 to sign up.

Participants are asked to apply at either the Stewart Recreation Office or at the Stewart or Hunter Leisure Travel office.

There is no charge. It is open to active duty, National Guard or Reserve from any branch of service, and family members 18 or older. 

Three rounds of the local competition will be in Thunder Run at Club Stewart. Round 1 will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Round 2 at Oct. 27 and Round 3 at Oct. 29. First prize is $500, second $250 and third $100.

Family readiness groups and units are eligible for the Spirit Award, $300 toward their unit funds, regardless of whether they have a singer. Second place is a certificate for $150 and third place a certificate for $100 to rent equipment and/or pavilion for a function. Support will be determined by applause. A cumulative score from each night will determine the winner.

For more information, call 767-4316. 


Crossfit challenge

Registration continues until Oct. 22 for the CrossFit Fort Stewart Warrior Challenge Oct. 25 at Caro Fitness Center. 

The public is invited to participate. The cost is $35 per person. Register online at

Contestants in eight divisions must complete three high-intensity workouts.

Find out who are the most fit in the Fort Stewart community.

For more information, call 767-4763.


Bourbon dinner

Experience a six-course, bourbon-themed meal at the Coastal Empire Bourbon Dinner on Oct. 25.

The evening will feature bourbon-inspired foods. Meet Phil Prichard, master distiller of fine spirits, from Kelso, Tenn.

The cocktail hour features bourbon appetizers. Serving begins at 6 p.m. in Thunder Run at Club Stewart. Seating is limited and by reservation only, accepted until Oct. 23. The cost is $75 per person.

For more information, call 767-4717.


Movie in the Park

"Hotel Transylvania" (PG) is the next film in the outdoor movie series at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area. The free show starts at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. For more information, call 767-4316.


Dinner and bowling

Families, take advantage of the discounted dinner and bowling from noon-8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Stewart Bowling Center. $30 gets your family of five, two games bowling per person, shoe rental and dinner. For more information, call 767-4273.


Circus coming

Advance tickets are on sale for the Cole Bros. Circus’ four performances on Fort Stewart.

The circus, open to the public, will be on Donovan Field in the National Guard Training Area for shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30.

"World's Largest Circus Under the Big Top” will feature traditional acts, clowns, elephants and Bengal tigers.

Tickets are available at FMWR, Stewart Bowling Center and Stewart/Hunter Leisure Travel offices. Adult general admission is $16, reserved seating add $4; VIP seating add $7. Children 13 and younger, free with a paid adult and coupon from or various MWR facilities; can be upgraded.

Enter Fort Stewart through the right lane of the Main Gate on General Screven Way. Drivers must present a valid license, proof of insurance and registration. 

For more information, call 767-6212.


College Probe

College Probe, from 8:30-11:15 a.m. Oct. 30 at Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, is an opportunity for students, parents and soldiers to learn about post-secondary options, financial assistance and scholarships. More than 60 college and technical school representatives will answer questions.

For more information, call the School Liaison Office at 767-6533.


Managed hunts

Soldiers and retirees can sign up for one of three Outdoor Recreation managed hunts on Fort Stewart this season. Sign up at the Stewart or Hunter Pass and Permit offices.

The Nov. 8 hunt will be in Training Area Delta and the deadline to register is Oct. 29. The second hunt, Nov. 22, in the Red Cloud Area. Register by Nov. 12. The third hunt will be on Dec. 20.

Fifty participants will be selected in a lottery type drawing. A $10 fee per hunter is payable upon selection. 

For more information, call either Pass and Permit office, 435-8061 on Stewart and 315-5163 on Hunter.


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