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Christmas tree lightings next week
Weekly FMWR briefing for Nov. 26-Dec. 2
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Get into the holiday spirit while making birdies and pars during the garrison commander Col. Kevin Gregory’s Jingle Bells Scramble Dec. 14 at Taylors Creek Golf Course on Fort Stewart.

Registration continues until Dec. 12. Play is limited to the first 25 four-person teams. The cost is $35 per soldier, retiree, Army civilian and Taylors Creek or Hunter Club member. It is $45 for guests.

For more information, call 767-2370.


Christmas Ham Bowl

Anytime lanes are available Dec. 1-18, bowlers at Hunter Lanes can win a ham. Bowl for $3 per person, per game.

Men, bowl across five lanes and knock down nine pins or more to win, or get a strike in the 3, 6, 9 frame. Women, bowl across five lanes and knock down eight pins or more to win, or get a strike in the 3, 6, 9 frame.

For more information, call 315-6279.


Christmas golf shopping

Hunter Golf Club offers bargains from Dec. 1-24. Plus, get one free round with cart for purchases over $150 and two rounds for over $250.

For more information, call 315-9115.


Anti-bullying workshop

Learn ways to spot bullying and how to deal with the issue if your children are victims or aggressors. Be an advocate to stop bullying by attending a free anti-bullying workshop from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the SKIES Instructional Center, across from Diamond Elem.

For information, call the school liaison office at 767-6533.


Tree lighting ceremonies

Christmas trees outside Club Stewart and Hunter Club, decorated from top to bottom, will come to life during lighting ceremonies Dec. 6 and 11.

Santa Claus will join in festivities and be available for photos with kids. Parents and others are reminded to bring cameras.

Club Stewart's will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 6. Hunter Club's will start at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 11.

Third Infantry Division Band will play at both events. Liberty County High School’s choir will perform at Stewart and Pulaski Elementary School’s choir will perform at Hunter.

For more information, call 767-6212.


Hilton Head shopping

Register by Dec. 6 for Leisure Travel's shopping trip to Hilton Head Island at 9 a.m. Dec. 8. Enjoy shopping with more than 90 stores. Get a jump on Christmas with great deals at Tanger Outlet 1 and 2.

Transportation costs $20 per person. Call 767-2841 at Stewart, or 912-315-3674 at Hunter.


Dive-in movie Dec. 7

Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria are struggling to get home to their beloved New York in "Madagascar 3" to be shown at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at Hunter's Tominac Fitness Center’s indoor pool.

There’s no charge. Guests are welcome to bring floats to sit on to watch the film.

For more information, call 315-5078.


Trees for Troops

The Christmas Spirit Foundation, FedEx and area growers again are joining FMWR to make the holidays merrier for soldiers and their families by giving them Christmas trees.

Last year, about 900 trees were distributed free on a first-come basis on Fort Stewart and Hunter. This year, the trees will be distributed at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 at Newman Fitness Center on Stewart and Hunter Club at Hunter. 

For more information about the program, go to For more information about the Stewart/Hunter distribution, call 767-4316.


International Children’s Day

Cypress Sam’s Treehouse celebrates International Children’s Day on Dec. 9 with a discount on admission from noon-7 p.m. Admission is $1.50 during that time. For more information, call 767-4273.


Golf 4 Life

Golf 4 Life clinics at Hunter Golf Club are scheduled from 9-10 a.m. on Dec. 15, Jan. 12 and Feb. 9. All free.

The clinics are opportunities to fine tune your game, or for beginners to learn about the game. The clinics are open to the public and participants are encouraged to bring friends. 

For more information, call 315-9115.


Brunch with Santa

Old St. Nick himself will be the guest at a Brunch with Santa at the Club Stewart Ballroom and Thunder Run from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 16. 

Retirees and civilians are invited.

Stations will serve a full omelette bar and carved bourbon glazed ham. The buffet will feature Southern breakfast items, beef Wellington, English cut cod and chef’s selections of side dishes.

Advance ticket cost $14.95 for adults and $6.45 for children. Tickets at the door will be $17.95 for adults and $7.45 for children. Children 4 and under eat free.

For more information, call 368-2212.


Seasonal bowling

Bowl and have your picture taken with Santa or one of his helpers from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Hunter Lanes. Children are especially welcome. The cost is $1 per game and $1 shoe rental.

For more information, call 315-6279.

At Marne Lanes on Stewart, bring your camera to bowl and have your picture taken with Santa from 3:30-6 p.m. Dec. 16. Every child who stops by to see Santa will receive a gift. Kids bowl for $1 and $2.25 shoe rental. 

For more information, call 767-4866.


See the Hawks in Atlanta

Be there when the Boston Celtics play the Hawks in Atlanta Jan. 5. 

Travel to the NBA game with Leisure Travel aboard a luxury bus, departing Stewart at 1 p.m. that day. Sign up ends Dec. 12. The cost is $75 per person, which includes admission, transportation, a jersey and a Chick-fil-A combo meal voucher. Seating is in Section 221.

For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart and 315-3674 at Hunter.


FMWR on the web

Visit Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's website for information about what it offers soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at

Also, like the action on Facebook at


Photo contest extended

The entry deadline for the 2012 Wildlife Photo Contest for amateur photographers has been extended.

Entries must be turned in to a Pass and Permit Office on Stewart or Hunter by Dec. 31. Entry fees are $5 per photo for you age 4-15 and $10 per photo for adults, 16 and older.

For details, call 435-8061 at Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.

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