Register by Feb. 16 to join Leisure Travel for Mardi Gras on Tybee Island. The unique character and fun-loving residents make it a natural setting for the celebration. The Leisure Travel group will depart at noon Feb. 18.
Tybee's streets will be dressed up in array of purple, gold, and green flags for the Mardi Gras parade and street party featuring free live entertainment.
The $20 per person cost covers transportation. For details, call 912-767-2841 at Stewart or 912-315-3674 at Hunter.
Family and MWR on 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.
Adopt-A-Shelf Volunteers needed at Hays Library
Would you like to lend a helping hand at the George P. Hays Library on Fort Stewart? Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers are needed to help keep the library tidy and materials accessible.
Names of Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers, who must be age 16 or older, will be placed on a name plate at the end of their section to recognize their commitment to the library.
For more information, call 767-2828.
Aerobic-Thon and Health Fair at Hunter
An Aerobic-Thon & Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Tominac Fitness Center, building 919, on Hunter Army Airfield. The event is free.
The Aerobic-Thon will offer a sample of various aerobic style classes taught by certified instructors with different fitness backgrounds. Styles will include kick-boxing, step, zumba and more.
The Health Fair segment of the event will begin at 9 a.m. and feature fitness assessments, including body fat measurement, nutritional information and health screenings.
Soldiers, retirees, family members and civilians are invited. Call 315-5078 for more information.
Super Bowl at Rocky's Zone
Be a part of all the SuperBowl XLVI action Feb. 5 at Rocky's Zone, where food, fun and prizes will add to fans' enjoyment of the biggest gridiron event of the year.
Pregame, all-day events will include door prizes, tailgate games, and football poster games. Rocky's doors will open at noon, and the day will begin with a football movie marathon. A Madden 12 gaming tournament will start at 2 p.m.
This partty is open to all ID cardholders 18 and over. There won't be a bad seat in the house. The game will fill every television screen in Rocky's. There's no cover charge.
Eight people will be selected from a drawing to bring one guest into Rocky's movie theater to watch the game on the big-screen television.
Burgers, wings, chicken fingers, fries, and nachos with chili cheese will be available for purchase, along with $10 beer buckets. During half-time, there will be games and giveaways.
For more information, call 767-8715.
Valentine's Day at Hays Library
Children will make Valentines and hear Valentine's Day stories from 4-5 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Children's Room at George P. Hays Library. Children are asked to bring a shoebox or box of similar size to make a Valentine's box. There is no charge. For more information, call 767-2828.
Hunter Cardboard Boat Regatta
Put your ingenuity and talents to work building a cardboard boat and you might just win a prize at the Tominac Fitness Center's pool on Feb. 11.
That's the date of Hunter's Cardboard Boat Regatta for active duty, family members and other authorized users. Trophies will be awarded for what is judged to be the "best boat" and to the team with the best time.
The idea is to use only cardboard and duct tape to build a boat that will make it the length of the pool with a two-person crew. The center opens at 12:30 p.m. that day and the race starts at 1:30 p.m., with awards to follow.
There is no charge to enter, and teams can register at Tominac up to the time of the event. For more information, call 315-5078.
Youth trips for Black History Month
Two trips are planned during February, Black History Month, for CYSS-registered youth in grades 5-12.
The first trip, "The Dreamer, the Life & Times of Martin Luther King Jr. in Liberty County, will be to Dorchester Center on Feb. 11. Youth can learn how Dr. King trained teachers and developed strategies for freedom marches there. Registration continues through Feb. 9. There is no charge.
The second trip, on Feb. 25, will be to the First African Baptist Church for an in-depth history lesson about slavery and the role of the church in the Underground Railroad. The tour also will include a visit to the Owens Thomas House, one of the finest pre-Civil War houses in Savannah. The cost is $4 per youth. Registration continues through Feb. 23.
Fort Stewart and Hunter youth can be registered through the CYSS Webtrac on-line system, https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.html or at one of the Parent Central Services offices at Stewart, 767-2312 or Hunter, 767-5425.
Day trips for Black History Month
Leisure Travel has planned two trips to mark the observance in February of Black History Month.
Take the Freedom Trail Tour in Savannah on Feb. 11 and see remnants of the Underground Railroad, the port of entry where slaves were bought and sold, old communities and Savannah's African-American Monument. The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children 6-12.
A second trip is planned for Feb. 25 to Sapelo Island, considered the most homogenous direct link to Black Africa in the United States. Tour the island with a native of Sapelo Island. Included in the $50 per person price is transportation to the visitors center, ferry to Sapelo, tour and lunch.
Call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter for additional information.
Valentine's brunch at Club Stewart
Bring your sweetheart to the Valentine's Brunch at Club Stewart from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 12.
The menu will include breakfast items, along with your favorites: chicken with scallion supreme sauce, beef stroganoff, rice pilaf with vegetables, roasted rosemary red potatoes, corn souffle, broccoli with cheese, chocolate fountain, decadent chocolate torte, assorted desserts, strawberry shortcakes and mimosa samples.
Advance tickets are $12.95 for adults and $6.45 for children. Prices at the door, on the day of the brunch, are $14.95 for adults and $7.45 for children. Children 4 and under are free.
For more information, call 368-2212.
Valentine's special at Holbrook
Holbrook Pond Campground, off Highway 144 East, is planning a special Valentine's weekend Feb. 10-12, with an opportunity to win a free night's stay.
Tent camping on that weekend is $15 for two nights and RV camping is $24 for two nights. The price includes a welcome campfire on that Friday as well as family games, roasting hot dogs and making s'mores on Saturday.
Participating families could win a free night's stay at the campground. Participants must register in advance to participate and the weekend stay at the campground is required.
For more information, call 435-8213.
Hunter golf Valentine's special
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a golf outing with your spouse or significant other at Hunter Golf Club on Feb. 12.
Purchase one greens fee and golf car fee and your spouse or significant other plays free. The special is in effect all day.
For more information, call 315-9115.
Youth Track & Field, Soccer sign-up
Registration for youth Track & Field and Spring Soccer runs through Feb. 17 at Parent Central Services on Gulick Avenue.
Sports programs are open to youth members of Fort Stewart CYSS living on or off post. Track & Field is open to ages 7-14 (as of Dec. 31, 2012) and Soccer is open to ages 4-13 (as of March 1).
Parent Central Services is open by appointment only from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 767-2312. If you have a user ID, you may also register online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.html. Volunteers are always needed to coach teams.
If you are interested in becoming a referee or a volunteer coach, visit the Youth Sports Office inside Jordan Youth Gym on West 6th Street and request a volunteer packet. Volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
For more information about Youth Sports, call 767-4371/9342/9270. For more information regarding program registration requirements, call 767-2312.