Family and MWR Special Event Family and MWR/United Service Organization Event Family and MWR/Yellow Ribbon Committee Partnership Event Association of the United States Army December FORT DRUM FAMILY AND MWR S M T W T F S 1 2 3 COMING ATTRACTIONS 4 5 6 7 11 12 13 13 8 9 10 14 15 16 December 5, 2011 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 www.drummwr.com 31 Attraction DescriptionDecember Notable Events December 6 – Annual Holiday Celebration December 8 – Trees for Troops Delivery December 13- Holiday by the Fireside, Commons December 19 to May 8 – Magrath Pool Closed for Renovations December 25 – Christmas December 31 – New Year’s EveThrough Snowpeople in the Build a model snowperson or snow family for our “Snowpeople in the LibraryJanuary 15 Library Contest. Entries may be family or individual efforts. Anyone ages 6 and up isLibrary Hours eligible to compete. For the 5 and under set we will have a snowman coloring contest. Entry forms, rules, and other information available at the library until January 15. The snow people will be on display in the library January 16-30, with the winners to be decided by popular vote. Allen Goudie 772-9099December 6 Annual Holiday Military Families are invited to The Commons to enjoy Fort Drum’s Annual5 pm Celebration Holiday Celebration. Military Family Members, who pre-register, will able to participate in Operation Best Wishes where families can record holiday greetings that are sent to their Soldier while deployed. The CYSS Choir will sing a selection of Christmas songs. Binghamton, NY recording artist, Jerod Campbell will perform holiday favorites. A free photo with Santa, toy, pizza, cookies and punch will be provided to everyone in attendance. Magic and balloon creations by Jason the Entertainer and holiday crafts are offered to children keep everyone in the holiday spirit. This is a free event. Michelle Roden 772-6622December 8 BOSS Gaming The BOSS facility has gaming systems, controller, and big-screen HD TV’s. All6 pm Tournament they need is you. Compete against the best gamers in Fort Drum playing the newest games. You can win some of the $300 in cash prizes by competing in this month’s Madden 12 Tournament. Brandon Smith 772-7807December 10 2011 Indoor Flag Tournament will be conducted at the Magrath Sports Complex. Tournament Football is open to all Active Duty Military assigned or attached to Fort Drum, Family Tournament members 19 years and older, and DoD Civilians employed on Fort Drum. Rosters are due to the Sports Office, NLT COB Dec 2. Brandon Doherty 772-6663December 10 EFMP Holiday The Exceptional Family Member Program at ACS will hold their holiday party10am – 2 pm Bowling Bash at the Pine Plains Bowling Center. Cost is $6.00 per person and includes bowling and shoe rental. Space is limited, participants are asked to pre- register by calling the EFMP office. Sharon Chaple 772-5476December 10 UFC Compliments Check out the Pay-Per-View UFC Fight Night at the Winner’s Circle Sports9 pm of BOSS Bar. Pre- fight activities begin at 9 pm with the main event beginning at 10 pm. Compliments of BOSS. Brandon Smith 772-7807
December 13 Commons Family “Spend the evening out with the kids at the Winner’s Circle. Each week there5 – 7:30 pm Night is a special fun activity for the children to participate in. The Pizza and Pasta Buffet is sure to meet anyones appetite. $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and under. This week families will enjoy a holiday craft. Cindy Romig 772-6222December 13 Holiday By The Buster’s Brew Pub presents Holiday by the Fireside. Wine tasting and musicalSeating at 5 and Fireside entertainment provided by members of Northern Blend Chorus. For dinner7 pm the chefs at Busters have put together a special Holiday by the Fireside menu offering a choice of cranberry-mushroom beef brisket, chicken stuffed with walnuts apples and brie, or tomato-basil seasoned shrimp skewers. Each meal is served with a fancy tossed salad, mashed sweet potatoes, savory fresh vegetables and a dessert of homemade apple crisp. The cost for the evening is $15 per person and seating times are five pm and seven pm. Holiday by the Fireside is a great opportunity for your office to attend and have a no-fuss holiday party with great atmosphere, great entertainment, and great food. Reservations required. Cindy Romig 772-6222December 14 ERP Make Yourself Negotiating Job Offers: In a tough economy, it can be challenging to negotiateNoon – 2 pm Marketable salaries when accepting job offers. Come to ACS to join this discussion on Workshop appropriate strategies to negotiate job offers. Amanda Thompson 772-9611December 15 Holiday Ham Buffet Choose from honey glazed baked ham, roasted medley of sweet and red11 am – 1:30 Lunch potatoes, glazed baby carrots with pineapple, rolls with butter and breadpm pudding. $6.95 per person including drink. Cindy Romig 772-6222December 15 Trip to Lights On Lights on the Lake is a two mile long drive-through show featuring a toweringBus leaves at 5 The Lake display of larger-than-life holiday light displays. Let Parks and Recreation dopm the driving to Onandaga Lake Park in Syracuse where you will see this amazing display. Bus leaves from and returns to Parks and Recreation, cost is $5 per person. Please bring additional money for a dinner stop and personal purchases. Jerod Lajoie 772-8222December 17 Snowmobile Safety Rider safety courses are required to use the snowmobiles. Must be 18 years of9am – 4 pm Class age or older and have proper ID. Please wear or bring boots, gloves, and appropriate outer wear,. These classes are held at the new “Dirty Harry’s Sportsman’s Lodge. Maximum class size is 55. Cost per person is $5. Registration is required. Additional classes can be scheduled by units on a time-available basis. Rich Cole 772-4010December 18 WWE Pay-per-view The Winner’s Circle Sports Bar has all of the excitement of viewing WWEPre-show 7:30 “TLC” Pay-Per-View on the big screen. Admission is $3. Doors open at 6 pm. Livepm pre show begins at 7:30 pm with the feature event starting at 8 pm. Cindy Romig 772-6222December 24 BOSS Home For BOSS invites you to feel at Home for the Holidays on December 24, when& 25 The Holidays food service begins at 5 pm, and 25 with food service beginning at 11am. TheOpen at 11 am holiday fun begins when BOSS opens their doors to an old fashioned Christmas. Holiday food will be offered along with gaming, billiards, and Cyber Café for keeping in touch with friends and family. The BOSS center is your home away from home throughout the holidays. Brandon Smith 772-7807December 28 A Cold Winter’s A Winter reading program developed for adults. Read at your own pace.through Knight, Reading Crafts and events throughout the length of the program. Adult readers canFebruary 28 Group earn incentives and have a great time meeting other readers through the coldDuring Library weather months. Open to library patrons 18 years of age and older.Hours Allan Goudie 772-9099
Recurring Events Sports Office Sign up for sporting events through the Fort Drum Fitness, Athletics, and Aquatics Sports Office in the Magrath Sports Complex. Open to Active Duty Military, Family Members 19 yrs or older, and DoD Civilians. December tournaments include Indoor Flag Football – Dec 10, Volleyball and Basketball – Dec 17. Rosters are due in advance in order to participate. Call 772-6663 for deadlines. Water Aerobics – Every Mon, Tue, Thu, & Fri 10:30 – 11:30 am Aerobics and Fitness Classes – Monday - Friday Brandon Doherty 772-6663 Pine Plains Bowling Bowling Center is open for business! Center Monday 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesday 11 am – 10 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 10 pm. Jeanne Layhee 772-6601 Adventure Training ATV Safety Courses – Available by request – 772-4010. Extreme Sports for Recreation and Training – Orienteering, Hunting and Fishing, ATV’s, Sportsman Shooting, Rock/Mountain Climbing, Whitewater Rafting. What do you want to do today? Let us know and we will tailor a trip to meet your needs. Murray Averill 772-4010 Arts and Crafts Art/Craft Classes – Classes are regularly scheduled for crafts such as hand building clay, glass fusion, stained glass, sewing, quilting, knitting, watercolor painting, photography and framing, etc. Terry Buckley 772-5606 Parks and Remington Park RV Campground and Cabins – Reservations 772-5435 Recreation Party Equipment Rental – 772-5169 Make your next Family or unit function a success. Rent large grills, popcorn, cotton candy and snow-cone makers, inflatable bounce houses, tables, chairs, coolers, ice and dunking booth. Leisure Travel Services - Travel Center Discount Tickets – 772-8222 Stop in and check out the available discount tickets for local and out of state attractions. Gene Spencer 772-6568 The Commons Family Nights Every Tuesday – Family Night returns to the Commons every Tuesday from 5 – 7 pm. A pizza and pasta buffet is featured at $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 years of age and under. A different activity or theme is planned each week. NFL Sunday Ticket – Football returns and you can be sure to catch every game in The Winner’s Circle at The Commons Sundays. With over 21 televisions and a wall sized TV screen you will feel like you are there! Doors open at noon.Tuesday Open Faced Grilled A tender and juicy grilled to order rib eye steak served on a fresh roll with salad,5 - 9 pm Rib Eye Sandwich potato, vegetable, dinner roll and butter, $10.95. Start your evening out right with the mouth-watering ‘Rack of Ribs Special’ inWednesday Rib Night Buster’s Brew Pub. Half rack of ribs - $11.95; Half roasted or BBQ chicken -5 – 9 pm $9.95 Prime Rib Night Thursday is Prime Rib Night at Buster’s Brew Pub. Enjoy a generous portion ofThursday prime rib with your choice of salad, starch and vegetable. 12 oz Prime Rib -5 – 9 pm $12.95Friday Friday Night At Ease! Bar Specials Everyone needs a little down time. After a week of hard Specials (except 3 day work you deserve to join friends, unwind, and ready yourself for the weekend. At4 – 9 pm holidays) Ease! Offer’s free snacks and drink specials from 4 – 7 pm in Buster’s Brew Pub.Friday Buster’s Steak Fridays from 5 – 9 pm enjoy a steak cooked to order, with baked potato, and5 – 9 pm Special vegetable. Buster’s also has freshly made brews and tempting desserts. Porterhouse - $17.95; NY Strip - $15.95. Cindy Romig 772-6222
Look for the FAMILY and MWR PREVIEW each month for upcoming events, classes, andprograms. COMING ATTRACTIONS & ITEMS OF INTEREST December 25 – Christmas Day December 31 – January 1 – Boss Home for the Holidays - BOSS December 31 - New Years Eve December 31 – New Year’s Eve Trip to Niagara Falls – Parks and Recreation December 28 – February 28 – A Cold Winters Knight - McEwen Library December 31 and January 1 – Home for the Holidays – BOSS January 5 - Open house for A Cold Winters Knight - McEwen Library January 7 – Open Recreation – CYS Services School Age Center January 7 – Trip to Disney On Ice Treasure Trove – Parks and Recreation January 7 – Snowmobile Safety Class – Adventure Training January 11 – Fort Drum Information and Town Hall Meeting - Commons January 13 – Trip to Lake Placid – Parks and Recreation January 13 – Veterans Information Day at Dulles State Office Building - SFAC January 14 – Snowmobile Trip – Adventure Training January 14 – BOSS Ski Trip to Snow Ridge Ski Area – BOSS January 18 through 21- Army Arts And Crafts 70th Anniversary Celebration – Arts & Crafts January 21 – Basketball Tournament – Sports 2012 Snow Ridge Free Military Ski Days – January 6 & 20, February 3 & 19, and March 2, 9, & 16.