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 February FORT DRUM FAMILY AND MWR S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 COMING ATTRACTIONS 5 6 7 12 13 14 8 9 10 15 16 17 11 18 February 20, 2012 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 www.drummwr.com Attraction DescriptionThrough Army Emergency AER is helping the Army take care of its own. The AER Scholarship programApril 2 Relief offers education cost assistance to Military Spouses and Dependent Children Scholarships through two scholarship programs. Applications are currently being accepted Submissions through April 2. Find out more at WWW.AERHQ.ORG. Diane Hupko 772-6560February Notable Events February 14 – Valentine’s Day February 20 – President’s Day February 21 – Mardi GrasFebruary 14 Family Night At Spend Tuesday evening out with the kids at the Winner’s Circle. Pizza and5 – 7 pm The Commons Pasta Buffet is sure to satisfy your family’s appetite. Cost for this all you can eat buffet is $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and under. Activities this week is – Story Night with a book give-away. Cindy Romig 772-6222February 14 Order Romance Make plans to bring your sweetheart to the Commons for a romantic dinner5 – 9 pm Valentine’s Day in the cozy atmosphere of Buster’s Brew Pub. Choose from a special Dinner Valentine’s Day menu. A complimentary glass of wine will be served with your meal. Live entertainment provided by Les Gates. Reservations are recommended but not required. Cindy Romig 772-6222February 15 Snowmobile Ride Join Adventure Training on local snow trails riding their snowmobiles. Cost9 am is $50 per snowmobile. Riders must have taken the snowmobile safety class, be over 18 years of age, and have a valid ID to operate the machines. This ride is dependent on the condition of the trail system. Helmets are provided but bring your own cold weather gear. Richard Cole 772-4010February 15 & AFTB Level 2 Level 2 courses target leaders and are geared toward professional growth16 Training and development and communication skills, stress management, conflict9 am – 4pm resolution, and more. This two day training is held at Army Community Service. Registration encouraged. Free child care is available through CYSS hourly care with class pre-registration. Pikkwan Boston 772-6710February 17 YC African The staff at the Youth Center will offer food tastings cooked by the YC5:30 – 7 pm American/Black Cooking Club and trivia games to highlight African American/Black History History Event Month at this free event for youth in grades 7 – 12. Steve Ferguson 772-6719February 17 Indoor Pantball at Youth 10 – 18 years of age can enjoy paintball inside in the Fort Drum Youth6 – 9 pm the Youth Center Center’s inflatable arena. Cost is $5 for Youth Center Members and $10 for Non-members. Membership at the Youth Center is free. Steve Ferguson 772-6719February 18 Texas Hold ‘Em This tournament will be held at the Commons in the Winners Circle. DoorsNoon Tournament open at noon for tournament registration. The deals will begin at 1 pm, and at that time registration will be closed. Players will be provided a beginning bank of a set amount of chips. Players will continue until they are out. There is $600 in prize money. This event is open to all Soldiers and DoD Civilians. THERE IS NO BUY IN FEE! Brandon Smith 772-7807
February 18 YC High School High School students can enjoy a social evening of dancing and hanging out8 pm – midnight Dance with friends at the Youth Center. Cost is $3 for YC Members and $5 for Non-members. Steve Ferguson 772-6719February 18 Moonlight Cross Parks and Recreation invite cross country skiers to ski the torch lit trails of6 pm Country Ski Tour Fort Drum at this fun event. Participants meet at Parks and Recreation where they can be outfitted with equipment for free then hit the trails for only $5 per person. Food and drinks will be available at a bon fire along the trail. Dress appropriately for weather. Event dependent on trail conditions. Gene Spencer 772-8222February 19 WWE Pay-Per- The Winner’s Circle sports Bar at the Commons has all of the excitement of3 pm View viewing WWE Pay-Per-View on the big screen. Admission is $3. Doors open at 6 pm. Live pre-show begins at 7:30 with the feature event starding at 8 pm. February WWE event is Elimination Chamber. Cindy Romig 772-6222February 21 Mardi Gras Lunch An all you can eat buffet lunch of New Orleans Gumbo, Crunchy Cajun11:30 – 1pm Buffet Catfish Fingers, Red beans and Rice, Creole Green Beans, Corn Bread Casserole, Tossed Salad w/dressing, Mardi Gras Cupcakes, Sweet Tea and Sodas for $7.95 per person. Cindy Romig 772-6222February 24 YC Middle School High School students can enjoy a social evening of dancing and hanging out Dance with friends at the Youth Center. Cost is $3 for YC Members and $5 for Non-members. Steve Ferguson 772-6719February 25 Snowmobile Ride Join Adventure Training on local snow trails riding their snowmobiles. Cost8 am is $50 per snowmobile. Riders must have taken the snowmobile safety class, be over 18 years of age, and have a valid ID to operate the machines. This ride is dependent on the condition of the trail system. Helmets are provided but bring your own cold weather gear. Richard Cole 772-4010February 25 YC Trip To Fort Drum Youth in grades 7 – 12 can travel with Youth Center staff to1:30 – 7 pm Syracuse Stage Syracuse Stage-The Professional Theater of Northern New York to see Caroline, or Change. This play tells the story of an eight-year-old boy struggles with the loss of his mother and the arrival of a new stepmother. One constant in his life is a set of small daily rituals he shares with Caroline, the family’s African-American maid. The year is 1963—civil rights and Kennedy—and in Lake Charles, Louisiana, change is coming for everyone, in big ways and small. Tickets are $15 each. Registration deadline is 10 business days prior to this trip. Register at YC. Steve Ferguson 772-6719February 25 Snowboard/ Ski BOSS will hold the first ever snowboard/Ski “Winch” competition,1 pm Winch conditions pending. This event will take place behind the BOSS center. Competition Contestants will be pulled by the type of winch made for wakeboarding, This set up will pull contestants through a terrain park made up of small jumps, boxes, and rails. Contestants will be judged on best one out of three runs. Those who wish to compete will be allowed to practice starting at 1 pm with judging beginning at 4 pm. Prizes will be awarded to the top three riders of the competition. Food and drinks will be served. Brandon Smith 772-7807February 26 CYS Services Families can spend quality time together learning and developing10 am – 3:30 pm Family Time fundamentals of sports at the Youth Center Gym. Parents can teach and play with their children in grades 1 - 5 in an open gym setting. This is a Parent- involved program, drop-offs will not be allowed. This program will be offered again on February 26 Call CYS Services Sports office at 772-6718 for more information. Jon Burnard 772-4102February 29 Army Emergency The Annual Army Emergency Relief Campaign Kickoff will be held at Building2 pm Relief Campaign 990. Fort Drum has an exceptional AER office which has consistently Kick-Off provided more dollars in loans and grants than the amount taken in annually. This years campaign theme is: A Strong Tradition of Soldiers Helping Soldiers. Kent Thompson 772-0050
“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. January tournaments include 2012 Basketball League beginning January 17 continuing through April 25 and a Basketball Tournament January 21. 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 Monday 11 am – 3 pm, Tuesday 11 am – 10 pm, Wednesday 11 am – 10 Center 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, and framing,. Terry Buckley 772-5606 Parks and Recreation Remington Park RV Campground and Cabins – Reservations 772-5435 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.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.Wednesday Rib Night Start your evening out right with the mouth-watering ‘Rack of Ribs Special’ in5 – 9 pm Buster’s Brew Pub. Half rack of ribs - $11.95; Half roasted or BBQ chicken - $9.95Thursday Prime Rib Night5 – 9 pm Thursday is Prime Rib Night at Buster’s Brew Pub. Enjoy a generous portion of prime rib with your choice of salad, starch and vegetable. 12 oz Prime Rib -Friday Friday Night Specials $12.954 – 9 pm (except 3 day holidays) At Ease! Bar Specials Everyone needs a little down time. After a week of hardFriday Buster’s Steak work you deserve to join friends, unwind, and ready yourself for the weekend. At5 – 9 pm Special Ease! Offer’s free snacks and drink specials from 4 – 7 pm in Buster’s Brew Pub. Fridays from 5 – 9 pm enjoy a steak cooked to order, with baked potato, and 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 AND PROGRAMS. Coming Attractions & Items Of Interest March 1 – National Library Week Book Mark Contest – McEwen Library March 2 – A Cold Winter’s Night Program Ending Party – McEwen Library March 2, 16, & 30 – Indoor Paintball – Youth Center March 3 – Snowmobile Safety Class – Adventure Training March 3 – Saturday Open Recreation - School Age Center March 5 – 16 – Indoor Triathlon – Monti Physical Fitness Center March 6 & 7 – AFTB Level 1 Training – Army Community Service March 9 & 23 – In Her Shoes: Living With Domestic Violence – Army Community Service March 9 – Youth Conflict Resolution Training – Youth Center March 10 – Ice Fishing Trip – Parks and Recreation March 10 – 2012 Basketball Tournament – Sports Office March 10 – Maple Days – McEwen Library March 10 – Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament – BOSS March 10 – Trip to Monster Truck Jam – Parks and Recreation March 10 – Midnight Sports – Youth Center March 12 – 2012 Volleyball League Begins - Sports March 14 – New Hiking Club Meeting – Adventure Training March 15 – Gaming Tournament - BOSS March 16 – EFMP Autism Support Group – Army Community Service March 16 & 17 – Fort Drum Women’s Conference – Enlisted Spouses March 16 & 17 – Photo Exhibit – Youth Center March 17 – Indoor Soccer Tournament – Sports Office March 17 - Trip to Syracuse Stage – Youth Center March 17 – Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner – The CommonsTake advantage of Free Ski Days of Military ID Card Holders. Snow Ridge Ski Resortoffers free lift tickets to Military every Wednesday plus Mar 2, 9, & 16. Dry Hill SkiArea offers free lift tickets to Military Feb 3. Titus Mountain Ski Resort offers free lifttickets to Military Feb 11. New ski equipment is available for rent at Parks andRecreation. Visit and be fitted with the newest equipment for loan at a low fee andmake the most of winter fun in the North Country at a bargain price.It won’t be winter forever! Sign up for the Fort Drum Adventure Training Hiking Club coming thisspring. Meet and Greet is planned at Parks and Recreation, P-11115 Iraqi Freedom Drive on March14, 2012 at 6pm. Here you will get the opportunity to share ideas for the Hiking Club. Think ofsome names for the Club and bring those to the Meet and Greet on March 14th at 6pm. We wantto hear your ideas and get outdoors. The first trip is planned will be to Haystack/McKenzieMountain in Lake Placid in April 2012. This trip offers an easy trail for novice climbers and kids.Dogs are welcome. Call today 315-772-4010 or email Eugene.Spencer@conus.army.mil.