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 14 8 9 10 15 16 17 December 26, 2011 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 www.drummwr.com 1 2 Attraction DescriptionJanuary Noteable Events January 16 – Martin Luther King DayThrough Snowpeople in the One way to bring winter fun inside is to participate in this unique competition.January 15 Library Build a model snowperson or snow family for our “Snowpeople in the LibraryLibrary Hours Contest. Entries may be family or individual efforts. Anyone ages 6 and up is 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 772-9099Through Baseball Clinic Sign- Youth ages 9 – 13 can sign-up now through January 7 for this clinic which will runJanuary 7 Up on Saturdays January through March. Young players can shake off the rust and get baseball skills ready for the upcoming season. Participants will work on baseball fundamentals and be in mid-season form in time for the first game. Focus will be on arm strengthening drills, defensive workouts, and fine tuning swings. Cost for this conditioning clinic is $25 per child. Jon Burnard 772-6718Through A Cold Winter’s A Winter reading program developed for adults. Read at your own pace. CraftsFebruary 28 Knight, Reading and events throughout the length of the program. Adult readers can earnDuring Library Group incentives and have a great time meeting other readers through the cold weatherHours months. Open to library patrons 18 years of age and older. Allan Goudie 772-9099January 3 Family Night At The “Spend Tuesday evening out with the kids at the Winner’s Circle. Pizza and Pasta5 – 7 pm Commons Buffet is sure to meet anyones appetite. $6 for adults and $3 for children 8 and under. This week, families will enjoy Family Movie Night. Other activities for Family Nights this month include: January 10 – Carnival Night, January 17 – Family Night will be held at the Pine Plains Bowling Center, January 24 – Unicycle Riders will visit Family Night, and January 31 – Story Night with a book give-away. Cindy Romig 772-6222January 5 Cross Country Ski Enjoy a morning with friends in the great outdoors then a hot lunch to warm up.9 am and Lunch The fun begins at Parks and Recreation when participants are fitted with equipment and given training, then offered a van ride to Remington Park Trail Head. Skiing is enjoyed until 11 am after which a lunch of soup and sandwich is provided by the Commons and is at a cost of $7.00 per person. This weekly program will be offered each Thursday once an appropriate amount of snow has accumulated. Mark Schnittger 772-8222January 5 Trip to Disney On Ice Gather your family to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.9 am – 4 pm A trip to Syracuse to see Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove. Price is $23 per person and includes transportation and ticket to the show. Bring money for souvenirs and food we will be stopping at McDonalds after the show. Mark Schnittger 772-8222January 5 Adult Reading This event at the Robert C. McEwen Library will allow adult readers to learn9 am – 4 pm Program Open House about “A Cold Winter’s Knight Read” reading program. Open to Library patrons 18 years and older. Allen Goudie 772-9099
January 6 Military Free Ski Day Free to Military ID Card holders. Ski for free at Snow Ridge Ski Resort located in At Snow Ridge Turin, NY on January 6 and on any Wednesday through the ski season. New Ski equipment is available for rent from Parks and Recreation on Fort Drum or you can receive a 25% discount on rental equipment at Snow Ridge. Mark Schnittger 772-8222January 6 Indoor Paintball at Youth ages 10 – 18 can participate in this indoor paintball activity held at the6 pm Youth Center Youth Center. Cost is $5 for YC members and $10 for non-members. Steve Ferguson 772-6719January 7 Snowmobile Safety Rider safety courses are required to use the snowmobiles. Must be 18 years of age9 am – 4:30 pm Class 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 772-4010Beginning NFL Playoff Games Don’t watch the games alone. Cheer for your team and see all of the playoff gamesJanuary 7 At the Commons in the Winner’s Circle at the Commons. Enjoy Snack and Drink Specials whereVarious times you won’t miss a play. HDTV clarity and big screen fun. Cindy Romig 772-6222January 7 – Snow Sculpture For some outdoor snow fun, the McEwen Library is holding a post-wide SnowFebruary 11 Contest Sculpture Competition which begins on January 7 and runs through February 11. The competition is open to all DoD ID card holders and encourages individual, family, Military Units, or Civilian Employee team participation. Sculptures can be any size, must be on Fort Drum, and suitable for family viewing. Prize will be awarded to the best entries by Unit or Facility, Community Housing, Family, Individual Adult, Individual Teen, and Individual Child. The winners will be announced at the Winter Celebration Party held at the Robert C. McEwen Library on February 11. Complete rules and entry information is available for each of these snow-fun competitions at the Library located at P-4300 Conway Road or by calling the Library. Allen Goudie 772-9099January 11 Fort Drum Find out what’s happening on Fort Drum. The goal of the Town Hall Meeting is to10:30 am - noon Information and provide information through representatives and guest speakers about upcoming Town Hall Meeting events, updates on units and deployments, and other timely community information. This is a great opportunity for all community members to get up-to- date information directly from agency representatives. Attendees may ask questions, express concerns and ideas and get immediate answers. ALL community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Refreshments and door prizes provided. Free hourly childcare slots are available on a first come first served basis (must be CYS Services registered), call 772-7103 to make a childcare reservation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to find out what’s happening on Fort Drum. The meeting will also be live on Facebook at . Anyone unable to attend the meeting may email questions and concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the meeting or call in live at 772-2101. Sarah Lynch 772-5374January 11 Martin Luther King Enjoy fried catfish, chicken, red beans and rice, collard greens, corn bread, potato11:30 am – 1 pm Lunch Buffet salad and banana pudding for dessert. The cost is only $7.95 per person including drink. Cindy Romig 772-6222January 13 Military Free Ski Day Local ski areas show their appreciation to the Military. Free lift tickets to Military At Dry Hill ID Card holders. Ski for free at Dry Hill Ski Area located in Watertown, NY. New Ski equipment is available for rent from Parks and Recreation on Fort Drum. Mark Schnittger 772-8222January 13 Veterans’ Soldiers & Family Assistance Center hosts this event at the Dulles State Office9 am – 4 pm Information Day Building where over 11 Veterans’ Support Agencies will be represented. Benefits for Military Veterans and their Family Members have been expanded. Please join us to learn what is available to you. Ron Jacobs 772-7781
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.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 - $12.95Friday Friday Night4 – 9 pm Specials (except 3 day At Ease! Bar Specials Everyone needs a little down time. After a week of hard holidays) work you deserve to join friends, unwind, and ready yourself for the weekend. AtFriday Ease! Offer’s free snacks and drink specials from 4 – 7 pm in Buster’s Brew Pub.5 – 9 pm Buster’s Steak Special 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, andprograms. COMING ATTRACTIONS & ITEMS OF INTEREST January 13 – Teen Lock-In – Youth Center January 14 – Day Trip to Lake Placid – Parks and Recreation January 14 – Snowmobile Trip – Adventure Training January 14 – BOSS Ski Trip to Snow Ridge Ski Area – BOSS January 14 – Skate Jam – Youth Services January 14 – UFC Pay-Per-View – Commons January 15 – NFL Players Association Meet and Greet – Commons January 17 – Fort Drum Basketball League Begins – Sports January 20 – Military Free Ski Day at Snow Ridge Ski Resort January 20 – Youth Gaming Tournament – Youth Services January 20 – Midnight Sports – Youth Services January 21 – Basketball Tournament – Sports January 25 through 28- Army Arts And Crafts 70th Anniversary Celebration – Arts & Crafts January 26 – Boss Gaming Tournament – BOSS January 27 – Right Arm Night – Commons January 28 – BOSS Trip to Turning Stone Casino – BOSS January 28 – Ice Fishing Trip – Parks January 28 – Youth Trip to Dry Hill Tubing Park – Youth ServicesTake advantage of Free Ski Days of Military ID Card Holders. New ski equipment isavailable for rent at Parks and Recreation. Visit and be fitted with the newestequipment for loan at a low fee and make the most of winter fun in the NorthCountry at a bargain price.