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 January/February FORT DRUM FAMILY AND MWR S M T W T F S 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 COMING ATTRACTIONS 5 12 6 13 7 14 8 9 10 15 16 17 11 18 January 30, 2012 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 www.drummwr.com Attraction DescriptionThrough – Snow Sculpture McEwen Library is holding a post-wide Snow Sculpture Competition open toFebruary 11 Contest all DoD ID card holders that encourages individual, family, Military Units, or Civilian Employee team participation. Sculptures can be any size, must be created on Fort Drum, and suitable for family viewing. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries by Unit or Facility, Community Housing, Family, Individual Adult, Individual Teen, and Individual Child at the McEwen Library on February 11. Complete rules and entry information is available at the Library. Allen Goudie 772-9099Through A Cold Winter’s This winter reading program has been developed to encourage adults toFebruary 28 Knight, Reading increase their reading enjoyment. Adult readers can earn incentives and haveDuring Library Group a great time meeting other readers through the cold weather months. OpenHours to library patrons 18 years of age and older. Allen Goudie 772-9099Through 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 772-6560January 31 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 Notable Events February 2 – Groundhog’s Day February 14 – Valentine’s Day February 20 – President’s Day February 21 – Mardi GrasFebruary 1 & 2 Army Family “Military Survival Skills” training for family members. Army Family Team9 am – 4 pm Team Building Building is hosting level 1 training at the Army Community Service building, Level 1 P-4330, Conway Road from 9 am – 4 pm each day. This training will introduce you to Army basics and much more. This is training is two days, free and open to all spouses, Soldiers and DoD Civilians. Register today by visiting ACS or call 772-9229/6710. Pikkwan Boston 772-6710February 4 2012 Racquetball This tournament will be conducted at Magrath Sports Complex. Sports9 am Tournament tournaments are open to all Active Duty Military assigned or attached to Fort Drum, Family members 19 years and older with valid Mil ID card, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum, unless otherwise noted. Sign-up at the Sports Office in the Magrath Sports Complex Bldg. P-10050 no later than close of business on February 1 Brandon Doherty 772-6663February 4 Labrador LabFest, the annual winter celebration at Labrador Mountain in Truxton, NY11 am Mountain “King of will donate proceeds from the “King of the Hill” snowshoe race to the the Hill” “Hope For Warriors” fund. Military ID card holders are invited. Showshoe Race www.labradormtn.com
February 4 Saturday Rec Saturday Rec is a monthly activity held to encourage youth to become activeNoon – 4 pm Cupid Dance on non-school days. This month fun event is planned for youth in grades 1 – 6 at Chapel Drive School Age Center. Dancing, snacks, arts and crafts, and lots o Valentine’s themed fun is planned. Swipe card is needed to attend. Lori McKenna 772-4410February 4 Saranac Lake Join Parks & Recreation for a fun filled trip to The Saranac Lake Winter2 pm Winter Carnival Carnival. This is the longest-running event of its kind in the eastern U.S. Trip Now celebrating its 114th anniversary, the Carnival began as a one-day event to break up the long Adirondack winter and has grown into a 10-day festival that includes sports, dances, performances, parades and spectacular fireworks above the world-famous Ice Palace. Mark Schnittenger 772-8222February 4 UFC at Winner’s Check out the UFC Pay-Per-View Fight Night at the Winner’s Circle Sports9 pm Circle Bar. The featured fight is Georges St Pierre defends his UFC welterweight Compiments of title against former Strikeforce welterweight champion, Nick Diaz. Doors BOSS open at 7 pm. Pre-fight activities begin at 9 pm with the main event beginning at 10 pm. Free event. Cindy Romig 772-6222February 4 North Country 13th Annual North Country Chili Cook Off at the Dulles State Office11 am – 3 pm Chili Cook-Off Building on Washington Street Watertown NY hosted by the Jefferson County American Legion to benefit the Volunteer Transportation Center which transports Veterans. Taste chili made by some of the North Country’s most talented chefs. American Legion Auxiliary 788-0422February 5 Superbowl Super Sunday at The Commons! Come to the Winners Circle at the4 pm Sunday at The Commons to watch the final game of the season on the large screen TV’s. Commons You can enjoy your favorite snacks along with drink specials all night long. A free buffet and a drawing for a $100 gift card courtesy of USAA will be offered at halftime. Enjoy the biggest game of the year with other fans and have a super game day. Cindy Romig 772-6222February 5 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 7 Youth Center Youth in grades 7 – 12 can join YC staff on a trip to Syracuse to see the4:30 Trip to SU Women’s Basketball face off between Syracuse University and Notre Dame. Women’s This trip is free, call the Youth Center to sign up. Basketball Steve Ferguson 772-6719February 7 or Financial Peace The ACS Financial Readiness Program is once again partnering with the14 University Family Life Chaplain’s office in offering Financial Peace University. A preview6:30 Information of what the sessions are all about will be held on February 7 or 14 at 6:30 Session pm in the Family Life Center at Po Valley Chapel. This 13 week session will be held each Tuesday evening from 28 Feb through 22 May 2012. Kent Thompson 772-5540February 8 Snowmobile Rider safety courses are required to use the snowmobiles. Must be 18 years9 am – 4:30 pm Safety Class of 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 772-4010February 9 Soul Food Lunch In honor of Black History Month the Soul Food Buffet includes Chicken11:30 am – 1 pm Buffet at Fried Steak with Gravy, BBQ Spare Ribs, Black Eyed Peas with Rice, Fried Winner’s Circle Cabbage, Cornbread, and Banana Pudding for only $6.95 including drink. Cindy Romig 772-6222
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 hard Buster’s Steak work you deserve to join friends, unwind, and ready yourself for the weekend. AtFriday Special Ease! Offer’s free snacks and drink specials from 4 – 7 pm in Buster’s Brew Pub.5 – 9 pm 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 February 11 – EFMP Valentine’s Party – Army Community Service February 14 – Order Romance Valentine’s Dinner - Commons February 15 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training February 15 & 16 – AFTB Level 2 – Army Community Service February 17 – YC African American/Black History Events – Youth Center February 18 – Texas Hold-‘Em Tournament – BOSS February 18 – YC High School Dance – Youth Center February 18 – Moonlight Ski Tour – Parks and Recreation February 19 – WWE Pay-Per-View – Commons February 21 – Mardi Gras Lunch Buffet – Commons February 22 – YC Trip to SU Men’s Basketball Game – Youth Center February 24 – Ski Trip to Titus Mountain – Adventure Training February 24 – YC Middle School Dance – Youth Center February 25 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure Training February 25 – YC Trip to Syracuse Stage – Youth Center February 25 – Snowboard Winch Competition – BOSS February 26 – CYS Services Family Time – CYS Services Sports February 29 – AER Campaign Kick-Off – Army Emergency Relief March 1 – National Library Week Book Mark Contest – McEwen Library March 2 – A Cold Winter’s Night Program Ending Party – McEwen Library March 3 – Snowmobile Ride – Adventure TrainingTake advantage of Free Ski Days of Military ID Card Holders. Snow Ridge Ski Resortoffers free lift tickets to Military every Wednesday plus Feb 3 & 10, Mar 2, 9, & 16. DryHill Ski Area offers free lift tickets to Military Feb 3. Titus Mountain Ski Resort offersfree lift tickets 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.