FRSA FLASH 10 November 2011Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Materialpresented does not represent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2 nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers are encouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines
THAT IS RIGHT $1 FOR DINNER! FORT DRUM HOLIDAY RELIGIOUS SERVICE SCHEDULE MAIN POST CHAPEL BUILDING P10785 (772-5591)19 NOV 1000 Family Advent Wreath Worshop/Brunch01 DEC 1715 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony08 DEC 1200 Catholic Immaculate Conception of Mary08 DEC 1700 Catholic Immaculate Conception of Mary13 DEC 1800 Catholic Advent Penance Service24 DEC 1930 Christmas Eve Service
MEDDAC ANNOUNCES FY 12 FRIDAYAFTERNOON TRAINING SCHEDULE Effective immediately, the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) will observe a FY 12 Friday Training Schedule. The MEDDAC will not have scheduled appointments on Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. to observe administrative time/training, non-commissioned officer, officer, and civilian professional development, and other events as deemed appropriate. The Pharmacy and Urgent Care Clinic will remain open. The Conner Troop Medical Clinic, Lab and Radiology will remain open to support patients medical needs. For medical emergencies, please call "911" or go to the nearest hospital emergency department for treatment.MEDDAC PROVIDES CLINIC COVERAGEUPDATE FOR VETERANS DAY WEEKEND U.S. Army Medical Department Activity officials have announced clinic coverage plans for the Veterans Day weekend. On the Veterans Day federal holiday, Friday, Nov. 11, all MEDDAC facilities will be closed, with the exception of the Urgent Care Clinic (UCC), which will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support patients urgent medical needs. The UCC will also be open on Saturday, Nov. 12, and Sunday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For medical emergencies, please call "911" or go to the nearest hospital emergency department for treatment. On the training holiday, Monday, Nov. 14, the Primary Care Clinic at Guthrie will be open with reduced staffing from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to support patient needs.NOVEMBER10-13 NovWatertownNovember 10, 11, 12, 2011 dinner at 6:30 pm, show to follow. November 13, 2011 brunch at 1:00 pm, show tofollow. Reservations Required. $30 includes dinner, tax, tip and show. No general admission on dinner theaternights. Opening night to benefit North Country Arts Council!Phone: 315/646-1018 - RESERVATIONS: DAVIDLinks: http://www.littletheatrewatertown.com
November 12CarthageChristmas Parade 1100November 14, 2011 – January 7, 2012Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool, NYLights on the Lakehttp://lightsonthelake.com/Special walking preview on 14 & 15 Nov from 5-9pm and visitors can choose to park at either the WegmansLanding (Griffin Visitor Center), Salt Museum or Willow Bay lots. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh airand exercise. Walkers can cover as much of the two mile stretch as they desire and should dress for the weather.Shuttle service is not provided. Holiday characters will be on the trail and refreshments will be available for sale.Cars are not allowed on the trail for this special evening but will be admitted to the show beginning Thursday,November 17. Please leave pets at home. Donations collected on Monday, November 14 will benefit the Friends ofOnondaga County Parks (Friends of Beaver Lake, Friends of the Zoo, Friends of Carpenters Brook and the Friendsof Historic Onondaga Lake. Donations collected on Tuesday, November 15 will benefit the Rescue Mission.16 Nov only Dogs are welcome at the Lights on the Lake for the special Dog Walk from 5-9pm donationscollected will benefit the Humane Association.17 Nov to 8 Jan 2012 from 5 - 10pm • Open Nightly except New Years EveAdmission: Monday-Thursday - $8.00 per car (including motorcycles) - show your Wegmans Shoppers Club Card for $2 off on Mondays and Tuesdays. Visitors with a Drivers Village or Burdick Automotive license plate frame will get $2 off on Wednesdays. Friday, Saturday & Sunday - $12 per car (including motorcycles). $75 per motorcoachFor more information, call (315) 453-6712 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Jan at 11pm sharp, run thru Wegmans Lights on the LakeThis 4 mile (approx.) run begins promptly at 11pm at the Griffin Visitor Center. Runners go to Willow Bay andback. No walkers please, lights will be turned off at midnight.19 NovSackets HarborARTS & CRAFTS HOLIDAY SALESackets Harbor Arts Center 119 West Main Street Sackets Harbor10:00am-4:00pm Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Sackets Harbor Arts Centers annual Arts and CraftsHoliday Sale. A great place to find those unique holiday gifts with many handcrafted and original pieces includingpottery, ceramics, jewelry, soap, note cards, and more.Email: email@example.com LINDA SCHMONSEESPhone: 315-646-7226 - LINDA SCHMONSEESLinks: http://www.aanny.org19 Nov – 29 DecClayton17TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TREES, Thousand Islands Museum - 312 James St.The Festival of Trees is sponsored by the Thousand Islands Museum. Come in and vote on your FAVORITE tree.10 am- 4 pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org T.I. MUSEUMPhone: 315-686-5794 - T.I. MUSEUM Links: http://www.timusuem.org24 NovWatertown28TH ANNUAL TURKEY DAY RUN, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ives St.The Watertown YMCA will be hosting the 28th Annual Turkey Day Run on November 24, 2011. Start time for therace will be 9:00AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Ives Street, Watertown, New York. Formore information contact the YMCA at 315-782-3100 or Links:http://www.watertownymca.org
Nov 27Watertown2011 Holiday Craft Fair Dulles State Office Building$2 admissionDate: November 27, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMhttp://www.watertownurbanmission.com/craftfair.htmEvent Description Start your Christmas and Holiday shopping off right with great deals from more than 50 localvendors selling unique and meaningful gifts for every special someone in your life. Plus, your shopping experiencewill also help make sure the Christmas season is a little bit brighter for your neighbor.For more information, call the Watertown Urban Mission at 315-782-8440 and ask for Drew.27 NovWatertownHoliday ParadeDate: November 27, 2011 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PMEvent DescriptionBegins at Watertown High School and ends on Stone St. with reviewing stand in front of Dulles State OfficeBuilding. Call Stan for more information at (315) 416-108730 NovWatertownZOO TO DO WINE IN THE WILDBlack River Valley Club, Washington St.6 - 11 pm. Join us for the 14th annual foremost fundraising event benefiting the the educational programs at the NewYork State Zoo at Thompson Park. This black tie optional holiday social will put everyone is a festive mood. Theevening will be a wine and hors doeuvre pairing. Phone: 315/755-0892 - MORE INFORMATIONLinks: http://www.nyszoo.orgDECEMBER01 DecWatertownAnnual Downtown Tree Lighting CeremonyThe City of Watertown and the Downtown Business Association presents the Annual Downtown Tree LightingCeremony on Thursday, December 1st at 5:30pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in their sleigh to help the Mayorand City Council turn on the Citys holiday tree along with music and light display. The 22 minute music and lightdisplay will run every 30 minutes each night from 4:30pm-10:00pm from December 1st-January 2nd. During theevent, mulled cider and hot cocoa will be served free of charge courtesy of the Downtown Business Association andJohnny Ds.2-4 DecWatertownA North Country Festival of TreesAt the Dulles State Office Building Washington Street Watertown, Friday the 2nd with General Admission from10am-4pm, Preview Gala at 6:30pm, Saturday the 3rd with General Admission 10am-4pm with the Sugarplum Ball(a special Father-Daughter dance) at 6pm, Sunday the 4th with General Admission General Admission from 11am-2pm. To purchase tickets go to www.samaritanhealth.com03 – 04 DecAlexandria BayKris Kringle MarketThe Thousand Islands Winery will be holding a Kris Kringle Market on December 3, 2011 from 10am-5pm and onDecember 4, 2011 from 12pm-4pm. There will be an indoor Christmas market, Local Crafters, Holiday Cheer and ofcourse Santa. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the Thousand Islands Winery at (315) 482-9306.
04 DecAdamsAdams Annual Christmas ParadeAnnual Christmas Parade sponsored by the South Jeff Chamber of Commerce on December 4th at 3pm For moreinformation www.southjeffchamber.com09 DecCroghanChristmas in CroghanCroghan will come alive for the 14th annual Christmas in Croghan. Businesses will stay open late (many offeringrefreshments and specials), Christmas music will be playing along Main Street and at the Fire Hall, there will be apetting zoo, horse and wagon rides, and Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride through the streets of Croghan and be at theFire Hall from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Stop in for free popcorn and more!10 DecWatertownCandlelight House TourJefferson County Historical Society 228 Washington Street Watertown, for more information contact 782-349117-23 DecLisbon2nd Annual Lights on the RiverFollowing a successful launch in December, Lights on the River, Inc. has announced their 2nd AnnualLights on the River event to be held at the Lisbon Beach & Campground. This year’s event will start onSaturday December 17th and run through Friday December 23rd. This year, Lights on the River is lookingto expand their support to more North Country food pantries. If you are interested in making a donation orsetting up a display in this wonderful event, please contact Scott Wilhelm at315-854-2657 or Amy Fortin at315-528-5660, or email us at email@example.com. Businesses, groups, organizations and familiesthroughout the North Country are encouraged to participate in this new holiday tradition. It is FREE toenter a display and its an opportunity to showcase your holiday spirit to thousands of people coming fromall over the Northern New York and Southern Canada. Lights on the River is a local non-profit workingtowards our 501c3 status. Lights on the River will be working hard to benefit local food pantries again thisyear. You can find us on the web at www.LightsontheRiver.org as well as on our facebook page, justsearch for Lights on the River. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snow Ridge Ski Resort is having their Military Free Day Lift TicketDaysagain this year.Dates are as followed;Wednesday - Every Wednesday thru the entire ski seasonFriday - January 6 & 20, February 3 & 10, March 2, 9 & 16, 2012Hours of Operation areMon and Tues ClosedWed 10am-4pmThurs - Friday 10am-8:30pmSat - Sun and Holidays 9am-4pmStop on by our Parks and Recreation building here on post to rentskiing orsnowboarding equipment. Click on the link for pricing information.http://drummwr.com/ParksandRecreation_files/Brochure%2010-2011%20winter.pdf
TRAINING INFORMATIONMOBILIZATION AND DEPLOYMENT (YOU MUST RSVP TO 772-0470 CHILDCARE ISAVAILABLE)FRG Leader : NOV 22 0900-1300 ACSKey Caller: DEC 13 1400-1500 or 1700-1800 ACSInformal Funds: NOV 22 1400-1500 or 1700-1800 ACSCare Team Training: DEC 12 0900-1230 ACSAFTB (YOU MUST RSVP TO 772-6710/9229, CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE)Level 2: NOV 15-16 0900-1600 ACSFINANCIAL READINESSBudgeting Class (772-6894/5196) Every Thursday 1800-2030 ACSAnger Management - For more information, contact Michelle Wojcikowski at 772-2279.NOV 15 1330-1530 ACSStress Management - For more information, contact Michelle Wojcikowski at 772-2279.DEC 06 1330-1530 ACSCOMMAND SAFETY CLASSES (You must register to attend these classes by calling 772-5352)Winter Driving: NOV 15 1400-1500 M-10282Snow Thrower: NOV 15 1530-1600 M-10282
Contents of this news letter are compiled from multiple military family news sources and local area event sources. Material presented does notrepresent the views or endorsement of the 2nd BSTB, 2nd BCT or the Army. This material is for personal use by the readers. All readers areencouraged to do further research for all applicable restrictions and guidelines.