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 pril T F S 1 COMING ATTRACTIONS 2 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 December 3, 2012 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 www.drummwr.com 23 30 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 Attraction DescriptionThrough Dress a Turkey Dress up or color our cartoon turkey! For all ages. Entries will beDecember 15 Contest displayed in the library and contest winners decided by popular vote. EntryLibrary Hours forms and complete rules will be available in the library beginning Nov. 1. Entries accepted Nov. 1 – 30; winners decided by popular vote Dec. 3-15. Entry forms will be available in the library. Allen Goudie 772-9099December 3 Resume Start To This comprehensive workshop is presented by ACS Employment Readiness9 am Finish to build a complete resume. Amanda Thompson 772-9611December 3 Master Resilience Mobilization and Deployment offer training for Master Resilience to better9:30 am – 2:30 pm Training understand the dynamics of fitness, increase resilience and enhance performance by developing the five dimensions of strength such as the physical, emotional, social, spiritual and Family growth. This class will be conducted at ACS. Jennifer Eichner 772-2848December 4 & 5 AFTB Briefer Army Community Service Army Family Team Building offers this course to9 am – 2 pm Training Course give tips and information on proper presentation to persons who will be briefing at the January AFAP Conference. Kimberly Hill 772-6710December 4 Stress Family Advocacy Program offers this free session held at Army Community1:30 – 3:30 pm Management Service on how best to cope and deal with stress. The Holiday season can Class add to the everyday stresses you may experience. This is a great opportunity to end your stress cycle. You have more control than you might think. Danie’l Reed 772-4244December 4 Annual Holiday Military Families are invited to The Commons to enjoy Fort Drum‟s Annual5 – 7 pm Celebration Holiday Celebration. The CYSS Choir will sing a selection of Christmas songs. You will also have the opportunity to have a free photo and visit with Santa and each child will receive a toy. You will also be offered dinner of pizza, cookies from Mrs. Claus and her elfin helpers and punch which 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 highly attended free event with doors opening and activities beginning at 5 pm. Military Family Members who pre-register at www.operationbestwishes.com can participate in Operation Best Wishes where families can record holiday greetings to send to loved ones who are far away. Laura Oakes 772-5370December 4 SELF Group The NEW YOU Womens Empowerment group has a new name! SELF5 – 8 pm Meeting encourages Fort Drum Women to live a lifestyle that includes caring for your personal needs and empowerment. Sarah Lynch 772-5374December 5 Employment 101 Learn the basics of searching and applying for a job. Learn how to conduct a9 – 11 am Job Search, Write Your Resume & Cover Letter and Ace an Interview with Employment Readiness. This class is held at The Soldiers and Family Advocacy Program Building P-11042. Additional classes are scheduled on December 6 and 18 and will be held at Army Community Service. Amanda Thompson 772-9611
December 5, 6, Middle Year Held at Army Community Service, this class is designed to assist parents&7 Parenting with children between 5 & 10. Topics include: development, discipline,9 – 11:30 am handling sibling rivalry, communication skills, establishing family rules, nutrition, and development. Danie’l Reed 772-4244December 5 FRG Sponsorship Family Readiness Group administrative staff members will learn the3:15 – 3:45 Training regulations and proper procedures when soliciting sponsorship for FRG activities and events. Jennifer Eichner 772-2848December 6 Holiday Ham This buffet luncheon will be held in The Winner‟s Circle at the Commons11 am – 1:30 Buffet Luncheon and the menu includes baked honey glazed ham, roasted medley of sweet, russet and red potatoes, glazed baby carrots with pineapple, rolls with butter, bread pudding and beverage for $7.95 per person. Cindy Romig 772-6222December 6 Fort Drum Join your friends and neighbors at the Fort Drum Main Post Chapel for5 pm Holiday Tree the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Enjoy Christmas caroling, Lighting the official lighting of the tree and a visit from Santa. Following the ceremony join us in the Youth Center for a reception featuring family activities, cookies, drinks and pictures with Santa. Steve Ferguson 772-6719 Stretch you holiday gift budget by giving handmade gifts created by you!December 7, 14, Homemade ACS Information and Referral office is hosting several crafting sessions& 17 Christmas Club to help you create personal gifts this season. In an attempt toVarious times accommodate as many schedules as possible these sessions have been planned for a different time for each meeting. Please call ahead to find out the meeting time and what supplies you may be required to bring. Virginia Cooper 772-6799December 7 BOSS Chick Need a break from being a though and ready Soldier? Visit BOSS at Jack T.8 pm Flick Movie Sweet or on Nash Boulevard to relax and enjoy a good old fashioned Chick Night Flick! Free popcorn at the movie compliments of BOSS. Michelle Roden 772-7807December 8 Waterloo Enjoy a trip to Waterloo Premium Outlet Mall and leave the driving to8 am – 6 pm Shopping Outlet Parks and Recreation. Cost is $10 per person with the bus leaving Parks Trip and Recreation at 8 am returning to Fort Drum approximately by 6 pm. Mark Schnittenger 772-8222December 8 2012 Volleyball This tournament will be conducted at Monti Physical Fitness Center. Open9:30 am Tournament to active duty military assigned/attached to Fort Drum, Family members 19 years and older, retirees, reservists, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Sign-up at the Sports Office, Bldg. M-430A by 4:30 pm on December 5. Diane Sykes 772-6663December 8 EFMP Holiday Free bowling and holiday activities for Fort Drum Families registered with10 am – 2 pm Bowling Party the Exceptional Family Member Program. Ability appropriate crafts, games, snacks, and a special visitor will be offered at this event. Reserve a space by calling 772-0819 no later than December 5. Sharon Chaple 772-5476December 8 Teen Middle A holiday dance for teens in grades 6 – 8 at the Fort Drum Youth Center7 – 10 pm School Holiday featuring snacks, drinks and fun with friends. The cost to attend is $2 for Dance Youth Center Members and $4 for Non-members. Youth Center membership is free. Steve Ferguson 772-6719December 10 Budget The budget and a good understanding of account management is your9 am Management foundation for financial success. Learn the basics of developing your own budget and making your money work for you. You will learn tips, tricks, and “secrets” of the trade at this comprehensive class designed for all ages. Judee Kelly 772-5196
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. 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 Diane Sykes 772-6663 Pine Plains Bowling Monday Closed, Tuesday 11 am- 3 pm, Wednesday & Thursday11 am – 10 pm, Center Friday 11am – midnight Saturday noon – midnight, Sunday 3 – 8 pm. Cindy Fleming 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. Rich Cole 772-4010 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. Remington Park – now open for the season: M – Sa 9 am – 9 pm, Su 10 am – 8 pm. 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 every Tuesday from 5 – 7 at the Commons. A buffet dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children aged 8 and younger. Purchase of buffet dinner required to participate in a different themed activity each week.Tuesday Open Faced Grilled Rib A tender and juicy grilled to order rib eye steak served on a fresh roll with salad,5 - 9 pm 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 Night Thursday is Prime Rib Night at Buster‟s Brew Pub. Enjoy a generous portion of5 – 9 pm prime rib with your choice of salad, starch and vegetable. 12 oz Prime Rib - $12.95Friday Friday Night Specials At Ease! Bar Specials Everyone needs a little down time. After a week of hard4 – 9 pm (except 3 day holidays) work you deserve to join friends, unwind, and ready yourself for the weekend. At Ease! offers free snacks from 4 – 7 pm in Buster‟s Brew Pub.Friday Buster‟s Dinner Specials Fridays from 5 – 9 pm enjoy a steak cooked to order, with baked potato, and5 – 9 pm vegetable. Buster‟s also has freshly made brews and tempting desserts. Porterhouse - $17.95; NY Strip - $15.95. A seafood platter special is also offered for $13.95.Monthly Right Arm Show your appreciation to your team at Right Arm Night. Held monthly5–7 following the Retirement Ceremony and sponsored by a Fort Drum unit. Enjoy 10th Mountain Right Arm Brew for only $1 per glass. Win $200 for your unit fund. A prize for the unit with the highest percentage of attendance at Right Arm Night, look for the Family and MWR table to sign in. Cindy Romig 772-6222
LOOK FOR THE FAMILY AND MWR PREVIEW EACH MONTH FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, CLASSES AND PROGRAMS Coming Attractions & Items of Interest December 10 – Resume Writing Workshop – Army Community Service December 10 – OPSEC Safety for Families – Army Community Service December 10 – Discipline is Not a Dirty Word – Army Community Service December 11 – Scream-Free Parenting – Army Community Service December 11 – Growing Great Readers Family Night – The Commons December 12 – Build Your Own Business Workshop – Army Community Service December 12 – Federal Employment Workshop – SFAC December 13 – Trees for Troops Unit Distribution December 13 – Federal Employment Workshop – Army Community Service December 13 & 14 - Magic Years (0 - 4 yrs) Parenting Course –Army Community Service December 13 – Lights On The Lake Trip – Parks and Recreation December 14 – Cookie Exchange – Army Community Service December 14 – Parents Alone Support Group – Army Community Service December 14 – HIRED End Of Term Party – Youth Center December 14 – BOSS Movie Night - BOSS December 15 – BOSS 5K Reindeer Fun Run – Army Community Service December 15 – 2012 Basketball Tournament - Sports December 15 – Dress A Snowman Contest – McEwen Library December 15 – January 6, 2013 – Division Block Leave December 20 – The End Of The World Party - BOSS December 24 – January 1, 2013 – Local School Holiday Break December 24/25 – BOSS Home for the Holidays – BOSS December 28 – Adult Reading Club – McEwen Library December 31 – New Years Eve – Commons/Bowling Center January 1 – BOSS Home For The Holidays – BOSSDigital and E-Books can now be “borrowed” from Fort Drum McEwen Library. Patrons needto access the Army /Digital Media Library through AKO, www.us.army.mil. Click Self Servicethen My Library then click Read or Listen to a Book which will take you to an E-Book and audiobook resource page where books can be loaded onto your e-reader. Call the McEwen Libraryat 772-9099 for more information.