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March 28, 2014

SOUTH POTOMAC PILOT NEWS AND INFORMATION FOR THE NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY SOUTH POTOMAC DEFENSE COMMUNITY

Navy Ball Committee kicks off fundraising By Andrew Revelos

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The 2014 Navy Birthday Ball is many months away, but the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Navy Ball Committee is working hard to raise funds that will enhance the event and help make it more affordable for junior service members. The first fundraising efforts are donut sales held every other Thursday at sites across Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. The next donut sales will be held April 10 and 24. This year’s ball is being organized by members of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center, who want attendees to be as diverse as the members of their organization. Service members from all branches assigned to Naval Support Facilities Dahlgren and Indian Head, as well as civilian employees assigned to NSASP-hosted commands and activities, are encouraged to attend. The ball celebrating the Navy’s 239th birthday will be held at the Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center on Oct. 10, 2014. Cmdr. Pete Corrao, assigned to JWAC, is the chairman of the NSASP Navy Ball Committee this year. “Naval Support Activity South Potomac encompasses more than just Navy people,” he

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Tech. Sgt. Veronica Babauta, right, and Lt. Col. Jason Palmer, center, Airmen assigned to the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and members of the Naval Support Activity South Potomac Navy Ball Committee, exchange a box of fresh donuts to Jill Morrissett, a JWAC employee, on March 13. The NSASP Navy Ball Committee is selling donuts every other Thursday to raise funds for this year’s ball and make it more affordable for attendees; the next donut sales are scheduled for April 10 and 24. said. “We’ve got our Sailors, but JWAC is joint, so we’ll have service members from all branches. Many of our volunteers and coworkers are civilians, so we want them to come as well. We also want all the civilians who support activities at South Potomac there, along with our retirees. It’s a birthday party at the end of the day and we want to invite everybody.”

The tentative theme of this year’s ball is the Battle of Leyte Gulf, which pitted the Imperial Japanese Navy against the U.S. and Australian navies Oct. 23-26, 1944. It is widely considered by historians to be the largest naval battle in history and included all aspects of naval combat-aircraft, surface ships and submarines. This year will mark the 70th anniversary of the battle. “There

is a lot of history there,” said Corrao. “It is a major milestone.” All of the nations that participated in the Battle of Leyte Gulf are longtime allies today; members of both the Australian Royal Navy and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force are hosted at NSF Dahlgren. “The onetime adversaries in [the Pacific]-the Japanese, the U.S., the Australians and the

Philippines are all working together now to keep the Pacific safe,” said Corrao, who is currently searching for a guest speaker with knowledge of both naval history in the Pacific and current events to address the theme. Corrao hopes that members of those nations’ armed services based at NSASP will attend. “I’d like them to come to the ball,” he said. “I think the theme is very relevant.” Of course, any successful Navy Birthday Ball requires much organization and fund raising. “We’re always in the market for volunteers,” said Corrao. “We want to offset the cost of the ball to make it more affordable, particularly to the junior Sailors. A lot of junior Sailors and a lot of senior Sailors never make it to a ball. It’s one of the seminal events we do in the Navy. It’s a reflection of a great naval tradition. We want people to get excited about the history and heritage of the Navy.” The NSASP Navy Ball Committee meets at 10 a.m. every other Friday at Cannonball Lanes, with the next meeting scheduled for April 4. Readers who wish to volunteer or support the NSASP Navy Ball are encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.navyball.org or email pcorrao@jwac.mil.

NSASP says goodbye to Cmdr. Mikel By Andrew Revelos Naval Support Activity South Potomac said goodbye to Cmdr. Elvis Mikel, former executive officer of NSASP, at a March 19 ceremony and luncheon at the Community House at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren. Mikel departs NSASP for Naval Support Activity Saratoga Springs, where he will take command. “We’re here to say farewell to our esteemed colleague, the XO,” said Capt. Pete Nette, commanding officer of NSASP, who thanked Mikel for his three years of dedicated service to the command. “He wore many hats in every lane you can think of. I think he’s done

a great job and we really wouldn’t be where we are without his knowledge and expertise. We’re going to miss you, but we also congratulate you.” Nette presented Mikel with the Volunteer Service Medal for “outstanding public service with several community organizations,” according to the citation. “Your dedication and tenacious commitment to the community during offduty hours is an inspiration to all. Your genuine concern and generous spirit reflect your high regard for the Navy’s core values.” Mikel thanked a long list of people for their own dedication during his tenure at NSASP, including Nette, Command Master Chief Petty Officer Jim Honea, past

and present members of the NSASP staff, MWR, the Fleet and Family Service Center, security personnel and of course, the Sailors assigned to the command. “To all the military members of South Potomac, this is a small family, a small command and there are advantages in that,” said Mikel. “We all have each others’ backs and we all help each other out. I think that is what makes this command unique, what makes us special and helps us accomplish our mission. We all lend a hand and we’re all shipmates-it’s been a pleasure working with all of you. Thank you everyone.” Nette, Mikel and other members of NSASP also welcomed the command’s

U.S. Navy photo by Andrew Revelos

Capt. Pete Nette, left, commanding officer of Naval Support Activity South Potomac, presents Cmdr. Elvis Mikel, former executive officer of NSASP, with the citation for Mikel’s Volunteer Service Medal during a March 19 luncheon in his honor. Nette praised Mikel for his three years of dedicated service to the command; Mikel’s next assignment is at NSA Saratoga Springs. new executive officer, Cmdr. Chris Zayatz, and his family, who came to the command

after completing a tour with Commander, Task Force 56 in Bahrain.

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Youth Activity Center Photo Contest The Youth Activity Center at Naval Support Facility Dahlgren held its annual photo contest March 11, showcasing the work of some very talented young photographers. Judges were only permitted to recognize one photo per category with a ribbon; they had a very difďŹ cult time choosing between so many great photos. The photos shown here are among the best photos of the contest.

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Warfare Center Leadership Team visits NSWCDD

CARPOOL/VANPOOL WANTED Riders Needed for Vanpool from commuter lot at the corner of Houser Dr. and Rt. 208 in Spotsylvania. Depart 6 a.m., arrive on base 7 a.m. Depart base at 4 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., 3 p.m. on Fri. Drops at both sides of the base. Contact Nick Sunshine, 540-6533816. Rider wanted for 7-passenger vanpool. Departs F’burg/Gordon Rd Commuter lot at 7AM. Departs NSWCDD/Dahlgren at 4:30PM. Transportation Incentive Program System (TIPS) qualified van. Contact Antonio at (540) 653-1512 Rider seeks rideshare from La Plata to Indian Head. Call Louie, 276-971-9837 Employee moving to either Fredericksburg, Va. or Maryland is in need of commute to NSF Dahlgren. Ideal commuting arrangement would be transportation that could pick-up and drop-off at or close to place of residence. Please call for more information, Sheila 214-529-3690.

U.S. Navy photo by Brandy Plucker

Naval Surface Warfare Center Commander Rear Adm. Lawrence Creevy and members of the Warfare Center Leadership Team are pictured in front of the ground plane at the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects test site during their NSWC Dahlgren Division facility tour and demonstrations March 7. The Warfare Center Leadership Team is composed of the NSWC Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Commander, representatives of their respective command staffs, and the commanding officers and technical directors from each Warfare Center division. They have a unique perspective on the policies and operations of the Warfare Center corporately, and can address issues and opportunities that a single division could not. The team acts as an advisory board to the Warfare Center Board of Directors.

Starting a Van Pool, 7-passenger van, departs NLT at 6:35 a.m. from Fieldhouse/ Courthouse Rd. commuter lot to Dahlgren, Mon-Thurs 7:15 a.m. to 3:45p.m.; Friday 7:15 a.m. to 3:15p.m. Call Cheng at 540653-5909. A-Gate commuter wanted only. Van/carpool desired from any rideshare parking area or Reston Town Center. Depart between 6 to 7a.m., return from Indian Head between 4 to 5 p.m. Call Moses, 301743-4180. Van or Car pool desired from Fredericksburg or King George to Indian Head, Monday thru Friday with one RDO, prefer 7a.m. to 4:30p.m., but hours can be negotiated. 703-909-3380.

Want to start a carpool? Need riders? “Commuter Clearinghouse” is a source for information on carpools or vanpools that already exist and need passengers, as well as a place for employees to advertise to start a carpool or vanpool. Whether you already operate a carpool or vanpool and are open to accepting new riders or need drivers, or if you are looking for a carpool or vanpool, provide us with information that might help you find or start a commuter opportunity, such as, where you will need to commute from and to, preferred schedule and contact information. You can send your information via e-mail to nsasp_pao_dlgr@ navy.mil or contact our office toll free at 866-359-5540, or DSN 249-8153, or 540653-8153.

FREDERICKSBURG RIDESHARING GWRideConnect is a free ridesharing service that assists persons who are seeking daily transportation from Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline and King George counties to employment locations in Dahlgren among other employment sites. www.gwregion.org/gwride connect.html.

U.S. Navy photos by John Joyce

Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) leaders from the commands’ five technical departments engage in “flash mentoring” discussions at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus on March 5. NSWCDD officials believe the instantaneous flash mentoring dialogues will have a long lasting effect as mentees continue to engage in the process of mentoring to achieve goals throughout their careers.

Flash mentors share insights to impact Navy civilian leaders

By John Joyce NSWC Dahlgren Division Corporate Communications

Like a flash camera, the flash mentors at Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) emanated bursts of savviness to mentees at the University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus on March 5. The mentors’ enlightenment - generated by years of experience, knowledge and wisdom in diverse Department of Defense professions - illuminated the minds of their junior counterparts, from scientists and engineers to human resource personnel and contract specialists. “This event was a great opportunity to foster collaboration, communication and mentoring opportunities for Dahlgren’s future leaders,” said Camille Ward, Laser and Optic Systems branch head at the NSWCDD Electromagnetic and Sensor Systems Department. “We had great discussions with employees on how to lead teams and how developing relationships and mentors can

build upon their own careers for years to come.” Mentees attending NSWCDD’s fourth Flash Mentoring event soaked in new insights through discussions held at two locations: Dahlgren and via teleconference, the Combat Systems Direction Activity Dam Neck in Virginia Beach, Va. Like pictures produced by cameras, NSWCDD leaders believe the instantaneous “flash mentoring” dialogues will have a long lasting effect as mentees continue to engage in the process of mentoring to achieve mutually defined goals well after the event. “Each time we have one of these events, I’m impressed by how many people in our organization are so passionate about helping others develop and find their way in their careers,” said Audrey Lohr, NSWCDD New Employee Development Manager. “Bringing employees from many different branches and perspectives together in an event like this is one way to share best practices and discuss similar challenges. We hope everyone continues those discussions - whether with colleagues,

a supervisor or a mentor.” The event, geared for employees in leadership positions, featured discussions in small group settings. Various levels of leaders served as mentors and facilitated discussions within the tables. “I was excited to be a part of such an outstanding and rewarding event,” said Claudette Armstrong, NSWC Carderock Division Mentoring Program Coordinator, who observed the flash mentoring event to learn how to design a similar program. “I see flash mentoring as a useful tool to enhance awareness for our mentoring program. Successful mentoring relationships require commitment which was obvious from the level of participation I observed at Dahlgren. I’m sure everyone walked away asking, “what can I do to help foster mentoring?” The NSWCDD mentors led discussions on topics related to employee development, offering their experiences and perspectives while guiding the conversations. The mentees were from the five technical departments within the command.

In all, more than 70 employees - mentors and mentees engaged in roles that included task lead, group lead, branch head, project manager and program manager. “Many of the mentors at both sites (Dahlgren and Dam Neck) discussed the impact that mentoring has had in their careers and the need for mentors at any point in your career,” said Lohr. After the mentor introductions, each of the participants rotated to four different tables to discuss each of the four topics: communication within the organization; increasing performance within the organization; developing yourself; and strategic planning and external communications. “Planning for the next flash mentoring event has already begun,” said Lohr, adding that it will be scheduled this summer. To learn more about mentoring, Lohr invites NSWCDD employees to visit the command’s human resources internal website. She recommends that employees work with their supervisors to identify a mentor.


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Community Notes

Base Happenings Dahlgren

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Free Clothing Swap at Bethel Baptist Church

Flag Retirement Ceremony

Flag retirement ceremony

A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for May 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Quantico National Cemetery. If you have an old or worn American flag that needs to be respectfully retired, please contact Dennis Markle at 540-623-0167 or by email at dmarkletrike@gmail. com to arrange collection.

Navy Birthday Ball Donut Sale

Donut sales are scheduled every other Thursday at sites across Naval Support Facility Dahlgren; the next scheduled dates are April 10 and 24. The NSASP Navy Ball Committee is also seeking volunteers to help support the ball. For more information, visit www.navyball.org.

Shred Day at Dahlgren

Dahlgren’s FFSC will be sponsoring its 3rd Annual Shred Day on April 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shred those unnecessary papers you saved for taxes and all of that paperwork you want to get rid of while spring cleaning. Help prevent Identify Theft!

VITA Tax Preparation Available

VITA volunteers are trained and ready to prepare your tax returns! This free service is available to all active duty military, their families, and retired military and their families. To schedule an appointment, call Fleet and Family at 540-653-1839.

DMV2Go at NSF Dahlgren

The DMV2Go Van will be at NSF Dahlgren at the Parade Field Pavilion parking lot several times during 2014. This year’s scheduled dates are: May 19; July 17 and 18; Sept 9 and Nov 20 & 21. Be sure to bring all necessary documents to take care of your DMV transactions.

Aegis Way Road Closure

Aegis Way will be closed intermittently from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. due to safety concerns. The closure is to accommodate work being done by Dominion Virginia Power. A message will be sent when Aegis Way returns to normal operations.

Indian Head Thrift Store Needs Donations!

The Indian Head Thrift Store “Treasures” is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The store is located at 12 Strauss Ave. next door to the USO. Donations of gently used items are currently being accepted.

T&J Barbeque truck at IH and Stump Neck

Enjoy delicious T&J Barbeque at NSF Indian Head on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to the library, and at the NSF Indian Head Stump Neck Annex on Tuesday, from approximately 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., next to Building 2195. To publish information on your event or program under “Base Happenings,” contact Andrew Revelos at 540-653-6012 or email at arevelos@gazette.net.

The flag of the United States of America is an honored symbol of our nation’s unity, its hopes, its achievements, its glory and its high resolve. When the flag is in such condition, through wear or damage, that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it shall be destroyed in a dignified manner befitting such a symbol. A flag retirement ceremony is scheduled for May 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Quantico National Cemetery. The ceremony is open to the public; organizers are currently collecting old or damaged flags for the ceremony. Email dmarkletrike@gmail.com or call (540) 623-0167 for more information.

Trash to Art Contest at Caledon State Park

Celebrate Earth Day at Caledon State Park on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will enjoy a ride through beautiful forest to the Potomac River shoreline, where they will clear the beach of litter. The trash collected will then be turned into works of art, with prizes awarded for the best creations; be sure to bring art supplies like scissors, string, wire, pliers and awls. The Dahlgren Area Chief Petty Officers Association will be providing lunch for donations. Please register by calling (540) 663-3861 or by emailing Caledon@ dcr.virginia.gov

Host Families Sought for One-Month Summer Japanese Exchange

Local families are needed to host Japanese exchange students, ages 12 to 16, for four weeks this summer as part of an exchange program sponsored by 4-H. The Japanese students will stay with their American host families from July 21 to August 17, 2014. The program is open to families with children close in age to the Japanese participants. Families without children in the age range will be considered as hosts for adult chaperones from Japan. You don’t have to be involved with 4-H to host; you just need a willingness to share your home and your world. For more information, contact Deb Johnson at jdjohn123@aol.com, 540-659-2697, 571216-5459 or www.states4hexchange.org or https://www. facebook.com/Virginia4HJapaneseExchange.

Indian Head

14th Annual Taste of Solomons, March 29

New tastes abound in the Solomons Town Center as restaurants showcase selected food and beverages during the one-day food festival, Taste of Solomons 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 29. The event is one of the yearly signature events sponsored by the Solomons Business Association, with proceeds to benefit the association’s annual July 4th fireworks display. Tickets are $4 each and may be purchased at any of the participating businesses. Participating restaurants are Back Creek Bistro, Bistro Belle Maison at Blue Heron Inn, Boomerang Original Ribs, China Harbor Bistro, CD Café, Dry Dock at Zahniser’s, Grill Sergeant BBQ, Hilton Garden Inn Solomons, Isaac’s at Holiday Inn, Laughing Buddha, Lighthouse Restaurant & Dock Bar, Lotus Kitchen/Kim’s Key Lime Pies, Kingfisher’s Seafood, Ruddy Duck, Solomons Pier and Striped Rock. Tickets will also be available at The McNelis Group. For information on the Taste of Solomons, call 410-326-9900 or visit www.solomonsmaryland.com.

Friday, April 11 from 12:30p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 6705 Boots Lane, La Plata, Md. Contact Dana Weaver at (301) 743-7225 or the church at (301) 743-2363 for more information.

2014 Spring Trips and Tours Announced

The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar year-bus trips, overnight trips, and “Fly Away” trips in which you travel to far away destinations. Special trips for seniors are also offered. Online registration is available at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. Registrations for senior trips are accepted at the Department of Community Services (8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco) and the Richard R. Clark Senior Center (1210 Charles Street, La Plata). For more information on the trips and tours listed above, call 301-934-9305 or 301-8703388 ext. 5159. For more information other events offered by the Department of Community Services, visit www.CharlesCountyParks.com, or call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 866-269-9006.

Summer camp information fair set for April 5

Summer Day Camp Programs Offer Fun and Friends! The Department of Community Services Recreation Division in Charles County is offering camp programs to give kids and teens an adventurous, active, and healthy summer. Registration begins Wednesday, March 5. Register by Friday, April 18 and receive $5 off per week/per session. Online registration is available at www.CharlesCountyParks. com www.CharlesCountyParks.com. To learn more about summer camps, visit the summer camp information fair on Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. - noon at Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf). Camp directors will provide a program overview and answer questions.

March Arts at the College of Southern Maryland

CSM will hold its annual juried student show March 28 May 2. Paintings in broad brush strokes, photos in captivating focus, and sculptures molded with playfulness are among the types of artwork showcased each spring as part of the College of Southern Maryland Annual Juried Student Art Show presented in the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, Fine Arts Center, La Plata Campus. The 2014 Annual Juried Student Show takes place March 28-May 2, with a Gallery Talk, awards presentation, and reception on Tuesday, April 15 at 12 p.m. For more information, www.csmd.edu.

White Plains Golf Course Offers Golf Clinics for Men, Women, and Youth

The Charles County Department of Public Works’ Park Division will offer golf clinics for men, women, and youth at White Plains Golf Course. Learn the basic skills needed to become a confident golfer. Sessions include proper golf course etiquette, safety, rules, grip, stance, posture, chipping, putting, irons, woods, and on-the-course instruction. Pre-registration is required. Maximum class size is eight participants. Golf clinic participants will receive a complimentary round of golf. For additional information or to register, call White Plains Golf Course at 301-645-1300. White Plains Golf Course is located at 1015 St. Charles Parkway, south of DeMarr Road, in White Plains.

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Dahlgren Aquatics Center

Wet & Wild Easter Egg Hunt

April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: Regular Admission. Oh no! The Easter bunny tripped and spilled his basket of eggs in the pool! How many can you find? Have fun and join us for an underwater Easter egg hunt! Eggs will be at different pool depths for different ages. Fun for the whole family! Please register no later than April 8th. For more information and to register, please contact the Aquatics Center at 540-653-8088.

Red Cross Lifeguard Training

April 21 - 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Register by April 11th). Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $250.00. Training to acquire Lifeguard, First Aid & CPR/AED. The registration deadline is Friday, April 11th. For more information and to register, please contact the Aquatics Center at 540-653-6213.

Cannonball Lanes

Youth Learn to Bowl

April 5 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eligible patrons include all children, ages 5 to 12, with base access. Cost: $7.50 per child, which includes two games and shoes. Bowling instruction will be provided for those learning to bowl! Please register at Cannonball Lanes. For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.

Bowling with the Easter Bunny

April 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: $8.50 per child, which includes two games and shoe rental. The Easter Bunny will be joining us for bowling! Be sure to bring your camera and be ready for fun! For more information, please contact Cannonball Lanes at 540-653-7327.

MWR Highlights

Fitness Center

Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

Budo Taijutsu Begins

New Session begins April 1 (3-month session). Budo Taijutsu - martial arts with a focus on self-defense. New session begins on April 1st. Class meets on Tuesday nights. Please register at the Fitness Center. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 540-653-2016.

3-on-3 Walleyball Tournament

April 2 at 11:30 a.m. Eligible patrons include all with base access. Cost: Military, Free; Military Dep/Retiree, $15; DoD Civ Dep, $30; All Others, ask about pricing. There will be an organizational meeting to discuss the basics before the tournament itself begins in May. For more information please contact the Fitness Director at 540-653-2215 or the Fitness Center at 540-653-8580.

Isshinryu Karate Classes

New Session begins April 3 (3-month session). Isshinryu is a style of karate that originated in Okinawa. This program runs year round. Classes are open for ages 6 and up. Please register at the Fitness Center. For more information, please contact the Fitness Coordinator at 540-653-2016.

Youth Center

Youth Summer Camp Registration

Summer Camp is a weekly program for children ages K through 12, who have base access. Cost is based on total family income. Camp begins in June. Registration Dates: Kids currently in the SAC program: March 31 - April 4. New Active Duty Military Dependents: April 7 - April 11. New DoD Civilian Dependents: April 14 - April 16. New Base Contractor Dependents: April 17 - April 18 Please register at the Youth Activities Center. Patrons must show proof of eligibility at time of registration. For information, please contact the Youth Activities Center at 540-653-8009.

April 5 at 11 a.m. Eligible patrons include all children, ages 1 to 17, and their parents, who have base access. Please be on time. Parents should bring a bag or basket to collect the candy-filled eggs and as always, monitor the candy when children open them up. There will be a few winning tickets for each age group and winners will receive a special prize! Age groups will be: 1-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10 & up. Parents should register their child the morning of the event on the Parade Field. Be sure to arrive early to sign-up. For more information, please contact the Youth Activities Center at 540-653-8009.

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Bike Skills & Safety Clinic

April 11 starting at 11 a.m. at the Fitness Center. Bring your bike in for a tire pressure check and some basic maintenance tips. Information about bike skills and safety, area trails, upcoming cycling events and bike rentals will also be available. Call 301-7444661 for more information.

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Movie Theater

540-653-7336 Friday and Saturday: 7 p.m. Showings

Easter Eggstravaganza

Price of Shows Civilians - $5; AD, Retired, Reserve, Family Members (E7 - above) $4; AD, Reserve, Family Members (E6 - below) - $2.50; Child (6-11) - $2; Child (5 and under) Free; Tickets for a movie shown in 3-D are an additional $1

Spring Break Youth Camp

Friday, March 28th 7 p.m., Endless Love, PG-13 Saturday, March 29th 7 p.m., About Last Night, R Friday, April 4th 7 p.m. Robocop, PG-13 Saturday, April 5th, 7 p.m. Non-Stop, PG-13

April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Mix House. Children 12 and under are invited to spend the day hunting for eggs, making crafts, getting photos taken with the Easter Bunny and more. This event is free and open to all eligible patrons. Sign up at the My Generation Youth Center for the upcoming spring break camp. Space is limited. Hourly and full time care available. Call 301-743-5456 for more information.

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Wednesday, April 16 @ 6 am

- 3BR / 2BA home on 4.7+/acres - Kitchen,dining,living, den, laundry rms. - Hardwood Floors, Wooded lot, private driveway - Close to Rt. 3, 301 Fredericksburg and Dahlgren - Only $25K starting bid. - Home Tour: Wed. April 9, 6 pm sharp

Call Mr. Kelly Strauss 540-226-1279

301-904-6036

This ad is a public service of this newspaper.

This ad is a public service of this newspaper.

FOR RENT COBB ISLAND Beautiful waterfront two story house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, wrap around porch, private pier and private gated entrance. $2000 a month plus $2400 security deposit.

website: http://www.somdnews.com

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General Library

Spring Celebration

April 14 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Library. Ride some ponies, pet rabbits and get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Free and open to all with base access.

National Library Week

Adorable Easter bunnies and other springthemed gifts are available for purchase at the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren Craftech; stop by or call 540-653-1730 for more information.

April 14 – April 18. Stop by all week and open a new Library card account or check out a book to be en-

tered to win a Books A Million gift card.

½ Day Movie Day

Movies will be offered for each half day scheduled on the Charles County school calendar. Movies will start at 2 p.m. The next scheduled movie day is April 1.

Trivia Night

Play by yourself, or on a team and test your knowledge while snacking on some pizza. Open to all eligible patrons. Prizes will be awarded.

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NEW Homes in A Master-Planned Riverfront Community NEW SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES from $265,900 HOPYARD FARM Featuring the DC area’s lowest tax rate 15 minutes to Fredericksburg VRE station with easy access to Southern Maryland! Live with the best amenities in the Fredericksburg area right outside your door step in a beautiful master-planned riverfront community. Enjoy the convenience of state-of-the-art fitness center, billiard room, and more in a 10,000 square foot clubhouse.

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