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March-May 2011

What’s inside: SKIES Unlimited Classes Youth Center Spring Activities Monte Carlo Night: March 5 Circus: March 25-26 Month of the Military Child Easter Egg Hunt: April 23 Post-wide Garage Sale: May 7


Patriot Patriot Spouses’ Spouses’Club Club and and FMWR FMWR Present Present

“Denim “Denim to to Diamonds” Diamonds” at the Fort Sill Patriot Club

A fundraising event to benefit PSC’s Welfare and Scholarship Fund.

Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Craps, Live & Silent Auctions, Fabulous Prizes, Food, Drinks and Fun! Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door (Ticket price includes $15 in poker chips.)

Tickets on sale at Adventure Travel or call 580-355-2121, email donate@fortsillpsc.org or visit www.fortsillpsc.org

Open Open to to the the Lawton Lawton Fort Fort Sill Sill Community Community 18 18 years years and and older. older.


SKIES Unlimited offers instructional classes for children, from infancy to adolescence, who are registered with CYS Services. Enrollment is ongoing and classes are paid for on a monthly basis. Parents should signup their children before the first day of each month prior to starting. Payments are due within five business days from the first of each month. Visit www.sillmwr.com/skies.html for more information, or call (580) 442-4831 or 442-3927. Register online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil.

Ongoing Classes Ballet - $45 per month In this class, concentration is placed on fine tuning motor skills, building teamwork, and expanding a sense of spatial awareness. Instructor: Denise Dauzy Location: RecPlex, 2502 Sheridan Road Tue. & Thur.: 4:45-5:30pm (age 4-5) 5:30-6:30pm (age 6-8) Tap - $45 per month Children learn the basic fundamentals of tap dance, while improving their coordination and self-confidence. Instructor: Jordan Mayfield Location: Cooper CDC, Transitional Room Thursdays: 4:45-5:30pm (age 6+) Mon. & Thur.: 5:30-6pm (age 3-5) Piano & Voice - $50/mon, 4 sessions Classes emphasize fundamentals of piano and voice while fostering an interest and appreciation for music of all styles. Instructor: Laura Blakenship Location: RecPlex, 2502 Sheridan Road Tues. or Wed. 30 minute session once a week Guitar - $45 per month (1 hour sessions) Instructor: Teddy Bentley

Location: Resiliency Training Center Age: 7-18 years old Beginners: Learn the basics of playing the guitar including knowledge of strings and frets. Tuning the guitar and proper position are taught. Mondays: 5:30-6:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm Intermediate: Level 1: Students are taught the basic chords and to distinguish chords by ear. Level 2: Students learn to play a song recognizing musical intervals by ear. Thursdays: 5:30-6:30pm, 6:30-7:30pm Martial Arts Learn various punches, kicks, and self defense moves. Students will develop and improve discipline and self-confidence. Instructor: Eric Avance Location: Resiliency Training Center Tue. & Thur.: 5:30-6:15pm (ages 6-12), 6:30-7:15pm (ages 13+) Cost $45/mon Wed.: 5:30-6:15pm (3-5) Beginners. Cost $35/mon Zumba - $25 per month A fast-forward fusion of the Zumba moves (salsa, cumbia, reggaeton, hiphop and more) and high-octane workouts designed to let kids max out on fun and fitness.


Instructor: Diana Faulk Location: Cooper CDC, Transitional Room Tuesdays 4:30-5:15pm (ages 5+) Swimming Lessons - $35 per session Location: Rinehart Pool Spring Session 1: March 21 Spring Session 2: April 25 4-week session meeting twice a week. Hip-Hop/Jazz - $45 per month This class is a fun and energetic introduction into jazz and hip-hop dance. The class will incorporate basic jazz technique, stretching and strengthening, and basic choreography Instructor: Jordan Mayfield Location: Cooper CDC, Transitional Room Mondays: 4:45-5:30pm (age 6+) Mon. & Thur.: 6-6:30pm (age 3-5)

Baby-sitting Course - FREE Learn basic childcare skills & get CPR/ First Aid Certified! Location: Bldg. 4700, Rm 234 Baby-sitting Course Mar. 16, 9am-1pm CPR and First Aid Mar. 17, 9am-4:30pm Must attend both course and CPR/ First Aid classes! Cooking Italian - $12 per month Students will learn to prepare traditional main dishes and desserts from Italy. Parents can also join the fun and learn to prepare recipes of the Italian culture! Instructor: Daniela Scandian Location: School Age Center Every 4th Saturday 10:30-12:30pm (6 and up) Baby Sign Language - $55, 5 week Lessen frustration by teaching your baby sign language to clearly communi-

cate specific thoughts, wants, and needs before speech. Age: 6mon-3yrs w/parents Instructor: Mariam Torres Location: Resiliency Training Center Mar. 5 - Apr. 9 Sat.: 10-11am or Mar. 2 - Mar. 30 Wed.: 10-11am Etiquette Class - $45 per month “Excuse Me!: Did you just burp?” Class provides age-appropriate knowledge, leadership and life skills to help both boys and girls successfully manage their daily activities. Designed to maximize each child’s awareness of proper etiquette and good manners. Location: Frontier Chapel* Apr. 7 - May 3 (Five week session) Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm (ages 7+) Paid Instructors and Volunteers Needed! Join the Child, Youth & School Services family as a child/youth instructor. The new Schools of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills are looking for qualified, skilled instructors for the School of Arts, School of Sports, School of Academics, and the School of Life Skills. Our classes will serve infants through high school seniors in a wide variety of subjects and interests. CYSS offers a free training program to our instructors suitable to use for future employment; a background clearance is required. SKIES will work with instructors to assist in days and times which are most convenient for the instructor as much as possible. For information on instructor applications, stop by CYSS central enrollment, Bldg. 4700, call (580) 442-4831 or email shirelle.womack@us.army.mil. *Location subject to change.


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March 5-6, at LETRA Stay at LETRA! Call (580) 442-5858 for details.

Open to the Public! Register online at www.sillmwr.com. For more info, call (580) 442-3269.

March

Army Community Services (ACS) Mar. 3 – EFMP Families go bowling at the Twin Oaks Bowling Center 6-8pm. Two free games and shoes included. Call to register (580) 442-3393.

Mar. 25 – EFMP Families can enjoy playing family board games, puzzles, and card games. We will also host a resource fair with available community resources. Families will take home a free game. At the Patriot Club 6-8pm, call to register (580) 442-3393. Mar. 29 – EFMP will host a Parent to Parent Academic Portfolio Workshop, from 5:30-7pm at the Resiliency Training Center. Parents will learn how to transform their child’s school records into a powerful organizational tool. Materials will be provided. Call to register at (580) 442-3393. This free workshop is open to military families.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Mar. 2-3 & 9 – AFTB Level III, 9am-3:30pm at the AFTB building. Sharpen your leadership skills and be an asset to your organization. Mar. 23 – AFTB Level I Learn the fundamentals for navigating Army Life, 9am-4:30pm at the Resiliency Training Campus. Mar. 24-25 – 7 Habits of Highly Effective Military Families 8am-4pm. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Steven Covey. The class discusses ways to improve family team skills. Topics include: creating a family mission statement, setting family goals, setting priorities, and increasing communication. Register online at www.sillmwr.com. Childcare cut-off date is Mar. 10. For more information, call (580) 442-6801.


Mar. 26 – Couplehood 9am-4pm Couples who have participated in PAIRS can go to the next level and learn to continue to shape and build their relationship. Contact Angela Schertle at (580) 4426801, if you would like to update or change your registration for the class.

Interviewing Skills Workshop 1st & 3rd Wednesday, 10am-12pm Job Training Workshops

Need an appointment? Tuesday & Thursday, 10am-2pm Call ERP Bldg. 2871 Craig Road (580) 442-4823/4843 Monday and Friday, ERP Services at Bldg. 4700 Mow-Way Road (580) 442-4681

Mar. 12 – Federal Employment 101 Class, 10am-12pm at the Resiliency Center

Need a Job? We can help! Employment Readiness Program Classes and Training Opportunities Tuesday, 10am - Lawton/Fort Sill Employment Orientation

PCS Briefings Army Community Service offers PCS briefings for Soldiers and their families to various locations, including Iraq, Kuwait, Hawaii, Korea and Germany, the first and second Thursday of each month in Building 4700. For more information, call (580) 442-4916.

2nd Wednesday – Resume Writing and

Open to the Public!

Fort Sill, Cowan Field

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Tickets on Sale: Feb 18 - Mar 24

Friday, March 25 Saturday, March 26 5 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m.

Advance Adults................................$9.00 Children(Ages 2-12).......$6.00

TICKET OUTLETS: MWR Headquarters (Bldg 4700) Outdoor Adventure Center (RecPlex Bldg 2502) Twin Oaks Bowling Center

Day of Adults..............................$12.00 Children(Ages 2-12).......$7.00 www.sillmwr.com


Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Offers after-school enrichment activities for elementary, middle and high school students. Activities include bowling, scrapbooking, arts and crafts, backpacking, mountain biking, tennis, designing gift cards and more! Register at Parent Central Services in Building 4700 or call (580) 442-3927.

Spring Break Activities Cooper CDC Mar. 14-18 – Spring Break Camp 5:30am-5:30pm. Sign up is on a first come, first served basis. School Age Center Mar. 14-18 – Spring Break Camp 5:30am-5:30pm for children in grades 1-5. The theme for the week is “Spring into Spring Fitness Challenge.” Everything the kids do through the week is fitness-related including Wii fitness exercises and walking. The children will challenge each other in fitness events. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday they will work on upper body strength and on Tuesday and Thursday the focus will be on lower body strength. The center will also celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making four-leaf clover necklaces and creating a green jello cooking project. Registration is at the Parent Central Services, located in the Welcome Center, 4700 Mow-Way Road, or call (580) 4424836/3927. Cost for the camp is based on income and runs from $40-$110 weekly for children that do not attend the Before and After School Program. For more information, call the center at (580) 442-2844.

Youth Center Mar. 14-18 – Spring Break “Boots On” Camp, 7am-12pm Cost: Based on CYSS Fee Policy Must be registered by Mar. 7. For more information call 442-5959. (The YC opens at noon for non campers for FREE) Mar. 17 – Spring Break Field Trip, 10am-8pm Cost: $45 Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Dallas, Texas. Space is limited! (Camp kids have first priority on spaces)

March Special Openings

Mar. 4 – Grierson CDC Friday Special Opening 7-11pm Mar. 4 – School Age Center Friday Special Opening 7-11pm/Lock-In 7pm-7am Mar. 12 – Grierson CDC Saturday Special Opening 9am-1pm

School Age Center The School Age Center has recently been accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA). COA’s commitment to maintaining the highest level of standards and quality improvement is designed to identify providers that have set high performance standards for themselves and have made a commitment to their constituents to deliver the highest quality services. COA congratulates Fort Sill School Age Services for their hard work and wonderful achievement.


Youth Sports Spring 2011

Youth Baseball Ages 3-13 March-May at Lawton Parks & Rec 7-13 year olds must attend either Sheridan or Geronimo Road school to register or attend an off post school that does not have a baseball team. Cost: $45 Registration ends March 16

Youth Flag Football March-May at YMCA Cost $40 Registration ends March 16

Ages 3-12

Youth Girls Softball Ages 7-13 March-May at Lawton Parks & Rec 7-13 year olds must attend either Sheridan or Geronimo Road school to register or attend an off post school that does not have a softball team. Cost:$45 Registration ends March 16

Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Children must be registered with CYSS and have a current sports physical that is current throughout the season to register. Call Parent Central Services at (580) 442-3927/4836 to register. For more information, call (580) 442-5926 or visit www.sillmwr.com. Register for activities online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil.


Nye Library Mar. 2 – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration 4:30-6pm. Join Nye Library and celebrate the birthday of a popular children’s author! We’ll have balloon animals, a craft, and games!

Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Storytime at 11am on Wednesdays. Listen to a great story and make a craft! Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Kid’s Book Club 4:30-5:30pm on Wednesdays. For children in grades 3-6. If you enjoy reading and discussing literature with others, then join us at our weekly book club. Participants take their turn reading out loud and then ask questions and discuss what they have read. We also make a craft! Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – Storytime at 2pm on Thursdays. Listen to a great story and make a craft! Program will be the same as the Wednesdays 11am Storytime. Mar. 5 – Saturday Matinee 1-3pm

Showing the movie “Cat in the Hat” (PG) based on the book by Dr. Seuss. A guardian must remain with their children if they are under 8 years old. Mar. 5 & 15 – Computer Class at 1pm. Interested in learning basic windows operating systems (Vista, XP)? Nye Library is now offering free classes on getting started, file management, printing, and accessibility and problem solving. Be on the lookout for more classes! Sign up at the circulation desk to reserve your spot. Class size limited to 15 individuals. Mar. 6 – Book Club from 2-4pm. We will be discussing “Caravans” by James Michener. Snacks and drinks provided by a book club member! Bring friends and book recommendations! Mar. 14-18 – Southern Spring Craft a Day at 1pm (5 consecutive days). Join us over Spring Break for some fun crafting opportunities. We will have a different craft each day so keep coming back! Mar. 25 – Puppet Theatre at 11am - Join us for some songs, a great puppet drama, and a craft!

For all the Nye Library events information, please call (580) 442-2048.


Clubs and Travel

Mar. 4 – Community Dinner at the Patriot Club, dinner begins at 6pm with cocktails starting at 5pm. The meal is free for all club members. Nonmembers pay $16.50, children 6-12 are $7.75 and children 5 and under are free. The meal includes: glazed corned beef, fish and chips, Irish pub salad, red cabbage, Boxty (Irish-style potato pancakes), Irish soda bread, scones and beverages. RSVP by the Wednesday, March 2 to sill.mwrm@conus.army.mil or call (580) 442-4120. Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Texas Hold’ Em at the Impact Zone, 3265 Crane Road. Call (580) 442-0355 for more information.

Mar. 27 – Sunday Brunch at the Fort Sill Polo Club catered by Little Java. Attendees can choose from two seating times; 11am or 12:30pm. The price is $11.95 for adults, $5.95 or children ages 4-12 and free for children 3 and under. The menu includes: sliced ham, pot roast, baked chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, assorted salads, rolls, eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, waffle station, omelet station, home fries, assorted desserts and beverages. Reservations are required to attend and must be made by Wednesday, March 23. Call (580) 442-2020 to reserve your seat. Credit card information will be taken at the time your reservation is booked. Reservations cancelled 72 hours in advance will not be charged.

Come out test your fishing Skills at LETRA’s

Fishing Tournament

Valid OK State fishing license is required


Final Fridays

To host a final Friday event call 442-5300.

Dance Music, Karaoke, Darts, Pool, FREE Appetizers, Friday Specials, Prizes, and More!

March 25

DENTAC April 29

HQs DET FCOE

Backbone Lounge Patriot Club

May 26

31st ADA BDE Open to everyone!

Free on-post cab service and Free sodas for designated drivers!

Adventure Travel offers discount tickets:

Disney World with flight out of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, departing March 16. The five-night stay is at Disney’s All Star Movies Resort and includes: 4-Day Magic Your Way Ticket and Disney’s Magical Express. Cost is $799 per person, double occupancy.* Royal Caribbean Cruise for seven nights aboard Royal Caribbean Voyager of the Seas. The ship departs from Galveston on April 24. Ports include: Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Montego Bay for $530 per person, double occupancy.* Las Vegas round-trip air from Oklahoma City departing April 4. The tickets include 3-nights at Excalibur for $359 per person, double occupancy.* Adventure travel has NASCAR tickets for Texas Motor Speedway on sale now. The event happens April 8-9. Get your tickets now before they are all gone. Sign up now to be put on the waiting list for OU Sooners football and Dallas Cowboys football tickets. Adventure Travel will call you when they go on sale and you will have options for the best seats available. Check out the discounted tickets for Six Flags Over Texas spring break. For all of your travel needs, and tickets to nearby amusement parks and water parks, check out Adventure Travel in the PX Mall, call the office at (580) 250-4040 or visit them on the web at www.adv-travel.com. *All prices are per person, based on double occupancy and based on availability. Prices may change as space fills up. All prices are before taxes and port charges and based on availability, subject to change as space fills up.


April

Army Community Services (ACS) Apr. 7 – EFMP Families will go bowling at the Twin Oaks Bowling Center 6-8pm. Two free games and shoes are included. Call to register (580) 442-3393. Apr.19 – EFMP will host an Autism Concepts Workshop on Positive Behavior Support at the Resiliency Training Center from 6:30-8pm. Call to register at (580) 442-3393. The workshop is open to anyone interested. Apr. 30 – EFMP Families will go to the Zoo in OKC. Tickets and transportation will be provided. Call to register (580) 442-3393.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB)

Apr. 6-7 – AFTB Level I, 9am-3pm at the Resiliency Training Campus. Learn the fundamentals for navigating Army Life. Apr. 13-14 & 20 – AFTB Level II 9:30am-3pm at the AFTB Building. Classes cover areas on personal growth and introduction to leadership.

Apr. 15-16 – 8 Habits of a Successful Marriage 9am-4:30pm at the Resiliency Training Campus. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Steven Covey, “The 7 Habits of Highly

Effective People.” This marriage class teaches people to set and achieve goals within their marriage, to create priorities that allow the marriage to come first, and to value differences to benefit the marriage. Couples will receive training material to continue their journey after the class is complete. Register online at www. sillmwr.com. Childcare cut-off date is Mar. 25. For more information, call (580) 442-6801.

Apr. 1 – Employment Focus Group at 7pm at the Resiliency Training Campus.

Six Steps to Building an Effective Resume 1. Master Resume Basics 2. Write a Simple Resume in about an hour 3. Create a Skills Resume in just a few hours 4. Develop a Cover Letter and other Job Search Correspondence 5. Use Your Resume on the Internet 6. Polish and Perfect Your Resume Don’t forget to Network by Volunteering! Including your community service activities and experience in your resume is a great way to open doors and develop career opportunity Contact Army Volunteer Coordinator ACS (580) 442-4916 Fort Sill Welcome Center 4700 Mow-Way Road Fort Sill, Oklahoma 73505


Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) April is the Month of the Military Child

Fort Sill is proud to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. Each year, April is designated as the month to show appreciation and respect for our military children and youth and the contributions they bring to the military community. Fort Sill will host special events and programs throughout the month of April in honor of military children.

Fort Sill Child Development Centers Professionally trained staff, with strict adherence to health, safety and facility standards and the philosophy for creating a safe, nurturing environment adds up to offering the finest developmental child care available.

Tincher CDC

4122 Bragg Rd., (580)442-2320 or 442-4784

Grierson CDC

4123 Bragg Rd., (580)558-4305 or 558-4306

Cooper CDC

4125 Bragg Rd., (580)558-5734 or 558-5735

https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil


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Nye Library

Apr. 1-30 – Poetry on Display Stop by and view some fine literary masterpieces by members of the community. If you want to submit your poetry for display, let us know!

make a craft. Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, 24 – Storytime 2pm on Thursdays. Listen to a great story and make a craft! Program will be the same as the Wednesday Storytime.

Apr. 1-30 – Read for Rewards! All children are eligible to read for rewards during the Month of the Military Child. Children age birth to 7 years old can receive a Family and MWR certificate for every 3 books they checkout and read (parents may read to children who cannot). Children 8-12 years old can receive an Family and MWR certificate for every 2 books they checkout and read. Young adults (age 13 – 18) may receive a Family and MWR certificate for every one book they checkout and read. (Books must be reading level appropriate!) Only books checked out from Nye Library are eligible for this program.

Apr. 9 – Saturday Matinee 1-3pm Showing the movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” (PG). A guardian must remain with their children if they are under 8 years old or the movie rating is PG or higher.

Apr. 3 – Book Club 2-4pm We will be discussing “The Back of Beyond,” by Barbara Bickmore. Snacks and drinks provided by a book club member! Bring friends and book recommendations!

Apr. 23 – Easter Make and Take 2pm Come to Nye Library for some fun Easter crafting from 2-4pm or when supplies run out.

Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Storytime at11am on Wednesdays. Listen to a great story and make a craft. Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27 – Kid’s Book Club 4:30-5:30pm on Wednesdays For children in grades 3-6. If you enjoy reading and discussing literature with others, then join us at our weekly book club. Participants take their turn reading out loud and then ask questions and discuss what they have read. We also

Apr. 10-16 – National Library Appreciation Museum Display Come in and view some of the “retired” tools used in a variety of library services. Join us for a craft on Apr. 16 from 1-3pm. Apr. 22 – Puppet Theatre at 11am Join us for some songs, a great puppet drama, and a craft.

Nye Library April 23, 2-4pm

For all the Nye Library events information, please call (580) 442-2048.


Clubs

April 1 – Community Dinner at the Patriot Club, dinner begins at 6pm with cocktails starting at 5pm. The meal is free for all club members. Non-members pay $16.50, children 6-12 are $7.75 and children 5 and under are free. RSVP by Wednesday, March 30 to sill. mwrm@conus.army.mil or call (580) 442-4120.

Apr. 1, 29 – The Impact Zone will host a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament beginning in April. Tournament play will be held April 1, April 29 and May 27 with a final on June 17. First through third place finishers will be awarded a cash prize. The first place finalist will have the opportunity to advance to compete in an online

competition against other garrison winners in July for great prizes!! Visit www. mwrpromotions.com or call (580) 4420355 for more information.

Apr. 24 – Easter Brunch at the Patriot Club. Choose from two seating times; 11am or 12:30pm. The price is $18.50 non-members, $18 for members, $7.50 for children ages 6-12 and FREE for children 5 and under. The menu includes: carving station, honey glazed salmon, home fries, eggs, bacon, sausage, baby bakers, rice pilaf, Mediterranean flamed vegetables, waffle station, salad station, assorted desserts, rolls and beverages. Reservations are required and must be made by Wednesday, April 20 by calling (580) 442-2020. Credit card information will be taken when reservation is booked. Reservations cancelled 72 hours in advance will not be charged.

Women In Nature FREE

March 19

HIKING 8am - 12pm Wildlife Refuge Explore the wildlife refuge on a guided trail hike with environmental interpretation, a little exercise, and a lot of fun!

Registration ends March 6

FREE April 2 & 6

archery Wildlife Refuge 8am - 12pm

Harness your inner Robin Hood and learn how to shoot a bow and arrow Registration ends March 30

Wildflower Walk

May 28, 9am-1pm Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy the wildlife refuge on a bus tour and moderate hike to view the wild May flowers of Oklahoma! $5.00 Registration ends April 9

*Trips leave from the RecPlex, 2502 Sheridan Rd, Fort Sill. *Participants must be over the age of 18. For more info, call (580)442-3575.


Open to the Public!

Saturday, April 23 11am - 2 pm Butner/Cowan Field

Easter Egg Hunt Age Group Special Needs - 11:05am 18 months - 3 years - 11:05am 4 - 5 years - 11:35am 6 - 8 years - 12:05pm 9 - 11 years - 12:35pm

Prizes, Face Painting, Pony Rides, Inflatables, Paintball, Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Food & Beverage Concessions and so much more!


May

Army Community Services (ACS) May 26 – EFMP Families will go bowling at the Twin Oaks Bowling Center 6pm-8pm, two free games and shoes included. Call to register (580) 442-3393.

Army Family Team Building (AFTB) May 4 – AFTB Level I 9am-3pm at the Resiliency Training Campus. Learn the fundamentals for navigating Army Life.

May 11-12 & 18 – AFTB Level II 9:30am-3pm at the AFTB Building. Classes cover areas on personal growth and introduction to leadership.

May 3-5 – Instructor Training Course (pre-requisite) May 10-11 – Briefer Training Course May 17-19 – Facilitator Training Course Enhance your resume by increasing your knowledge, skills and abilities in three distinct areas: Instruction, Briefing and Facilitation. Certifications are required for all ACS staff and volunteers, highly encouraged for others who train and transferable to all Army installations. All classes held at Resiliency Training Campus. FREE childcare available to those registered by 15 April. Classes are 9am-3pm daily. For more information, call (580) 442-6458. May 14 – PAIRS 9am-4:30pm Practical Application of Intimate

Relationship Skills is a couples’ communication class that focuses on how to effectively communicate and deepen the bond between married people. Other topics include: how to handle jealousy, why we communicate the way we do, and stress communication styles. Register online at www.sillmwr.com. Childcare cut-off date is Apr. 29. For more information, call (580) 442-6801. May 21 – Cherish the Gift of Summer Fun, 9:30am-3pm, a 1 day, family friendly seminar offering 15 different workshops that provide a sampling of the best that Fort Sill has to offer. Cherish the Gift of Summer Fun will focus on finding ways to enjoy the summertime in Southwest Oklahoma. Childcare is available on site for those who register by the childcare cut-off date of May 6. Register online at www.sillmwr. com. For more information, call (580) 442-6801.

Upcoming Event

Jun. 11 – Couplehood 9am-4pm Couplehood is an advance couple communication class for couples who loved PAIRS and want more. Register online at www.sillmwr.com. Childcare cut-off date is May 27. For more information, call (580) 442-6801.

May 12 – Employment Readiness Program Hiring Fair 11:30am-1pm at the Resiliency Training Campus. For more information, call (580) 442-3539/4681. Free and open to the public.


Child, Youth & School Services (CYSS) Cooper CDC

May 20 – End of School Dance 7-10pm Registered member may bring 1 visitor. Cost - $5.

School Age Center

May 31 – Summer Camp begins. Must be registered by May 25. Camp Starts at 7am and ends at noon. Cost: Based on CYSS Fee Policy (Income Category) The Youth Center opens at noon for non campers at no cost.

May 31 – Summer Camp begins for Kindergarten children May 5 – Cinco De Mayo Celebration 4-5pm May 26 – LPS last day of school May 31 – Summer Camp begins

May Special Openings

May 6 – Grierson CDC and School Age Center Friday Special Opening 7-11pm May 14 – Grierson CDC Saturday Special Opening 9am-1pm May 27 – Training Holiday School Age Services open 7am-5:30pm *CDCs, SAC, YC will be CLOSED on May 30, Memorial Day

Youth Activities

May 7 – Free Mother’s Day Luncheon & Movie 11:30am-2pm. Registered youth can bring their moms in for a nice Mother’s Day luncheon and movie.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Alice in Wonderland

Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT), a nationally-acclaimed educational-enhancement organization focusing on children’s theater is coming with PROPS (Plays, Recitals, Orchestration, Plays and Stagecraft) to Fort Sill for a week long Theatre experience from June 13 through June 18.

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The goal of PROPS is to develop life skills in young people through participation in the performing arts. Two professionals from the Missoula Children’s Theater staff (MCT) will provide workshops for 5-18 year old children and youth covering all aspects of the theater, to include auditioning, role playing, stage craft, makeup, sound design, as well as costume and set design. The end of the week will culminate with the production “Alice in Wonderland.” Interested children and youth are chosen to participate in PROPS by auditioning before the MCT staff. After selection the youth must commit to: five days of 4 hour practices Monday through Friday and an on stage performance. Depending on selections, children may not be required to attend all practices during the four hours. Workshops will be between 10am2:30pm, two rehearsal sessions are scheduled each day with a 30 minute snack break. Youth who would like to learn and have fun during this week-long event must be registered at Parent Central Services, 4700 Mow Way Road, or register online at https:// webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/ sillcyms.html prior to the Monday auditions. Audition registration will begin May 2. For more information call at (580) 442-4831.

performances, recitals, orchestration, plays & stagecraft

In response to the Army Family Covenant (AFC), Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services has created PROPS, a program that offers on-stage performing arts experiences before a live audience. PROPS provides Army Garrisons world-wide with workshops for 6-18 year-old children and youth covering all aspects of the theater, to include auditioning, role playing, stage craft, makeup, sound design, as well as costume and set design. PROPS is supported by Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT), a nationally-acclaimed educational-enhancement organization. MCT supplies their expertise in theatrical education to each Garrison participating in PROPS. MCT, whose mission is the development of life skills in young people through participation in the performing arts, is already an entity familiar to Army Families around the world.


Teens, 15-18 years old, can get valuable work experience and workforce preparation training through the Fort Sill Youth Center. The Hired! Apprenticeship Program gives participants an opportunity to explore secondary education options and work with an assigned mentor in one of many career interest areas. Teens gain valuable experience and training and are better equipped with the skills needed for a highly-competitive job market. Apprenticeship terms are 12-weeks long and are available in many job fields including Information Technology, Sports Management, Automotive Technology and Recreation Management. A cash award is possible for those who complete the term. The summer term runs May 21-Aug. 13 and the application deadline is May 2. Teens must be registered with CYSS to be eligible to participation in the Hired! Apprenticeship Program. For more information or an application, visit the web page at http://www.sillmwr.com/hired.html, or call (580) 442-5407 or email at amber. kalla@us.army.mil.

Nye Library May. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Storytime at 11am on Wednesdays. Listen to a great story and make a craft! May. 4, 11, 18, 25 – Kid’s Book Club 4:30-5:30pm on Wednesdays. For children in grades 3-6. Children who enjoy reading and discussing literature with others, should join us at the weekly book

club. Participants take their turn reading out loud and then ask questions and discuss what they have read. We also make a craft! May. 5, 12, 19, 26 – Storytime at 2pm on Thursdays. Listen to a great story and make a craft! Program will be the same as the Wednesday Storytime. May 7 – Mother-Child Tea Party 10am Kids of all ages! Do something special for Mom for Mother’s Day by taking her to a Mother-Child Tea Party to enjoy some light refreshments, make a special gift, and spend time with Mom. Supplies are limited to 50 individuals so don’t forget to register at the circulation desk. Registration begins in April.

Nye Library

Mother-Child Tea Party

Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

May. 8 – Book Club 2-4pm, discussing “The Creature from Jekyl Island” by G. Edward Griffin. Snacks and drinks are provided! May 14 – Saturday Matinee 1-3pm Showing the movie “The Second Jungle Book” (PG) based on the book by Louise Fitzhugh. A guardian must remain with children under 8 years old when the movie rating is PG or higher. May. 20 – Puppet Theatre at 11am Join us for some songs, a great puppet drama, and a craft!


AT YOUR LOCAL POOL

Outdoor Pool Schedule QUINETTE POOL

located at 501 Quinette Rd. (behind the Patriot Club) Mon. - Tue. Wed. - Fri. Sat. - Sun.

CLOSED 1pm - 8pm 1pm - 8pm

GERONIMO POOL

located at 5486 Honeycutt Rd. (next to Patriot Estates) Mon. - Tue. Wed. - Thur. Fri. - Sun.

1pm - 8pm CLOSED 1pm - 8pm

SPRAY PARK

located at Fort Sill Blvd. & King Rd. Mon. Tues. Weds. - Sun.

CLOSED 12pm - 8pm 10am - 8pm

POOLS & SPRAY PARK OPEN MAY 27! For more information, contact the Aquatics Manager at (580) 442-6200.


Family & MWR Outdoor Spring Programs

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For more information, contact Lara Patterson at (580) 442-3575 or lara.rigby@us.army.mil

Boaters Safety Class

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Arena Paintball Pro, Lawton, OK Get out and get moving with family and friends!

Cost: $20/person

March 12, April 9, May 14 (Gear rental, field fees, 500 paint rounds) ach, at the Fort Sill Conference Center , May 14 Movies on the Be March 19, April 16 9 a.m. *Must be over the age of 10 at LETRA ds two days en n tio ra st t and gi a chair or aa bbllaannkkeet and July 9 at LETRA Re date before the trip 9am - 5pm Bring r movie rinjogyaachfaaimrilyo friendlyly m Ben 9 a.m. ovie d n ie fr ily y abefaacmh after the sunnsseettss.. Sign up today at the RecPlex (580) 355-8270 or at LETRA (580) 442-5858. jo n e e th on su each after th-1e0:30pm on th Meayb28, 8::3300pm :30pm 8inf, o,8 call p(5m80-1) 4402-5858. 2 ay M e or m r Fo

Turner Falls State Park, Davis, OK

Port Aransas, TX

Mar 25, 8am - Mar 27, 8pm

$185 (includes transportation, 8 hour fishing trip, and lodging) Participants are responsible for food & $16 fishing license.

Spend the day at this adventurous family-friendly destination & enjoy activities May 27, 8am-4pm Cost: $12 Registration ends 2 days before the trip date.

Registration endsMar March 4. more For more info, callcall(580) Registration ends 4. For information, (580)442-3575 442-3575

Family Campout

Dust off the camping gear and pitch your tent at LETRA for the first ever Family Campout. Camping has never been better with tons of activities to keep the family busy like arts and crafts, archery, canoeing, geocaching and more. $5/person (includes activities, tent site, and a light breakfast)

May 14-15, Saturday, 1pm - Sunday, 12pm

Food and drinks will be available on site for purchase.


May. 21 – Summer Reading Program Kick-off 1pm. Summer is right around the corner and we have some fantastic reading opportunities for kids in June and July. Register your children birth through teen at our Summer Reading Program Kick-off May 21st from 1-3pm. We will have balloon animals, fun carnival games, and prizes! Registration can be done anytime from May through July 21. Be on the lookout for the 8-week Summer Reading Program in May, June, and July. Parents must come in to sign the registration forms and pick up the SRP info before their children can participate in the Summer Reading Program.

Clubs

May 6 – Community Dinner at the

Patriot Club, dinner begins at 6pm with cocktails starting at 5pm. The meal is free for all club members. Non-members pay $16.50, children 6-12 are $7.75 and children 5 and under are free. RSVP by the Wednesday, May 4 to sill. mwrm@conus.army.mil or call (580) 442-4120. May 8 – Mother’s Day Brunch will be held at the Patriot Club. Treat mom to a scrumptious meal on her special day! The Patriot Club is offering two seating times; 11am and 12:30pm. The price is $18.50 non-members, $18 for members, $7.50 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. The meal features: shrimp boil, slow cooked roast beef, squash & zucchini, hash browns, eggs, bacon, sausage, mashed potatoes & gravy, rice, waffle station, salad station, assorted desserts, rolls and beverages. Reservations are required to attend and must be made by Wednesday, May 4. Call (580) 442-2020 to reserve your seats!

May 26 – Science Explosion 4:30pm Join us as we explore the exciting world of science. Please join us at Nye Library for some interesting discoveries and maybe even some hands on experiments! May 31 – Teen Summer Reading Program 1pm. The first session of the Summer Reading Program for teens begins May 31 from 1-2pm. Come get inspired to read for prizes, create cool crafts, and participate in neat activities. For all the Nye Library events information, please call (580) 442-2048

Credit card information will be taken at the time your reservation is booked. Reservations cancelled 72 hours in advance will not be charged.


Special Events

May 6 – Spouse-a-palooza! In honor of Fort Sill’s military spouses, MWR will host a Military Spouse Appreciation Night “Spouse-a-palooza” Friday, May 6 at the Patriot Club Ballroom from 6-9pm. This event is free for military spouses and includes the festivities, dinner, a night of pampering, door prizes, and de-stressing tools. Preregistration is required. Check www.sillmwr.com for more information.

May 7 – Post-wide Garage Sale

Gather up those gently worn items and sell them at the Post-wide Garage Sale or come out and hunt for that “treasure”. The event is open to the public for shopping. Permits to sell may be purchased by Family and MWR authorized patrons. Garage sale will be on the hardstand lot east of Bldg. 4700. Permits go on sale April 1 and are available at the Outdoor Equipment Checkout Center in the RecPlex, 2502 Sheridan Road, Monday through Friday, 9am-1pm and 2-4:30pm; and Saturday 8:30amnoon. Permits are also available at Family

& MWR Headquarters, 4700 Mow-Way Road, Monday through Friday, 8am3:30pm. Permits are $15 for anyone who would like a spot on the hardstand. For more information, call (580) 442-9480. May 7 – Inaugural Pooch Plunge 10am-1pm. Fort Sill Family & MWR and the Fort Sill Stray Pet Facility and Vet Clinic will host the 2011 Inaugural Pooch Plunge May 7 at LETRA. The event, held during National Pet Week and Sports and Fitness Awareness Month, will include fun events for dogs and their owners. Events include: a Pooch Plunge into Lake Elmer Thomas, a Tail-wagger Swagger Fun Run/Walk, a Canine Agility Course and much more. All pets must have up-to-date vaccines and shots. Tags and collars must be worn. There is a 2-dog limit per person and owners must pick up after their pet. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information, call (580) 4425858 or 919-2965. May 8 – Polo Match on the Polo Field

More information as it becomes available.

Hunt for treasures at the

Spring Garage Sale

Open to the Public! May 7, 2011 8 am to 2 pm Bldg 4700 East Parking Lot


Spring 2011 Fort Sill Intramural Sports Calendar Deadline

Coaches Meeting

Volley Ball

March 22

March 24

Racquetball

March 29

March 31

5K Run

April 8

Golf

April 26

April 28

Track

May 2

May 2

Start Date

March 29

May 10

May 23-26 April 2 April 8

May 3-5

Army 10-Miler Qualifier May 7 Softball

Championship

May 7 May 12

May 17

August 8-11

Intramural sports participants must be active duty military. For more info, call (580) 442-3269/5623 or visit www.sillmwr.com

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Twin Oaks Bowling Center Presents:

PRO-AM & PBA REGIONAL TOURNAMENTS May 20 - 22, 2011

All events are open for public viewing.

Friday, May 20, 5pm & 7pm Sweeper and Pro-Am Bowling Tournament Saturday, May 21, 9am - 7pm PBA Regional Bowling Tournament Sunday, May 22, 8:30am - 4pm PBA Regional Bowling Tournament Finals

Twin Oaks Bowling Center 935 Macomb Road Fort Sill, OK 73503 (580) 442-2882 More information will be announced as it becomes available!

Fort Sill Family & MWR Spring Guide  

The spring guide for March, April and May