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CONTENTS Flashlight Egg Hunt Easter Sunday Brunch Community Yard Sale FCC Amnesty 2-person Tip ‘n Tuck Operation Fight Night Spring Demo Day April Community Events Tell Me A Story

Leisure Travel Services Leisure Travel Services provides information on regional events and tickets for entertainment, sporting events, amusement parks, tourist attractions, popular cultural programs and even Greyhound Bus tickets. Also available; information on special interest and unit/ group tours for attractions throughout the region.

Monday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm Leisure Travel Services (Bldg. 136, 761st Tank Battalion)

254-287-7310 254-532-5292

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt An Egg Hunt in the dark, whoever heard of such a thing? Bring your children to Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s (BLORA) Flashlight Egg Hunt, April 5. Over 63,000 eggs are hidden for children 2- 12 years old to find. Pre-hunt activities begin at 6 pm and include: concessions, attractions, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. The hunt begins at 8:30 pm, but BLORA’s gate closes at 8:10 pm, so get there early.

Children ages 2 – 7 years old, must hunt with an adult. The fee is $6 per passenger vehicle and more for larger vehicles. Flashlight Egg Hunt is open to the public. For more information, call 254-287-2523. BLORA is located on North Nolan Road approximately 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to park is also possible from FM 439 and Sparta Road.

Club Hood’s Easter Sunday Brunch Celebrate the season with Easter Sunday Brunch at Club Hood on April 8 at the 11 am or 1:30 pm seatings. Enjoy assorted salads, desserts, mimosas, Virginia baked ham, top round of beef, chicken cordon bleu, shrimp a ’peel, macaroni and cheese, red skinned mashed potatoes, vegetable medley, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns and omelet and waffle stations. Brunch also includes free Egg Hunts for two different age groups at each seating: ages 1-5 and 6-10 at 12:15 pm and 2:45 pm. Brunch is a mere $19.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 5-12 and free for children 4 years of age and under. Club Hood is located in Bldg 5764 on 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Blvd, near the East Gate. To RSVP and for more information, call Club Hood at 254-532-5329 or 254-532-5073. Be sure to bring your personal camera to take pictures with the Easter Bunny!

Hood Highlights Java Café Starbucks® products, muffins, sweet treats, warm beverages and chilled refreshments.

Monday – Friday 7 am - 2 pm Located in the Rivers Building parking lot, on the corner of TJ Mills Boulevard and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.


DJ Thursday With Dr. J Thursdays 3 — 8 pm Spinning your favorites… Country & Western, Top 40, Oldies, R&B, Rap, Merengue, Salsa, Tejano, Blues and more Free popcorn and finger foods, pool and shuffle board New covered patio decks with outdoor TVs and ceiling fans Open to authorized patrons and their guests 18 and older Backbone NCO Lounge Bldg 194 - 37th Street, inside of the Phantom Warrior Center 254-532-1534 or 254-532-1560

Community Yard Sale In support of Net Zero Waste 2020, there will be a communitywide yard sale on April 14, from 7 am - 3 pm. Be sure to make time to stop by housing areas throughout the installation, to find all kinds of treasures available for reuse. Yard sales are another way to decrease waste and recycle, by allowing others the opportunity to recycle items that might otherwise go to a landfill. For more information about the community-wide yard sale, call 254-285–2307 or 254-554-1574.

Family Child Care (FCC) Amnesty The FCC Amnesty Plan allows individuals who are not currently certified FCC Providers, but are regularly caring for children in government-leased housing, an opportunity to register with Child, Youth & School Services as an FCC applicant without penalty. During the month of May, persons who come forward and meet the FCC Provider eligibility requirements, may continue to provide on post child care in government leased housing while simultaneously going through the FCC certification process. Applications may be picked up at the FCC office located in Bldg. 283 on Battalion Avenue, Monday - Friday, 7:30 – 4:30. Complete applications must be submitted by Wednesday, April 18. FCC certification classes begin on May 7 and continue through the remainder of the month of May. For more information, call 254-288-3865 .

2-person Tip ‘n Tuck Tournament The Courses of Clear Creek will host a 2-Person, Tipn-Tuck golf tournament on Saturday, April 21 at 9 am. Registration will be from 7:45 until 8:45 am. The cost is $15 per person plus applicable greens and cart fees. This is a 2-person scramble event where all of the tees are moved back (Tip) and the hole locations are in some of the most challenging positions imaginable (Tuck). In years past, some of our best reviews have come from this tournament. Remember, even though you may feel a hole is too difficult, all of the teams must play that same hole. All participants are provided a hole location sheet which depicts to actual location on the green. This will give to an opportunity to “go for the hole” or “play it safe”, the option and shot is yours for the making. Optional mulligan's will be on sale (3 for $5.00) at registration with a limit of three mulligans per person. A hamburger/cheeseburger lunch will be served after play for all participants. Lunch includes a sandwich, chips, and fountain drink. Get your Courses of Clear Creek is open to all and locate on best partner and come out and test your shot making Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road, Bldg. 52381. ability with our courses being set up long and hard. For more information, call 254-287-4130.

Hood Highlights Casey Memorial Library Books, Computers, Internet Access, CDs, DVDs, Videos, eBooks, Language Materials, Reference, StoryTime, Periodicals and Newspapers, Electronic Databases, Study Areas, Tax Forms, Microforms & Interlibrary Loans

Monday –Thursday 10 am – 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 12 – 8 pm Casey Memorial Library 72nd Street & 761st Tank Battalion Avenue, Bldg. 3202


Operation Fight Night Welcome to the sport that continues to climb the popularity charts among sports enthusiasts – Mixed Martial Arts. Cage Warrior Combat, in conjunction with Family and MWR, presents Operation: Fight Night, April 14 at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. The doors open at 6 pm and the bouts begin at 7 pm. This event features a bout between Fort Hood’s own - SFC Jesse Montez Thorton Sr., United States All-Army Flyweight Combatives Champion vs. Jens Pulver, Former UFC Lightweight Champion. Come out to an evening full of action and entertainment as several professional MMA bouts entertain the masses. Also, UFC’s Interim Welterweight Champion, Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit will be making a special guest appearance and conducting a meet and greet with the fans. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Open to all with all seats available for $25; however, a limited number of reserved seats available, on a first come, first served basis, at Leisure Travel Services. Tickets go on sale March 5 at the following locations: Leisure Travel Services: 761st Tank Battalion, Bldg. 136, next to Military Clothing Sales, 254-287-7310; Phantom Warrior Lanes: Clear Creek Road at Santa Fe Avenue, Bldg. 49010, 254-287-3424; Sportsmen’s Center: Rod and Gun Club Loop, 53rd Street and Murphy Road, Bldg. 1937, 254-532-4552; Apache Arts & Crafts Center: 761st Tank Battalion and 62nd Street, Bldg. 2337, 254287-0343; The Courses of Clear Creek: Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road, Bldg. 52381, 254-287-4130. All day-of ticket sales will take place at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, 62nd Street and Support Avenue, Bldg. 23001, beginning at noon on April 14 and ending promptly at 8 pm. If you require special needs accommodations, or if you have any questions about this event, please contact the Special Events Office at 254-288-7835.

Courses of Clear Creek Spring Demo Day The Courses of Clear Creek will host their Annual Spring Demo Day on Saturday, April 14 from 9 am to 3 pm. The event will take place on driving range and will include free range balls for everyone. Manufacturers will provide expert representatives from Ping, TaylorMade, Callaway, Cleveland, Titleist, Cobra, Nike, and Wilson. These representatives will provide information, suggestions, and recommendations for everyone trying out their equipment. This is everyone’s opportunity to hit the latest equipment and the

event is open to the public. During Demo Day, The Courses of Clear Creek will extend a 10% discount on all merchandise sales over $35. This discount does not apply towards Ping products. If you are looking for new equipment or just want to hit what the pros are hitting, you will not want to miss the Spring Demo Day. Courses of Clear Creek is open to all and locate on Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road, Building 52381. For more details call 254-287-4130.

April Community Events Calendar Fort Hood 5 Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt 7–8 BLORA Ranch Trail Ride 8 Easter Sunday Brunch 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Ladies Golf Clinic 12 BOSS XBOX Tournament 14 Daddy And Me Play Morning/Infant Massage 18 Ride 2 Recovery Dinner 19 Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge 21 I A.M. Strong K Run/Walk 27 Month Of The Military Child/Earth Fest Killeen 13 Fashion Show/Luncheon 14 Don’t Mess With Texas Trash-Off 15 Step Competition

20 Comedy Jam: Juan Villarreal & Shawn Harris 21 Community Garage Sale 26 Celebrate Killeen Festival Belton 6 Keith Sweat/MC Lightfoot Concert 13 Alan Jackson Celebration 22 Godsmack And Staind Concert Nolanville 14 Trainwhistle Jamboree Lampasas 28 Art In The Park Burnet 13-14 Bluebonnet Festival Salado 7, 14 Jammin' On The Lawn

Temple 20-22 Bloomin' Temple Festival Troy 28 Troy Farmers Market/ Arts & Crafts Round Rock 7 Round Rock Market Days 7, 14, 21, 28 Round Rock Farmers Market Waco 5 Stars Over Texas Jamboree Christmas 6 Arboretum TSTC Student Showcase 6 Rapper's Delight 14 Clean & Green Day 14 World Hunger Relief, Inc. Spring Farm Day 16 A Celebration Of Texas Writers: Judy Alter

Hood Highlights Child, Youth & School Services

PROGRAMS SKIESUnlimited A wide variety of instructional classes including music lessons, dance, Cordovan School of Art, karate and culinary arts. Instructors needed, call 254-553-3988. the edge Monthly cutting-edge life, art and fitness adventure packages for youth 6th -12th grade. Youth HIRED! Paid apprenticeships at various facilities throughout Fort Hood, that offer youth 15-18 years of age real-world career experience. Youth Centers Three centers conveniently located throughout Fort Hood offer a hot hang out spot for youth. After School Programs As students head back to school, check out what CYSS can offer the children in your Family for safe supervision with fun activities. Child Care Before and after school, hourly, weekly and occasional child care services are available for all age groups. Child Development Centers

Locations throughout Fort Hood! Available to children ages six weeks to five years of age.

*Sponsorship dopes not imply endorsement.

Resiliency Retreat Operational Adjustment As of March 31, 2012, the Resiliency Retreat Massage Therapy at the Applied Fitness Center has closed its doors. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.

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