Oct. 4-5

Fishing for Freedom

Up to 300 bass fishermen from across the nation will volunteer to take Soldiers fishing, with the potential for a full field of 300 boats and 600 fishermen on Lake Belton during Fishing for Freedom. Each Soldier will fish with a volunteer bass angler, including some pro anglers, who will provide the boat, fuel and fishing equipment (if necessary).

The event is Friday and Saturday at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Boats depart at BLORA, at safe light Saturday morning.

A New Triton 2019 TRX189. valued at $32,495 and powered by a Mercury 115 HP engine is up for first prize.

The event is free and open to all branches of the military, both active duty and retired. Participation is open to all individuals who are 18 years of age or older or who have served or currently serving in our armed forces; however each team must consist of at least one active duty service member or retired veteran.

For more information, call 254-699-9151 or 866-397-5934.

To register, visit http://bit.ly/2ner97N.

Oct. 5

Oktoberfest

Fort Hood’s Oktoberfest is set for 5-10 p.m. Saturday at the Phantom Warrior Center. The event is touted as the largest fall festival of the year and will include activities such as a pumpkin patch, bratwurst eating contest, keg toss contest, strongman competition, German festival costume contest, kids zone, inflatables, German style food, arts and crafts vendors and beer sales. For more information, call 254-288-7835.

Fall Demo & Sale Day

The Course of Clear Creek are hosting Fall Demo & Sale Day from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday. Experts will demonstrate the latest golf equipment at the event, which is open to all. Attendees can save 10% on purchases of $50 or more. For more information, call 254-287-4130.

Oct. 8-9

Blood Drive

The Ironhorse Brigade has partnered with the Robertson Blood Center to host a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. The blood drive will be held at the 115th Brigade Support Battalion conference room, 2057 Battalion Ave. The blood drive is open to the entire greater Fort Hood community.

Oct. 12

NAF Vehicle Auction

NAF Vehicle Auction is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 12 at Yard 26. Organizers will auction off unclaimed impounded vehicles until everything is sold. A standard live auction format with open bidding will be used. All sales are final “as is, where is, no warranty.” Cash, credit and checks accepted. The event is open to the public. Cost is $3 (cash only) includes bidding card and auction listing

Online auction listing will be available closer to the event date

Early registration and vehicle viewing is set for 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7-11, Monday-Friday at Yard 36. On-site registration available at 7 a.m. Oct. 12 with auction starting promptly at 8 a.m. For more information, call 254-287-2725.

Oct. 13

Army Ten-Miler Run

The Fort Hood Army Ten-Miler Shadow Run is set for 8 a.m. Oct. 13 at BLORA Sunnyside Pavilion. Pre-register online at Hood.ArmyMWR.com. The event is open to all. Cost is $15 for Department of Defense members and $20 for non-DoD members if you pre-register and $20 for DoD members and $25 for non-DoD members on race day. For more information, call 254-285-5459.

Oct. 19

North Fort Hood Poker Night

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is hosting a Texas Hold’em Tournament set for 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at North Fort Hood, Bldg. 56316 Classroom A and B. The top 3 finishers will receive a prize. The event is free and open to Soldiers only. For more information, call 254-287-6116.

Oct. 26

Children’s Halloween Bingo

Children’s Halloween Bingo is set for 10 a.m. Oct. 26 at Community Events and Bingo Center. Children (up to 12) will receive lunch, goodie bags and 10 games of bingo. Doors open at 10 a.m. with bingo starting at 11 a.m. Cost is $5 per child. Please limit the number of adults attending to allow enough room for children participating in the event. For more information, call 254-532-9253 or 254-532-9263.

Nov. 9

Saddle Night

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area’s Nature in Lights is hosting Saddle Night, a guided trail ride through a partial trail of lights, at 6 p.m. Nov. 9. Cost is $40 per ride (personal horse and proof of negative Coggins test required). The event is open to all, but space is limited. For more information or to make a reservation, call 254-394-5018.

Nov. 16

The Great Turkey Chase

Pre-registration is available for the  Great Turkey Chase Half Marathon, set for 7 a.m. Nov. 16 at The Sportsmen’s Center.  Cost is $20 for DoD members and $25 for non-DoD members if you pre-register and $25 for DoD members and $30 for non DoD members on race day. On-site registration will be set for 5:30-6:45 a.m. on race day.

For more information, call 254-285-5459 or go to HoodArmyMWR.com.

Nov.15-Jan.5

Nature in Lights

BLORA’s annual holiday light display, Nature in Lights, runs from 5:30-11 p.m. Nov. 15-Jan. 5. The event is open to all and includes Santa’s Village and Santa’s Depot. Discount tickets are available through Nov. 14. For more information, call 254-287-2523.

ONGOING

Le Tour de Hood

Sign up for classes for Le Tour de Hood Spin Cycle Challenge at Abrams Physical Fitness Center. The event will run until Dec. 20. Participants will attend spin classes and complete the seven mountain stages of the Tour de France.

Each phase is around 80 miles. Participants will receive a prize each time they complete 100 miles. Complete all seven phases in the time frame and receive a T-shirt.

Cost is $3 for walk-ins and $45 for a 16-visit pass. Times are 8-9 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9-10 a.m., the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

Teen Taxi

Need a ride?

Teen Taxi is an after school pick-up service that transports youth to designated Fort Hood Youth Centers Monday-Friday. This service is free and open to middle school children and high school teens who are eligible to attend Fort Hood Youth Centers.

Permission slips are required for this service. Stop by your respective youth center to pick them up.

Procedures for service include:

• Call designated youth center for taxi pick-up.

• CYS verifies registration and parent completes permission slip.

• Appropriate time and location of pick-up will be given to youth.

• Youth will be picked up at given location and delievered to designated youth center.

For more information, visit hood.army.mwr.com.