Haven Mohr holds a conversation with Santa while showing him the book she picked out Monday during the Christmas in August event at Santa’s Workshop.

Santa’s Workshop

Fort Hood Santa’s Workshop, a non-profit organization that provides Christmas presents to thousands of children of military families in the Fort Hood community each year, is now accepting applications for this year’s holiday season. Applications can be made online at The application period runs through Oct. 15.

Pool closures, openings

Comanche Pool will close for the season Friday. The indoor pool at Abrams Physical Fitness Center will reopen Tuesday. Hours are 5-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weekdays; and noon to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Training holiday hours are from noon to 4 p.m. and the pool is closed on federal holidays. For more information, visit or call 254-287-4648.

Santa Fe Gate reopens

Santa Fe Gate will reopen Tuesday after extensive changes to improve the flow of traffic exiting the installation. The gate, which mainly feeds traffic flowing to and from the Shoemaker Center and Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, has been closed since Feb. 12.

Fall Festival/Cowboys 4 Heroes

Fort Hood will host a fall festival in partnership with Cowboys 4 Heroes and the Fort Hood

Religious Support Office’s Togetherness Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 16, at the Phantom Warrior Center and the Spirit of Fort Hood Chapel. Along with a live DJ, a pumpkin patch, karaoke contest, and games, there will be arts and crafts tents. The Cowboys 4 Heroes Foundation will also be providing free barbecue.

NAF Vehicle Auction

The Fort Hood Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare & Recreation is currently holding a virtual auction Equip-Bid Auctions at The auction will run through 7 p.m., Nov. 1.