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November 26, 2009 | Leisure
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Let Club Hood do the cooking for you this Thanksgiving. The club’s Thanksgiving buffet features roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, steamship round of beef and all your favorites holiday fixings. There are two seatings available: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. For ticket prices and reservations, call 532-5329. Fort Hood’s eight dining facilities are also open for Thanksgiving Day meals from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost of meals at dining facilities are $5.95 for E4 and below and $7.00 for all others. Courtesy photo
THROUGH JAN. 3

Nature in Lights

It will be a winter wonderland 5:30-11 p.m. through Jan. 3, 2010 at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

Five miles of holiday inspired scenes bring BLORA to life in this 13th annual display. Visit Santa’s Village for a cup of delicious hot chocolate, homemade cookies and seasonal crafts. Santa’s Village is open Thanksgiving through Dec. 13 and Dec. 17-24.

Gate fees are: $5 for a car, mini-van and pick-up truck; $15 for a 15-passenger van, limo and RV; $25 for a 24-passenger van; $40 for a 47-passenger van or large bus.

For more information, visit www.hoodmwr.com.



DEC. 2

Hood Hero information briefing

Fort Hood military and civilian organizations are invited to the Palmer Theater at 9 a.m. Wednesday for a Hood Hero information briefing. Conducted by Fort Hood’s Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

The 90-minute briefing by the Special Events Branch will be focused on questions and concerns regarding the installation’s quarterly recognition and awards program.

For more information, call Maj. Frank Acosta at 285-5948 or Joe Hill at 285-6127.



DEC. 3

St. Barbara’s Ball

The 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade will host the St. Barbara’s Ball Dec. 3 at Club Hood. The receiving line is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m., with the mess call to follow at 6 p.m.

For ticket information, call Capt. Adam Ray at 285-5905.



DEC. 4

Sarah Palin book signing

Sarah Palin will sign copies of her book “Going Rogue: An American Life” 7-10 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Clear Creek Post Exchange.



DEC. 5

‘It’s a Beautiful Day’

Estee Lauder is hosting a beauty day Dec. 5 at the Clear Creek Post Exchange. Free hand massages will be offered.

Williamson County Symphony Orchestra

The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra will perform 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Howze Auditorium.

This performance is free to attend. Seating is limited; arrive early. Howze Auditorium is located on Battalion Avenue near 75th Street.

For more information, call 286-5342.



Breakfast with Santa

The Fort Hood Enlisted Spouses’ Club sponsors its 8th annual Breakfast with Santa event at 8 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Applebee’s restaurant in Killeen. The event benefits Fort Hood’s Santa’s Workshop.

For ticket information, e-mail Marion Gilbert at FHAESC.vicepresident@yahoo.com.



DEC. 5, 12, 19

Meet Santa

Meet and greet Santa before he delivers all his toys 1-3 p.m. Dec. 5, 12, and 19 at the Clear Creek Post Exchange.



DEC. 11

Annual Christmas Variety Show

The annual Arizona Cardinals Christmas Variety Show is slated for Dec. 11 in Palmer Theater. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a performance by gospel artist Pauline Taylor-Hunt. The show begins at 7 p.m.

This is the 10th year the Cardinals cheerleaders have come to Fort Hood. Sponsored by AAFES, the program includes the Arizona Cardinals show team, mascot and Fort Hood-area children.

Child sign-up has already begun in the Clear Creek Post Exchange manager’s office, and will continue until the program has 100 participating children.

For more information about the program or getting your child involved, call 532-7200.



‘Save a Tot, Boost a Youth!’

A child passenger safety seat inspection and education program will be held 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Phantom Warrior Center parking lot.

Bring your vehicle, car or booster seat and your child for a safety lesson from trained technicians. Learn what seat is best for your child and how to properly install the seat in your vehicle. This inspection is especially important because new state law now requires all children younger than 8-years-old to ride in a proper child safety seat, regardless of their weight or height.

This event is and open to all military ID cardholders. The Phantom Warrior Center is located on 37th Street, Building 194. For more information, call 287-6505.



DEC. 12

CD signing, performance

Gospel artist Pauline Taylor-Hunt will sign CDs and give a live performance at noon Dec. 12 at the Clear Creek Post Exchange.



DEC. 19

Holiday Dash 5K

Run or walk off those extra holiday pounds at the second annual Holiday Dash 5K at 8 a.m. Dec. 19. The race begins at Abrams Physical Fitness Center at 62nd Street and Support Avenue.

The event is free and open to the public. The first 150 registered will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

To register, visit www.hoodmwr.com. For more information, call 285-5459.



ONGOING

CYSS Edge program

Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel is an art, life, fitness and adventure package including culinary arts, fashion design, video production and rock climbing classes.

The program is open to first- through 12th-grade youth registered with CYSS.

For more information, call 553-3995.



Mountain Biking at BLORA

Get in gear and head to BLORA’s Mountain Bike Trail. The trail system is designed to accomodate riders of all skill and endurance levels. For more information, call 287-2523.



Paintball

BLORA has equipment rental for all your paintball needs, and an area to hold paintball battles. All paintballs must be purchased from BLORA when using the facililty. For more information, call 287-8303.



Sportsmen’s Center

A one-stop shop for hunting on post. The center offers state hunting and fishing licenses and post permits.

For more information, call the center at 532-4552.



CLUB HOOD MENU

Club Hood offers lunch 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Monday–Friday (excluding holidays and training holidays) for $6.95.



This Week’s Menu:

Today

Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans



Thursday

11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thanksgiving dinner



Friday

Closed – Training Holiday



Monday

Baby back ribs, baked beans, corn bread



Tuesday

Roast beef, mashed potatoes, buttered corn

5:30-7:30 p.m. Beef and Burgundy



Wednesday

Beef lasagna, vegetable medley, garlic bread



CAREER CALENDAR

The Army Career and Alumni Program center is in the Copeland Soldier Service Center, Bldg. 18010. The office is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday.

Appointments are required for seminars and workshops. For updates or scheduling, call ACAP at 288-2227 or 288-5627.

The center is open on training holidays but closed for federal holidays. For more information, visit the Web site at www.acap.army.mil.



SEMINARS

All seminars are at 1 p.m, unless otherwise noted.

Dec. 1: Own Your Own Business: Overview.

Dec. 2: Federal Resume: Resumix.

Dec. 7: Advanced Resume.

Dec. 8: Education: Troops to Teachers.



EMPLOYER VISITS

Dec. 1: Goodman Network (telecommunication technicians and logistics); Northrup Gruman (overseas positions); UTI (educational); Primerica (financial advisors).

Dec. 2: Wyotech (vocational education) Dec. 8: Veterans Administration, Temple, Texas (various positions)

Dec. 9: BAE Systems (various positions)



OTHER SCHEDULED MANDATORY EVENTS

Veteran Affairs Disability Claims Briefings: Held every Monday at 12:45 p.m. in room B110 at the Copeland Center.

3-day TAP Workshops: Held Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Topics covered are: transitioning, negotiation, networking, interviewing, resumes and more.
 
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