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April 9, 2009 | Leisure
April 9

Flashlight Egg Hunt

An Egg Hunt in the dark will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area.

Pre-hunt activities begin at 6 p.m. and include concessions, attractions and photos with the Easter bunny.

More than 50,000 eggs will be hidden for children 2-12 years old. Children ages 2-7 years old must hunt with an adult.

The BLORA gate closes at 8:10 p.m. The fee is $6 per passenger vehicle and more for larger vehicles. The rain date for this event is April 10. The Flashlight Egg Hunt is open to the public.

For more information, call 287-2523. BLORA is located on North Nolan Road about 10 miles from East Range Road. Access to park is also possible from FM 439 and Sparta Road.

April 11

EFMP Easter Egg Hunt

Fort Hood’s Exceptional Family Member Program will host an annual Easter Egg Hunt from 9-11 a.m. Sunday at the Bronco Youth Center. This event is open to all EFMP members.

The youth center is located at Bldg. 6602 on Tank Destroyer Boulevard. To make a reservation, call 285-6658 or e-mail

Comanche I, II Easter Egg Hunt

Comanche I and II Housing areas will host an Easter egg hunt at noon Saturday outside the Comanche II Community life Building. In addition to the Easter egg hunt children can pose for a picture with the Easter Bunny. For more information call Deborah Jarzynkowski, Comanche II mayor, at 702-6212.

April 12

Easter Sunrise Service

An Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 7 a.m. Sunday inside the Comanche Chapel. The guest speaker will be retired chaplain (Col.) Sonny Moore who will deliver the message, “Jesus is Alive.” Inspirational music will be provided by keyboardist Suzanne Tidball, the Gospel Service Choir and Spc. Leroy Bradley III.

Proceeds from an offering to be held during the Easter Sunrise Service will benefit the Serving Our Soldiers fund.

A continental breakfast will be served after the service. For more information call the Garrison Chaplain’s Office at 287-9723.

Club Hood Easter Brunch

On Sunday, Club Hood will host an Easter Brunch, which will include a meal, an egg hunt and the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny for an additional $6 charge. Two sittings are available: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. The meal includes: baked ham, encrusted tilapia, top round of beef, salad bar, vegetables, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, omelet station, dessert bar and more. The Kiddie Buffet includes: cereal, biggie pig in the blanket, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese and more. The event is open to the public. Club Hood is located in Bldg. 5764, at 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard.

To make reservations, call 532-5329.

Ready Army Kids Competition

To help celebrate the Month of the Military Child, Ready Army will host a Prepared Kids competition aimed at inspiring Army Families to get ready for emergencies. The competition is organized into three groups -- up to age 7, 8-12 and 13-18. Enter as an individual or group. Entries may be any product, idea or item related to preparing for a natural or man-made hazard.

Entry deadline is Sunday. For more information call 285-6959.

April 14

SAMC Induction

Two Fort Hood Soldiers will be inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club at 3 p.m. during a ceremony at the Backbone NCO Lounge.

Sgt. 1st Class Yvonne Roger, 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, and sgt. 1st Class Shaun Fairley, 120th Infantry Brigade, will be inducted.

April 15

Post TV Town Hall on Education

Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch will host the live call-in TV Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Lynch will be joined by other panel members to discuss child and adult education. He’ll be joined by area school superintendents and the post education center director. Viewers can call in during the broadcast to discuss concerns, comment, or ask questions of the commander or panel members. Watch TV Town Hall on post on Fort Hood TV Channel 10 or off post on KNCT, cable channel 4.

April 17

Phantom Thunder II

Phantom Thunder II, a motorcycle mentorship ride led by Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch, III Corps and Fort Hood commander, will roll out of Fort Hood at noon April 17.

The intent of the ride is to reinforce motorcycle mentorship between senior and junior riders, demonstrate safe motorcycle operation and to enjoy the after-ride concert with Family and friends.

Soldiers will rally in unit areas before staging at Hood Stadium where pre-ride checks will be completed. The riders will depart Fort Hood at noon, travel west on Texas Highway 190 to FM 2657, then FM 963 to Highway 183 and back to Highway 190 for the return to Fort Hood. The 70-mile route includes the scenic Lampasas area.

All Fort Hood Soldiers will be released from work at 2 p.m. in order to attend the free concert after the ride.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. April 17 at Hood Stadium. The Grammy-award winning rock band Los Lonely Boys, from San Angelo, headlines the concert along with up-and-coming country artist, Michael Scott.

The gates open to the public at 2:30 p.m. Vendors will offer a variety of food items, alcoholic non-alcoholic beverages. For more information, call 287-0337.

Hood Heroes Ticket Deadline

Fort Hood will host its annual Hood Heroes Volunteer Awards Ceremony and Luncheon at noon April 23 in Grande Ballroom at Club Hood. Tickets are available for purchase for $12 per person. RSVP by April 17 at The lunch will include fried catfish, baked ham, tossed salad with assorted dressings, mashed potatoes with country gravy, buttered green beans, hot assorted rolls with whipped butter, iced tea, water, coffee and apple cobbler. Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

Comanche II Teen Night

Comanche II Housing with host a teen night at 6 p.m. April 17 in the Comanche II Life Building. Teens will meet for fun, games, air hockey and more.

For more information, call Deborah Jarzynkowski, Comanche II mayor, at 702-6212 or e-mail Visit for other events.

April 18

Magic of Chocolate fund-raiser

This year’s annual Coffee and Chocolate Fundraiser will be from 1-4 p.m. April 18 at Meadows Elementary School on Fort Hood (corner of Tank Destroyer and 27th Street).

Tickets at the door will be $5 for adults, $2 for children 3-11 and are free for children less than 3 years old. Advance ticket purchases are $4 for adults, $1 for children 3-11 and are free for children less than 3 years old. Contact Lane Volunteer Center at 238-7060 or your unit representative for early bird tickets. There will be a wide variety of games, activities and entertainment for our younger guests.

Community members and organizations contribute delectable chocolate desserts for the adults and Starbuck’s coffees will be offered as well.

Substantial items (weekend lodging, tickets and gift baskets) will be auctioned off at the silent auction and door prizes will be awarded every hour. All profits from ticket sales, silent auction and door prize ticket sales go directly into the fund.

April 19

Spare Change Bowling Tourney

The Army Emergency Relief Campaign is hosting the AER Spare Change Bowling Tourney at 11 a.m. April 19 at Phantom Warrior Lanes. The tournament is open to authorized Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons and supports the 2009 AER “Get Your Boots in Gear” Campaign; partial proceeds of the tournament fee will be donated to the campaign.

The cost to participate is $10 per person. Interested participants may register now until 10:45 a.m. April 19. First-, second- and third-place team trophies will be awarded.

To register, stop by the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Office, located in the Rivers Building, Bldg. 121. Payment is due at registration. For additional information, call 287-8500.

April 24

Earth Fest 2009

Fort Hood’s Earth Fest, an environmental festival involving Soldiers, Families and community members, will be held 3-11 p.m. April 24 at Hood Stadium.

The free event will feature environmental displays, fuel efficient vehicles, skydivers, and a special appearance by the Budweiser Girls and Miss Teen Texas United America 2008. A free concert starts at 3:30 p.m., featuring four bands: Bugz with Friends, Maren Morris, the Wicked Brew Band, and the Johnny Cooper Band.

Earth Fest is open to the public. Free food and beverages will be available. For more information call 535-1008.

Until May 15

AER Campaign

Until May 15, Fort Hood’s Army Emergency Relief Campaign is accepting donations for the 2009 “Get Your Boots in Gear” AER Campaign.

To make charitable contributions, donors may contact the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Branch at 287-8982.

Donations in the form of grants or loans to the AER Campaign are allocated to Soldiers, Families and retirees during periods of emergency or distress. This year’s campaign goal is $400,000. From 2003 to date, Fort Hood’s AER campaign has assisted more than 31,000 Soldiers in need with $31 million dollars in grants and loans.


Bowlopolis Family night

On Monday evenings, Phantom Warrior Lanes offers a Bowlopolis Family Night. Families are invited to bring their children and bowl for $25 per lane per hour. For additional information about the program, visit or call 287-3424.


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


Edward Jones: financial advisors, Wednesday and April 14.

Bradley Morris: various positions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

Wyotech: educational positions, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14.

San Antonio Police Department: police officers, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 15.

IEC: electrical apprenticeship program, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 15.


All seminars are at 1 p.m.

Own Your Own Business, Wednesday.

Troops to Teachers, April 14.

Federal Applications: Resumix, April 15.


Recruit Military Job Fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday in Austin at the Monarch Event Center.

A Central Texas College job fair will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 22 at the Killeen Conference Center.

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:


Schnitzel, German fried potatoes, and red cabbage


Fried catfish, mac and cheese, and hush puppies


Easter Brunch


Spaghetti with meatballs, garlic bread and buttered green beans


Training holiday club closed
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