Debt collection notice
This is a debt collection notice for Spc. James A. Beck. All services under Beck’s name should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name Beck should be put on hold. All those with debts to be collected under the name of Beck or for information regarding collections, call 1st Lt. Matthew B. Sumrow at 741-2549.
Amnesty for traffic violations
The El Paso Municipal Courts will grant an amnesty program March 2 through 9 for people to pay off their traffic violations. No one will be arrested for their delinquent parking and speeding fines between that timeframe. They project about 117,000 people have traffic warrants. The POC is the El Paso Municipal Court at 546-2901 or visit http://home.elpasotexas.gov/amnesty/.
Education Center closures
The Fort Bliss Education Center Bldg. A405 and Learning Resource Center Bldg. 641 will close March 4-8 for mandatory training. Basic Skills Education Program, Bldg. 618 and Army Personnel Testing, Bldg. 639 will not be affected. To learn more, call 744-1333 or 568-2660.
Defense Tech and Intelligence Career Fair
Team Bliss, the Army Career and Alumni Program, in conjunction with Transition Careers will conduct the Fort Bliss Defense Tech and Intelligence Career Fair, today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All experienced professionals, military, contractors and civilians with the following backgrounds are invited: Administrators (network/systems), Aerospace, Analysts, Communications, Consultants, Acquisition, Developers, Engineers (electrical, software, networks), Finance, Homeland Security, Intelligence, Linguists, Logisticians, Program & Project Managers, and many more. The fair will be in the Centennial Banquet & Conference Center at 1119 Churchill Street. To learn more, visit www.TransitionCareers.com or call 619-955-7411.
Larcenies on Fort Bliss
Recent Fort Bliss reviews indicate bicycle thefts on the rise. We ask parents help prevent their children become victims of a crime by: bringing bicycles inside the house, a storage room or a garage; chain bicycles to a fence or tree; and reporting suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Additionally, removing trash, also known as dumpster diving is illegal on Fort Bliss and offenders may be charged with Criminal Trespassing. Often times, people disguised as dumpster divers are in fact looking for an easy target of opportunity! To report suspicious activity, call 744-2115/2116/2117.
ETS education benefits briefing
The mandatory ETS education benefits briefings are now held every Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Bldg. 500, 3rd floor, conference room 307 on West Fort Bliss. The briefings are no longer held at Bldg. A406 and are only once a week. Walk-ins are welcome. To learn more, call 568-7165 or 568-2660.
Team Bliss Sports, Fitness and Aquatics will host lifeguard certification pre-testing to identify potential lifeguard candidates. Pre-testing can be completed at any time from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Replica Aquatic Center. The pre-test consists of a 300-meter nonstop swim, a 10-pound brick swim and a two-minute treading test. All pre-testing, course registration and guard certification will take place at Replica Aquatic Center, located at Bldg. 5035 Dickman Road on West Fort Bliss. To learn more, call 568-7431 or 568-5380.
Tourist passport event
The Relocation Assistance Program at Army Community Service will host a tourist passport event from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. today. U.S. Department of State representatives will be present to accept passport applications. To apply, or to learn more make an appointment at 569-4227 ext. 6 and bring the following on the day of your appointment:
• A completed passport application for a U.S. Passport (downlod the form at travel.state.gov)
• Proof of citizenship: a certified birth certificate, consular report of birth abroad, naturalization certificate or previous passport
• A valid photo ID and a photocopy of the valid photo ID presented
• One passport-size (2”x2”) color photograph taken within six months
• Applicable passport fees (credit or debit cards, checks or money orders only)
See fees at travel.state.gov.
Army Community Service’s Financial Readiness Program will host a Military Saves Financial Symposium from 9 to 11 a.m. today at the 1st Armored Division Chapel on East Fort Bliss. A variety of classes and exhibits will be offered in the areas of saving, creating wealth and debt reduction. Free credit reports will also be available t event attendees. To register for the symposium, visit www.blissmwr.com/frp. The 1st AD Chapel is located at Bldg. 11272 Biggs St. on East Fort Bliss. To learn more, call 569-4227.
Limited lane availability
Desert Strike Lanes will host the El Paso USBC Men’s and Women’s City Championships Saturday through March 10. As a result, the facility will have limited lane availability from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the following dates: Saturday, Sunday, and March 9 and 10. Desert Strike Lanes will not offer all-you-can-bowl pricing Sunday or March 10. To learn more, call 568-6272.
In order to facilitate the surveying of land near the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club, all ranges at the club will be closed the following days: Monday, March 11 and 25, and April 8 and 15.
The Pro Shop and Bullseye Bar and Grill will remain open on these days. The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club is located at Bldg. 3730 Roy Johnson Lane in northeast El Paso. To learn more, call 565-4867.
Outstanding volunteer nominations
Please assist the Fort Bliss Army Volunteer Corps in recognizing outstanding volunteer service within the Fort Bliss-El Paso community by nominating a volunteer as the Brigade/Organization Volunteer of the Year, Fort Bliss Outstanding Soldier Volunteer, Fort Bliss Outstanding Youth Volunteer, Fort Bliss Ambassador Volunteer or Fort Bliss Outstanding Volunteer Family, or nominate a unit for the Outstanding Partners in Education Unit Award. Nominations are now open online at www.blissmwr.com/volunteer. The nomination deadline is March 7. To learn more, call 569-4227 ext. 7.
AFTB Basket Bingo
AFTB Basket Bingo is back March 15 at Army Community Service. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $15 in advance and are available until capacity is reached. Bingo winners receive Longaberger baskets filled with fabulous gifts; drawings and door prizes. To learn more, call 569-5500.
St. Patrick’s Day Party
Head over to Strike Lounge at Desert Strike Lanes to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. The party starts at 7 p.m. March 16. Enjoy free snacks and great drink specials, including $1 domestic draft and $2 wells. To learn more, call 568-6272.
ACS Open House
Come to the Army Community Service Open House from 9 to 11 a.m. March 19 to learn about programs and services that will help you “Bloom Where You’re Planted.” Enjoy an informational scavenger hunt, door prizes and more as you learn about ACS programs and initiatives. To learn more, call 569-4227.
Are you a tennis ball or an egg? Do you bounce back or do you crack? Learn to bounce back when the stressors of everyday life start getting you down by attending the ACS Resilience Training. The training will enhance your effectiveness and well-being by teaching you the skills to build mental toughness, learn what your character strengths are, build strong relationships, and lastly how to hunt the good stuff, focusing on the positive rather than the negative. Next session is March 25-28 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Register for classes online at www.blissmwr.com/resilience, or call 569-5500 to learn more.
Enjoy a festive holiday feast with the Centennial’s Easter brunch March 31. Take photos with the Easter Bunny. Enjoy complimentary wine, champagne or mimosas while you dine on our selection of festive holiday fare, including your favorite breakfast and lunch classics, an omelet bar, a carving station and an endless array of luscious desserts. Seating from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations are required. Brunch costs $18.95 for adults, and $9.50 for children ages 5-10. Children ages 4 and under dine free. For reservations, call 744-1171.
Want to play for a chance to go home with a 2013 Kia Soul? Mega Bingo starts at 2 p.m. April 6. All games are guaranteed to pay out at least $500, and players have 10 chances to win $1,000 or more. More than $38,000 in cash and prizes is up for grabs – but you can’t win if you don’t play! Tickets go on sale March 16 during Super Saturday Bingo. Electronics are available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis. Mega Bingo must have a minimum of 50 participants or the game will be cancelled and buy-ins will be refunded. To learn more, call 744-1171.
Single parent group
Better Opportunities for Single Parents, a new program at Fort Bliss, hosts meetings the second Wednesday of every month at the Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility, Bldg. 11316 Staff Sgt. Sims Street on East Fort Bliss. Join the group and help B.O.S.P. build a program to enrich the lives of single parents. Bring your voice, and your concerns. Discuss issues, plan events and provide support to other single parents. The program is open to active-duty military, DoD/DA civilians and dual-military families who are in a single-parent situation. To learn more, call the single parent liaison at 569-5500.
Mystery shoppers wanted
Do you frequent Family and MWR facilities? How are we doing? Let us know. You can earn extra money just by taking surveys and making observations of our facilities, and telling us about your experience. Approved shoppers who complete and return surveys will receive a $25 gift card. If you are interested, download a mystery shopper application at www.blissmwr.com/mysteryshopper and return it to the Family and MWR Marketing office at Bldg. 12 Pershing Road. You can also pick up an application in person, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more, call 568-6353.
Don’t miss Thirsty Thursdays and Freaky Fridays – each night, enjoy $2 well drinks or $1 12-ounce domestic drafts from 6 to 10 p.m. Desert Strike Lanes is located at Bldg. 2949 Carter Road on Fort Bliss. To learn more, call 568-6272.
Child care providers needed
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services seeks child care providers to work from home as part of the Family Child Care program. FCC providers can earn $26,000-$40,000 per year. Earn income while staying home and develop a long-lasting, portable career. FCC training and experience are transferable to other installations and CYSS programs. Take advantage of opportunities for professional growth. FCC providers are supported by the FCC program in attaining their child development associate credential and National Association for Family Child Care accreditation. You can also earn monetary subsidies linked to types of care offered while you receive support from Child, Youth and School Services. To learn more, call the Fort Bliss Family Child Care program at 568-4198.
Spouse employment orientation
Are you a military spouse looking for employment? Attend the Employment Orientation at Army Community Service. The orientation will take approximately 1.5 hours and a lot of good information will be provided about free services available to you. We provide resume (civilian and federal) assistance and help you get ready for interviews. We have certified federal job search trainers eager to assist you. If anything, use us as an additional resource to help you get employed. Orientations are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at ACS, located in Bldg. 2494 Ricker Road on West Fort Bliss. Advance registration is required. To minimize distractions, the Employment Readiness Program encourages clients to make child care arrangements with the Main Child Development Center or Logan Heights CDC. ERP will provide you with a free voucher that will pay for the care of your children. To learn more or to register, call 569-5838.
Family and MWR sells excess furniture – including tables, chairs, bed frames, sofas and more – from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday at the Property Book Office warehouse in Bldg. 643 Taylor Road. All items are sold “as-is” and refunds or exchanges are not permitted. The PBO warehouse accepts cash, Visa or Mastercard only, and is closed on holidays and training holidays. To learn more, call 568-3779 or 568-4501.
ALR unit funds
Active-duty units and mobilized Guard and Reserve units deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), or troops deployed to Haiti and in support of homeland security while serving in remote areas, are authorized unit funds through the Army Level Requirements (ALR) Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation unit fund program. Units will receive $2 per Soldier per month beginning the month of deployment. Contact the Fort Bliss Family and MWR Financial Management Office by calling 568-4444 to receive an ALR information package.
Midnight basketball League
Sign up now for the Midnight Basketball League at the YouthPlex! Registration for this five-on-five league costs $5 per player and is open to youth ages 15 to 18. Registration includes uniforms, T-shirts and trophies for league champions. Players do not have to be registered with CYSS to participate in this competitive league. League play begins March 8 and will take place every Friday night through April 26, with the exception of March 22. Games will be played from 9 p.m.-midnight each night. To learn more, call 568-5437.
Flashlight egg hunt
Hop on down to the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club for some good old-fashioned Easter fun with a twist March 15. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss egg dyeing, face painting and, of course, an Easter egg hunt! This time, it’s in the dark – be sure to bring your flashlights! The event is free and open to the public. The Rod and Gun Club will offer food and beverage for purchase, along with cotton candy and other treats. The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club is located at Bldg. 3730 Roy Johnson Lane in northeast El Paso. To learn more, call 565-4867.
3-on-3 basketball tournament
The YouthPlex will host its annual 3-on-3 Final Four Tournament April 6 from 1 to 10 p.m. The tournament is open to youth ages 11 to 18. Teams are limited to three players each. Registration costs $25 per team and is due by April 5. Prizes will be awarded for first through third place in three age divisions: 11 to 12 years old, 13 to 15 years old and 16 to 18 years old. First-place teams in each division will receive a $100 Visa gift card per player. Second-place teams will receive a $50 Visa gift card per player, and third-place teams will earn a $25 Visa gift card per player. All players receive free T-shirts. To learn more, call 568-2908.
Before, after-school care
Enrollment for Child, Youth and School Services’ before- and after-school programs is now open for Bliss School-Age Center, Milam School-Age Center and Logan School-Age Center. Each school-age center provides a nationally accredited before-school program from 5:30 a.m. until the first school bell rings, and an after-school program from dismissal bell until 6 p.m. As an extra benefit to regular users from September-May, your child’s school-out days, field trips, breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks are always inclusive. If your child is already registered with Fort Bliss CYSS, you can enroll at any school-age center during regular business hours. School-age centers are open from 5:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 2 to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Parents may also enroll their students at Parent Central Services from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Before and after-school program fees are based upon total family income and range from $46 to $296 per month. CYSS offers multiple child discounts of 20 percent for siblings in regular care at either Child Development Services or School-Age Services, or with a Family Child Care Provider! Children must be registered with CYSS before they can be enrolled in CYSS programs and services. To make an appointment to register at Parent Central Services, located in Bldg. 1743 Victory Ave., call 568-4374. Visit www.blissmwr.com/sas for more detail on SAS offerings and information.
Home-school PE group
Youth Sports hosts a home-school physical education group at the YouthPlex, Bldg. 195 Chaffee Road. The group meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. each Friday for elementary-aged children ages 6-11. If you have a child who is older than 11 and would like to participate, please call Youth Sports for more information. The group’s mission is to provide a quality physical education opportunity for home-schooled students that offers a unique variety of physical experiences. Participation is free and open to children registered with Child, Youth and School Services. Participating youth should wear athletic shoes and clothing they can move in to each session. To learn more, call 568-2617.
Baby Bubble Hour
Baby Bubble Hour offers children ages 4 and under a chance to enjoy the water in a peaceful setting. No older children, including older siblings, are allowed in the water during this time. An open swim hour for toddlers, Baby Bubble Hour is held every Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Replica Aquatic Center, Bldg. 5035 Dickman Road on Fort Bliss. To learn more, call 568-7431
Saturday child care
Saturday care for CYSS-registered children is shared between Logan and Milam facilities. Logan Child Development Center and Milam Child Development Center share care for CDC-age children, while the Logan School-Age Center and Milam School-Age Center alternate weekends for school-age children. The Milam centers are open even-dated Saturdays and the Logan facilities are open odd-dated Saturdays. For example, July 14 falls on an even-dated Saturday, so care will be provided at the Milam facilities. No programs are open on training holiday weekends. To make reservations for Saturday care, call the Logan CDC at 568-3989, Milam CDC at 744-7879 or Parent Central Services at 568-4374.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club offers a range safety course for children ages 6 to 17. The class is held at 1 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday on a monthly basis. The class is held at the Rod and Gun Club and is free of charge. Children must complete this course before being allowed outside on the ranges. Participation is limited to 25 youth, and advance registration is required. To learn more, call 565-4867 or 568-2983.
Extended care available
Extended child care is available to single Soldiers and dual military Families who have a mission-related task through the Child, Youth and School Services Family Child Care program. All it takes is the Soldier filling out a form and getting the commander’s signature. FCC will verify the duty requirement. Examples of extended care events include, but are not limited to CQ, staff duty, field problem, a special event on a weekend (i.e. Veteran’s Day Parade) or care on a federal holiday. No payment is rendered by the Soldier! An Army subsidy pays the provider directly for the extended care hours. Note: This program is not for families who have a non-military spouse.
Army Family Child Care is located in Bldg. 3503 Story Road in the Logan Heights housing area. Contact the Army FCC Office for more information by calling 568-8840.
Parent Central training closures
Both the main Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 1743 and the satellite Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 503B will close for training from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. To learn more, call 568-4374.
New CYSS fees
As mandated by the Department of Defense Child Care Fee Policy, a new fee structure has been implemented by Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services. For a complete list of new fees, visit www.blissmwr.com/cds/servicefees_FY2013.aspx. To learn more, call 568-4374.
FB Enlisted Spouses Club
The Fort Bliss Enlisted Spouses Club will be holding their general meeting today at 6 p.m. This meeting will be celebrating heart healthy month. We will be playing Bunco with the prize of a Heart Healthy Basket. We are located in The Trading Post on main post. We are an Enlisted (E-1 to E9) Spouses Club for women and men. We will be providing heart healthy snacks and drinks. For more information, please feel free to contact Tammie at email@example.com or call 222-8432.
Red Cross Month
Red Cross will host an informational fair tomorrow at Freedom Crossing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the play area in celebration of Red Cross Month. A proclamation recognizing March as Red Cross Month will be held at City Hall Tuesday at 7:30 a.m. On March 14 from noon to 1 p.m. a Lunch and Learn Class on Emergency Preparedness will be offered in Bldg. 45 Slater Rd. on West Fort Bliss. First Aid, CPR and AED training will be held March 7 and 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Family Resiliency Center. The class is open to military ID card holders. All interested need to register in person at 3620 Admiral St. The Annual Red Cross Volunteer Recognition, “A Red Carper Event to salute our Stars” is March 28 at the 1AD Fellowship Hall on East Fort Bliss. For more information, call 568-4898.
Join the Downtown Arts District today from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. for art exhibitions, food trucks, culinary tastings, live artist demonstrations, performances and music. Last Thursday is a monthly gathering for artists, collectors and art patrons to showcase the contemporary art scene of El Paso. Last Thursday’s is open to the public. To learn more, call 541-4280.
Make your business world famous
The Small Business Development Center at El Paso Community College invites business owners to attend a two-part workshop on Small Business Advertising. Understand your budget and the media and reap huge rewards for your business. The event will be held at today and March 1 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Small Business Development Center at EPCC Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount Blvd., Bldg. B, B520. Register online at www.elpasosbdc.net or call 831-7742.
BBC academic scholarships
Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is once again accepting scholarship applications from high school and undergraduate students of our family housing residents for the 2013-2014 academic year. We encourage your high school and undergraduate students to apply for these scholarships. For application, details and requirements visit www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. The application deadline is April 15.
MOAA educational assistance
Educational Assistance online only application for the 2013-14 school year is still available. The deadline to apply is noon, EST tomorrow. You can apply online at www.moaa.org/education. The MOAA Scholarship Fund provides educational assistance for children of military families. For more information, visit http://www.moaa.org/scholarshipfund/.
El Paso Community College 2013 – 2014 Scholarship Application is now available online at www.epcc.edu/scholarships. Apply now to be considered for hundreds of EPCC scholarships being awarded to new and current students for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. The deadline to submit an application is April 1. For more information, call 831-2230.
Non-deployable reserve unit
Don’t let your military time go to waste! Reinforcement Training Units are the answer for Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers who want to maintain Army Reserve affiliation and continue their military career. Soldiers of any rank or MOS considering leaving Troop Program Unit assignment should consider the 6399th RTU as a short or long term option. The 6399th RTU is a non-traditional, non-deployable unit where participation is voluntary, not mandatory. Benefits include earning retirement points and good years, optional one-weekend-a-month drill for points (no pay), optional “paid” annual training opportunities, continued military training and military schools, continued promotions (not tied to specific slots like a TPU slot), earning retirement points via correspondence courses, SGLI, and easy transfer to a TPU slot if, or when, desired. To learn more, contact Col. Bernard Samuel, unit commander, at 408-968-0785, firstname.lastname@example.org, or CW4 Lake Gardner, unit S1, at 720-363-0511, email@example.com.
Sun City Singers
Sun City Singers Chorus concert of Broadway musical favorites is at 3 p.m. March 10 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church Hall, 1810 Elm Street in El Paso. Admission is free. The chorus holds open auditions every Monday evening at 7 .pm. All voices are needed, particularly altos. To learn more, call Carl W. Smith at 261-3963 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Siglo de Oro Festival
The 38thh Annual International Siglo de Oro Festival is scheduled for March 6-10 at Chamizal National Memorial. The Siglo de Oro Festival at Chamizal National Memorial is the longest-running festival of its kind in the world. This year’s festival performances will feature troupes from Mexico and Spain.
March 6 at 7 p.m., “El caballero de Olmedo” There will be a catered opening reception from 5-7 p.m.
March 7 at 7 p.m., “La vengadora de las mujeres”
March 8 at 7 p.m., “El Misterio del Cristo de los Gascones”
March 9 at 7 p.m. “El Coloquio de los perros”
March 10 at 3 p.m., “De burladores y burlados,”
The annual Siglo de Oro Festival Art Exhibit will also be on display in the Memorial’s Abrazos Gallery during the month of March, featuring the original painting by local artist Rodolfo Razo who was selected as this year’s First Place winner and the image featured on the 2013 official Festival poster. To learn more, call 532-7273 x124 or visit www.nps.gov/cham.
Spring Tai Chi Saturday Classes
Beginning March 9 through April 27, the El Paso Museum of History will offer classes in Tai Chi taught by Hsio-Ying Hines. Loose, comfortable clothing and athletic shoes are highly recommended for the class. Class size is limited to 20, so register early. To learn more, call 351-3588 or email email@example.com.
Provost Gun Show
Provost Gun Show is March 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and March 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the El Maida Shrine, 6331 Alabama St. The show will feature new, used and antique firearms, rifles, revolvers, shotguns, semi-auto pistols; air rifles, custom and commercial knives, hunting and competition gear and more. Buy, sell, trade, or just browse. To learn more, call 241-1761 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Cinema Series
March 2013 World Cinema Series every Saturday in March at 2 p.m. The series is free and open to the public at the El Paso Energy Auditorium. To learn more, call 532-1707.
Spring lecture series
The El Paso Holocaust Museum and Study Center will present its second “Beyond the Basics: Lecture Series,” through May at the museum located at 715 N. Oregon. The purpose of the lecture series is to provide in-depth information on the Holocaust and global genocide for educators, students and the community, provided by local experts, scholars and professionals. The Museum will present one lecture a month. All teachers will receive certificates for two hours of CPE credit. RSVP requested. All lectures are free and open to the public. To learn more, call 351-0048 ext. 28. Upcoming Lectures include:
March 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., “Women in the Holocaust,” part of Women’s History Month – TBA
April 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., “Modern Genocide,” part of Genocide Awareness Month – TBA
May 23 from 5:30-7 p.m., “Anti-Semitism in the Modern World” – TBA
Passover Seder open to the entire Jewish Community March 25 at 7:30 p.m., Chabad Lubavitch, 6615 Westwind Dr. Traditional hand-baked matzah, wine and a delicious three -course festive meal in a joyous and friendly atmosphere. Admission is free of for military personnel and their families. Please RSVP before March 19 at 204-6580 or email email@example.com.
70 Years of Mexican Art
The El Paso Museum of Art and the Consulate General of Mexico announce 70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages, New Worlds January 31- April 28, at the Woody and Gayle Hunt Family. Museum presents a brilliant assembly of 59 works crafted by Mexican artists in the last fifty-plus years. To learn more, visit www.elpasoartmuseum.org or call 532-1707.
OCSA 2013 Spring Bazaar
Make plans to attend the Fort Bliss OCSA’s 2013 Spring Bazaar March 8-10 at the Trading Post. See flyer for hours of operation. Open to the public. The Trading Post is located at 1717 Marshall Road. For more information, call 619-316-9705.
Military Officers Association
The El Paso Chapter Military Officers Association of America will hold their annual day at the races March 16, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino’s Mt. Cristo Rey Room, 1200 Futurity Dr., Sunland Park, NM. Luncheon begins at 11 a.m. This event honors Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve personnel and is held jointly with EPAC-NAUS, SMW Desert Sun Chapter 30, and MOWW. Cost is Reservations are required by tomorrow to MOAA Treasurer, P.O. Box 6144, Fort. Bliss, TX 79906-0144. For more information, call 542-9650.
Wholesale Jewelry, Gift Show
The country’s largest bead, jewelry and fashion suppliers bring new trends in fashion to El Paso. The wholesale jewelry show kicks off at the Convention Center March 15-17. The show will feature fashion, fine and handcrafted jewelry, fashion, accessories, handbags, gift items and more. This unique show allows small, regional business buyers to meet new suppliers & restock their shelves and allows the general public shoppers to come in and take advantage of low wholesale prices. To learn more visit www.NAShows.com or call 210-410-0737.
West Point Society dinner
The COL Buster Hayden West Point Society of the El Paso Area is hosting the 2013 Founders Day Dinner at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center on East Fort, March 16.The reception is at 5:30 p.m. Cocktail hour is at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Attire is Army Service Uniform or Dress Mess for military and black tie, dark suit or cocktail dress for civilians. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Dance for Dreams
Dance for Dreams presents their Saint Patrick’s Dinner and Dance Bash Saturday at Hilton Garden Inn El Paso Airport, 6650 Gateway East. The event features “Estrella’s Havana Feeling,” a Cuban Latin Band. Dance to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha, and more. Dinner and live lounge music starts at 8 p.m. and dancing is from 9 p.m. to 2a.m. Dance Performance and a raffle also held. To learn more visit www.active.com.
Neon Desert Music Festival
Neon Desert Music Festival will descend on down town El Paso May 25. The festival’s line-up will be announced March 6 via the Neon Desert Music Festival Facebook, followed by a launch party March 9 at the Lowbrow Palace, 111 Robinson St. Party is free and open to the public. To learn more visit www.neondesertmusicfestival.com
UAVO seeks assistance
The United American Veterans Organization is working to replace the flags used for the Avenue of Flags at the Fort Bliss National Cemetery during Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The flags currently on hand are now unserviceable and beyond repair, and there are not enough flags to display the complete Avenue of Flags. Additionally, one section of the National Cemetery does not have any flag staffs at all, resulting in no flags lining that area. The UAVO’s efforts are to collect US flags and monetary donations to reach the UAVO goal of having enough flags to complete the Avenue of Flags in all sections of the cemetery in time for this year’s Memorial Day. Flags needed are Government-specification Burial Flags (5’ x 9.5’) made of cotton. To learn more, call 757-1535 or 433-9914.
Twilight Trap and Skeet
Test your marksmanship with Twilight Trap and Skeet at the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club. Every Wednesday and Friday, enjoy night shooting featuring white clays from 5 to 8 p.m. No membership is required – Twilight Trap and Skeet is open to the public. Rounds of trap and skeet cost $4 for club members and $6 for all other shooters. To learn more, call 565-4867.
Free water aerobics
Get in shape with water aerobics at Replica Aquatic Center! Water aerobics classes are offered from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Replica Aquatic Center. Water aerobics classes are free and are open to all military ID card holders, including active-duty, family members, retirees and DoD civilians. Space is limited. To learn more, call 568-7431.
Rock Hard G.A.L.
Ladies, are you looking for a workout that will focus on the rock-hard glutes, abs and legs you’ve always wanted? Don’t miss Rock Hard G.A.L., a new group fitness class offered by Team Bliss Fitness! Rock Hard G.A.L. is a high-intensity workout set to motivating rock music. The class begins at 9 a.m. each Tuesday at Soto Physical Fitness Center and will run from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the intensity of the workout. Best of all, it’s free! To learn more, call 744-5785.
Make a splash! Bring the party to the pool with Aqua Zumba, now at Replica Aquatic Center! The class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. every Tuesday… and it’s free! To learn more, call 744-5785.
Grab a chair and get into the zone! Don’t miss the all-new Zumba Sentao at Soto Physical Fitness Center. The class runs from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. every Friday … and it’s free! Zumba Sentao is the perfect balance of red-hot cardio and total body toning. By transforming a chair into a sizzling dance partner, the explosive Zumba Sentao program strengthens your core, torches calories and sculpts muscles. Revolutionize your cardio workout with targeted resistance training and experience exotic world rhythms in red-hot, never-before-seen ways. To learn more, call 744-5785.
Mighty Mujer Triathlon 2013
Mighty Mujer Triathlon is April 20 at Memorial Park Pool in Central El Paso. The race benefits the Center against Family Violence. Online registration is at http://www.raceelpaso.com. Mighty Mujer Triathlon is a super-sprint race that begins with a 300-yard swim in Memorial Park pool, followed by a hilly 15k bike ride and a 2-mile run. The three-team categories are: girlfriends, mother-daughter and family. There are no relays for this race; every participant must complete the entire race. Teams in each category compete for the best average time. To learn more, call 433-3439.
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