Military Matters: Upcoming Events
If you know of an event that should be added to the Military Matters calendar, please email Katie Alexander at email@example.com Federal Employment Workshop-9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Army Community Service Employment Readiness program offers this workshop on the how-to’s of applying for employment with the US Government. Please contact Employment Readiness to register. Call Amanda Thompson at 772-9611. Mountainfest-Begins at 1 p.m., Division Hill-OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!The Fort Drum and North Country Community is invited to Division Hill on June 28, to enjoy the day at Mountainfest. The fun begins at 1 p.m. at this yearly event featuring military equipment displays, amusements, games, and food and beverage concessions. Once again, The Boss Custom Car, Motorcycle, and Audio Show returns to Division Hill with vehicle competition registrations beginning at 1 p.m. The one and only Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will be making an appearance at 3:30 p.m. and at 5 p.m. Salute To the Nation will be presented on the parade field. Salute To The Nation is a highly anticipated event and community favorite at Mountainfest with a patriotic rank and file display honoring each state in the union. Followed by Air Assault demonstration. Country music star; Jake Owen will perform at a free concert beginning at 7 pm with opening act TJ Murphy courtesy of AmeriCU Credit Union and Lockheed Martin. Top off this amazing day by staying for a spectacular fireworks display immediately following the concert. For more information, call Laura Oakes at 772-5370.Note: Proper footwear (i.e. sneakers) is required to take part in several activities. Please plan accordingly. Right Arm Night-5 p.m., The Commons
We’ve got a great Fort Drum team! Show your appreciation at Right Arm Night. This free event is hosted monthly by one of the Units on Fort Drum featuring a hot snack bar, drink specials, and fun activities with the people you depend on every day. For more information, call 772-6222. Youth Center Photography/Imagemakers Class Registration Deadline-Classes: Wednesdays and Fridays, July 11-August 3
Register for this free class by June 29 to learn digital photography and have fun snapping great shots. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. Youth Center MS Go-Kart Trip to Keewaydin Park Registration Deadline-Trip: July 12, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.-Cost: $15Teens in grades 6-8 can enjoy a day at Keewaydin State Park and Go-Kart fun if they register for the trip by the June 30 deadline. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. Horseback Riding at Remington Park-Call Remington Park at 772-4765 for days and times and other information-Riding Fee: $30/personRides are available for up to three at a time. Availability is on a first come, first served basis. Rides start at Lloyd's Landing Lodge. Cash only accepted for payment. Riders must be at least 8 years old. The maximum weight allowed is 220 lbs. No expectant mothers please. The Commons ClosedJuly 1-July 7 Pine Plains Bowling Center ClosedEntire month of July. Normal summer hours of operation will resume in August. Black River Challenge-9 a.m. Race Start, GlenfieldThe Lewis County Chamber of Commerce will hold its 3rd Annual Black River Challenge on July 1. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m. The 3rd Annual Black River Canoe and Kayak Race will begin at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation boat launch in Glenfield, and will end at the DEC boat launch in Castorland. The distance is 23 miles, and there are no carries. There will be a pit stop at the halfway mark, the DEC boat launch at Beaches Bridge, and there will be a post-race meal not far from the finish, as well as a recognition ceremony.
To register for the race or for more information, contact the Lewis County Chamber of Commerce at 376-2213. July 2Newcomer Orientation-Call Relocation Readiness at 772-6566 for time and locationDrum Family and Community Connection is welcoming soldiers, families, and DoD civilians to Fort Drum! This program provides valuable information on Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs, family support activities, healthcare, employment information, education opportunities and much more. Discover what Fort Drum has to offer! Children welcome. No reservation required. SOS Group Meeting-6 p.m.-8 p.m.,Army Community ServiceCall Survivor Outreach Services at 772-6357 for information. Youth Center 9-Ball Tournament-July 2-July 6, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.-FREEShow your skills and compete for prizes in this week-long tournament. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. July 3Watertown's Annual Concert in the Park-Begins at 5:45 p.m., Thompson ParkCome to Watertown's Thompson Park for this year's annual Concert in the Park. The Operation Yellow Ribbon event is FREE and open to the public. The community celebration begins with a pre-show by Fred & the Eds at 5:45 p.m., followed by an Operation Yellow Ribbon Rally at 7 p.m., and the feature performance by Symphony Syracuse at 8 p.m. The night wraps up with the traditional fireworks display. A rain date for this event has been scheduled for July 5. Patriotic Spectacular” Benefit Concert-7 p.m., Clayton Opera House
The Clayton Community Band, directed by Gloria Hvizdos Musser, will present “Patriotic Spectacular” at 7 p.m. July 3 in the Clayton Opera House. The performance will benefit the Clayton Opera House.
Tickets are $5; any student accompanied by an adult will be admitted free. Tickets are available at the Opera House Box Office (686-2200) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, or online at www.claytonoperahouse.com. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the concert. The Clayton Community Band, resident ensemble of the Clayton Opera House, is a not-for-profit organization. July 4 - Independence DayCompetition Archery League-Wednesdays at 5:30, Parks & Rec-May 9-August 1League registration fee: $25 and $10 per weekly shoot. Sign up at FMWR Parks and Recreation, Bldg. P-11115 Iraqi Freedom Drive. Call 772-5169 or 772-8222 for more information. July 5Youth Center Summer Basketball League Registration Deadline-League Runs July 17-August 23This FREE summer-long league will help keep your basketball skills sharp in the off-season. Must register by July 5. Call Child, Youth, and School Services at 772-6719 for more information. Welding Safety Class-5 p.m., Automotive Skills CenterSave money when you learn how to do it yourself. The Automotive Skills Center offers basic car care and repair classes on Thursday evenings. This class is mandatory to use the welding equipment in the Automotive Skills Center. Information: Mike Graveline, 772-2832. July 62012 Two-Person Captain and Crew Golf Tournament Registration Deadline-Tournament: July 7, 8 a.m., Willowbrook Golf Club, Watertown-Cost: $18 for greens fees payable day of tournamentSports tournaments are open to all active-duty military assigned or attached to Fort Drum, family members 19 years and older, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Sign up at Sports Office by 4:30 p.m. July 6. Call 772-6663 for details. 2012 Unit Softball League Registration Deadline-League Play: July 16-September 14Open to all active-duty military assigned or attached to Fort Drum, family members 19 years and older, and DoD civilians employed on Fort Drum. Rosters are due to the Sports Office by 4:30 p.m. July 6. Call 772-6663 for details. July 7Wolf Lake Hike-July 7-8-7 a.m. DepartureJoin Adventure Training on an overnight hiking trip to Wolf Lake. Cost is $10.00 for transportation only. Bring your own equipment, food, and water. Registration required, space is limited for this trip. Call: 772-8222. BOSS Takes You to the Movies-Friday and Saturday nightsBoss will supply transportation to and from the REEL TIME Theater on Fort Drum. Soldiers mush call at least one hour prior to the movie time to schedule a pick up. Soldiers being transported in a BOSS vehicle will be given a discounted admission to the movie and a REEL TIME Express Voucher from the EXCHANGE. Rides are available for Friday and Saturday night movies only. Call 772-7807.