Downtown Hinesville will be filled with music and barbecue from 4-11 p.m. Saturday for the annual Blues & BBQ behind the new judicial center on Main Street.
Feature musicians will be Jimmy Wayne Renfro, Everready and headliner Joey Gilmore.
In addition to great blues, the family-oriented festival will include a barbecue and sweet tea contests, sidewalk chalk art contest, beer tasting and vendors.
The Hinesville Arts Council, Fort Stewart’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and the Downtown Development Authority are organizing it.
For more information on the barbecue contest, call HDDA at 877-4332. Additional information also is available at www.hinesvillearts.com.
Family night at Stewart Lanes
Bring the family to Stewart Lanes for dinner and bowling at a special price from 4-8 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $30 for a family of five. Featured this month is a 16-inch pizza with one topping, plus a side salad and refillable soda.
For more information, call 767-4273.
Sixth Sense Tour
Register by Oct. 1 to join Leisure Travel on Oct. 6 for a Sixth Sense Tour in Savannah. This is a couples and adults only trip.
Hear startling, but true tales of Sixth Sense Savannah and Savannah Ghost Hunters encounters with poltergeists, shadow people, orbs, exorcisms, tunnels, root doctors, voodoo and more. It is ideal for photography and videotaping.
The group will leave Fort Stewart at 5:30 p.m. The tour starts at 7.The cost is $10 for tour admission only or $15 transportation and tour admission.
For more information, call 767-2841 on Stewart or 315-3674 on Hunter.
Wild hog competition
Registration is open until Oct. 5 for the 2012 Wild Hog Competition that continues through Dec. 31.
Register at the Pass & Permit Offices on Stewart or Hunter. All participants must be hold valid permits. There is a $5 entry fee.
Judging will be based on the number of hogs harvested during unmanaged hunts and all hogs must be submitted to the Pass & Permit office or at the fish and wildlife office on Fort Stewart.
For more information, call 435-8061 on Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.
Columbus Day at Corkan
All Corkan Family Fun Centers will be open from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Columbus Day, Oct. 8. Patrons are reminded that there will be no Toddler Time at Cypress Sam’s Treehouse on that day.
For more information, call 767-4273.
Managed deer hunts
Registration is under way for managed deer hunts led by FMWR’s Outdoor Recreation division.
Applications will be taken at Pass & Permit Offices on Fort Stewart and Hunter. The hunts are for active duty and retirees.
Fifty slots are available for each hunt.
The first hunt will be on Oct. 20 in Training Area Delta. Register by 5 p.m. Oct. 8. The second hunt will on Nov. 17 in the Red Cloud Area. Register by 5 p.m. Nov. 5.
Participants will be selected by lottery.
There will be both morning and afternoon hunts, with lunch provided during the break. Game check and cleaning stations will be provided by Fish and Wildlife. A $10 per-hunter fee will be payable upon selection. Assistance also is provided by DES Game Wardens.
For more information, call the Fort Stewart office at 435-8033 or Hunter office at 315-5163.
FMWR on the web
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart and Hunter. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, like the action on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.
Hunter Golf Club will host a Ryder Cup style challenge between Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield at 1 p.m. Oct. 6.
The most victories in shamble scramble on the front nine and scramble on the back nine will determine the 3rd ID Golf Champion and take home the traveling trophy.
Sixteen two-person teams will represent their respective courses. Interested golfers must register by Oct. 4. Entry costs $35 per player.
For more information, call 315-9115 or 767-2370.
Golf scramble at Hunter
Registration continues until Oct. 10 for the Garrison Commander’s Golf Scramble at Hunter Golf Club. Play begins at 1 p.m. Oct. 12.
Play is limited to the first 24 four-person teams. The cost is $35 for soldiers, retiree, Army civilian and Taylors Creek or Hunter Club members. The cost is $45 for civilians.
For more information, call 315-9115.
Big buck contest
Register now to win cash for the largest buck harvested on Fort Stewart or Hunter. Registration continues until Oct. 19.
Registration costs $30 for active duty, retirees and family members, and $40 for civilians.
All deer harvested must be turned in to the Fish & Wildlife Branch for scoring. Only two bucks can be entered, with the higher-scored buck counting. The contest runs through Dec. 31. Winners will be announced at the Wildlife Gala on Jan. 26.
For more information, call Pass & Permit at 435-8061 at Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.
Post-wide yard sale
Registration is under way for the Great DFMWR Post-Wide Housing Area Yard Sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 20 at Fort Stewart and Hunter.
There is no charge for post residents, but registration ensures the location of the sales is included on a map for shoppers.
The map will be available online at the FMWR website and Facebook page for download and printing.
Residents interested in participating should call the Fort Stewart Sports Office at 767-8238 or Tominac Fitness Center 315-5078 for Hunter.
Wildlife photo Ccontest
Registration until Nov. 9 for the 2012 Wildlife Photo Contest for amateur photographers at Fort Stewart and Hunter.
Entries must be turned in to the Pass & Permit Office on Stewart or Hunter by Nov. 9. The competition includes a youth and adult group. The entry fees are $5 per photo (ages 4-15) and $10 per photo (adults).
For more details, call 435-8061 on Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.