Don't get you ingenuity wet, but put your talent to work building a cardboard boat. You might win a prize at the Tominac Fitness Center's pool on Feb. 11.
That's the date of Hunter's Cardboard Boat Regatta for soldiers, family members and other authorized users. Trophies will be awarded for what is judged to be the "best boat" and to the team with the best time.
The idea is to use only cardboard and duct tape to build a boat that will make it the length of the pool with a two-person crew. The center opens at 12:30 p.m. on regatta day and the race starts at 1:30 p.m., with awards to follow.
There is no charge to enter. Teams can register at Tominac up to the time of the event. For more information, call 912-315-5078.
Family and MWR on the Web, Facebook
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield. The site is http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, like the activity on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.
Bowlers Breakfast at Stewart Lanes
Looking for a pick-me-up to celebrate the end of the work week? Visit Stewart Lanes Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m. for the Bowlers Breakfast.
Just $7.50 buys two games of bowling, shoe rental and breakfast.
Don't have time to bowl? That's OK. Stop by to enjoy something from their new breakfast menu, with prices ranging from $2 to $5. Menu items include breakfast burritos, bacon, sausage, eggs, grits, toast and biscuits.
Don't have time to dine in? Call ahead for a pick-up order.
For more information, call 767-4273.
Internationally cuisine in Palmetto Room
Thunder Run's internationally inspired cuisine night is now being served in the Palmetto Room every Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., due to renovations on the south side of Club Stewart.
The menu features a different taste every week from Italian, Latin, German and American cuisines. The cost is $9.95 for adults, half price for children ages 5-10 and free for children ages 4 and under. For more information, call 368-2212.
Aerobic Thon & Health Fairs
If you are looking for ways to stay fit, the Aerobic-Thon & Health Fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Newman Fitness Center may be just the event for you. The event will be repeated from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 28 at Tominac Fitness Center on Hunter.
The Aerobic-Thon samples various aerobic style classes taught by certified instructors with different fitness backgrounds. Styles will include kick-boxing, step, zumba, yoga and more.
There will also be feature fitness assessments, including body fat measurement, nutritional information and health screenings.
Register for the President's Fitness Challenge and receive encouragement and tips about staying active and eating well. Registrants can even earn awards from the program. Register at presidentschallenge.org.
Soldiers, retirees, family members and civilians are invited to the free event.
Call 767-3031, for more information. On Hunter call 912-315-5078.
Super Bowl at Rocky's
Be a part of the SuperBowl XLVI action Feb. 5 at Rocky's Zone, where food, fun and prizes will add to the biggest gridiron event of the year.
Pregame events will include door prizes, tail gate games, and football poster games. Rocky's will open at noon, and the day will begin with a football movie marathon. A Madden 12 gaming tournament will start at 2 p.m.
It's open to all ID cardholders 18 and over. There won't be a bad seat in the house: the game will fill every TV screen in Rocky's. There's no cover charge.
Eight people will be selected by drawing to bring one guest into Rocky's movie theater to watch the SuperBowl on the big-screen TV.
Burgers, wings, chicken fingers, fries, and nachos with chili cheese will be available for purchase, along with $10 beer buckets. During half-time, there will be games and giveaways.
For more information, call 767-8715.
Two Youth Trips Planned During Black History Month
Two trips are planned during February, Black History Month, for CYSS-registered youth in grades 5-12.
The first, "The Dreamer, the Life and Times of Martin Luther King Jr. in Liberty County," will be to the Historic Dorchester Center on Feb. 11. Youth can learn how King trained teachers and developed strategies for Freedom Marches there. Registration continues through Feb. 9. There is no charge.
The second, on Feb. 25, will be to the First African Baptist Church for an in-depth history lesson about slavery and the role of the church in the Underground Railroad. The tour also will include a visit to the Owens Thomas House, one of the finest pre-Civil War houses in Savannah. The cost is $4 per youth. Registration continues through Feb. 23.
Fort Stewart and Hunter youth can be registered through the CYSS Webtrac on-line system, https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.html or at one of the Parent Central Services offices at Stewart, 767-2312 or Hunter, 767-5425.
Day trips for Black History Month
Leisure Travel has planned two trips to mark February as Black History Month.
Take the Freedom Trail Tour in Savannah on Feb. 11 and see remnants of the Underground Railroad, the port of entry where slaves were bought and sold, old communities and Savannah's African-American Monument. The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for children 6-12.
A second trip is planned for Feb. 25 to Sapelo Island, considered the most homogenous direct link to black Africa in the United States. Tour the island with a native. Included in the $50 per person price is transportation to the visitors center, ferry to Sapelo, tour and lunch.
Call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter for more information.
Hunter Golf Valentine's Special
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a golf outing with your spouse or significant other at Hunter Golf Club on Feb. 12.
Pay one greens fee and golf car fee and your mate plays free. The special is in effect all day.
For more information, call 315-9115
Youth Track & Field, Soccer Sign-up
Registration for Youth Track & Field and Spring Soccer end Feb. 17 at Parent Central Services on Gulick Avenue.
The programs are open to youth members of Fort Stewart CYSS living on or off post. Track and field is open to ages 7-14 (as of Dec. 31, 2012) and soccer is open to ages 4-13 (March 1).
Parent Central Services is open by appointment only from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 767-2312. If you have a user ID, you may also register online at https://webtrac.mwr.army.mil/webtrac/stewartcyms.html.
Volunteers are always needed to coach teams. If you are interested in being a referee or coach, visit the Youth Sports Office inside Jordan Youth Gym on West 6th Street and ask for a volunteer packet. Volunteers are required to undergo background checks.
For more information about Youth Sports, call 767-4371/9342/9270. For more information on registration requirements, call 767-2312.