Hunter's Cardboard Boat Regatta is Saturday and even if you haven't had time to float your own boat, it could make for laughs.
Active duty, family members and other authorized users were invited to participate in the regatta. 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 at Tominac Fitness Center 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, and teams can register at Tominac up to the time of the event. For more information, call 315-5078.
Valentine's Brunch at Club Stewart
Bring that special someone to the Valentine's Brunch at Club Stewart from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sunday.
The menu will include breakfast items, along with your favorites: chicken with scallion supreme sauce, beef stroganoff, rice pilaf with vegetables, roasted Rosemary red potatoes, corn souffle, broccoli with cheese, chocolate fountain, decadent chocolate torte, assorted desserts, strawberry shortcakes and mimosa samples.
Advance tickets are $12.95 for adults and $6.45 for children. Prices at the door are $14.95 for adults and $7.45 for children. Children 4 and under are free.
For more information, call 912-368-2212.
Youth trips during Black History Month
Two trips are planned during February, Black History Month, for CYSS-registered youth in grades 5-12.
The first trip, "The Dreamer, the Life & Times of Martin Luther King Jr. in Liberty County," will be to Dorchester Center on Saturday. Youth can learn how Dr. King trained teachers and developed strategies for Freedom Marches there. Registration continues through Thursday. There is no charge.
The second trip, on Feb. 25, will be to the First African Baptist Church in Savannah 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 the observance in February of African American History Month.
Take the Freedom Trail Tour in Savannah Saturday 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 of the island. 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 additional information.
Sweetheart Tourney, Special at Hunter Lanes
Sunday is a special day for sweethearts at Hunter Lanes.
The 13th annual Sweetheart Tourney will feature male/female teams bowling in Scotch double manner. Scoring will be 9 pin, no tap. Tourney is open to all bowlers. No handicaps. Pay $25 per couple.
As part of Sweetheart Day, couples can bowl one game and get one game free from 2-8 p.m. Pay $3 per couple and $2 shoe rental per person.
For more information, call 315-6279.
Toddler/preschooler Valentine's Tea Party
Dress up the little ones and bring them to their very own Valentine's Day Party at Stewart Lanes Bowling Center from 9:30-11 a.m. Feb. 14. The event is free.
Parents are asked to bring a snack that can be shared with all the other children, and your toddler's very own Valentines to share. Stewart Lanes will provide the Capri Sun and the decorations.
For more information, call 767-4273.
Youth track & field, soccer
Registration for youth track & field and spring soccer ends Feb. 17 at Parent Central Services on Gulick Avenue.
Sports programs are open to youth members of Fort Stewart CYSS living on or off post. Track & field is open to ages 7-14 (as of Dec. 31) 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.-noon on Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesday from 8 a.m.-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. f you are interested in becoming a referee or a volunteer coach, please visit the Youth Sports Office located inside Jordan Youth Gym on West 6th Street and request a volunteer packet. Volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
For more information about Youth Sports, call 767-4371/9342/9270. For more information regarding registration, call 767-2312.
Family and MWR on the Web, Facebook
Visit the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Web site for information about what FMWR has to offer soldiers and families at Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield. The site is at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, like the action on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.
Corkan's "2-4-20 Deal"
Here's a deal you won't want to pass up at the Corkan Family Fun Center on Fridays from 3-9 p.m. $20 covers two roller skating admissions, two skate rentals, a pitcher of soda and a 12-inch, two-topping pizza.
For more information, call 767-4273.
Bowlers Breakfast at Stewart Lanes
Looking for a special pick-me-up to celebrate the end of the work week? Visit Stewart Lanes every Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. for their new Bowlers Breakfast special.
The special is $7.50 per person and includes two games of bowling, shoe rental and breakfast.
Don't have time to bowl? Stop by to enjoy something from the breakfast menu, with prices ranging from $2-$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 912-767-4273.
Internationally Inspired Cuisine Night 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 of Club Stewart.
The menu features a different taste every week from Italian, Latin, German to American cuisine. 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.