Youngsters, in grades 1-5 who are registered with Child, Youth and School Services, are invited to dress up as their favorite book character for the Book Lover’s Ball from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the School Age Services office.
Parents have volunteered to read to the children.
Children can win prizes for their costumes. First, second and third-place costume prizes will be offered in three age categories: first and second grade; third and fourth grade and fifth graders.
A deejay will play music for the children to dance. Other activities will include games, coloring for the younger children and a word search program for the older children.
The event is part of the CYSS’s Read Across America month observance.
Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 767 2635.
Girl Scout Day at Corkan Recreation
Girl Scouts who wear their uniform will get a free game or admission at any Corkan Family Recreation facilities all day Saturday. It is Corkan’s way of joining the scouts in celebrating the anniversary of their founding. For more information, call 912-767-4273.
Youth Bowling Day at Hunter Lanes
Hunter Lanes Bowling Center is honoring youth with prices of $1.75 per game/person and $1.75 shoe rental from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Come out and share the fun with your friends while you listen to music. For more information, call 912-315-6279.
Dance Aerobics at Jordan Gym
Registration is under way for a Dance Aerobics class for youth 10 to 18 years old. The class will be at Jordan Youth Gym every Wednesday and Friday from 6-7 p.m. and parents are encouraged to participate along with their child.
There is no charge and registration will close April 13.
Dance Aerobics uses dance to strengthen the body and help participants lose weight.
The program will run twice a week for six weeks. It will consist of a 10-minute warm-up followed by 25 minutes of dance aerobics, then a 15-minute cool down. Music will be of different genres ranging from jazz to hip-hop.
For more information, call 767-2815
March Madness Basketball Challenge at Youth Gym
Youth, ages 8-17, are invited to the March Madness Basketball Challenge from 1-5 p.m. March 19 at Jordan Youth Gym. There’s no charge.
The challenge will include a two-ball competition, three-point shootout, game of knockout, a dunk contest and skills challenge for first- place prizes.
There will be door prizes and free food.
For more information, call 767-5079.
Big Lift Power Lifting Competition
The Big Lift Power Lifting Competition, offering you the chance to compete with others in your weight class, will be at the Newman Fitness Center starting at 10 a.m. March 19.
The competition will consist of three lifts: squat, bench press and dead lift. Lifters will compete for trophies.
Would-be champions can register until the day of the event. The late registration fee, now in effect, is $15. For more information, call 767-3031/9336.
Bass Tournament at Fort Stewart
Try your luck and test your skills during the Bass Tournament (total weight, five-fish maximum), which will launch at about 6:30 a.m. and continue until the weigh-in at 11 a.m. March 19 at Pond 1, Pineview Lake on Fort Stewart.
Registration is being accepted at the Stewart and Hunter Pass and Permit Offices. The Stewart office is in building 8093 and the phone number is 435-8061. The Hunter office is in building 1286 and the phone number is 912-315-5163.
Registration through March 18 is $20 for active duty, retirees and their family members and youth 16 and younger. The civilian fee through March 18 is $30.
Late registration, from 5:30-7 a.m. March 19, is $30 for soldiers, retirees, their family, and youth 16 and younger. Civilian pay $40.
Youth Sponsorship Cumberland Island Trip Registration
CYSS registered youth can go to Cumberland Island Seashore from 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. March 26. The barrier island off Georgia is known for its wild ponies, pristine beaches and forests, Dungeness Castle and First African Baptist Church.
The trip is for CYSS registered youth (grades 4-12) to learn more about their surroundings and meet new friends. Registration continues through March 24.
The $10 fee includes transportation, ferry crossing and child supervision.
Tickets can be purchased at Parent Central Services, 767-2312 on Stewart or 912-315-5425 on Hunter. No refunds granted after March 24 and a $5 cancellation fee will be applied after March 24 or for no-shows.
Call the School Liaison Office for details. The number is 767-6533 at Stewart and 912-315-6586 at Hunter.
Families In Training Sign-up Under Way
Registration is under way for Families In Training, a six-week program at Tominac Fitness Center that develops and maintains physical activity and fitness.
This program allows family members to exercise individually or as teams. There’s no charge. Registration will close on March 28.
Tominac is in building 919 at Hunter Army Airfield.
For more information, call 912-315-5851.
Great MWR Yard Sale at Stewart, Hunter
Now’s a good time to organizing your stuff for the Great MWR Yard Sale on Fort Stewart and Hunter. It will be from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. April 16.
The sale will be at homes in post housing areas at Stewart and Hunter, as well as the Club Stewart, building 405, and Hunter Credit Union parking lots.
Active duty, family members, retirees, National Guard and Army civilians may sell. Space in one of the parking lots is $5. There is no charge for on-post housing sellers, but they must register. The public is invited to purchase items at the sale.
All sellers must sign up at the Sports Office on Fort Stewart or Tominac Fitness Center at Hunter. For more information, call 767-8238 at Stewart or 315-2019 at Hunter. Registration ends April 14.
Museum of Science and History Trip
Register by March 31 for a Leisure Travel trip to the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville on April 2.
The $20 per person cost includes admission and the science and animal shows. A planetarium show is an extra $5 for the first program and $1 for each additional program. For details, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 912-315-3674 at Hunter.
Outdoor Wildlife Jamboree
An Outdoor Wildlife Jamboree will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area for CYSS youth in grades 5-12.
April 1 is the first day of a month-long observance of the Month of the Military Child.
The Jamboree provides an opportunity for military connected youth to learn about various endangered species and wildlife indigenous to coastal Georgia. There is no charge. Transportation and cookout are provided.
Youth can register by March 30 at Parent Central Services. The phone number is 767-2312. For more details, call the School Liaison Office at 767-6533.