Holbrook Pond Recreation Area off Highway 144 will glow with holiday decorations for the holiday celebrations, including hayrides from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The FMWR mini-train, popular with young and old alike, will give rides. Watch a holiday movie under the stars and enjoy the campfire, roasted marshmallows and s'mores. The cost will be $5 per family or $1 per person. Hot dogs, funnel cakes, chips, cookies and drinks will be available at a concession stand.
Holbrook will remain decorated through Dec. 25 for soldiers and families to drive through and view the lights. For more information, call 315-9554.
Family Night dinner and bowling
Families, take advantage of the dinner and bowling special at Stewart Lanes Bowling Center from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18.
For $30 a family of five can enjoy 10 games of bowling, five shoe rentals and homemade spaghetti, side salad and refillable drink. For more information, call 767-4273.
Thunder Run Restaurant Closing Dec. 19-Jan. 3
Thunder Run Restaurant in Club Stewart will close Monday, Dec. 19, and resume service in the Palmetto Room on Jan. 3.
Lunch and the Wednesday night Internationally Inspired Cuisine buffet will not be served during the closure.
The closing will allow the start of an eight-month, three-phase renovation project to reduce energy consumption.
For more information, call 368-2212.
Club Stewart's South Entrance Closing Temporarily
Beginning Jan. 1, the south entrance to Club Stewart and Stewart Bingo will be closed to accommodate the start of an extensive, eight-month renovation to reduce energy use. Patrons are asked to enter the club through the north side during this time.
For more information, call 368-2212.
Christmas Eve bowling
Marne Lanes Bowling Center is offering two Christmas Eve opportunities for bowling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 24.
Get into the spirit of Christmas with friends and family and enjoy two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, and a bottomless pitcher of soda for up to six people for $24.95. That's a savings of $28.05 from the $53 regular price.
Bowl a hambone (four strikes in a row in one game) during that time and you will receive a free bowling pass for each hambone bowled. Passes limited to two per person.
There's something special for kids, too, on Christmas Eve. They can bowl for $1.
For more information, call 767-4866.
FMWR's 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 at http://www.stewartmwr.com/.
Also, like the activity on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FortStewartHunterFMWR.
MLK Basketball Tournament
The first of what is to become the annual Martin Luther King Basketball Tournament will be at Newman Fitness Center from Jan. 13-15.
Registration is under way.
The competition will consist of a round-robin, team seeding play, with a maximum of 12 teams. The tournament also will include a slam dunk contest and a 3-point shootout.
Entry for military costs $150 per team. The cost for non-military competitors is $200 per team. The cost is $10 per individual for the slam dunk and 3-point contests.
All teams must be signed up by Jan. 6 and must present a roster with a minimum of seven players. Awards will be presented to first and second-place teams.
For more information, call 767-9336.
Red Sails in the Sunset Trip
Spend two nights at the Holiday Inn Riverview in picturesque Charleston, and tour the city to enjoy its sights and sounds as part of Leisure Travel's Red Sails in the Sunset Trip Feb. 10-12.
The trip also includes a visit to Charleston's Historic District, Patriot's Point Maritime Museum (home of USS Yorktown), and a surprise. Plus, enjoy an evening dinner at Charleston Crabhouse, a local favorite.
Call to make a reservation, as only 46 spaces are available. Registration will close Jan. 15.
The cost is $325 per person and includes luxury motor coach transportation, lodging, meals, and tour admissions.
For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 912-315-3674 at Hunter.
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.
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 the new breakfast menu, with prices ranging from $2 to $5. The menu includes 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.
Holiday rooms at Army Lodging
Are you concerned your house will overflow during the holidays? Army Lodging at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield has double and single rooms available for your guests' leisure travel needs.
Call Stewart at 368-4184 any time, or Hunter Lodging at 912-355-1060 from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. for reservations.
Reservations accepted two weeks prior for valid military ID card holders. Limit two rooms per visit. All rooms have kitchenettes, laundry, daily housekeeping service and complementary continental breakfast.
Call for rates and reservations.
Holiday shopping for golf gifts
Taylors Creek Golf Course and Hunter Golf Club pro-shops have a selection of gifts for golfers.
Want to buy any golf equipment not in stock? Special orders are 10 per cent over invoice and shipping.
For more information, call 767-2370 at Stewart or 912-315-9115 at Hunter.