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Military invited on river paddle
Weekly FMWR briefing for May 18-24
whiskers bobbers
A day for kids to go fishing at Holbrook Pond is set for June 6. - photo by FMWR graphic


Join Outdoor Recreation on a leisurely paddle down a Coastal Georgia river from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 30. Lifeguards will be on trip.

Bring a lunch for a picnic on a sandbar or shaded area, and don’t forget your camera, bug screen and sun block. Beginners recommended to take a basic course at Holbrook Pond.

Youth under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Paddlers must be at least 12.

Register at Holbrook Outdoor Recreation Center/Equipment Checkout, 435-8205. The $20 per-person cost includes use of canoe or kayak.  

For more information, call 767-4316.


Anniversary bowling

Marne Bowling Center is celebrating the 75thanniversary of Fort Stewart/Hunter with a deal during June. Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., bowl for 75 cents per game. Price does not include shoe rental. For more information, call 767-4866.


Marne Trail fishing

Anglers are invited to compete for prizes May 30 in the third of four catch-and-release bass tournaments. Fishing begins about 6:30 a.m. Cash prizes awarded. Heaviest combined weight of up to five bass wins.

Fish from the bank or launch a boat (trolling motors only). Boat rentals available at Holbrook Equipment Center. Must have valid Georgia and FS/HAAF fishing permit, unless 15 or younger.

It is open to soldiers, family members, retirees, and civilians.

For more information, call 435-8061 on Stewart or 315-5163 on Hunter.


Okefenokee trip  

Explore the Okefenokee Swamp Park at Waycross with Leisure Travel on May 30. Register by May 18. The cost is $25 per person. Tour consists of boat and train rides and demonstration with snakes and alligators. Bring your own lunch. For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart and 912-315-3674 at Hunter.


Dinner and bowling

Families can take advantage of a discount on dinner and bowling May 31 from noon-8 p.m. at Stewart Bowling Center. For $30, your family of five gets two games per person, shoe rental, and dinner. For more information, call 767-4273.


Summer reading

The Summer Reading Program, for children ages 5-12, will be at George P. Hays Library from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays June 4-July 16. There’s no charge.

This year’s theme is “Reading to the Rhythm.” Stories focus on types of music, followed by musical-themed crafts.

Registration begins June 1. While supplies last, library bags will be given out at registration.

For more information, call 767-2828.


Whiskers and Bobbers

Kids ages 15 and under can reel in up to five catfish and have their catch cleaned during the free Whiskers and Bobbers Kids Fishing Day from 7-10 a.m. June 6 at Holbrook Pond.

Whiskers and Bobbers T-shirts are on sale for $8 each at Stewart Bowling Center and the Stewart Pass and Permit and Holbrook Outdoor Equipment Rental offices, where pre-registration is taking place.

The event is for children of military ID cardholders. Kids are encouraged to register by June 3 at either office or online through The T-shirt price increases to $10 on June 6.

A limited amount of bait and some fishing poles will be available on a first-come basis. Parents are welcome to accompany and assist their children, but will not fish.

For additional details, call 767-4316.


Super Mega Bingo

Win up to $123K in cash during Super Mega Bingo from noon-1 a.m. June 6 at Stewart Bingo, adjacent to Club Stewart and Hunter Bingo, adjacent to Hunter Club. Register by May 25.

Minimum buy-in $100 and machine charge $225. Early birds, warm-ups, specials, intermission play and jackpots highlight the evening. Lightning Bingo from 1-3:30 p.m. Refreshments and buffet available.

For more information, call 767-4200 on Stewart, and 315-4603 on Hunter.


All-Army qualifier

Represent the 3rd ID in the All-Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11 by being one of the top three men and women finishers in the qualifier race on Donovan Field, starting at 6 a.m. June 6. There is no charge. Register from 5-5:45 a.m. at Donovan.

Only active duty may qualify, but family members, retirees and DoD civilians are welcome to run for fun. For more information, call 767-8238 on Stewart or 315-4160 on Hunter.


Wild Adventures trip

Experience the whirl of coasters, roar of a tiger, splash of water and rumble of drums June 6 at Wild Adventures Water and Theme Park in Valdosta. The park has eight heart-stopping coasters and lots of rides.

The $50 per person cost includes transportation and admission. Register by June 5. For more information, call 912-767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.


North Carolina weekend

Visit an native American village and museum while learning about the Trail of Tears during a weekend trip to Cherokee, North Carolina, June 12-14.

Other activities will include a night at Harrah’s Casino and a tour of the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. The cost is $600 for up to four people per room. Fee includes transportation and a two-night stay at the Cherokee Grand Hotel. Biltmore tour is additional.

Registration closes May 31. For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.


Weightlifting challenge

Competition will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 13 at Johnson Fitness Center. The Deuce-and-a-Quarter Competition is a test of muscular strength and endurance. Wins will be based on number of reps performed.

Cost is $20 per person until June 12, then $25 per person. Awards will be given in first and second place bench press; first-third place in 225-pound press; and first-third place in 13 weight classes. Must be 18 or older to enter. T-shirts will be given to participants.

For more information, call 767-3034.


Movies under the stars

“Maleficent,” rated PG, is the next film in the Holbrook Movies Under the Stars series, at 8:30 p.m. on June 19.  

There’s no charge. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Popcorn and drinks will be sold.

Other movies and dates are:

July 17: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” PG-13 (101 minutes).

Aug. 22: “How to train your Dragon 2,” PG, (102 minutes).

Sept. 11: “Guardians of the Galaxy,” PG-13, (121 minutes).

Oct. 24: “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” PG (25 minutes) and “Hocus Pocus,” PG, (96 minutes). 

For more information, call 767-4316.

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