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Soldier show here Saturday, Sunday
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The U.S. Army Soldier Show, a 75-minute song-and-dance production by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard soldiers, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Newman Fitness Center.

Stewart's own SPC Millie Sneed is a featured vocalist.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome.


Operation Rising Star

Singers from Stewart and Hunter are invited to compete in Operation Rising Star, the Army’s version of “American Idol.”

Register at Stewart Recreation office, suite 125, or at the Hunter Leisure Travel Office. There is no charge. Competition is open to active duty, National Guard or Reserve from any branch of service, and family members who are at least 18.

Round 1 will be at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at Rocky’s Warrior Zone. For more information, call 767-4316 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.


Vineyard trip

Leisure Travel is planning a trip to the Meinhardt Vineyards and Winery near Statesboro on Sept. 14. The trip begins at 11 a.m.

Registration continue until Saturday. The cost is $25. Dinner, at a local restaurant, will be at participants’ expense. 

For more information, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.


Bridal Showcase

A Bridal Showcase, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Club Stewart Ballroom, will feature a variety of businesses and wedding experts. Attendees will receive gift bags and "passport" that could win one of two $500 wedding reception certificates. Admission is $10 per person for active duty and $13 for others. The showcase is open to the public.

For more information, call 368-2212.


BOSS car wash

BOSS will hold a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Club Stewart. Donations, for the benefit of BOSS will be accepted. For more information, call SFC Zarita Dickey at 912-320-7759 or e-mail


Myrtle Beach

Register by Sept. 9 for a Leisure Travel trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sept. 20-22.

"Broadway at the Beach" has award-winning attractions, live entertainment theater shows, carnival style rides, plus nightlife and specialty shops.

The cost is $350 for 1-4 persons and includes transportation and hotel.

For information, call 767-2841 at Stewart or 315-3674 at Hunter.


Golf scramble

Play in the Hunter Garrison Commander’s Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. Participants are asked to register by Sept. 11.

The $40 per person entry fee includes greens and cart fees, range balls and light lunch. Mulligans cost $5 for one and $10 for two.

For more information, call315-9115.


Family Quest

Families are invited to a weekend of fun, including geocaching, archery, canoe/kayaking, camping, water gun competition, cooking and more at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area.

It will be Sept. 13-14 and registration costs $50 per family and $25 for individuals. Prizes awarded.

For more information, call 767-4316.


Weightlifting competition

‘The Rock’ powerlifting and bench press competition will be Sept. 14 at 4th IBCT Fitness Center, with weigh-in at 8:30 a.m., briefing at 9:30and competition at 10:15.

Awards will be presented in various weight classes, using the Schwartz-Malone Power Lifting formula.

Registration is $15. Sign up at 4thIBCT or Newman Fitness Center.

For more information, call 767-3031.


Blues & BBQ

The 10thannual Blues & BBQ Festival, featuring music, food, fun and free kids activities, will be staged in downtown Hinesville from 2-11:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.

The event is hosted by the Hinesville Area Arts Council and supported by Fort Stewart Family and MWR.

Musical entertainment starts at 4:30 p.m. featuring “Soul Gravy,” followed by headliner “Swamp Cabbage” and the closing act “3rd Class Citizens.”

Judges pick the best barbecued pork, chicken and ribs. Plus, there’s a people’s choice best barbecue category.

For more information, call the Downtown Development Authority at 877-4332, Fort Stewart at 767-4316 or go online to


Rock Strongman, Strongwoman

Test yourself. Find out if you are the strongest man or woman at Fort Stewart/Hunter during The Rock Strongman & Strongwoman Competition.

The competition will be at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at 4th IBCT Fitness Center. Register by Sept. 20.

Events include deadlifts, one-arm dumbbell press, tire flip, sled pull and keg toss/carry. Transportation to and from Hunter provided.

There is no charge. Entry forms and rules and regulations are available at:

For more information, call 767-3031.


Kids fishing

Children, 15 and youngerm can each catch up to five catfish at the Kids Fishing Event from 7-10 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Hallstrom Lake Recreation Area on Hunter.

There’s no charge and no fishing license is required. Bring your fishing pole, limited bait will be available.

Registration, at Outdoor Recreation, begins Thursday. For more information, call 912-315-9554.


Bass Tournament

Compete for prizes in a Catch-and-Release Bass Tournament at 6:30 a.m. Sept. 28 at Metz Pond on Fort Stewart.

Prizes will be awarded in adult and youth categories.

Participants can fish from the bank or bass boat (trolling motors only). Live bait prohibited. Boat rentals available at Holbrook Equipment Center to military ID cardholders with a boat safety card.

Participants must have Georgia and Stewart/Hunter fishing permit (unless age 15 and under). Fees based on registration.

Event is open to everyone. For more details, call 435-8061 at Stewart or 315-5163 at Hunter.

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