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Zombies needed for run
Weekly FMWR briefing for Oct. 6-12
dawn of zombies
Volunteers are needed to be zombies and to help the volunteer zombies get in character. - photo by FMWR graphic

Four days have been added to the schedule for the carnival coming to Fort Stewart.  

The midway will be open on Walker Field Thursday-Sunday and Oct. 16-19. It will feature rides, concessions and skill games.

Hours will be Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday 6-11 p.m., Saturday noon-11 p.m. and Sunday 1-11 p.m. Food and games will be individually priced. Rides cost 3-4 tickets per ride. You can save by buying tickets in quantity or arm bands for unlimited rides.

No weapons, pets, coolers or food allowed. For more information, call 767-6212.


Zombie run

The Dawn of the Zombies 5K Run at Holbrook Pond is at 8 a.m. on Oct. 18.

The zombies want to grab as many flags as possible off runners as they pass. But they can’t touch, tackle or hurt the humans. The humans’ goal is to keep their flags.

Register at It costs $30 per person until Oct. 11. The fee is $40 on the day of the run.

“Rain or shine, the run is a go” said Courtney Cameron, Stewart/Hunter Sports and Fitness Management trainee. “You don’t have to be a runner to participate. You can walk or jog the trail if you like. Bring a friend or family member.”

For those who want to record their times, there will be a clock at the finish line.

“Participants may dress as they please,” Cameron said. “They can wear athletic clothing or, if they prefer, a Halloween-type costume. It’s up to them.”

Volunteer zombies are needed, Cameron said.

For information, call 767-2515 or e-mail


Sesame Street

Sesame Street and the USO bring furry and friendly Muppets to Newman Fitness Center for shows at 6 p.m. on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22.

Military families are invited to watch Katie, a military kid on Sesame Street, who is moving.

Free tickets available at FMWR, Stewart Bowling Center, Stewart and Hunter Leisure Travel offices.

For more information, call 767-6212.


Rising Star

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

The competition is for prizes for singers and their supporters.

Singers are asked to apply at either the Stewart or Hunter Leisure Travel office by Oct. 22.

There is no charge. The competition is open to active duty, National Guard or Reserve from any service and family members 18 and older. 

All three rounds will be in Thunder Run at Club Stewart. Round 1 will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, Round 2 on Oct. 27 and Round 3 on Oct. 29. First prize is $500, second $250 and third $100.

Family Readiness Groups or units are eligible to win the Spirit Award, $300, regardless of whether they have a singer in the contest. The second place Spirit Award wins a certificate for $150 and third place gets $100 toward rent of equipment or pavilion for a function. Support will be determined by applause.

For more information, call 767-4316. 


Bourbon dinner

Enjoy a six-course, bourbon-themed gourmet meal at the Coastal Empire Bourbon Dinner on Oct. 25.

The meal will feature foods that reflect the taste and character of the American spirit. Meet Phil Prichard, master distiller of fine spirits, from Kelso, Tenn.

The cocktail hour features bourbon appetizers.

Serving begins at 6 in Thunder Run at Club Stewart. Seating is limited and by reservation only, accepted until Oct. 23. The cost is $75 per person.

For information, call 912-767-4717.


Crossfit challenge

Register for the CrossFit Fort Stewart Warrior Challenge Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Caro Fitness Center. Sign-up closes Oct. 22.

The cost is $35 per person. Register online at

Contestants in eight divisions must complete three workouts.

Soldiers, family members and Army civilians can compete.

For more information, call 912-767-4763.


Circus coming

Advance tickets are on sale for the Cole Bros. Circus, which is coming to Fort Stewart for four performances.

The circus will be on Donovan Field for shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.

Billed as the "World's Largest Circus Under the Big Top," it features traditional acts, clowns, elephants and Bengal tigers.

Tickets are available at FMWR, Stewart Bowling Center and Stewart and Hunter Leisure Travel offices. Adult general admission $16; reserved seating, add $4; VIP seating, add $7. Children age 13 and under, general admission free with a paid adult. Can be upgraded for an additional fee.

For more information, call 767-6212.


Body building

Registration is under way for The Rock Body Building and Figure Contest Nov. 1 at Woodruff Theater.

Weigh-in will be at 8 a.m., prejudging at10 and the finals at 6:30 p.m.

It costs $25 to register until Oct. 17, then $35 until the contest. There is an additional crossover fee of $15. Sign up at Newman Fitness Center. 

Awards will be presented for three places in the seven divisions.

For more information, call 767-3031/9336.


Skeet hours

New hours have been adopted by the Stewart Skeet and Trap Range at Holbrook Pond.

Until April, the range will be open on Fridays from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

For information, call 435-9303 or 767-8205.


Golf hours

The clubhouses at Taylors Creek and Hunter Golf courses now close at 6:30 p.m.

With the arrival of Daylight Savings Time on Nov. 2, they will close at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Taylors Creek (767-2370) or Hunter (315-9115).

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