$5,000 cash prize giveaway

Register for your chance to win a one-time cash prize of $5,000. The winner must be eligible for USAA membership and have a USAA deposit account to collect earnings. Registration is available through July 31 at HoodMWR.com. One entry per person. You must be 18 years of age or older, unless active-duty military. For more information, call (254) 532-5481.

Through Aug. 17

The Skate and Aerobics Center (Building 324, 37th Street – next to the shoppette) is open for open skate every Friday during the summer. The skate center opens at 1 p.m. and closes at midnight. Entry fee is $5 and allows you to skate day and night. For more information, call (254) 287-5623.

Through Aug. 24

Child, Youth & School Services is hosting a kindergarten summer camp program for children who completed kindergarten during the 2011-12 school year. The camp offers several activities and field trips. Camp fees are based on a weekly schedule and parents may choose children's availability/participation. Children must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services in order to participate. The camp takes place Monday through Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Kouma Child Development Center (Building 48303, Johnson Drive). For more information, call Parent Central Services at (254) 287-8029.

Through Aug. 24

School Age Care Summer Spectrum Day Camp is an adventurous way for children (grades one through five) to spend their summer vacations. This year's theme will continue to be Our Super Heroes, but with a 4-H twist. The camp takes place Monday through Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Microwave cooking helps them learn to zap fun, healthy snacks in an instant. Children will learn about the world above them. Children will do energizing exercises and review the benefits of exercise. Learn what it takes to nurture a garden with seeds, soil, water and loving care. Camp fees are based on family income categories with a 15 percent discount for each additional child enrolled per family. For more information, call (254) 287-7950. Children may attend as many or as few days as desired. Registration for new attendees is open for the duration of the camp.

Through Aug. 24

Super High Adventure Middle School Camp offers fun and exciting activities for teens during summer vacation. The program includes activities such as field trips, arts and crafts, mentoring, sports, cooking and much more. The camp takes place at Comanche Youth Center Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendance is limited to youth in sixth through ninth grades. Camp fees are based on the sponsor's CYSS category with the exception of the weekly field trips. For more information, call (254) 287-5834. Youth may attend as many or as few days as desired, and registration for new attendees is open for the duration of the camp.

Through Aug. 24

Head to Phantom Warrior Lanes to take advantage of the Summer Special. From from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can bowl for $1.75 per game/per person. The Summer Special does not include shoe rental and cannot be combined with other specials or promotions. Phantom Warrior Lanes is located on Clear Creek Road at Santa Fe Avenue, Building 49010. For more information, call (254) 287-3424.

June 29

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater takes place at Club Hood. It begins with 6 p.m. cocktails, followed by a dinner and a show that is "to die for" at 7 p.m. The dinner theater experience is available for $37 per person, which includes the show, dinner and dessert. The dinner menu offers a selection of London broil and mango chicken, rosemary roasted potatoes, green beans almandine, coffee and iced tea and strawberry shortcake. The theater is open to all age 18 and older. For reservations and information, call Club Hood at (254) 532-5073. Club Hood is located in Building 5764, on the corner of 24th Street at Wainwright Drive.

July 4

This year's event is headlined by the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. Join us for Freedom Fest from 1 to 10 p.m. at Sadowski Field, located on Tank Destroyer Boulevard in front of III Corps Headquarters. There will also be a free carnival, 50-gun salute, miniature stock car racing, fishing pond, climbing wall, inflatables and more free activities for the whole family, excluding arts and crafts, carnival games and food and beverages. Capping off the day's activities will be a 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to the tunes of patriotic music. This event is free and open to the public. Individuals requiring special accommodations due to a disability should call (254) 286-5342. For a complete list of on and off post bus stops/schedules and more information, go to HoodMWR.com or call (254) 286-5342. Prohibited items: explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol and fireworks. Permitted items: strollers, small coolers (for baby formula), camelbacks (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs and small wagons. For more information, call (254) 286-5342.

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