AAFES giveaways: Listen to to win free food at select AAFES locations and movie passes at Palmer Theater.

Apache Arts and Crafts Center Discounts: Get big discounts on things you need to make your masterpiece complete. Come enjoy savings like $20 off framing and 50 percent off ceramics. If you always wanted to finish that last project or just create something new, stop procrastinating, run down to Apache Arts and Crafts Center and save. Call 254-532-2586.


Hood Highlights: Sign up for the free Fort Hood Family and MWR newsletter. Hood Highlights is a comprehensive source for information about events, programs, services, resources and giveaways in a user-friendly PDF, emailed to subscribers each week. To sign up for Hood Highlights or update a subscription, email

Through July 31

Cash giveaway: Register to win a one-time cash prize of $4,000. The winner must be eligible for USAA membership and have a USAA deposit account to collect earnings. Register at One entry allowed per person. Contestants must be 18 or older. Call 254-532-5481.

Through Aug. 13

Summer reading: The Casey Memorial Library has an online reading program for adults, teens and children. Those who read 10 books or three hours and log their reading online will earn a prize. Register at


Summer Reading Program: Enjoy an animal-related story and activities from 9 to 10 a.m. as part of the Paws to Read summer program at the Casey Memorial Library. Ages 0 to 17 can participate.


Thursday Music Mix: From 3 to 8 p.m., enjoy pool, shuffleboard, popcorn and finger foods on covered patio decks and listen to a live DJ at Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194 on 37th Street. The event is free and open to ages 18 and older. Call 254-532-5073.


Independence Day Celebration: A fireworks display and other festivities are set from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hood Stadium. A DJ and two 1st Cavalry Division Bands will perform. Various food and beverage vendors will sell food and drink. Capping off the events’ activities will be a dazzling, 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. This event is free and open to the public. Individuals requiring special accommodations due to disability should 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.

This weekend

Movies: Palmer Theater will show four movies for $4. “The Amazing Spiderman” is at 1 p.m. Friday. “Captain America” is at 4 p.m. Friday. “Mom’s Night Out” is at 2 p.m. Saturday. “The Other Woman” is at 2 p.m. Sunday.

July 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, July 30-Aug. 1

BLORA Ranch Kid’s Camps: Horses are fascinating and horse camp is one of the best sources for growth, self confidence and fun available to a young person. Camp offers horseback riding lessons, trailriding, canepole fishing, water activities, crafts and goat roping. Cost is $95 per day or $260 for all three days. BLORA Ranch staff is background-checked, CPR and first aid certified. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 254-681-9788.

July 10

Paws for Reading Program: Children are invited to come out and read with a therapy dog between 6 and 7 p.m. at the Casey Memorial Library. Reading to a dog is a fun experience and it builds the child’s confidence. Children must preregister. Call the circulation desk at 254-287-4921.

July 16

Christmas in July: Fort Hood’s Santa’s Workshop annual fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse in Killeen. Two seating’s are available, 11 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. New this year, take your meal to go. Tickets are $15 each and available from Santa’s Workshop. For more information, call Tracy Curran at 910-496-5441 or email

ACAP events

Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program will host a Monday Mini Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 14 at Oveta Culp Hobby Center Soldier and Family Readiness Center.

Upcoming seminars starting at 1 p.m. are:

Today: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application

Monday: Resume Building Seminar: Resume/Application Development

Tuesday: Education Seminar: Troops to Teachers

July 9: SBDC: Small Business Development

July 10: Starting a Business: Being your own Boss

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