Electronic waste month: Throughout the month, personal electronic waste can be recycled in containers located at the Clear Creek Commissary and in the parking lot across from Chili’s on TJ Mills Boulevard. Recyclable electronics include televisions, stereo equipment, kitchen appliances, cell phones, batteries, laptops and computer equipment, lawnmowers and DVDs. Personal property only. No government owned property is permitted. Call the Recycle Center at 254-287-2336. The center is at 4626 72nd Street, Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and the second Saturday of each month.
Discontinuation of Towel Service: at Fort Hood Physical Fitness Centers based on DOD and the Department of the Army sequestration expected funding issues. This resulted in the IMCOM G9 issuing guidance to eliminate towel service. Please remember to provide a personal towel for workouts and showering.
Though Nov. 1
Flu shots are available: Every Thursday and Friday veterans can get their seasonal flu vaccination at the walk-in flu vaccination clinic at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple or by requesting it at any upcoming scheduled visit with their primary care physician. The vaccination is free for all veterans enrolled in the health care system. A drive-through clinic at the Temple Campus is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 29-30 in the valet parking area. The Temple Walk-in clinic is in the waiting area for the laboratory check in/travel pay from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday in the Teague Tower, Building 163,
Through May 23
WINGS support group: Group meets from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on the third and fourth Fridays of each month at the Spiritual Fitness Center Building 12012 in partnership with the Fort Hood Chaplains’ Office and the Family Advocacy Program. Free potluck dinner, drinks and group material, as well as free childcare. Call Sandy and Dean Fulkerson at 281-904-7737.
The Book Club: Group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss “Tallgrass” by Sandra Dallas at a study table in the Casey Memorial Library. Copies of the book are available at the reference desk. Call 254-287-2716.
Preschool Story Time: Enjoy stories, songs and a craft on a weekly theme from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 156 of Casey Memorial Library annex. Day cares and home-schoolers are welcome.
Fort Hood Firefighters will visit the library from 10 a.m. to noon. Enjoy stories, a visit with Sparky and a fire truck display. Call 254-287-2716.
NFL Sunday Ticket: Each Sunday, during football season, go to Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194 on 37th Street, and watch your favorite NFL teams play for free. The facility boasts 14 42-inch TV screens, free popcorn as well as assorted snack foods and drinks available for purchase. Open to everyone 18 and older. Call 254-532-5073.
Make and Take Craft Night at the Casey Memorial Library: All ages are invited to make a Q-Tip skeleton between 5 and 7 p.m. in the children’s room.
Fort Hood Community Showcase: See for yourself what local businesses and agencies have to offer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194 on 37th Street. While becoming familiar with local businesses and agencies, patrons will also have the chance to win door prizes throughout the day, as well as an opportunity to win an iPad. The event is family-friendly, free and open to all. Call 254-532-5481.
Fall Demo Day & Sale: Demo the latest golf equipment from top manufactures from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Courses of Clear Creek. Receive 10 percent off merchandise sales of $50 or more. This event is free and open to all. Call 254-287-4130.
UFC 166 Watch Party: Come out and see UFC Heavyweight Championship bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos at the Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194. Enjoy monthly drink specials and munch on free finger foods while supplies last. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the event is free and open to everyone 18 and older. Call 254-532-5073.
Book signing: “Bread Crumbs on Purpose” author Sandy Fulkerson will sign books from 1 to 4 p.m. at Barnes & Noble in Harker Heights. This book is a biography ultimately addressing combat trauma symptoms from a Vietnam Marine sergeant’s wife’s perspective.
Army Shadow Ten-Miler: So you say you won’t be able to make it up to Washington D.C. for the 29th Annual Army Ten-Miler? Don’t worry about it, as you can emulate those runners in that annual race by joining other runners of “The Great Place” at the Army Shadow Ten-Miler at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The race begins at 8 a.m. On-site registration is from 7 to 7:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public. Participants may stop by any of the Fort Hood physical fitness centers or go to www.hoodmwr.com to register. Call 254-285-5459.
Science Saturday at the Casey Memorial Library: Learn about the human body though a fact finding scavenger hunt between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the children’s room.
Children’s Halloween Bingo: Attention little ghosts and ghouls: Are you ready to have a “spook-tacular” time at Children’s Halloween Bingo this year? Come to the Community Events and Bingo Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Building 50012 on Clear Creek Road, to play the frightfully fun game of bingo. For $5 per child (ages 2-12), bingo players can receive lunch, goodies and door prizes. To ensure every child has a seat, please limit additional adult guests. Call 254-532-9253 or 254-532-9263.
WINGS PTSD Workshop: Hosted by Sandy and Dean Fulkerson from 9 a.m. to noon at KPLE-TV Studio, 502 E. Elms Rd., Killeen. Call KPLE at 254-554-3683 to secure seating or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is free to all retired and military families facing combat trauma symptoms, and to first responders. Light refreshments will be served. A book signing event will follow for the newly published book, “Bread Crumbs on Purpose” — a biography ultimately addressing combat trauma difficulties from a Vietnam Marine sergeant’s wife’s perspective.
The next Monday Mini Job Fair is from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Oveta Culp Hobby Soldier and Family Readiness Center.
Upcoming seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:
Today: SBDC: Small Business Development
Thursday: Starting a Business Seminar: Business Plan Basics
Thursday: Starting a Business Seminar: Business Plan Basics
Oct. 16: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/ Application
Oct. 17: SCORE: Small Business Mentorship
Oct. 21: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development
Oct. 22: Senior Resume Writing Seminar: Executive/ Senior Management
Oct. 24: Starting a Business Seminar: Being Your Own Boss
Compiled by Rose L. Thayer