Free Zumba classes

Classes are:

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.

1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Applied Fitness Center.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Grey Wolf Physical Fitness Center.

6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at West Fort Hood Physical Fitness Center.

Classes are free, open to family and MWR-authorized users and subject to change. For more information, call (254) 285-5459.

Free spin classes

Class times are noon to 1 p.m. daily; 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, Building 23001, 62nd Street and Support Avenue. Classes are subject to change. For more information, call (254) 287-5459.

Free yoga classes

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Beginner yoga is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday.

Postnatal yoga is 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Classes, subject to change, are at the Applied Fitness Center, Building 12018, 33rd Street at Old Ironsides Avenue. For more information, call (254) 287-5586.

Army Community Service Exceptional Family Member Program

Use the following link to a survey where you can share your thoughts and experience with the program:

Apache Arts and Crafts Center Discounts

Attention all aspiring Mozart, Van Gogh or fellow finger painters, now is the perfect time to get inspired and let your creative spirit soar. The Apache Arts and Crafts Center is offering 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! For more information, call (254) 532-2586.


Hood Highlights Newsletter

Are you always searching for information about Fort Hood events? Look no further than Hood Highlights, the Fort Hood Family and MWR newsletter. Hood Highlights is a comprehensive source for information about events, programs, services, resources and giveaways. Fort Hood Family and MWR gathers and consolidates all available information in a user-friendly PDF and emails the newsletter to subscribers each week. As a special service offered by Fort Hood Family and MWR, a subscription to the newsletter is completely free of charge and available to all. To sign up for Hood Highlights or update a subscription, email

Now through July 31

$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 May 1 through July 31 on One entry allowed per person. You must be 18 years of age or older, unless active duty military. For more information, call (254) 532-5481.

Fridays in April

Casey Memorial Library’s Preschool Story Time features stories and a craft on a weekly theme. Day cares and home-schooled students also are welcome. Story times are from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 156 of the library annex, Building 3202, 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.


It’s Make and Take Craft Night at the Casey Memorial Library, Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. Come out and learn about Earth Day by planting some seeds and creating dot art. Event held in the children’s room from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (254) 287-2716.


In honor of National Blood Drive month, the Clear Creek Main Exchange is hosting the Robertson Blood Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday and Saturday

The 5.11 Tactical Roadshow will be at the Warrior Way Specialty Store. New products will be available and a Tactical representative will be on-site to assist.

Friday and Saturday

Professional Paddle Board Instructors Vicki Carson and Ferrulle Rose will be at the Warrior Way Specialty Store from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They represent the new Fisher Paddle Boards, now available at the Warrior Way Exchange.

Friday and Saturday

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts! The Redbull MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas is coming to the Circuit of Americas in Austin. Ten nationalities of the world’s most skilled riders race for a chance to win the World Championship. Come pick up free tickets at the Family and MWR Marketing and Advertising Office in the Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194 on 37th Street, Room 126. Active duty and retirees may pick up tickets from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. For more information, call (254) 285-5372.


Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk

Hop, run or walk down to Abrams Physical Fitness Center for the Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk at Abrams Physical Fitness Center parking lot at 8 a.m. Registration is free and open to the public. Participants may stop by any of the Fort Hood physical fitness centers now through the day of the race or log on to to register.

Trophies will be awarded for the best overall male and female times. Medals will also be awarded to first- through third-place finishers, in each age category. Abrams Physical Fitness Center is Building 23001, on 62nd Street and Support Avenue. For more information, call (254) 285-5459.


Win some free books from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Library Annex, Room 156, at the Casey Memorial Library Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue.

April 24

ScreamFree Parenting Workshop

Did you know that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month/Month of the Military Child? Come out to the free ScreamFree Parenting Workshop at 6 p.m. at Club Hood. ScreamFree Parenting is about staying calm and connected with your kids. It introduces proven principles for overcoming the anxieties and stresses of parenting and setting new patterns of connection and cooperation. There is free childcare available for all children registered with CYSS. You must RSVP by today. To register, call (254) 618-7443 or (254) 288-2943.

April 27

It’s History Saturday at the Casey Memorial Library. Come out and make a simple family tree and learn about genealogy from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the children’s room.

April 27

UFC 159 Watch Party

Catch Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen in action as they fight to be crowned champion.

Doors open at 8 p.m. and it’s free and open to everyone 18 or older. Free finger foods available while supplies last. Backbone NCO Lounge, located inside Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194 on 37th Street. For more information, call (254) 532-5073.

ACAP events

Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program presents the following employers at the Monday Mini Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

Art Institute of Austin: Technical School

Primerica: Various Positions

Airstreams: Technical School

Edward Jones: Various Positions

Wyotech: Technical School

Orion International: Various Positions

Irving Police Department: Various Positions

State Farm: Various Postions

Volt Workforce Solutions: Various Positions

Lincoln College of Technology: Technical School

FMC Technologies: Various Positions

Stevens Transport: Various Positions

Freshpoint: Various Positions

Texas International Terminals: Various Positions

Tyson Foods: Various Positions

FFE Transportation: Various Positions

Plano Police Department: Police Officers

Upcoming seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:

Today: Apply for a Federal Job, FAA Airframe & Power Plant

Thursday: SCORE Briefing

April 23: Senior Resume Seminar: Resume Application

April 25: Own Your Own Business: Being Your Own Boss

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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