Darnall Child Development Center

The new Darnall Child Development Center will soon open its doors. The center has the capacity to provide child care in a warm, family setting for up to 20 children. The facility will offer hourly care, shift worker care and emergency care. Children must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services in order to utilize services. To schedule a registration appointment and/or be added to the waiting list for Darnall Child Development Center, contact Parent Central Services at (254) 287-8029 or in person at Room 140 of the Rivers Building, Building 121 on 761st Tank Battalion Avenue at T.J. Mills Boulevard.


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. A subscription to the newsletter is free. To sign up for or update a subscription, email wilson.mathews@us.army.mil.

Now through May 9

Enter a chance to win the “Celebrate Mom Bouquet” valued at $57.95 at the Petals and Bloom Shop at the Clear Creek Main Exchange. The drawing will be at noon May 10. For more information, call (254) 532-5066. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Now through June 7

Visit a Fort Hood youth center to participate in surveys from the University of Georgia’s Family & Community Resilience Laboratory Department. The university is conducting a study on how youth and family support programs in the Army impact family resilience. In order to participate, the family must have at least one youth between the ages of 11 and 18 and have at least one parent who is active-duty military. All family members must be present. The non active-duty parent will receive a $100 gift card; while youth will receive $50 gift cards (maximum two per household). Please allow up to one hour to complete the survey. Surveys will be conducted at Bronco, Comanche and Montague youth centers at various times. Family members do not need to be registered with Child, Youth & School Services to participate. For more information, call (254) 290-6023.

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 through July 31 at www.hoodmwr.com. 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.


Casey Memorial Library’s weekly Preschool Story Time features stories and a craft on a 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.

After, Andi Spencer, outreach librarian from University of North Texas Health Sciences Library, will present some health related curriculum or homeschooling parents from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

The Army Wellness Center will offer a nutrition and fitness presentation from noon to 12:30 p.m. in the library’s front seating area, followed by an overview of services available at the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Center until 1 p.m.

Opening in May

Graphic Concepts Apparel & Novelty will open in the portables in front of the Clear Creek Main Exchange. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


Fiesta de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Backbone NCO Lounge with music, food and drink specials from 3 to 8 p.m. Free and open to all 18 and older. The lounge is inside Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194 on 37th Street. For more information, call (254) 532-5073.


Urijah Faber the “California Kid” is coming to the Warrior Way Specialty Store from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Urijah is a popular, top ranked UFC fighter. He will be introducing the new Torque line. Prizes, giveaways and photo opportunities with Urijah will be available. He will be signing photos and demonstrating moves.

Effective May 8

Reusable Cup Program

In support of NetZero Waste by 2020, the Community Events and Bingo Center will no longer utilize disposable cups. With this adjustment comes the introduction of a reusable cup program, which allows patrons to purchase reusable cups at the facility for $3 each or bring personal reusable cups for usage. Patrons my fill and refill reusable cups at the complimentary coffee station at no cost.

May 9

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Join Army Community Service in celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Day. All active-duty, surviving and retired military spouses are invited to special luncheon in recognition of their service to the country from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Club Hood. The luncheon will include buffet-style lunch, door prizes, entertainment and guest speaker Diane Howard, spouse of retired Lt. Col. David Howard. She is a scholar, researcher, author, professor, presenter and consultant. Funded childcare is available to children registered with Child, Youth & School Services. Make a reservation by noon Friday by calling (254) 286-6600.

May 9

Make a Mother’s Day card from 5 to 7 p.m. in the children’s room of the Casey Memorial Library.

May 11

Patriot Pet Family Pet Contest at the Clear Creek Main Exchange from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor demonstrations, pet information booth, discounts on products and a chance to win up to $100 for the most patriotic pet. For more information, call (254) 532-7200.

May 12

Mother’s Day Brunch

Come to Club Hood and treat Mom to a special brunch. Seatings are at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and cost $19.95 per adult, $6.95 per child age 5-12 and free for children 4 years and younger. All mothers will even receive carnations. Club Hood is in Building 5764 on 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard. To RSVP, call (254) 532-5329 or (254) 532-5073.

ACAP events

These employers will be at the Monday Mini Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.:

UTI: Technical School

Texas Department of Public Safety: Various Positions

Edward Jones: Various Positions

PEC Safety: Technical School

Orion International: Various Positions

Irving Police Department: Various Positions

State Farm: Various Positions

Wyotech: Various Positions

National Carriers: Various Positions

Allied American University: Technical School

First Command Financial Planning: Various Positions

ATDS: Truck Driving School

Ingalls Shipbuilding: Various Positions

CDL School: Technical School

Sedona Logistics: Various Positions

Air Streams: Technical School

Old Castle: Various Positions

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

Today: Federal Resume Seminar: Resume Application

Monday: Advanced Resume: Resume Application

Tuesday: Dress For Success: Business Interview Dress

May 8: Own Your Own Business: Business Overview

May 9: Own Your Own Business: Bankrolling your Business


Contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com 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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