H&R Block is now open at Fort Hood for your tax preparation requirements at Clear Creek Main Exchange, (254) 200-2876; Comanche Express, (254) 616-1634; Services Concession Mall, Building 136, (254) 532-8651. Open six days a week, call for hours.
Free Zumba Classes
Join the dance party from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, Building 23001, 62nd Street and Support Avenue, and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Applied Physical Fitness Center, Building 12018, 33rd Street at Old Ironsides Avenue.
Child, Youth and School Services Kids-On-Site child care available at Abrams Physical Fitness Center.
For more information, call (254) 285-5459.
Free Spin Classes
Spin your way to fitness with free spin classes from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, Building 23001, 62nd Street and Support Avenue. Child care is available. For more information, call (254) 287-4592.
Free Yoga Classes
Participate in yoga from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Applied Physical Fitness Center, Building 12018, 33rd Street at Old Ironsides Avenue. For more information, call (254) 287-5586. Classes are subject to change.
Through Feb. 14
Show your special someone the beauty of the outdoors this Valentine’s Day, with a private couples trail ride. After the ride, enjoy a romantic picnic lunch. Reservations required. For more information, call Horsin’ Around at BLORA at (254) 681-9788. Cost is $84 per couple for the one-hour ride and lunch. Space is limited; call now to reserve your special day.
Are you familiar with moving and not knowing anything about your new community? Have you become overwhelmed with the size of Fort Hood and everything being so big in Texas? Well, saddle up, partner, because Fort Hood has you covered with its biannual event, Hood Howdy. The newcomers information and minicareer fair is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Hood, Building 5764 on 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard. Hood Howdy is a family-friendly event, full of information to get to know your new hometown and neighbors, including area chambers of commerce, more than 100 area businesses and agencies, door prizes and refreshments. Come and check out the Family and MWR room for a chance to win an amazing prize. And don’t forget about the other multitude of activities that will be occurring throughout the event. Hood Howdy is free, open to the public and brought to you by Family and MWR and the Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Branch. For program information, call (254) 287-4471.
Board Game Night and Chess Club is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Casey Memorial Library. Games available are chess, checkers, Chutes and Ladders, Scrabble, Dominos and Pictionary. Games are at the reference desk of the library, Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. For more information, call (254) 287-2716.
Mardi Gras Party
Grab your Mardi Gras hats and masks and head to the Backbone NCO Lounge. Enjoy a live DJ spinning Zydeco and all of your favorites. Free Mardi Gras beads, meatballs, fried catfish and chicken wings! Come out dressed in your best Mardi Gras hats and masks for a chance to win prizes! The event is free, and open to all 18 years of age and older. Backbone NCO Lounge is inside Phantom Warrior Center, Building 194, 37th Street. For more information, call (254) 532-5073.
Fridays in February
Casey Memorial Library’s Preschool Story Time, from 10 to 11 a.m., features stories and a craft on a weekly theme. Day cares and homeschoolers are welcome. The story times are held in room 156 in the library annex, Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. Call (254) 287-2716.
Enjoy a Chambord Liquor tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. at the III Corps Express store.
On-site registration is from 8 to 8:45 a.m. for a four-person scramble at the Course at Clear Creek, Building 52381 on Battalion Avenue at Clear Creek Road. Shot gun start at 9 a.m. Price is $10 plus green and cart fees. Call (254) 287-4130.
Make and Take a Valentine Craft with the Casey Memorial Library from 5 to 7 p.m. Make animals out of paper heart shapes in the children’s room of the library, Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. For more information, call (254) 287-2716.
The Book Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. to discuss “Water for Elephants” by Sara Gruen. Bring a lunch. The book club is in Room 156 in the library annex, Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue. For more information, call (254) 287-2716.
Tyrese Gibson will be at the Clear Creek Main Exchange signing his latest book “Manology: Secrets of Your Man’s Mind Revealed” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rev. Run of Run DMC and Gibson offer insight on life, love, exposing men and the many games they play, and how to finally find happiness in your relationships.
It’s girls night out at the Clear Creek Main Exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. Join us for a night of pampering, cosmetic makeovers, wine tasting and demos.
Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Keith & Margo’s Murder Mystery Texas: A young woman and her husband are trapped in a web of deceit, family duty and code of silence. Can love survive a night of vengeance and murderous payback? Come match wits with our local homicide detective in a Valentine’s Day massacre you’ll never forget. Enjoy cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the show, all for $37 per person. Menu includes three courses. Open to 18 or older. For information and reservations, call Club Hood at (254) 532-5073 or visit HoodMWR.com.
Enjoy a Grey Goose Cherry Noir tasting from 5 to 8 p.m. at the III Corps Express store.
R&B singer-songwriter Avant will be at the Clear Creek Main Exchange from 5 to 7 p.m. for a miniperformance and CD signing of his latest album, “Face the Music.”
Curious about eReaders and tablet devices? Visit the Casey Memorial Library from 1 to 4 p.m. for this hands-on demonstration of 20 devices. Don’t forget to bring your favorite mobile device and learn how to access free health information on the go. The Casey Memorial Library is located in Building 3202 on 72nd Street and 761st Tank Battalion Avenue For more information, call (254) 287-2716.
Fort Hood’s Army Career and Alumni Program presents the following scheduled employer visits from 9 to 11 a.m.:
UTI: Technical school
Air Stream: Technical school
Cybertex Institute of Technology: Technical school
ADTS: Trucking school
Energy Future Holdings: Various positions
Lucas Group: Various positions
Fusion Solutions: Various positions
Wyotech: Technical school
Allied American: Technical school
Air Streams: Technical school
Ocean Corps: Technical school
Upcoming ACAP seminars, from 1 to 5 p.m.:
Monday: Advanced Resume Seminar: Resume/Application
Tuesday: Education Seminar: Troops to Teachers
Feb. 13: Own Your Own Business: Overview
Feb. 14: Own Your Own Business: Financing your Business
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