The Book Club: Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss “When She Woke” by Hillary Jordan 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 homeschoolers are welcome.
Fridays in September
Operation Rising Star: The competition that determines the best voice at Fort Hood. Register now for your chance to win the Ultimate Recording Music Experience — record, mix and master an album with studio professionals. $850 in cash prizes to be awarded locally. The competition is at 7 p.m. at the Phantom Warrior Center and is open to active duty, Reserve, National Guard or military family members, 18 years of age and older with a valid DOD ID card. Operation Rising Star is an individual singing competition. Registration is open and is first come, first served. To register, stop by the BOSS Office, Building 9212 at Old Ironsides Avenue. Call 254-287-6116.
“The One” Watch Party: Mayweather vs. Alvarez: Enjoy the boxing match of the season without having to fight the hassle of off-post venues. Join Legends Pub in watching Floyd Mayweather Jr. take on newcomer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to all 18 years and older. For a $10 cover charge, you can enjoy this incredible fight as well as free finger foods (while supplies last) and covered patio decks with outdoor TVs and ceiling fans. Monthly drink specials will be available for purchase. Call Legends Pub, Building 5764, 24th Street at Tank Destroyer Boulevard, at 254-532-9324 or 254-287-5215.
Duathlon: The annual Duathlon is at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. and includes two 3.1-mile runs and 12-mile bike ride portion. Participation is free and open to all. To register, stop by any Fort Hood fitness facility or register online at www.HoodMWR.com. For more information, call 254-285-5459.
NFL Sunday Ticket: Each Sunday, during football season, come out 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 for your viewing pleasure, free popcorn as well as assorted snack foods and drinks available for purchase. Open to everyone 18 years of age and older. Call 254-532-5073.
Monster Smoke Show with Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be at Warrior Way Specialty Store from noon to 4 p.m. Enter to win a chance to ride along with a Vaughn demonstration at any Exchange location.
GameStop plans a midnight launch of “Grand Theft Auto.” Store opens at 10:30 p.m. and actual sales will begin at 12:01 a.m. To preorder now call 254-532-9806.
Safari Books Database Training in the Casey Memorial Library Annex, Room 155 from 2 to 3 p.m. Safari is an e-reference business and information technology library where you can search across thousands of books.
Make and Take Craft Night at the Casey Memorial Library. All ages are invited to learn how to make a simple book. Come anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. in the children’s room.
UFC 165 Watch Party: Watch the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between the current champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Alexander Gustafsson at the Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194 on 37th Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and will be open to all 18 years of age and older. No cover fee. For more information, call 254-532-5073.
Upcoming seminars at the ACAP Center starting at 1 p.m. are:
Today: SBDC: Small Business Development
Thursday: Starting a Business Seminar: Being your Own Boss
Tuesday: Educational Seminar: Troops to Teachers
Sept. 18: Federal Resume Seminar: Federal Job Resume/Application
Sept, 19: SCORE: Small Business Mentorship
Sept. 23: Advance Resume Writing Seminar: Resume/ Application Development
Sept. 24: Senior Resume Writing Seminar: Executive/ Senior Management
Sept. 25: SBDC: Small Business Development
Sept. 26: Starting a Business Seminar: Bankrolling Your Business
Email events to firstname.lastname@example.org.