June 16

Officers Association: The Military Officers Association of America will meet at 11:30 a.m. June 16 at the Shilo Inn, 3701 South WS Young Drive, Killeen. The meeting’s program will include guest speaker retired Maj. Gen. Ken Cox who will speak about the current Heart of Texas Alliance initiatives. Members and guests are reminded to make reservation early and on-line at www.centexmoaa.org.

June 17-18

Broadway show: The “ALL HANDS ON DECK!” Show, direct from Branson, Mo., will perform at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple on June 17 and 18 to benefit Operation Stand Down-Central Texas and the Veteran Internment Fund, which pays to provide a dignified, military burial to homeless and indigent veterans in the area who die with no family to claim them.

Tickets are $40 plus tax for adults, $15 plus tax for children 17 and under. There is also a special group discount of $31 plus tax for groups of 10 or more. All seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased by going to the upcoming performances page at www.cacarts.org.

Only 465 seats are available per show. More than 200 tickets have already sold.

Sponsorships are also available by contacting retired Marine Corps Lt. Col. Richard Beil at 254-499-0106.

June 24

A resiliency expo is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 24 at the Oveta Culp Hobby soldier and family readiness center in building. The first session will run from 9 to 10:15 a.m. and the second session will run from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. The focus of the exp will be on relationships, parenting and family dynamics.

July 1

Run/Walk: A Remembrance Run/Walk is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., July 1 at Sadowski Field. This is a recreational run/walk and a free T-shirt is included, while supplies last. A boot memorial will also be on display from July 1-10 at Sadowski Field. The event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For information regarding access to the installation please visit the Marvin Leath Visitors Center, or call 285-5459.

Ongoing

Summer concert: Fort Hood’s free summer concert series Music on the Lawn will host additional concerts at the lawn behind Chili’s Grill and Bar. Music on the Lawn is open to all and will feature a variety of genres. The fun will kick off with a live DJ at 6:30 p.m. and a concert will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The H-E-B Kid Zone will keep the children entertained with bounce-house fun. Concerts are planned for June 23, July 14, July 28, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18 as part of the series. In accordance with Fort Hood rules and regulations, pets and glass containers are not allowed. The event is free and open to all.

The Central Texas Korean War Veterans Association chapter 222 will meet at the assocation’s post every second Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m. The post is located at 508 Park St, Killeen, Texas.

Drivers needed: The Central Texas Veterans Health Care System is seeking volunteer van drivers interested in transporting Veterans in the Killeen area to and from their scheduled appointments at the Olin E. Teague Veterans’ Medical Center in Temple. Transportation for veterans from outlying areas, such as Killeen, is provided through a van fleet donated in collaboration with area Disabled American Veterans organizations and its members. Personnally-owned vehicles are not used to transport veterans. Volunteers must meet qualifications for drivers, such as a valid driver’s license, proof of current insurance, a safe driving record and a background check. Applicants must also pass a physical examination. Volunteers are eligible for meals, flu shots and an extensive volunteer recognition program. For more information, contact the Voluntary Service Office at 254-743-0515 or 254-743-0740.

Dental program: The Fort Hood American Red Cross and Fort Hood Dental Command announce applications will be available March 1 for the 2017 Dental Assistant training program. Dental Command trains Red Cross volunteers in the basic skills necessary to work as a dental assistant. The training program runs from September 2017 to May 2018. Individuals must submit their application no later than April 28. To review program fact sheet and receive application or for more information contact American Red Cross 254-287-0400, email forthood@redcross.org or come to the Fort Hood Red Cross at 37th and Battalion Avenue, Building 288.

Bingo: The Community Events and Bingo Center offers bingo six days a week, reoccurring special events, along with computer handsets, display monitors and several stations to replenish bingo supplies. Over $3,700 in cash prizes paid out daily. One jackpot starts at $10,000, another at $3,000 and another begins with a percent of the first day’s play; in addition to progressive game numbers that go up weekly. This state of the art facility is also capable of accommodating private parties and functions of up to 450 guests. Bingo offered Tuesday through Saturday, doors open at 5 p.m., bingo from 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Sunday, doors open at noon, bingo from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Community Events and Bingo Center is at building 50012, Clear Creek Road, behind AAFES gas station. For more information, please call 254-532-9253 or 254-532-9263.

Roller Derby Recreation League: Come out and join the Fort Hood Hell on Wheels All Girl Roller Derby Recreation League. The league is free to join and is open to female DOD ID card holders ages 16 years old and older. Females under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present at all times. Skaters are required to provide their own equipment, during league practice and bouts. The league meets Monday and Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Health Promotions Aerobics and Skating Center, Building 324 on 37th Street. All skill levels will be accommodated. For more information, call 254-285-5372.

Zumba: Classes are 1 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Applied Functional Fitness Center; 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at West Fort Hood Gym; and 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Applied Functional Fitness Center.

Spin: Classes are from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Grey Wolf Physical Fitness Center, at 58th Street and Old Ironsides Avenue.

Yoga Classes: Enjoy yoga from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Beginners’ yoga is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday. Classes are subject to change and are held at the Applied Fitness Center, Building 12018, 33rd Street at Old Ironsides Avenue. For more information, call 254-287-8219.

By Appointment

Counseling: Bring it in the Zone is now hosting SMART Recovery Group/Individual Counseling Sessions in Killeen. This is a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy helping individuals become free from dependence of any substance using a four-point program. Call Jennifer Coleman at 254-458-1329 for individual appointments, questions or comments.

Every Tuesday

Just Stressed Out: Support group for female spouses or caregivers of active-duty or service members with PTSD, active-duty female service members or veterans with PTSD. Meets from 6 to 7 p.m. at 717 N. 4th Street, Suite B in Killeen. Park in the Bell County Human Services lot. For more information, contact Maureen Jouett at mail@bringeveryoneinthezone.org.

Every Thursday

Support Group: Open to any kind of trauma survivors and caregivers. Hosted by Darnall Department of Ministry and Pastoral Care, the group meets from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Darnall chapel. For more information, contact Chaplain S.R. Handy at 254-288-8849 or 254-288-8850.

Thursday Music Mix: From 3 to 8 p.m., enjoy pool, shuffleboard, popcorn and finger foods on covered patio decks as you listen to a live DJ at Backbone NCO Lounge, Building 194 on 37th Street. The event is free and open to all 18 and older. For more information, call 254-532-5073.

1st and 3rd Thursday

Survivors of suicide support group: Anyone impacted by suicide is invited to meet at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month in Belton. For more information email sos_gfh@yahoo.com.

Fort Hood’s Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program Job fairs:

June 7: Vocational/Technical Skills Education Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Soldier Development Center, Bldg 33009

June 20: Fort Hood SFL-TAP Mega Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764.

June 27: DAV/Recruit Military Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764.

Upcoming Seminars at the Soldier for Life: TAP Center starting at 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted, are:

June 12: Small Business Development

June 13: Troops to Teachers, Alternative Teachers Certification Program, 9 to 11 a.m.

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