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 the 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 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 May 31

Family Child Care Amnesty

The Family Child Care Amnesty Plan allows individuals who are not currently certified FCC Providers, but are regularly caring for children in government leased housing, an opportunity to register with Child, Youth & School Services as an FCC applicant without penalty. People who come forward and meet the FCC provider eligibility requirements may continue to provide on-post child care in government leased housing while simultaneously going through the FCC certification. FCC certification classes begin June 10; the registration deadline is May 31. Applications may be obtained from the FCC office located in Building 283 on Battalion Avenue. For additional information, call (254) 553-4620.

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.

Effective today

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.


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


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.

Monday through May 17

Children’s Book Week

Come in to the children’s room at the Casey Memorial Library and read books with Ms. Dee.

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

Orion International: various positions

Allied American University: technical school

ATDS: truck driving school

CDL School: technical school

Sedona Logistics: various positions

Air Streams: technical school

Texas Depart of Criminal Justice: various positions

Baker Hughes: various positions

Volt Workforce Solutions: various positions

Sub Sea Robotics: various positions

Texas International Terminals: various positions

Houston Police Department: various positions

School of Automotive Machinists: technical school

Mario Sinacola Companies: various positions

BBVA Compass: various positions

E- Staff: various positions

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

Today: Own Your Own Business: Business Overview

Thursday: Own Your Own Business: Bankrolling your Business

May 14: Education Seminar: Troops to Teachers

May 16: Own Your Own Business: SCORE

May 21: Dress for Success (Ladies): Business Interview Dress


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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