Hawaiian Falls Waco: In sincere gratitude for their selfless service, all active duty military and first responders get free general admission by showing their badge or military identification at the front gate from Aug. 7-11. Each hero can bring up to four guests for a discounted price.
Hawaiian Falls operates water parks in Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco. Day passes are $28.99 for guests 48-inches and taller; $21.99 for guests under 48-inches tall; and $21.99 for guests 55 years of age and older. Season pass holders are always allowed into the park 30 minutes before the gates open to the public. For more information visit www.hfalls.com.
Fans drive: Disabled American Veterans Post 74 of Gatesville and Bring Everyone in the Zone are now accepting donations of new, unused fans for elderly residents in the Greater Fort Hood area who may not have air conditioning during the summer months. Donations can be dropped off at the Veterans Service Office in Copperas Cove, located at 312 S. Main St., or in Killeen at Bring Everyone in the Zone, located at 718 N. Second Street, Suite B. For more information, call Tony Smith at 254-394-2091.
Concert series: 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VFW meeting: The Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8577 Auxiliary holds their monthly meetings the third Monday of each month starting at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 8577 at 1506 Veterans Ave, Copperas Cove. Membership dues can now be paid for 2018. The Auxiliary would like all dues paid by Dec. 15. Any questions call 254-319-7615.
Fort Hood’s Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program Job fairs:
July 27: VA Vocational Rehabilitation Job Fair, 9 a.m. to noon, VA Medical Center, Building 202, 1901 Veterans Dr, Temple.
July 27: DAV/Recruit Military Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764.
Aug. 2: Vocational Technical Skills Education Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Soldier Development Center, Bldg 33009.
Aug. 7: Monthly Mini Hiring Event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oveta Culp Hobby, Building 18000.
Jan. 23: Fort Hood SFL-TAP Mega Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Club Hood, Building 5764, 24th Street.
Upcoming Seminars at the Soldier for Life: TAP Center starting at 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted, are:
July 27: Starting a Business Seminar, Bankrolling Your Business.
Aug. 8: Small Business Development.
Aug. 10: Starting a Business Seminar, Business Plan Basics.
Aug. 15: Troops To Teachers, Alternative Teachers Certification Program, 9 to 11 a.m.
Aug. 24: Starting a Business Seminar, Buying an Existing Business or Franchise.