Ready for some lunch? Family and MWR has three facilities here on post that are serving up delicious food, both to eat in and take out. The Regimental Club's all-you-can-eat buffet offers a variety of meats and vegetables, plus desert and drink all for only $8.50! For more information, call (804) 765-1539. The Bowling Center's Action City Grill offers a variety of quick-order food like chicken and burgers, pizzas and milkshakes. For more information, call (804) 734-6860. Dine overlooking the Cardinal Golf Club greens when you lunch at the Bird's Nest Snack Bar. The menu features sandwiches, salads and soups, plus daily specials. For more information, call (804) 734-2892.
Family and MWR is hosting its quarterly FREE Newcomers Dinner on Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Regimental Club. The Newcomers Dinner is an opportunity for Fort Lee community members to become familiar with programs and services both inside and outside the gate. It's also an opportunity to win some great door prizes! We have previously given away a Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Xbox game system, Kings Dominion amusement park tickets and more. The event is limited to those who Military, Civilian and Family Members who have been hired/arrived in the previous 6 months or those who have not previously attended the Newcomers' Dinner. This event is FREE, however, you must RSVP no later than 12 p.m. April 17 RSVP at (804) 734-7821.
|Intramural Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
Family and MWR Sports department will host an Intramural Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, April 28, May 5 & 12. There will be a coaches meeting April 23 at 5 p.m. in MacLaughlin Fitness Center for those who are interested in participating. Entry forms are located at MacLaughlin Fitness Center and Clark Fitness Center. There is no charge to join the fun. Intramural Sports are open to Active Duty, Active Duty Spouses, Reserves & DoD/DAC Civilians, unless otherwise noted. For details, call (804) 765-3896.
|Spring Handicap Tournament
The Cardinal Golf Club hosts the Spring Handicap Tournament on April 25 & 26; 7:30 a.m. tee time. Open to all golfers. Entry Fee is $55 for members; $85 for non-members (includes golf, cart, lunch and beverages on both days, plus prizes). Participants must be paid no later than April 23. For more information, call (804) 734-2899.
|Army 10-Miler Tryouts
Family and MWR invites you to join the Fort Lee Army 10-Miler team! The Fort Lee team will be holding team tryouts March through May. There will be male, female and co-ed teams, all are encouraged to come to the tryouts. The tryout schedule is the following: March 14, 9 a.m. (White Bank Classic 5-Miler in Colonial Heights/Registration fee is required); March 28, 8 a.m. (Ukrop's Monument Ave. 10-K in Richmond/Registration fee is required); April 11, 25 & May 2, 8 a.m. (10K tryout at the Fort Lee Post Field House/No registration fee) and May 16, 8 a.m. (Fort Lee Armed Forces Day 8-Miler/Registration fee is required). Army 10-Miler Tryouts are open to Military, Family Members, DA Civilians and Contractors on Fort Lee. For more information, call (804)765-3053.
|Lunch at the Regimental Club
The Regimental Club has several delicious selections from which to choose. The menu varies daily and may include items such as herb baked chicken, fried flounder, slow roasted beef tips with gravy, salisbury steak, a variety of vegetables, starches, and fresh daily made dessert! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, a dessert & drink, all for only $8.50! Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 1 pm. For more information, call (804) 765-1523.
|Winner For Life
Family and MWR invites you to join Winner For Life today. Winner For Life is a FREE fitness program that focuses on improving your physical body, health knowledge and connecting you with other likeminded fitness/health oriented individuals. This program is a point based system where there will be several opportunities to earn points via Family and MWR fitness classes, workshops and participating in community/regional walks & runs. More point accumulations equal greater opportunities to win. Pick up a registration form at MacLaughlin Fitness Center today! Winner For Life is open to all DoD Civilians, Active Duty & Retired Military and family members, and FMWR employees. You must be 18 years and up. There will be a special FREE Winner For Life Wellness Workshop, Nutrition, April 27, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. For more details, call (804) 734-6198.
|Traditional Archery Shoots 2015 Schedule
Fort Lee's Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation will be hosting Traditional Archery Shoot Competitions on *April 25 & 26 and August 30. The competitions will be divided into three divisions and four events. Cost is $10 per adult, $8 per Fort Lee permit holders and $5 per youth(ages 13 - 17 years old). The competitions will start promptly at 10 a.m. at the Fort Lee Outdoor Recreation Archery Range, Building 15014. For details, call (804) 765-2212.
|Walk For Life
Grab a buddy or co-worker and join the Walk For Life walking program. Join us, every Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. as we walk into a healthier lifestyle. Walk independently, with a partner or create a team, then record your mileage and get an opportunity to win cool prizes. The more mileage you accumulate the more you increase your opportunities to win. Pick up a registration form at MacLaughlin Fitness Center today! You must be 18 years and up to participate. This program is open to all DoD Civilians, Active Duty & Retired Military and family members, and FMWR employees. For more details, call (804) 734-6198.
|3-D Archery Shoots 2015 Schedule
Come out and meet other archery enthusiasts and learn some of their skills. Fort Lee's Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation will be hosting several 3-D Archery Shoot Competitions in 2015. The 3-D archery shoots will be held March 21, *April 25 & 26, May 23, **June 28, July 25, August 29 and September 26. There will be seven divisions of competition on each 3-D Archery Shoot event date. Cost is $10 per adult, $8 per Fort Lee permit holders, $5 per youth(13 – 17 years old) and $3 per cub (12 years old and under). The competitions will start promptly at 9 a.m. at the Fort Lee Outdoor Recreation Archery Range, Building 15014. For details, call (804) 765-2212. *Spring Fling (3-D, Traditional, Turkey, Night & more Archery Shoots) **Tentative date, please call to confirm event will take place.
|Trap & Skeet Range 2015 Events
Be a spectator or join in on the fun. Throughout the year, Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation hosts several shoots. Most activities are registered or either non-registered Shoots. In order to attend registered shoots you must be a member of NSSA (National Skeet Shooting Association) or ATA (Amateur Trapshooting Association). Skeet and Trap shoots are registered shoots. Over the next few months, Skeet shoots will take place on April 25 - 26, May 2 - 3, June 6 - 7, July 25 - 26, August 8 - 9 and September 19 - 20. There will be five Trap shoots in the upcoming months; April 26, May 31, June 28, July 26 and August 30. Fun shoots and PVA (Paralyzed Veterans of America)/Disabled Veterans shoots, non-registered shoots, are open to the general public. Fun Shoots are held every 3rd Sunday, October - March. The PVA/Disabled Veterans Shoot are held in May and September. Cost varies per shoot. For more information, call (804) 765-2212/2210.
|Kayaking on the Appomattox
Fort Lee's Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation Center invites you to go Kayaking on the Appomattox River! This little unknown local waters sports treasure is sure to get your heart rate pumping while viewing some of the most historic and natural waterways and lands of the old south. Layout and route of the kayaking trip will be provided by Outdoor Recreation. Participants must register two days prior to the day of the event. The 2015 Kayaking schedule is as follows; April 29, May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 & 19 and September 2 & 16. All equipment will be supplied at Roslyn Landing upon arrival. Cost is $12 per session. For more information or to register, call (804)765-2212.
Family and MWR Sports department will be starting Softball Intramurals on May 18. The coaches' first meeting will be held on April 30, 5 p.m. in the Sports Office, Bldg. 4320. Anyone interested in participating must complete an entry form and return it to the Sports Office, Bldg. 4320, by April 30. The entry forms are located at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Softball Intramurals are open to Active Duty and family members, Active Duty Spouses & DoD/DAC Civilians, unless otherwise noted. There is no charge to join the fun. There will be a pre-season tournament May 4 - 7 and a post-season tournament August 10, 11 & 17. For details, call (804) 765-3058/765-3896.
Did you know that May is national fitness month? In celebration of national fitness month, Family and MWR invites the Fort Lee community to participate in our month long STRONG B.A.N.D.S. fitness initiative, May 1 - 31. STRONG B.A.N.D.S. (Balanced lifestyle, Actively motivated, Nutritional health, Determined to excel, Strength & conditioning) is a national Family and MWR fitness program that encourages the military community to stay fit and healthy. Check out some our STRONG B.A.N.D.S. Fitness Events/Activities!
May 1 - 31 Fitness Classes at MacLaughlin & Clark Fitness Centers
May 1 - 31 31-MayDay Fitness Classes Challenge
May 1 - 31 Winner for Life Fitness Program
May 2 Run for the Fallen
May 13 & 27 Kayaking on the Appomattox
Get a free wrist band and wear it throughout May to support the strength of the Army Family. In order to get a free wrist band, you must participate in a STRONG B.A.N.D.S. fitness event/activity (limited supply). For more information about all STRONG B.A.N.D.S. events/activities, call (804) 734-6198. PLEASE NOTE: Normal fees apply for all applicable fitness classes, special events and etc.
|Run For The Fallen
|Cinco de Mayo at the HideAway
You are invited to a party! The HideAway celebrates with a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 8 p.m., with music, specialty drinks, karaoke, line dancing and giveaways. No cover charge. For more information, call (804) 765-1539.
|8th Annual Bowfishing Shootout
Fort Lee's Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation Center invites you to the 8th Annual Bowfishing Shootout on Hogs Island Wildlife Refuge, Surry County, May 3. Transportation will be available and will depart Outdoor Recreation Bldg. 15014, 5th St. at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 11 a.m. There is no entry fee (FREE); this event is for record only. The Shootout has four events, Blind Doubles, Family Doubles, Biggest Fish and Heaviest Bag. Participants must have a freshwater fishing license, a picture ID and bowfishing gear with no broad heads. Event location is isolated; bringing a lunch and insect repellant is recommended. No motorized vehicles are allowed in the Refuge, you must bring a bicycle or walk. For more information, call (804) 765-2212/2210.
|Leisure Travel Show
Plan your summer vacation now and win some cool door prizes too! Join Family and MWR Leisure Travel Services on May 8, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. for the Leisure Travel Show inside the Regimental Club. There will be several vendors displaying some of this year’s most exciting local and national attractions. There will be hotels, amusement parks, resorts and plenty more vendors to visit and ask some of your travel questions. DOOR PRIZES will be given throughout the show! This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information, call (804) 765-3789.
|The Lee Playhouse production of Rodgers & Hammerstein "Cinderella"
The Lee Playhouse debuts its production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, Cinderella on Friday, May 8, at 8 p.m. As magical and romantic as the fairy tale upon which it is based, this show not only features some of these Broadway masters' most beautiful music "In My Own Little Corner," "Ten Minutes Ago," and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful" but also heaps of laughter. This fun show continues May 9, 15, 15, 16, 22 & 23, at 8 p.m.; and May 10, 17 & 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets: adults $13; youth 16 & under $7; Military E1 - E4 $5. Group rates available. For more information, call (804) 734-6629.
|Mother's Day Brunch at The Lee Club
The Lee Club welcomes you to a Mother’s Day Brunch, May 10 at 1 p.m. Bring mom to our delicious brunch and let someone else do the dishes! This year’s features a Belgian waffle bar, prime rib, seafood platters, poached salmon w/dill cream cheese, Mahi Mahi, chicken Marsalis, red skin mashed potatoes, a fresh garden salad bar, gourmet desserts and much more! The cost is only $24.95 per person, $12 per child (3 – 10 years old) & 2 and under are free. Reservations are required by May 7, make your reservation today! The Lee Club (Building 9009) is located on the corner of Mahone Avenue & Battle Drive. For more details, call (804) 734-7547/7541.
|Armed Forces Day, Run the Crater, 5K and 8-Mile Road Races
Get ready for the summer and keep up the pace! Join the Family and MWR Sports Division as we celebrate Armed Forces Day with our 5K and 8-Mile Road Races. The first 200 people to register will receive free T-shirts. The races begin at 8 a.m. Williams Stadium will be the starting and ending location of all races. The 5K and 8-Mile races will begin at Williams Stadium and run through Battlefield Park. Registration fees must be paid in order to participate. The 5K and 8-Mile registration fees are the following: $17 (Active Duty) and $20 (Civilians) early registration fees, or a $25 (everyone) late registration fee. Participants may pre-register online at https://www.raceit.com/Register/?event=31724 from now until, 3 p.m. May 15, 2015. Late registration will be from 6:45 - 7:45 a.m. at Williams Stadium on May 16. Awards will be given to top finishers. For details, call (804) 765-3058. .
|It's Pool Time!
Looking forward to taking a nice dip in the pool? Battle Drive Pool opens May 23 through September 7. Battle Drive Pool is free for ages 3 and under. Daily pass rates are $3, Monthly passes rates are $25 - $60 and Season passes rates are $55 - $100. Pool passes are available for purchase starting May 1. Save $20 off season passes by purchasing it by May 22. Purchase pool passes at the Picture Perfect Frame Shop, Building 9024, from May 1 - 22. The pool is open to E-1's and up, DoD and DA civilians. Battle Drive Pool is located directly behind The Lee Club off of Battle Drive. The hours of operation for Battle Drive Pool are the following:
May 23 - May 25 Memorial Weekend (Sat, 10 am - 8 pm; Sun – Mon, 12 – 8 p.m.)
May 26 - June 14 (Mon - Fri, 3:30 - 8 pm; Sat, 10 am - 8 pm; Sun, 12 – 8 pm)
June 15 - September 7 (Mon - Fri, 12 - 8 pm; Sat, 10 am - 8 pm; Sun, 12 – 8 pm)
For details, call (804) 734-6198.
|Learn to Swim
Fort Lee Family and MWR wants to help you float into the summer by learning how to swim. You are never too mature or too young to learn effective swimming techniques. There will be three class sessions this summer, June 15 - 25, July 6 - 16 and July 27 – August 6. In order to take lessons you must be at least 5 years of age. There is a Parent-Tot class available for parents with 2 – 4 year olds. Call (804) 734-6198 for additional details. Click HERE to view the Learn to Swim class schedule. Cost: Military ($45) and DoD Civilian ($50). No refunds will be given. Learn to Swim sessions will be held at Battle Drive Pool. For registration and details, call (804) 765-3852 (registration) and (804) 734-6198 (pool information).
|FREE Magic Sow Kicks Off Summer Reading Program
Family and MWR Fort Lee Community Library and Rob Wescott Productions kicks off its summer reading program, "Read to the Rhythm," with a special Magic Show on June 23. The magic show stars Prince Charming, the beautiful magical live bunny rabbit! Join us, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. at the Lee Playhouse. There will be magic, puppetry and audience participation. This event is FREE and open to kids of all ages; children, teens and adults. Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more details, call (804) 765-8095.
|Read to the Rhythm - Summer Reading Program
The Family and MWR Fort Lee Community Library will kick off its annual summer reading program on June 23. Join us on June 23, 10:30 – 11:15 a.m., at the Lee Playhouse for a special summer reading program kickoff, “FREE Magic Show”! Then make sure to join us each Tuesday and Wednesday, June 30 – July 21, 10:30 – 11:30 am in the Community Library, for our “Read to the Rhythm Story and Craft Hour” (pre-registration is required). Read to the Rhythm summer reading program is open to children, teens and adults. Pick up a reading log and book bag at the circulation desk. Register to earn incentives for your summer reading. This is a FREE program. Children 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to participate in Community Library activities. The Fort Lee Community Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Army Logistics University, Building 12420. For more details, call (804) 765-8095.
|Texas Hold'em Tournaments
Family and MWR invite you to Texas Hold’em Tournaments at the Sports Zone, Building 3650 on C Avenue. Go all in at the Texas Hold’em Tournaments! Tournaments dates are every Tuesday night from now through October 27. There is a $5 registration fee (one time buy-in each night). Registration is 5:45 p.m. on the scheduled day of the tournament. Tournaments start at 6 p.m. Prizes will be given to top placement winners! For more details, call (804) 765-3058.
|Right Arm Night ~ New Location!
Right Arm Night has moved to the HideAway! The HideAway now hosts Right Arm Night every 3rd Thursday of the month at 4 p.m., starting this month. Right Arm Night is a chance for bosses to bring their "right arm" out to relax and build camaraderie off duty. Drink Specials and FREE snacks will be available with FREE pool for your enjoyment. Right Arm Night is open to all ranks and all services, Military or Civilian. The HideAway is located on 5th St, Building 15013. For more information, call (804) 765-1523/1539.
|Leisure Travel Services
Leisure Travel Services (LTS) is located in the Regimental Club. LTS offers discounted vacation packages and world class cruises. LTS also assists patrons with finding the best-priced hotel accommodations all over the globe. In addition to providing travel discounts, LTS offers local, regional and national attraction tickets. If you are looking to go the movies or visit a theme park soon then visit Leisure Travel Services, which also offers specially discounted movie and theme park tickets. LTS normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday (9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and closed on weekends & Holidays. The Regimental Club is located on C Avenue, Building 2609. For more information, call (804) 765-3789.
|Team Building Golf Clinic
Gather your unit, coworkers or small group to enjoy some fun in the sun in their Team Building Golf Clinics. This FREE “demonstration & participation” activity can be fitted for groups of six to 15 people. Each clinic lasts approximately 45-60 minutes and must be scheduled by appointment. Driving range balls and golf clubs available for use. For more information, call (804) 734-2899.
|Child Care Openings!
Child, Youth & School (CYS) Services has several immediate openings in full day child care for preschool age children. The Part Day Preschool program also has openings in both its AM and PM sessions as well as its 2-day and 3-day programs. There are also immediate openings for Full day childcare for Strong Beginnings Pre-K. This is for children ages 4-5. In the Strong Beginnings Pre-K Program, there is an emphasis on kindergarten readiness skills. The teaching methods used will resemble those of a kindergarten classroom. Sign-up now and give your preschooler the advantage of hands-on learning adventures with CYS Services. For more information, call (804) 765-3852/3196.
|Youth Bowling League
Family and MWR Bowling Center invites all youth to join the Youth Bowling League. The Youth Bowling League is 9 a.m. on Saturdays, September through May. Youth may sign up at the Bowling Center now. The youth bowling league is open to all eligible dependents ages 6 and up. The Fort Lee Bowling Center, Bldg. 9040, is located on Battle Drive. For more information, call (804) 734-6860.
|Auto Crafts Shop
Fort Lee's Family and MWR Auto Crafts Shop is here to service you minor auto needs. This is a self-help auto repair facility that allows authorized patrons to perform minor repairs to their vehicles. There are seven bay spaces, four vehicle lifts, tools and a trained instructor on hand to provide assistance. You can get an oil change, rent bay space & equipment and get your tires changed & balanced. Cost varies per service. The Auto Crafts Shop is located in Building 9035 on Battle Drive. For service costs and more information, call (804) 734-6859.
|Overtime Sports Bar Open on Fridays
Family and MWR Overtime Sports Bar is open every Friday from 4 - 10 p.m. This sports bar features flat screen TVs, dart boards, a pool table, food and drinks. Come out and join the Fort Lee community in celebrating the re-opening of our community sports bar. The Overtime Sports Bar is located in the Lower Level of the Lee Club, Bldg. 9009, Mahone Ave. & Battle Dr. For more information, call (804) 734-7547.
|Professional Sports Tickets
We got tickets to the game! Family and MWR Leisure Travel Services sells professional sports tickets all year long. We have Baseball (Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals & Jacksonville Suns), Football (U.S. Navy & Jacksonville Knights), Basketball (Washington Wizards & Washington Mystics), Nascar (Richmond, Atlanta, Talladega & Daytona), Hockey (Washington Capitals) and local sports (Richmond Squirrels) tickets. Richmond Squirrel baseball tickets are only $6 per ticket for select games. For more details, call (804) 765-3789.
|Read 2 Rover
The Family and MWR Fort Lee Community Library invites you to join us every third Tuesday of the month, 5 – 6 pm for our Read 2 Rover hour with Caring Canines of Richmond. Caring Canines is a volunteer therapy dog group that encourages children’s literacy through interaction with certified therapy dogs. While initially created for children, this activity is open to everyone. The dogs enjoy being read to, shown picture books, or just being petted. This is a free program and pre-registration is not required. The Fort Lee Community Library is located on the 2nd floor of the Army Logistics University, Building 12420. For more details, call (804) 765-8095.
|Fort Lee Paintball
Ready, aim & splatter! Fort Lee’s Family and MWR Outdoor Recreation invites you to play a game of paintball. Rental packages are only $25 for groups of 6 to 9 people. The rental package includes a marker (gun), hopper, CO2 Tank & Fill-ups, mask, loader case & 500 paintballs! All players must be 12 or older to play. Liability waivers must be signed prior to participation. Personal markers are welcome but will be calibrated to field rules. Paintball is open Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Bring your unit or co-workers out for a fun outdoor team activity. For weekend play, please call Outdoor Recreation for availability. For more information, call (804)765-2212/2210.
|Fitness Classes Weekly Schedule
Family and MWR Sports invites you to join our weekly fitness classes. Weekly fitness classes include Aerobics, Boot Camp, Core/Cardio, CrossFit (in the Post Field House), High Intensity Training (HIIT), House of Pain, Pilates & Yoga, Spinning, Spinning/Strength, Yoga (Iyengar) and Zumba. Classes are generally $4 per class unless otherwise noted. A fitness card may be purchased for most classes. Fitness cards are $20 for a10-class punch card. House of Pain is a FREE class, however, you must be at least 18 years of age and complete a Microfit Fitness Assessment prior to attending class. Yoga (Iyengar) is FREE for Active Duty Soldiers and Spouses of deployed Soldiers. Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather or if minimum class participation levels are not achieved. You must be 16 years of age and an eligible Family and MWR fitness facility patron to attend fitness classes with the exception of House of Pain (You must be 18 years of age). Call (804) 734-6198 for more fitness classes’ details.
|Picture Perfect Frame Shop Specialties
The Picture Perfect Frame Shop is an in house custom framing and Arts & Crafts studio. You can mat prints, needlepoint pieces, puzzles, certificates and more! Don Stiver’s prints are available for purchase. Picture Perfect Frame Shop offers a variety of services including, engraving, Arts & Crafts classes and trophies. Come in for a free framing consultation. The Picture Perfect Frame Shop is located on Battle Drive, Building 9024. For details, call (804) 734-6137.
|Fort Lee Community Library
The Family and MWR Fort Lee Community Library is open and ready for business. This Family and MWR facility houses, books, periodicals, audio books, DVDs, computers (Internet) and a children’s corner. The library is open to Active Duty & Retirees, Dependent Spouses, DoD Civilians & Permanent Fort Lee Contractors. The hours of operation are the following: 8 am - 7 pm (Monday - Thursday), 8 am - 5 pm (Friday), 12 - 5 pm (Saturday) and closed on Sunday & holidays. For more details, call (804) 765-8095.