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									10     APG News • February 19, 2009

2009 All Army Chess              will host a Texas Hold
Championships                    ‘em Tournament, 1 p.m.,
    All Army Chess Cham-         Feb. 28, at Top of the Bay.
pionships will be held April     The event is open to all
4 through 10, at Fort Myer,      DoD cardholders, mili-
Arlington, Va. All players       tary, civilian, contractors,
must be U.S. Army active         retirees, Family members
duty personnel for 90            and guests over 18 years
days or more and a Unit-         of age.
ed States Chess Federa-             Entry fee costs $35
tion rated member. Twelve        and includes buffet, soda,
players will be selected and     snacks and cash bar. Regis-
funded by FMWRC.                 tration deadline is Feb. 20.
    All players must apply          Volunteer dealers are
online or download the           needed. Volunteers will
application and fax to           be trained by tournament
703-681-7249, DSN 761-           personnel. Those inter-
7249 or 703-681-1616,            ested should e-mail Lou-
DSN 761-1616. No on-site         ise Glose, louise.glose@
registration.           or Teri Hall,
    The deadline for an
individual registration is          For more information or         Army spouses Antionette Jones, left, and Dishon Campbell right, and other visitors listen in as Phyllis Ethridge, ACS Relocation
                                                                    Readiness program manager, center, briefs them on Army services and programs during the Hearts Apart meeting for Family mem-
March 2.                         to register, call 410-278-         bers of deployed Soldiers at building 2754 Feb. 4.
    For more information or      2552/3062 or visit http://
to download online, visit
                                 Amateur Boxing Night
                                                                    Valentines Day theme highlights
Ringling Bros. and
Barnum & Bailey
Circus tickets on sale
                                    The 16th and 143rd
                                 Ordnance battalions face
                                 off again in the 2009 Ama-
                                                                         Hearts Apart meeting
                                                                    Story and photo by                         ridge said.                                     “Although Hearts Apart is primari-
    Ladies and gentle-           teur Boxing Night March            YVONNE JOHNSON                                 “We also plan to have an ACS            ly for those whose Soldier is deployed
men, come see the great-         7 at the Edgewood Area             APG News
                                                                                                               staff member at each meeting so the         to war, Korea or Germany, we wel-
est show on earth. Tickets       Hoyle Gymnasium, build-               To remember Valentines Day, the         spouses can learn about what servic-        come everyone even if the sponsor
are available for shows          ing E-4210. Doors open 5           Army Community Service Hearts              es they offer,” she said.                   is not deployed,” she added. Dis-
March 25 through April 5         p.m., the event begins at          Apart program featured a Valentines            “You can attend group meetings          hon Campbell, a military spouse who
at the 1st Mariner Arena         6 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for         Day theme for spouses of deployed          to learn from each other as well,” she      attended the meeting with her chil-
in Baltimore for $19.50          active duty military; $10          Soldiers during its Feb. 4 meeting.        added. “You can trade recipes, talk         dren, Dontavius, 8 and Jayden, 5, said
for ages 2 and older. The        for nonmilitary; and $20              Hosted by Phyllis Ethridge, ACS         about schools and generally network         she volunteers, “just to keep busy.”
last day to purchase tick-       for ringside seats. Chil-          Relocation Readiness program spe-          with other spouses. We want people              “I [attended similar meetings] when
ets is March 13.                 dren under 6 are admit-            cialist, Hearts Apart is a month-          to come out and share their talents.        we were in Fort Hood, Texas,” she
Ski with FMWR                    ted free.                          ly meeting for spouses and Family          Most will tell you time passes more         said. “I like it because I learn from it.
    FMWR offers a trip to           This event is open to the       members of deployed Soldiers.              quickly when you stay busy.”                It helps me become more confident to
Ski Roundtop: Feb. 28.           public.                               Ethridge and ACS volunteers                 Ethridge said that ultimately,          know that I know what to do when he’s
    Trip costs $65 per per-         Purchase           tick-        decorated the room with red, white         spouses and Family members will             not here.”
son and includes all day         ets at FMWR Regis-                 and pink ballons with festive hearts       help plan meetings and gather infor-            Another military spouse volun-
lift tickets, transportation     tration, building 3326,            and bears on the walls and treats on       mation for other members.                   teer, Antionette Jones, brought her
to and from APG, tuned           410-278-4011/4907                  the table. Attendees received pink             “We don’t want it to be our group,      two children, Arlasia, 6, Akiele, 1,
and fitted skis or snow-         or Hoyle Fitness Cen-              and red gift bags filled with Valen-       we want it to be their group,” she said.    and nephew Julius, 3, to the meet-
board with boots, poles,         ter, building E-4210,              tine candy, photo frames and other             The featured speaker that evening       ing. Jones said her husband has been
and bibs (if requested);         410-436-3375/7134.                 mementos.                                  was Denise Stout, ACS Deployment            through three deployments and she
also includes beginner           Talent Show                           Ethridge said the program seeks         and Mobilization program manager.           helps because she appreciates what
group instructions from                                             to empower military and civilian               Hearts Apart is an alternative          groups like Hearts Apart have done
                                    The APG Talent Show             Family members with information            from the standard Family Readiness          for her.
FMWR staff for those             will take place Feb. 21, at
who want it. No meals or                                            needed before, during and after a          Group which helps Family members                “Everywhere we’ve been we’ve
                                 the Post Theater, 7 p.m.           separation..                               when units are deployed.                    had support groups,” she said. “You
food included. The bus
                                 Doors open 6 p.m.                     “Participants formulate programs            “They get the same information          need someone stronger and more
will depart 6 a.m. and
                                    Tickets cost $5 for             and activities and ACS provides thd        here without having to fall under a         knowledgeable to count on [during
return 6 p.m.
                                 active duty military and $7        suppor to help accomplish them,”           command,” she said.                         deployments].”
    Register and be fitted
                                 for non-military.                  Ethridge said.                                 She encouraged all to tell spouses          The ACS Hearts Apart support
for equipment by Feb. 20.
                                    For more information               To get the word out, ACS is             new to the Army or the community            group meets the first Wednesday of
    For more information,
call 410-278-4124.               or to purchase tickets, vis-       marketing the Hearts Apart Sup-            about the Hearts Apart program.             each month, 6 to 7 p.m. in build-
                                 it FMWR Registration,              port Group meeting through vari-               “We know there are Family mem-          ing 2754, Rodman Road. For more
Texas Hold-em                    building 3326, 410-278-            ous venues: FMWR Web site, the
Tournament                                                                                                     bers out there we don’t know how to         information contact Ethridge, ACS
                                 4011/4907 or visit Hoyle           APG News, Channel 21 and the               reach, so it’s important that everyone      Relocation Readiness Program,
    Family and Morale,           Fitness Center, building E-        new Hearts Apart newsletter, Eth-          shares this information,” she said.         410-278-2464/7572.
Welfare and Recreation           4210, 410-436-7134.

                                                                                SKIES Unlimited
   For more information          chase books required for             Students must wear a             Cost is $85 per stu-             An award-winning sing-         four weeks. Parents choose
or to register for a SKIES       the course as recommend-          white T-shirt and sweat          dent. Open to all DoD ID         er/songwriter will instruct       which time frame session
Unlimited class, call the        ed by the instructor.             pants.                           card holder Family mem-          students. No experience           they want to sign up for
Central Registration Office,         Books are a one-time             Class size is limited so      bers. Each session requires      necessary. Singing les-           when they register their
building 2752, 410-278-          purchase. Parents can             register early.                  a minimum of six students        sons cost $132 per student        child.
7571/7479. Open to all DoD       choose which time frame                                            registered. Registration         and includes one 30-min-             Open to all DoD ID card
ID card holders. For an
                                                                   Brazilian Jujitsu
                                 session they want to sign                                          ends one week prior to the       ute session per week for          holder Family members.
appointment, e-mail stacie.      up for when they regis-              A Brazilian jujitsu pro-      start of class.         ter their child. Open to all      gram will be held at the
Private guitar lessons
   Private guitar lessons
                                 DoD ID card holders.
                                 Tae Kwon Do
                                                                   Noncommissioned Officer
                                                                   Academy, building 4505,
                                                                   Suite C. Sessions will be held
                                                                                                    Private Voice Lessons
                                                                                                       Ages 7 through 18 can
                                                                                                    register for private voice
                                                                                                                                       Looking for a job?
for ages 7 through 18 will                                                                                                               Visit FMWR Jobs Available at
                                     Join the Unity Tae            Tuesdays and Thursdays,          lessons, 3:30 to 7 p.m.,             All jobs for Aberdeen Proving Ground are listed at
be held 3:30 to 7 p.m.,          Kwon Do School of Mar-            Feb. 17 through March 19.        Fridays, Feb. 20 through or check
Fridays, Feb. 20 through         tial Arts at APG. Tae Kwon           Beginner classes will be      March 13, at the Aberdeen         out AAFES Jobs link
March 13, at the Aberdeen        Do promotes discipline, as        held 6 to 6:45 p.m., ages 7      Area Youth Center, build-         ment/ for additional job opportunities.
Area Youth Center, build-        well as muscle toning and         to 18.                           ing 2522.
ing 2522.                        conditioning.                        Through the practice
   An award-winning sing-            Classes will be held at       of jujitsu and kickbox-
er/songwriter will instruct      the Child, Youth and School       ing, students will learn the        Deadlines for sports applications announced
students. No experience          Center, building 2522,            best form of self-defense,           All military and DoD civilians are            team minimum for a league or tourna-
necessary.                       Monday and Wednesday;             how to defend themselves          invited to sign up for APG intramural            ment to take place. The 3 on 3 Basket-
   Cost of the lessons           Feb. 29 through March             against bigger, stronger and      sports events.                                   ball Tournament has a $20 team fee.
is $132 per student and          18 and March 30 through           faster opponents and devel-
includes one 30-minute           April 22, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.       op leadership and team-           Application deadlines are:                       Military
                                                                                                                                                        • AIT Bowling March 22
session per week for four        (ages 6 to 12). Cost is $65       work skills. All students         Civilian                                           • Volleyball Mar 27
weeks. Students must pro-        per student for a one-month       will advance their skills no        • Volleyball March 27                            • 3 on 3 Basketball April 3
vide their own guitar and        session or $150 per student       matter their gender, size or        • 3 on 3 Basketball April 3                      • Dead Lift Competition April 17
also are required to pur-        for a three-month session.        natural ability.                    • Dead Lift Competition April 17.                 For more information, call 410-278-
                                                                                                        Special notes for civilians: Cost per         3929 or visit http://www.apgmwr.
 Youth learn value of retail sales                                                                   team is $200 for basketball, volleyball,
                                                                                                     softball and flag football. There is a four
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                                                                                                              February bowling specials
                                                                                                         Throughout February, every game of bowling will cost $1.75 with $1.50 shoe
                                                                                                      rental, 1 to 5 p.m. Rent a lane for $12 per hour; shoe rental is included.

                                                                                                       APG Bowling Center Snack Bar specials
                                                                                                                                          Building 2342
                                                                                                     Week of Feb. 17
                                                                                                        Special #1: Double bacon cheeseburger with potato chips, cookie and soda for $7.25.
                                                                                                        Special #2: Crab cake platter with french fries, coleslaw, cookie and
                                                                                                     soda for $9.95.
                                                                                                     Week of Feb. 23
                                                                                                        Special #1: Grilled ham and cheese with soup of the day
                                                                                                     for $5.45.
                                                                   Photo by RACHEL PONDER               Special #2: Pork BBQ with potato salad, cookie and soda
 Customers Joseph Santana, left front, and Dienia Gooden purchase Valentine’s Day cards and          for $5.95.
 candy from several of the children on Team B, from left to right, Monae Simmons, Jurnee Long,
 D’Asia Hughes and Jade Long. Monica Boyd, Team B leader, supervises during Parent Night Feb.        For more information or to place an order, call 410-278-
 6 at the Aberdeen Area Youth Center. The children were raising money to have funds for a party.     4041. Orders must be placed before 10:30 a.m.

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