Part of Edwards Street to close Monday
The DPW in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be closing Edwards Street between Marchant Street and Burr Street beginning at 8 a.m. Monday. The street is expected to reopen by 5 p.m. Feb. 21. The purpose of this closure is to install a new 9-foot diameter storm drain line beneath Edwards Street.
Alternate routes include Marchant, Ingersoll, Burr, Indianhead and Gillespie streets. Detours will be marked and approved traffic safety measures taken to ensure your safety.
A reminder to drivers: Ingersoll Street is also closed at Faith Middle School to all through traffic on school days as follows:
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6:45-8:15 a.m. Monday through Friday2-3:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday12:45-2:15 p.m. Tuesday
The closure at Ingersoll Street is to increase student safety during peak pedestrian hours.
Valentine’s Day is coming up, kick off the day with gourmet
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special gourmet brunch from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Benning Conference Center. The cost is $14.95 per person. Children 6 through 12 are half price and children 5 and younger eat for free. Reservations are requested. For more information, call 706-682-0640.
Stop and smell the flowers
Admission is waived to Callaway Gardens all month long. For more information, visit www.callawaygardens.com.
What's that noise
Live-fire weapons training will be conducted on the eastern boundary of Fort Benning Wednesday and March 8-9. This may cause noise disturbances. For more information, call 706-545-2238 or 706-545-2218.
Watch the rifle and pistol championship
The Fort Benning Rifle and Pistol Championships have arrived. Combat-oriented pistol marksmanship matches are today and long-range precision rifle marksmanship matches are Tuesday through Thursday. Ammunition and weapons are provided or use your own. For more information, visit www.usamu.com.
Women’s post basketball league tryouts
Tryouts for the women’s post basketball league for the 2010 season will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday. It’s open to Soldiers, DoD civilians and family members. For more information, call April Singleton at 904-241-5443 or Willie Spann at 706-984-1994.
Try out for men’s slow-pitch softball
The post men’s slow-pitch softball team will have tryouts for the 2010 season at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 and 20 at Gowdy Field. The team is open to active-duty military only. An ID is required. All participants must be available at least two nights a week during April through June and September and October, at least two weekends in May through July and all weekends in August. For more information, call Thomas Siter at 706-575-8960 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Youth baseball tryouts are coming
Tryouts for the Fort Benning youth baseball teams will be Feb. 16-19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the sports complex. All CYSS members 8 to 14 years old are welcome to try out. For more information, call 706-545-1853.
Play in basketball tourney for teens
Teens are invited to a 3-on-3 basketball tournament every other Friday night starting March 5 at the Smith Fitness Center. The tournament is free and runs from 8 to 11 p.m. For more information, call 706-545-1853.
Take aim at the Pro/Am archery shoot
The Uchee Creek Archery Club will host a Pro/Am archery shoot March 5-7 at the Uchee Creek Activity Center. The shoot will begin at 8:30 a.m. Competitors can sign up at www.usaarchery.com. The event is open to the public. Spectators are welcome and there is no charge to watch the competition. For more information, call 706-681-6995.
Commander’s Cup unit level soccer league
Commander’s Cup Unit Level Soccer leagues are forming soon. Coaches must bring their Alpha roster or AAA-162 to the first meeting at 1 p.m. March 9 at the Smith Fitness Center. For more information call 706-527-2393.
Fort Benning open softball tournament
The Fort Benning open softball tournament will be March 19-21 at Gowdy Stadium. The entry fee is $250 per team and rosters are limited to 17 players. first, second and third place teams will receive awards. For more information, call 706-905-8268.
Win a shopping spree
The Army and Air Force Exchange Service and Kimberly Clark, maker of products such as Kleenex and Huggies, have teamed up to give away ten $1,000 gift cards through Thursday as part of the “Spruce up your Space” sweepstakes. Eligible shoppers can fill out an entry form at their exchange for a shot at winning. Winners will be selected March 19.
Catch the Super Bowl
It’s Super Bowl Sunday at the Benning Brew Pub. There’s no cover charge to watch the big game on the hi-def TV’s. Doors open at 5 p.m. Come early to get a seat. For more information, call 706-687-1233.
Defense reps: Sign up for the IBCT information exchange
The Chattahoochee Valley and Fort Benning Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army will host an informal industry information exchange at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Benning Conference Center with the TRADOC Capability Manager Infantry Brigade Combat Team. The meeting is open to all defense industry representatives who would like to gain a greater understanding of the IBCT modernization objectives and desired capabilities. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $25. To reserve a slot, e-mail Debbie Donaldson at DJDonaldson@raytheon.com by Monday.
Calling all teens
All Fort Benning teens are encouraged to attend the Teen Town Hall meeting on Thursday at Youth Services, Building 1056, at 5:30 p.m. Let your voice be heard about issues and programs that concern you. For more information, call 706-545-3070.
Black History Month luncheon
The Fort Benning Equal Opportunity Office will host a Black History Month luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Benning Conference Center. The theme is “The History of Black Economic Empowerment.”
Call 706-545-3196 or 706-545-6665 for more information.
Story time at the library
Fort Benning Parent to Parent will offer a story time Friday and Feb. 24 at the Donovan Library as part of its early literacy program. The featured book will be The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. The library is located next to the commissary on Main Post.
For more information, call 706-504-9857.
Voting assistance workshop coming up
A federal voting assistance program workshop will be 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 26 in Building 4, East Wing Classroom 6. The workshop is to focus on the duties and responsibilities of the Voting Assistance Officer in the Uniformed Services.
For information, call 706-545-5655.
CLASSES, SEMINARS & GROUPS
Christian women’s club hosting luncheon
The Columbus Christian Women’s Club will have a “Gift from the Heart” luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Green Island Country Club, 6501 Standing Boy Road, in Columbus.
“The Great Accessory Exchange” is planned. Bring up to five gently loved items to swap for a new treasure. The event will feature love songs from Mark and Cyndi Helms, while guest speaker Pat Lyons discusses “Jewels of the Heart.”
The cost is $15, with free child care available. For reservations, call Velma McGriff at 706-568-6138 by Monday.
Learn to be your own health care advocate
The Department of Family Medicine offers voluntary, interactive sessions to enlist and validate patients as their own caregivers and address concerns.
All group visits are held at Martin Army Community Hospital in the Department of Family Medicine’s Connelly Conference Room. Future meeting topics include: “Herbal Supplements: Helpful and Harmful,” 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 and “Treatment of Osteoarthritis,” 2 to 4 p.m. March 2.
Appointments are not required. You must be a Tricare beneficiary to attend.
See the Fly Lady
The Fort Benning Women’s Conference is set for March 10 at the Benning Conference Center. The fee is $20 and includes lunch. There are limited spaces for child care.
Change your life and outlook by learning how to turn chaos into order from guest speaker Marla Cilley, a nationally-known cybersensation whose goal is to help women organize their homes and lives. Her advice is available at www.flylady.net.
For more information or to register, visit benningmwr.com/womensconference.
SCHOOL LUNCH Feb. 8-12
MONDAY: Ham and cheese sandwich, carrot sticks with dip, green beans
TUESDAY: Chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, Mexicali corn
WEDNESDAY: Barbecue pork on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw
THURSDAY: Chicken tenders, glazed carrots, tater tots
FRIDAY: Turkey a la king with biscuit, steamed rice, mixed veggies
All lunches include fruit and milk.