Community News & Notes – February 2, 2017

The deadline for Soundoff! community “News and Notes” is Friday at noon. All submissions are posted at the editor’s discretion and may be edited for space and grammar.
Look for additional community events on the Fort Meade website at www.ftmeade.army.mil and the Fort Meade Facebook page at facebook.com/ftmeade.

How to submit announcements
Community members can advertise their upcoming event, meeting or class on the Soundoff! community announcements page by visiting www.ftmeade.army.mil and clicking on the Press Center tab.
Once you are in the Fort Meade Press Center, click on PA services, story or promotion request and electronic inquiry form.
Inquiry forms should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the event, meeting or class.

NEWS & EVENTS
VCC hours
Operating hours at the Demps Visitor Control Center are Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 902 Reece Road.
The VCC is closed weekends and from 7 a.m. to noon on the third Wednesday of each month for training.
All individuals who do not have a DoD-issued identification card must go to the VCC for a day pass.
Visit the VCC at least 10 business days in advance to apply for a long-term access pass.
Visitors who arrive on post when the VCC is closed must be escorted on post by an authorized DoD cardholder. This includes weekends and federal holidays.
For more information, call the VCC at 301-677-1064 or visit the Fort Meade Facebook page for announcements on temporary changes to operating hours.

Post, USDA set to begin deer cull
In a continued effort to reduce Fort Meade’s deer population to acceptable levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services has scheduled an additional deer cull on the installation.
The target goal for a herd is approximately 12 to 18 deer per square mile. Fort Meade’s population is currently measured at 32 deer per square mile.
Overpopulation is detrimental to the deer and the installation.
According to the Fort Meade Environmental Division, damage to forest regeneration and impacts to landscaping caused by the deer are evident throughout Fort Meade.
In addition, despite slow speeds on post, deer-related vehicle accidents are still an issue on the installation, causing safety concerns.
There were 13 deer-related traffic collisions reported to the Directorate of Emergency Services on Fort Meade in 2014; 14 in 2015; and 14 in 2016.
The objective for this year’s cull is 100 deer.

Tax preparation services
Free income tax preparation services is offered through April 18 at the Fort Meade Joint Installation Tax Center at 4217 Roberts Ave.
Free tax preparation and e-filing will be provided for active-duty service members, retirees and dependents who are valid ID cardholders.
Eligible patrons may schedule an appointment by calling 301-677-9366.

Black History Month
The Fort Meade military community and the Defense Information Systems Agency will host the garrison’s Black History Month observance on Feb. 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McGill Training Center, 8542 Zimborski Ave.
The guest speaker is Toya Corbett, dean of students at North Carolina Central University.
The topic is “Crisis in Black Education.” Corbett will address some of the measures being taken to address the crisis.
Food sampling and refreshments will be served.
The annual event is open to the public. All Fort Meade community service members and civilian employees are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call Cary A. Marshall at 301-225-3030 or Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Chambers, garrison senior enlisted adviser at the Equal Opportunity Office, at 301-677-6687.

Newcomers Orientation
Army Community Service hosts the Newcomers Orientation briefing every other week.
During the months of May through September, which are considered high peak for service members undergoing a PCS move, the briefing will be held every week.
This will assist in eliminating a backlog and will provide a smooth transition for service members experiencing a PCS move.
Newcomers Orientation briefings are currently scheduled for the following dates: Wednesday and Feb. 22. Other dates include: April 5, April 19, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31, June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28.
For more information, call 301-677-4107.
R&B Night
Enjoy R&B Night on Feb. 10 at Club Meade.
The event will feature food and beverage specials. No cover charge.
For more information, call 301-677-6969.

Latin Night
Enjoy dancing on Latin Night on Feb. 24 from 7 p.m. to midnight at Club Meade.
A variety of music will be playing including salsa, bachata, merengue, cumbia, house and reggaetown.
The event will feature food and beverage specials. No cover charge.
Latin Nights are held the last Friday of each month.
For more information, call 301-677-6969.

Mardi Gras Brunch
A Mardi Gras Brunch will be held Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Club Meade.
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Creole-inspired brunch buffet to the smooth sounds of the six-piece jazz ensemble 4ThaGruv.
The menu will feature: quiche, beignet, baked French toast, biscuits and gravy, hash brown casserole, chicken and andouille gumbo, fried oysters, seafood jambalaya, fried chicken, red beans and rice, a salad bar and assorted desserts.
Tickets cost $30 for nonmembers and $27 for members.
Tickets are available at Club Meade. Advanced ticket purchase is recommended.
For more information, call 301-677-6969 or visit meade.armymwr.com.

Prize drawing
Each month through April, Leisure Travel Services offers customer appreciation prize drawings.
Patrons must enter each month to be eligible to win.
•February: Win four tickets (two adults and two children) to the National Aquarium in Baltimore or two tickets to Cinemark Movie Theatre.
•March: Win four tickets (two adults and two children) to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore or the B&O Railroad Museum.
•April: Win four tickets (two adults and two children) to Medieval Times in Arundel Mills.
For more information, call 301-677-7354.

Vehicle storage lot
A new storage lot is now available with 50 spaces for vehicles and trailers at the corner of Simonds Street and O’Brien Road.
Vehicles and trailers must be less than 21 feet. Only one vehicle or trailer per space.
For more information and pricing, call Outdoor Recreation at 301-677-3810.

Wing It Thursdays
The Brass Lounge at Club Meade offers wings for 50 cents every Thursday night from 4-8 p.m.
Dine-in only, no carryout.
For more information, call 301-677-6969.
Brass Lounge
The Brass Lounge is open every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Club Meade.
An assortment of beverages and appetiz  ers are available.
Music and television entertainment will be provided.
The Brass Lounge is open to all ranks and services, military and civilians.
For more information, go to meade.armymwr.com for more details.

Relationship workshop
The Family Advocacy Program will offer a Relationship Enhancement Workshop focusing on the “Five Love Languages” on Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Family Advocacy, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.
For more information, call 301-677-4118.

Thrift Shop hours
The Post Thrift Shop, located at 392 Llewellyn Ave., is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Consignments are taken by appointment only.
For more information, call 410-672-3575.

Vehicle resale lot
Sell or buy all types of vehicles at the resale lot on Rock Avenue.
To place a vehicle on the lot, stop by Outdoor Recreation at 2300 Wilson St.
For more information, call 301-677-3810.

Freedom Inn open to post employees
The Freedom Inn Dining Facility, located at 8502 Simonds St., is open to all active-duty service members, military retirees, DoD civilians, contractors, and Department of the Army security guards and firefighters on Monday through Friday.
Active-duty service members on Basic Allowance for Subsistence are also authorized for meals on the weekend. Family members of military personnel may purchase meals on weekdays if accompanied by the service member.
All other categories of customers may purchase meals as the garrison commander deems appropriate. These categories include youth groups, MEPS candidates, civilian dignitaries, guests and other visitors.
Service members with a meal card will continue to have priority over cash-paying customers.
For more information, call 301-677-5503.

Health lecture
Dr. Jim David will present “The ABC’s of Self-Care” tonight from 7-8:30 p.m. at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the America Building, Room 2525 and at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital via video teleconference in the Oaks Pavilion, first floor, Room 332.
The program is open to the public.
Military ID is required for base access to Walter Reed.
For more information, call retired Col. Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil.

Open Mic Night
Show off your talents at Open Mic Night every Saturday from 6-11 p.m. at The Lounge at The Lanes.
Sing your favorite song or perform music, stand-up comedy, poetry or magic.
Youths under the age of 18 are permitted in The Lounge until 9 p.m. All youths must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
For more information, call 301-677-5541.

EDUCATION

 ‘Pillars of Strength’ scholarship
The University of Maryland University College offers the “Pillars of Strength” scholarship program to volunteer caregivers of injured service members.
The scholarship is designed to honor the exceptional sacrifices and extraordinary commitment of these exemplary individuals.
The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and fees.
Application deadline for the fall 2017 is Feb. 28.
To review the eligibility criteria and apply, go to umuc.edu/pillarsofstrength.
Field Sanitation course at Kimbrough
The Department of Preventive Medicine at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center will conduct a Field Sanitation course from Monday to Feb. 10.
To attend this course or for more information, call Environmental Health at 301-677-8106, or email Staff Sgt. Dewayne Price at dewayne.s.price.mil@mail.mil.

Field Sanitation Team training at Fort Belvoir
The Environmental Health section of Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Va., is enrolling students for the Field Sanitation Team certification course.
The course will be held Feb. 27 to March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Building 710.
The 40 hours of classroom instructions and hands-on practicum reinforce preventive medicine concepts that protect war fighters from disease and non-battle injuries (such as waterborne and foodborne illnesses, vector-borne diseases and toxic industrial materials).
Paragraph 1-7 of AR 40-5 directs appointment of a Field Sanitation Team for all company-sized units.
To reserve a seat, email the Environmental Health office at dha.belvoir.ncr-medical.mbx.fbch-eh-service-request@mail.mil.

Financial, Employment Readiness
Joint Services offers workshops and briefings by Army Community Service at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave., and the Navy Fleet and Family Support Center at 2212 Chisholm Ave., unless otherwise noted.
The free classes are open to active-duty service members and family members, DoD civilian employees and retirees.
Registration is required for each class.
Military
•Joint Pre-Deployment Brief: Friday and Feb. 24, 9:30-11 a.m., ACS; and Feb. 9, 10-11:30 a.m., FFSC
•Retiree Brief: Monday, 8-11:30 a.m., FFSC
•TGPS Workshop (Transition, Goals, Plan, Success): Monday to Feb. 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FFSC and Feb. 13-17, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FFSC
•Newcomer’s Orientation: Wednesday and Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., ACS
•Sponsorship Training: Feb. 9, 9-10:30 a.m., ACS and Feb. 22, 8:30-9:30 a.m., FFSC
•Family Resiliency Training, Feb. 10, 10 a.m. to noon, ACS
•FRG Leader Basic Course: Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to noon, ACS
•Pre-Separation Brief: Feb. 23, 9-11:30 a.m., FFSC
•Navy Family Orientation: Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m., FFSC
Financial
•Dollars & Sense: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon, ACS
•Thrift Savings Plan: Feb. 14, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
•Home Buying: Feb. 27, 9 a.m. to noon, ACS
•TSP/Blended Retirement: Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, ACS
•1st Term Financial Readiness: Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, ACS
•Budget For Baby (Navy/Marine Corps personnel only):
March 24, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., FFSC
Life Skills
•Stress Management: Tuesday, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
•Anger Management: Feb. 16, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
•Build Healthy Relationships: Feb. 21, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
Employment
•Resume Workshop: Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ACS
•Ten Steps To A Federal Job: Feb. 9, 9-11:30 a.m., ACS
•Social Media For Job Seekers: Feb. 14, 9-11:30 a.m., ACS
•Interviewing Skills: Feb. 21, 9-11:30 a.m., ACS
•Salary Negotiations: Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon, ACS
To register, call FFSC at 301-677-9017 or ACS at 301-677-5590, or visit fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com.

LIBRARY
The Anne Arundel County Library offers numerous programs at the Odenton Regional Library located at 1325 Annapolis Road and the Severn Community Library located at 2624 Annapolis Road.
•Charity Knitting
Odenton Regional Library: Tonight at 6:30
Help make lap blankets and hats for Anne Arundel Medical Center patients.
Beginners are welcome.
Bring size 7 or 8 needles if you have them.
For more information, visit http://www.aacpl.net/events/charity-knitting-92300.
•Solving the Enigma
Odenton Regional Library: Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Learn about the history of the famous German World War II cipher machine and how it was solved by the Allies.
The event is sponsored by the National Cryptological Museum.
For more information, visit http://www.aacpl.net/events/solving-enigma-92355.
•Microsoft Excel II
Odenton Regional Library: Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m.
Session includes subtotals, conditional formatting, sorti techniques and more.
Registration is required.
Prerequisite: Excel 1 or one-on-one computer training: Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.
Registration begins Tuesday.
For more information, visit http://www.aacpl.net/events/microsoft-excel-ii-92421.
•Jeffrey Weatherford, illustrator and spoken word artist
Odenton Regional Library
Feb. 13, 7 p.m.
Weatherford, a children’s book illustrator and poet, will share his biography, explain and demonstrate the tools of the illustrator’s trade, and will perform a spoken word piece at the end of his presentation.
For more information, go to http://www.aacpl.net/location/odenton or call 410-222-6277.
•Job Seeker Skills: Resume Writing
Severn Community Library: Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
Learn the basics of creating an effective resume.
Registration is required.
To register, call 410-222-6280.
For more information, visit http://www.aacpl.net/events/job-seeker-skills-resume-writing-92529.
•Job Hunting Workshop
Odenton Regional Library
Feb. 18, 2 p.m.
Learn to use the library resources to help you find a job, and write an effective resume and cover letter.
Registration is required and begins Saturday.
To register, call the branch at 410-222-6277.
For more information, go to http://www.aacpl.net/location/odenton.

YOUTH
Driver’s Education
A certified Teen Driver’s Education Course will be offered Feb. 27 to March 10 from 3-6:15 p.m. at the Teen Center.
Cost is $320 and includes 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind-the-wheel training.
  Prior to enrolling, participants must register with Child and Youth Services at Parent Central Services.
For more information, call 301-677-1156 or 301-677-1149.

Teen Center events
The Fort Meade Teen Center offers the following activities in February:
•Ping-Pong Tournament: Monday and Tuesday, 4 p.m.
•Paint & Snack: Tuesday and Feb. 14, 21 and 28 at 5 p.m.
Teens will be led by an instructor to learn to paint their own portraits or landscapes while enjoying snacks and appetizers.
•Valentine Cupcake Creation Contest: Feb. 9, 4 p.m.
Valentine’s Day-themed cupcakes will be judged by a mystery panel.
•Rocket League Tournament: Feb. 15, 5 p.m.
Compete in the weekly racing game tournament featuring fast cars to push a ball into a net.
•Cardio-Kickboxing: Feb. 15, 4 p.m.
•Classic Game Tournament: Feb. 22, 5 p.m.
Tournament features competitive retro-gaming in Donkey Kong, Galactica, Space Invaders and Pac-Man.
•Smash Bros. Jeopardy: Feb. 24, 6 p.m.
Teens answer trivia questions based on the popular TV show and fighting video games.
For more information, call 301-677-6054.

Youth Center events
The Youth Center is offering the following events in February:
•Paint & Snack: Friday, 6 p.m.
•Educational trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture: Wednesday, 2 p.m.
•Movie & Pizza Night: Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.
Youths and their families are invited.
•Torch Club Sweetheart Party: Feb. 16, 6 p.m.
•Black History Monologue: Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Youths will deliver monologues depicting many historical figures.
For more information, call 301-677-1437.

Dance classes
Child and Youth Services offers dance classes to children ages 3 and older on Tuesdays or Wednesdays at the Youth Center.
Cost is $45 and up, depending on age of the child and class.
All participants must be registered through Child and Youth Services.
To register, call 301-677-1149.

Romp ’n Stomp
Romp ’n Stomp playgroup for children ages 5 and younger and their parents meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Center gym at 909 Ernie Pyle St.
For more information, call 301-677-4118.

A-Z playgroup
Children ages 4 and younger are invited to the weekly playgroup A-Z Come Play With Me that is held every Monday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Family Advocacy Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.
Interactive activities are designed to assist parents in learning developmentally appropriate play techniques to help children improve their social, cognitive and motor skills.
Space is limited. Registration is required for each session.
For more information, call 301-677-7823.

RECREATION
Out & About
The National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will celebrate Black History Month with a focus on the role of African-Americans in the Chesapeake Bay’s maritime and seafood industries on Friday from 5-9 p.m. at 501 E. Pratt St. Evening tickets cost $12.50-$20, depending on age. For more information, go to aqua.org.
“Disney On Ice: Dream Big” will be presented at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. Discounted tickets are available at Leisure Travel Services for the following dates: Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 11 at 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; and Feb. 12 at noon and 4 p.m. Cost at LTS is $24. For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354.
Shen Yun Performing Arts will present classical Chinese dance, ethnic and folk dance, and story-based dance with orchestral accompaniment on Feb. 17 at 8 p.m., Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore. Tickets start at $80. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit shenyun.com, or call 888-974-3698 or the Hippodrome at 800-982-2787.
“Show Boat” is presented through March 19 at Toby’s Dinner Theatre, 5900 Symphony Woods, Columbia. Discounted tickets to the musical are offered by Leisure Travel Services located at 6530B York Road. For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354.
Leisure Travel Services offers its next monthly bus trip to New York City on Feb. 25 at 7 a.m. Cost is $65. Discounted tickets to attractions will be provided. For more information, call 301-677-7354.

MEETINGS
Monthly Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Religious Support Office, is held the first Thursday of every month at 7 a.m. at Club Meade. The next prayer breakfast is today.
There is no cost for the buffet. Donations are optional.
Menu features eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, gravy, grits, Danish pastries and fruit.
All Fort Meade employees, civilian and military personnel, and family members are invited.
For more information, call 301-677-6703.
Fort Meade First Class Petty Officer Association meets the first Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. at The Lanes. The next meeting is today. All first class petty officers are invited. For more information, call PO1 Jennifer Wonch at 410-854-2763.
Moms of Multiples Group meets every first and third Thursday of the month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. The next meeting is today. Group topics include sharing, sibling integration, time management, schedules and positive discipline. For more information, call 301-677-4118.
Families Dealing with Deployment meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. Children welcome. The next meeting is today.
The group is for families experiencing an upcoming or current deployment, or the service members who have recently returned from deployment. For more information, call 301-677-7823.
Officers’ Spouses’ Club’s next monthly luncheon meeting, Mardi Gras Bingo, is Feb. 16 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage Park Community Center.
Cost is $18. Food will be catered by Ethel’s Creole Kitchen.
Reservations are required by Feb. 9 at reservationsfmosc@gmail.com.
Sip and Share, hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program, meets the first Thursday of every month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Fort Meade USO, 8612 6th Armored Cavalry Road. The next get-together is today. Share stories to encourage and inform each other about resources available in the local community. For more information or to register, call 301-677-4779.
Meade Rod and Gun Club meets the first Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant and Odie’s Pub at 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton, in the banquet hall in back of the building. The next meeting is tonight. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. For more information, call Charisma Wooten at 240-568-6055.
Glen Burnie Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Glen Burnie North County Library, 1010 Eastway, Glen Burnie. The next meeting is tonight.
For more information, go to http://glenburnie.toastmastersclubs.org/ or call 443-883-1429.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Anne Arundel County offers a free support group for families with a loved one suffering from mental illness on the first Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Odenton Library, 1325 Annapolis Road. The next meeting is tonight. For more information, visit namiaac.org.
Daddy & Me interactive playgroup for fathers with children ages 2-4 meets the first and third Monday of every month from 5-6 p.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. The next meeting is Monday.
Space is limited. Registration is required for each session. For more information, call 301-677-4118.
Kritikos Toastmasters Club meets the first three Mondays of every month at 6:15 p.m. at Perry’s Restaurant, 1210 Annapolis Road, Odenton. Next meeting is Monday.
The club offers an opportunity to service members and civilian residents in the Fort Meade community to improve their public speaking skills in a supportive environment.
For more information, go to 1686.toastmastersclubs.org or call 410-305-9190.
Fort Meade E9 Association meets the second Friday of every month at 7 a.m. in the Pin Deck Cafe at the Lanes. The next meeting is Feb. 10. The association is open to active, retired, Reserve and National Guard E9s of any uniformed service. All E9s in this area are invited to attend a breakfast and meet the membership. For more information, go to e9association.org.
Meade Branch 212 of the Fleet Reserve Association meets the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at VFW Post 160, 2597 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie. The next meeting is Feb. 11. Active-duty, Reserve and retired members of the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard are invited.
For more information, call 443-604-2474 or 410-768-6288.
Marriage Enrichment Group, sponsored by Army Community Service, meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 3-4 p.m. at the Community Readiness Center, 830 Chisholm Ave. The next meeting is Feb. 13. For more information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica Hobgood at 301-677-5590.
Single Parent Support Group meets every second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7 p.m. at School Age Services, 1900 Reece Road. Children welcome. The next meeting is Feb. 13. For more information, call 301-677-7823.
Glen Burnie NARFE Chapter 1519 meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 7436 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Glen Burnie.
The next meeting of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees is Feb. 14.
The speaker is Anne Healy from Blue Cross/Blue Shield, who will discuss health care changes.
Federal employees and retirees who are members of NARFE are welcome to attend.
For more information, call Barbara Jacobs at 410-969-5980.
Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 254 meets the third Wednesday of every month from 3-4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Airman Leadership School, 8470 Zimborski Ave. The next meeting is Feb. 15. For more information, call 831-521-9251 or go to AFSA254.org.
Military District of Washington Sergeant Audie Murphy Club meets the third Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is Feb. 15. For more information, email Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Barfield, club vice president, at aaron.a.barfield.mil@mail.mil.
Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda on the third Thursday of every month. The next meeting is Feb. 16 from 1-2 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room, third floor.
Spouses/partners are invited. Military ID is required for base access. Men without a military ID should call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least four business days prior to the event for base access.
For more information, call retired Col. Jane Hudak at 301-319-2918 or email jane.l.hudak.ctr@mail.mil.
Enlisted Spouses’ Club meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Potomac Place Community Center, 4998 Second Corps Blvd. Location and time subject to change. The next meeting is Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. For child care during ESC functions, email membership@FtMeadeESC.
For information, call 301-908-3773.
Society of Military Widows meets for brunch the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Club Meade. The next meeting is Feb. 21. For more information, call Betty Jones, 410-992-1123.
The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Fort Meade chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd. The next meeting is Feb. 21.
For more information, visit trea.org or call Charles Green, the local chapter president, at 443-610-4252 or Otis Whitaker Sr., chapter secretary, at 443-306-1104.
Couples Communication meets 2:30-3:30 p.m. every Monday at the Family Advocacy Program Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.
The session is aimed at helping couples develop tools to enhance their relationship, gain problem-solving strategies, and create a long-lasting relationship. For more information, call 301-677-4118.
Cub Scout Pack 377 invites boys in first through fifth grades, or ages 7 to 10, to attend its weekly Monday meetings at 6 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center.
For more information, email pack377_cc@yahoo.com.
Boy Scout Troop 377 meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Argonne Hills Chapel Center on Rockenbach Road. For more information, refer to the troop’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/bsa377 or call 443-542-0545.
Catholic Women of the Chapel meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for fellowship, prayer and Bible study in the Main Post Chapel, 4419 Llewellyn Ave.
For more information, email ftmeadecwoc@gmail.com.
Women’s Empowerment Group meets Wednesdays from 2-3:30 p.m. to provide a safe, confidential arena for the support, education and empowerment of women who have experienced past or present family violence.
Location is only disclosed to participants. To register, call Samantha Herring, victim advocate, at 301-677-4124 or Katherine Lamourt, victim advocate, at 301-677-4117.
Parenting With A Purpose, for parents of children of all ages, meets 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays at the Family Advocacy Center, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave.
To register, call 301-677-4118 or email colaina.townsend.ctr@mail.mil.
Protestant Women of the Chapel invites the community to join in fellowship while learning together through interactive Bible study. The PWOC meets 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Argonne Hills Chapel Center. For more information, call 301-677-6703.
Moms Walking Group, sponsored by Parent Support, meets Thursdays from 8:30-9:15 a.m. at the Family Advocacy Program, 2462 85th Medical Battalion Ave. To register, call 301-677-3617.
Project Healing Waters meets Thursdays at the Rascon Building, 2481 Llewellyn Ave.
The project is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded warriors and veterans through fly fishing, fly tying and outings.
For more information, call Larry Vawter, program leader, at 443-535-5074 or email thecarptman@msn.com.
American Legion Post 276 is open to veterans and active-duty service members at 8068 Quarterfield Road in Severn. Breakfast may be purchased beginning at 9 a.m. Lunches may be purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Happy Hour is 4-6 p.m. Dinner may be purchased at 6 p.m. on Fridays and the fourth Sunday of every month.
Membership discounts are offered for active-duty military. For more information, call 410-969-8028 or visit americanlegionpost276.org.
Odenton Masonic Center, located at 1206 Stehlik Drive, invites the community, local military, fire/emergency services and local businesses to enjoy its breakfast and specialty dinners.
The center offers an “all-you-can-eat” breakfast every second Sunday from 7-11 a.m.
Specialty dinners are held the third Friday of the month from 5-7 p.m.
Menus can be found at odentonlodge209.net.

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