Community News & Notes – June 22, 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 at ftmeadesoundoff.com, on the Fort Meade website and the Fort Meade Facebook page.

New way 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 Public Affairs Office tab and calling the listed phone number or emailing larry.whitley.civ@mail.mil.

Requests 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.

Death notice

Pfc. Shaleen Maiava of the 55th Signal Company (Combat Camera) died May 23 at Fort Meade.

Anyone with debts owed to or by the estate of Pfc. Maiava must contact 1st. Lt. Megan Schroeder, the Summary Court Martial officer for the Soldier, at megan.l.schroeder3.mil@mail.mil or 808-896-4040.

LGBT Pride Month Observance

The LGBT Pride Month Observance, hosted by the Fort Meade Garrison Equal Opportunity Office, is Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.

The speaker is Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Moreno.

For more information, call Sgt. 1st Class Siesa Fernandes or Sgt. 1st Class Derrick Chambers at 301- 677-6687 or 301-741-7054

Llewellyn gate now open

In anticipation of construction improvements and reduced traffic flow at other Fort Meade access control points, the Llewellyn Avenue gate is now open 6-9 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

As construction progresses on other ACPs, the Llewellyn gate hours will be extended.

Rockenbach Road repair work ongoing

A Fort Meade contractor has begun road repairs along Rockenbach Road.

Initially, Fort Meade officials say, these repairs will not impact traffic lanes and will be limited to roadway shoulder repairs.

Drivers should exercise additional caution when traveling on Rockenbach, north of Cooper Avenue.

Barriers have been put in place. Work on removing the existing road shoulder started this week.

Traffic lanes will not be closed for shoulder repair work, which will be done on the north side shoulder first. Once both shoulders are complete, construction workers will begin to resurface the driving lanes.

Officials are finalizing the sequencing of the travel lane repairs with the contractor.

“We are working with the contractor to limit travel lane closures to overnight periods,” an official said. “When the sequencing is agreed upon, we will share information.

“The entire project — shoulders and travel lanes — is scheduled to take about eight weeks, depending on weather.”

 

Red, White & Blue Celebration

The Red, White & Blue Celebration, Fort Meade’s annual salute to Independence Day, will be held June 30 from 4-10 p.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

Entertainment includes performances by Jared Mahone from 4:30-7 p.m. and the Til September band from 5-9:30 p.m.

The fireworks spectacular is at 9:30 p.m.

Attractions include food vendors from 4-9:30 p.m. selling a variety of foods, sweets, beverages and novelties; and free kiddie rides from 4-8:30 p.m. that includes a moon bounce, Rock ‘n’ Roll Tumbler, Disco Cars, Turbo Tubs, Log Jammer, Extreme Air Jumper and 60 Seconds to Victory game.

Pets, sparklers and glass containers are prohibited. Grills are only permitted on asphalt.

Marine change of command

Marine Lt. Col. Michael R. Challgren will relinquish command of the Marine Cryptologic Support Battalion to Lt. Col. Mark F. Schaefer in a ceremony on Friday at 10 a.m. at McGlachlin Parade Field.

Challgren served as commander since July 2015.

In inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Post Theater.

The presiding officer is Col. Ryan R Gutzwiller, commanding officer, Marine Corps Intelligence Activity.

For more information, email Gunnery Sgt. Bradley Harding at bmhardi@nsa.gov or call 240-373-3877.

 

Retreats for vets, service members

Melwood Veterans Services offers retreats for veterans and active-duty service members who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, and anxiety and depression related to military service including MST survivors.

Operation Tohidu retreats are offered at no cost to the participants including travel.

(Tohidu is a Cherokee term for peace of mind, body and spirit.)

For more information or to apply online, go to operationtohidu.org or call 301-599-4550.

Summer giveaways, prizes

Visit Outdoor Recreation or the Arts & Crafts Center to enter to win prizes.

Prizes include a Fort Meade 100th anniversary gift pack that includes two mugs and coasters, one coin, a lapel pin and an alder wood desk clock, or a $125 gift certificate for custom framing from Arts & Crafts.

Visit Outdoor Recreation and enter to win a one-day use of a 16-foot boat or one-day use of a moon bounce.

No purchase is necessary, but you must apply in person.

For more information, visit meade.armymwr.com.

Farmers Market

The Fort Meade Farmers Market is every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pavilion through Sept. 27.

The market is open to all patrons with gate access. Admission and parking are free.

There is no farmers market on June 28 or July 5.

The markets will continue every Wednesday from July 12 through Sept. 27.

Browse the variety of food trucks and local vendors selling produce, plants, soaps and treats.

Food truck specialties include Greek, Cajun, barbecue, seafood, pizza, funnel cakes and Italian ices.

For more information, visit meade.armymwr.com.

Spouse Orientation & Tour – Summer Series

Army Community Service is offering a Spouse Orientation & Tour – Summer Series for newly arrived military spouses on Friday and July 14, July 28, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25 at Potomac Place Neighborhood Center, 4998 2nd Corps Blvd.

Sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open all spouses new to the community.

Each session is free and features a 90-minute briefing and a 2.5-hour “windshield tour” of Fort Meade, including a stop at the Exchange.

Lunch is at your own expense.

Registration is required at fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com.

TSP presentation

A presentation on the Thrift Savings Plan for civilian employees will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Post Theater.

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board will give the free presentation, which is open to all DoD civilian employees.

The session will be held immediately after the Commander’s Call.

Non-garrison employees must register at fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com.

For more information, call 301-677-5590 or go to meade.armymwr.com.

Reunion for 2nd Infantry

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time.

This year, the association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the division, which was formed in France during World War I.

The organization’s annual reunion will be held Sept. 13-17 in Arlington, Va.

For information about the association and its annual reunion, email secretary-treasurer Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202, or visit 2ida.org.

Now hiring: Commissary baggers

The Fort Meade Commissary is accepting applications for 15 bagger positions.

Positions are open to family members of active-duty service members between ages 15 and 19.

After applications are processed, interviews will be conducted June 12 from 1-3 p.m. at Club Meade, 6600 Mapes Road.

Applicants must come in person and present a valid military dependent ID card and Social Security number.

For more information, call 301-677-5502.

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 appetizers 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.

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 civilian employees, 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.

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.

Walk-in attorney consultations

The Fort Meade Legal Assistance Division of the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate provides walk-in attorney consultations on Tuesdays beginning at 8 a.m.

A follow-up appointment may be rescheduled for a different day for the client if the short walk-in consult time is insufficient to address all legal issues, which is likely for domestic relations matters.

If you are seeking a child support calculation, bring current pay statements for yourself and your spouse as well as monthly child care cost figures.

The consults will not be provided for wills or other estate planning documents.

The number of walk-in slots are limited.

To be scheduled for a walk-in consultation, visit the Legal Assistance Division, located at 4217 Morrison St., Suite 120, on Tuesdays at 8 a.m.

For more information, call the Legal Assistance Division at 301-677-9504 or 301-677-9536.

Child care providers needed

Family child care providers are needed.

Providers will receive training including: activity organization, USDA-approved meal planning, designing learning environments, child development and becoming infant/child/adult first aid & CPR certified.

For more information, call the Family Child Care office at 301-677-1160.

Geneology program

The Anne Arundel Genealogical Society is offering the program “Dig Up Your Ancestors Online: Search Strategies for Ancestry.com and Google” on July 6 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Severna Park United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall), 731 Benfield Road, Severna Park.

The guest speaker is Eileen Souza, a professional genealogist who specializes in Maryland research.

Souza is president of the Carroll County Genealogical Society, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and other local business and genealogical societies.

The presentation will cover search strategies and tips that will make your searches more effective, providing more accurate results. It will also focus on specific techniques that will optimize your ancestry and Google searches.

Guests are welcome.

For more information, go to aagensoc.org or call the Kuethe Library 410-760-9679 (from Thursday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

EDUCATION

Workshops, briefings

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

  • Sponsorship Training: July 5, 2-3:30 p.m., FFSC
  • TGPS (Transition. Goals, Plan, Success) Five-Day Workshops (mandatory for all service members separating and returning): July 10-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and July 24-28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FFSC
  • Retiree Brief: July 10, 8-11:30 a.m., FFSC
  • Boots to Business (Small Business Administration): July 19-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., FFSC
  • Pre-Deployment Brief: July 26, 10-11:30 a.m., FFSC

Financial

  • Budget for Baby: Friday, 11 a.m., FFSC

This class is for Marine Corps and Navy only.

  • Financial readiness: Tuesday, 8 a.m., ACS/online
  • TSP for Civilian Employees: Wednesday, 10 a.m., Post Theater
  • Banking Basics: July 11, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
  • Car Buying: July 18, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
  • Basics of Investing: July 25, 9 a.m. to noon, FFSC

Employment

  • Ten Steps to a Federal Job: July 7, 9 a.m .to noon, FFSC
  • Resume Workshop: July 11, 9 a.m to noon, FFSC
  • Interviewing Skills: July 18, 9 a.m. to noon, FFSC
  • Career Exploration: July 25, 9 a.m .to noon, FFSC
  • Job Search Strategies: July 25, 9 a.m to noon, FFSC

Life Skills

  • Effective Communication: Today, 9 a.m., FFSC
  • Social Media Class: Friday, 9 a.m., ACS
  • Stress Management: July 6, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
  • Common Sense Parenting: July 11 and 25, 10-11:30 a.m., FFSC
  • Anger Management: July 13, 9-11 a.m., FFSC
  • Time Management: July 27, 9-11 a.m., FFSC

To register, call FFSC at 301-677-9017 or ACS at 301-677-5590, or visit fortmeadeacs.checkappointments.com.

Functional Academic Skills Training

The Fort Meade Army Education Center offers the Functional Academic Skills Training class for Soldiers seeking to improve their General Technical score.

Registration Memorandums are available now.

Class 19551 meets July 10-28

Class 19552 meets Aug. 7-25

Class 10553 meets Sept. 11-29

For more information, call the Army Education Center at 301-677-6421.

LIBRARY

Discover Books, a book redistributor and retailer, has installed blue book collection bins at each of Anne Arundel County Public Library’s 15 libraries.

Books collected at these bins will be donated to charitable organizations, sold or properly recycled. A portion of the sale of these books will benefit the library.

Discover Books is one of the largest online used booksellers and sources of literary donations to charitable organizations in North America.

Discover Books accepts materials in good condition including: hardback and paperback books, DVDs, music CDs, books on CDs, playaway audiobooks.

Moldy materials, encyclopedias or reference books — such as dictionaries, textbooks from 2000 or earlier, teacher’s editions, VHS and cassette tapes or magazines — will not be accepted.

Anne Arundel County residents are encouraged to bring their unwanted books to any blue Discover Books bin located in the parking lot of any of the 15 library branches.

For the library’s materials donation policy, visit the website at http://www.aacpl.net/materials-donations.

YOUTH

Summer Reading Program

The Fort Meade Summer Reading Program will be held Tuesday to Aug. 18 at the Medal of Honor Memorial Library, 4418 Llewellyn Ave.

The theme is “Reading by Design.”

The program is for youths in the Fort Meade community from preschool up to age 17.

Registration begins Tuesday. Families can register online at https://fortmeade.beanstack.org. Click “Register an Individual or Family.”

Youths must read for 15 minutes per day for seven days to reach the first goal of 105 minutes, then 15 minutes per day for seven more days to reach the next goal of 210 minutes.

There are six goals. After the youth has logged in the minutes, a colorful badge will pop up once the participant has reached each goal.

Youths can then come to the library to receive their prize. The final day to turn in reading logs and to collect prizes is Aug. 18.

For more information, call 301-677-5522 or 301-677-4509, or visit meade.armymwr.com.

Missoula Children’s Theater

The Missoula Children’s Theater returns to Fort Meade July 17-22.

The performing arts residency program, hosted by SKIES Unlimited, provides children with the opportunity to audition, rehearse and perform on stage.

Camp is offered to children entering grades two through 12.

Cost is $100 per camper and includes a T-shirt. Registration is required at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road.

For more information, call 301-677-1149.

SKIES Programs

SKIES is offering a variety of programs for youths:

  • Driver’s Education: July 10-21 from 3-6:15 p.m.

Registration is open until July 3. Class is open to teens ages 15 and 9 months to 18 years old. Cost is $320.

  • Guitar lessons for ages 6-18 are held Wednesdays or Fridays from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $120 per month.
  • Piano lessons for ages 6-18 are held Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Cost is $100 per month.
  • Baby Sitter’s Course will be offered today through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.in the Family Child Care Conference Room, 1900 Reece Road. The free class is open to ages 12 and older.

Parents may register for all SKIES classes at Parent Central Services, 1900 Reece Road, or online at meade.armymwr.com.

For more information, call SKIES at 301-677-1196 or 301-677-1801. For registration information, call 301-677-1156.

Youth Center events

Child and Youth Services is offering the following events at the Youth Center:

  • Swimming at Ellen Splash Park: Today at noon
  • Ice Cream Social: Today, 1 p.m.

Participants will create their own ice cream sundaes.

  • Adventure Park U.S.A.: Tuesday, noon

Activities include mini-golf, wall-climbing, go-karts, bumper cars and other rides.

For more information, call 301-677-1437.

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

 

Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Dreamgirls” and “Miracle on 34th Street.” Discounted tickets are available at Leisure Travel Services. For more information, call LTS at 301-677-7354 or Toby’s at 410-730-8311.

Celebrate America – Festival of the Arts is July 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the West Arundel Creative Arts Center for the Arts, 1788 Dorsey Road, Hanover.

The event will feature live performances, a student art gallery, local vendors, arts and crafts for children, and nonprofit organizations.

For more information, call 443-827-1359 or go to wacarts.com.

Leisure Travel Services offers its next bus trip to New York City on Saturday at 7 a.m. Cost is $65. Discounted tickets to attractions will be provided. For more information, call 301-677-7354.

MEETINGS

Single Parent Support Group meets the 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 Monday. For more information, call 301-677-7823.

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 Monday.

For more information, call Celena Flowers or Jessica Hobgood at 301-677-5590.

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 July 3.

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.

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 July 3. 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. The next meeting is July 3.

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.

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 July 6.

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.

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 July 6. Share stories to inform each other about resources available in the local community.

For more information or to register, call 301-677-4779.

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 July 6.

For more information, call PO1 Jennifer Wonch at 410-854-2763.

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 July 6. Dinner is served at 6 p.m.

For more information, call Charisma Wooten at 240-568-6055.

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 July 6.

For more information, visit namiaac.org.

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 July 6.

Group topics include sharing, sibling integration, time management, schedules and positive discipline.

For more information, call 301-677-4118.

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 July 6.

For more information, go to http://glenburnie.toastmastersclubs.org or call 443-883-1429.

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 July 8.

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.

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 July 11.

Federal employees and retirees who are members of NARFE are welcome. For more information, call Barbara Jacobs at 410-969-5980.

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 July 14.

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.

Society of Military Widows meets for brunch the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. at Club Meade. The next meeting is July 18. 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 Odenton Volunteer Firehouse Training room, 1425 Annapolis Road, Odenton. The next meeting is July 18.

For more information, visit trea.org or call Grant Goods, the local chapter president, at 443-742-4318 or Otis Whitaker Sr., chapter secretary, at 443-306-1104.

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 July 19. 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 July 19. 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 from 1-2 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the America Building, River Conference Room, third floor.

The next meeting is July 20.

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 July 20 at 6:30 p.m. For child care during ESC functions, email membership@FtMeadeESC.org.

For information, call 301-908-3773.

 

 

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 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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