Warrant Officer birthday 5K

July marks the 100th birthday of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps. In recognition of this event, the Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter Warrant Officer Association sponsors a 5K Monday, 6:30 a.m.

The run starts and finishes in front of Office of the Chief of Army Reserves on Belvoir. After the run, the group will have a cake-cutting.

Info is available from Chief Warrant Officer 3 Monique Perkins, 703-806-7479.

Army Warrant Officer Ball

INSCOM hosts a centennial Army Warrant Officer Anniversary Ball, July 13 at the Belvoir O Club. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m., followed by the formal event from 6-10 p.m.

Dress is ASU/Dress mess/tux/gown. Active duty are encouraged to wear ASU/Dress mess. Everyone is welcome and invited.

Tickets are $45 per person and are available through https://inscomcentennialwoball.eventbrite.com.

Info is available from unit representatives or INSCOM POCs, CW2 Lashonda Pringle, 703-428-4658, lashonda.d.pringle.mil@mail.mil; or CW2 Anthony Benjamin, 703-706-1297, Anthony.d.benjamin.mil@mail.mil.

Warrant Officer birthday picnic

An Army Warrant Officer 100th anniversary picnic is July 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Occoquan Regional Park.

Info is available from Chief Warrant Officer 3 Monique Perkins, 703-806-7479.

Intro to Paddling

Learn to paddle and get familiar with the canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddle boards offered at Outdoor Recreation. All skill levels are welcome. Those under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $5 per boat and tandem kayaks and canoes can hold two people. Session time will be at 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and instruction begins promptly. Session are limited to the first 15 boats and are weather dependent. Paddling sessions are on July 10, Aug. 14 and Sept. 11.

For information, contact Outdoor Recreation, 703-805-3081.

Paddling Adventures

Join Outdoor Recreation for their new Paddling Adventures Program this summer, for experienced paddlers. Children younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. A guardian signature is needed for those 18 and younger.

All adventures are weather dependent, please call Outdoor Recreation the day of the adventure to confirm the session will take place. Each adventure is limited to 15 boats. The price is per boat is $5, including life jackets and paddles.

Adventurers should bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen and water. Adventure dates are July 14, 17 and 27; Aug. 5, 21 and 25; Sept. 18 22.

For information, contact Outdoor Recreation, 703-805-3081.

Genealogy talk

The Mount Vernon Genealogical Society hosts anthropologist Miguel Vilar, who will speak about National Geographic’s Genographic Project, which uses DNA analysis and technology to map humans’ genetic journey. His presentation is called “Understanding Your Ancestry: Genographic Project Results to Date.”

The free event is from 1-3 p.m. July 17, in Room 112 of the Hollin Hall Senior Center, 1500 Shenandoah Road, Alexandria, near Fort Hunt Road.

Info is available from www.mvgenealogy.org.

Prime Power

Do you have experience within Prime Power before 2005? Do you recall the FESA or even nuclear eras? If so, the 249th Engineer Battalion – Prime Power wants to hear from you.

Battalion historians want to conduct interviews to capture Prime Power history so they can maintain the battalion’s legacy and recognize the deeds and transformations they’ve undergone.

Interested people with history and knowledge of Prime Power are asked to send a private message via the 249th Engineer Battalion – Prime Power’s facebook page.

Bridge to kindergarten

Fort Belvoir Primary is registering students for it’s Bridge to Kindergarten program, a free chance for children with no preschool experience to learn about what’s ahead for their academic careers and feel welcome and more comfortable, once the new school year begins.

The program is July 9-27, weekdays, 8:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

The children can experience the daily kindergarten school routine; start friendships with other future kindergartners; meet the kindergarten teachers, administrators, and other staff; and become familiar with the school. Bus transportation will be provided.

Interested parents should complete enrollment/registration for the 18-19 school year at Belvoir Primary and return the Bridge to Kindergarten commitment form to the school.

Float-in movies

Float on in to Connolly Outdoor Pool at the Officers’ Club to watch LEGO’s Ninjago July 19; and Columbia Picture’s Peter Rabbit, Aug. 2.

Admission starts at 7:30 p.m. and the movies start at dusk. The cost is $5 per person. No registration is required, but space is limited.

Outside food and drink is permitted, except glass or alcohol. Pool floats are permitted, but due to safety reasons, “lay floats” may not be larger than the users’ body and must be clear.

Summer Reading Program

Track your reading and win prizes, while they last. The summer reading program runs until Aug. 18. The last day to collect prizes is Aug. 25. Participants have to register online at https://fortbelvoirlibrary.beanstack.org/reader365.

For more information, contact the library, 703-805-4244.