Exchange Photo Contest Celebrates Family Fun
For Fort Belvoir kids, a night of family fun can lead to great prizes. April 9 - 15, military children can submit a photo of their family game night for a chance to win a $50 Exchange gift card or a Rubiks Cube prize as part of the Exchanges’ Month of the Military Child celebration. For more details, visit ShopMyExchange.com/momc.
Let the New Parent Support team show you how to overcome your fears and get comfortable in your paternal role. Whether a first-time dad or a first-time attendee, these sessions will empower you with advice and tricks to become the best dad you can be. Virtual classes are from 3 - 4 p.m., April 14 and April 28. Participants must register by calling 571-231-7028.
MWR Library 4-night Stuffie Sleepaway Camp
Every Thursday, Children are invited to drop off a stuffie at the MWR Library for a fun-filled adventure. Each stuffie will go home on the following Monday with a craft, personalized library books, and photos of their adventure at the library. Drop-offs take place each Thursday, now - June 3, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Staff will notify customers the following Monday when stuffies can be picked up from the library.
Play Mornings, hosted by Army Community Service, allow families to connect virtually and have a playgroup experience together, through crafts, story time and other activities. Classes are biweekly at 10 a.m., Fridays. The next sessions are April 9 and 23. Additional sessions will be through June. Participants will be notified of any changes in the schedule. Registration is required by calling 571-231-7028.
Community Scavenger Hunt
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Autism Awareness Month and Month of the Military Child. The Community Scavenger Hunt is a month-long effort that fosters family fun and bolsters social and emotional well-being. Each scavenger hunt activity will take participants to a physical location, a website or encourage a family activity. The Community Scavenger Hunt begins April 1, 12 a.m. and ends April 30 at 12 a.m. For the list of tasks and rules and eligibility, visit belvoir.armymwr.com.
Join your library team every Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. on the Belvoir MWR Facebook page for a virtual group reading experience. Storytime targets ages 5 and under, but all ages are welcome to join.
Fort Belvoir’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program, in partnership with MWR, will host the MWR/SHARP 5K Run/Walk. The 5K will be virtual. Eligible participants include all active duty as well as mobilized/ADOS National Guard/Reserve component Service members, retirees and DoD civilians. The first 100 participants will receive a MWR/SHARP 5K shirt (sizes are limited). Registration opens April 5, 5 a.m. and closes April 23, 7 p.m. To register, visit belvoir.armymwr.com.
Fort Belvoir Chapel Hours
• Friday Jewish Shabbat – 7 p.m.
• Saturday Jewish Shabbat – 10 a.m.
• Saturday Catholic Mass – 5 p.m.
• Sunday Catholic Mass – 9:30 a.m.
• Sunday Traditional Protestant – 11 a.m.
Daily Catholic Mass - Noon
• Sunday Anglican – 9 a.m.
• Sunday Catholic Mass – 11 a.m.
• Sunday Chapel Next - 9:30 a.m.
• Sunday Gospel – 11:30 a.m.
During the current pandemic, you must register to attend services in person.
The registration link can be found on the facebook.com/FortBelvoirRSO.