Flu Vaccine delayed at FBCH
Due to a delivery delay of vaccine, the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital Flu Clinic and satellite Family Health Centers at Fairfax and Dumfries are postponed. Updates are available on the FBCH Flu hotline, 571-231-7777, and the FBCH Internet homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Fairfax patients should call 571-432-2600 and choose option 6 and then 2. Dumfries patients should call 703-441-7500 and choose option 5 and then 2. Dilorenzo patients should call703-692-8978.
New York City Day Trips
Leisure Travel Services provides day trips to New York City. Upcoming trip dates are Nov. 16, and Dec. 14. Patrons are guaranteed six hours of free time on the ground to tour the “Big Apple”. The cost is $60 per person and reservations must be made at the Fort Belvoir Community Center LTS office. For more, call 703-805-3714.
Rise and Grind
This month’s Fort Belvoir Elementary School parent information sessions focuses on Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships, Nov. 8, 9-10:30 a.m. in Room 103. The sessions are hosted by the Fort Belvoir Elementary School, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital and Army Community Service.
Come to the library, 9800 Belvoir Rd. Bldg. 200, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday with your little ones - children ages 5 and under - and enjoy the stories that are read aloud. For more, call 703-805-4244.
Transitioning Service members
The Army Soldier for Life Office and Department of Defense launched the SkillBridge website. The DOD SkillBridge program helps Service members gain civilian work experience through industry-specific training, apprenticeships, or internships during their last 180 days of military service. For more info, visit dodskillbridge.usalearning.gov.
The Religious Support Office has active middle and high school programs for each faith community on Fort Belvoir comprised of weekly meetings, small groups, retreats, conferences, contemporary worship and other activities. For more info, Catholic: 703-806-5745; Jewish: 703-806-3393; Protestant: 703-806-3958.
Military Spouses Career Workshop
Federal Resume Workshop for Military Spouses, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., USO Family and Warrior Center, 5940 9th Street. Registration is required. Participants will learn how to create a Federal Resume as well as analyze announcements for keywords. For more, visit metro.uso.org.
Workhouse Arts Center presents: 2019 Haunted Trail - BREAKOUT!
Workhouse Arts Center presents the 2019 Haunted Trail – BREAKOUT!, tonight, Friday and Saturday, 7-10 p.m. The scary trail takes you through the grounds of the notorious DC Dept. of Corrections Lorton Reformatory. For ticket information, call 703-584-2900 or go to www.workhousearts.org.
FREE pumpkin carving for kids, Saturday, 2-4 p.m., at a local business, located at 7310 Beulah St., Alexandria. Pumpkins and kid-safe tools are provided. Later that night, the pumpkins are lit up for families to drive by to see and take pictures.
Dress for outdoor carving. For more, call 703-971-4068.
Operation Sugarplum open
Each year, Belvoir’s Army Community Service, community donors and sponsors partner through Operation Sugarplum to help Service members and their families with financial support during the holidays. Operation Sugarplum is open until Nov. 15 to E1-E5 with at least one family member, 18 or younger, living with the sponsor.
The Service or Family member must attend at least one Financial Seminar at ACS. Classes are Nov. 7, 13, 14, 21 and 22, in Bldg. 1263, 5965 6th St.
Register through ACS, 571-231-7001. Operation Sugarplum and Project USO Elf offer holiday assistance programs. To ensure all eligible families who need help get it this holiday season, applicants may participate in only one program.
Technology & Small Biz Expo
Free technology expo, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Fort Belvoir Officers Club. More than 40 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in cloud technologies, cyber security, communication technologies, systems integration, wireless, homeland security equipment, and more. For more info, 703-344-8771 or email LRinaldo@cox.net .
Operation Stork’s Nest for Expectant Mommies
Fort Belvoir Army Community Service and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, INC will host a baby shower for expectant mothers of all ranks on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the ACS building from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Join them for an evening of yoga, food, prizes and more. Register by Nov. 8 at 571-231-7028.