The 23rd Annual Oktoberfest takes place on Fort Belvoir’s Fremont Field, Oct. 3, 6 - 10 p.m.; Oct. 4, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.; Oct. 5, noon – 11 p.m.; and Oct. 6, noon – 8 p.m. Oktoberfest features authentic German cuisine, beverages, music, dancing, and more. Entry is free. ATMs will be available on site and credit cards will be accepted by MWR for beer tickets. For more info, visit belvoir.armymwr.com

Retiree Appreciation Day

Fort Belvoir hosts Retiree Appreciation Day in two locations, Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at Specker Field House for the Health Fair and flu shots; and 1-3 p.m. in the Defense Acquisition University’s Scott Hall for benefits briefings. All military retirees and their family members are invited. For more, call 703-806-4551.  

Dads 101

ACS Family Advocacy Program offers a very informative class for dads and dads-to-be, Sept. 19 from 9 a.m. – noon.  To register, call 571-231-7021 or email FBFamilyAdvocacy@gmail.com.

Butterfly enthusiasts wanted

We’re starting a butterfly survey group to learn more about the butterflies on Fort Belvoir. Volunteers will conduct surveys each month in a designated location with Directorate of Public Works-Environmental assistance. Don’t know how to identify butterfly species? We’ll teach you. For more contact Monica Mundrick at monica.m.mundrick.ctr@mail.mil.

Catholic Women of the Chapel

The Fort Belvoir Catholic Women of the Chapel meets weekly, Wednesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Woodlawn Chapel. Childcare is free with no RSVP needed.  For more information contact Linda at CWOCBelvoir@yahoo.com.

Army Warrant Officer Association meeting

The Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter, USAWOA meets in the Fort Belvoir Golf Course meeting room, Sept. 18, 5 p.m.  Contact retired CW5 Jon Huntington, 918-857-8338.

Mass Transportation Benefit Program

The Mass Transportation Benefit Program offers transit passes to eligible employees and military service members in the National Capital Region area in amounts equal to their personal commuting costs, not to exceed $265 per month. To learn more, visit www.whs.mil/mass-transportation-benefit-program/.

Washington Monument Set to Reopen

The Washington Monument reopens to the public Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. Same-day tickets for opening day through Oct. 18 will be available at the Washington Monument Lodge. The monument will be open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lorton Station Community Fair

The Lorton Station Community Fair is Sunday, 2-5 p.m., at Lorton Station Town Center, 9020 Lorton Station Boulevard. Free events include face painting, balloon characters and fitness demos.

Officers’ Club Membership

The Fort Belvoir Officers Club is looking for new members. New members will receive two complimentary Sunday brunch coupons upon signing up for membership. E-7 and above, retirees, DoD civilians equivalent to GS-7 and NF-3 and above are eligible for membership. For more information, call 703-780-0930, ext. 600.