Ice & Lights: Holiday Fest & Tree Lighting

Kick off the Holiday season Dec.7, 2-8 p.m., at Ice & Lights: Holiday Fest and Tree Lighting Celebration. Visit Santa at Specker Field House, go ice skating, ride on ponies, enjoy s’mores by the fire pit, and much more. The Tree Lighting will take place just outside Specker. This event is open to DoD ID Card Holders, guests and visitors. For more, visit Belvoir.armymwr.com.

Tax Center Volunteers Needed

The Fort Belvoir Legal Assistance Office needs volunteers to help prepare state and federal income taxes for the upcoming tax season. Volunteers will get training and a chance to help out the military community. Interested volunteers call Ralph Joyner, 703-805-4370.

Hiring Event

Allied Universal, a leading security and facility services company, hosts a hiring event for security professionals with DoD clearance, Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4443 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Suite #210, Chantilly, Va. Veterans, government employees and active Service members with clearances are welcome to apply. Qualified candidates are asked to bring their government issued ID and resume. For more, call 703-646-1691 or email jonathan.sloan@aus.com.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Tour Mount Vernon by Candlelight, Nov. 29, 6:15-8:45 p.m. Tour George and Martha Washington’s home by candlelight and learn more about holiday traditions in 18th century Virginia. For tickets and pricing, www.mountvernon.org.

Brunch with Santa at the Officers’ Club

Jolly old Saint Nick will be at the Officers’ Club, Dec. 1 and 15, for a special brunch, served from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The cost is $29.95 for members, $34.95 for non-members, $12.95 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Reservations are open and pre-payment is required. The Officers’ Club is open to all installation visitors. For more, call 703-780-0930.

Parents’ Night Out

Back by popular demand is Parents’ Night Out! CYS offers child care for an affordable price of $25 per child, so parents can enjoy a special night out. Parents’ Night Out is offered on the 2nd Saturday of every month, 5-10 p.m. The next date is Dec. 14 and you must register in advance. For more, call 703-805-5555.

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.

Youth Ministries

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.

Sip N’ Paint

Sip N’ Paint is the first Saturday of every month at three times: 1-3 p.m., 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Enjoy a light-hearted gathering with great people and an enthusiastic instructor. The cost is $25 per person. All materials are provided. BYOB. For more, call 703-805-3714.

Story Time

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.

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.

Instructors Wanted

The Fort Belvoir Community Center is looking for people interested in instructing a class within MWR. All skills welcome: Dance, cooking, pottery, painting, bartending, fishing, canoeing, etc. If interested, contact Romel Voellm at 703-805-9239.