Fort McCoy News Jan. 13, 2017

News Notes

Moonlit Snowshoe Tour set for Jan. 14 at Whitetail Ridge

A Moonlit Snowshoe Tour is scheduled for 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

The guided tour will explore the ski area's trails. Hot chocolate and s'mores will be available at the chalet after the tour. The tour costs $5 per person. Snowshoe rental is available for $10.

The event is open to the public. Registration is required by 5:30 p.m. Jan. 14. For more information, call 608-388-4498/3517.

'Connect the Tots' play group scheduled for Jan. 17

Army Community Service's "Connect the Tots" play group is scheduled for 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 17 at building 2161.

The play group is designed to help strengthen each child's cognitive, physical, and creative selves and to help promote social-emotional skill building.

Additional play groups are scheduled for Jan. 31, Feb. 14, and Feb. 28. For more information, call 608-388-2412.

'Green Dot' intervention class planned Jan. 17 for teens

Child and Youth Services is offering a "Green Dot" class for teens from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Jan. 17 at the School-Age Center/Youth Center, building 1792.

The training focuses on how to be a proactive bystander and addresses techniques on intervening when witnessing harassment.

The training is based on the Green Dot program, which works to prevent violence through training and content development based on research. For more information about the Green Dot program, visit www.livethegreendot.com.

The event is coordinated by Army Community Service, Child and Youth Services, and the Fort McCoy "No More" Task Force.
Fort McCoy teens created the task force to raise awareness of domestic abuse and sexual assault in the Fort McCoy community. Their mission is to promote educational activities for teens and young adults and raise awareness to help end domestic violence.

For more information about the task force, call the School-Age Center/Youth Center at 608-388-4373.

"No More" is a campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders on ending domestic violence and sexual assault. It was conceived to break down the barriers of stigma, silence, and shame that keep people from talking about and taking action to prevent sexual assault and domestic violence. For more information, visit www.nomore.org.

The class is intended for teens but is open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information or to register, call Cori Yahnke at 608-388-4373.

'Mount Fuji Death Climb' scheduled for Jan. 18

The "Mount Fuji Death Climb" treadmill challenge is scheduled for Jan. 18 at Rumpel Fitness Center, building 1122.

Participants will run or walk on an inclined treadmill while wearing rucksacks. (Men will wear 20 pounds, and women will wear 10 pounds.) The participant who climbs on the steepest incline for the longest amount of time will win a prize.

Registration is required by Jan. 17 and costs $5. For more information, call 608-388-2290.

6-week parenting class starts Jan. 19

Army Community Service will host a six-week parenting class from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 19.

Nurturing Parenting for Military Families focuses on issues unique to military Family life, including deployment and separation. Free child care will be provided during the class sessions. The class will meet in building 2161.

Registration is required by Jan. 17. Army Community Service events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers,

Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers.

For more information, call 608-388-2412.

Cabin Fever Craft Night set for Jan. 20 at McCoy's

The Cabin Fever Craft Night is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 20 at McCoy's Community Center, building 1571.

Participants can create illuminated jars, snow globes, sugar scrubs, or glass etchings. People should bring their own trinkets to put inside the snow globe.

Registration costs $20 and is required by Jan. 16. The cost covers all four projects. The event is open to authorized Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation patrons.

For more information, call 608-388-2065

Military Appreciation event set for Jan. 21 at ski area

Military Appreciation day is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area.

Military members will receive discounts on lift tickets and can register for prizes. Members of the public can participate by skiing or snowtubing for the fallen by wearing the name of a fallen service member on their jackets.

Cake and cookies will be served, and participants can sign a "thank you" poster for service member. The event is open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 608-388-4498/3517.

Valentine card workshop scheduled for Jan. 21

A Family Valentine card workshop is set for 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at building 2161.

Participants can register for up to a three-hour block of time. Families in the Exceptional Family Member Program can start at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required by Jan. 17. Call Army Community Service with the number of Family members, ages of children, and requested time. At least one adult and one child must attend from each Family group.

All materials are supplied. Army Community Service events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. For more information, call 608-388-6507.

Blind Volleyball tournament planned Jan. 25 at fitness center

A Blind Volleyball tournament is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Rumpel Fitness Center.

In Blind Volleyball, a covering is put over the net, making it harder to see where the ball is coming from. Teams must have four to six people, one of whom must be female. Games are rally-scored. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

The tournament is open to eligible fitness center patrons. There is no fee. For more information, call 608-388-2290.

Identity theft class scheduled for Jan. 25

A class about identity theft is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

The class defines identity theft, explains the importance of understanding consumer rights and protection laws, and covers ways to protect oneself from identity theft.

Registration is required by Jan. 23. Army Community Service events are open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. For more information, call 608-388-3540.

Winter Extravaganza set for Jan. 28 at ski area

Winter Extravaganza is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Whitetail Ridge Ski Area. The event will feature a variety of contests, including a rail jam, obstacle course, parent/child relay race, and hot dog eating contest. Raffle prizes will be drawn throughout the day.

No registration is required. Normal ski area fees apply, and the event is open to the public. For more information, call 608-388-4498/3517.

Instructor training class set for Jan. 31-Feb. 1

A two-day instructor trainer course is set for 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 at Army Community Service, building 2111.

Topics include speaking on your feet, managing the learning environment, and keeping students engaged. Participants will be required to give a 30-minute presentation.

The workshop is open to military members, retirees, civilian workers, Family members, and registered Fort McCoy volunteers. Register by Jan. 24 by calling 608-388-6712.