Aquatic Zumba class: Women from Fort Bliss work out to the rhythm of Latin music during an Aquatic Zumba class instructed by Raquel Duncan, fitness and aerobics instructor, at the Replica Aquatics Center Jan. 22. Participants can burn more than 600 calories during a one-hour session. Classes are provided five days a week. Duncan also teaches Zumba Sentao at Logan Heights Physical Fitness Center. Sentao is an aerobic workout that incorporates using a chair to increase resistance and build strength. This is one of numerous fitness classes offered at various gyms on Fort Bliss. To learn more or for an aerobics class schedule visit http://www.blissmwr.com/gyms/, or call 568-7431. Photo by Sgt. Ida Irby, 24th Press Camp Headquarters.
• The Sugar Pies have been added to the performance of Pop Goes the Fort at Biggs Park on July 4, gates open at 5 p.m.
• Freedom Sings Concert series lineup: Friday, Ribo Flavin; Saturday, Americana Pops Concert; and July 7, Sobredosis del Sabor.
• Post Exchange will open July 4, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Commissary will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Beginning July 8, the Fort Bliss Commissary will be closed on Mondays.
Signaleers Regimental Ball
All Signaleers on Fort Bliss are invited to attend the Regimental Signal Ball July 11 to promote camaraderie among Signaleers. Military can wear ASUs, Dress Mess, or proper formal civilian attire. Civilians must wear proper formal attires. To learn more, contact 2nd Lt. Devan Hamric at 741-4540.
Holiday office closure
The Fort Bliss Legal Assistance and Claims Offices, located on the first floor of Bldg. 113, will be closed July 4 and 5, and July 13, for the federal holiday and the DONSA. The office will reopen at 9 a.m., July 8 and July 13.
Air Force wants prior service
The Air Force has a window of opportunity for prior service members
There is anywhere between 75-110 re-training slots available for all prior service applicants into the following AFSCs:
• 1C2X1 (Combat Control)
• 1T231 (Pararescue)
• 1C431 (TACP)
• 3P031B (Combat Arms)
• 1U031 (RPA Sensor Operator)
• 1T031 (SERE)
• 3E8X1 (Explosive Ordnance Disposal)
• 8R000 (Recruiter)
• 6C031 (Contracting)
The Prior Service program accepts applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. However, this total is subject to change based on the Air Force’s needs. Members interested in this program should contact their local recruiter as soon as possible to determine their eligibility. For additional information, or to locate your local recruiter, visit http://www.airforce.com/contact-us/faq/prior-service/ or call 577-0449 or 577-0448.
Rescue for unlawful foreclosures
Hundreds of service members have been victims of unlawfully foreclosed homes. Troops now have an opportunity to review any foreclosures from March 2006 to present, and receive compensation of equal or less value to the lost of equity up to $116,000 to include any interest incurred. Fort Bliss service members who believe that their SCRA rights have been violated, or have been a victim of foreclosure, should contact the nearest Armed Forces Legal Assistance office. Soldiers can apply for reimbursement for any equity loss or adjust their interest rates. To learn more, contact the ACS Financial Readiness Program at 569-8376.
EPCC Bliss campus moves East
The El Paso Community College Fort Bliss Center has moved to the Fort Bliss Education Center at East Fort Bliss. The center provides admissions, registration and counseling to active-duty military and families. The new location is at Bldg. A406, Thunder Horse Rd. The phone number is 831-5511. To learn more, call 831-2580.
Passport to Career Success
Passport to Career Success seminar June 26, 7 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. at Frontier Club, Santa Fe Room – South, White Sands Missile Range N.M. The Three Crosses Chapter, Federally Employed Women announces its annual training program for 2013. Public and private sector employees will benefit from this premier training program. Seminars provided are in the four FEW focus areas: Diversity, Compliance, Legislative, and Training. To learn more or to register, contact Cris Foster, (575) 679-5602, [email protected]; Roberta Hahn, (575) 678-2003, [email protected]; Sue Schlegel, (575) 678-0053, [email protected]
The Financial Readiness Program offers education, counseling, and support services (personal budgets, financial counseling, credit report reviewing, and debt management) to assist Soldiers and their families, retirees and civilian personnel. Scheduled financial classes at Army Community Service, Bldg. 2494 Ricker Rd., Fort Bliss, TX 79916:
• Budgeting for Furlough – 9-10 a.m., July 16.
• Planning and Budgeting – 5-6 p.m., July 2.
• Debt Management – 9:30-11 a.m., July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.
• Banking and Money Management – 9:30-11 a.m., July 19, Aug. 14, Sept. 13, Oct. 16, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11.
• Credit Repair – 9:30-11 a.m., July 26, Aug. 21, Sept. 20, Oct. 23.
• Stretching Your Dollar – 8:45-10.30 a.m., July 12, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6.
Register for classes online at www.blissmwr.com/frp. To learn more, , call 569-8376.
The 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Transition Center conducts pre-transition briefings the second and fourth Friday each month, unless Friday is a Training Holiday, from 9 to 11 a.m., at Bldg. 500, Room 307. To learn more, call 568-4737/5734/5903 or 569-6201.
Wagon Trails Market
Shop for crafts, services, produce and food items, and more at the Wagon Trails Market at Old Fort Bliss from 4 to 6 p.m. every Friday from through Sept. 27. Head to the Old Fort Bliss Replica at the corner of Pershing and Pleasonton for a fun family shopping experience. Browse vendors, enjoy entertainment and find a great way to spend a Friday evening … you might even find something to take home for dinner! To learn more, call 588-8482.
Budgeting for furlough
The Budgeting for Furlough class, offered by the Financial Readiness Program at Army Community Service, will address how to prioritize your bills and reduce your loan payments or interest, and provide numerous tips and resources to help you during this time. The class will be offered at ACS, 2494 Ricker Rd. Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m.; and July 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. Pre-registration is required; register online at www.blissmwr.com/frp. For more information, call 569-4227.
Join Better Opportunities for Single Parents and celebrate family, friends and summer fun! The BOSP Fun in the Sun Barbecue will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Biggs Park. The event is free and open to Fort Bliss’ single parents and their children. Dual military families are welcome, as well. Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. For more information, call 569-5500.
Pop Goes the Fort
Celebrate Independence Day with FMWR and the El Paso Symphony Orchestra! The celebration is set for Wednesday at Biggs Park. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the music begins at 7:30 p.m., with a laser light show following the performance. Fort Bliss family readiness groups will be on hand to provide games and crafts for a nominal fee; all money raised will benefit FRG/unit funds. Guests are welcome to bring picnic baskets and coolers; however, glass containers and outside alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Pets are prohibited. For more information, call 568-6741.
Month of the Patriot
Celebrate the Month of the Patriot at Desert Strike Lanes. Special promotions run throughout July. Celebrate Independence Day with $1 games of bowling and $1 shoe rentals all day long. The fun doesn’t stop there: From noon to 6 p.m. each Saturday, active-duty military who show valid ID and ask for the Patriot Special will receive one free game of bowling. The first 100 active-duty military with valid ID also receive a free mini glow stick. July is also Patriot Glow Month. Buying your glow novelty items and rock the party every Friday and Saturday during Dezert Nightz glow bowling! To learn more, call 568-6272.
Tube the river
Spend a lazy day on the Rio Grande when you head to New Mexico for a river tubing event with Southwest Adventure! We are heading to high water – the location is still to be determined – July 6 for a day of carefree fun. The trip costs $10 per person and includes transportation, equipment rental and guide services. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. To learn more, call 744-1532.
Bunco at Pershing Pub
The historic Pershing Pub will host Bunco nights on select Thursdays beginning June 6. For just $10, you get your Bunco buy-in with theme snacks included. You’ll be playing for great prizes, too! The pub will host Bunco at 6 p.m. on the following nights:
• July 11: Night of Elegance
• July 18: Charlie’s Angels (70s theme)
• July 25: Bunco in Paradise
• Aug. 8: Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
• Aug. 15: Cowgirl Round-Up
• Aug. 22: Bunco and the City
To learn more, call 781-6809.
Biggs Laser Tag
Enjoy night laser tag for youth under age 16 at Biggs Park on East Fort Bliss. Southwest Adventure has the gear … you just show up!The event is scheduled for July 12 and 26; Aug. 9 and 23; and Sept. 6 and 20. The fun starts at 8 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person and includes equipment rental. To learn more, call 744-1532.
Right Arm Night
Show your “right arm” how much you appreciate their service during Right Arm Night, starting at 5 p.m. July 19 at Pershing Pub. Drink specials include $2 wells and $2.75 Shock Top drafts. Pershing Pub is located at 243 Club Rd. To learn more, call 568-6272.
White Sands camping
Join Southwest Adventure for a family camping excursion to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Trips are scheduled for July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 14. For just $10 per person or $35 per family, campers will enjoy games in the sand, camping under the stars, hamburgers and hotdogs and any camping equipment required. Campers will provide their own transportation and meet at the park and pay their own park entrance fees. Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. To learn more, call 744-1532.
Test your culinary skills for a chance to win great prizes at the Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club’s Chili Cook-Off from 4 to 8 p.m. July 27. Registration is free for competitors; stop by the club or call 565-4867 to sign up. The first-place winner will take home a $100 gift card. $5 buys a sample of each chili, cornbread and a beverage. The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club is located at Bldg. 3730 Roy Johnson Ln. To learn more, call 565-4867.
Every Wednesday, join the Rod and Gun Club for the weekly Chuckwagon BBQ featuring an ever-changing menu of specialty entrees. Enjoy dinner from 4 to 7:30 p.m. and look for specials including bison burgers, elk sausage and more. Prices average $6 to $11. The Rod and Gun Club is located at Bldg. 3730 Roy Johnson Ln. To learn more, call 565-4867.
Single parent group
Better Opportunities for Single Parents hosts meetings the second Wednesday of every month at the Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility, Bldg. 11316 Staff Sgt. Sims Street. To learn more, call 569-5500.
Mystery shoppers wanted
You can earn extra money just by taking surveys and making observations of our facilities, and telling us about your experience. Approved shoppers who complete and return surveys will receive a $25 gift card. If you are interested, download a mystery shopper application at www.blissmwr.com/mysteryshopper and return it to the FMWR Marketing office at Bldg. 12 Pershing Road. You can also pick up an application in person, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To learn more, call 568-6353.
Head to Strike Lounge inside Desert Strike Lanes for great end-of-week lounge specials. Don’t miss Thirsty Thursdays and Freaky Fridays – each night, enjoy $2 well drinks or $1 12-ounce domestic drafts from 6 to 10 p.m. Desert Strike Lanes is located at Bldg. 2949 Carter Rd. To learn more, call 568-6272.
Child care providers needed
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services seeks child care providers to work from home as part of the Family Child Care program. FCC providers can earn $26,000-$40,000 per year.To learn more, call the Fort Bliss Family Child Care program at 568-4198.
Spouse employment orientation
Are you a military spouse looking for employment? You don’t have to job search on your own. Attend the Employment Orientation at Army Community Service. Orientations are held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at ACS, located in Bldg. 2494 Ricker Rd. Advance registration is required. To learn more or to register, call 569-5838.
Family and MWR sells excess furniture from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Friday at the Property Book Office warehouse at Bldg. 643 Taylor Rd. To learn more, call 568-3779 or 568-4501.
ALR unit funds
Active-duty units and mobilized Guard and Reserve units deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) or Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq), or troops deployed to Haiti and in support of homeland security while serving in remote areas, are authorized unit funds through the Army Level Requirements FMWR unit fund program. Units will receive $2 per Soldier per month beginning the month of deployment. To learn more, call 568-4444.
NFL Punt, Pass and Kick
Team Bliss Youth Sports concludes Fort Bliss’ participation in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick program today. The contest starts at 7 p.m. at George Moore Field on Julian Ave. The program is free and open to youth ages 6 to 15 who are the children of active and retired military, and DoD/DA civilians. Registration will be available on site; advance registration is available online at www.nflppk.com/competitions/register/index. A military ID or birth certificate must be presented as proof of age. For more information, visit nflppk.com or call 568-2617.
Youth Sports summer basketball
Registration for Team Bliss Youth Sports summer basketball is now open and runs through Friday. The season is anticipated to run July through August. Summer basketball is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 15. Separate boys’ and girls’ leagues will be formed if there are enough participants. Registration costs $40 for the first child and $34 for each additional family member. For more information, call Youth Sports at 568-2617.
Missoula Children’s Theater
Missoula Children’s Theater brings the production “Pinocchio” to Fort Bliss at 3 p.m. Saturday at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy East Auditorium. Admission to the show costs $1 per person. Children ages 2 and under are admitted free. To learn more, call 497-0687.
Summer basketball for teens
Registration for Team Bliss Youth Sports summer basketball for teens ages 16 to 18 is now open and runs through Friday. The season will begin in July. This league is open to boys and girls ages 16 to 18. Separate boys’ and girls’ leagues will be formed if there are enough participants. Registration costs $40 for the first child and $34 for each additional family member. For more information, call 568-2617.
Registration for Team Bliss Youth Sports tackle football runs through July 1. Tackle football is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 11. Players must be 8 years old by Sept. 1, and cannot turn 12 years old by Sept. 1. Registration costs $65 for the first child and $55 for each additional family member. For more information, call 568-2617.
Family Day at the wall
How’s the view from the top? Find out during Family Day at the Wall, a new addition to the outdoor recreation calendar. The Soldier Activity Center is normally open to guests ages 18 and older, but on Family Day, the wall is open to all climbers age 6 and up. Climbing is available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Family Days are scheduled for July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12. The Loeza Soldier Activity Center is located at 20732 Constitution Ave. To learn more, call 744-1532.
PK-12 education info fair
Get one-stop shopping for school information for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade! Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services’ School Liaison Office will host the annual PK-12 Education Fair for all military families from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 30 at the Centennial Banquet and Conference Center, 11199 Sgt. E. Churchill St. More than 100 school entities are expected to participate in the fair. To learn more, call 569-5064.
The El Paso Independent School District will offer pre-registration for all new military families arriving at Fort Bliss. Schools participating in the program will conduct early registration will be conducted from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 on their respective campuses. Participating schools are include Bliss Elementary, Burnet E.S., Hughey E.S., Logan E.S., Milam E.S., Nixon E.S., Powell E.S., Tom Lea E.S., Travis E.S., Bassett Middle, Richardson M.S., Ross M.S., Andress High, Burges H.S. and Chapin H.S. The early registration program is only for military families new to EPISD. For more information on the early registration program, call the School Liaison Office at 569-5064.
Youth Sports summer camps
Team Bliss Youth Sports offers sports and fitness summer camps designed to give young athletes the opportunity to improve their skills, have fun and learn from excellent coaching staff. All camps are run five days and include free lunch and a T-shirt.
• Start Smart: This co-ed camp for children ages 3 to 5 will run from 9 to 11 a.m. July 8 through 12 and costs $20. The Start Smart Development Program is one of Youth Sports’ most popular camps and teaches children the basic motor skills necessary to play organized sports while they work one-on-one and spend quality time with their staff and volunteers.
• Baseball: This co-ed camp for youth ages 8 to 15 runs from 8 to 11:30 a.m. July 15 through 19 and costs $40. The baseball camp offers technique, world-class fun and is a proven resource to help develop novice and elite competitors. The camp will focus on fundamental skills and principles that are common in every game at every level.
View the brochure at blissmwr.com/youthsports. For more information, call Youth Sports at 568-2617.
Summer Food Service Program
Fort Bliss Child, Youth and School Services is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program through Aug. 23. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
• Bliss SAC, located at 2012 Sheridan Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Main CDC, located at 1730 Haan Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• The YouthPlex, located at 195 Chaffee Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snack from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Milam CDC, located at 11896 Haan Road on East Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Replica CDC, located at 5036 Sheridan Road on West Fort Bliss, will serve breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
School-age summer camps
School-Age Services offers, structured and supervised activities during the Socorro Independent School District, Ysleta ISD and El Paso ISD summer break, which runs through Aug. 23. Enrollment is open to all CYSS-registered children currently completing first through fifth grades in the 2012 through 2013 school year.
The fun begins daily at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., with extended care hours from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All three sites – Bliss School-Age Center, Logan SAC, and Milam SAC – will offer field trips, tours, bowling, roller-skating, computers, matinees, math and science exploration, physical fitness, cooking and craft projects, swimming, picnics, and a variety of sports and 4-H projects. For more information, including schedules, call 568-2178, 569-5784 or 744-2274, or visit blissmwr.com/sas.
Summer camp at the YouthPlex
The YouthPlex will host Middle School and Teen Program summer day camps through Aug. 23. Camp subjects cover everything from sewing, graphic design and scrapbooking to fine arts, nature days and sports camps. View the schedule online at blissmwr.com/mst. Camps run from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday at the YouthPlex, 195 Chaffee Rd. For more information, call 568-5437.
MYAC summer camps: Get fun!
Spend the summer at the Milam Youth Activity Center summer day camps for military youth in sixth through 12th grades! Registration is open now for weekly summer day camps, which include Amanda’s Adventure Camp, Water World, Independence Camp and the Hunger Games. With fun options like these, the odds are ever in your favor. Camps run from 8 a.m. to noon each weekday at the Milam Youth Activity Center, 10960 Haan Rd. View the schedule at www.blissmwr.com/mst. To learn more, call 744-2449.
Baby Bubble Hour
Baby Bubble Hour offers children ages 4 and under a chance to enjoy the water in a peaceful setting. An open swim hour for toddlers, Baby Bubble Hour is held every Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Replica Aquatic Center, Bldg. 5035 Dickman Road on Fort Bliss. To learn more, call 568-7431
Saturday child care
Saturday care for CYSS-registered children is shared between Logan and Milam facilities. Logan Child Development Center and Milam CDC share care for CDC-age children, while the Logan School-Age Center and Milam SAC alternate weekends for school-age children. The Milam centers are open even-dated Saturdays and the Logan facilities are open odd-dated Saturdays. For example, July 14 falls on an even-dated Saturday, so care will be provided at the Milam facilities. To learn more, call 568-3989, 744-7879 or 568-4374.
The Fort Bliss Rod and Gun Club offers a range safety course for children ages 6 to 17. The class is held at 1 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday on a monthly basis. The class is held at the Rod and Gun Club and is free of charge. Children must complete this course before being allowed outside on the ranges. Participation is limited to 25 youth, and advance registration is required. To learn more, call 565-4867 or 568-2983.
Extended care available
Extended child care is available to single Soldiers and dual military families who have a mission-related task through the Child, Youth and School Services Family Child Care program. All it takes is the Soldier filling out a form and getting the commander’s signature. FCC will verify the duty requirement. Army FCC is located in Bldg. 3503 Story Rd. in the Logan Heights housing area. For more information, call 568-8840.
Parent Central training closures
Both the main Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 1743 and the satellite Parent Central Services office in Bldg. 503B will close for training from 10 to 11:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month. To learn more, call 568-4374.
Provost Gun Show
A Provost gun show will be held July 13 and 14 at the El Maida Shrine. Show times are: Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A parent must accompany persons under 18 years old. The show will feature guns, knives, ammunition, hunting gear and accessories. El Maida Shrine is located at 6331 Alabama St. To learn more contact Jack Thompson at 241-1761 or e-mail [email protected]
July 4 celebration
Join the Filipino American Association of El Paso in celebrating the Fourth of July with Mr. Philippines-El Paso and Mr. Pogi El Paso competitions, July 7, from noon to 5 p.m., at Biggs Park. Expect traditional Filipino food and music; also please bring your favorite dish and drinks for this Potluck event. To learn more, e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]
Football officials training camp
Football season is approaching and we are looking for anyone interested in becoming a football official. We will be holding our annual rules clinic Saturday at the First Baptist Church, 805 Montana, at 8 a.m. This is free and open to the public. Training classes will begin July 15, at 6 p.m., at Chapin High School. To learn more contact Chris Gilmore at 342-6090 or at [email protected]
Youth football league
Interested in putting your child in contact football? Join the youth football program for youth ages 5-11 years old. It’s full contact and we provide a year round sport league in the city of El Paso. To learn more, call or text Jacob Bonilla at (520) 329-9268, Steve at (760) 985-9382, Alex at 867-7652; or visit the NE Miners Facebook page.
The Crossland Gallery, 500 W. Paisano (at Durango), announces the opening of the annual America the Beautiful Art Show and Sale sponsored by Goldcross Properties. This show is open to El Paso Art Association members and non-members. Area artists may enter a maximum of two pieces each. The exhibition will be judged by well-known local artist Barbara Brown and monetary prizes will be awarded. More than 27 local artists have entered. To learn more, call 534-7377 or email [email protected]
Olympic Day Celebration
El Paso Parks and Recreation will host an Olympic Day at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Don Haskins Recreation Center, 7400 High Ridge Dr. The 2nd annual event features a special appearance by 1992 Olympic boxer Raul Marquez. Race registration is free and is open to individuals of all ages with various mini track and field events like the 100 yard dash and shot put. Register now at any recreation center. For more information, call 858-1929.
Enlisted Spouses Club Playgroup
Our playgroup is for all Enlisted Spouses E1-E9 with kids of all ages every Wednesday from 10 a.m. -12 p.m. We go to parks, splash pads and the indoor playground. Our playgroup gives parents the chance to sit and talk while our children play. We all know that it is more fun to have someone to talk to while the kids are having fun. To find out where we will be meeting every week visit us on Facebook at Facebook.com/FortBlissESC and check out our monthly calendar. To learn more, contact Amanda, [email protected]
Your little ones will learn all about our furry friends and pet care, and see a variety of presentations from some of our friends: The Ark, Barker House Kennels, U.S Customs and Border Patrol K-9 Unit, El Paso Fire Department, Therapy Dogs International, and Animal Services. Ages 6-12 can enroll. Price is $95 per child, with the second child costing $75 for multiple child enrollments. Every child will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and daily snacks. Register at Humane Society of El Paso, at 4991 Fred Wilson Ave. To learn more call 532-6971 ext. 107. The next event is July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ages 10-12.
Potluck for Midsummer Day
Sol Hjem Chapter of the Norwegian Society of Texas will celebrate Midsummer Day (Sankthansaften) with a potluck, Saturday, starting at 3 p.m. at 1713 Dean Martin. Contact Lila Grossinger at 449-6757 for more information.
Taxes and Recordkeeping
Seminars for Small Business
Join the Small Business Development Center at El Paso Community College for a 4-part series on in-depth key areas of taxes and recordkeeping that are important for small business. Whether you’re just starting a business or already own an established company, understanding your financial records, tax liabilities and requirements can be the difference between success and failure.
• July 16 – What you need to know about Employee-Contractor Federal Taxes
• July 23 – Start-Up and Existing Business Payroll Tax Information
All sessions will be held in the evening 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the EPCC ASC Auditorium – Bldg. A. Registration fee is $10 for each session. Pre-registration is required. Register at elpasosbdc.net or call 831-7742.
Franklin Mountains State Park
Agave Loop hike: Sunday, 4:30 p.m.,there will be a paragliding demonstration. Length: 2 to 3 hours. This special program is setup as a demonstration to provide visitors with an insight into the exhilarating and wonderful world of paragliding. We will be joined by Hadley Robinson, operator of Southwest Airsports and El Paso Paragliding LLC. Hadley is USHPA & USPPA Certified Advanced and Tandem Instructor, Champion 2010 Spring Fling, La Belle, Fla., USHPA Gold Safe Pilot Award. We’ll start with a relatively short, yet somewhat challenging hike up to Agave Hill, and then settle in for the demonstration. Entrance fee is $5. For the hike, please bring: water, snacks, You must have a reservation to participate in any of the events, for information, call 566-6441.