By Leader Staff ReportMarch 27, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (March 27, 2014) -- April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and the Fort Jackson community will mark the month with a number of events.
-- School Age Night Out is scheduled for April 4, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at Imboden Street School Age Center.
-- Parent Night Out is scheduled for April 4 and 18, 6 to 11 p m., at Hood Street Child Development Center.
-- The April Foolish Dog Show is scheduled for April 5, 1:30 to 4 p.m., at the Youth Sports Complex. Enter your canine friend (animated or stuffed variety) in several April foolish categories.
-- The South Carolina Boys & Girls Club games room tournament is scheduled for April 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Youth Center and the Imboden Street School Age Center.
-- Health Rocks is scheduled for April 18, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Imboden Street School Age Center. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade participate in a variety of health and fitness activities and enjoy a healthful dinner. Open to children registered with Child, Youth and School Services.
-- The Spring Jamboree and Egg Hunt is scheduled for April 19, 10 a m. to noon, at the Youth Sports Complex. The egg hunt is for children 12 and younger. Free activities, games and prizes will also be offered.
-- A flashlight egg hunt is scheduled for April 19, 8 p.m., at the Youth Center. This egg hunt is designed for middle school and high school students.
-- Operation Megaphone Lock-In is scheduled for April 25 and 26, 60 to 7 p.m., at the Youth Center. Military middle and high school students are invited to participate in a lock-in that will provide an opportunity for them to connect with military youth around the globe and raise awareness for teen issues. The cost is $20 for participating students, $25 for their guests.
-- A family fun fair is scheduled for April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p m., at Patriot's Park in front of the Solomon Center. The event includes rides, games, a bounce house, slides and activities. Concessions will be available on site.
For more information on Month of the Military Child events, call 751-4869.
Additional program- and facility-specific events are offered throughout April for enrolled children. Parents should contact their program director for more information.