This monthly calendar listing is prepared by the USAG Fort Lee Public Affairs Office. The inclusion of off-post events is meant to encourage Team Lee members – particularly those new to the area – to go out and explore the many historic, recreational and entertainment activities offered throughout Central and Southeast Virginia. The Army does not promote or endorse the associated sponsors, organizations or businesses. The full schedule of Family and MWR activities is available at lee.armymwr.com or on the Digital Garrison app.
Motorcycle Rider Courses | Throughout the Month
Class slots are available for the basic, military sport bike and experienced rider courses scheduled throughout August at Fort Lee. These courses are a mandatory requirement for service members who ride motorcycles and/or a sport bike. Basic courses are set for Aug. 10, 17 and 31. The sport bike course is set for Aug. 23. Experienced rider courses are planned for Aug. 12 and 27. The training takes place at Motorcycle Training Area on the corner of Mahone and A avenues. Registration must be completed online at imc.army.mil/airs/default.aspx.
Back to School Fair | Aug. 7
Valuable information and free donated school supplies are the advertised offerings of a Back-to-School Fair set for Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. – noon. The event will take place at Prince George High School, 7801 Laurel Springs Road. Participation is limited to families of children who will be attending PGC primary and secondary schools this year. This is a drive-thru event; families should remain in their vehicles as they proceed to each parking area station. School supply lists are available at www.pgs.k12.va.us.
Prince George Farmers’ Market | Aug. 7
The weekly Prince George Farmers’ Market features produce, meat and dairy items from the local area. Vendors also offer handcrafted jewelry, apparel, pottery, home decorative items and much more. The event is held from 8 a.m. - noon at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, Prince George.
Toys and Game of the Past | Aug. 7
This fun event for young and old features the toys of yesteryear – everything from Jacob’s ladder and quoits to ninepin “skittle” games and cup and ball challenges. Youngsters can make a whirligig toy to take home. Guests can drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is happening at the Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, which circumferences the historic 1917 Courthouse Green. For further info, visit www.chesterfieldhistory.com.
Community Day | Aug. 7
A festive Community Day event sponsored by the Organization of Churches and Concerned Citizens in Hopewell will take place Aug. 7 from 2-6 p.m. in the shopping area at 4098 Oaklawn Boulevard. The event will feature music, face painting, games and a jump house for kids, health info, food trucks and more. Admission is free. For further details, call 804-931-1331.
Community Movie Night | Aug. 7
All community members are welcome to attend the Family and MWR movie showing set for 2 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Lee Theater. The feature film is “Bloodshot,” starring Vin Diesel. This action-packed thriller is based on a Valiant Comic Book character. The move is rated PG-13. Snacks will be available for purchase. For more info, call 804-734-7195.
Nine and Wine at Cardinal Golf Club | Aug. 9
This special event for women will feature nine holes of golf followed by wine, finger sandwiches and friendly conversation in the Cardinal clubhouse. All skill levels are welcome. The cost is $20 per person, which includes golf and cart fees, food and a glass of wine. The start time is 5 p.m. Paid registration is required two days before each event. Call 804-734-2899.
Vacation Bible School | Aug. 9-13
Activities during the five-evening event at Memorial Chapel will include crafts, song, games and Bible lessons revolving around the theme - Rocky Railway: Jesus Power Pulls Us Through. Parents who would like to register their child for the program or serve as a volunteer should visit https://vbspro.events/p/events/fort-lee. For further details, contact Jon Yost at 804-734-6493.
Daddy Boot Camp | Aug. 11
A free “Daddy Boot Camp” class for expectant and new fathers is set for Aug. 11, 10-11 a.m., at the Army Community Service facility on Mahone Avenue. Participants will learn the basics of infant development, baby safety and available community resources. Registration is required. Call 804-734-6381.
Hump Day Scrambles | Aug. 11
Every Wednesday through Sept. 22, the Cardinal Golf Club hosts a golf competition in which players can sign up as singles or twosomes and get paired to make four-person teams. Prizes are awarded to the top players. The cost is $13 for members, $21 for authorized patrons and $25 for all others. The scrambles begin at 5:30 p.m., at participation is limited to the first 60 paid registrants. For signup, call 804-734-2899.
Kayaking on the Appomattox | Aug. 11
Outdoor Recreation is offering kayaking excursions on the Appomattox River biweekly throughout the summer. The launch point is Roslyn Landing in Colonial Heights. All equipment and a trip map is provided. The cost is $25 per person. The start time is 5:45 p.m. Registration is required at least two day before each event. For more information and signup, call 804-765-2212.
Virtual Federal Resume Workshop | Aug. 12
Transitioning service members, military spouses, veterans and other job seekers are all welcome to participate in the Virtual “Ten Steps to a Federal Resume” Workshop conducted on the second Thursday of each month from 2-4 p.m. Experts from the Virginia Employment Commission will walk participants through the required contents of a civilian and federal resume. To register for the workshop, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/10-steps-to-a-federal-job-resume-workshop-tickets-144039898213. For additional info, contact the Transition Assistance Program at 804-734-6612.
Come Home to Savings Excitement Day | Aug. 14
This full-day event at the Fort Lee Commissary will feature product samples, instant giveaways of store gift cards, special coupon offers and so much more. The purpose of the celebration is to remind authorized patrons about the benefit of their commissary privilege. It includes value, convenience with features like Click2Go, quality products and premier customer service. Eligible shoppers also are reminded to submit an entry for a $500 shopping spree through militarycontests.com.
Greenskeeper Revenge Golf Tournament | Aug. 14
Touted as one of the Cardinal Golf Course’s most fun-filled and challenging events, the Greenskeeper Revenge tournament is set for Aug. 14 at 9 a.m. It is open to all eligible players. The format is a four-person scramble; make your own teams. The cost is $35 for members and $50 for all others. The fee includes golf, a cart, a box lunch, beverages and prizes. Paid registration is required by Aug. 12. There is a $5 surcharge for payment after the deadline. For more info, call 804-734-2899.
4th Annual Poker Run | Aug. 14
A motorcycle poker run is set for Aug. 14 starting at the American Legion Riders Two Rivers Chapter 146 hall in Hopewell (217 E. City Point Road). Registration is open from 9-10 a.m. Breakfast will be available for purchase at the starting point. At the conclusion of the ride, there will be a cookout lunch, prizes for the best and worst hands and raffle prizes. The cost is $20 for riders and $5 for passengers. Proceeds will benefit the Crater Community Hospice Family Respite Program. For further information, call 804-526-4300.
Wings and Wheels | Aug. 14
A Wings and Wheels aviation and automobile showcase event is set for Aug. 14, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., at KPTB Dinwiddie Airport, 6775 Beck Chappell Drive, North Dinwiddie. The event will feature a fly-in, live music, food trucks and more. Guests also will have an opportunity to check out the famous World War II-era Spitfire Warbird. The admission cost is $10 for adults and $7 for military, seniors and first responders. It’s free for kids under 12. Additional details are available on the event website, www.dinwiddiewingsandwheels.eventbrite.com.
Cornhole Tournament | Aug. 14
Prizes are awarded to the top two teams at this HideAway club event that takes place on the second and fourth Saturday of the month. Team signup starts at 4 p.m., and the tournament starts at 4:30 p.m. Participation is free. Beverages are available for purchase from the club. For further details, call 804-734-1755.
Family and MWR Toga Night | Aug. 14
This special evening at the HideAway club will feature music and drink specials. All guests are encouraged to show up in their toga costume creations. Doors open at 6 p.m., and there is no cover charge. The HideAway is located on 5th Street, adjacent to the Outdoor Recreation Center. For further details, call 804-734-1755.
Anger Management Class | Aug. 17
Presented by the ACS Family Advocacy Program, this one-hour session breaks down the process in which we allow ourselves to get angry, and teaches techniques to intercept the emotion before it becomes and impulsive behavior with irreversible consequences. The free class starts at noon in the ACS facility on Mahone Avenue. Participants are welcome to bring their lunch. For further info and signup, call 804-734-6381.
Farmers Market Youth Vendor Day | Aug. 18
Community members are encouraged to support young entrepreneurs who have been invited to sell crafts, artwork and other non-food-related products at the Aug. 18 Chesterfield Farmers Market. The usual adult vendors will participate as well. The farmers market is where individuals can find local produce, unique decorative items, handmade clothing and crafts, and more. The market takes place from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 15 in the Mimms Loop county complex area just off Lori Road. Follow the event on Facebook at CFitFarmersMarket.
Outdoor Adventure Day | Aug. 21
Signup is underway for a fun-filled trip to Pocahontas State Park where participants can enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and more. All equipment is provided. Participants must be 18 or older. The cost is $30 for biking or kayaking or $50 for both. Participants will need to pack a lunch and water. Limited transportation is available, and the departure time from the Outdoor Recreation Center is 8:30 a.m. For registration and other details, call 804-765-2212.
Women’s Equality Observance | Aug. 26
All community members are invited to watch or attend the Women’s Equality Day Observance set for Aug. 26, 11 a.m., at the Lee Theater. The livestream will appear on the Ordnance School Facebook page. The guest speaker will be Sydney A. Smith, Army Logistics University President. For additional information, contact Capt. Nathan Miller at email@example.com
Equality Day Talk | Aug. 26
Retired Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder will share stories about women heroes of the Greatest Generation during a special presentation organized by the Army Women's Museum in recognition of the August Women's Equality Day observance. Eder has authored a book titled "The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line," highlighting the women who broke stereotypes and help secure the allied victory of World War II by doing so. The event can be watched via MS Teams.
Paper Lantern Play | Aug. 26
Youngsters in grades 1-3 are invited to Magnolia Grange's "Paper Lantern Play" craft activity set for Aug. 26 at noon. Participants will create a Chinese-style lantern that was often imported by U.S. traders and displayed in Colonial homes. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 24 for this free program. Magnolia Grange is located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road, Chesterfield. For further details and signup, call 804-748-1498.