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.
New Parent Class | Sept. 1
“What to Expect Now That You’re Expecting” is a free class presented by the Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program in building 1231, Mahone Avenue. The session, starting at 1 p.m., will cover body changes during pregnancy, financial considerations, labor and delivery, what dads need to know to support mom, and more. To register for the class, call 804-734-6381.
Hump Day Scramble | Sept. 1
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. The top players receive prizes. The cost is $13 for members, $21 for authorized patrons and $25 for all others. The scrambles begin at 5:30 p.m. Participation is limited to the first 60 paid registrants. For signup, call 804-734-2899.
Commissary Sidewalk Sale | Sept. 2-5
Authorized patrons will find bargains on back-to-school items during the Fort Lee Commissary’s next sidewalk sale set for Sept. 2-5 during regular store hours. Categories of discounted items include lunch box snacks, beverages, pet food, baking goods, canned items, health and beauty products, and much more. Families are encouraged to shop early for the best selection. As a reminder, all customers are required to wear masks while shopping inside the store.
Playhouse Performances | Sept. 3-19
The Theater Company at Fort Lee will present its first production of the 2021-2022 main stage season over three weekends in September. Performances of the Broadway musical “They’re Playing Our Song” are set for Sept. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 8 p.m.; and Sept. 5, 12 and 19 at 3 p.m. All shows are open to the public. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for youth. For reservations or further information, call the box office at 804-734-6629 or 720-0163. Additional information about the show is available at www.army.mil/article/249711.
Prince George Farmers’ Market | Sept. 4
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 takes place from 8 a.m. - noon at Scott Park Pavilion, 6380 Scott Memorial Park Road, Prince George.
Horses for Heroes Ride | Sept. 4
Proceeds from this 8th annual event will benefit the Lonesome Dove Equestrian Center in Powhatan. The facility provides riding therapy to veterans experiencing physical and mental impairments. Registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m., with a departure time of 11 a.m. The cost is $20 per rider and $10 per passenger. The event includes lunch, live music, vendors, door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. The location is the West Creek Athletic Sport Complex, 12575 West Creek Parkway, Henrico. For other information, call 301-807-9305.
Homeschool Program Days | Sept. 4-19
Jamestown Settlement and the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown will offer discounted admission to homeschooling families, starting this weekend. Visitors will discover an immersive experience in which learning about our nation’s early history becomes memorable and fun. Both sites will offer “education stations” where individuals will find critical thinking, fact analysis and explorative challenges. Additional information about facility hours and admission costs is available at www.historyisfun.org.
Money on the Move Class | Sept. 7
The Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program hosts this free in-person training session every first Tuesday of the month from 9-11 a.m. in Room 125 of the Soldier Support Center. Topics include financial entitlements and major costs associated with PCS moves. Seats in each class are limited, so pre-registration is advised. This training is mandatory for E-4 and below and O-2 and below. For more information and signup, call 804-765-3800.
Yarn Doll Craft Workshop | Sept. 7
Open to all ages, this free crafting event will take place from 10 a.m. – noon at the Chesterfield County Museum, 6813 Mimms Loop, adjacent to the Historic Courthouse Green. This is an easy craft for all skill levels, and needed supplies are provided. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 804-768-7311.
Newcomers Orientation | Sept. 7
Service members, civilian employees and their spouses are invited to this monthly briefing in the Soldier Support Center auditorium, starting at 2 p.m. Participants will learn about various installation activities including the Exchange, Child and Youth Services, Safety, Housing, FMWR and others. All participants are required to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. For further info, call 804-454-5719.
Youth Center Reopening | Sept. 7
Child and Youth Services invites 11-to-18 year olds in the Fort Lee community to take part in the Youth Center reopening celebration set for Sept. 7, 2-6 p.m. The facility provides a safe, secure environment in which youngsters can have fun, interact with their peers and participate in a variety of activities that build fitness, life skills and leadership. The activity is free and open to those registered in the Fort Lee CYS program. Those planning to participate should register by Sept. 3. Call 804-734-2870.
Debt Elimination Class | Sept. 8
Participants of this free class at the Army Community Service facility on Mahone Avenue will learn how to calculate their debt-to-income ratio and establish an effective power pay play for debt elimination. The two-hour class begins at 11 a.m. For further info and class signup, call 804-765-3800. This is part of a series of classes offered by the ACS Financial Readiness Program to ensure individuals continue investing in themselves and their futures.
Motorcycle Rider Courses | Sept. 8, 9, 14, 22
Class slots are available for the basic, military sport bike and experienced rider courses scheduled on four dates in September at Fort Lee. These courses are a mandatory requirement for service members who ride motorcycles and/or a sport bike. The sport bike course is set for Sept. 8. Experienced rider courses are planned for Sept. 9 and 22. A basic rider class is set for Sept. 14-15. The training takes place at Motorcycle Training Area on the corner of Mahone and A avenues. Complete registration online at imc.army.mil/airs/default.aspx.
Dinner and Discipleship | Sept. 8
The fall session of Dinner and Discipleship at Memorial Chapel starts Sept. 8 and continues each Wednesday evening through Dec. 8. The range of class topics includes Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, marriage care, a Great Truths of the Bible study and much more. The evening starts with a free dinner served at 5:30 p.m. Families are welcome and plans are in the works to provide childcare after Oct. 1. For further information and class signup, call 804-734-6494.
Spouse Club Super Sign-up | Sept. 9
The Fort Lee Area Spouses’ Club invites those interested in joining the organization to a “Super Sign-up” celebration set for Sept. 9, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Memorial Chapel. There will be door prizes, product vendors and refreshments available. The FLASC offers volunteer, fundraising, recreational and teambuilding opportunities. It oversees the Fort Lee Thrift Shop. For further information and photos of FLASC activities over the past year, visit www.facebook.com/FortLeeAreaSpousesClub.
Run for the Fallen | Sept. 11
All community members are invited to participate in the 12th annual Run for the Fallen observance set for Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m. - noon, at Williams Stadium. This event pays tribute to fallen military members and acknowledges the sacrifice of surviving family members. There are 5K run and 1-mile walk courses. Retired Col. Tamatha Patterson – who lost her husband during the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon – will speak at the event. A performance by the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (Old Guard) Silent Drill Team also is part of the agenda. Further information is available at www.army.mil/article/249317.
Commonwealth Patriot Day Ceremony | Sept. 11
A special ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks is set for Sept. 11, 11 a.m., in the Heilman Amphitheater on the grounds of the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. The featured speaker will be Daniel Fauls, a U.S. Navy veteran who barely escaped injury during the attack on the Pentagon and returned the next day to assist with recovery efforts. A 380th Army Band ensemble will provide pre-ceremony music. For directions and other information, visit www.vawarmemorial.org.
Service and Remembrance Day | Sept. 11
Petersburg National Battlefield will host volunteer events at Poplar Grove National Cemetery on Sept. 11. They are open to individuals who wish to contribute to cleanup and maintenance efforts at the burial site of more than 6,000 Union soldiers. The volunteer sessions are from 9-11 a.m., and 5-7 p.m. Participants should bring gloves, a full water bottle and be dressed appropriately for the weather. The cemetery is located at 8005 Vaughan Road, Petersburg. Preregister by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nine and Wine at Cardinal Golf Club | Sept. 13
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.
Kayaking on the Appomattox | Sept. 15
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.
Vietnam War and POW/MIA Luncheon | Sept. 16
This annual event will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Lee Club. All Team Lee members are invited. The luncheon will feature remarks from retired Lt. Col. Tim Gilhoul, command historian for CASCOM, and an honor guard performing the traditional silent table ceremony. Keep an eye on social media and post-wide email for a flyer that provides further information about ticket sales.
Open Play Paintball | Sept. 18
Authorized Family and MWR patrons are invited to this special 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. event to be held at the Paintball Range adjacent to the Outdoor Recreation Center, building 15014, 5th Street. Players must be 13 years of age or older and those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The rental cost is $40, which includes a marker, air, facemask and 500 paintballs. For more information, call 804-765-2212.
Dolly Madison and the War of 1812 | Sept. 18
This special presentation at the Magnolia Grange House Museum in Chesterfield will feature Libby McNamee, a former Army JAG officer who has written two highly acclaimed books about Revolutionary War period. She has received a top award for juvenile fiction as well as other honors. The free program begins at noon. Registration is required, with a cutoff of one week prior to the event. The museum is located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road. Call 804-748-1498.
Sci-Fi and Comic-Con Night | Sept. 18
The HideAway club will host a special celebration for sci-fi and comic book fans on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes appropriate to the occasion. The evening will feature music from DJ Panama, drink specials and other fun activities. Admission is free. Guests are expected to follow COVID-19 safety protocols. For additional details, call 804-734-1755.
Blood Drive | Sept. 20
In support of the Armed Services Blood Program, Kenner Army Health Clinic is hosting a blood drive on Sept. 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., at Clark Fitness Center. All eligible donors are welcome to participate. It’s open to those who have recovered from COVID-19 and wish to donate plasma as well. Walk-ins are welcome; however, appointments may result in shorter wait times. Individuals can schedule a donation time at www.militarydonor.com (code FLVA). Military units planning to give are asked to make arrangements with an email to email@example.com.
Suicide Awareness Event | Sept. 24
A special Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month program, featuring guest speaker Jon Ganues, is set for Sept. 24, 2:30 p.m., at the Lee Theater. Maj. Gen. Mark T. Simerly, CASCOM and Fort Lee commanding general, will provide opening remarks. All military personnel, adult family members, DOD Civilians and retirees are welcome to attend. The theater is located on Mahone Avenue next to Burger King.
Backyard BBQ Competition | Sept. 25
Grace Lutheran Church in Chester invites members of the Fort Lee community to its inaugural Backyard BBQ Competition set for 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. There will be music, a classic car cruise-in, games and plenty of free, traditionally smoked pulled pork BBQ. Those with questions can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The church is located at 13028 Harrowgate Road.
World War II in the Pacific | Sept. 25-26
Presented by living historians, a two-day reenactment at Pamplin Historical Park, Petersburg, will allow visitors to experience what life was like for allied forces serving in the Pacific. The park also features the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier. The reenactment hours are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days. Pamplin Park is located at 612 Boydton Plank Rd. For directions, ticket pricing and other info, visit pamplinpark.org.