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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.  Community groups seeking volunteer support from Fort Lee can submit a request to susan.n.garling.civ@mail.mil.

Free Fitness Classes | All Month

An assortment of Fort Lee Family and MWR fitness classes are available for free throughout the month of January! Authorized FMWR patrons can enjoy popular sessions like Spin Cycling, HIIT and Zumba. They are regularly priced at $7 per class or ten for $35, so the more you participate, the more you’ll save! Additional information about the classes can be found at lee.armymwr.com. Those with questions may also call 804-765-3070.

Lee Theater Group Auditions | Jan. 8

Youth actors, grades K-8, who would like to be considered for a part in the upcoming Lee Playhouse production “Artistocats Kids” are invited to tryouts on Dec. 2, 9 a.m., in the Lee Theater on Mahone Avenue. Nineteen roles are available. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song and be dressed for dance movement. No performers are paid. Rehearsals begin immediately after casting. For further details, call 804-734-6629.

Build a Resume Workshop | Jan. 8

The Military Spouse Professional Network will conduct a Build Your Own Resume Workshop at Liberty Chapel on Jan. 8, starting at 10 a.m. The event is open to all adult military family members who have access to Fort Lee. Participants should bring a laptop so they can work on their resumes during the session. For additional information, send an email to ftlee@hiringourheroes.org. Learn more about the MSPN group at www.Facebook.com/groups/mspnftlee.

Benedict Arnold’s Raid on Richmond | Jan. 8

A free guest speaker and interpretive program, followed by a walking tour, is set to take place Jan. 8 at St. John’s Church in Richmond. The topic of the presentation that starts at 10 a.m. is Benedict Arnold’s Raid on Virginia’s capital city. The speakers also will provide insights into the life and times of Virginians in the 18th century. The walking tour of approximately 1.5 miles starts at 2:30 p.m. It is limited to 40 people, so signup is encouraged. St. John’s Church is located at 2401 East Broad Street. For additional information, call 804-648-5015.

Family Magic Show | Jan. 8

The Chesterfield County Public Library system will present a virtual program – the Abracadabra Family Magic Show – on Jan. 8 from 2-3 p.m. Participants will learn how to perform cool tricks they can show off to family and friends. There is no cost to participate, but registration is required. The program will be presented on Zoom. Those interested can sign up at chesterfield.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=33137&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/01/06.

Dinner and Discipleship Resumes | Jan. 12

The weekly Dinner and Discipleship gatherings at Memorial Chapel resume Jan. 12. Held each Wednesday, the evenings include a free catered meal followed by small group classes focused on a wide range of topics including Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, marriage care, a Great Truths of the Bible study and much more. Free childcare also is provided. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. For further information and class signup, call 804-734-6483.

Virtual Scavenger Hunt | Jan. 14

Teens can take a trip back in time during the Escape to the History Museum Virtual Scavenger Hunt presented by the Chesterfield County Public Library. The event is set for Jan. 14, 7-8 p.m. Participants will work with their viewing friends to find artifacts and explore cool locations like Amelia Earhart’s cockpit, Teddy Roosevelt’s house and the rooms in the Underground Railroad. On the day of the event, an invite to the Zoom URL will sent to those who register at chesterfield.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=33143&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/01/06.

Kids Craft Hour | Jan. 18

The Army Community Service New Parent Support Program is planning to conduct a craft hour for kids every first and third Tuesday of the month at the ACS main building on Mahone Avenue. The activity will include an array of painting, coloring and building projects. For additional info and signup, call 804-734-6388.

Southside from the Heart | Jan. 20

Knitters and crocheters of any age or skill level are welcome to join the Southside from the Heart community support group that meets regularly at the Hopewell Public Library, 209 E. Cawson Street. The next meeting is Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. - noon. Products produced by the group are donated to non-profits that assist financially challenged individuals in the local community. For further details, call 804-458-6329.

Personal Spending Plan Class | Jan. 20

Experts from the Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program will discuss the key components of developing and following an effective personal spending plan during a two-hour presentation starting at 11 a.m. in the main ACS facility on Mahone Avenue. All adult community members may participate in monthly ACS training sessions. To register for any FRP class, call 804-765-3800.

Dr. Martin Luther King Observance | Jan. 20

Robert “Rick” Harney, Dean of the Logistics Leader College at ALU, will be the featured speaker at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance in the Lee Theater on Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. The program also will feature a performance of “Life Every Voice and Sing,” a recital of King’s I Have a Dream speech and a slide presentation with highlights of the historical figures many accomplishments. For additional details, call Capt. Tony Ross at 804-765-0958.

Running Clinic | Jan. 22

A certified fitness instructor will share her knowledge of running techniques – including improved performance and injury avoidance – during a special presentation set for Jan. 22, 9-11 a.m., at MacLaughlin Fitness Center. Participants are asked to wear running gear so they can take part in the practice drills planned for the session. The cost is $35 per person, and individuals must register prior to the day of the event. For further details, call 804-765-3070.

Resume Workshop | Jan. 25

This online session held from 9 a.m. – noon is open to all transitioning military members, spouses, family members and civilians. Participants will receive tips on fine-turning objectives, describing a work history, highlighting marketable skills, and more. For registration, call 757-550-1766 or 804-734-6612 or send an email to usarmy.lee.id-training.mbx.fort-lee-tap-center@mail.mil.

Tax Refund Tips | Jan. 27

Helpful tips for maximizing 2020 tax refunds will be shared at this Financial Readiness Program class to be held at 11 a.m., Jan. 27, in the main ACS facility on Mahone Avenue. The session will be focused on wise investing for yourself and your future. All FRP training sessions are free and open to the entire community. The registration deadline is the Tuesday before each class date. For signup, call 804-765-3800.