SPRING BOOT CAMP XTREME

Estep Spring Boot Camp Xtreme, a six-week program that is an intense mix of the three major fundamentals of fitness: cardio, strength and agility. Classes will be from 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through May 26. The cost is $125 for the six-week BCX session, one free fitness class of your choice at Estep, a BCX Survivor T-shirt and an Estep BCX Survival Kit. For more information, call 270-798-4464.

APSU HOSTS OPEN EXHIBIT

Austin Peay State University’s Department of Art and Design will host the 2017 U.S. Bank Open Exhibition through Saturday at 416 College St., Clarksville. This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information contact Michael Dickins, gallery director, at dickinsm@apsu.edu.

CLEANUP AT ROBERT CLARK PARK

Clarksvillians are encouraged to join in the beautification of one of the City’s favorite blueway access points. The City of Clarksville’s Parks and Recreation is hosting a cleanup from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Robert Clark Park, 1449 Tiny Town Road. Groups as well as individuals are welcome to participate. To pre-register for the Park Cleanup, visit CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec. However, pre-registration is not necessary to participate in this opportunity, walk-ups are welcomed. Trash bags will be provided but participants may want to bring their own gloves.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING CLASS

Fort Campbell Outdoor Recreation Adventure Programs has partnered with Gardner Indoor Pool to offer a group fitness class featuring stand up paddle boards from 9 until 10 a.m. Saturday at Gardner Indoor Pool. The class will cost $10. For registration and more information call 270-412-7855.

CAREER SKILLS PROGRAM

 Fort Campbell’s Career Skill Programs will host briefings May 9 and May 23 in Classroom 2 of the Milton A. Lee Soldier for Life Center for the following programs:

•8-8:45 a.m. – U.A. Veterans in Piping.

•9-9:45 a.m. – ComStar, Telecommunications Tower and Site Tech.

•10-10:45 a.m. – Microsoft - Software and Systems Academy.

•11-11:30 a.m. – Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship and WorkForce Essentials Internship.

•11:30-12:15 p.m. – Operation Next.

•12:30-1 p.m. – Mechatronics.

•1-1:45 p.m. – CDL Program Hopkinsville Community College.

•2-2:45 p.m. – Hiller Transition to Trades.

 The CSP also will host a mini job fair from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday and May 16 in the lobby of the Milton A. Lee Soldier for Life Center. For more information call 270-798-7005, 270-798-4974 or 270-798-6511.

CAREER SKILLS PROGRAM GRADUATION CEREMONY

Fort Campbell’s Career Skills Programs will host a graduation ceremony for Hiller Transition to Trade at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Staff Sgt. Glenn H. English Jr. Army Education Center Auditorium, 202 Bastogne Ave. For more information call 270-798-4974.

REGISTRATION FOR 50 PLUS GAMES

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is now registering adults 50 years of age and older for the Clarksville Parks and Recreation 50 Plus Games. Registration continues through May 5. This year’s games will be May 16-20 at various locations around Clarksville including the Pinnacle Bowling Center, Swan Lake Sports Complex, Austin Peay’s Foy Center, D and D Blacklight Mini Golf, Rossview High School track and Crow Recreation Center. Participants will face off for bragging rights, as well as medals in more than 20 events including shuffleboard, table tennis, horseshoes, track & field, corn hole, basketball free throw, pickle ball and glow-in-the-dark mini golf.

Participants who register on or before Friday qualify for the Early Bird Rate of $25.  The cost to register April 22 through May 6 is $30. The registration fee includes a complimentary event T-shirt, swag bag and dinner ticket. Interested participants can register online at CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec. Registration is also available in-person at Clarksville Parks and Recreation, 102 Public Square, or at any of the three recreation centers.

ADULT SWIM LESSONS

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is offering sessions of free swim lessons to any interested adult ages 18 years and older at New Providence Pool, 168 Cunningham Lane. Classes are from 6 until 6:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pre-registration is required. Register for the program at www.CityofClarksville.com/ParksRec, in person at New Providence Pool, or by calling 931-645-7476.

•Monday – April 28: Developing Strokes: Swimmers who would like to receive helpful tips for the four competitive strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.

 BACH OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS OPEN HOUSE

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Occupational Therapy team will host an open house for patients and staff from noon until 2 p.m. Friday at BACH. BACH’s OT team joins other occupational therapists across the nation, celebrating Occupational Therapy Month and a century of occupational therapy, as they share how they customize treatment programs to improve patients’ performance of daily activities within their clinic. For more information call 270-956-0479 or 270-798-8865.

TURKEY BAY OHV CLEAN-UP DAY

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is hosting its annual Turkey Bay off-highway vehicle area clean-up day from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will engage in a variety of facility and trail maintenance projects. A required safety briefing will begin at 9 a.m. at the Turkey Bay gatehouse. Volunteers should bring lunch, water and an OHV. All other materials and tools will be provided. In the event of inclement weather or wet weather closure, the clean-up day will not be rescheduled. For more information, contact Kyle Varel at 270-924-2031.

NEW HOURS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTERS

Three Fort Campbell physical fitness centers will change their hours of operation effective today. The following centers will be open from 5 a.m. until 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. They will be closed weekends, days of no scheduled activities and holidays:

•Clarksville Base PFC

•Gertsch PFC

•Olive PFC

 BLOOD DONATION OPPORTUNITIES

The American Red Cross Tennessee Valley Blood Region is hosting two blood drives. The first is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday at the Fort Campbell Exchange, 2840 Bastogne Ave. The second is from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday at the American Red Cross, 1760 Madison St., Clarksville.

Donated blood is perishable and must constantly be replenished to keep up with hospital patient need. Red blood cells are the blood component most frequently transfused by hospitals and must be used within 42 days of donation. Whole blood can be donated every 56 days, up to six times a year.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767.

CLARKSVILLE’S SUMMER YOUTH PROGRAM

Clarksville Parks and Recreation is implementing online registration for the 2017 Summer Youth Program. Parents in search of a free, fun and rewarding summer camp can register children, ages 6-16, online for the Summer Youth Program. Registration is ongoing and ends on June 1. During this six-week program, which starts June 5, school gymnasiums are modified to a recreation center setting that provides daily table games, tournaments, arts and crafts, lunch and other special activities free of charge. There are 15 total Summer Youth Program sites. To register for the Summer Youth Program, visit www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec. For more information, call 931-645-7476.

SPOUSE USAJOBS PREP

Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, 2601 Indiana Ave., offers Spouse USAJOBS Prep classes from 9 until 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, and June 27. Learn how to navigate the USAJOBS website and the USAJOBS application manager. Registration is required. For more information, call 270-798-4412.

RESUME FOR RESULTS

Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program is offering a Resume for Results class from 10 a.m. until noon May 10 and June 14 at ACS, 2601 Indiana Ave. For registration and more information, call 270-798-4412.

EARLY SQUIRREL SEASON BEGINS

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area’s 2017 spring squirrel hunting season will open May 13-June 11, in Tennessee and May 20-June 16, in Kentucky.  

Hunters must have a valid Kentucky or Tennessee state hunting license for the state in which they are hunting. Hunters age 16 and older must also have a Land Between the Lakes Hunter Use Permit. These are available online, 24/7 at www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/. They are also available during regular business hours at North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, and wherever Kentucky and Tennessee state hunting licenses are sold.

Hunters must abide by all applicable regulations and stay within legal hunting areas. The Tennessee daily bag limit is 10 with a possession limit of 20, and in Kentucky, the limits are 6 and 12, respectively. Hunters are strongly encouraged to use a tick repellent containing permethrin during these seasons.

To find more information about Land Between the Lakes, log on to the official website at www.landbetweenthelakes.us or call 800-LBL-7077 or 270-924-2000.

USA JOBS PREP

Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program, 2601 Indiana Ave., offers USAJOBS Prep classes from 9 until 11 a.m. May 3 and 17; and June 7 and 21. Learn how to navigate the USAJOBS website and the USAJOBS application manager. Registration is required. For more information, call 270-798-4412.

DRIVER’S EDUCATION AT SKIESUNLIMITED

 SKIESUnlimited offers driver’s education classes for teenagers ages 15-17. The cost is $330 per student and includes the student workbook, 30 hours of classroom education and six hours of behind the wheel training. All participants must be registered with Child and Youth Services prior to enrolling. Classes are available on post and off post.

Weekday class schedule:

•May 29-June 1

•June 5-8

•June 19-22

•July 3-6

•July 17-20

Saturday class schedule

•May 6-27

•June 3-24

•July 1-22

•Aug. 5-26

 Enroll online at webtrac.mwr.amy.mil. For more information, call 270-412-5811.

TEEN HIRING FAIR

Fort Campbell Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program will hold a Teen Hiring Fair from 1:30 until 3:30 p.m. May 4 at Fort Campbell High School. For more information call 270-798-4412.     

ABANDONED VEHICLE AND MWR EQUIPMENT OPEN BID AUCTION

 Fort Campbell Morale, Welfare and Recreation will hold an open bid auction for abandoned vehicles and MWR equipment at 8 a.m. April 29. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have cash or a credit card. For more information, call 270-956-1611.

FREE SUMMER RIDES FOR YOUTH

Clarksville Transit System and the City of Clarksville are offering free summer transportation to youth ages 18 and under from May 30 through Aug. 31. To ride, youth must have a valid CTS Youth or Student ID. For more information call 931-553-2429.  

SKIESUNLIMITED DANCE CLASSES

Fort Campbell Child and Youth Services, SKIESUnlimited is now offering dance classes for ages 18 months to 18 years. Class sessions are held by the month. They are currently offering Ballet and Tap and will be adding Jazz and Hip-Hop. Classes cost vary based on the length of the class. Registration is online through WebTrac or in person at SKIESUnlimited, 3411 Bastogne Ave. For more information, call 270-412-5811.

SPROUTING GROWERS

Aspiring  farmers can take Sprouting Growers, a workshop series that provides information on business planning and management, vegetable and small fruit production and direct marketing skills. The  workshop sessions will be held from 6 until 9 p.m. Tuesdays and 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturdays through April at the Montgomery County Extension office at 1030 Cumberland Heights Road, Clarksville. Registration is $100 for all five sessions and $25 per session. A limited number of scholarships will be offered to veterans, active duty or transitioning Soldiers or spouses. For more information contact Karla Kean at 931-648-5725 or kkean@utk.edu or kkean1@tnstate.edu.

NEW HOURLY CHILD CARE FACILITY

The new Fitness Hourly Child Care facility, 2187 13 1/2 St., has quality child care for ages 6 weeks to 10 years old and can be used by active-duty service members, DOD civilian employees, DOD contractors and military retirees. Reservations can be made for up to three hours per day while parents take care of whatever they need to that day – work out, make an appointment, run an errand or just have some “me time.”

Registered patrons can use the facility for any purpose up to three hours per day (cannot exceed three hours) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Orientations are held every Monday at noon at the Family Resource Center. For more information, call 270-461-5513.

ARMY 101

Fort Campbell Army Community Service Army Family Team Building will host Army 101 twice per month. Each class is two days for four hours each day. Army 101 provides the basics of Army knowledge and gives the participant the tools to begin an informed, self-aware Army experience. Registration is required prior to attending this class.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the following dates at Army Community Service, 2601 Indiana Ave.:

May 8-9 and May 15-16. For registration or more information, call 270-798-4800.

 KEEPING IT R.E.A.L.

The Fort Campbell Army Community Service Resilience Training Program will offer the “Keeping it R.E.A.L.” class from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Family Resource Center. For registration or more information, call 270-412-5500.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED

Fort Campbell Child and Youth Services Youth Sports needs volunteer coaches for pre-K through eighth grade spring soccer and fourth grade through eighth grade will be needed through May. All volunteers receive free training and will be certified through the National Alliance of Youth Sports. All volunteers must complete a background check. To submit an application, visit the CYS Youth Sports and Fitness Office at Taylor Youth Center. For more information, call 270-798-6355.

WEEK OF THE EAGLES

Week of the Eagles will be celebrated May 19-25 at Fort Campbell in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the 101st Airborne Division. Week of the Eagles will be open to Soldiers, Families, retirees, veterans and members of the Fort Campbell community. The schedule is as follows:

May 19 – Division Run

May 19 – Concert and Golden Knights demonstration

May 20 – Air Assault Open House and Community Fair

May 22 – Legacy Golf Tournament at Cole Park

May 22 – Rendezvous BBQ at Cole Park Commons

May 22 – Sports and Combatives

May 23 – Best Air Assault Soldier

May 23 – Marksmanship Competition

May 23 – Sports and Combatives

May 23 – Memorial Ceremony

May 24 – CDR vs. CSM softball

May 24 – Sports and Combatives

May 24 – Honor Eagle

May 25 – Division Review

May 25 – CDRs cup/NCO of the Year awards ceremony

*Event times and dates are subject to change.

ARMY OFFICER CANDIDATE SCHOOL REUNION

The Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association 2017 Reunion will be May 7-11 in Columbus, Georgia. For more information call Nancy Ionoff at 813-917-4309 or visit https://www.ocsalumni.org/events/cart.php?id=1.

GEAR TO GO HOURS

Gear to Go will be open 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday and will be closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, call 270-798-3919.

NCT SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

The Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St., Nashville, is accepting applications for drama camps for ages 4-18. For more information, call 615-252-4675 or visit  www.nashvillechildrenstheatre.org/summer-camps. For families seeking financial assistance, visit the Financial Assistance page for registration information. If you are applying for assistance, do not enroll online.