2014-05-01 / Naval Community

Naval Community Briefs

NUWC Luncheon

The next Naval Undersea Warfare Center retirees’ luncheon will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at McGovern's Family Restaurant, 310 Shove Street, Fall River, Mass. Lunch will be served at noon in the Laurel Room, entrance at the end of the building. Cost is $16. No reservations are required. Contact Bev Ferris at 401-846-4292 for more information.

Air Show to Return

The Rhode Island National Guard Open House Air Show will return to the Quonset State Airport on May 17 and 18. The show will feature aerial and static displays and activities for all ages; admission and parking are free. Gates open at 9 a.m. and the flying begins at 10 a.m. The U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will perform both days. There will be no coolers, pets or backpacks permitted. For complete programming information, visit riairshow.org.

America’s Kids Pentathlon

The annual America’s Kids Pentathlon will be held at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center on Friday, May 16, 3-5:30 p.m. The event is open to children of active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, and DoD employees. Kids (ages 5-13) can compete in five different events including running, basketball shoot out, obstacle course, and two other fitness challenges. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is open online at americaskidsrun.org. For more information, call 401-841-2883.

Boots on the Ground

The Boots on the Ground Fun Run/Walk will be held on Wednesday, May 7. This three-mile run/1.5-mile walk is open to active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, eligible family members and DoD employees and starts at noon at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center. Prizes will be awarded to top male and female finishers, and there will be door prizes and refreshments after the race. Sign up at the Chafee Fitness Center. For more information, call Anthony at 401-841-7354 or email anthony. vento@navy.mil.

Eight Bells Lecture

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, May 8, at noon, with Dr. Nicholas Tracy presenting on “A Two-Edged Sword: The Navy as an Instrument of Canadian Foreign Policy.”

In the first major study of the Royal Canadian Navy's contribution to foreign policy, Tracy takes a comprehensive look at the paradox that Canada faces in participating in a system of collective defense. Created in 1910 to support Canadian autonomy, the Royal Canadian Navy has played an important role in defining Canada's relationship with the United Kingdom, the United States, and NATO as the Navy's priorities have realigned since the end of the Cold War.

The Eight Bells series is free and open to the public, but seating is limited and advance reservations are strongly suggested. To reserve and arrange for base access, call 401-841-7276 at least one work day prior to event.

NHCNE Early Closing

Personnel utilizing Naval Health Clinic New England should be advised that the facility will secure at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 9, for a change of command ceremony. Morning appointments will be for sick call and acute care only. All hands should plan to utilize pharmacy and laboratory services before or after May 9.

The Interstate Compact and Schools

The Military Spouses of Newport will host a meeting with school liaison Janet McCarthy on Monday, May 5, to discuss the Interstate Compact and how it serves your children. Families with children in school and who may be moving soon can learn how to maximize school opportunities despite frequent moves.

The group will meet 6-8 p.m. at the Seaview Lanes Bowling Center, bldg. 656, and hold a monthly general membership meeting prior to the presentation. Contact socials@milspousenewport.org for more information.

Spouse Event

Military Spouses of Newport will head to the Drink and Dabble traveling art party on Thursday, May 8, 6:30-9 p.m. No experience is necessary and artist Charlie Hall will offer step-by-step instructions. The event will be held upstairs at Aquidneck Pizza, 27 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown. The cost is $30 for club members, $40 for non-members, and all materials will be provided. Register at milspousenewport.org.

Choristers Concert

The Newport Navy Choristers will present the annual “Proudly We Sing” concert at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, on Friday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Newport Navy League. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and children, and there is a maximum of $20 for a family of four. There will be a preconcert reception at 6 p.m. For more information, call 401-847-9414 or visit newportnavychoristers.org.

O’ Club Mother’s Day Brunch

Enjoy Mother’s Day brunch at the Officers’ Club on Sunday, May 11. Traditional favorites will be served and all hands with base access are eligible to attend. Seatings are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and advance ticketing is required. Tickets are available at the Officers’ Club between 9-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. The cost is $32 for adults, $15.50 for children ages 8-12, and $9.50 for ages 4-7. Children 3 and under are free but do require a ticket. Call 401-841-1442 for more information.

SNA 5K By The Bay

The Surface Navy Association’s annual 5K By The Bay run will be held Friday, May 16, at 5 p.m. The USATF-certified course draws runners from across New England for the scenic race around the naval station. Trophies will be awarded to the first male and female runners and best overall team, and medals will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. For more information or to register, visit sna5k.org.

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