Hey, Dahlgren Residents! Can You Handle the Icy Chill of the 8th Annual EOD Polar Plunge?

Time to start thinking warm thoughts, Dahlgren residents! The annual EOD Warrior Foundation Polar Bear Plunge returns Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Fredericksburg Public Boat Dock. Now in its eighth year, the plunge challenges area residents to brave the icy chill of the Rappahannock River in the company of 200 fellow "plungers."

Those goosebumps will be for a good cause: The plunge benefits the EOD Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization serving injured or ill active-duty military and EOD veterans and their families. Moreover, this year's event will include a warming tent, hot drinks, a live DJ, and a costume contest, the latter awarding prizes in the categories "best group," "funniest," and "most patriotic," to name a few.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by the costume walk at 10:45 a.m. and the plunge at 11 a.m. To register for the plunge in advance, follow this link!

8th Annual EOD Warrior Foundation Polar Bear Plunge
11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015
Fredericksburg Public Boat Dock
207 Sophia Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 554-4550
www.eodwarriorfoundation.org/events/events/view/93

Mark Your Calendars, Dahlgren Residents! The King George Fall Festival Returns October 11!

Clear a spot in your calendars, Dahlgren residents! The annual King George Fall Festival returns Saturday, October 11, bringing with it fall fun for the whole family. This year's festival theme is "Keep'n It Country"!

Taking place at the King George County High School, this yearly event kicks off with a parade that travels down Kings Highway and ends at the high school. The school's parking lot and auditorium will host the festival's activities, which span games, rides, and a craft show to a petting zoo, live music, and inflatable bouncers for the kids. A beauty pageant and talent show will also take place during the rain-or-shine event.

Entry to the King George Fall Festival is free, but be sure to bring cash for food, drinks, and crafts!

King George Fall Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 11, 2014
10250 Kings Highway
King George, VA 22485
(540) 709-7495
www.kgfallfestival.com

King George Rabies Clinic

King George Rabies Clinic is being held in the KG Animal Control Parking lot on Saturday, September 13th from 10am-Noon. $5.00/per animal, rain or shine. Dogs and cats only-3 months and older.

Heritage Festival

Celebrate America's Birthday with a variety of family friendly activities! The Heritage Festival combines a patriotic parade, street festival, raft race, and so much more. Truly something for everybody.

Date: July 4, 2014, 7:30am to 10:30pm

​Click here for more information.

Dahlgren Families Welcome at the James Monroe Museum’s Holiday Celebration, December 7

Fredericksburg's James Monroe Museum & Memorial Library will open free to the public on Saturday, December 7, from 4-6 p.m. Warm up with hot cider, punch, and cookies before the Fredericksburg holiday parade and learn how the holidays were celebrated in Monroe's time.

A son of Westmoreland County, James Monroe was Governor of Virginia, US Ambassador to France and the fifth President of the United States, credited with significant expansion of American territory and beginning America's rise as a world power. The Museum is the country's largest collection of documents and artifacts relating to his work.

It's located at 908 Charles Street, Fredericksburg. See some history, meet new friends, and enjoy the holidays! 

Teen Night at Dahlgren

Are your kids looking for something to do?

Check out Teen Night at Dahlgren, every Friday night from 6-9 p.m. in the Youth Center. It's free, and includes activities like Billiards, Foosball, Ping Pong, Play Station, Wii, Computers, Arts & Crafts, and many more.

Come chill out, meet your friends, make new ones, and enjoy all the Youth Center has to offer.

Ages 11-18 (6th – 12th grade) are welcome. There's no need to RSVP, just show up!

Who’s Ready for a Halloween Haunt?

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First and foremost, be sure to RSVP early for this one folks! We’re planning on having a haunted outing at Kings Dominion on Saturday, October 5. Kings Dominion is famous for spreading thrills & chills. This year they’re rolling out even more Halloween and fall-themed fun with Howl-O-Fest.

Lunch will be provided; however, transportation and parking are not included. Please check the RSVP website for more information. We won’t be at the park during the evening hours, so it won’t be too scary for you and especially those young ones! In fact, our trip is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

If you’re not familiar with the Halloween Haunt, do yourself a favor and check out what it is they’re all about! Please, RSVP by Thursday, September 26, to ensure your spot to the haunting of the season. We can’t wait for all the spooky fun!

 

 

 

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Breakfast on the Go for Dahlgren Residents

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Do your kids eat breakfast? By many reports, 40% of kids don’t. But everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? Here is some proof:

  • Children who eat a healthy breakfast meet their daily nutritional needs, keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels, attend school more frequently, and make fewer trips to the school nurses office complaining of tummy aches.
  •  Kids who eat breakfast are more likely than children who skip breakfast to consume foods with adequate levels of minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamins, such as riboflavin, vitamins A, C, and B12, and folate.
  • Kids who skip breakfast do not make up for the missed calories at other meals.

So why aren’t your kids eating breakfast each day? Most likely, it is because your family is already rushed in the morning and you don’t feel like you have time to provide a nutritious breakfast. But remember that breakfast doesn’t have to mean home-made waffles or french toast every day. There are many quick and easy breakfasts that you can give your kids that are also nutritious.

With that said, we will be hosting Breakfast on the Go, Friday, September 27th  at 7:00 a.m. at the Housing Office & Caffee Circle. This is a OPEN event to Dahlgren residents! Come get it while supplies last!

photo courtesy of mrgefiles

MWR Auto Hobby Shop at Dahlgren

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The MWR Auto Hobby Shop rents a various selection of equipment for your recreational needs. Available items include: camping equipment, water activities, sports equipment and party gear. If you need transportation around the base, they have bicycles for rent also. Equipment may be rented daily or for the weekend.

Daily Prices

  • Camping Chair-$2.00
  • Coolers- $5.00-$10.00
  • 2 Man Tent-$3.00
  • 4 Man Tent-$4.00
  • Air Mattress-$4.00
  • Camp Stove-$4.00
  • LED Lantern-$4.00
  • Volleyball Set-$10.00
  • Badminton Set-$4.00
  • Horseshoe Set- $4.00
  • Badminton Set-$4.00
  • Croquet Set- $5.00
  • Kayak- $15.00
  • Canoe- $15.00
  • Jon Boat- $15.00
  • Bike and Helmet-$5.00

You can also rent a trailer for the canoes and kayaks for a weekend of fun for $30.00/daily or $50.00 for a full weekend.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Saturday 1000-1700

Sunday, Monday, Holidays Closed

Stop by 1282 Golf Lane, Bldg 1828 Dahlgren, VA 22448 or call 540-653-4900 for more prices.

 

 

 

photo courtesy of mrgefile

Awareness and Fun Day at Sealston Complex in King George

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Head over to Sealston Sports Complex in King George for a free, family-friendly Awareness and Fun Day for wounded warriors and active duty military on August 10 from noon – 4:00 p.m. The day will include music, speakers, entertainment, resource materials, games for the kids, raffles and door prizes. Families are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the day.

A number of local organizations are teaming up to sponsor the event:

  • American Legion Post 8, Unit 89
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Mid-Atlantic Chapter
  • King George County Parks and Recreation
  • King George Chapter 1616, and the UDC Virginia’s Deer Hunters Association
  • Northern Neck Chapter

Volunteers are needed to help with this event, so if you’d like to get involved contact Janice Jones at 703-887-2878. If you haven’t been to Sealston Sports Complex yet, you’re missing out on a gem. It’s a 45 acre park adjoining Sealston Elementary School that currently consists of a 10 acre multipurpose field and four baseball/softball fields.

We hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

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