Kick off the new school year at the Fort Leavenworth Teen Fest 2012 from 5-11 p.m. Aug. 10 at Merritt Lake. The event is open to the public and features live bands, a video game mobile entertainment truck, a bungee run, a hook-and-loop wall, basketball, college information tables, local organization information tables and a free photo booth. Food will be available for purchase, and the first 150 teens get a free drawstring backpack. Adults 16 and older must have a valid driver’s license or government ID to enter the post. Call 684-1655 for more information.