The Fort Leavenworth Thrift Shop, 1025 Sheridan Drive, is open 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday by appointment only. To make an appointment, call (913) 651-6768.

The Combined Arms Research Library “Cat in the Hat” Storywalk continues through 4 p.m. March 15.

The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Auto Craft Shop and Outdoor Equipment Rental are closed through March 18.

Leisure Travel Services has discounted Kansas City Zoo tickets available. Cost is $14 per person for ages 3 years and older. For more information, call 684-1704.

Registration is now open for the Online Soldier Showdown II. Compete in weekly qualifiers and monthly tournaments playing Fortnite, Rocket League and Warzone. Tournaments are open to Army National Guard, Army Reserve and active-duty soldiers, as well as active-duty service members stationed on Army joint bases. For more information, visit www.armymwr.com/esports.

The Fort Leavenworth Spouses’ Club Family Movie Night is at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the B&B Theatres, 225 Delaware St., Leavenworth, Kan. Cost is $5 per person and guests can choose to watch “Lego Movie 2” or “The Wizard of Oz.” There will be a limited number of seats available to allow for social distancing. Masks must be worn at all times. To register, visit https://form.jotform.com/210477243564052. For more information, e-mail Kristine Krivensky at 2vpFLSC@gmail.com.

The Fort Leavenworth Tax Assistance Center is open with limited services. Active-duty service members E-6 and below, Gold Star families and families of deployed service members eligible for legal assistance are eligible to use the Tax Center. To schedule an appointment, call 684-4932

Military OneSouce offers free income tax preparation assistance for all service members. Visit https://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-legal/tax-resource-center/ or call (800) 342-9647.

Veterans and retirees who qualify as low income can use the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs through various agencies in the Leavenworth community. For more information, visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/find-a-location-for-free-tax-prep.

The Fort Leavenworth Stray Facility needs adult volunteers to help cover daily care shifts, which include walking dogs, cleaning kennels and more. Apply on the Volunteer Management Information System at https://vmis.armyfamilywebportal.com. Call (913) 684-4939 or e-mail fortleavenworthstrayfacility@gmail.com for more information.

The next Family Life Marriage Resilience Class “Marital Resiliency” is 6-8 p.m. March 19 virtually or in-person at Pioneer Chapel. Snacks, drinks and a meal will be provided at no cost. Child care is not provided. The program will also be shown on Facebook live on the Fort Leavenworth Multicultural Gospel Service Facebook page. To register, call (913) 680-7336.

The final sessions of “Vertical Marriage,” presented by Cru Military and the Fort Leavenworth Chapel are at 6:30 p.m. April 9 and May 7. Sessions are offered in-person and virtually. For more information and to register, visit https://forms.gle/ppFqJ9ys8PkTJExU7.

Gym hours are 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The gyms are reserved 5-9 a.m. for active-duty only. Gruber Fitness Center will close for deep cleaning from 9-10 a.m., 1-2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Harney Sports Complex and the (bubble gym) Annex will close for deep cleaning from 10-11 a.m., 2-3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Sherman Gate is open 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for outbound traffic only.
Harrold Youth Center’s Virtual After-School Programming is back in session. Classes are open to children in sixth through 12th grades. Classes and workshops are offered in STEM, knitting, photography, Dungeons and Dragons, ukulele and more. For more information, call 684-5118.

The Combined Arms Research Library dropbox on the west side of the building near Smith Lake is now open. Additionally, overdue notifications will be sent out for all checked-out items. Door-side pick-up for library materials is also available. To request materials, visit https://carlcgsc.libwizard.com/f/PatronPullRequest and fill out the form.

The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation website is updated with information on gym and pool hours, restaurant availability and more. Visit https://leavenworth.armymwr.com/.

Resources for off-post child care include ChildCare Aware at https://www.childcareaware.org/fee-assistancerespite /military-families/army/ and the Family Conservancy at https://www.thefamilyconservancy.org/.

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