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What's happening on Fort Riley in September

The Outdoor Chapel is where the Suicide Prevention Month Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sep 4, 2012.
The Outdoor Chapel is where the Suicide Prevention Month Candlelight Vigil will be held on Sep 4, 2012.
by Sara Crusade

Looking for something to do around Fort Riley this month… check out what the MWR has planned:

There will be a Fall Festival held at the post library on September 8th from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM. The Fall Festival for Fort Riley families will include caramel apples, warm apple cider, and wagon rides provided by the Color Guard. For more information on this event, contact 785-239-5305.

Comedy Night returns to Rally Point on September 8th at 8:00 PM. Comics performing for this show will be; Brannan Murphy, Matt Melnurs, Cam Thompson and Matt Keck, as the Headliner. The show does contain adult content and you must be 18 years old or older to attend. For more information on the show, contact 785-784-5434.

If physical activity is your thing; the Splash-N-Dash Triathlon will be held on September 8th at the Custer Hill pool. There is a $25 registration fee per individual, or $50 fee for a team of three. Registration packets can be picked up the day of the event from 6:00 AM-7:00 AM, and the race starts at 7:20 AM. Registration closes September 5th at 4:00 PM. To get more information, contact 785-239-2172.

Dog owners will enjoy Speedos and Fidos on September 9th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Custer Hill pool. Dog owners can enjoy swimming with their pooches. To participate, owners must show proof of rabies vaccination and local registration. More information, contact 785-239-5860.

The 24/7 Dad Workshop on September 10 & 11, provides dads an opportunity to learn tools for engaging with their children and families. It is touted as a unique, innovative and comprehensive two-day course. The course runs from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM both days. To get more information on participation, contact 785-239-9435.

It’s time for the Fall Skeet League, beginning September 12 and running through October 17. This Wednesday night league lasts for six weeks and meets from 4:00 PM-8:00 PM. The cost is $75 per person, which includes a t-shirt, but excludes the cost of ammo. Registration is limited, so sign up early by contacting Outdoor Recreation at 785-239-9058.

The Fall Apple Days Festival takes place September 22 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on the Historic Main Post. The event will be filled with food , fun, and learning opportunities with activities such as; a petting zoo, an expo tent, the Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard encampment and demonstrations, fire and safety displays, representatives from the Army Substance Abuse Program, an obstacle course, wellness tent, ATV rides, weapons firing, and food provided by the Family Readiness Groups. There will also be apple pies for sale. For more information, call 785-239-6398.

For further information on all the great activities for soldiers, their families, and DoD civilians, visit Morale, Welfare and Recreation online.

The third annual Suicide Prevention Month Candlelight Vigil will be held on September 4 at the Outdoor Chapel, off 1st Division Road, at 7:00 PM. The event is open to the public. At the previous candlelight vigils, survivors have shared their stories, and a “ghostly formation” has been set up; a representation of soldiers who have committed suicide over the previous year. The Suicide Prevention Program is located atop Custer Hill at 7424 Apennines Drive, on the third floor.


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