2015-04-16 / Naval Community

Navy Community Briefs

Great Decisions Series

The Newport Council for International Visitors will conclude the Great Decisions seminars on Wednesday, April 22, at the Newport Public Library at 6:30 p.m. Paul D. Taylor, former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will present “Brazil's Metamorphosis.”

Brazil is the “B” in the acronym BRICS, five emerging economies once seen as soon-to-be superpowers. After economic troubles in the 1990s, Brazil has risen to new global prominence – it is drawing in more investment, working on global issues ranging from climate change to peacekeeping, and even hosting the 2016 Olympics. But some of Brazil’s trickiest problems - deep divisions over how to tackle serious income inequality, weak civic institutions and poor regional leadership - have held it back.

For more information, visit newportciv.org or call 401-848-5142.

Vacation Fun

Keep the kids busy during vacation at the John H. Chafee Fitness Center on Wednesday, April 22. Open swim time will be 9-11 a.m. and open rec gym runs 1:30-3 p.m.

On Thursday, April 23, the Liberty Center, Building 656, will host an all-day Pirate Party from 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Join Captain Starbucks at the free party which will include a pirate ship building contest, pirate themed snacks, and pirate games, as well as movie screenings of “The Pirates: Band of Misfits” at noon and “The LEGO Movie” at 2 p.m.

Holocaust Remembrance

Lilliane Birch, a volunteer at the Holocaust Education and Resource Center of Rhode Island, will speak at Naval Station Newport’s observance of Holocaust Days of Remembrance, Wednesday, April 29, at 11 a.m. in the Naval Justice School auditorium.

Birch was born in 1948 in France to a woman who survived the atrocities of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, and she will tell her mother’s story about the horrors of Nazi rule. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The event is open to all with routine base access.

Military Family Camp

The University of Rhode Island will once again host the 4-H sponsored Military Family Camp the weekend of July 17-19, and registration is now being accepted. This camp is free and open to military families of all ranks, branches and components with children aged 5-18. Gold Star, Wounded Warrior, and Exceptional Family Member Program families have priority. The waiting list will be adjusted to accommodate those families first, and all others after. For more information, contact Pam Martin at 401- 874-5291.

Summer Camp Registration

Registration is now being accepted for MWR Summer Camp at the School Age Care Center, Building 1297. The camp is open to children of active duty personnel, DoD civilians and contractors, ages 5 (must have completed kindergarten) through 12 years. The summer program begins on Monday, June 22, and camp hours are 6:15 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Registration will continue until programs are full.

Parents must bring a current Leave and Earnings Statement and/or paystub for all adults in the household and current documentation of the influenza vaccine to registration. Only complete registration packets will be accepted.

Fees are paid weekly and are based on total family income. A nonrefundable $50 deposit is required at registration. For more information, call 401-841-2883.

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