Mud run, motorcycle event highlight happenings

OLD IRONSIDES MUD CHALLENGE >> The fifth annual event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13 at the Air Assault Obstacle Course. The 4-mile course will feature more than 16 obstacles. The race is open to youths and adults. However, participants who are younger than 18 must compete with a parent or guardian.

Early sign-ups are being accepted at Soto, Milam and Stout physical fitness centers and online at raceroster.com.

Early registration costs $ 20 for active duty and those who are 14 and younger, $ 25 for Fort Bliss ID cardholders and $ 35 for all others. Early sign-ups end May 10. There will be an additional $ 10 fee for race-day sign-ups. Information: 744-5785.

MOTORCYCLE RUN >> The German Motorcycle Club will have its 30th anniversary bike run April 30. Registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the day of the event at Barnett Harley-Davidson, 8272 Gateway East. The ride starts at Barnett and finishes at Handlebars, 1731 N. Lee Trevino. The cost is $ 10 per rider or $ 15 per couple. Proceeds will benefit the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.

FITNESS THROWDOWN AND OUTDOOR EXPO >> The Soto Physical Fitness Center will host the two events from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The Fitness Throwdown is open to active duty, reservists, retirees, spouses, dependents and Department of Defense civilians. Registration costs $ 15 and can be done at Soto or Stout physical fitness centers. On the day of the event, sign-ups will be accepted at Soto only.

The competition will be separated by male and female athletes according to age groups. It will consist of five events testing strength, endurance and speed.

The Outdoor Expo will be held at the same time with local vendors and experts sharing knowledge about hiking trails and safe hiking practices in the desert. The free expo is open to anyone. Information: 744-5788.

SPRING FLING CARNIVALS >> The El Paso chapter of the 82nd Airborne Division Association will have two Spring Fling Carnivals from Friday through April 30 to raise money for its scholarship fund.

The simultaneous carnivals will be held on the Cowtown Boots property, 11451 Gateway West, and at the Outlet Shoppes at El Paso, 7051 S. Desert Blvd.

Hours are: 5 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday; 1 p.m. to midnight on Saturday; and 1 to 11 p.m. on Sunday. Both locations will be offering discounts.

Information: 240-8104 or JohCeb@msn.com.

RIGHT ARM NIGHT >> The next Right Arm Night will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Pershing Pub. The event will feature free snacks, drink specials and a chance to socialize after work. Information: 781-6809.

TRADER’S MARKET >> Old Fort Bliss Replica will host a Trader’s Market on Fridays starting this Friday through Aug. 25. The event will run from 4 to 6 p.m. and includes food, crafts and demonstrations from vendors.

Booth space is free, but vendors must provide their own tables, signs and a change fund. The market will be closed on federal and training holidays. Information: 588-8482.

RETIRED OFFICERS’ WIVES’ CLUB >> The Retired Officers’ Wives’ Club will meet at noon on May 16 at the Centennial Club. Meredith Kelley will present “An Introduction to Facebook.” The cost is $ 18 and reservations are required by noon on May 12. Information: 759-9728.

UNDERWOOD SPECIALS >> Golfers can book a new golf tournament through April for anytime in 2017 and receive a discount. For military units, the cost is $ 25 per golfer and $ 30 per golfer for nonmilitary tournaments that are booked. The price includes green fees, cart fees and lunch. The discount cannot be used for tournaments that are already under contract. Information: 568-1059.

EARLY BIRD GOLF >> The Underwood Golf Complex will have early bird specials from 6 to 9 a.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 31. During those times, it costs $ 15 to play nine holes, and the price includes a cart. Information: 568-1059.

BOATING EDUCATION CLASS >> The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29 and again on May 6 at the Soldier Activity Center. This free one-day course is presented by New Mexico State Parks marine enforcement officers. The class is designed for anyone who wants to operate a power boat. It is nationally accredited and meets the requirements of nearly every state.

Upon completion, students will receive a boater education card that never expires, a certificate of completion and a coupon for two nights of camping for the price of one at a New Mexico state park. Space is limited and registration is required at boatnm.com. Information: 744-1532.

FAMILY DAY AT WALL >> The Soldier Activity Center is having open climbing on its indoor climbing wall from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. The event is open to climbers age 4 and older, based on equipment requirements. The event is free for active duty and $ 4 for all others. Information: 744-1532.

BIGGS LASER TAG >> Biggs Park will host laser tag for all ages from 8 to 10 p.m. May 12. The cost is $ 10 per person and includes equipment rental. Information: 744-1532.

JUST BECAUSE DAY >> A free family event is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. May 13 at the Old Fort Bliss Replica. It is open to all Department of Defense ID cardholders and their guests. The event will include “extreme” inflatables, games, a DJ, face painting and color explosions every hour. Attendees are urged to wear proper attire because color explosions may end up staining clothing. Information: 588-8247.

MOTHER’S DAY AT CENTENNIAL >> The Centennial Club will have its Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14. The cost is $ 22.95 for adults, $ 11.95 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Reservations are required. Choice of champagne, wine or mimosas is included for adults age 21 and older. Information: 744-8427.

MOTHER’S DAY AT UNDERWOOD >> Underwood Golf Complex will have a Mother’s Day buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14. The cost is $ 19.95 for adults, $ 10.95 for children ages 5 to 10 and free for children ages 4 and younger. Reservations are required. Information: 568-1059.

MOTHER’S DAY AT ROD AND GUN CLUB >> The Rod and Gun Club will host a Mother’s Day breakfast on May 14 with seating at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $ 12.95 for adults, $ 6.95 for ages 5 to 10 and free for those ages 4 and younger. Information: 568-2983.

— Compiled by David Burge

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