FORT LEE, Va. (April 20, 2017) -- 

Last Call for OCS 75th Celebration | May 7-11

Registration will close soon for the Army Officer Candidate School 75th Anniversary Celebration and 2017 Reunion set for May 7-11, in Columbus, Ga.

The event will be held at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave. It includes a Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, alumni banquet, reunion dinner, memorial dedication, demonstrations and more.

For details, contact Nancy Ionoff at (813) 917-4309 or visit www.ocsalumni.org/events/cart.php?id=1.

Free Exchange Treat for Kids Who Wear Purple | April 21

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will recognize military children by offering a free treat to any youngster who wears purple to a participating Exchange restaurant April 21. Those 18 years of age or younger can participate while supplies last.

The global event is in recognition of Purple Up Day when military families worldwide don purple in celebration of Month of the Military Child. The color purple symbolizes the combined colors of all military branches. For more information, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes.

Kenner Prescription Drug Take-Back | April 29

Community members can turn in their unused and expired prescription and nonprescription medications for safe disposal April 29, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., at Kenner Army Health Clinic, building 8130. The service is free and anonymous.

The collection point will be in the front circle of the facility, along 24th Street. Unacceptable items include needles, injectables and inhalers.

For details, call (804) 734-9137.

EMD Co-Sponsoring Riverfest | April 29

The Fort Lee Environmental Management Division will co-sponsor the 2017 RiverFest celebration with Friends of the Lower Appomattox River and Petersburg April 29, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Appomattox Riverside Park in Petersburg.

The event – located at 24909 Ferndale Road – is free to the public and will feature youth fishing workshops, kayak-paddling workshops, a climbing wall, a canal history ride, a trail walk and more. The Fort Lee partnership adds several new components to the festival including an obstacle course for kids made from all reused and recycled materials. The 392nd Army Band also will perform.

For details, visit www.folar-va.org or call (804) 543-0325.

Free Dental Assistant Training

The American Red Cross is teaming up with the Fort Lee Dental Clinic to provide free dental assistant training to military members.

Dentist offices across the country are looking to hire well-qualified dental assistants. The first 3 weeks of class is lecture/course work (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.). The remainder of the training is 24-hours-a-week “hands on” experience in the dental clinic. Spaces are limited. Applications are due May 10 with orientation May 11.

For details, call Christy Carneal at (804) 731-5682 or email christy.carneal@redcross.org.

Holocaust Observance | May 4

The Fort Lee community is invited to recognize Holocaust Remembrance Day with an observance May 4, 11:30 a.m., at the Lee Theater, 4300 Mahone Avenue. Admission is free and open to the public.

Jay Ipson, 81, a Holocaust survivor and co-founder and former executive director of the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, will be the featured speaker. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, CASCOM, will be the host. The theme this year is “Learning from the Holocaust: The Strength of the Human Spirit.”

For details, call (804) 765-2083.