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Army Community Service offers fall programs and events for entire Family

Army Community Service programs support Soldiers, Family Members and Civilian Employees in maintaining readiness by coordinating and delivering comprehensive, responsive services that promote self-reliance, resiliency and stability.

Fort Drum Army Community Service programs have events this fall to meet everyone’s needs, all while offering a lot of fun!

Family Night at the Commons returns Wednesday. Join us for a Western-themed night of family fun. There will be horseback riding, line dancing, family photos, and hot dogs and hamburgers for all. Cost is just $8 for adults and ages 8 and older, and $4 for children 7 and younger.

The next Family Night will be held Oct. 18. This "spooktacular" night will feature a Halloween dance, costume parade, face painting, photos and more!

The fun kicks off each time at 5 p.m. at the Commons. Find out more at (315) 772-5914.

The International Spouse Support Group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday and celebrate Hispanic heritage with Salsa Day. Bring your favorite salsa dish and recipe to share. ACS will provide the chips. The International Spouse Group meets again Oct. 20. Sign up at (315) 772-6902 / 3241.

Join the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) on Sept. 22 for a class in child development. Learn the common developmental milestones, what to watch for, and new activities to promote healthy development.

Enroll by calling (315) 772-5488 / 0554 or online at

New this month, ACS staff members invite all to join them on a walk at 1 p.m. every Wednesday through October, as part of their Spouse to Spouse program. Get back to nature and enjoy the beautiful autumn Fort Drum scenery. Register each week by calling (315) 772-3241 / 6902.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Family Advocacy Program (FAP) will host events and courses throughout the month in support.

On Oct. 11, come meet the FAP team at Monument Ridge Community Center or the PX and Commissary and learn what they do. Enhance your relationship skills with Scream Free Marriage on Oct. 18. Relax and learn stress management skills on Oct. 19. Take the Family for a swim in Monti Pool on Oct. 25. To find out more or register for any of these programs, call (315) 772-5914.

For information on any ACS program, call (315) 772-6556 or visit

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