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50thanniversary of NavalSea Cadet Corps willbe celebrated whenthe Channel Islands Council of Navy League meets for an 11:30social and noon lunch at the BardMansion. $15 for buffet lunch toChannel Islands Council, P.O. Box973, Port Hueneme, 93041. CallJim Cecil for base access by Sept.7 at 805-482-8215.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN:
Retired Army Col.and World War IIveteran Jim Hinckley discusses theimportance of this 1940 event at1 p.m. at the Seabee Museum.Free admission and parking. Info:982-5165.
RIDE TO THEFLAGS:
Hundreds of motorcyclists meet atNaval Base VenturaCounty, Point Mugu, before ridingthe 42.5 miles to PepperdineUniversity where 2,977 flags— one for each innocent life loston 9/11 — are set up across8 acres. Registration between10 a.m. and noon at Las PosasRoad and Pacific Coast Highway.Information: ridetotheflags.com.
Help available onrelated issues,including fingerprinting, 10 a.m. to1 p.m., Bldg. 1180, Region LegalService Office, 2nd Floor, NBVCPort Hueneme. Sign-up required.Call 982-3124.
The Haunted Swamp, an annual Hal-oween event at Naval Base VenturaCounty, Port Hueneme, is being replacedthis year with a Haunted Maze.Located in the large lot behind theAquatics Center, the maze of hay baleswill be open one night only: Friday, Oct.26. It will be open only to those withbase access.In case of rain, the event will be post-poned one day, to Saturday, Oct. 27.Before dark, the maze will be less scaryso the younger set can have a Halloweenexperience. But between nightfall and10 p.m., expect some screams.“We’ll have some pretty scary scenes,”said Aquatics Manager Gerry Legaspi.There will also be a carnival withgames, face-painting and cotton can-dy.Cost will be $5 for military personneland $8 for Department of Defense civil-ians and contractors.The maze is in the same area wherethe haystacks were last year. It will bewheelchair-accessible.The event is being put on by Morale,Welfare and Recreation.Volunteers are needed to help createthe scenes before the event and to helpstaff the maze Oct. 26. To volunteer, callLegaspi at 982-4753.
Haunted Maze replaces Haunted Swamp
Event will be one daynly: Friday, Oct. 26
By Andrea Howry
The Fleet and Family Support CenterFFSC) held a grand opening Saturday,ug. 25, for its new office at Catalinaeights, the military housing complex inamarillo.The office is actually one of the 315ousing units at Catalina Heights, withhree bedrooms upstairs and the livingoom, dining room and kitchen down-tairs.“This is a comfortable, homey place toerveCatalinaHeightsfamilies,”saidLoriteinhauer, a clinical counselor who wasroviding tours of the office during therand opening.One of the bedrooms upstairs has beenconverted into a children’s play area. Theother two bedrooms provide locations forone-on-one counseling sessions; the larg-er living areas downstairs can accommo-date classes and group counseling ses-sions.Inadditiontobeingwarmandfriendly,the office is also convenient.“There are a lot of families who live atCatalina Heights who have only one car,”explained Pat White, the counseling ad-vocacy program supervisor. “Now theycan walk to us. They don’t have to driveto Point Mugu or Port Hueneme.”The center is also more convenient forchildren who have counseling appoint-ents.“They can come right after school,”White said. “This just makes it easier foreveryone.”Aviation Machinist’s Mate 2nd ClassMike Clary agreed.Clary’s family — wife Wendy and threechildrenages16,14and11—liveatCata-lina Heights. So does Clary when he isn’tout on San Nicolas Island.“I like knowing that there’s a placenearby where my family can feel secure ingettinghelpandcounseling,”hesaid.“It’sright here – it’s not six or nine milesaway.”FFSC staff members celebrated thegrand opening at the Catalina HeightsCommunity Center a block away with abarbecue, face-painting and toddlergames.Firefighters from the Ventura CountyFireDepartment,whichservicesCatalinaHeights, showed off their fire truck untilthey got an emergency call.The Catalina Heights FFSC Office isopen Monday through Friday from 8:30a.m.to6p.m.exceptTuesday,whenhoursare 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.For more information call 982-5037.
FFSC holds grand opening for new office
PHOTO BY ANDREA HOWRY / LIGHTHOUSE
AD2 Mike Clary, stationed out on San Nicolas Island, chats with clinical counselor LoriSteinhauer in a children’s playroom at the new Fleet & Family Support Center office in theCatalina Heights military housing complex in Camarillo. The office held a grand openingSaturday, Aug. 25.
Convenience one reasonor opening Catalinaeights location
There are a lot of families who live atCatalina Heights whohave only one car.
— Pat WhiteCounseling advocacy programsupervisor
4:30 p.m., ParadeGrounds, Naval BaseVentura County, PortHueneme.