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  • 24 Fort Knox Gets the BluesBlues Fest on September 12 atEastman Park.

    6 The Great OutdoorsPlaces to enjoy the outside thisFall.

    8 Samuel Adams BrewhouseContinuing to grow.

    10 Dont Miss the Opportunity to GrowHelping with the stress ofrelocation.

    11 September Calendarof Events

    16 Off the PageNew podcasts focusing on authors.

    19 Event Program Guide

    FEATURES - September 2015





    Publisher Creative inkAdvertising Ed SnyderOpportunity Knox Contributors Laura Sanders

    Tracy Whitaker, Michael Steinmacher, Kerry Weintraub, Kelly Morgan,

    Armida Hoffman, Viviane Arnold, Jennifer Dent, Laura Green

    Want to advertise inOpportunity Knox?

    Call Ed Snyder at (270) 945-2864 oremail: edsnyder@opportunityknoxmwr.com

    Opportunity Knox is a monthly magazine produced by the Fort Knox Family and MWR Marketing Department under the authority of AR 215-1. Facilities and activities publicized are open to authorized patrons.

    The purpose of Opportunity Knox is to provide current informationabout Fort Knox Family and MWR activities and events and to shareideas that will help readers become educated about Fort Knox Family and MWR activities. Views and opinions expressed are thoseof the authors. The mention or appearance of commercial advertis-ers, commercial sponsors, and/or their logos does not constitute endorsement by the Federal Government or the U.S. Army. The information in this issue is current at the time of publication.Activities and events are subject to change without notice.

    Fort Knox Family and MWR Marketing is located at 4248 BullionBoulevard, Fort Knox, Kentucky. For more information, call (502) 624-3693 or log on to www.KnoxMWR.com.

    To be removed from our mailing list, please email:steven.l.dennison2.naf@mail.mil

    FORT KNOX FAMILY & MWROur Vision: The Driving Force that builds and sustains thestrength of the Total Military Family.

    Our Mission: Deliver Flexible, Innovative and Relevant Programs and Services that enable readiness and resiliency tothe Total Military Family.

  • By Jennifer Dent

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be presenting their Blues Fest on September 12, 2015 at the EastmanPark Amphitheater beginning at 3 p.m. ThisFamily fun atmosphere is FREE & OPEN TOTHE PUBLIC and will showcase the incredibletalent of Toronzo Cannon, Edward David Anderson, Jarekus Singleton and the NickSchnebelen Band.

    Toronzo Cannon grew up listening to soulfullegends like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy andMuddy Waters. It wasnt just the music thatgot me, but the effect on the people. Inspiration from Freddie, B.B and Albert, a little Hendrix and some 70s R&B/Soul led himto develop his own powerful, gospel-flavoredvocal style and electrifying stage presence.His second and most recent CD release,John the Conquer Root has been nominated for a Blues Music Award in Memphis for Best Rock/Blues CD, and inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2013.

    Edward David Anderson is an artist as ancient as he is modern. In atime when the music business desperately flails about, grasping atany new trend that will save its sinking ship, he exists far outside itsconfines. Best known for his work with the revered Midwestern rockband Backyard Tire Fire who released a string of acclaimed albumsin the previous decade, Anderson returns to the national stage withhis highly anticipated solo debut, Lies & Wishes. Produced by LosLobos Steve Berlin, it finds Anderson creating his own mythologythrough a collection of songs that embrace vulnerability, while remaining grounded in his working class roots.

    Jackson, Mississippis award-winning guitarist, vocalist and song-writer, 29-year-old Jarekus Singleton, is one of the brightest, most

    exciting young stars on theblues scene today. His cutting-edge, streetwise music meld-ing contemporary andtraditional blues with rock energy and hip-hop wordplay turns audiences of all ages intodevoted fans. With his blazingguitar licks and strong, soulfulvoice, Singleton brings his up-to-the-minute take on theblues to every song he writesand performs. From ferociousand funky, to slow and steamy,to smoking hot, Singleton is ayoung blues master carrying theblues into the future.

    Slick Nick Schnebelen is a well-known Kansas City based rootsand blues influenced artist. As the lead guitarist, majority songwriter, and co-vocalist of the band Trampled Under Foot, Nick established himself as a heavy weight contender in the Blues, Roots

    and Americana worlds of music. A multi-in-strumentalist, Nick combines drums, guitarand singing to make for a great show.

    In addition to the soulful sounds of live blues,there will also be a variety of Family style activities available. Inflatables will be on sitefor the little ones to enjoy, as well as a largeblues themed art mural for them to color.Food, beverages, snacks and beer will beavailable for purchase.

    If youre interested in a little competition, adouble elimination corn hole tournament willbe held at 5 pm. Thirty-two teams of two willcompete to win cash prizes. 1st place is $300,2nd place is $200 and 3rd place is $100; andits only $20 per team to register.

    This is the third time FMWR has presentedthis event stated Chris Dent, Fort Knox

    Community Programs Coordinator. It gives us an opportunity toprovide a variety of musical styles for Fort Knox and the local Community, in a Family friendly environment.

    Entrance will be through Chaffee Gate. A photo ID will be requiredfor anyone 16 years of age or older. Festival parking will be at FortKnox High School with free shuttle service to the event provided.Please, no coolers or pets allowed.

    So grab your Family and come out to enjoy live music, fun gamesand great food in an enjoyable open-air environment.

    For more information on this event, please visit www.knoxmwr.comor call (502) 624-1413.

    Fort Knox Gets the Blues


  • 6By Chris Dent

    Adults and children alike benefit from outdoor physical activity. Participating in sports and recreation provides people of all ages with an opportunity to meet and build relationships with others. We all benefit from relaxation andplay. Playfulness is built into our biology. And when parentsand children recreate together, social bonds are improved.

    For children, play is more than just a way of having fun. Itsalso a way of experimenting and trying new things: of testingthemselves and expanding their limits, of training musclesand developing minds. Play is also a way of learning how tolive together: of learning how to compete and cooperate, tomake friends and acquire social skills. Yes, play is fun but forchildren, its also an integral part of learning and growing.

    Adults benefit from play, and the many benefits can be summarized in the word recreation, or re-create. Withrecreation and play we re-create, refresh, and revitalize ourselves. We speed our recovery from work and stress, reduce painful emotions and foster feelings of happiness and joy.

    In our hectic, modern lives, many of us focus so heavily onwork and family commitments that we never seem to havetime for pure fun. Somewhere between childhood and adulthood, weve stopped playing. When we do carve out

    some leisure time, we're more likely to zone out in front ofthe TV or computer than engage in fun, rejuvenating play likewe did as children. But just because were adults, that doesn't mean we have to take ourselves so seriously andmake life all about work. We all need to play.

    Fort Knox Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is yourticket to recreate through recreation. CYSS provides an abun-dance of recreational opportunities for kids. Activities rangefrom music classes with SKIES Unlimited to football withyouth sports. Parents can also get involved as volunteercoaches. Fort Knox Adventure Programs provides the opportunity to experience a wide range of outdoor recreation from white water rafting, to backpacking, to caving. The four fitness centers allow individuals to exerciseand relieve stress while building the body. Anderson Pooland the Water Park provide a playful aquatic experience.Equipment Check Out has everything you need for a greatFamily or Unit outing. Camp Carlson is an outdoor experi-ence you cannot miss. Warrior Adventure Quest is an Armywide program designed to help Soldiers deal with stressorsin their post deployment, and day to day lives. The program introduces Soldiers to outdoor recreation