FWA Family and MWR Bear Necessities: February 2012
The second issue in 2012 for Famly and MWR activities and events in Fort Wainwright Alaska. We are dedicated to our Soldiers, Families, Retirees, and Civilians.
VOL. 3, ISSUE 4 | FEB. 2012 BEAR N E C E S S I T I E S USAG: FORT WAINWRIGHT Follow Fort Wainw right Family an d MWR on Facebook and Tw for event de itter tails! WWW.FTWAINWRIGHTFMWR.COM | Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation 53-9131. 3 ll a c , n io informat For more FAMILY TUBING DAY February 4, 1 to 7 p.m. - DoD Card holder Families: $20/hr - Non-DoD Card holder Families: $30/hr DOGSLED RIDES February 5, 12 to 2 p.m. (Sign-ups stop at 1:15 p.m.): $5 per rider SKI AND SNOWBOARD COMPETITION February 25 Sign up in the lodge prior to the date and get more info. * Events/activities and schedules are subject to change, weather pending * Seward Military Resort “You provide our freedom, let us provide your fun!” Ultimate Year ‘Round Recreation Destination! Become a fan! Follow Seward Military Resort on Facebook! Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free! It’s never to early to start planning your vacation for next summer. Make your reservations for summer 2012 today! Lodging Dog Sled Rides Snow Machine Tours Horseback Riding Deep Sea/River Fishing Kayaking Whitewater Rafting Wildlife/Glacier Cruises Bear Viewing Scuba Diving Glacier Hikes Flight Seeing 907.224.5559/2659 or 800.770.1858 www.sewardresort.com THE WARRIOR ZONE, BLDG. 3205, 353-1087 Speed Dating February 29, 6 p.m. SUPER BOWL PARTY February 5, 2 p.m. Enjoy free half-time munchies and win prizes given away each time the score changes. NASCAR February 26 Watch the race, play interactive games, and enjoy southern style cuisine. 4 FEBRUARY 21 FAT TUESDAY AND CELEBRATE! 6 P.M. BEADS, MUSIC, FOOD, GAMES, AND CRAZY FUN! OPEN TO DOD CARD HOLDERS AGES 18 AND OLDER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 353-1087. at the THE WARRIOR ZONE BLDG. 3205 FAMILYANDMWRMARKETING_FTWAINWRIGHT_VSUNG Join us for OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER, BLDG. 4050, 361-6349 CROSS COUNTRY SKIING LESSONS Arrange with instructor. call 361-2652. Age: 10 and older. Fee: $5 per person Sessions run between 45 minutes and an hour. Equipment is provided. Lessons will be postponed if the temperatures falls below -10°F. WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS: ICE FISHING February 4, 8 a.m. Fee: $25/person. An Alaska state fishing license is required for this trip. If you are new to ice fishing, then here is your chance to see how it’s done. ORC will provide transportation, rod and reel, bait, ice fishing hut with wood stove, and the know-how to get you started. The trip will be postponed if the temp drops below -20 degrees. ALYESKA SKI/SNOWBOARD ADVENTURE February 10 – 12, 5 p.m. departure. Fee: $175 per person Venture for the weekend at Alyeska Resort. ORC provides transportation, lodging and a lift ticket. Participants will need to provide their own food, ski/snowboard gear (bring your own or rent), and warm clothes. SNOW MACHINE SAFETY COURSE February 11, 9 a.m. Age: 18+, no cost This class is required to rent snowmachines from the ORC. MACLAREN RIVER LODGE February 17 – 19 (Must register by Feb. 3). Departs at 8 a.m. Fee: $300 per person Take a snow machine trip out to Maclaren lodge. This is the perfect getaway and a true Alaskan experience. This program is weather dependent subject to blizzards, white-out conditions and extreme temperatures. Participants need warm boots, cold weather clothing, hand/foot warmers, and a good pair of gloves. CROSS COUNTRY SKI & SOAK February 25, 9 a.m. Cost is $15/person. Must be at least 18+ to enter the rock pool. After skiing, relax in the outdoor rock pool at Chena Hot Springs! Transportation, ski equipment, and instruction is provided. No experience necessary. Bring warm clothes, lunch, water, swimwear and a towel for the hot springs! 6 Watch the Yukon Quest with the ORC February 4 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the Yukon Quest starts in Fairbanks and the course goes right next to the Outdoor Recreation Center. Celebrate with free snow machine rides, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, warm drinks, and help us give some of the best racers a great send off! For more information, call 361-6349/6350. Photo taken by James Smith. G CREASIN RE BY IN EDGE AT U T U F L UR AND YO E THE SAVER P THAT IS FAMILY Y K A IT R T N U . U O S Y S M E T M PROTEC NCIAL READIN AND JOIN A CO BT. YOU’LL GET G, INA ON UCE DE YOUR F ITARYSAVES.OR ND RED CES, PLUS TIPS A H IL T L A .M E R U W O D S WWW E IL G TO BU S AND R WORKIN FREE SERVICE MATIC. O T G AUTO ACCESS E SAVIN K A M O HOW T E TAKE TH SAVER PLEDGE s.org ave ilitarys www.m Please take a moment to sign up for the Fort Wainwright Community Savers Pledge Drive. Pledge booths will be located at AAFES and ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE February 21 – 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also sign up by visiting www.militarysaves.org. Build Wealth Not Debt by Setting a Goal, Making a Plan and Saving Automatically. For more information, call 353-7438. Four big screen TVs with great appetizers and a fine selection of craft beers on tap and top shelf liquors set the stage for you to relax and enjoy the big game. Comfy couches, free billiards and Wi-Fi gets you settled in and connected for a full day of football fun! Chili and hot wing buffet special offered at $6. COSMIC BOWL THE GOLD RUSH LOUNGE Friday & Saturday nights 8 p.m.–1 a.m. February Drink Special: Patron Margarita. $5. Wild Wing Wednesdays Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m. Complimentary wings while they last! NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER, BLDG. 3702, 353-2654 SUPERBOWL MOTHERLODE CAFÉ Lunchtime Fun with Free Bowling SWEETHEART BOWLING February 14 Buy one game and get one game free all day. Try a Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Pizza or some of our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. CELEBRATE! Host your next birthday party, unit functions, and gatherings at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center. Call or stop by for a personal tour and meet with a planner. Try the Fish’n’Chips basket featuring delicious battered Alaskan Cod served lane-side with waffle fries, slaw, and a large fountain drink – just $7.50. Available W-F, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.. NATIONAL GO BOWLING DAY! February 25, 1 – 5 p.m. Try a new Family fun outing today with $2.50 bowling: free shoe rental and a chance to win a BPA bowling bag & towel. 9 YOUTH SERVICES, BLDG. 4109, 361-5437. *THE YOUTH CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FEB. 18 AND 20* ICE SKATING WELCOME PARTY February 11, 1 p.m. Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 Is your Family new to Fort Wainwright? Parents and their K-12 kids are invited to an ice skating welcome party on Saturday, February 11. We will meet at 1 p.m. at the Youth Center, 4109 Neely Road, have a snack and meet ‘n’ greet local youth, then head to the ice rink. There is no cost and skates will be provided. RSVP by February 9 at 361-5437. SUPERBOWL XLVI February 5, 1 – 6 p.m. Parents and youth, watch the game on our movie sized screen! Snacks and refreshments provided. LEAP YEAR FAMILY DINNER February 29, 5 – 7 p.m. Youth Center Middle and High School Teens! Enjoy dinner with your Family at the Youth Center. RSVP by calling 361-5437. 10 3D BUTTERFLY PAPER ART CLASS February 23, 1 – 3 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes all materials. February 4, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Bring a 5X7 picture to frame. GLASS FUSING & SLUMPING WORKSHOP February 5,12, 26, 2 – 5 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes all materials. Learn the art of glass fusing. Create a pendent/ magnet & class dish. KID CRAFTING: “Beveled Glass Heart Magnet” February 11, (ages 4-7) and February 18, (ages 8-11) Both classes 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes all materials. Must be accompanied by a parent. FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT February 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (dependent on length) Join the LFCAC for a fun night of Family entertainment on a 16’ x 20’ screen. All movies rated G or PG. ALIGNMENT YOGA February 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: $28 for 4 weeks. Participants need to bring a yoga mat, loose comfortable clothing, and a water bottle. Registration and payment in full is required. CHESS CLUB February 4, 11, 18, 25 3 – 5 p.m. The club will provide an informal setting for those who love the game to meet, play and discuss strategies while getting to know others that have an interest in chess as well. ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER, BLDG. 3727, 353-7520 February 3, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. View the display of Artist Trading cards “ATC’s” made by various artists and learn how to make them yourself! CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING CLASS LFCAC, BLDG. 1044, 353-7755 FIRST FRIDAY ART BASH BOUNCY HUT NIGHT February 23 5 – 7:30 p.m. Children ages 4-12. Parents must be present to supervise their children. The playground area will also be available. 11 POST LIBRARY, BLDG. 3700, 353-2642 MULTICULTURAL STORY HOUR SPECIAL STORY HOUR February 17, 4 p.m. The Library is partnering with the National Education Association of Alaska to bring “Read Across Alaska” to Fort Wainwright. We’ll be kicking off this statewide event with sled dog stories and a sled dog craft! Mary Shields, local author and the first female to finish the Iditarod, will be visiting the Library along with sled dog, Clifford. We will also be making a card for Iditarod musher Hugh Neff to present to the children of Nome! February 8, 4:30 p.m. Native Alaska! Susan Paskvan of Yukon-Koyukuk School District will share a traditional Koyukon Athabascan story, TOBAAN ETSEH (a story of a beaver-- We will all have a taste of an Athabascan treat and experience local art, too! This is a kick-off event to the NEA’s READ ACROSS ALASKA. COMING SOON! READ ACROSS AMERICA: THE LORAX March 2, 4 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center Hear the call! There will be crafts and snacks and fun for all! Special guest readers will read the story (one may be tall)! A drawing will be held for a handmade Lorax statue, so be on the ball. The new HOW TO HELP THE EARTH- BY THE LORAX and a recycled tote bag will be given to the first 50 families who register and attend the event! Please register: www.doodle.com/gps3c7z8h9bd4qua 12 HOMECOMING Current and past re-deployment pictures are wanted for display purposed through the oncoming months. Images can be brought to the library in print form or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 353-4137 for more information. CABIN FEVER ADULT READING PROGRAM Now through – March 15. Open to adults 16+. No registration required. Write a review to share good reads by filling out a form for each book read at any participating library: Fort Wainwright Post Library, Noel Wien Public Library, North Pole Public Library, or Eielson Base Library. OUR HEROES’ TREE Grand Prize Drawing: Includes $100 gift card for your local bookstore and more! All Fort Wainwright entries will be submitted for the Grand Prize Drawing March 20 at the Noel Wien Library. We will also have our own prize drawings throughout the program. For more information, call 353-4137. February 15, 3 p.m. Show your support for your military heroes at the Library. Make your Hero an ornament! BABY & ME (0-36 mo.) February 22, 2 p.m. Story time fun for parents and caregivers! BLADE! A Research and Writing Lab 4:30 to 6 p.m., weekdays Get help with writing & reference, and entry level math. Open to DoD college students. STORY HOUR & CRAFTS Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. 3rd: Super Bowl! Come read about sports and make a Team bracelet! 10th: Dinosaurs and PrincessesWe’re celebrating author Jane Yolen’s birthday with stories and fingerprint art! 17th: Snow Dogs! Celebrate snow dogs saving Nome! Create a snow dog fridge magnet! 24th: Tooth Fairy Day! Let’s read about our chompers and make a tooth fairy pillow. Fun! Fairbanks Orthodontic Group Support in part by the following sponsors: No U.S. Army endorsement implied. 13 FEBRUARY 2012 Not all events are included and subject to change. Please call ahead for registration, age restrictions, costs, and any other information that may apply. Personal Finan Readiness: 8:3 Post Library Blood Pressure 11 am, PFC Boot Camp: 5 p 5 6 7 Super Sunday Super Bowl Party: YS Safety Class: 6 pm, Auto Skills Research and Writing Lab: 4:30 pm, Post Library Newcomers Or 9 am, LFCAC Super Bowl: 11 am, Nugget Lanes Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC Group Cycling: 5 pm, PFC Multi-Cultural S 4:30 pm, Post Glass Fusing & Slumping: 2 pm, 3 week workshop, $65. Arts & Crafts Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC Boot Camp: 5 p Open Ice Skating: 11:30 am, PFC 12 13 Group Cycling: 12 pm, PFC Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC Community CPR & First Aid: 9 am, SAS Safety Class: 6 pm, Auto Skills 19 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC 14 Cuddle Cure Class: 6:30 pm, CDC I Our Heroes’ Tre Library Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC Boot Camp: 5 p Parent’s Night Out: 5:45 pm, CDC I Welcome to W LFCAC 20 President’s Day 21 Research and Writing Lab,: 4:30 pm, Post Library Youth Sports & Parents Meetin Soccer: 6 pm, Y Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC Baby & Me: 2 p Library Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC 26 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC 27 Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC 28 Research and Writing Lab,: 4:30 pm, Post Library Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC Group Strength: 12 pm, PFC Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC Leap Year Fam 5:30 pm, YS 1 2 3 4 ncial 30 am, Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC BGCA Digital Arts Festival: all day, SAC Women in the Wilderness Ice Fishing: 8 am, ORC e Checks: Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC First Friday Art Bash: 6:30 pm, Arts & Crafts Custom Picture Framing: 10:30 am, Arts & Crafts $35 Superbowl Story Hour & Crafts: 4 pm, Post Library Family Tubing Day: 1 pm, Birch Hill pm, PFC 8 9 10 11 rientation: Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC Emotion Coaching II: 12 pm, LFCAC Parentâ€™s Day Out: 9 am, CDC I Story Hour: Library Family Movie Night: 5:30 pm, LFCAC Snow Machine Safety: 9 am, ORC pm, PFC Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC Alyeska Ski/Snowboard: 5 pm, ORC (3 day trip). Cost $150 15 16 17 ee: 3 pm, Post Research and Writing Lab: 4:30 pm, Post Library Maclaren River Lodge: 8 am, ORC (3 day trip) pm, PFC Stick Hockey: 11:30 a.m., PFC Read Across Alaska: 4 pm, Post Library Zumba: 6 pm, PFC SAS Mardi Gras Carnival: 3:30 pm, SAC Winter: 6 pm, 22 Group Strength: 12 pm, PFC & Fitness ng for Indoor YS Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC pm, Post mily Dinner: 23 Bouncy Hut Night: 5:30 pm, LFCAC 29 18 Zumba: 10 am, PFC Kids Crafting: 10:30 am, Arts & Crafts. $5, ages 8-11 Chess Club: 3 pm, LFCAC 24 Tooth Fairy Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library 25 Cross Country Ski & Soak: 9 am, ORC Snowboard/Ski Event: 2 pm, Birch Hill Chess Club: 3 pm, LFCAC Register now for March! For registration information, call 353-7713. SKIES Exploration Karate Building 4391 (4 weeks), $45 2-4yrs, W 11–11:45 a.m. 2-4yrs, W 12–12:45 p.m. 2-4yrs, Sa 4–4:45 p.m. (Classes will meet twice a week in building 4391) Cost is $60 per month 4 yrs, W/Sa 10–10:30 a.m. 5-12 yrs, W 3:30–4:30 p.m. and Sa 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 13-18 yrs, W 4:30–5:30 p.m. and Sa 12:30–1:30 p.m. Enjoy a variety of art, dance, cooking, yoga, music and a variety of continuous activities and crafts. Dance Tae Kwon Do Building 4391. Please call 361-3218 or 361-7713 to see what times work best for your Family. Tu–Sat. (Classes will meet twice a week at the LFCAC) Cost is $60 per month 5-9 yrs, M/W 4:30–5:30 p.m. 10-18 yrs, M/W 5:30–6:30 p.m. Ballet - Ages 3-18, Cost is $40 Creative Dance - Ages 6-18, Cost is $40 Wood Pyrography Ice Skating PFC, cost is $50 3-5 yrs, Sa 9:45–10:15 a.m. 6-18 yrs, Sa 10:15–10:45 a.m. Location TBD, $40 12-18 yrs, Tu and F 6:30–7:30 p.m. Sign Language Building 4391. This is a free, parent run course. 2+ yrs, Tu at 11 a.m. Please note that times and locations are subject to change. 16 Donâ€™t let the snow keep you home. Get the EDGE! Sign up for March programs today. The EDGE! Program offers out of school opportunities for children and youth ages 6 to 18 to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in adventure, art, fitness and life skill activities. Enrollment deadline for March programs is February 20. Participants must be registered with CYSS. For more information, call 361-4391. Register today for MARCH PROGRAMS! YOUTH (Ages 11 to 18) No charge. All programs are 4:30 to 6 p.m. --------------------- STRIKES AND SLICES: Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Nugget Lanes Bowling Center Strike up some fun with friends and enjoy a slice of pizza. *Participants must wear socks. INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 at Melaven gym with ORC Scale the walls and reach new heights. CREATIVE CLAY: Fridays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 at Arts & Crafts Use your creative thoughts to make your own clay work of art that can be taken home. CHILDREN (Ages 6 to 10) All Programs are 4:30 to 6 p.m. --------------------- INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: $20 Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Melaven gym with ORC Scale the walls and reach new heights. CREATIVE CLAY: $75 Thursdays, March 8, 15, 16, 22, 29 at Arts & Crafts Use your creative thoughts to make your own clay work of art that can be taken home. TUBING: $15 Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 at Birch Hill Enjoy the snowy downhill adventure and laughter with friends. 17 BGCA Boys & Girls Clubs of America Digital Art Expo View the artwork from the Fort Wainwright youth. Exhibits are on display throughout the month of February at the School Age Center and at the Youth Center. Entries are also in competition with other students throughout the nation. For more information, call 361-7394. Fort Wainwright’s HIRED! Apprenticeship program is open to its dependents of active duty, DOD civilian, and retired military personnel. All participants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States. • Candidates must be 15 – 18 years of age • Candidates must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services (CYS Services) • Candidates must have and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better • Chosen participants are required to work 15 hours per week for 12 weeks • Additional options and requirements may be offered during the Summer Term* • Apprentices may complete up to 2 terms per year for 3 consecutive years TERM 3 (Summer)* 4 (Fall) REGISTRATION/APPLICATION DEADLINE March 30, 2012 June 29, 2012 TERM BEGINS April 30, 2012 July 30, 2012 TERM ENDS July 21, 2012 October 20, 2012 Trainings offered weekly for CYS Services registered youth and Hired participants. For more information contact the Workforce Preparation Specialist of Child, Youth and School Services: Voicemail only: 907.361.HIRE (4473) Youth Center : 907.361.5437 18 *Summer Session can be worked in partial terms, ask for clarification* PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES, BLDG.. 1049 #2, 353-7713 PARENT’S NIGHT OUT February 14, 5:45 – 8:45 p.m., CDC I, Building 4024. Register and pay by February 6. $12 per child. Snack provided. PARENT’S DAY OUT February 11. Register and pay by February 3. Three sessions: > 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $16 per child, lunch provided (11:30 a.m.) > 1 – 5 p.m. $16 per child, snack provided (3 p.m.) > 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $32 per child, lunch and snack provided. Care will be provided at the Child Development Center I, Bldg. 4024. All children must be registered with CYSS to receive services. For more information call 353-7713. Army Family Covenant benefits are available for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers. For more information on any of the classes offered, call 353-7713. EMOTION COACHING PART 1: February 3 PART 2: February 10 Both sessions 12 – 12:45 p.m. LFCAC, Building 1044 Assists parents and caregivers in helping children understand and deal with emotions in healthy ways. COMMUNITY CPR AND FIRST AID February 11 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 This class will cover infant, child and adult CPR/AED with First Aid techniques. Participants will receive American Heart Association certifications for successful completion of this program. Please bring a lunch. THE TERRIBLE TWO’S February 8 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CDC I, Building 4024. Stop 60-90% of tantrums before they happen, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your young child. CUDDLE CURE CLASS February 14 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CDC I, Building 4024. Learn how to soothe your fussy baby (birth 3 mths) in five minutes or less. Limited free child care available. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS. PYAC MEETING February 29 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. SAC, Building 4166 Agenda: Parent participation and summer plans for all programs. ROMP AND STOMP PLAYGROUP This Month’s Focus Math Madness Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m. LFCAC, Building 1044. Call to reserve transportation from IHG hotel (353-7713). This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS. 19 SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES, BLDG.. 4109, 361-9377/9897 PARENTS, DONâ€™T FORGET! Parent Teacher Conferences February 20-21. Contact your school for exact times and scheduling. FAME Family Activity and Motivational Exercise $33 CYSS child care during your workouts.* CHILD CARE: Child, Youth & School Services provides limited child care on site for FAME programs. North Pole High School students! Cost: $33 per month per child per session When: M, W, F 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join us at the Fort Wainwright Youth Center every Friday. Minimum of 5 registered to offer classes. Children must be pre-registered at Parent Central Services, 4391 Neely Rd., room 18. Pre-registration begins the 20th of the month for the next monthâ€™s sessions. AFC Benefits for families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Warriors, or Fallen Soldiers may be used to pay for this care. For more information on child care, please call 353-7713. You will take the Green Line MACS bus from school to the Transit Center in downtown Fairbanks. A white Youth Center bus will be there to pick you up and take you to the Youth Center. (The MAC bus costs $.75) Friday activities include movies, basketball, game room, arts & crafts, cooking, and more. Registration required. Call 361-5437 for more info. 20 WINTER $24 per month per child session When: T, Th 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. FAME Exercise and Child Care programs are closed for federal and training holidays. * FITNESS SESSIONS: The Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program offers two sessions of classes: M - F: 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sessions are held at Melaven Gym at no cost. For more information on class schedules call 353-1999. This month children will learn the 6 pillars: Child Development Center, Building 4024 For more info, call 361-4190. 2/21 Trustworthiness 2/22 Caring 2/23 Citizenship 2/24 Respect 2/27 Fairness 2/28 Responsibility 2/29 Rainbow Day Interested in becoming an Army Family Child Care Provider? ORIENTATION: First Wednesday of every month 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bldg. 1049 #1 • Obtain Children off our CYS list. • FREE training/Career Opportunities/transfers to your next installation. • Stay at Home and receive an income up to $4,500 or more. • Become a member of our Provider support group. • We help provide the materials to set up your home For more information, call 353-6266/9544. $4 HOURLY CHILD CARE Children 6 weeks to 5 years old (not yet in Kindergarten) Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 361-9056 to make reservations. Orientation required. Hourly Child Care orientation Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Part Day Pre-School orientation, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (as needed) at CDCII, Bldg 4176. Reservations are required and space is limited. All children must be registered in CYSS to be eligible for programs. 21 Whenhelp: you need SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES Help Soldiers and their Families. Itâ€™s a good thing. By volunteering with ACS, you could receive up to 16 hours of child care (per month) at no cost. For more information, stop by Army Community Service, Building 3401 By phone, call 353.1977 or 353.4227. OUR PURPOSE is to deliver on the Armyâ€™s Survivor Outreach commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Services Outreach Services connects you with people who can help you find the right support. mflc Survivor Outreach Services provide support services for Active, Reserve and Army national abuse hotline Guard Families. For more information, call Survivor Outreach Services at 907-353-4004. MFLC Military & Family Life Consultants 388-2553 Confidential Assistance for short time problem resolution: marriage/ relationship stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and other daily life issues. ABUSE. Domestic Violence Victims have options. Call 388-2260. To report incidents of Child or Domestic Abuse, contact 353-7535 (24/7). For Sexual Assault reporting, please call 353-7272 (24/7). Army Community Service All ACS classes are held in the training room of building 3401 unless otherwise noted. They are offered at no cost. Advance registration is required. Class may be cancelled if minimum of 5 participants is not met. Limited childcare is available for class participants and ACS volunteers. Please call 361.9065 to register your child. For a complete list of ACS classes and workshops, visit www.calendarwiz.com/ftwainwrightfmwr or call 353-4227. Newcomers Orientation February 8 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. LFCAC, Building 1044 Garrison Newcomers Orientation provides information for Soldiers, Family members and Civilians new to FWA within 60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers. Spouses and Civilians are strongly encouraged to attend. Child care vouchers are provided. Register with CYSS. EFMP RESPITE CARE Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) respite care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and EFMâ€™s medical or educational condition. For info, call 353-4243. Sip & Social February 7, 1 to 2 p.m. LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 Expand your circle of support. Get out and meet other EFMP Families. Feel free to bring coffee, tea, and a snack to share. Arts & Crafts Night Lunch & Learn February 10, 6 p.m. Ages 3+, $5 Arts & Crafts, Bldg. 3727 February 16, 12 to 1 p.m. Post Library, Bldg. 3700 Bowling Night February 18, 12:45 p.m. $3 for 1 hour, $5 for 2 hours February 24, 6 to 7 p.m. Nugget Lanes, Bldg. 3702 $2.25 per game, shoes included. Birch Hill Tubing AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER For all your auto needs. Stop by to learn how to winterize your vehicle! • heating/AC service • wheel alignment and tire rotation • car wash and vacuum station • towing • tire repairs • jump starts Bldg. 3730 353-7436 SAFETY ORIENTATION CLASS Mondays at 6 p.m. Participants will gain knowledge of what is offered and how to complete do-it-yourself projects. Staff are there to assist as needed. This class is required to use the facility. TOW TRUCK SERVICES available 24 hours 590-1716 Want to set up a Private Organization on post? In order to be recognized as a Fort Wainwright Private Organization you must establish and submit the required Private Organization packet. For information and packet processing, please contact the Family and MWR Private Organization Advisor at 353-7740. Family and MWR Private Organization Advisor Bldg. 1045 basement Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7740 What are Family and MWR UNIT FUNDS? Family and MWR locally funds dividends to Units for the collective benefit of all unit members for off-duty morale, welfare and recreational purposes; all unit members must have the opportunity to participate in the activity supported with unit funds dividends. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, through the NAF Support Management Division, maintains all Unit Funds. Please call the Unit Funds Advisor for more information and instructions on establishing and maintaining Unit Funds (907) 353-7765. Family and MWR UNIT FUNDS Family and MWR Unit Funds Advisor Bldg. 1045 basement Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7765 WAINDFMWRFMO@us.army.mil Presidentâ€™s Day Holiday Hours * Limited Hours ** Verified Duty Fed. Holiday Mon. 2/20 Training Fri. 2/17 Army Community Services 730-1630* Closed Arts & Crafts Center 1130-1930 Closed Automotive Skills Center 1130-2030 Closed Birch Hill 1200-2000 1200-2000 Chena Bend Golf Course ********** Closed for the season *********** CDC I 0600-1800** Closed CDC II Closed Closed Family Child Care Closed Closed Fischer Skeet Range *********Open by appointment only ******** LFCAC 0800-2100 Closed Melaven PFC 1100-1900 Closed Melaven Pool 1100-1900 Closed Nugget Lanes 1100-0100 Closed Outdoor Recreation 1200-1800 Closed Parent Central Services Closed Closed Physical Fitness Center 0800-2000 0800-2000 PFC Ice Rink 1330-1600 1330-1600 Post Library 1100-1800 Closed School Age Center 0600-1800** Closed The Warrior Zone 1600-0100 1600-2300 Youth Center 1300-2100 Closed Closed 2/18 Learn how to be a better public speaker and meet new people! Join the Wainwright Warriors Toastmasters Regular Club Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 1200 to 1300 Location: The Last Frontier Community Activity Center (LFCAC) Playground Conference Room For more information, please email:email@example.com. SWIM LESSONS: February 3-25 LEVEL 1: Friday 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. and Saturday 11:45- 12:30 p.m. LEVEL 2: Friday 6:15 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. 8 lessons: $25. Limited to 6 students. No minimum age, child must be able to stand in 3.5 feet and be independent enough to follow instructions with 5 other children from one instructor. Registration period: now through February 3 or until class is full. All swim lessons are held at Melaven Gym. For more information, call 353-1999. VOLLEYBALL COACHES MEETING February 15, 2 p.m., PFC League play begins March 5. For more information, call the intramural director at 353-7294. FITNESS CLASSES GROUP CYCLING: > Mon & Wed: 12 p.m. > Tues & Thurs: 6:30 a.m. > Tues: 5 p.m. > Sat: 10 a.m. HOUR OF POWER: Group Strength > Tues & Thurs: 12 p.m. BOOT CAMP: > Wed: 5 p.m. FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING Melaven Physical Fitness Center Tues & Thurs 4 p.m. with Instructor Ben Ehlers Call 353-9137. Zumba: Mon & Thurs: 6 p.m. Sat: 1 p.m. Zumba classes are $7 each or purchase a 10 punch class card for $70 and receive the 11th class at no cost. 26 Family and MWR Facility Contact information ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) Bldg. 3401, p 353-4227 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa-Su Closed FAP: Bldg. 1049 #5, p 353-7317 SOS: Bldg. 1049 #4, P 353-4004 ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER Bldg. 3727, p 353-7520 M-W Closed Th-F 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sa -Su 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER Bldg. 3730, p 353-7436 M 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. T-W Closed Th-F 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sa 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Su 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tow Service (24 hrs): 590-1716 BIRCH HILL SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA Bldg. 1172, p 353-1998 F, S, Su 12 to 8 p.m. B.O.S.S. Bldg. 1555, p 353-7648 CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE AND SNACK BAR Bldg. 2092, p 353-6223 Closed for the season CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER I (CDC I) Bldg. 4024, p 361-4190 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su Closed CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER II (CDC II) Bldg. 4176, p 361-9056 3-Day Part Day Pre-School M, W, F 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. 2-Day Part Day Pre-School T, Th 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. 5-Day Part Day Pre-School M-F 1 to 4 p.m. S, Su Closed CYSS PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES Bldg. 1049 #2, p 353-7713/7826 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. W 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su Closed FISCHER SKEET RANGE Bldg. 1172, p 353-7869 Available for special occasions. LAST FRONTIER COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTER (LFCAC) Bldg. 1044, p 353-7755 LFCAC M-Th 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. F 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sa 1 to 9 p.m. Su 1 to 6 p.m. LASER TAG: Th 3 to 7 p.m. F 3 to 8 p.m. Sa 1 to 8 p.m. Su 1 to 5 p.m. LIBRARY Bldg. 3700, p 353-2642 M 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. T-Th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. F-Sa 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Su Closed MELAVEN PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Su Closed MELAVEN INDOOR POOL Bldg. 3452, p 353-1995 T-F 6:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. (lap swim only) 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sa 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Su-M CLOSED NAF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL Bldg. 1045, p 353-6356 M-F 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER Bldg. 3702, p 353-2654 NUGGET LANES: M-T 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. W-Th 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. F-Sa 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Su 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. GOLDRUSH LOUNGE M-T Closed W-Th 5 to 10 p.m. Fr-Sa 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. MOTHERLODE CAFE M-T Closed W 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. F 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 9 p.m. Sa 1 to 9 p.m. Su 1 to 6 p.m. OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER (ORC) Bldg. 4050, p 361-6349 T-Sa 12 to 6 p.m. Su-M Closed For programs call 361-4089 or 361-2652. PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER (PFC) Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sa-Su 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. PFC ICE RINK Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 F 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Sa, Su, Holidays, School Breaks 1:30 to 4 p.m. CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day PRIVATE ORGANIZATION ADVISOR Bldg. 1045, p 353-7740 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa-Su Closed SCHOOL AGE CENTER (SAC) Bldg. 4166, p 361-7394 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su Closed SFAC Moving January 30 Bldg. 3414, p 353-7322 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa-Su Closed SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS Bldg. 4109, p 361-9377/9897 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa-Su Closed UNIT FUNDS Bldg. 1045, p 353-7765 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa-Su Closed WARRIOR ZONE Bldg. 3205, p 353-1087 M, Th 4 to 11 p.m. W 4 to 11 p.m. (gaming only, bar and kitchen is closed) T Closed F-Sa 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 1 to 9 p.m. YOUTH CENTER Bldg. 4109, p 361-5437 M-Th: 1 to 7 p.m. F-Sat: 1 to 9 p.m. Su: Closed YOUTH SPORTS Bldg. 4109, p 353-7482 M-F 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa-Su Closed Get connected with Fort Wainwright Family and MWR. 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