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FOCUS Eat better, feel better SEE PAGE 7 FOR DETAILS.

Tips for traveling internationally Pages 14–15

Get out of your comfort zone with fun new activities Pages 18–21

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January 2018 •



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food & fun 6 Take a healthy bite out of life


It’s not surprising that MWR eateries have healthy dishes that are also delicious. Plus, attend Operation Baby Shower and many more fun activities. Also see what your Arts & Crafts Center is up to this month.

sports, fitness & aquatics 12 Make this year a fit one


Join us at the 2018 Fitness Fair for a sample of free aerobics classes; look forward to upcoming sports and races.

adventures 14 Tips on traveling well Traveling abroad’s easier with our expert’s tips. Plus, explore the great outdoors on ODR trips and clip the 2018 Sporting Clays calendar.





18 How to make this year amazing Expand your horizons with a new sport, hobby, volunteer opportunity or learning. We have lots of ready-made opportunities!

youth 22 This year’s going to be fun! Join CYS for fun activities and learning, plus building new friendships.

military & Family readiness 26 Build a better life Navigate the new year down a path of your choosing with tools and help from AFCS/ DFPR.

libraries 32 Enjoy fun for everyone


Have you visited your JBLM libraries yet? Start having fun with new free activities for a variety of ages!

Photos: Alisha Bator (14)

FROM THE COVER Start something fresh this year January’s full of excitement and anticipation. It’s also a great time to explore new horizons with us as the year gets underway. Read the issue from cover to cover for ideas, services and activities that can improve your life starting today!


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Expect good things from MWR this year! The road ahead of us is wide open with expectations of good things to come with the New Year. We can help you get a good start on that road with the many services and resources we provide for everyone at JBLM. For starters, if you’re among the many of us who want better health, take a look at ideas for eating lighter (page 6) and ways to maintain or increase fitness levels (pages 12–13). Why not challenge yourself to learn something fun and new this year? We have suggestions for a variety of interests in the feature article on pages 18–21. Part of your challenge might be to travel to Europe, South America, Thailand or somewhere you’ve always wanted to explore. Find first-hand tips on how to make international travel easier on pages 14–15. Another road you might take is to join others to explore our region, which can be incredibly beautiful in winter. Turn to page 17 for Outdoor Recreation Program trips. Your Family is part of your journey, and you can include them in new experiences with Child & Youth Services (pages 22–23) and the many events at your JBLM libraries (pages 32–33). Armed Forces Community Service/DFPR provides you and your Family opportunities to build the kind of life you want. For instance, in this issue, you’ll learn how you can kick-start a new career with educational opportunities, set and achieve concrete goals for your Family and use specific techniques that sustain changes you want to make for a healthier lifestyle. Plus, you’ll get ample help and instruction along the way (see pages 26–31). We hope we can help you find the good life you strive for both here at JBLM and wherever this year leads you. In turn, we appreciate your input to help us improve our services. Take a few minutes to share your suggestions with us at

William E. Harvey Director, Family & MWR at JBLM


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FOCUS JBLM Family & MWR Director, Family & MWR Marketing director Editor/writer

William E. Harvey

Kimberly Rowe

Patti Jeffrey

Layout & design Patti Jeffrey Contributors Alisha Bator, Patti Jeffrey, Jackie Kelly Contributing photographers Alisha Bator, Ken Dietiker, Patti Jeffrey, MWR Marketing staff, Erika Scott-Small, Kaweka Stoney For commercial sponsorship or advertising inquiries, off-base businesses, call Angela Frasier at 253-966-2256. Submissions are welcome but may be edited for accuracy, clarity and style. Photo submissions, accompanied by a release from the photographer and the Family/individual are also accepted. Send full-resolution (1–4 MB) jpgs to The editor reserves the right to use photos for any future Focus publication in print and online without restrictions. Photos may be resized for magazine formats. Photographer will be given credit. The JBLM “FOCUS” is an unofficial monthly information source. Activities described herein, which are open to authorized patrons and, where applicable, guests, are subject to change; contact the activity for confirmation. Opinions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent Family & MWR, Joint Base LewisMcChord or any U.S. government entity. The use of a commercial sponsor logo or mention of a commercial sponsor or other organization does not constitute U.S. government endorsement. Visit us at or

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Patti Jeffrey


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ou may turn up your nose at the sound of some healthy foods (and we don’t blame you).

Battle Bean. Choose from Caesar, chick-

But we’re guessing you won’t even notice how healthy some of the delicious meals are that you’re ordering at our eateries! By choosing from the many fresh food options from our menus, you’re

en Caesar or the turkey club salad. The Strike Zone at either Bowl Arena

Lighter sandwiches are slimming Cut down on sandwich calories with

Lanes at Lewis Main or Sounders Lanes

more veggies, protein-rich and vitamin-

at McChord Field offers garden, garden

filled fish, meat, chicken, beans and

with grilled chicken, taco and side salad

minimal high-calorie spreads.

choices. Combine your salad with the

Find healthy, great-tasting sandwich

soup of the day and you have a satisfy-

and wrap options at the Zone inside the

ing combination.

Warrior Zone. Try the turkey, Thai

The Zone’s menu (located inside the

chicken, chicken chipotle and turkey

choosing better fuel for your body.

Warrior Zone) offers healthy gourmet

Caesar wraps stuffed with great flavor

Salads are glamorous

salad choices that include the chef,

and seasonings. Also indulge in tuna

chicken Cobb and house side salads.

salad, veggie, roast beef, turkey and

Look your glam best by eating lots of

Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM (at

chicken sandwiches.

fresh veggies, salads and fruit. They’re

Lewis Main) has a tasty house salad (to

healthy for your complexion, heart,

which you can add grilled chicken), the

Lewis Main) also offers Thai chicken and

immune system, brain and waistline.

ever-popular wedge salad and red pepper

chicken chipotle wraps — a side salad’s

hummus dish with veggies and flatbread

included in the price.

For instance, did you know that the McChord Grill has the biggest weekday

on its menu.

Samuel Adams Brewhouse JBLM (at

Also look for lighter sandwiches that

salad bar at JBLM? Everyone at JBLM

The Sam Adams at Eagles Pride Golf

aren’t grilled and filled at the Strike

can take advantage of the boatload of

Course offers Cobb, Caesar and chicken

Zones inside Bowl Arena Lanes and

ingredients, plus sandwiches and soup

Caesar salads for lunch and dinner.

Sounders Lanes, plus take-away sand-

of the day, whether you’re a Club member or not. In a rush for lunch? Get a quick salad to-go from the Stone Education Center

The soon-to-open Habañero Mexican Grill will sport a newly remodeled space

wiches at the Stone Ed Battle Bean. View menus and locations of our eater-

and fresh new menu — look for details

ies at under dining and

next month.

coffee shops.

Left: The McChord Grill, inside the Club at McChord Field, offers a full salad bar from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. weekdays.


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Enjoy new McChord Grill specials It’s a new year with tasty new specials

Club members, you’re being appre-

McChord Field’s customer service mall. While you’re ordering, pick up your

at the McChord Grill. Come on in for

ciated at a free dinner at the Club at

breakfast or lunch for a complete take-

Taco Tuesdays and Fish ‘n Chip Fridays

McChord Field Wednesday, Jan. 31 from

out meal!

from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in January.

5–7 p.m. Family members and guests

The $8 Taco Tuesday special includes a soft drink. The $8 Fish ‘n Chip Friday

can also attend for $5 each. Also get in on Club-member bingo

special includes a soft drink; add chow-

and happy hour snacks starting at 5 p.m.

der to the special for a total of $9.50.

Fridays and enjoy McChord Pub drinks,

The McChord Grill is open to everyone at JBLM — no membership needed. The grill’s inside the Club at McChord Field at 700 Barnes Blvd.

McChord Pub celebrates the groundhog

games and TV starting at 4 p.m. Fridays. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

Buy locally with Battle Bean blends Filling up with Battle Bean coffee not

No matter what Mr. Groundhog says

only is delicious, it helps supports MWR

the weather will be like after Groundhog

by recycling your money back into MWR

Day, we’re celebrating the day Friday,

food and recreation. Battle Bean coffee is

Feb. 2 with food and drink specials in

proudly roasted right here at JBLM!

the McChord Pub starting at 4 p.m.


The Club appreciates its members

Grab your fuel — Americano, espresso,

For more information on Battle Bean location hours and menus, visit

Enter monthly bowling tourney Like to bowl and compete in a friendly way? Get in on Bowl Arena Lanes’ Nine-Pin No-Tap Tourney Saturday, Jan. 13! Check in at noon and begin play at 12:30 p.m. Sign up at the front counter (2272 Liggett Ave. at Lewis Main) or call 253-967-4661. The next tourney is Saturday, Feb. 10.

Enjoy Family Golf The joy of golf lasts a lifetime! Introduce your kids ages 15 and younger to

Come on over after work and enjoy the

latte, Italian soda, hot chocolate, cider,

our new Family Golf program at Eagles

party! The pub is inside the Club at

frap or mocha — where Battle Bean is

Pride and Whispering Firs golf courses.

McChord Field, 700 Barnes Blvd.

served at Stone Ed, the Warrior Zone and

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Saturday and Sunday after 2 p.m., a

Free Operation Baby Shower for new & expecting parents New or expecting moms and dads are invited to JBLM’s free Operation Baby Shower at American Lake Conference Center Saturday, Jan. 20 from noon–4 p.m. The free event includes door

prizes, baby shower games, refreshments, educational and pampering products, presenters and more. ALCC is at 8085 NCO Beach Rd. at Lewis North. For more information, call 253-982-6726/6721.

Join the fun with wine and canvas

Ken Dietiker

Family of four can golf nine holes for $30 (includes cart, rental clubs, range balls and hot dog with soda meals).

Get in on the fun with a brandnew year and brand-new ideas at Wine and Canvas events. Reserve your spot now at for the Friday, Jan. 26 event at the Club at McChord Field from 6–8:30 p.m. Make it a date with your best friends or spouse, even if you’re a beginner! Art supplies, light appetiz-

ers and your first glass of wine are included in the $30 cost. You’ll get instruction, plus samples of completed paintings for inspiration. This month, the theme is “Lush Leaves.” Seating is limited and you must be age 21 or older to attend; please arrive early. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Questions? Call Eagles Pride (I-5 Exit 116) at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs (895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field) at 253-982-2124.

The $59 JBLM Fall/Winter Golf Pass keeps you in the game Like to golf year-round at Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs golf courses? Buy a $59 Fall/Winter Golf Pass! The pass includes your first round of golf and 25 percent off green fees until 11 a.m. and 50 percent off after 11 a.m. seven days a week for future rounds (excludes tournaments and other green fee specials). The pass is good through Saturday, March 31 at JBLM. Want to find out the latest specials and tourneys? Check it out at: • • Erika Scott-Small


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New ceramics studio is open! Your Arts & Crafts Center is offering a new “paint-n-go” ceramics studio! Dabble in underglazes and acrylic paints, then leave your item for firing and pick up your finished piece the following week! The studio is open from 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (with clean-up at 4:30). You can reserve the studio for ceramics parties, kids’ craft parties or a friends’ day out by calling ahead. Call 253-982-6726/6718 for more information or stop by 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Enter your best photos in Army Digital Photo Contest Enter your best photos by Wednesday, Jan. 31 into the Army’s annual Digital Photography Contest. You could see your photo online in the contest’s gallery as a winner! Enter as an active duty military member, Family member, retiree or DOD civilian. Seven categories are available: animals, design elements, digital darkroom, military life, nature and landscape,

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A full-service dental office conveniently located in


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people and still life. Categories include both color and monochrome photos.

Kids’ Kraft is free Sign your kiddos up now for the

Enter up to three photos per category.

monthly Kids’ Kraft Friday, Jan. 19 at the

Cash prizes will be awarded for each

Arts & Crafts Center from 3:30–5 p.m.

division and category. First place is $300,

This month, your child can create tree

second place is $200 and third place is

frogs from a variety of materials! Please


preregister by calling 253-982-6726.

To enter and for rules, visit

Arts & Crafts is at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Adults, come craft with new evening classes Your Arts & Crafts Center is now offering new evening classes for ages 18 and older Friday nights from 5–6:30 p.m. Bring your friends and meet new ones while you create projects each month. • Join the new scrapbooking club and build a recipe book Jan. 5. • Sign up for Valentine wreath making Jan. 12. • Guys will like the DIY and Brew Club Jan. 19 where you can make a leather change bowl and enjoy a beer (ages 21 and older only). Call us at 253-982-6726/6721 for details on next month’s clubs. Arts & Crafts is at 1121 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Arts & Crafts Center Clip ‘n Save Coupons Buy 1, get 1 for 25% off on ceramics studio pieces in stock

Discount for item of equal or lesser value. Limit 1 coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Jan. 1–31, 2018.

Free Intro to Zentangle Class (discount applies to instruction only) Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Jan. 1–31, 2018.





















Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6726


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ake this year a fit year! Join us at a number of fitness events that can take you from a beginner’s nerves to fabulous fun.

Our certified aerobics instructors are committed not only to excellence but

and keep coming back. Best of all, every

to helping you become accustomed to

aerobics class at JBLM is free!

new ways of working out, whether it’s

Fitness Resolution Fair Saturday, Jan. 13

They help you start with the correct

before you decide on just one.

Effective date: 10/03/2017

6:45 AM 9 AM 10 AM 11:30 AM 4:30 PM 5:30 PM







Yoga Bootcamp *Zumba

*Connected Warrior Yoga Cardio Circuit *Yoga Zumba

*COMMIT Dance Fitness STRONG

Cardio Circuit *Yoga Zumba

TRX Indoor Cycling Yoga *Zumba Toning


Mixxed Fit

*These classes are volunteer taught and are subject to cancellation in the event of an emergency.

Time 7–7:45 AM NOON–1 PM 4:45–5:45 PM 5:45–6:45 PM

Yoga *Zumba


*COMMIT Dance Fitness


Hours of Operation: Mon–Fri 6:30 a.m.–7 p.m. DONSA 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Closed on Holidays

2022 Liggett Ave. & Division JBLM Lewis Main 253-967-5975






Bootcamp Bootcamp Kickboxing MixxedFit

Cycling Circuit RIPPED Zumba

Bootcamp Kickboxing MixxedFit


Indoor Cycling

726, 5th St. JBLM McChord Field 253-982-6700

6:30–7:30 AM 10:15–11:15 AM 11:15–12:15 AM 4:30–5:30 PM 6:00–7:00 PM

Mixxed Fit

Hours of Operation: Mon–Fri 5:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Sat & Sun/Hol/Family Days closed



Indoor Cycling

*Indoor Cycling

*These classes are volunteer taught and are subject to cancellation in the event of an emergency.




Indoor Cycling

Zumba Mixxed Fit

Indoor Cycling

11596 D St. & 41st Div. JBLM Lewis North 253- 967-7471

Hours Of Operation: Mon–Fri 5 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat & Sun/ Hol/DONSA 10 a.m.–6 p.m.





Functional Fitness Class

2160 Liggett Ave. JBLM Lewis Main 253- 967-5869



Functional Fitness Class

Functional Fitness Class


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Hours Of Operation: Mon–Fri 5 a.m.–9 p.m. Sat & Sun/ Hol/DONSA 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Visit our web site atVisit us at and Check out our facebook page at

More ways to be fit at JBLM Compete in Commander’s Cup volleyball JBLM’s Commander’s Cup volleyball starts in January — attend the informational meeting Wednesday, Jan. 3 at noon at Nelson Recreation Center or Thursday, Jan. 4 at noon at the McChord Fitness Center. Active duty Service members at JBLM are welcome to apply; unit entry deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 10. The championship is Feb. 12–15. Questions? Call 253-967-9210 or visit

Join the 2018 Fitness Fair



Sample a number of classes at the 2018

through dance fitness or Bootcamp.



form and pace so you stay encouraged

Come out and sample free fitness classes at the 2018 Fitness Resolution Fair Saturday, Jan. 13 at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center from 9–11:30 a.m. Participate in Zumba, yoga, MixxedFit and spin classes and visit health vendors on site to be entered into prize drawings. Wilson is located at 11596 D. St. and 41st Division at Lewis North.

Enter Commander’s Cup bowling Open to active duty Service members at JBLM, the 2018 JBLM Commander’s Cup bowling starts Thursday, Feb. 8. Attend a representative meeting Wednesday, Jan. 17 at noon at Bowl


aces at JBLM are fun for beginners to elite runners, Families and groups of friends. We offer a variety of runs that range

from stroller- and kid-friendly courses to

prizes. Find the challenge link whenever


you sign up for a JBLM run online.

Sign up for as many runs as you can to

The next fun run celebrates the Irish

earn points in the JBLM Fitness Chal-

in all of us with the Saturday, March 10

lenge as you work toward gold, silver

Shamrock ‘n Run! Find more details at

or bronze status and the chance to win

Arena Lanes. Unit entry deadline is Wednesday, Jan. 31. The top four teams will compete in the championship Thursday, April 5. Bowl Arena Lanes is located at Lewis Main at 2272 Liggett Ave. For more details, call 253-967-4661 or visit

Open league sports coming up The 2018 open league season is com-



ing up soon for everyone at JBLM ages 18 and older. Here’s what’s planned: • Women’s volleyball begins Saturday, Feb. 17. • Women’s basketball starts Saturday, April 7. • Softball starts Saturday, April 7. • Flag football starts Saturday, April 14. • Basketball begins Saturday, June 16. • Volleyball starts Saturday, June 16. • Softball begins Saturday, Aug. 18. Entry costs vary for each sport. Players without teams are encouraged to attend the coaches meeting for placement. For informational meeting dates, visit

Swim indoors all winter Work all your major muscle groups

RACE Shamrock ‘n Run CC 10-Miler Qualifier Awareness Run Down & Dirty Mud Run Sound to Narrows (Military) Freedom Run 10 Miler Pacific Pathways Triathlon Salmon Run Zombie Apocalypse Run Commander’s Cup Champ. Turkey Trot Jingle Bell Jog

DATE TIME DISTANCE 10 March 0930/1000 1K/5K 20 April 0530 10 Miles 28 April 1000 5K 0900 1st wave 5K 12 May 9 June 0830 12K 4 July 0800/815/845 10 Miles/1K/5K 4 August 0730 Tri Sprint 25 August 1030/1100/1130 12K/1K/5K 1K/5K 13 October 2000/2030 19 October 0600 5K 17 Nov. 0930/1000 1K/5K 8 December 0930/1000 1K/5K


at Kimbro Pool next to McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center at Lewis Main! Recreational and lap swims, plus adult swim lessons, are available throughout the week and on weekends. See the full schedule at


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How to make traveling abroad easier Learn how to safely and effectively see your bucket list locations around the world

by Alisha Bator

describe. So, if you’ve always thought

traveling on my own, with friends, Fam-

raveling, with or without other people, is one of the most spectacular things I believe we have the opportunity to experience in our lives.

that going on a trip to a beach in Bali is

ily and clients, it’s that I rely deeply on

a bit out of your reach, consider these

the resources around me wherever I go.

planning tools to turn the potential dis-

Your biggest support will be your hous-

comfort into the most amazing experi-

ing situation — whether that’s a hotel,

ences of your life!

hostel, rental apartment or a stranger’s


The world is a diverse, colorful, musical, talented and extraordinary place that I’m grateful to be able to witness. Now, how can we all get out there and be a part of this masterpiece? Say you’ve been looking at photos for months, admiring the midnight sun in Norway and pinning must-see ancient remnants in Guatemala. Yet, something always seems to hold you back from getting that ticket and going after your dreams. There are many obstacles when it comes to traveling, typically revolving around time and money. Then, once you’ve finally taken the big leap, the warnings come flooding in. We’ve all heard them, usually being concerns of a certain destination. The truth couldn’t be further from these notions — in fact, I believe that everyone should take the opportunity to travel, whether it’s by yourself, with friends, Family or on an organized tour. Leaving your comfort zone in any sense holds remarkable transformational effects, but when it comes to traveling abroad, the benefits are far too many to


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Planning is everything I don’t mean that you need to have every single thing set in stone before you even set out. Most of the time, the most sensational moments come when you maintain flexibility and allow yourself to chase whatever opportunities present themselves to you each day. To plan means to educate yourself on where you’re going, and it’s so important to have a knowledge of some below-thesurface cultural qualities. Knowing that in Thailand it’s considered disrespectful to have the bottom of your feet facing toward another person, or that Belize has an incredibly diverse history and English can get you around quite easily,

couch, the people who are residents of your destination will be helpful assets for your needs. Whether your concerns are about safety, health, transportation, diet restrictions or just simply not knowing enough about how to make your time there exactly what you envisioned, utilize the employees, maps, travel agencies and other dorm-room occupants to get answers to all of your questions! Any time I’ve ever needed to get to a hospital, know which bus to take to get to the next town or which streets and neighborhoods I should avoid (and ones I can’t afford to miss), there has always been someone nearby with the

will help you participate more deeply

answers. That’s part of the fun, isn’t it?

and effectively in day-to-day experi-

Being bold, meeting new people, seeing


breathtaking sites, failing at the lan-

Talking to your local travel experts,

guage you’ve been practicing for months

reading blogs, country embassy sites or

and learning all about yourself along the

details in Lonely Planet beforehand are


extremely useful tools to help you be the best guest you can possibly be, because that is what we are, cultural guests!

Find your support systems If there’s one thing I’ve learned from

Smart decisions The truth is, there are still situations that can make being a traveler more problematic. It’s still a fact that travelers tend to be targets for crimes, such as

Alisha Bator

We were in a Thai villiage by the Burmese border and this guy in the village had two elephants that hung out in the river. If you said “Boom, boom,” their trunks would go in search of wherever the pumpkin was coming from — in this case, from me holding it in my mouth. (Alisha Bator leads outdoor yoga, international and ladies-only trips with the Outdoor Recreation Program.)

theft. This should not deter you; rather,

• Meet people to go to the next destina-

country, you automatically become an

it should help you make smart choices

tion with! People in hostels love to

ambassador for it! Every story you share

when it comes to planning and execut-

create communities. Enjoy group

will become the new image that people

ing a trip abroad. Here are some do’s and

dinners with people from every corner

have of that place. Use that power for

don’ts of traveling:

of the world, and maybe spend the

good! Change the preconceived notions

• Don’t bring your most expensive or

next week traveling together.

of the world. When we share our experi-

shiny jewelry — wearing your favorite

• Try not to walk alone at night, espe-

ences, we help bring the world closer

earrings, watch and clothes will not go

cially down poorly lit streets with little

together, so get out there and travel the


pedestrian traffic.


• Bring your camera to document the experience! But if you have an SLR or GoPro, make sure you keep it in your bag that never leaves your side, not around your neck out in public. When

• Travel with a small day bag, not a big one that begs the question, “What are they keeping in there”?

Share the experience!

Travel with us The Outdoor Recreation Program offers trips all over the world! Travel on cultural, recreational, leisurely and

I’ve also learned that I find out the

adventurous trips. We can even design a

than not there’s a big camera dangling

most about a place from people who

private tour for you. Join us for an expe-

in front of them.

have been there. So, when you visit a

rience of a lifetime this year!

you picture “tourists,” more times


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JBLM 100 TARGET Park inside Scouts Out Gate & walk out to the range, or travel from East Gate Road through the training area.

For more info, call 253-967-7056.


JBLM and Washington Sporting Clays Association 2018 schedule: Jan. 20 Feb. 18 March 17

April 28 May 19 June 16

July 14 Aug. 18 Sept. 29

Oct. 20 Nov. 17 Dec. 15

Register 9AM–12:15PM; • Shooting starts 10AM Entry fee: $35 for nonregistered shooters; $42 for registered shooters. Winter range hours: Wed.–Thur., Sat.–Sun. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Unit shoots available on request on Fridays. Retail store & firearms transfers Wed.–Sun. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Note: All guns being brought onto any part of JBLM must be registered at Waller Hall in accordance with JBLM 190-11. New gun registration form can be acquired by accessing installation link and filling out HJB FORM 816-1 2014. Type or print legibly all information and read back side of the form (DO NOT BRING FIREARMS INSIDE THE BUILDING). Visitor Center personnel will provide further direction and guidance to complete the registration process. Personnel are responsible for ensuring that guns being transported are NOT LOADED and in a soft or hard gun case. Ammunition will be stored separately and all items will be located out of arm’s reach (e.g., trunk, back seat, etc). Individuals having guns are to go directly to the firing range and are restricted FROM STOPPING AT INSTALLATION FACILITIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: Lewis Exchange, Gas Station, etc. Ranges open at 10 a.m. for shooting on shotgun ranges.


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Ready to experience the Pacific Northwest like never before? Let the Outdoor Recreation Program experts guide you to places you never knew existed in the Pacific Northwest! Plan your awesome outdoor adventures for January now. Trip gear and transportation are included. Details and registration are available at Ladies’ day out backcountry ski/board Photography 101 Snowshoe Carbon River Snowshoe Salmon La Sac Snow tubing Yoga for skiers Snowmobiling Bald eagle float Bald eagle photo Stevens Pass backcountry ski overnighter Snowshoe Commonwealth Basin Crosscountry ski Lake Easton Introduction to backcountry skiing Seattle night photography Kayak skills class Backcountry skiing Photoshop 101 Cross-country ski Lake Easton Advanced Photoshop Snowmobile-access backcountry skiing Snowmobiling Yoga for snowshoers Backcountry skiing Wilderness First Aid Mountain biking Snowshoe Commonwealth Basin Snowshoe Hurricane Ridge Seminar on Planning International Trips Seattle photo excursion Introduction to backcountry skiing

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Photos: Kaweka Stoney

Northwest Adventure Center • 253-967-7744 8050 NCO Beach Rd., Lewis North Adventures Unlimited – 253-982-2206 739 Battery Rd., McChord Field


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by Patti Jeffrey


ake this year different by setting a goal to do something you’ve never done before! Here’s a partial list of a wide variety of new things you can get into with JBLM MWR — the sky’s the limit!

Join a bowling league Bowl Arena Lanes is accepting new members for bowling league teams in January. Take advantage of this fresh start to jump on board and brush up your bowling skills in a fun way! Available openings are on the Sunday adult league and Thursday night adult league, plus Saturday morning youth bowling (come sign up your youth Saturday, Jan. 6). Interested? Call Bowl Arena Lanes at 253-967-4661 for more information.

Learn how to golf Take individual golf lessons from our pros at JBLM golf courses at either Eagles Pride or Whispering Firs. After you get a few lessons under your belt, practice on the course with winter discounts. By spring, you might feel confident enough to enter a tournament! For more information, call the pro shop at Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124.


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Start your own licensed child care business at home

Also check out the new 2018 Race Calendar on page 13.

Become a youth sports coach or volunteer parent

Live on base? If you love kids and want to help improve their lives, start your own business at home as a Family Child Care provider. You’ll get free training on how to run your business so you can earn up to $2,000 per month. You’ll also get subsidies for completing training modules. The next FCC orientation is Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6–8 p.m. at the FCC office at 2013B N. 3rd and Pendleton at Lewis Main. Call the FCC Office at 253-967-3039 for more details.

Go snowshoeing

Volunteer for Child & Youth Services sports as a youth coach or volunteer parent. You’ll get free training and CYS household credits for your coaching. For more information, call the youth sports office at 253-967-2405.

Know how to mat & frame Save time and money — learn how to mat and frame your own prints, photos or artwork at your Arts & Crafts Center! Bring a friend with you and learn together! Call 253-982-6718 to set up your individualized class. To learn about other creative classes you can take, visit

Take up running for fun races Take up running so you can enter JBLM races! We have plenty of opportunities for you to work up from 5K to 10K and even triathlons in our races at JBLM. For more information, visit JBLMmwr. com under Sports, Fitness & Aquatics.

Snowshoeing is a fantastic way to explore the backcountry in wintertime with other people who like the great outdoors. Sign up for a trip to a variety of locations this winter with the Outdoor Recreation Program experts who will outfit you, take you there, teach you the basics and lead you to new sites. Trip descriptions and registration details are available at

Learn the sport of sea kayaking With all the salt water surrounding us, it’s natural to want to get out there and explore the area. Learn how to sea kayak with Outdoor Recreation’s sea kayak program. They offer five levels of kayak skills classes at various times of the year. You’ll learn these new skills at an indoor pool. Start any time and master as many levels as you like before you head out on kayak trips in the spring. If you already know how to kayak, join us on trips throughout the Puget Sound waters in the months to come. Check out trip descriptions and more information at Questions? Call 253-967-6263.

Take up sporting clays shooting Improve your skills at shooting moving clay pigeons with the monthly sporting clays fun shoots at the Skeet & Trap Range at Lewis Main. You can rent a shotgun and safety gear at the range and get tips on how to aim at moving targets. See the schedule for 2018 on page 16 and call 253-967-7056 for more information.

Get an ATV RiderCourse certification Take the ATV RiderCourse™, a program designed by the ATV Safety Institute. The ATV RiderCourse provides a fast-paced, half-day hands-on training session that includes ride inspection, starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding and much more. Set up a group class by calling 253-967-7056 and ask about the ATV RiderCourse training. Continued on page 20.


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Challenge yourself to do something new this year! Get your certification for scuba diving Take beginning, intermediate or advanced scuba classes for less than half the cost of what the region has to offer. Five-star PADI-certified instructors start you off in the pool. Only when you master basic skills will you head out to the Puget Sound for open-water dives to complete your certification. Winter’s the perfect time to learn. The

in a warm pool. Only when you’ve mastered those skills will you be allowed out in the Puget Sound to test what you’ve learned and be awarded certification. Call the Scuba Diving Center inside the Northwest Adventure Center at

Learn a new language — free! Did you know that when you become a JBLM library patron, you receive access to free online language learning? Explore the many different languages

gram today.

Library at 253-982-3454 or Grandstaff

Learn the art of car care Learn how to keep your vehicle in

you can see underwater life more clearly.

McChord Field Auto Center offers one-

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sonalized instruction.

you can learn — call the McChord Field

tip-top shape at your Auto Centers. The

Don’t worry about the cold water — it

Call 253-982-7226 to arrange for per-

253-967-3405 to learn about the pro-

Puget Sound waters are free of algae and

stays about the same temperature all


year, plus you’ll learn all the basic skills

Library at 253-967-5889 and find out how to become a patron today. For details, visit

Strengthen & tone your body

on-one classes on how to change your

Feeling a bit slow or tired? Start the

oil and lubricants, plus basic car care.

new year right at the JBLM Fitness Reso-

lution Fair Saturday, Jan. 13 at Wilson Sports & Fitness Center from 9– 11:30 a.m. Get in the best shape of your life with the help of free certified trainers and dozens of free classes at your choice of JBLM fitness centers! Learn what sports & fitness centers offer at and see the schedules at

Learn to budget & save money Save money with expert tips at free classes through AFCS/DFPR’s Financial Readiness Program. See the schedule on page 29.

Healthcare made easy. Military families can get same day appointments at the Pacific Medical Centers clinics in Puyallup and Lacey. If you are active duty family or retired military, you can enroll in USFHP. Close to home. US Family Health Plan is a Department of Defense sponsored TRICARE Prime® option.



TRICARE is a registered trademark of the Department of Defense. Defense Health Agency. All rights reserved.


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Become an FCC provider Start a home business as a Family Child Care provider Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base at JBLM, become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and their Families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free resources for your business. Learn about FCC at the Tuesday, Jan. 9 orientation from 6–8 p.m. at the FCC office (no children at the orientation due to space/discussion topics). Seven full-day training classes will meet Jan. 22–23, 25–26 and 29–31 from 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. following the orienta-


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tion. All classes are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is at 2013B 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-967-3039.

Play to Learn Join the Children’s Museum of Tacoma for fun at Raindrops & Rainbows, Escape Zone The Children’s Museum of Tacoma brings “Play to Learn” fun to Escape Zone and Raindrops & Rainbows parentand-child play centers Wednesdays this winter. The fun is from 10–11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and 1:30–3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Play to Learn is a free program for youth ages 6 and younger and their parents, grandparents, friends, Family and neighbors. Come by for activities, songs and group circle time! Upcoming dates and themes are: • Jan. 10: Polar pals. • Jan. 24: All about the alphabet. • Jan. 31: Dinosaurs. Escape Zone is located at McChord Field, 841 Fairway Rd. (off Lincoln Boulevard). Call 253-982-8590 for more information. Raindrops & Rainbows is at Lewis North, 8179 American Lake Blvd. Call 253-966-4802 for details.

Engage in spring sports Enrollment opens now for spring youth sports Sign up your youth ages 8–18 for Junior Olympic Archery Development Jan. 2–31. The cost is $50 per youth. The parents meeting and start of practice is Friday, Feb. 2; the season ends Friday, April 27. Looking ahead, registration opens for Special Olympics aquatics, track and field and soccer skills Thursday, Feb. 1 for ages 8–18. The fee is $55 per youth. Youth must be registered with CYS and have a current sports physical on file to enroll in sports at Call 253-967-2405 for additional information.

Be a coach We need your enthusiasm for youth sports Share your love of sports with JBLM youth as a volunteer sports coach. Youth Sports provides training and offers sports fee vouchers. A background check is required. For more information, stop by the

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SKIESUnlimited offers a variety of dance classes for youth of all ages. Visit their open house Friday, Jan. 12, 4–6 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center to learn more.

Youth Sports office at 2295 S. 12th St. at Lewis Main. The office is open weekdays

event at SKIESUnlimited. All children and their parents are

from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Questions? Call

invited to join us Friday, Jan. 12 from


4–6 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center as

SKIES opens the house Dance on! The holidays might be over, but the magic of “The Nutcracker” ballet doesn’t

we learn about dance, art and theater programs. Wear a costume and dress up like your favorite Nutcracker character, learn Nutcracker choreography, meet our per-

7:30 p.m. for dance company auditions. The dance company is tailored for ages 6–18 to perform at JBLM and in the local community. Enroll online at today to begin a fantastic dance adventure! SKIESUnlimited is located at 6398 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. Call 253-966-3539 for more information.

formers, create hands-on art and theater projects and more!

Yes, the dance continues! Do you have

have to be! Ring in the new year with

a dancer who likes to shine on stage?

a free Nutcracker-themed open house

Join SKIES Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 6–


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Build a better life


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with tools that work

See what AFCS/DFPR can equip you with to navigate the new year with success

AFCS & DFPR form new team As a joint base, JBLM leads the way with many initiatives and offers new opportunities. We continue to see ways to streamline and improve services for our Service members, DOD civilians, retirees and their Families. Most recently, we’re excited to announce the merger of Armed Forces Community Service and the Directorate of Human Resources into the new Directorate of Personnel and Family Readiness. For those of you newer to JBLM, AFCS has been around for a few years, but was created by combining the former Army Community Service and Airman & Family Readiness Center programs and services, including Army Emergency Relief, Air Force Aid Society, Employment and Financial Readiness Programs and EFMP. DHR has also been around for years and houses many programs and services you might recognize, such as in- and out-processing, DEERS/ID cards, Retirement Services, Education Services and Servicemember for Life–Transition Assistance Services. There is no immediate change in services — you’ll find most programs and services in the same location (whether it be Waller Hall, HAWK Transition Center, Stone Ed, AFCS-McChord and several other buildings). Over the coming year, we hope to streamline services to make accessing

them easier and offer diverse services in more locations. We appreciate your patience as we update signs and rebrand our locations — your feedback is welcome at any of our programs at If you need assistance or are trying to locate a program or service, call 253-967-7166.

Kick-start your education & career this year with ACES! JBLM’s Armed Forces Continuing Education System is here to support your education and professional progression! Stone Education Center, located at 6242 Colorado Ave. at Lewis Main, houses local and national university and college branches with an array of degree and certificate programs. Other services include advising, adult basic math and reading skills courses, professional testing and a large student computer lab. Make an appointment or register at for services and workshops that include: • In-processing (for those new to JBLM). • Educational advising (for assistance with course planning, changes in college/degree programs, financial aid, general assistance and more). • Transition education services (for those leaving the military). • Career Skills Programs (employment training). • GoArmyEd Portal 101 class. ACES can also help you navigate the world of tuition assistance, VA education benefits, scholarships and financial aid. Continued on next page.


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Build a better life with tools that work

As a reminder, the National Military Family Association offers education and professional funding — the application deadline for this period ends Monday, Jan. 15 (the next deadline is May 1– June 30). Visit spouses-scholarships for details. Soldiers can visit for tuition assistance information and many other resources. To make an appointment for educational advising services or the workshops mentioned here, visit Call 253-967-7174/7925 or visit

Dial in to learn about Survivor benefits The JBLM Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselor invites Survivors to call in and listen to the benefit experts to discuss milestone benefits for Survi-


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vors Wednesday, Jan. 24 from1–4 p.m. through a free conference call (605-475-4120, access code: 8475028). Learn which benefits will continue once your child turns 18, understand your Tricare benefits and more. Certain milestones can affect benefits, so it’s important to know and plan ahead. To register, go to (under Classes & Activities, SOS). If you need assistance, contact the AFCS Survivor Outreach Services Financial Counselor at 253-967-3672.

Explore EFMP events The Pacific Science Center is wheeling down to JBLM to bring EFMP Families free interactive Space Odyssey workshops Friday, Jan. 26 (Clover Park and Tacoma school districts have no school that day and Steilacoom and Yelm school districts have early release).

Registration is required (opens Tuesday, Jan. 10) at Space is reserved to foster a sensoryfriendly environment. EFMP Families can register for a free one-to-one 45-minute IEP/504 clinic (offered by DPFR and PAVE) Thursday, Feb. 8, hosted by CYS School Support Services at JBLM CARES. Families will have an opportunity to send their documents and concerns ahead for advocates to review and make best use of time in working through current concerns or planning for the next aging-up transition (i.e., preparing for high school or post-secondary education as it relates to IEP/504). Registration is required (opens Wednesday, Jan. 24) at For more information or assistance, call 253-967-7166.

Resiliency tip of the month

Select events



Ready to Rent



GoArmyEd Portal 101 class

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays


Families OverComing Under Stress helps you set goals

Accessing Higher Education Workshop

Mondays, Thursdays 253-967-3258

Local College Field Trip



The start of a new year is when many Families set resolutions or goals. When creating goals for your Family this year, be sure they are specific, measureable, achievable, realistic and time-bound (think “S.M.A.R.T.”) to increase your success. The FOCUS program helps families to create and reach S.M.A.R.T. goals. Don’t

Toddler & Young Child Play Group (12-36 mo)



Baby Play Group (0–12 mo)



Mom to Mom, and Dads Too! (6 weeks– 6 mos)



Concept Block: I Married a Service member, Now What?

Tuesday, Jan. 16


Financially Fit

Wednesday, Jan. 17


Dine and Dial

Wednesday, Jan. 17


just get by, get stronger! Come see us! FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331 at Lewis Main. For additional information, call 253-966-6390 or email You may also visit or

Résumé 101

Thursday, Jan. 18


Income Tax Basics

Friday, Jan. 19


JBLM Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Jan. 23

253-967-3633, 253-982-2695

Milestone benefits Class

Wednesday, Jan. 24


Supervisor Training

Thursday, Jan. 25


Thrift Savings Plan

Thursday, Jan. 25


Key Spouse Initial Training

Saturday, Jan. 27


It Takes Two

Monday, Jan. 29


Interview Ready

Thursday, Feb. 1


1-2-3 Magic

Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22


Baby Boot Camp

Saturday, Feb. 3


Healthy Relationships for Teens

Monday, Feb. 5


Concept Block: TBD

Tuesday, Feb. 6


JBLM Community Update

Wednesday, Feb. 7


Job Fair Success Workshop

Wednesday, Feb. 7


Understanding AER Policies and Procedures

Wednesday, Feb. 7


Basic Tax Preparation

Wednesday, Feb. 7



Feb. 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 253-967-5901 28, Mar 5, 7

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Feb. 8


Five Love Languages for Couples

Thursday,Feb. 8


Financially Fit

Thursday,Feb. 8


Income Tax Basics

Thursday,Feb. 8


Understanding Money and Credit

Thursday,Feb. 8


Basics of Investing

Thursday,Feb. 8


Conflict Management

Monday, Feb. 12


Home Buying Basics

Tuesday, Feb. 13


Infant Massage

Feb. 13 & 20


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For more AFCS classes and briefings (including Yakima), call 253-967-7166 or visit For details, call the number listed, visit the event calendar at or “like” us at


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Build a better life with tools that work

EAP tip of the month New Year’s resolution techniques that sustain change As we begin to contemplate New Year’s resolutions, it’s helpful to consider the stages

When we reach the Maintenance Stage, our action plan involves continuing the

of change that often occur when moving through decisions to modify behavior or

behavior change. At this point, we’ve

actions. The Transtheoretical Model, developed by Prochaska DiClemente, relates that

probably kept a commitment to more

we move through various stages of change before adapting and maintaining a new

permanent action, such as having quit


smoking or making a routine of exercise.

In the Precontemplation Stage, we’re unsure or unaware of the need for change. For

As the new year greets us, keeping

example, they may be unaware of an impending medical diagnosis or the long-term

these stages in mind may help with the

effects of smoking.

longevity of our resolution goals through

During the Contemplation Stage, we become aware of the pros and cons of a making a decision to change. For example, news of a disease or the risks associated with a continued behavior such as smoking. Next, during the Preparation Stage, we may be fueled with determination to begin

the New Year and beyond. Download a free Positive Activity Jackpot app that may help with positive event scheduling, available through

the steps to modify or change behaviors, such as smoking less or increasing exercise

the National Center for Telehealth &

to offset diseases.


In the Action Stage, we continue to move forward by modifying or acquiring new

To learn more about this topic, stop by

behaviors, such as gradual decrease of cigarettes smoking or deciding to add a brisk

to see the EAP team at 2008B N. 3rd St.,

walk to a daily routine to promote healthy habits.

Room 114 or call 253-732-2214.


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If you’re new to JBLM or haven’t visited your libraries yet, come see what you’ve been missing!


• Dash and Dot Feb. 2 for ages 6 and older. • Makey-Makey March 2 for ages 6 and older. • Ozobot April 6 for ages 6 and older. • Drones May 4 for ages 14 and older. Call 253-967-5533 for more information.

— this month, register by Jan. 5 for the Jan. 12 club. The next registration opens Jan. 26 for the Feb. 2 event. Register online at the JBLM libraries “Calendar of Events” page at

interests by making, producing, solving,

New Lego Club at Grandstaff!

creating, collaborating and thinking

Kids of all ages love to build upon their imagination with Lego sets. Join others ages 3 and older at the new Lego Club at Grandstaff the second Friday of each month starting at 4 p.m. We provide the Legos! Registration is required one week prior

Did you know you can reserve a room at Grandstaff Library for your group? Host your next Scout meeting, book chat, hobby club, study group and neighborhood meeting for an hour, a day or several days. The room

Grandstaff gets STEAMed! Come participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program featuring science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Participants can uncover talents and

with different inventive projects each month. Classes are held the first Friday of the month, 6–7:30 p.m. Projects include: • Littlebits Coding Jan. 5 for ages 8 and older.


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Host your group at Grandstaff’s space

includes an LCD projector, 52-inch white board, HD TV and free WiFi.

Call ahead at 253-967-5889 to reserve your space Mondays–Fridays anytime from 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Book Patch Get creative at Girls’ Club Girls ages 7–15 can “Come Craft, Create & Conversate” at Book Patch Library once monthly on Fridays! Have fun at “Paint & Party Night” Jan. 12 from 6–7:30 p.m. No registration is required. Next month’s project is Heat-Sensitive Changing Slime Feb. 9. Here’s what’s being planned for the

months ahead:

display at Book Patch Library — each

• Shimmer, Glimmer & Glitter

month explores a new and exciting type

March 16.

of book.

• Mixed Media Wearable Art April 13.

After you read the book, we’ll meet,

• Float like a Butterfly Friday, May 11.

greet, snack and chat! This month, we’ll

Join sensory-friendly storytime

meet Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6–7:30 p.m.

Families are invited to Book Patch Library Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. for a free sensory-friendly story-telling time with song, dance, music and a craft in a soothing environment. No registration is needed.

Snack & chat for kids Kids in grades 3–6 can check out a book from the monthly book club

to discuss graphic novels. No registration is needed; just drop in!

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This month’s club meets Thursday,

Have fun at Novel Navigators

The Teen Book Club meets the first

Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Also enjoy activities,

Wednesday of each month from 4:30–

crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes!

5:30 p.m. at McChord Library. Get ready

Library’s Novel Navigators! This adult

No registration is required.

for the Feb. 7 meeting by checking out

discussion group meets the second

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry.

Wednesday of each month at McChord

It’s Family movie night! Bring the entire Family to Book Patch Library’s free movie night and refreshments Friday, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. Bring blankets, pillows and camp chairs to make yourselves comfortable for the Family-style feature. Just drop in; no registration needed!

Like to discuss books? Join McChord

Transportation is available from Hill-

Library at 4:30 p.m.

side Teen Zone for teens registered with

The Jan. 10 meeting is about “The

CYS and Teen Zone (if you want to regis-

Girl’s Guide to Homelessness” by

ter with Teen Zone, call 253-967-4441).

Brianna Karp.

If you don’t need a ride to McChord

Check out the next book starting

Library, CYS registration isn’t required.

Wednesday, Jan. 10 to read for the next discussion. A limited number of copies

Build anything at Lego Club

are available at the desk.

Kids ages 3 and older can get creative


at McChord Library’s monthly Lego Club

Inviting all teens

the imagination.

Teens are invited to a peer book club!

— we provide the bricks and you provide

Attend Kids’ Book Club Kids in grades 3–5 can join McChord Library’s monthly Kids’ Book Club. Read

The club meets the first Friday of every

fun books, meet fun people! Attend the

Maximize your reading experience by

month at 4 p.m. This month’s meeting is

Wednesday, Jan. 17 club to talk about

talking about current teen novels with

Jan. 5. The next available sign-up starts

“Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen.

others your age.

Friday, Jan. 26 for the Feb. 2 club. Space

This month’s club meets Wednesday,

Stop by McChord Library now to regis-

is limited; register on the library’s Calen-

Jan. 3 to talk about “Thirteen Reasons

dar of Events at or

Why” by Jay Asher.

call 253-982-3454.

ter and get a copy of this month’s book. The club meets the third Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m.

McChord Library is located at 851 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field; 253-982-3454. Grandstaff Library is at 2109 N. 10th (on Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main; 253-967-5889. Book Patch Library is located inside Grandstaff; 253-967-5533.


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