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JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD

October 2019

MORALE, WELFARE & RECREATION GUIDE

Try to survive JBLM’s

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE RUN Page 18

Enjoy scares & treats Pages 3, 23, 33 & 37

Keep your trickor-treaters safe Page 25


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FOCUS

IN THIS ISSUE FOOD & FUN 4

Director, Family & MWR Venicia Morse Marketing director Kimberly Perrenot Editor/writer Patti Jeffrey Layout & design Patti Jeffrey Contributors Brittany Catanzaro, Dawson NaugleSuchman, Leslie Thomas Contributing photographers Toby Bartley, Brittany Catanzaro, JBLM Public Affairs, Lional Kam, Patti Jeffrey 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 kimberly@JBLMmwr.com. 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 Lewis-McChord 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.

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Cover photo: Patti Jeffrey

Celebrate autumn Enjoy German buffet, weekly barbecue, food specials, Family dance, football viewing, golf specials, art and craft projects and more.

SPORTS & FITNESS 16 Make a run for it Dare to enter the Zombie Run; join Championship 5K; enter swim meet.

FEATURE 22 We’re creeping it real Take on the ultimate creep show; have fun at trunk-or-treat; keep kiddos safe while trick-or-treating.

ADVENTURES 26 Take Family on fall hikes Leave behind distractions and stress and head out on Family-friendly hikes.

YOUTH 32 Welcome fall fun Enjoy free Harvest Fest; enroll in youth sports; join the Teen Zone and more.

LIBRARIES

36 Discover secret worlds Costume up for parties; join fun Fantober events; read “Books with Bogan”; enjoy storytimes, reading clubs and more.

MILITARY & FAMILY 44 Build life & relationship skills Hear survival story; clear the fog by communicating more effectively; join free classes for Family life, resiliency, financial and job resources and skills. JBLMmwr.com

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What MWR means to me Our resolve at MWR is to improve your morale, look out for your welfare and give you ways to recreate. Each month, we’re looking at what this means to people who participate in MWR activities and events.

SGT. DAWSON NAUGLESUCHMAN is the current BOSS president at JBLM. The BOSS program offers recreational and service opportunities to single Soldiers and Airmen serving at JBLM.

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In this day and age, we have many challenges facing us, whether they are deployments, extended field problems or even simple problems at home. However, there’s always a program dedicated to the ensuring that Service members and civilians at JBLM are always taken care of! That is the goal of the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program. As the newest Soldier to hold the position of Better Opportunities for Single Service members president, I have the great pleasure of working with all the departments and personnel within MWR to provide help to Service members across this great installation. The amount of work and dedication that civilian and DOD personnel have invested into this base has made it a name known across the Army, both CONUS and OCONUS. One of the greatest things MWR has is the sheer amount of activities and resources available to the residents of JBLM — from school programs and assisting Families throughout the year with many free or low-cost events to the BOSS program that has given incoming and current Service members a great experience and journey to try new things while making new friends and comrades. To me, MWR is a lot less of an organization and more of an extended Family that has always welcomed and provided me and many others with amazing opportunities and ways to make not only ourselves better but to make those around us better. I cannot wait to continue improving and providing such an amazing service to the installation and watch it grow and further develop.

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Come celebrate with us at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade Friday, Nov. 1, 7–11 p.m. with dancing, food and drink specials. Best costumes win prizes! 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division), Lewis Main Friday Trivia Nights are also back! Liven up your week Oct. 4 and 18 from 7 to 9. Teams can be up to four people; prizes are awarded to the top two teams of the night! JBLMmwr.com

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FOCUS Food & Fun

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Savor food & drink specials & events German Buffet is back McChord Club’s German Buffet is back by popular demand! Reserve your places now to indulge in your favorite traditional dishes, such as bratwurst and sauerbraten, while you enjoy a live German-style band Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom. The cost is $22.95 for ages 11 and older, $12.95 for ages 4 to 10 and free for ages 3 and younger. Reservations are required by calling the Club at 253-982-5581. The Club is located at McChord Field at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Dine out at weekly barbecue Want to join us for a barbecue dinner Friday evenings? McChord Club is hosting a weekly indoor Chill at the Grill starting at 5 for $9.55 and up. Order your choice of New York or rib-eye steak, fresh fish or free-range chicken. Each meal comes with a grilled fresh vegetable, a small salad and a roll, with your choice of garlic mashed potatoes, a baked potato or rice. Weekly specials will include shrimp scampi, pasta dishes and even a sushi and sake night! A children’s menu is also available. Call 253-982-5581 for more information. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

Like Mexican food? You’ll love these specials Take advantage of your craving for fresh, tasty Mexican-style meals with these specials going on now at Habañero Mexican Grill at Whispering Firs Golf Course: • Mondays, get $5 margaritas and a dollar off Mexican beer.

• Tuesdays, come in for a taco and drink combo for $8. • Savor a meat quesadilla and beverage combo for $8 Wednesdays. • Receive a free soft drink with your meal purchase over $8 each Thursday. • Fridays, get free chips and salsa with the purchase of over $8 on food. • Every weekend, receive 20% off your total meal purchase when you show your round of golf receipt from the pro shop. Habañero is located at 895 Lincoln Blvd. at McChord Field. Questions? Call the pro shop at 253-982-2124.

The Club appreciates it members Club members, you’re being appreciated at a free luncheon at McChord Club Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family members and guests can also attend for $5 each. No reservations are needed. Not a Club member? Enjoy MWR perks and freebies when you join! See complete details on page 11. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

Try Sam Adams specials Round up the gang and head to Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride — it’s open to the public! Purchase a club half-sandwich and side salad for $7.95 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays during business hours. Happy hour is Thursday through Sunday, 3–5 p.m. with $1 off Sam Adams drafts. Sam Adams at Eagles Pride is just off I-5 Exit 116. JBLMmwr.com

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Take the kids to fun Family dance W ant a Family experience that creates fun memories? Make a plan to reserve your spots for the Family Dance, “Love You to the Moon and Back,” at McChord Club Saturday, Nov. 2 , 5–9 p.m. Dress up in your party clothes and get your photos in the photo booth, enjoy finger foods,

appetizers and beverages, participate in party games, create take-home crafts and groove out on the dance floor with DJ music! Reservations are required; call the Club at 253-982-5581/2795. The cost is $20 per pair and $8 for each additional person. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

Reserve holiday party spots early D on’t wait — now’s the time to book your holiday party at one of our JBLM locations that cater to you. We offer professional staff, experienced chefs and incredible sites at American Lake Conference Center, Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course, Whispering Firs Golf Course and McChord Club. Each venue offers a unique experience, from intimate settings to large gatherings and everything in between. American Lake Conference Center specializes in larger galas and events but also offers smaller settings — all with a stunning view of American Lake and the autumn gardens leading to the dock right outside. To see the variety of room options, menus, pricing and photo gallery, visit AmericanLakeConferenceCenter.com. Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride is open to the public and can accommodate up to 160 guests for parties overlooking the golf course in spacious banquet rooms. Whispering Firs books parties that can seat

40–100 people in a private setting. McChord Club hosts big parties and events with a dedicated full-service staff. The Club’s also great for cozy fireside reunions or private conferences. Club members receive special discounts. Find room and pricing details at JBLMmwr.com. Want help planning your party? Ask about menus, availability and pricing at: • American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Rd. at Lewis North; 253-966-4998/3987. • Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course off I-5 Exit 116 (open to the public); 253-324-8644. • Whispering Firs Golf Course at McChord Field, 895 Lincoln Blvd.; 253-982-2124. • McChord Club at 700 Barnes Blvd.; 253-982-5581/8175. For other party venues, such as the MWR Fest Tent, the Warrior Zone’s heated covered patio, Bowl Arena Lanes or Sounders Lanes, visit JBLMmwr.com under Food and Entertainment.

Left: A dressed-up dad and daughter share a special moment on the dance floor at McChord Club. Families can get together for a fun time with their kids at the Family Dance Saturday, Nov. 2. JBLMmwr.com

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Find your sports viewing home with us Get in on Warrior Zone esports

Warrior Zone treats you to football fun

Active duty Service members have their pick of esports tourneys Saturdays at Warrior Zone. All events are live-streamed at twitch.tv/ JBLMWarriorZone/events. Enter your choice of tourneys: Madden 20 Oct. 5 with Seahawks cheerleaders and players as special guests, Mario Kart Oct. 12, NBA2K20 Nov. 16 and more to come. Prize packages are valued at $500 for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third. Find registration details and rules for upcoming tournaments at fb.com/JBLMWarriorZone or JBLMmwr.com. Call 253-477-5756 for details. All events are open to ages 18 and older.

While you’re watching football at Warrior Zone, purchase food and drink specials from the Zone and get in on weekly football picks for prizes at the end of the season! Also come in for Sunday and Monday football specials all season, whether you watch on the big screen, overhead TVs in the Zone or outdoors on the heated, covered patio (we open a half-hour early on Sundays). Warrior Zone is on the corner of N. 17th and D streets at Lewis North (open to ages 18 and older). Questions? Call 253-477-5756.

Watch football at Sam Adams Come on out for football viewing at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade Thursday nights for football action on big screens, as well as ESPNU for Saturday college games. While you’re here, enjoy 16 brews on tap, game food, pool and more. Purchase pitchers during Thursday games with your appetizers and meals! Sam Adams Cascade is at 2400 Bitar Ave. (at Division) at Lewis Main. For a list of the new fall hours, visit JBLMmwr.com.

Catch UFC 243 action Watch UFC 243 Saturday, Oct. 5. Entry is for ages 18 and older at these locations: • Starting at 5 p.m. at McChord Pub (inside McChord Club), order food and brew specials during happy hour (until 7). Everyone’s welcome, and there’s no cover charge. • At Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade, take advantage of food and drink specials. Cover is $5 per person. • At Warrior Zone, order up food and drink specials while you enjoy the fights. There’s no cover charge. Visit JBLMmwr.com for location details.

Left: Service members relax with pool while others watch sports from overhead TVs and a wall-sized screen. Ages 18 and older can come in for video gaming, tourneys, card games, movies, meals from the Zone and more. Plus, catch a number of sports and UFC fights on the big screen. JBLMmwr.com

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McChord Club members get MWR perks

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o you enjoy food and entertainment at a discount or even for free? Take advantage of McChord Club’s membership rewards program! As a Club member, you’ll get reduced pricing and free perks throughout MWR (prepay for a year to make it easier!). Here’s what you get when you show your new Club membership: • Receive $1 off pub food and $2 off Friday Chill in the Grill dinner at McChord Pub. • Enjoy a free member appreciation luncheon or dinner each month. • Book a free party room rental at the Club. • Save with member discounts at Club events and holiday buffets. • Try to win the jackpot at free Club member bingo every Friday night. • With every food purchase of $7 or more, get $1 off from the Strike Zones at Sounders Lanes and Bowl Arena Lanes. Also pay only $1 for a shoe rental when you bowl. • Receive $1 off every food purchase of $7 or more at Habañero Mexican Grill (at Whispering Firs Golf Course). Also receive a free small bucket of range balls each time you golf. • Receive $2 off your food purchase of $20 or more at Samuel Adams Brewhouse Cascade (at Lewis Main) and Samuel Adams Brewhouse at Eagles Pride Golf Course. • Get 10% off all outdoor recreation equipment rentals at the Northwest Adventure Center and Adventures Unlimited. Also receive $1 off shooting at the Rifle and Pistol Range 15 and the Skeet and Trap Range. • At Warrior Zone, buy one pizza and get your second pizza half off. • At your Arts & Crafts Center, receive 10% off custom framing materials. • At your Auto Centers (McChord Field and Lewis Main), receive $1 off your bay or lift fee. Doesn’t it make sense to join the Club? Call 253-982-5581 for more details or drop buy the Club office at 700 Barnes Blvd. at McChord Field.

It’s easy to join McChord Club! You can choose to pay your dues with any credit, debit or ATM card, or by direct withdrawal. Manage your membership online at MyAirForceLife.com/Clubs/ClubMembership.aspx. Once you’re a member, you’ll receive notices of Club events, meal specials and programs automatically. Download the free MemberPlanet app from the App Store or Google Play to get notices on your smartphone or tablet.

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Unwind through creativity

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Kids’ Kraft classes are free Families are invited to come to the Arts & Crafts Center for free Friday afternoon Kids’ Kraft classes twice a month, 3:30–5 p.m. Have fun creating paintings with balloons Oct. 4, and make a creepy mummy from a bowling pin Oct. 18. Registration is free — call 253-982-6721 to reserve your spaces, since seating is limited.

Unwind through art Did you know that your Arts & Crafts Center’s staff is certified in the Resiliency Through Art program? Sign up for a facilitated afternoon if you need a space to unwind due to the stresses of everyday life or to simply explore art materials without thinking about the end result. You don’t need to be artistic to get a meaningful experience from the program. The class meets Thursdays starting at 1:30 p.m. Preregistration is required. For more information, call 253-982-6721.

Create beautiful ceramics Drop in and try out our “paint-&-go” ceramics studio. The studio is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. with clean-up at 4:30 p.m. You also can reserve the studio for ceramics parties, kids’ craft parties or a friends’ day out by calling ahead!

Learn a new hobby Start a new hobby this fall and create gifts for your Family and friends, plus handmade

treasures for your home! Call us and ask about our classes in basic sewing, book and scrapbook making, glass mosaics, quilting, knitting, crochet, sculpture, basket weaving, canvas painting, Zentangle, paper crafts and more.

Print your digital photos at kiosk Want to print out some of your favorite digital photos on high-quality photo paper? Come in to use our Kodak photo kiosk! Bring in your camera disks or smartphones to download and print starting at only 28¢ each! Photos are a great idea for holiday cards, your own photo calendars, collages and more — especially since you can print up to 8-by-10 inches. You can even download all your photos onto a CD for just $2 or videos for just $3. Choose from a variety of greeting card templates, too!

Homeschool classes available Homeschoolers ages 8–18 can receive expert instruction in art with a different theme each month. You’ll meet for four classes Thursdays, 1:30–3 p.m. in October. This month’s theme is “Past and Future” with a focus on design, texture, emphasis, form, realism and abstraction. The monthly cost is $50 for supplies and instruction. Art classes are also available for younger students; call 253-982-6721 for more information and to register.

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Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Oct. 1–31, 2019.

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only when presented in person at time of payment. No photocopies accepted. No cash value. Coupon is good Oct. 1–31, 2019.

Arts & Crafts Center at McChord Field 1121 Barnes Blvd. • 253-982-6721 JBLMmwr.com

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Golf at JBLM with

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autumn discounts Compete in golf scramble Enjoy the last Friday CG Golf Scramble of the season at Eagles Pride Golf Course Oct. 18! Entry is open to all DOD ID card holders. Enter as a four-person team or be placed on a team. The scramble shotgun start is 11 a.m. The cost is $35 per person and includes your green fee and cart rental. Call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 to enter; deadline is Thursday, Oct. 17.

Take advantage of October specials Take advantage of these specials: • Dewsweeper discount $19 green fees are available weekdays up to 8 a.m. Add a cart for $12 per rider. • Srixon golf special — Tee off anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays for a $20 green fee and receive a sleeve of Srixon golf balls (add a cart for $12 per rider). No substitutions. • Hole in Fun — Enter the contest on the same day you golf! For $1, you can win the prize fund (a gift certificate equal to the amount in the fund) if you make a hole in one on any par 3 at either golf course. • Bucket, Bite & Bev — Get a bucket of range balls, deli sandwich or hot dog and domestic draft or soda for only $11 at Whispering Firs or Eagles Pride (limit one per day, must purchase range balls in pro shop). Specials can’t be combined or used for tourneys and outings.

Treat the Family to golf Introduce your Family to the game of golf while having fun! A Family of four can golf nine holes at either golf course weekends after 2 p.m. for $40, which includes carts, rental clubs, range balls, hot dogs or snacks and fountain drinks for four. Valid for youth ages 6–15.

For more information Questions? Call Eagles Pride at 253-967-6522 or Whispering Firs at 253-982-2124. Eagles Pride is off I-5 Exit 116. Whispering Firs is at 895 Lincoln Blvd., McChord Field.

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FOCUS Sports & Fitness

Can you survive the outbreak?

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Make a run for it with Sports, Fitness & Aquatics Dare to enter zombie run Register now at JBLMraces.com for the 2019 JBLM Zombie Apocalypse 5K Run and youth Not-So-Scary 1K Run Saturday, Oct. 26, and try to survive what awaits you! The first 350 to register each receive a free ticket to the Walk in the Dark at Shoreline Park theatrical nightmare, valid for one entry before Saturday, Oct. 26. Grab your running shoes and come dressed in your best Halloween costume to face the creatures of the dark on this haunted course starting at Russell Landing Marina at Lewis North. Racers will wear flags and try to keep zombies from taking them during the run. All registrants will receive a custom finisher’s medal. Register by Wednesday, Oct. 9 and also receive a custom T-shirt (those who register after Oct. 9 will only receive a finisher’s medal). Unaffiliated civilians needing access to JBLM should have an approved, valid form of identification and register prior to Saturday, Oct. 12. IDs accepted are passport, enhanced ID or others listed from the Real ID Act. For more information visit dhs.gov/real-id-public-faqs. DOD civilians should select the “military affiliated” option during registration. (Active.com will charge a $3.50 processing fee.) Prerace packet pick-up is Friday, Oct. 25 at the Northwest Adventure Center, 3–6 p.m.

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Compete in Commander’s Cup sports Join Championship 5K

Enter swim meet

Join us at the Commander’s Cup 5K Championship run Friday, Oct. 18 at 6 a.m. at the MWR Fest Tent at Lewis Main. Preregister by calling the Intramural Sports Office at 253-967-6420, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. through Thursday, Oct. 17. Registration on run day is 4:30–5:30 a.m. The run will be throughout Lewis Main with road guards for safety beginning at the MWR Fest Tent. Units will gain 10 points for having Service members participate. First, second and third place also will gain 7, 5 and 3 points respectively toward their unit per category. The MWR Fest Tent is at 2200 Liggett Ave.

Attend the 2019 JBLM Commander’s Cup Swim Meet coaches meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at Soldiers Field House. The meet will be Nov. 5–6 at Soldiers Field House. This two-day event is open to active duty military personnel, Army and Air Force Reserve and National Guard Service members who are assigned or attached to JBLM. Teams will consist of swimmers from the same units. Swimmers without teams should attend the meeting for team placement. For more details, call 253-967-6420. Soldiers Field House is at 3236 2nd Division Ave. (at Handrich) at Lewis Main. JBLM Public Affairs

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Fit in a quality workout You have plenty of opportunities to get in shape at your choice of fitness centers, indoor

pools and an outdoor athletic complex. Check out updates on classes at fb.com/ JBLMSportsFitnessAquatics.

Jensen Family Health & Fitness Center Start time

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Tuesday

6:45 a.m.

Insanity*

9 a.m.

2022 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-5975

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Friday

Connected Warrior Yoga*

Indoor Cycling*

Insanity*

Cardio Circuit

Step Circuit

10 a.m.

MixxedFit

Yoga*

Bootcamp

Yoga*

11:30 a.m.

Tabata

Cardio Kickboxing

Zumba*

Cardio Kickboxing

4:30 p.m.

Yoga*

Ballet*

5:30 p.m.

RIPPED

Yoga

Monday

Noon

Bootcamp

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Cardio Kickboxing

Zumba*

5:45 p.m.

Yoga

Core & More

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Zumba*

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Thursday

Friday

Cardio Kickboxing

MixxedFit

RIPPED

MixxedFit

Core & More

MixxedFit

236 Handrich Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-4771

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Saturday

Spin**

9 a.m.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics

10 a.m.

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics

Water Aerobics

5:30 p.m.

Spin**

Wilson Sports & Fitness Center Start time

Saturday

Bootcamp

Soldiers Field House & Pool Start time

Head-toToe Weight Training

Yoga Zumba*

McChord Annex Sports & Fitness Center Start time

Saturday

Monday

11596 D St. & 41st Division, Lewis North • 253-967-7471

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

10:15 a.m.

MixxedFit

11:30 a.m.

Zumba

McVeigh Sports & Fitness Center Start time 6 p.m.

Monday

Tuesday

2160 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main • 253-967-5869 Wednesday

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Saturday

Tai Chi* *Class is taught by a volunteer and is subject to cancellation without notice. **Video-led. JBLMmwr.com

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We’re creeping it real, so let’s get the party startled! Have a fang-tastic time at special Halloween events Dare to go on ‘A Walk in the Dark’ The ultimate creep show awaits all who dare immerse yourselves in a theatrical nightmare. JBLM’s annual interactive horror theater, “A Walk in the Dark” at Shoreline Park, is a live Halloween event produced by BOSS volunteers. Dates are: • Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12, 7–11 p.m. • Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct. 19, 7–11 p.m. • Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26, 7–11 p.m. • A not-so-scary time for younger children is available Saturday, Oct. 26, 2–5 p.m. The scares won’t seem so frightening and the daylight will ward off the walking dead. A Walk in the Dark is located at the end of Shoreline Beach Road at Lewis North. The cost is $10 per person ages 13 and older and $7 for ages 12 and younger. The not-so-scary day costs $2 per person. Due to the large number of people going through the event, safety is paramount and emergency exits are available throughout

the exhibits. Guests are always led through the show by guides, and personnel who are trained in first aid are on site. Actors who want to take part in the production and other volunteers are welcome before the event begins. If you don’t mind wearing a mask or theatrical makeup, or if you prefer to work behind the scenes, contact BOSS at 253-967-5636.

Have fun at free trunk-or-treat Families, come out to Russell Landing Saturday, Oct. 26, 5–7 p.m. for free trunk-or-treating in conjunction with the not-so-scary theatrical nightmare and the Zombie Apocalypse Run. Enjoy goodies that include candy, prizes and giveaways, plus a Halloween craft. If you’d like to bring your car to participate, send an email to TrunkorTreatJBLM@gmail.com by Monday, Oct. 21; prizes include a $100 gift card for best decorated trunk. For more free Halloween-related fun, see page 33 with Harvest Fest details for the JBLM community and page 37 for Halloween parties at JBLM libraries. JBLMmwr.com

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Keep your little boos safe T

rick-or-treat time at JBLM is 6 to 8 p.m. in the housing areas on base Thursday, Oct. 31. Directorate of Emergency Services staff will provide extended patrols during this time. Make your time out with your kiddos safer with these tips: • Keep your children’s costumes brightly colored or reflective and short enough so they don’t trip. Dress them in well-fitted shoes for walking — not loose, flimsy or heeled shoes. • Instead of masks that might hinder their eyesight or breathing, apply make-up or face paint. Accessories, such as hats or scarves, should be secured in place so they don’t slip over their eyes or face. • Bring flashlights or glow sticks to illuminate your path. • Have your older children who go out with friends agree on a certain route and return time. • Remain on well-lit streets and go to homes with porch lights on in designated neighborhoods. Don’t enter any homes or cars for a

treat. Dorms and barracks are off limits, and only military units or groups with permits are allowed to have haunted houses, which are usually advertised beforehand. • Stay in sight at all times — never cut across yards, alleys, driveways or between cars. • Parents, check your children’s candies and treats before they eat anything, and ration candy to prevent sugar overload. On-base homes open for trick-or-treating should: • Keep your porches and walkways safe by removing anything children can trip over or slip on, including wet leaves. • Restrain your pets from jumping on trick-ortreaters. • Place the sign that housing gives out in your front window or on your door that you’re participating in trick-or-treating. If you’re a food-allergy-sensitive house, place a tealcolored pumpkin cut-out in your window or on your door to indicate that you’re giving out non-food treats. JBLMmwr.com

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FOCUS Adventures

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Take Family-friendly fall hikes for glorious scenery By Brittany Catanzaro ou’re on a limited budget but wish you could have a mini-getaway that’s also great fun for your youngsters. Take them on an easy wilderness hike they’ll never forget! Leave behind everyday distractions for a completely natural outdoor experience in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Now’s the perfect time to see all the glorious fall colors! Here are some fun kid-friendly hikes I know you’ll enjoy:

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Ape Caves Location: Mount St. Helens National Monument Travel time from JBLM: 2.5 hours Miles: 2.5 loop Elevation gain: 350 feet Pass: America the Beautiful or Northwest Forest (or pay the daily fee) This is a cool and unique adventure to take the kids on. Kids will love to wear a headlamp and explore a cave with interesting formations. The Ape Caves are actually lava tubes that formed about 2,000 years ago from lava flows. The cave you’ll access has an upper and lower trail. The lower portion is 0.75 miles long and is perfect for the Family with young kids since it’s easy. The 1.5-mile upper portion is more difficult and can take 2.5 hours to complete. This section is more adventurous as hikers have to climb over several boulders and climb up an 8-foot lava fall. Once out of the cave

from the upper section, you hike back through the forest to get back to the trailhead making a loop. Bring a headlamp with extra batteries and a flashlight for each person. Note that you’ll need to dress for cooler temperatures while underground (around 52 degrees year-round). No pets, food or beverages are allowed. Touching formations is off-limits in order to protect cave “slime.”

Barclay Lake Location: Index off Highway 2 Travel time from JBLM: 2.5 hours Miles: 4.4 round-trip Elevation gain: 225 feet Pass: America the Beautiful/Northwest Forest The hike to this lake is easy as the trail passes through a beautiful, lush forest. You’ll find a charming lake that sits right in front of Mount Barring, giving you a stunning view of the lake with a huge mountain skyrocketing in the background. Enjoy a nice picnic on the sandy bank right by the lake. There’s a toilet located at the end of the trail. You can bring your dog, too!

Hall of Mosses Trail Location: Olympic Peninsula, Hoh Rainforest Travel time from JBLM: 3.5 hours Miles: 0.8 loop Elevation gain: 100 feet Pass: America the Beautiful Continued on next page. JBLMmwr.com

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Here’s a wonderful short hike that shows off the beauty of a stunning rainforest near Forks. The rainforest erupts with a mystical presence showing off its green glory. This hike is perfect to take little kids and has informational signs posted around the trail. The massive trees with moss curtains hanging from their branches is a spectacular site to explore. Even the drive to this area is breathtaking. Right next to this trail is the Spruce Nature Trail, which is only an additional 1.2 mile loop. No dogs are allowed.

Alta Vista Trail Location: Paradise, Mount Rainier Travel time from JBLM: 2 hours Miles: 2.4 loop Elevation gain: 400 feet Pass: America the Beautiful This heaven-on-earth location is my favorite to visit in the fall. The blueberry bushes turn into a blanket of fiery red making the scenery incredible. Your kids will enjoy a variety of viewpoints as they hike around. You can start the trail at Deadhorse Creek, then make your way to Skyline Trail and finish it off with the Alta Vista trail for a wonderful loop hike. This hike offers stunning views of Mount Rainier with fall foliage in the foreground. Go at sunset for the most breathtaking views that will fill up your camera roll. No dogs are allowed.

Wallace Falls Location: Gold Bar Travel time from JBLM: 2 hours Miles: 5.6 round trip Elevation gain: 1,300 feet Pass: Discover There are many impressive waterfalls along the lush, forested trail as you pass over wooden foot bridges. The hike is sectioned by lower, middle and upper falls. The hike to the lower and middle falls is easy, and the hike to the upper falls is moderate with switchbacks. The lower falls view has a covered picnic area perfect

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for Families to enjoy some lunch and take a nice break. The view from middle falls is the most impressive with a massive Wallace Falls plunging down. Watch your kids be amazed by their first look at this viewpoint. Save this hike for a rainy/cloudy day. The gushing waterfall has an impressive flow during most of the year, but on a rainy day it can’t be beat. This trail is dog-friendly!

Get your park passes first America the Beautiful Pass (national parks and federal lands) is free for active duty military and spouses with DOD cards. I get mine at the Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier National Park, but many people from base acquire the pass from Nisqually Wildlife Refuge since it’s so close to base. You can get the state parks Discover Pass at the Northwest Adventure Center for $35. You can also buy it online at discoverpass.wa.gov for $35.

Keep everyone safe! Prepare not only for the weather, but for the worst kind of weather — just in case a quick weather shift appears and you need a tarp over your picnic site, rain gear and extra warm clothes. Always dress in layers on a hike and bring extra food and water, sun protection, a map and compass (or GPS receiver), flashlight, multiuse tool and duct tape for quick repairs to a shoe, torn backpack or torn clothing. Include a waterproof tarp for emergency shelter in a downpour. Also bring a first aid kit on your hike — scrapes, cuts, bites and rashes are common for adventurous kids outdoors. Establish rules for your children when you’re hiking so no one gets lost and remember trail etiquette (leave no trash or waste behind, let other hikers pass and don’t take anything from the woods). Most of all, have fun and enjoy bonding closer as a Family on your outdoor adventures!


Ride ATVs at ORV Park Did you know that JBLM has an Off-Road Vehicle Park? Go through ORV training and rent ATVs from the Skeet & Trap Range or bring your own ATV for hours of fun! What’s required before you ride: 1. JBLM ORV Pass — yearly pass for ORV owners costs $75 for the first vehicle and $25 for each additional per household, or you can purchase a day pass for ORV owners for $15 per vehicle (only JBLM ORV passes are accepted). 2. Safety video (required). 3. Safety gear — long-sleeve shirt, pants, over-the-ankle boots, goggles, helmet and full-fingered gloves. The ORV Park is open dawn to dusk with your JBLM ORV pass; it closes for military training. Rent ATVs at the Skeet and Trap Range for $50 an hour. Contact the Skeet and Trap Range at 253-967-7056 or Northwest Adventure Center at 253-967-7744 for information, passes, safety video viewing and closures.

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES AT JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD Work with a dedicated team Get hired with Morale, Welfare & Recreation and become part of a dedicated team that serves Families, Service members, civilians and retirees who visit, work, live and play at JBLM. Child & Youth Services is currently looking for program assistants for before- and afterschool programming and child care. Other positions include a variety of food service workers, food and beverage attendants, cooks, recreation assistants, recreational aids, custodial workers and more.

• Access to outdoor recreation areas (skeet and trap range, ATV course, marina, Shoreline Park and on-base cabin rentals and travel camps). • Full use of self-help auto centers, arts and crafts center, recreation centers, used-car buy-and-sell lots, library programs, parentand-child play centers and more. • Regular full-time and part-time employees also receive retirement benefits, health benefits and vacation and sick leave.

Perks for working at JBLM When you come on board, you’ll receive the benefits of working at JBLM: • Free on-the-job early childhood education training that can be used for college credit and job advancement (CYS positions). • Free use of fully equipped sports and fitness centers and pools, including free aerobics and fitness classes. • Full access to leisure activities (bowling, golf, American Lake recreation, skate parks, beachside picnic areas, on-base dining, special events and festivals). • Discount tickets to popular attractions across the U.S., movies, sports and more. • Inexpensive recreational rentals for camping, hiking, snow sports, water fun, parties, sports, RV traveling and other outdoor recreation. • Access to guided group trips and other outdoor adventures through the outdoor recreation program.

LOOK FOR UPCOMING JOB FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS on Facebook and at JBLMmwr.com. CYS & BOD Job Fairs are held at Eagles Pride Golf Course, off I-5 at Exit 116 — open to the public! Bring your Social Security card and birth certificate or passport and names and phones of four references. Submit two paper applications at the job fair.

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Welcome in fall fun with CYS Celebrate at annual Harvest Fest

Parent Central Services is at 2295 S. 12th St. (at Bitar Avenue), Lewis Main; call 253-966-2977 for an appointment. Family Child Care is at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue), Lewis Main; 253-967-3039. Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone is at 6397 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main; 253-967-4441. Youth Sports is at 6398 Garcia Blvd., Lewis Main; 253-967-2405. Visit JBLMmwr.com under CYS for more information.

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This year’s free Harvest Fest is promising to be an exciting extravaganza for JBLM Families! Come on out for games and prizes, get creative with crafts, decorate cookies, adorn yourself with face painting and temporary tattoos, enjoy bounce house fun, animal balloons, hot chocolate, treats and more! Families are invited to the fun Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon to 4 p.m. at Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone. Hillside is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-4441.

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 parent-and-child play centers Wednesdays this school year. Play to Learn is a free program for youth ages 6 and younger and their parents, grandparents, neighbors, Family, and friends who nurture children ages 6 and younger. Thematic curriculum invites individual play, fun group activities, songs, and a wholegroup circle time for children and adults to enjoy together. Just drop in — no registration needed. The fun is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Escape Zone and 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Raindrops & Rainbows. Upcoming dates are: • Oct. 9 — fresh fall leaves theme. • Oct. 16 — learn about shapes. • Oct. 23 — pumpkin fun. • Oct. 30 — all about bats. Escape Zone is located at 841 Fairway Rd. at McChord Field. Raindrops & Rainbows is at 8197 American Lake Dr. at Lewis North. JBLMmwr.com

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Sports develop self-esteem, team-building skills Sign up now for upcoming youth sports Take advantage of youth sports activities for your up-and-coming athletes! Kids can learn a new team sport or work on improving their game. Here’s a quick lineup of registration deadlines open through Friday, Oct. 25: • Lil’ Dribblers basketball (ages 3–4) costs $35 per youth. The parent meeting is Saturday, Nov. 2, practices start Monday, Nov. 4 and the season end Thursday, Dec. 12. • Basketball and cheerleading (ages 5–12) each cost $65 per youth. The parent meeting is Nov. 2, practices begin Nov. 4 and the season ends Saturday, Jan. 25. CYS Sports hosts recreational leagues that are inclusive of all youth who want to learn the

fundamentals of the game. Check online at JBLMcysRegistration.com for registration details and updates.

We need your energy for youth sports! Do you come to all your child’s games or meet and connect well with kids and parents? 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 details, stop by the Youth Sports office at 6398 Garcia Blvd. (Lewis Main). The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Questions? Call 253-967-2405.

Build a home business in child care 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 Families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free business resources. You also can take your business with you to your next duty station. Learn about FCC at the Tuesday, Oct. 22

orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office (no children allowed at the orientation due to space/discussion topics). Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the orientation. All classes are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) at Lewis Main. Questions? Call 253-967-3039.

Come join us at the Teen Zone Hillside Youth Center/Teen Zone is an open-rec program available at no cost to youth in grades 6–12 for recreational, academic and social opportunities. All youth must be registered with CYS and the Teen Zone. Stop by and check out the variety of programs and after-school clubs! Not registered yet? Find a friend who’s registered and tag along on a one-time pass. If you

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like what you see, fill out an application. The Teen Zone will do all the behind-the-scenes work, including verifying with parents for permission, to get you registered. New to JBLM? Join us on the last Friday of the month for our Hail and Farewell activities. Need a ride to the Teen Zone? Call us at 253-967-4441 to schedule a Teen Zone shuttle pickup or drop off.


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FOCUS Libraries

McChord Library is 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. All activities are free with no need to register unless otherwise noted.

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Discover the secret worlds of libraries We’ve concocted some great fun behind the scenes just for you!

Costume up for parties! ‘Chill’ out at teens’ horror movie Be ready for shrieks and chills at McChord Library’s Teen Horror Night. We’re showing “The Ring” (PG-13) Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Come in costume, snack on treats and get ready to be entertained!

Enjoy kids’ costume party Come dressed in your costumes for McChord Library’s Family Halloween party starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Families with kiddos ages 3–10 can enjoy a bone-chilling good time with music, treats, games and crafts!

October special events Join Fantober at JBLM libraries Help celebrate “Fantober” at JBLM libraries with movie nights, crafts, an e-tournament, prize drawings, themed days and Star Wars Day! Dress as your favorite pop culture character when you attend any of these events. Attend McChord Library’s Thursday storytimes at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m. and immerse yourself in interactive fun with cool crafts: • Thomas the tank engine stars Oct. 3. • Oct. 10, it’s off to Star Wars. • Oct. 17, get friendly with Disney characters. • Superheroes are featured Oct. 24.

Also come to McChord Library for these special Friday movies starting at 6 p.m. (with free popcorn!) to enjoy the “fandoms” you know and love: • Oct. 4 features “Aladdin.” • Oct. 11 is “Star Wars: A New Hope.” • Oct. 18, we’ll sing along with the animated classic “The Lion King.” Book Patch Library is offering special Friday events for Fantober: • Pokémon Day Oct. 4 — watch Pokémon movies (free popcorn!), go on a scavenger hunt and trade or show off your cards. • Lego Day Oct. 11 — enjoy Lego movies, books and more. • Mario Day Oct. 18 — make crafts, see a show and play Mario video games. • Disney Princess Day Oct. 25 — watch a princess movie and get a glitter tattoo! See pages 38 and 41 for more events.

You’re invited to Star Wars Day Calling all Padawans and Jedi Knights! The Empire’s invading McChord Library Saturday, Oct. 12, 1–2:30 p.m. Take part in a themed costume parade, crafts, storytime, special guest appearances, food, fun and more!

Find Peter, get a prize Find Peter the Pumpkin for a prize when you visit Book Patch Library in October! He hides somewhere in the library and moves to a new location each night. JBLMmwr.com

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Find fun at Grandstaff & Book Patch libraries

Teen Filmmakers Production Crew

Fun clubs for boys & girls

Youth ages 11 and older can join the brandnew McChord Teen Film Production Crew at McChord Library! We meet Mondays at 4 p.m. to learn the art of filmmaking and creating our own independent short films step by step. Just drop in!

Book Patch Library invites you to monthly clubs with fun activities to help build confidence, creativity and friendships: • SuperGirls Club meets the second Tuesday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. Girls ages 7–11 can join in on hands-on crafts and activities Oct. 8, plus make new friends! • Mudspots & Robots Boys Club is open to boys of all ages for engaging activities the third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 p.m. Make your own mask Oct. 15!

Dream in STEAM Club Calling youth who want to explore the world of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics! Join McChord Library’s Dream in STEAM Club and learn how to design, build, problem-solve, create and expand your knowledge in engaging activities every other month! This month, we meet Friday, Oct. 18 from 4–6 p.m. and enter into a world of unlimited imagination. The program is geared toward ages 8 and older (ages 6–7 also can participate with a parent or guardian). Registration is required starting Friday, Oct. 4 at JBLMlibraries.com or call McChord Library at 253-982-3454.

Book a tech expert for free Are you puzzled by new devices, downloads and software? Get one-on-one help with your technology questions at the McChord Library. We’re here to: • Assist you with digital resources, such as library’s e-books or audiobooks. • Help you get familiarized with your phone, laptop or tablet. • Help you better learn your software. Book a one-hour session with a tech expert at McChord Library to get started! Tech help is offered Mondays at 3 p.m., Wednesdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m. Call McChord Library at 253-982-3454 for more information and to make an appointment.

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Create at BYOU teen girls’ club Spend a girl-fueled power hour of creativity and awesome nosh at the Be Your Own You teen girls’ club the first Tuesday of each month, 4–5 p.m. This month, we’ll meet Oct. 1 and create sugar skulls sand art.

Get STEAMed Ages 6 and older can participate in Grandstaff Library’s free STEAM Makerspace program with science, technology, engineering, arts and math. We meet the first Thursday of the month from 4–5 p.m. Participants can uncover interests by making, producing, solving, creating, collaborating and thinking with projects. Plan to enjoy dash and dot fun Oct. 3!

‘Gamers Guild’ for Families Want a night out of free fun? Visit Grandstaff Library each month to play board games, cards and video games! This month as part of Fantober, drop in Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a Super Smash Bros. tournament! Try to win a first-, second- or third-place prize, plus enter to win a door prize! No registration is needed.


Attend joint library activities Build at Lego clubs Calling all master builders! Kids ages 3 and older can get creative at JBLM libraries Lego clubs at 4 p.m. the first Friday of the month at McChord Library (Oct. 4) and the second Friday of the month (Oct. 11) at Book Patch Library. We provide the Lego sets, and you provide the imagination! Registration is required for McChord Library at JBLMlibraries.com starting one week prior, or call 253-982-3454. No registration is needed at Book Patch.

Check out free wi-fi hotspots On the go or planning a vacation and need internet connectivity? Check out a free wi-fi hotspot with your library card or place one on hold and we’ll email you when it’s ready for pickup. Each checkout is limited to one week with no renewals. Stop by today!

Play board games with friends Kids and adults can have a blast playing with an entire collection of board games available at your JBLM libraries. Bring your friends and make new ones as you set up cool games to play after school. Stop by any location to see the impressive game collections. JBLMmwr.com

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Enjoy brand-new storytime programs Read ‘Books with Bogan’ Kids can spend time reading their favorite book to a reading assistance dog at Book Patch Library’s “Books with Bogan.” Bogan’s here from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. twice monthly. By providing quiet comfort, the trained dogs transform into supportive reading buddies and trusted friends in a safe and welcoming space. Call 253-967-5533 to reserve your spot. Bogan’s waiting to hear from you!

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Bring the Family to bilingual storytime Want to enrich your language skills? Come to McChord Library and enjoy a SpanishEnglish bilingual storytime on the second Thursday of each month starting Oct. 10 at 4 p.m. (immediately after the regular storytime).

Book clubs for adults Take part in Novel Navigators book club Like to discuss current books? Join the Novel Navigators book discussion group for adults that meets the second Wednesday of


Look on page 37 for more special reading events during Fantober!

• Kinder-Ready Storytime that meets every Tuesday, 10:30–11:30 a.m., developing essential skills to prepare children ages 3–5 for kindergarten. • A Family storytime that meets each Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all ages. every month at 4:30 p.m. at McChord Library. This month’s meeting is Oct. 9 to discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. A limited number of copies are available; register in person at McChord Library to receive a copy. Check out next month’s selection in time for our Nov. 13 meeting.

Attend Afterthought book club Come to Grandstaff Library on the third Monday of every month for our Afterthought all-inclusive adult book club. We’re exploring and discovering new books to enjoy! As part of Fantober events, plan to join us Oct. 21, 5:30–7 p.m. for a special screening of “Carrie” by Stephen King.

Family reading fun Enjoy storytimes at Book Patch Book Patch Library offers two weekly reading events! Come join us for:

See what Kids’ Book Club is all about Youth in grades 3–5 can join us at McChord Library’s monthly Kids’ Book Club the third Wednesday of the month. Read fun books and meet fun people! We’ll meet Oct. 16 at 4 p.m. to discuss “Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer Holm. Check out a copy from the front desk!

Join us for Yoga Storytime Ages 3–5 can come join other youngsters at McChord Library for a full-body experience building early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time! Yoga Storytime includes stories, stretches, movement activities and breathing and relaxation exercises (dress in comfortable clothes). We meet the last Friday of every month starting at 10:30 a.m. This month, we’ll meet Oct. 25. Yoga mats are provided; space is limited. Registration is required at JBLMlibraries.com and begins one week prior. JBLMmwr.com

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DPFR services can make a difference Hear powerful survival story at special event In honor of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DPFR Family Advocacy Program presents “Behind Closed Doors” with Susan Still speaking on behalf of those whose lives have been impacted by domestic violence (as seen on “20/20” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show”) at McChord Theater Friday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is available on first-come, first-served basis at JBLM-dvam-2019-susan-still.eventbrite.com through Thursday, Oct. 24 (those needing a base pass must register by Friday, Oct. 18). For more information on FAP services, call 253-967-5901 or visit JBLM.armymwr.com/programs/FAP. Confidential victim advocacy services are available through the JBLM’s FAP Installation Victim Advocate 24/7 Safeline at 253-966-SAFE (7233). Questions on classes and briefings? Call 253-967-7166 or visit JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. For more details, call the phone number listed or “like” us on Facebook.

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Clear the fog October in the Pacific Northwest is sometimes better known as “FOGtober,” when the marine air creates a layer of fog that hangs on throughout the day. Don’t let a blanket of fog cloud your home and relationships! Learn about the many communication skills (such as “I” statements instead of “you” statements) that can help clear the air. Come see us at the Families OverComing Under Stress program to learn more ways to keep the fog out. Don’t just get by, get stronger! FOCUS is located at 2013B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue) in Room 331. Call 253-966-6390 for more information, or email JBLM@focusproject.org. You may also visit online at FocusProject.org or fb.com/ FOCUSresiliencytraining. JBLMmwr.com

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Volunteers help ecology Participate in Prairie Oak Preserve restoration Join the millions of Americans who rally into a single day of action to help change the world. Share your community spirit at JBLM — get your unit, organization or Family, neighbors and friends involved in Make A Difference Day Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This year, DPFR is partnering with the Department of Public Works to rally volunteers to help restore the Prairie Oak Preserve located on JBLM. We’re looking for 50 or more volunteers to help with restoration and to remove Scotch broom. To participate, register at JBLM-make-adifference-day-2019.eventbrite.com or meet us at the prairie at 10 a.m. For more information, call 253-967-2324.

Reserve your party place Holiday party reservations are opening Sign up to host your December party at the DPFR Family Resource Center starting Monday, Oct. 21 at JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. This opportunity is open to all units, squadrons, SFRGs, booster clubs and JBLM private organizations (one reservation per organization, maximum of 125). Time slots for parties are Sundays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 to 5:30 and 5:30 to 10. Each time block includes setup to cleanup time. Questions? Call 253-967-9496.

Spotlights Have fun at EFMP Family karaoke EFMP Families! Come as you are (or in your favorite costume) to enjoy a fun-filled night of costume karaoke! Step up to the microphone

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and sing or just hang out, listen and socialize. This event is free for JBLM EFMP Families, courtesy of our sponsors. Registration is required at JBLM-efmp-karaoke2019. eventbrite.com.

Attend fair to learn about higher education Everyone’s welcome to attend Stone Education Center Education Fair Thursday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about education programs, colleges, universities, training opportunities and more. Prepare for your next career and speak with representatives from local area universities, online colleges and technical schools. Stone Ed is at 6242 Colorado Ave., Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-7295 or 253-967-2208.


Learn to communicate more effectively Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., states, “Nonviolent communication shows us a way of being very honest, without any criticism, insults, or put-downs, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness.” The art of communicating allows us speak our truth or share our perspective in a way that is most likely to lead to an understanding in which we feel our values and needs are heard. Nonviolent communication is a “Language of Life” according to Rosenberg, who identifies four communication processes to feel more connected to those around us. The components are: 1. Observations — observing (see, hear, remember and imagine) both who we are and who those around us are free of evaluation or judgment (such as observing/wit-

nessing someone crying). 2. Feelings — the emotions and sensations we feel as a result of our observations. For instance, how we feel when we witness someone crying (empathy, compassion). 3. Needs — the need or value that caused the feeling. For example, what the person in distress needs (comfort, compassion). 4. Requests — by expressing what we actually want and taking responsibility, we convey a request rather than a demand. For example, by stating “Would you like me to help?” we express compassion without evaluation or judgment. To learn more about this topic, stop by to see the Employee Assistance Program team at 2008B N. 3rd St. (at Pendleton Avenue), Room B114 at Lewis Main or call 253-732-2214.

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Check out our events & classes

253-967-7166 or visit JBLMdpfr.timetap.com. For details, call the number listed, visit the event calendar at JBLMmwr.com or “like” us at fb.com/JBLMdpfr.

DPFR classes and events are free — take advantage of as many as you can! For more classes and briefings, call us at

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Overseas Briefing

Mondays

253-967-6338/2590

Toddler Play Group

Tuesdays

253-967-5901

Talk and Play

Wednesdays

253-967-5901

Baby Play Group

Thursdays

253-967-5901

Newcomers Orientation

Tuesday, Oct. 15

253-967-2590

Résumé 101

Thursday, Oct. 17

253-967-3397

Preretirement Briefing

Thursday, Oct. 17

253-966-5883

Reentry Briefing

Thursdays, Oct. 17 & Nov. 7

253-967-3633/2590

SFRG Funds Custodian (day)

Friday, Oct. 18

253-967-3397

FRC Holiday Party Reservations Open

Monday, Oct. 21

253-967-9496

Reintegration Workshop for Family Members

Monday, Oct. 21

253-967-3397

SFRG Funds Custodian (evening)

Tuesday, Oct. 22

253-967-3397

LinkedIn 360

Thursday, Oct. 24

253-477-9675

Make A Difference Day

Saturday, Oct. 26

253-967-2324

Five Love Languages for Singles

Monday, Oct. 28

253-967-5901

International Spouse Orientation

Friday, Nov. 1

253-967-3628

Key Contact (day)

Monday, Nov. 4

253-967-3397

Alaska Briefing

Monday, Nov. 4

253-967-6338/2590

7 Principles of Making Marriage Work

Nov. 4, 6, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27

253-967-5901

Predeployment Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 5

253-967-3397

Hawaii Briefing

Tuesday, Nov. 5

253-967-6338/2590

Smooth Move Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 5

253-967-3628

Active Parenting for Teens

Nov. 5, 7, 12, 14 & 19

253-967-5901

Nurturing Parents

Nov. 5, 7, 12 & 14

253-967-5901

#Adulting

Nov. 5, 7, 12 & 14

253-967-5901

Baby Boot Camp

Wednesday, Nov. 6

253-967-5901

ACT Men

Nov. 6, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27; Dec. 2 & 4

253-967-5901

Volunteer Orientation Training

Thursday, Nov. 7

253-967-2324

Volunteer Management Information System Organization Point of Contact Training

Thursday, Nov. 7

253-967-2324

The Complete Federal Résumé

Thursday, Nov. 7

253-477-9675

Parent’s Café

Thursday, Nov. 7

253-967-5901

24/7 Dad

Nov. 12 & 19

253-967-5901

SFRG Leadership (day)

Nov. 13 & 14

253-967-3397

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