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BLDG. 4050 | P: 361-6349

Boater Safety

August 25, 1300 Fee: No cost Learn the basics of Alaska boating. A Boater Safety Card is issued at the completion of the course and is valid for four years. Card is required to rent any watercraft from the ORC.

Rock Climbing August 17, 0900 Fee: $10

Come on a day trip to one of the nearby climbing sites to try your hand on some real rock! Outdoor recreation provides all climbing equipment including helmets, harnesses, shoes, ropes, belay devices, and carabiners. Be sure to pack your own lunch, snacks, and drinks.

Gulkana Glacier Day Hike August 11, 0700 Fee: $20

Head to the Alaska Range and hike to the fantastic Gulkana Glacier. Nothing makes an Alaskan adventure complete like standing on these giant rivers of ice surrounded by jagged mountain peaks. Bring [2] THE BEAR NECESSITIES * AUGUST

a lunch and an extra pair of shoes (old sneakers are great!) to cross the river in. This trip is sure to be an amazing experience.

Women In The Wilderness Rock Climbing August 4, 0900 Fee: $10

Try rock climbing outdoors on this women only trip to the cliffs north of Fairbanks. Enjoy a day of fresh air and new challenges as we climb above a beautiful valley. No experience needed! Bring water, snacks, lunch and active clothing.

Family Berry Picking August 5, 0900 Fee: $5

One of the great things about living in Alaska is bountiful food nature provides. Head into the hills to collect berries and enjoy the outdoors before winter comes. Remember to bring a container to put your berries in!

Quartz Creek ATV Overnight

August 11-12, 0800 Fee: $150

Spend the weekend traveling and camping by ATV in the White Mountains! This adventurous trail leads us over high tundra passes and next to fantastic granite tors. Please bring breakfast and beverages for the trip as well as goggles, gloves, over the ankle boots and a pack to put it all in! Outdoor Recreation will provide the ATV’s, helmets, camping gear, water, lunches, dinners and transportation. An ATV Safety Course is required prior to the departure date. If you need equipment coordinate with the Outdoor Adventure staff at 361-4089/2652.

Smoke Those Salmon August 12, 1300 Fee: $5

Smoked salmon can cost a lot of money in the store but with a little know how and some tricks and tips from our staff, you can enjoy this tasty treat all year long.

Dall River Pike Hunt

August 17-19, 0800 Fee: $200 An Alaska State Fishing License is required! Join us for a fishing trip to the Dall

River drainage, a remote tributary of the Yukon River, where the tenacious Northern Pike lurks in its murky water. Fish over 40 inches are not uncommon. Camp in the very definition of Alaskan Wilderness and attempt to fish your way into the record books. You provide breakfast, fishing rod and reel, tackle, small cooler, bug dope, rain gear, sleeping bag and pad, current Alaska State fishing license. We provide transportation, tents, coolers with ice, lunch and evening meals.

Overnight Float Trip August 25-26, 0800 Fee: $50

Venture out onto one of Alaska’s countless rivers for a weekend of relaxing and floating fun. ORC will provide the transportation, food, and equipment needed for this trip. All you need is good clothing (NO COTTON!) and a desire for adventure. No previous paddling skill is required!

Stiles Creek ATV Run August 26, 0800 Fee: $75

A one day ATV run to Stiles Creek in the Chena River State Recreation Area. Transportation, ATV and Helmet will be provided. Bring your lunch, snacks, drinks, gloves and daypack with bungee cord to strap to ATV. Over the ankle boots are required. Departs the ORC at 8:30 am. An ATV Safety Course is required prior to the departure date.

Valdez Silver Salmon

August 31-September 2, 0800 Fee: $275 An Alaska State Fishing License is required! These Silver Salmon are not only fun to catch but also make for some tasty eating. If you catch the largest fish of the day you could be the winner of the “Valdez Silver Salmon Derby” as long as [3] THE BEAR NECESSITIES * AUGUST

you have purchased a ticket prior to leaving the docks. Don’t forget your camera! We provide transportation there and back, campground and Charter. You will need to bring camping gear, food, refreshments and fishing license. Reservations must be made by August 17.

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Upper Chena Canoe Sept 8, 0800 Fee: $20

Explore the Upper Chena River during Alaska’s brief fall! This will likely be the last chance to get out on the river before winter is upon us! Bring lunch, water and snacks for the float. Fall colors, berries and wildlife abound in this section of river!

Clearwater Silvers

September 21, 22, 23, 24 Boats depart the launch at 9 am. Location: The Clearwater River Boat Launch. Fee: Adults $40, Youth (15 and under), $20 An Alaska State Fishing License is required! The Clearwater River outside of Delta Junction is one of the clearest streams in the interior. By the middle of September the Coho runs come in strong and will continue into late October. The exact time of the run is not predictable, but generally occurs in mid to late September. Meet our boats at the Clearwater Boat Launch to begin this late season fishing adventure. Clearwater Lodge is available nearby for food and lodging at the customer’s expense.

Summer Fitness Classes at the PFC All classes fitness classes are held in Bldg. 3709. For more information, call 353-7223/7275.

Hour of Power: Group Strength

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12 – 12:45 p.m.

Boot Camp: Strength & Cardio Wednesdays: 5 – 6 p.m.

Group Cycling

Mondays & Wednesdays: 12 p.m. Tuesdays: 6:30 a.m. & 5 p.m. Thursdays: 6:30 a.m. & 4 p.m.


Mondays & Thursdays: 6 p.m. Saturdays: 1 p.m. Zumba classes are $7 each or purchase a 10 punch class card for $70 and receive the 11th class at no cost.


BLDG. 3401 | P: 353-4227

All ACS classes are held in the training room of building 3401 unless otherwise noted. They are offered at no cost. Advance registration is required. Class may be cancelled if minimum of 5 participants is not met. Limited childcare is available for class participants and ACS volunteers. Please call 361.9065 to register your child. For a complete list of ACS classes and workshops, visit www.calendarwiz. com/ftwainwrightfmwr or call 353-4227.

Newcomer’s Orientation and Information Fair

August 8, 22 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center, Building 1044 Garrison Newcomers Orientation provides information for Soldiers, Family members and Civilians new to Fort Wainwright within 60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers. Spouses and Civilians are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, call 353-7908.

Financial Readiness Training for First Term Soldiers

August 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Post Library, Building 3700 Financial Readiness is scheduled to host the Personal Financial Readiness Training at the Post Library classroom. Topics include: Principles of Personal Finance, Banking and Credit, Saving and investing and Budgeting (Among others). Advance registration and current end of month LES is required. For more information please call 353-7438.

Family Readiness Group Trainings

Mobilization/Deployment Program will host a series of Family Readiness Group (FRG Trainings) August 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28, 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Post Library Classroom, Bldg 3700 Please RSVP and include: Name, phone number, email address, unit information and trainings you would like to attend. RSVP required via email to

Volunteer Orientations/VMIS Trainings

August 23, 0830-1000, 1000-1130, 1300-1430 and 1430-1600 ACS, Bldg. 3401 Several sessions will be held throughout the day. Which one will you attend? For more information and to register, call 907-353-2382

EFMP Lunch and Learn

August 16, 12 to 1 p.m. Post Library, Bldg. 3700 Open to members of the Exceptional Family Member Program. For more information, call 353-4460.



BLDG. 3702 | P: 353-2654

It’s National Bowling Month!

Enjoy Buy One Get One Free Bowling – BOGO – All Month – All Day – Everyday.

Family Fun Day

August 4 free Bowlopolis DVDs (while supplies last), Bouncy Hut, and Family Challenge Bowling Games. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Wicked Wing Challenge August 15 The HEAT is ON! Finish six and walk away with a bag-full of fun! Drink Specials in the Gold Rush Lounge and a visit from the Miller Girls to keep things spicy! 5 to 7 p.m.

Red Head-Pin Bowling August 23 A strike wins you a free game! Offered all day long.

Wrap up the month with free bowling

August 31 Live entertainment 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Gold Rush Lounge.

Motherlode Café

Meatball & Mozzarella Italian Hoagie with side salad and large fountain drink just $8. Lunchtime Fun with HeadPin Bowling! Let us serve your lunch lane side while you try your skill at striking a frame with a colored head-pin and winning a free game. Just $2.50 per game, shoes included. Now available Wednesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Cosmic Bowl

Join us for an awesome entertainment experience! Stylish cosmic bowling is a nonstop, high-fiving, total sensory overload, and an unforgetable good time. Friday and Saturday nights 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. plus live DJ every Saturday night.

Gold Rush Lounge

Enjoy our special Wild Wing Wednesdays after work social hour from 5 to 7 p.m. – free wings while they last! This month’s drink special is the Watermelon Martini – A refreshing summertime spin on a classic cocktail. Pair it with one of our all new signature appetizers.

Plan your next event

Birthday Party, Hale & Farewell, Off-Sites, Organization Day, Unit FUNctions...we host them all right here at your Nugget Lanes Bowling Center. Call or stop by for a personal tour and meeting with one of our planners.



BLDG. 1049 #2 | P: 353-7713 OUTREACH SERVICES

Parent’s Night Out

August 14, 1745-2045 CDC II, Bldg. 4176 Must register by August 6. Limited Space Available. Cost is $12 per child.

Parent’s Date Night August 18, 1600-2200 CDC II, Bldg. 4176 Must register by August 10. Dinner provided. Limited space available. Cost is $24 per child.

All children must be registered with CYSS to receive services. For more information call 3537713. Army Family Covenant benefits are available for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers.

Participants will receive The Happiest Toddler on the Block DVD upon class completion.

Babysitter’s Course

August 9-10, 10-1400 Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 This course offers participants certification in American Heart Association CPR (infants, children and adults) and First Aid, and the 4-H Babysitter;s Course. Classes are open to adults and youth 13 and up. Successful completion of the course offers participants the option of being added to the CYSS Babysitter’s List.

Home Alone class

Parent and child play group every Monday and Thursday from 930-1130 at LFCAC. This Month’s Focus is on Assessments. Activities will include introductory children’s sign language, activities to assist children in managing their emotions, active movement activities and fine motor development. For more information please call 353-7372. This program is a partnership with Army Community Service and CYS Services.

August 23, 1800-2000 Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 -The Parent portion covers the installation home alone policy, how to determine if your child is ready to be alone, how to ensure the safest home alone experience for children, and what the children are covering in their classroom. Parents receive a workbook to assist in this process. -The student portion covers safety, family expectations and house rules, the policy on the installation, and some basic snack ideas. Each student receives an I'm Alone workbook to assist in preparing for being home alone and to keep all of their important information together.

Terrible 2’s Class

Child Assessments

Romp and Stomp

August 14, 1830-2030 CDC II, Bldg. 4176 Never again feel powerless while your toddler screams and screams. Learn how to calm outbursts (often in seconds), stop 60-90% of tantrums before they happen, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your child.


August 6, 0900-1300 LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 Bring in your children ages 0-5 and complete the Ages and Stages Developmental Questionnaire and receive activity ideas and resources to spark further growth and development in your child. Walk-ins welcome. Average assessment lasts for 20 minutes.


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Acting Beauty and the Beast July 30 - Aug 3 Do you know what it takes to put a play together? The Acting Guild is coming to Ft. Wainwright and will be putting together the play “ Beauty and the Beast”. Open to registered youth kindergarten through 12th grade. If you’d like to get involved, call 361-5437.

July 3 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Audition and30-August Practice: Mon - Fri from Youth will on a theatre (Auditions andwork practices are at production SAC, Bldg. 4166.) from start to finish with a performance at Post Theatre at 4 p.m. Friday. Performance: Friday Aug at 4 p.m. For more information, call3353-7713.

Post Theatre, BldgChange: 1555. Venue Location The performance will

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Parent Orientation

August 3, 5 p.m. Bldg. 4109 Sixth graders and new arriving youth are invited to join Youth Services for hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and refreshments. Parents will learn about programs that will be offered at the YS during the school year (mandatory meeting). For more information, call 361-5437.

Register by August 31


The Military Child Education Coalition and Fort Wainwright CYSS Present…..


A Parent Education Conference

Wednesday 12 Sept. 2012

Youth Center 4109 Neely Road Fort Wainwright

0900-1200 Special Evening Session 11 September:



Gerri Withers 353-7713 gerri.m.withers.naf@

(see below)

Conference sessions will include:

School Transitions: What Every Parent Should Know Seminar will examine the social and academic impact of multiple school moves on students of all ages. Participants will explore strategies and receive a variety of high quality resources that will enable them to obtain the information and make the plans necessary to ensure smooth transitions for their students.

Preparing for the Journey: Giving Your Child a Head Start on the Road to Academic Success Parents of children from birth to five years of age will come together to explore facts about early learning and to develop a plan to build literacy, science, and math activities into their daily family routine. Kindergarten readiness will also be addressed. Participants will receive the Military Child Education Coalition book, Chart Your Course: Preparing for the Journey, along with other early literacy resources.

Keys to Success in Elementary School Parents of elementary school students will explore the keys to academic success in elementary school: organization, communication, and involvement.

Special Evening Session 11 September from 1830 to 2100 Chart Your Course for Success in High School and Beyond Parents and their middle and high school students are encouraged to attend this seminar where high school curriculum, college applications, and financial aid will be addressed. (see Chart Your Course Flyer for info) 254.953.1923 ~ 909 Mountain Lion Circle Harker Heights, TX 76548 ~ CFC #10261 “Military Child Education Coalition®,” “MCEC®,” “Tell Me A Story™,” “TMAS™,” and associated trademarks and design elements ar e owned by the Military Child Education Coalition. © 2009 Military Child Education Coalition. All Rights Reserved


SKIES Exploration


Location Building 1045, $45 2-5yrs, Wed 1030-1115 2-5yrs, Wed 1130-1215 2-5yrs, Sat 1130-1215 Enjoy a variety of art, cooking, and science activities.

(Classes will meet twice a week in building 1045) Cost is $60 per month 4yrs, Wed/Sat 1030-1100 5-12yrs, Wed 1530-1630 and Sat 1130-1230 13-18yrs, Wed 1630-1730 and Sat 1230-1330

Let’s Move It, Move It

Please note that times and locations are subject to change. For more information, call 353-7713.

Location Building 1045, $45 2-5 yrs, Wed 1300-1345 2-5yrs, Sat 930-1015 This is a movement and physical activity class that will encourage your young child to move, shake and wiggle their way to fun!



BLDG. 3700 | P: 353-2642 Come to the Library for writing assistance (brainstorming, researching databases and editing for any college courses). Monday - Thursday 4-6 Make your appointment today by calling 353-2642 or visiting the Circulation Desk. Walk-ins are welcome, time permitting. ~Empowers Soldiers and All College Students to Reach Their Academic Goals~

Mondays and Thursdays 4-6 United Through Reading:

One of the most difficult things a child can experience is being separated from a parent for an indeterminate period of time. United Through Reading helps ease the stress of separation for military families by having Soldiers read children’s books aloud via DVD for their child to watch at home.


Multicultural Story Hour-- Hawaii! August 15, 4:30 p.m.

Aloha, hoaloha! Today we read some Hawaiian stories and try some Hawaiian snacks! Wear your Hawaiian shirts and colorful clothes for this fun and educational event!

Story Hour & Crafts: August 3

In Poland the 33rd Annual World Footbag Championship will take place this week! We’ll celebrate here at the Post Library, make our own “footbags” and have our own games!

August 10

Back in 1846, the Smithsonian was founded on this day. We’ll have stories and cool crafts to celebrate!

August 17

Wild Edibles! Come to Chena Cove for a special outdoor activity exploring our own backyard. A special guest from the UAF Extension program will teach us about Alaska's edible flora. This is a family event.

August 24

It is “Be an Angel Day!” Come show your wings at the Library.



BLDG. 2092 | P: 353-6223 Golf Instruction

Still time to tune up your game before; well you know (Snow flies). Come on out and meet Vinny. Word on the street is he’s pretty good at what he does. Why not learn how to do it right the first time instead of trying to break old habits. Call the golf shop at 353-6223 and schedule an appointment you won’t be disappointed. Golf Shop 353-6223

Special Events

Contact the Golf Course and let us make your event or special function memorable. Got a group of 12 or more who want to play golf. Contact the Golf Shop and we will schedule your t-times so that you can play as a group. Golf Shop 353-6223 EVENT SCHEDULE FOR AUGUST DATE TOURNAMENT TIME TYPE POC TUESDAYS LADIES DAY 10 AM GOLF T-TImes Pro-Shop 353-6223 Monday Mens L/Hdcp L 5:30PM F/B TT T-times Tuesday Mens H/Hdcp L 5:30PM F/B TT T-times Wednesday Men’s Day 8AM – 12PM T-Times Wednesday Eielson Intramurals 1AM – 2PM T-Times Wednesday Mixed Couples 5:30PM F/B TT T-times Thursday BOGO 8AM - 12PM TT T-Times Pro-Shop 353-6223 Thursday Ladies League 6PM /Alt F/B SG Shotgun 17 August Training Day 8AM Shotgun Golf Shop Tournament



353-6610 For a free ride home.

Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Training Holiday Weekend Hours: Thursday through Sunday 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (B.O.S.S.) meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Warrior Zone. For more information, call 353-7648.

Sponsored by:

No U.S. Army endorsement implied.



BLDG. 1044 | P: 353-7755 Chess Club

August 4, 11, 18, 25 3 – 5 p.m. The club will provide an informal setting for those who love the game to meet, play and discuss strategies while getting to know others that have an interest in chess as well.

Bouncy Hut Night

August 23, 5 – 7:30 p.m. For children ages 4-12. Parents must be present to supervise their children. The playground area will also be available.

Family Movie Night

August 9, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (dependent on length) Join the LFCAC for a fun night of Family entertainment on a 16’ x 20’ screen. All movies rated G or PG.


BLDG. 3205 | P: 353-1087 The Warrior Zone is open to DoD card holders ages 18 and older

Pool, Texas Hold'em, and Dart Tournaments August 4, 11, 25, 6 p.m. Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

Horseshoe Tournament August 18, 6 p.m.

Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.


BLDG. 1172 | P: 353-7869

August 18: Ladies Skeet Shoot 12 to 5 p.m.

*Days and events are subject to change, weather permitting *



BLDG. 4109 | P: 353-7482 Basketball Camp -$30 (Ages 5-18)

Registration Dates: July 2-August 3 Camp Dates: August 6-August 9 Camp Time: 1:30p-3:30p at the Youth Center Gym

Basketball - $40 (Ages 5-18)

Registration Dates: August 13-September 28 Parent’s Meeting: October 3 at 5:30 pm Season Dates: October 9-December 8

Basketball Cheerleading - $40 (Ages 5-18)

Registration Dates: August 13-September 28 Parent’s Meeting: October 3 at 5:30 pm Season Dates: October 9-December 8

Developmental Basketball - $20 (Ages 3-4)

Developmental Basketball is a program in which parents are involved with their children in helping them to develop the basic skills of Basketball, while helping us to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Each session is limited to 15 participants. Registration Dates: August 13-September 28 Sessions Dates: October 15-November 29 Sessions Available: Mondays- 5:30p-6:15p Tuesdays- 5:30p-6:15p Wednesdays- 5:30p-6:15p Tuesdays- 10:30a-11:15a Wednesdays- 10:30a-11:15a Thursdays- 5:30p-6:15p


All youth must be registered with CYS Services and have an up to date physical on file in order to enroll for any sport. To register, go to Parent Central Services, Bldg. 1049, Suite 2. For more information, call 353-7482 or 353-7713.

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick CompetitionSeptember 15 at Engineer Park

The NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick program creates a lively and engaging forum for boys and girls ages 6-15 to compete separately against their peers in punting, passing, and kicking skills. Eligibility: Ages 6-15 as of December 31, 11:59 p.m. Cost: FREE Participants may register and compete in only one (1) local competition and must submit a signed parental waiver in order to participate. The waiver form can be found online at or at Parent Central Services, Bldg. 1049, #2. All youth interested in participating must be registered by August 31.

Register today for September Programs! The EDGE! Program offers out of school opportunities for children and youth ages 6 to 18 to experience, develop, grow and excel by participating in adventure, art, fitness and life skill activities. All classes are held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Enrollment deadline for next month’s programs is August 24. Participants must be registered with CYS Services. For more information, call 361-9897. To register, stop by Parent Central Services Bldg. 1049 #2 in person or by phone at 353-7713.



(Ages 11 to 18) No charge.

(Ages 6 to 10)

Survival Skills

Wii Dance

August 6, 13, 20, 27 Learn survival skills for the Alaskan wilderness at the Outdoor Recreation Center in Bldg. 4050.

August 4,11,18,25 LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 Cost is $20 Bust a move with Wii Dance

Pizza Making

August 5,12,19,26 LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 Cost is $20 Hone your board game skills.

August 7,14, 21, 28 at the Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 Let’s do some cooking together

Board Games

Artistic Journaling and collage August 4,11,18, 25

> Hired! Apprenticeship Program < It’s not too late to be HIRED! this summer! The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with meaningful, professionally managed career-exploration opportunities in Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) operations. The program is open to dependents of active duty, DOD civilian, and retired military personnel. • Candidates must be 15 – 18 years of age • Must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services (CYS Services) • Must have and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better • Chosen participants are required to work 15 hours per week for 12 weeks • Additional options and requirements may be offered during the Summer Term • Apprentices may complete up to 2 terms per year for 3 consecutive years For more information, call the MWR Partnership Specialist at 361-9897. THE BEAR NECESSITIES * AUGUST [15]

SAC summer camp Open to registered children in grades K-5. July 30-August 3 Missoula Theatre Week

A week were the children work on a theatre production from start to finish with a performance at Pioneer Park on Saturday. The sport focus will be Golfing and we will take an interest group to the driving range.

August 6-10 Sport Focus: Cycling

The field trips for the week will be UAF Botanical Gardens, UAF Large Animal Research Site, Bowling, Swimming, Recycling Center, Commissary Tour, & Burger Tour. Kindergarteners will be going to the Commissary & Burger King.

General Camp Information Open to registered children in grades K-5. Camp drop offs begin at 6 a.m. and field trips run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. with ALL DAY field trips running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Building activities will focus on Olympics. Breakfast, lunch, and snack will be provided. Field trips are subject to change due to weather, availability, age appropriateness, and staffing.


August 13-17 Sport Focus: Field Hockey

The field trips for the week will be UAF Botanical Gardens, UAF Large Animal Research Site, Regal Cinema, & Swimming. Kindergarteners will be going to UAF Botanical Gardens & UAF Large Animal Research Site.

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Pioneer Park Welcome Party Aug 25, 1 p.m., Youth Center Bldg 4109 Is your family new to Fort Wainwright? We'd like to welcome parents and their K-12 kids with a trip to Pioneer Park, complete with train ride! Participants will meet at 1 p.m. at the Youth Center, have a snack and meet 'n' greet local youth, then head to the park. There is no cost, but parents must accompany and transport children. Please RSVP by Thursday, Aug 23 at 361-5437.

Interested in becoming an Army Family Child Care Provider? New provider briefing: First Wednesday of every month 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bldg. 1049 #1

• Obtain Children off our CYS list. • FREE training/Career Opportunities/ transfers to your next installation. • Stay at Home and receive an income up to $4,500 or more. • Become a member of our Provider support group. • We help provide the materials to set up your home For info, call 353-6266/9544.




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ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE (ACS) Bldg. 3401, p 353-4227 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa-Su Closed FAP: Bldg. 1049 #5, p 353-7317 SOS: Bldg. 1049 #4, P 353-4004 AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER Bldg. 3730, p 353-7436 M 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. T-W Closed Th-F 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sa 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Su 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tow Service (24 hrs): 590-1716 BIRCH HILL SKI & SNOWBOARD AREA Bldg. 1172, p 353-1998 Closed for the season CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE Bldg. 2092, p 353-6223 Golf Shop 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon-Thu 1st T-Time @ 8 a.m. 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri- Sun 1st T-Time @ 7 a.m. (all rental equipment must be turned in by 10 p.m.) DW GRILL W-Th 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. F-T 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER I (CDC I) Bldg. 4024, p 361-4190 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su Closed CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER II (CDC II) Bldg. 4176, p 361-9056 3-Day Part Day Pre-School M, W, F 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. 2-Day Part Day Pre-School T, Th 8:45 to 11:45 a.m. 5-Day Part Day Pre-School M-F 1 to 4 p.m. Sa, Su Closed CYSS PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES Bldg. 1049 #2, p 353-7713/7826 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. W 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa, Su Closed FISCHER SKEET RANGE Bldg. 1172, p 353-7869 F 5:30 to 9 p.m. Sa 12 to 5 p.m. Su 12 to 5 p.m.

LAST FRONTIER COMMUNITY ACTIVITY CENTER (LFCAC) Bldg. 1044, p 353-7755 LFCAC M-Th 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. F 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sa 1 to 9 p.m. Su Closed LASER TAG: Th 3 to 7 p.m. F 3 to 8 p.m. Sa 1 to 8 p.m. Su Closed THE BUBBLY BREW M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. LIBRARY Bldg. 3700, p 353-2642 M-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa, Su Closed MELAVEN PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 Closed for renovations. Only pool will be open. MELAVEN INDOOR POOL Bldg. 3452, p 353-1995 T-F 6:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. 11:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 4 to 7 p.m. Sa 12 to 5 p.m. Su-M Closed NAF CIVILIAN PERSONNEL Bldg. 1045, p 353-6356 M-F 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sat, Sun Closed NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER Bldg. 3702, p 353-2654 NUGGET LANES: M-T Closed W-Th 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. F-Sa 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Su 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. GOLD RUSH LOUNGE M-T Closed W-Th 5 to 10 p.m. F-Sa 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. MOTHERLODE CAFE M-T Closed W 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Th 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. F 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; 5 to 9 p.m. Sa 1 to 9 p.m. Su 1 to 6 p.m.

OUTDOOR RECREATION (ORC) Bldg. 4050, p 361-6349 M 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. T-W Closed Th-F 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Su 12 to 6 p.m. For programs call 361-4089 or 361-2652. PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER (PFC) Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 M-Th 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fri 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Su 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. PFC ICE RINK Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 Closed for the season PRIVATE ORGANIZATION ADVISOR Bldg. 1045, p 353-7740 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa, Su Closed SCHOOL AGE CENTER (SAC) Bldg. 4166, p 361-7394 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su Closed SFAC Bldg. 3414, p 353-7322 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa, Su Closed SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS Bldg. 4109, p 361-9377 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa-Su Closed UNIT FUNDS Bldg. 1045, p 353-7765 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa-Su Closed WARRIOR ZONE Bldg. 3205, p 353-1087 M, Th 4 to 11 p.m. W 4 to 11 p.m. (gaming only, bar and kitchen is closed) T Closed F-Sa 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 1 to 9 p.m. YOUTH CENTER Bldg. 4109, p 361-5437 M-Th 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. F 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa 2 to 9 p.m. YOUTH SPORTS Bldg. 4109, p 353-7482 M-F 2 to 4:30 p.m. (please call ahead of time) Sa, Su Closed

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The Bear Necessities August 2012  

Family and MWR events and activities happening in the month of August at Fort Wainwright, Alaska