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VOLUME 4, ISSUE 6 | APRIL 2013

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WWW.FTWAINWRIGHTFMWR.COM | Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare & Recreation.


Activities include: Picture Booth, Horton Ring Toss, Oobleck Tubs, The Lorax Seed Planting, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut” Book Making, Story Telling Corner, One Fish, Two Fish Mural, and Pin the Star on the Sneetch

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Grammy nominated children’s singer and songwriter:

Red Grammer

Grammy nominated children’s singer and songwriter Red Grammar joins the stage and performs a wonderful show for children and parents alike! April 26: Come see Red Grammer at the Library at 4 p.m. He’ll read a few stories and give a mini performance! April 27: Following MOMC Red, White, and Seuss! 1 p.m. at the School Age Center, Bldg. 4166

Youth and School services programs will hold special events to honor Soldiers’ children. The annual monthlong celebration was first held in 1986 and reinforces to military children that they are indeed a key part of the armed forces community. Nugget Lanes Bowling Center Come on in for great Family fun at Nugget Lanes with a $2.50 per game special for kids K-12 (for DoD Cardholders) any time, any day. *Standard shoe rental fee applies. Offered during regular operation hours.

MOMC Breakfast

4/3, 0700-0745 School Age Center, Bldg. 4166 In recognition of Month of the Military Child, parents are invited to join us for breakfast with their children on this special day.

MOMC Open House 4/19, 1700-2000 Youth Center, Bldg. 4109

Come see all the youth center offers! Check out our summer camps, field trips and fun activities.

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2013

VOLUNTEER recognition ceremony April 17, 1830-2000 LFCAC, Bldg. 1044

“Volunteers Supporting a Nation” Are you a Soldier, Family member, retiree or a DA civilian who volunteered at Fort Wainwright in 2012? Join us in honoring the Fort Wainwright community of volunteers. Thank you for your service in supporting our community and nation! For more information, contact the Volunteer Program Manager at 353-2382.

DW Grill closes at Birch Hill March 31 but don’t fret! The restaurant will re-open at Chena Bend Golf Course May 6. Mon-Sun: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May & Sept) Phone: 353-6147

The Bubbly Brew Conveniently located at:

The Last Frontier Community Activity Center Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. tel: 356.2020 [4]


Nugget Lanes Bowling Center Bldg. 3702 | 353-2654

MOMC

Come on in for great Family fun at Nugget Lanes with a $2.50 per game special for kids K-12 (with DoD I.D. please) any time, any day. *Standard shoe rental fee applies. Offered during regular operation hours.

8 for 8 league $8 per week for 8 weeks of pure bowling fun! This 8-pin no-tap format league is a great way to experience the excitement and camaraderie of league bowling. It’s fast, its fun, and it’s a great value! Sign-up is April 1-10. League starts Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m.

Masters Golf Tournament

Four big screen TVs with great appetizers and a fine selection of craft beers on tap and top shelf liquors set the stage for you to relax and enjoy all four rounds of the Masters. Comfy couches, free billiards and Wi-Fi get you settled in and connected for a full day of action on the greens! Final round Sunday FunDay with putting challenge in the lounge!

this month’s mother lode cafe

Classic Café Tuna Melt served up with seasoned curly fries and large fountain drink only $8.

Lunchtime Fun with Head-Pin Bowling 1100-1400 Let us serve your lunch lane side while you try your skill at striking a frame with a colored head-pin to win a free game! Just $2.50/game.

Cosmic Bowl

Friday & Saturday nights, 2000-0100 Join us for an awesome entertainment experience! With a live DJ Saturday nights, stylish Cosmic Bowling is a nonstop, high-fiving, total sensory overload, and an unforgettably good time.

Gold rush Lounge

This month’s drink special is the Espresso Martini featuring espresso, vanilla vodka, coffee liquor and crème de cacao… perfect at either end of the evening: as a party starter or a nightcap! Enjoy our special Wednesday’s After Work Hungry Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. with half-price on select appetizers.

lfcac Bldg. 1044 | 353-7755

Chess Club

4/6, 13, 20, 27 1500-1700 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.

Family Movie Night

4/16, 1730-1930 (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 and appropriate for ages 3-10.

BOUNCY HUT NIGHT

4/11, 4/23; 1700-1930 Ages 4-12, no cost. Two bouncy huts are now available at the LFCAC so now both smaller and bigger children can have their own hut. What could be cooler? Parents must be present to supervise their children as child care personnel will not be on hand.

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PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Bldg. 3709 | 353-7223

Fitness Classes All fitness classes are held at the PFC.

For more information, call 353-7223/9137.

Hour of Power: Group Strength

YOGA FOR ATHLETES

TURBO KICK

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS

Tuesdays & Thursdays 12–1245 Mondays and Wednesdays: 1700-1800

Tuesdays 1800-1900 Saturdays 1100-1200

Thursdays 1800-1900

fit mama pregnancy fitness Tuesdays 1100-1200

Group Cycling

Mondays & Wednesdays 1200 Tuesdays & Thursdays 0630 and 1700 Saturdays 1000

Zumba

Mondays , Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1815

Fischer Skeet Range Bldg. 1172 | p:353-7869

Family shoot Day Regular Hours: Fri: 5:30-9; Sat and Sun: 12-5 April 7: Fun shoot, 12 to 5 p.m. April 27: Family Fun Shoot 12 to 5 p.m. [6]


CHENA BEND Golf Course

Open House May 5

Bldg. 2092 | 353-6223

Sunday May 5, 0900-1600 Celebrate the 2013 Golf Season with cake and refreshments and check out our new pro shop merchandise. All season passes 10% off from April 24-May 19, 0900-1600 (Mon-Fri) (regular hours once temporary greens open) or at FMO (Murphy Hall, Bldg. 1045, suite 30 (2nd floor) Monday-Friday 0800-1700 May 5: Complimentary 15 minute lesson with the pro from 1100-1400. Call for an appointment at 353-6223. Registration available starting May 1. Instructor Corner: Lessons available 7 days/week. Call the golf shop for pricing and availability 353-6223.

post library Bldg. 3700 | 353-2642

STORY HOUR, Fridays at 4 p.m. The Library celebrates Earth Day every day! April 5: As part of a month-long celebration of Earth Day, we will read international stories and try some cultural cookery at the Library! People and our stories are all a part of what makes our world go round. Let’s learn how people across the world celebrate their cultures! April 12: We’re going to read earth-friendly stories and make a recycled piece of art.

April 19: National High Five Day! We’ll all high five with great Earth Day stories and handprint crafts! April 26: Come see Red Grammer at the Library today at 4 p.m.! He’ll read some stories and give a mini performance!

Tutoring at Your Library In addition to fun programs and great materials, the Library provides tutoring and proctoring services. Please call for more information. [7]


Outdoor Recreation Center Bldg. 4050 | 361-6349

White Mountains Snowmachine

4/6, 0800 Cost: $75 per driver (must be 18+), $10 passenger Take a snowmachine run with the Outdoor Recreation Team to the vast and beautiful White Mountains National Recreation Area. ORC provides transportation, snowmachine and helmet. You provide a lunch, snacks, beverages and cold weather clothing.

Women in the Wilderness XC SKI

4/6, 1000-1500 Cost: $5/person Ladies, here is your chance to hit the trails and enjoy the last bit of Alaskan winter before the snow melts. No previous experience necessary. We will provide the equipment and transportation. Make sure you bring warm clothes, water and a snack.

Geocaching 101 4/13, 1300 No cost. An introduction to a growing leisure activity around the world. Geocaching 101 will teach you the basics on how to use a GPS, from setting up way points to navigating your way to find the hidden treasure. You can use your own GPS or Outdoor Recreation can provide one for you.

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Family Snowshoe/ Game Day

4/13, 1100-1400 Cost: $5/person Join us as we strap on our snowshoes and head outside for an afternoon of hiking and playing games with Family and friends in Glass Park. We provide the snowshoes; all you need to bring is warm clothes, a snack and water.

Family Archery

4/19, 1300-1500 Cost: $3/person Learn the basics of archery and shoot with the Family. No experience needed. We provide all necessary equipment for this fun afternoon.

Geocaching at Creamers Field

4/20, 1300-1700 No cost. Go out into the local community in search for some hidden caches. This is a great way to see how geocaching really works. You can use your own GPS or Outdoor Recreation can provide one for you.

Family Hike and Soak at Chena Hot Springs

4/20, 0900-1700 Cost: $20/person Enjoy a fun day away from town at the beautiful Chena Hot Springs Resort. We will start the day with a leisurely hike on one of the trails and then spend the rest of our time relaxing and soaking in the hot

spring. We provide the transportation; just don’t forget to bring a lunch, swim wear and a towel. Kids under 18 are not allowed in the outdoor hot springs rock lake.

Bear Safety Clinic

4/20, 1100 Summer time in Alaska means endless daylight, warmer weather, and bears. Don’t let the bears stop you from enjoying all that Alaska has to offer. Our Bear safety clinic will teach you the skills you need to be safer in bear country.

Summer Activity Clinic

4/20, 1300 Summertime in Alaska is what makes the winter bearable. With millions of acres of land and miles upon miles of rivers, there is no end to the amount of awesome activities you can do! Stop by building 4050 and Outdoor Recreation can help you plan your own adventures.

ATV Safety Course

4/27, 1300 This course is required for any of the ATV programs we will be running this summer. This ATV Safety Institute course is provided to promote safe and responsible use of ATV’s, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper operation. Be sure to bring gloves and a good pair of over the ankle boots. Tennis shoes are not allowed!

Rock Climbing

4/27, 0900 Cost: $10/person 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 carabineers. Be sure to pack your own lunch, snacks, and drinks and be prepared for a fun day on the rocks!

Family Indoor Rock Climbing

Sundays, 1200-1500 Cost: $5/person Enjoy a fun and unique Sunday afternoon climbing at an indoor rock wall. No previous experience needed, we provide all the necessary equipment and the know how to get you up and climbing. This is a Family friendly event and welcome kids of all ages. All you need to bring is a snack and water.

Women in the Wilderness Wickersham Dome Hike

5/4, 0900-1600 Cost: $10/person Ladies, the days are getting warmer and the snow is mostly gone. It’s time to spend a beautiful Saturday hiking Wickersham Dome. All you need to bring is a lunch, snack, and something to drink. Participants will meet at the Outdoor Recreation Center.


Quartz Lake Spring Fishing 5/4, 0800 Cost: $45/person Dust off the old fishing pole and relax at the lake for a day of spring fishing. As the ice recedes from the shore of the lakes, the fish come alive for the catching. Quartz Lake is known for Rainbow Trout, Landlocked Silver Salmon or Arctic Char. So break out your own rod or we can provide one for you. An Alaska State Fishing License is required!

Family Indoor Rock Climbing

5/5 and 5/12 1200-1500 Cost: $5/person Enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon climbing at an indoor rock wall. No previous experience needed, we provide all the necessary equipment and the know how to get you up and climbing. This is a Family friendly event and kids of all ages are welcome to participate. All you need to bring is a snack and water.

Geocaching in the Fairbanks Region (Moose Creek) 5/11, 1300 1300 No cost.

Now take the knowledge you learned from the 101 class to the local community

and go out and search for some of the hidden caches. This is a great way to see how geocaching really works and learn about different areas in your community. Makes for a fun filled Family day activity.

Boater Safety Course

5/18, 0900-1200 and 1300-1600 No cost. This class can be done by taking the online Boater Safety Course at www. boatus.org/onlinecourse. default.asp. Print your certificate and bring to the ORC for your Boater Safety Card to rent non-motorized boats. For motorized boats bring your certificate and attend one of our Boater Safety Clinics to get the river portion of the class. This course is conducted rain or shine so be sure to bring a raincoat. A Boater Safety Card is issued at the completion of the course and is valid for four years. Everyone renting a watercraft from the Outdoor Recreation Center is required to have a Boater Safety Card issued from the ORC on Ft. Wainwright. There are no exceptions!

ATV Safety Course

5/19, 1300 No cost. Outdoor Recreation will be conducting an ATV Safety Course. This course is required for any of the ATV programs we will be running this summer. This ATV Safety Institute course is provided to promote safe and responsible

use of ATV’s, thereby reducing accidents and injuries that may result from improper operation. Be sure to bring gloves and a good pair of over the ankle boots. Tennis shoes are not allowed!

Mt. Healy Hike

5/19, 0800 Cost: $10/person Hiking up the slopes of Mt. Healy with us, just north of Denali National Park. Wildlife and amazing views are sure to greet us as we venture up the mountain. Be sure to bring water, lunch and snacks. This trail is steep, but well worth the effort!

Harding Lake Early Summer Fishing

5/24, 25, 26; 0900 Cost: $75/adult; $50/youth (15 and under) Prior to the salmon runs and the halibut moving closer to shore, the lakes are coming alive with fish-a fisherman’s primer for what lies ahead. Although the Northern Pike fishery is closed year round there are still Arctic Char (Dolly Varden), Burbot and Lake Trout for the catching. An Alaska State Fishing License is required!

carabiners. Be sure to pack your own lunch, snacks, and drinks and be prepared for a fun day on the rocks!

Alaska Range Mountain Hike

5/25, 0700 Cost: $10/person This day hike will take us into the high country in the mountains where we will see glaciers, soaring mountains and amazing vistas. Don’t forget the camera on this trip, as wildlife abounds in this area as well. Be sure to pack some water, snacks, and lunch. This trip will be one to remember!

Nordale Float

5/26, 0900 Cost: $10/person Join us for a relaxing day on the river as we float the Chena River from Nordale Road back to Glass Park. We’ll enjoy lunch along the way as we look for wildlife and enjoy the natural beauty of the interior. It’s your choice if you canoe or kayak so sign up today to come have fun with us.

Beginner Rock Climbing

5/24, 0800 Cost: $10/person 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

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ACS

Soldier and Family Assistance Center is now serving all IDES/MEB Soldiers The Soldier and Family Assistance Center (SFAC) is a family-friendly setting in which Warriors in Transition (all IDES/MEB Soldiers) and their families can navigate and access needed services and programs through:

- Resident SFAC Staff - Experts brought to the SFAC - Off site appointments when necessary and practical The SFAC provides a safe haven where IDES/MEB Soldiers and their families can gather for mutual support and camaraderie to aid physical, spiritual and mental healing. On-site services include:

- Army Career and Alumni Counselor, 353-4339 - Information, Referral and Follow-Up, 353-5878/5879 - VA Vocational, Rehabilitation and Employment Counselor, 353-4335 - Computer lab, fax, digital sender and copy machine For more information, stop by or call 353-5878/5879. After hour appointments are available by appointment.

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youth center Bldg. 4109 | 361-5437

Earth Day Gardening

Every Friday in April at 1500! The youth at YS will start planting seedlings and make garden plans on their own plot. Participants will learn about nutrition, gardening tips and different ways to cook vegetables all summer long.

momc open house

April 19, 1700-2000 Come see what the Youth Center has to offer! check out future summer camps, field trips, and fun activities.

military youth lock-in

4/26, 2000-0700 Registered youth are invited to a lock-in at the Youth Center. Listen to music, stay up late, play games and have fun!

Global Youth Service Days 4/26-28 Join youth around the world in giving back to their community by helping those who need help the most.

YOUTH SPORTS Bldg. 1049 #1 | 353-7482

Baseball - $55 (Ages 5-18) Registration: February 15-April 15

Season Date: May 13-July 11

*If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact the Youth Sports and Fitness office.

Developmental Baseball - $20 (Ages 3-4)

Developmental Baseball is a program in which parents are involved with their children in helping them to develop the basic skills of Baseball, while helping us to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Each session is limited to 15 participants. Registration February 15-April 15

Session Dates: May 20 - June 27

Sessions Available: Monday-Thursday: 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Track & Field - $55 (Ages 7-18) Registration Dates: 1 April-30 April Season Dates: 13 May- 11 July *If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please contact the Youth Sports and Fitness office. 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, #2. For more information, call 353-7482 or 353-7713.

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The warrior zone

PEN MIC

Bldg. 3205 #2 | 353-1086

MIC NIGHT

April 20, 1800-2400 Calling all comedians, dj’s, and musical acts. This is your night to show off your talents! For more info, call 353-1087.

The Warrior Zone is open to DoD card holders ages 18+.

April Foosball for the Devil Tournament April 1, 1800 Foosball tournamet prizes for 1st and 2nd place winners.

Every Monday in April while they last!

SADD

SOLDIERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

353-6610

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$1 hot dogs (chili and cheese cost extra)

For a free ride home.

Brought to you by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday, 2330 to 0330 Training Holiday Weekend Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 2200 to 0400


Sign up for next MAY classes now! To register, call 353-7713. For information on specific classes, call 353-3220.

gps adventure treasure hunting 5/4 1000-1130 $10/Family (all ages) Learn how to track all your activity on line as you find your treasures! GPS equipment for this class is provided.

Pottery I

5/4, 11, 18, 25 1330-1500 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. $60/student (ages 8-18) This class will include all materials and supplies students will need to learn basic wheel work. Space is limited so please sign up early. Parents may participate for a $15 materials fee.

Pottery II

5/4, 11, 18, 25 1430 -1600 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. $40/student (ages 8-18) Students will continue learning pottery skills to aid them with working on the pottery wheel. Students are required to have completed pottery I to sign up for this class. All supplies included. Space is limited so please sign up early. Parents may participate for a $10 materials fee.

kite making CLASS

5/11, 18 1030-1200 $25/student (ages 7+) Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. Students will learn how design and create a handmade kite ready to fly. A classroom presentation will include tips and ideas in creating a colorful and vibrant kite.

pottery open studio

5/11, 18; 6/1 1600-1730 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. $25/student (ages 8+) This is a continuation of the, Pottery l & ll class. Students are required to have completed Pottery l to use this studio time. The purchase of a studio punch card is required to use the studio and materials. *Students under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult while working in the studio.

Clay Sculpture

5/4, 11, 18 1600-1730 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. $45/student (ages 6+) Students will learn about different techniques used in creating objects made clay. This is a fun and flexible medium to work with children will create 3 projects to include a relief, a rattle, and a larger 3D sculpture. We will be exploring the use of paper armatures. All materials are included. Parents may participate for a $10 materials fee,

Karate

• 4 Year-Olds & Parents Thursdays, 1730-1800 $40/student(class fee includes parent fee in this class only) • Family Karate Tues. & Thurs., 1800-1900 $65/student (ages 5+) • Karate Wednesdays, 1730-1900 $50/student (ages 5+) • Jiujitsu Wednesdays, 1630-1730 $50/student (ages 12+) • Tai Chi Parent & Child meets Thursdays, 1400-1500 $50/student

Sneak peek

5/4, 1200-1500 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. Every first Saturday of the month we offer sneak peak at what’s happening at SKIESUnlimited and other CYSS facilities. We have activities for all ages and classes that also include parent participation so you can join in the fun. Enjoy a Cup of Cocoa & a Free Make & Take. To register for this no cost activity, please call 353-7713.

SKIES Exploration

skies Move It, Move It

Wednesdays: 1200-1245 (ages 2-5) Sign up before first Murphy Hall, Bldg. 1045 Cost: $45

This is a movement and physical activity class that will encourage your young child to move, shake and wiggle their way to fun!

SKIES Unlimited and EFMP Partner program

April 13, 1300-1400 Cost: $5/child. Skies Unlimited and EFMP come together to offer families a meet and greet, discussion group for parents and children. Parents can meet others and learn what is happening in the community while the children participate in a craft activity. Join us this month for more information call 353.4243.

Wednesdays: 1100-1145 $45/student (ages 2-5) Explore a variety of science, arts, crafts and cooking activities.

Please note that times and locations are subject to change.

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School age center Bldg. 4166 | 361-7394

Hired! Apprenticeship Program

Positions with ACS, SKIES, and CYSS now available! 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/week for 12 weeks • Additional options and requirements may be offered during the Summer Term • Apprentices may complete up to 2 terms/year for 3 consecutive years For more information, call the MWR Partnership Specialist at 361-9897.

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arbor day “plant a tree”

movie night

Boys & Girls Club Celebrations

MOMC Breakfast

4/26, 1630-1730 Staff and youth will plant several trees in recognition of “Arbor Day.” Parents and guests are invited and encouraged to attend.

4/8-12, 1500-1730 Join the School Age Center during the National Boys & Girls Club week to learn about Fort Wainwright BGCA and how it supports youth in the community. Through fun, educational and innovative ideas, the project aims to help youth meet their full potential. Participants in grades K-6 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

4/12, 1900-2100 Special Friday night activity where children in grades 3-6 enjoy a G-rated movie, to include refreshments and facility games. Parents are encourage to attend. April 3, 0700-0745 In recognition of Month of the Military Child, parents are invited to join us for breakfast with their children on this special day.

OPEN HOUSE AT SAC 4/24, 1830-2000 School Age Center, Bldg. 4166 Parents, this is your opportunity to visit and tour the SAC facility, obtain information referencing the upcoming school year, summer programming, and program contract information. For more information, call 361-7394.


FAME

Family Activity and Motivational Exercise

Child Care Sessions:

CYSS child care during your workouts.*

$35

Child, Youth & School Services provides limited child care for FAME programs. Child care is provided on site at Melaven Gym.

Cost: $35 per month per child per session When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9 to 10:30 a.m., or *5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open workout days/times: There are no fitness classes scheduled during these periods: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 5:30 to 7 p.m. A workout calendar is available for patrons looking for a program to follow. Minimum of 5 registered to offer classes. Children must be pre-registered at Parent Central Services, Bldg. 1049, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-registration begins the 20th of the month for the next month’s sessions. AFC Benefits for families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Warriors, or Fallen Soldiers may be used to pay for this care. For more information on child care, please call 353-7713. FAME Exercise and Child Care programs are closed for federal and training holidays and on “No School” days.

F.A.M.E. Fitness Sessions:

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. (no child care for the 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. session). Sessions are held at Melaven Fitness Center at no cost. For class schedules or more information, call 353-9137.

Interested in becoming an Army Family Child Care Provider?

Orientation: Last Wednesday of every month 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bldg. 1049 #1 • Obtain Children off our CYSS 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 • Homes participate in the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) • This program is an equal opportunity employer For more information, call 353-6266/9544.

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CYSS OUTREACH SERVICES Bldg. 1049 #2 | 353-7713

Hourly Care available

SFAC Childcare Room (3414 Rhineland) FCC, and School Age Center. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1 to 5 p.m. Closed during lunch (noon to 1 p.m.). Limited space available. Call 353-7713 to reserve space, reservations available up to two weeks in advance.

Romp and Stomp Playgroup

This Month’s Focus: Recycling Mondays and Thursdays, 0930–1130 LFCAC, Bldg. 1044. This activity is a partnership between CYSS and ACS. For more information, call 353-7372.

Workshops and classes are partnered between ACS and CYSS.

NEW! Baby Signs: Sign, Sing, and Play Classes

Thursdays, 0900-0930 at LFCAC Hands on Parent and Child classes that are designed to improve communication with young children. Families will learn signs through song and play–keeping it fun for everyone! This basic signing series of six classes will be offered on a rotating basis and is appropriate for families with children 9 months to 5 years of age. No cost to attend. Parent kits available for purchase.

Emotion Coaching

4/4, 4/11; 1130-1230 LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 This workshop assists parents and caregivers in helping children understand and deal with their emotions in healthy ways.

Parent’s Night Out

4/9, 1745–2045 CDC I, Bldg. 4024 Register and pay by April 2. $15/child. Snack provided.

Parent’s day out

4/20, 0900-1300 CDC I, Bldg. 4024 $20/child. Lunch provided. Register and pay by April 12.

Parent’s Night Out and Parent’s Day Out care provided at the Child Development Center I, Bldg. 4024. All children must be registered with CYSS to receive services. For information call 353-7713. Army Family Covenant benefits are available for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers.

Homemade Baby Food

4/10, 1830-2030 CDC I, Bldg. 4024 This two hour, hands on workshop will teach you the tips, tricks and guidelines of introducing solid foods to your infant. Participants will receive a food mill and a collection of baby food recipes.

Cuddle Cure Class

4/20, 1000-1200 CDC I, Bldg. 4024 Learn to soothe your fussy baby in 5 minutes or less. Topics covered are: joys and challenges of being new parents, what to expect, and the five steps to calm your baby and extend their sleep cycles.

School support services Bldg. 1045 | 361-9377

New to the area? April 19 is early out day for schools! [16]

Join us at the Youth Center April 27 at 1 p.m. to meet other local youth and watch a movie of choice for an afternoon of fun. Please RSVP by April 25 at 361-5437.


Army Community Service All ACS classes are held in the training room of building 3401 unless otherwise noted. They are offered at no cost. Advance registration is required. Class may be cancelled if minimum of 5 participants is not met. For a complete list of ACS classes and workshops, visit www.calendarwiz.com/ftwainwrightfmwr or call 353-4227.

Newcomers Orientation & information fair

4/10, 0900-1530 LFCAC, Building 1044 Garrison Newcomers Orientation provides information for Soldiers, Family members and Civilians new to FWA within 60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers. Spouses and Civilians are strongly encouraged to attend.

SPRING INTO SUMMER

4/30, 1800-2000 LFCAC, Building 1044 Open to those new to Fort Wainwright or those who are experiencing their first spring and/or summer here in Alaska.

EFMP Bowling nights

4/20, 1000-1100 Nugget Lanes Bowling Center $3.50/per game, shoes included. Open to Families in the EFM Program. For more information, call 353-4243.

Raising a Healthy Eater 4/8, 22: 1600-1730, Southern Lights Chapel, 8th and Neely. Take the stress and power struggles out of meal-time! Recognize children’s cues for hunger and fullness, and learn healthy feeding habits for your Family. Educational courses are based on Ellyn Satter’s “Feeding with Love and Good Sense.” Each class focuses on a different age group (infants through adolescence). For more information, call 353-7519/4248 or 361-5814.

Army Emergency Relief The Army Emergency Relief Campaign starts March 1st and runs through May 15, 2013. This is an opportunity for Soldiers to help Soldiers by donating to the AER Fund by contacting the AER Campaign Coordinator at 353-4311. The campaign objective is “To create greater awareness of Army Emergency Relief programs and benefits; and to give Soldiers the opportunity to help their fellow Soldiers.” For AER assistance call 353-7453 or visit www.aerhq.org.

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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 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 Closed for the season. DW Grill Closed for the season Chena Bend Golf Course Starting May 5 M-F 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reg. Hrs. once Temp Greens Open DW Grill Starting May 6 M-Su: 7 a.m. to 4 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 CLOSED FOR REPAIRS. 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-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 1 to 6 p.m. Laser Tag: Th 3 to 7 p.m. F 3 to 8 p.m. Sa 1 to 8 p.m. Sun 1 to 5 p.m. BUBBLY BREW M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FAMILY AND MWR FACILITIES HOURS OF OPERATION

post Library Bldg. 3700, p 353-2642 M 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. T-F 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sa 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Melaven Physical Fitness Center Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 M-F 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa 12 to 5 p.m. Su CLOSED Melaven Indoor Pool Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. 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 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 3 to 9 p.m. MOTHER LODE CAFE M-T Closed W 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Th 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. F 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sa 12 to 11 p.m. Su 12 to 8 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC) Bldg. 4050, p 361-6349 T-Th 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. F 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Su-M Closed For programs call 361-4089 or 361-2652.

Physical Fitness Center (PFC) Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sa, Su 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. PFC Ice Rink Bldg. 3709, p 353-7223 F 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Sa, Su, Holidays, School Breaks 1:30 to 4 p.m. 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 Soldier Family assistance center (Sfac) Bldg. 3414, p 353-7322 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa, Su Closed School support services Bldg. 1045, 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 Gaming: M-Th 4 to 11 p.m. F-Sa 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 1 to 9 p.m. Bar: M, W, Th 5 to 10:30 p.m. F-Sa 4:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Sa 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Su 1 to 8 p.m. Tu Closed Youth Center Bldg. 4109, p 361-5437 M-Th 2 to 8 p.m. F-Sa 2 to 10 p.m. Su Closed Youth Sports Bldg. 1049 #1, p 353-7482 T-F 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Chena Bend Golf Course Open House May 5 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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