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VOLUME 4, ISSUE 5 | MAR. 2013

BEAR MILITARY MADNESS March 29

Offering half-day rates for all active duty, reservists, retirees, and their families. Open to the public at regular rates.

FAMILY DAY March 30

Open skiing/snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000

COSTUME MADNESS March 31

Open skiing/snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000

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Events and activities are subject to change. Costs may apply on certain events. For more information, call 353-9131.

MILITARY MADNESS March 29

Offering half-day rates for all active duty, reservists, retirees, and their families. Open to the public at regular rates. COSTUME THEME, all day UNIT SKEET SHOOT, 1200-1800 OPEN SKEET, 1200-2000 HUMAN BOWLING, 1230-1330 TACTICAL BOBSLED, 1400-1500 TUBE HILL OPEN, 1600-2000 STORY TIME, 1600-1800 BONFIRE, 1800-2000

FAMILY DAY March 30

COSTUME MADNESS March 31

TUBING HILL, 1300-1900

TUBING HILL, 1200-1900

SKEET SHOOTING, (closed during kiddy events to ensure space and safety)

SKEET RANGE: 1200-2000

Open skiing/ snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000

KIDDY CARNIVAL, 1200-2000 ALPINE SKI/ SNOWBOARD RACE, 1200-1330 BIG AIR, 1230-1400 OUTREACH SERVICES, 1300-1700

Open skiing/ snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000

DOUBLE SKEET, 1200-1700 X-GAMES SLOPE STYLE, 1300-UNTIL COMPLETE ICE-MAN’S TUG-OWAR, 1800 (APX.) POLAR PLUNGE, 1830 (APX.) BONFIRE, 1800-2000

LIBRARY, 1300-1700 PUDDING MUNCH-OFF, 1400-until complete (age categories: 8-13, and 7 and under) RAIL JAM, 1500-until complete

DW GRILL

will be serving up hot fresh burgers, sandwiches and much more daily from

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NOTE: 1 T-shirt per participant regardless of number events registered in. Presented in part by the following:


MILITARY MADNESS March 29 Sponsored by:

All Day Costume Theme: “I wish I had joined the ________ instead!” Ever wish you had done something different in life? Dress up and show us what you wish you’d done! **Please respect standard military uniform codes. ** Registration begins March 15 and closes 30 minutes prior to event start time. Participants need to be present 15 minutes prior to event start time. Events and activities are subject to change. Costs may apply on certain events. Open skiing/snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000. For more information, call 353-9131.

UNIT SKEET SHOOTARMY VS. AIR FORCE: 1200-1800, cost: $20/team Compete to reclaim the traveling trophy rights. Unit teams: 5 members to shoot one round of skeet each. Ammo may be purchased if needed. No fee for a shoot-off round if one is needed. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will receive medals: Team (Army vs. Air Force) with the best combined score takes the trophy to be displayed at their skeet range. Winning teams will be announced at 1900. The first 6 teams to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts.

OPEN SKEET: 1200-2000 Open to all (Soldiers, Families, Retirees and DoD Civilians). Regular rates apply. HUMAN BOWLING: 1230-1330, NO COST Steer an inner tube down the lanes, knocking down as many blow-up pins at the bottom. Scoring will be judged using bowling frames. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive medals. The first 30 competitors to sign up and compete will receive a March Madness t-shirt. TACTICAL BOBSLEDDING: 1400-1500, NO COST Using materials of your choice, construct a sledding device that resembles a tactical vehicle. Your 3-member team will race the craft down the tube hill lanes. Scoring will be based on

race time and uniqueness of the sled design. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive medals. The first 8 teams to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts. TUBE HILL OPEN: 1600-2000, regular rates apply STORY TIME: 1600-1800, NO COST Library staff to conduct story time in front of the lodge fireplace. BONFIRE: 1800-2000, NO COST. This event open to all participants.

DW GRILL

will be serving up hot fresh burgers, sandwiches and much more daily from

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NOTE: 1 T-shirt per participant regardless of number events registered in.

No U.S. Army endorsement implied.


FAMILY DAY March 30

Sponsored by:

Registration begins March 15 and closes 30 minutes prior to event start time. Participants need to be present 15 minutes prior to event start time. Events and activities are subject to change. Costs may apply on certain events. Open skiing/snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000. For more information, call 353-9131.

TUBE HILL OPEN: 1300-1900 Regular rates apply. ALPINE SKI/SNOWBOARD SLALOM: 1200-1330, cost is included with the purchase of daily lift ticket, or use of season pass. Timed event, broken into categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive medals. The first 30 racers to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts. Event hosted by Fairbanks Alpine Ski Club. BIG AIR CHALLENGE: 1230-1400, cost is included with the purchase of daily lift ticket, or use of season pass. Skiers and Snowboarders take to the air in this competition to see who can fly the highest! Timed event, broken

into categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive medals. The first 30 racers to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts. RAIL JAM: 1500-1700, cost is included with the purchase of daily lift ticket, or use of season pass. Skiers and snowboarders will compete to see who has the best park tricks. Competitors will be broken into categories for beginner, intermediate, and advanced. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive medals. The first 30 racers to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts. *To ensure safety, skeet range will be closed Saturday, March 30.

CHILDREN ACTIVITIES KIDDY CARNIVAL: 1200-2000, NO COST. Designated play area for children 10 and under will include an icy putt-putt course, slide, and other children’s activities. Parent supervision required. CYSS OUTREACH SERVICES: 1300-1700, NO COST. Children crafts and games provided by CYSS. CRAFTS AND EGG TOSS: 1300-1700, NO COST. Activities for children provided by the Library. PUDDING MUNCH OFF: 1400, NO COST Children in two age categories (8-13; 7 and under) see who can consume a large “glop” of pudding from a paper plate before anyone else. No hands allowed! 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive medals.

DW GRILL

will be serving up hot fresh burgers, sandwiches and much more daily from

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NOTE: 1 T-shirt per participant regardless of number events registered in. Presented in part by the following:


COSTUME MADNESS March 31 Sponsored by:

Madden the Madness by wearing costumes to our final ski day blow out. Community organization are encouraged to come participate with costumes that represent their team’s identity. Registration begins March 15 and closes 30 minutes prior to event start time. Participants need to be present 15 minutes prior to event start time. Events and activities are subject to change. Costs may apply on certain events. Open skiing/snowboarding at regular day rates, 1200-2000. For more information, call 353-9131.

DOUBLES SKEET SHOOT: 1200-1700, Regular rates apply. Two person teams will shoot one round of skeet each. No fee for a shoot off round if one is needed. . 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams will receive medals. Winning teams will be announced at 1800. The first 8 teams to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts OPEN SKEET SHOOT: 1200-2000, Regular rates apply. Open to all (Soldiers, Families, Retirees and DoD Civilians). SLOPE STYLE PARK COMPETITION: 1300-1500, Cost is included with the purchase of daily lift ticket or use of season pass. Skiers and snowboarders choose their own path through the designated park’s jumps and rails, showing off their spins, flips, and inverts. Competitors will be broken into categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. 1st, 2nd, and

3rd place winners in each category will receive medals. The first 30 racers to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts. SNOW SURF: 1600-1800, Cost is included with the purchase of daily lift ticket, or use of season pass. Ski or snowboard across an ice-water pond that’s at least 65’ in length! Go the distance, attempting to make it across, or plunge in for a great splash! Don’t forget to bring extra clothes! The first 30 to register and compete will receive March Madness t-shirts.

POLAR PLUNGE: 1830 (Approximate): NO COST. Immediately following the TugO-War competition, the first 30 competitors signed up may take a dip into the icy water pond. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be awarded to the final 3 participants who remain in the water the longest. Certificates and March Madness t-shirts will be awarded to first 20 participants who have signed up prior to the competition. BONFIRE: 1800-2000, NO COST. This event open to all participants.

ICE MAN’S TUG-O-WAR 1800 (approximate), NO COST. As soon as the last snow surfer reaches the end of the water pit, we will bring out the ropes and let the war begin! Pull the opposing team into the icy water and win full bragging rights! The first 30 to register and compete will receive a free March Madness t-shirt.

DW GRILL

will be serving up hot fresh burgers, sandwiches and much more daily from

11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

NOTE: 1 T-shirt per participant regardless of number events registered in.

No U.S. Army endorsement implied.


BIRCH HILL SKI/SNOWBOARD AREA Bldg. 1172 | p:353-1998

SKI HILL

Open Spring Break! March 8-17: 12-8 p.m. for skiing and snowboarding.

NIGHT SKIING: Every Thursday in March, 4 to 8 p.m.

SPRING BREAK SPECIAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE: Open Mic Night (singing, poetry, musicians, etc.) March 13: 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Family Tubing Days :

March 13 and March 15, 1 to 7 p.m. DoD Cardholder Families: $20/hour, Non-DoD Cardholder Families: $30/hour

Youth Ski Days

March 10-12 and March 13-15

80's Night

Saturday, March 16: All day event: dress in 80s clothes, enjoy mini games, prizes, etc.

TUBING AT BIRCH HILL

EXCEPTIONAL FAMILY MEMBER PROGRAM

3/23, 1245-1500 Cost: $5/person (1 hour) $8/person (2 hours)

Minimum age requirement is 5 years old and height requirement is at least 40 inches tall. Five and six year-olds must be accompanied by an adult in a separate tube. Please note: The Ski Hill closes at -20. To find out current temperature, call 353-7053. For additional information, contact the Exceptional Family Member Program at 353-4243.

Open to Families participating in the EFM Program. For more information, call 353-4243.


School Age Center GET UP AND MOVE

Youth Services Monday, March 11: Cross Country Skiing Tuesday, March 12: Snowshoeing Wednesday, March 13: Snow Shelter Building Thursday, March 14: Capture the Flag (and other outdoor games) Friday, March 15: Tubing on Birch Hill All field trips require a permission slip. Transportation and any equipment will be provided. Meet times for these activities is 2:30 p.m. at the Youth Center. Call 361-5437.

Parents are encouraged to sign up their children for activities offered at the Schoo l Age Center. Field trips begin daily from 09001130 and 1300-1500. Facility activities are implemented throughout the day from 0900-1730. For more information, call 361-73 94.

- Tubing - Scavenger Hunt - Cross Country Ski Training (conducted by Outdoor Recreation) - National Association for Sports & Fitness and Education program (6 weeks long) - Nutrition “Cooking Healthy Food� activity - Numerous facility Arts & Craft activities - Ice Park (Sculpture review)


Join the LFCAC for our annual Chili Cook-Off! The 4 categories:

- All Around Best - Best Spicy - Most Unique - The People’s Choice Those that wish to enter a chili into the competition need to fill out a registration form and drop it by the LFCAC to receive Chili Cook-Off rules. Even if you don’t wish to enter a submission, we encourage you to come and enjoy the festivities!

LFCAC Bldg. 1044 | 353-7755

CHESS CLUB

3/2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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

3/20, 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

3/14 & 3/26, 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.


THE GREAT THE

BIG BEACH BOWL PARTY

March 23, 2000-2400 Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 3702

Welcome spring with cosmic bowling, food & drink specials, Tiki-Hut fun, door prizes, and a visit from the Miller Girls! Plus, don’t miss live entertainment featuring 2012 Battle of the Bands winners Arly Jylz and DJ Kuhl! Be sure to dress for fun in the sun. Cost is $15 per person, reservations recommended. For more information, call 353-2654.

NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER LUNCHTIME FUN WITH HEAD-PIN BOWLING

Bldg. 3702 | 353-2654

MARCH MADNESS

March 19 - April 8 Four big screen TVs with great appetizers and a fine selection of craft beers on tap and top shelf liquors set the stage for you to relax and enjoy the opening rounds of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. Comfy couches, free billiards and Wi-Fi get you settled in and connected for a full day of fast paced hard-court action!

SPRING LEAGUE SIGN UP

Sign up now for 10-week Spring League starting March 21. Thursday’s 6:30 p.m. League Officers needed.

THIS MONTH’S MOTHER LODE CAFE

Pulled-Pork Basket featuring hickory smoked pulled-pork served on a Kaiser bun with pickles, coleslaw, and large fountain drink only $8.

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 Bikini Martini featuring Malibu Coconut Rum, Absolut Vodka, Pineapple Juice and Grenadine! Take that Winter! Come in and enjoy our big screen TVs with great appetizers and a fine selection of craft beers on tap, top shelf liquors, comfy couches, free billiards and Wi-Fi! Enjoy our special Wednesday’s After Work Hungry Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. with half-price on select appetizers.


PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Bldg. 3709 | 353-7223

Open Ice Skating 1330-1600 Daily March 9-17 Physical Fitness Center No lunch hour skating during Spring Break.

Fitness Classes All fitness classes are held at the PFC. For more information, call 353-7223/9137.

HOUR OF POWER: GROUP STRENGTH Tuesdays & Thursdays 12–1245

TURBO KICK

Mondays and Wednesdays: 1700-1800

YOGA FOR ATHLETES Tuesdays 1800-1900 Saturdays 1100-1200

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS Thursdays 1800-1900

CORE TRAINING

Monday & Wednesdays 0530-0630

PREGNANCY FITNESS Tuesdays 1100-1200

GROUP CYCLING

MARCH 16, 1000-1200 PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Wear your green attire in honor of the holiday and join us for a special 2-hour spin class. Limited to the first 28 who sign up.

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

ZUMBA

Mondays , Wednesdays & Thursdays: 1815

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


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March 1, 4 p.m. Register today!

Join the Library in a reading of The Cat in the Hat for Read Across America at the LFCAC, Bldg. 1044. The first 50 families who register and attend will receive a FREE Dr. Seuss book. Please register by calling 353-4137 or via online today!

POST LIBRARY Bldg. 3700 | 353-2642

STORY HOUR, Fridays at 4 p.m.

March 8: “Read an E-book Week.” See what the Library has to offer with its collections. Bring your own laptop, iPad, Nook, etc. If not, computers are available for you and your children. March 15: So, Pi (3.141592653589793...) may be a little hard for little ones to understand, but it doesn’t hurt to read a little about math and have a little PIE as a special treat! March 22: March 18 - 24 is World Folk Tales and Fables week! Let’s read a few stories together (some Disney, some not), March 29: Join the Library at Birch Hill for stories during March Madness from 4-6 p.m.

EARLY CLOSURE NOTICES:

United Through Reading Are you a geo-bachelor (or bachelorette)? Or, do you miss your family in the lower 48? The United Through Reading program is a way to help Soldiers connect with their families. Read a story aloud to a video camera and then send the DVD to your family! (Must be in uniform to participate.)

Tutoring at Your Library Stop by for writing assistance (brainstorming, researching databases and editing for any college courses). 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~ “Arctic Warrior Literacy Pull for Prose” (e.g. a tug-of-war) Take on Team Library at the close of March Madness at Birch Hill on Sunday, March 31 (Then join us in the Polar Plunge!).

March 1: The Library will close at 3 p.m. for Read Across America. March 29: The Library will close at 3 p.m. for the March Madness Library Reading Program.


OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

FAMILY ½ DAY XC SKI

Bldg. 4050 | 361-6349

FAMILY SNOWMACHINE RUN

3/3, 1000-1200, 1300-1500 Operators must be 18+ Cost: $25/operator No cost for passengers. Minimum age: 8+ Join our staff for a family outing on the local trails of Fort Wainwright. Our staff will take the lead as you experience your backyard in a new way! Be sure to bring your camera, warm coat, gloves, boots, daypack with bungee cord, snacks and drinks. We will provide Snowmachine and helmets.

LUNCH SKI AND SOUP

3/7, 1200-1300 Cost: $5/person Take advantage of the fleeting daylight by joining us at lunch for a ski around our Glass Park Trails. Skis, boots, poles and hot soup for lunch are provided. We will also have staff on hand if you need a quick ski lesson!

WITW XC SKI

3/9, 0900-1600 Cost: $15/person. Sunlight and warmer temps should have you itching to glide across beautiful trails. Ladies, join us for this awesome chance to enjoy the tail end of winter. No experience needed! Equipment provided, you simply bring water and lunch.

AFTER WORK LOCAL SKI

3/14, 1730-2000 Cost: $5/person. Get your heart pumping or simply enjoy the late winter scenery on our after work ski. The lengthening days and great snow make evenings a wonderful time to ski around Fairbanks. Equipment and lessons provided with this program for those that need it!

ICE CLIMBING

3/15, 0700-1800 Cost: $25/person Experience Alaska in a whole new way; by learning to ice climb with us on frozen waterfalls! No experience needed, our guides will have you swinging ice tools and kicking crampons right up these frozen pillars in no time! We provide all equipment. You just need to bring food, water and warm clothes!

SNOWMACHINE SAFETY COURSE

3/16, 0900 and 1300 No cost. For ages 18+ Participants will be issued a Snowmachine Safety Card at the conclusion of the course. This class is required to rent snowmachines from the Outdoor Recreation Center.

3/16, 1000-1300 Cost: $5/person Don’t miss out on our last family cross country ski adventure of the season!! There is still plenty of snow but it’s also not too cold out. No experience is needed. Equipment is provided; you just need to make sure you dress warm enough for the weather. Don’t forget to bring water and a snack!

FAMILY ½ DAY SNOWSHOE

3/17, 1300-1500 Cost: $5/person Beat the winter blues by bringing the family out for an afternoon of snowshoeing. We will explore some of our local trails and enjoy the growing daylight

ALYESKA SKI/ SNOWBOARDING TRIP

3/22-24, departs from ORC 3/22 at 1700. Cost: $200/person. Join us as we venture south in search of the famous Chugach powder at Alyeska Resort. Alyeska is a world class ski/ snowboard destination that has an average of almost 650 inches of snow a year! We provide transportation, lodging and a lift ticket. You provide your own food, ski/snowboard gear (bring your own or rent), and warm clothes. You don’t want to miss these trips so sign up today!

NORTHERN EXPOSURE

3/23, 30; 0800-1700 Cost: $115/person Ages: 12+ ½ day of mushing + ½ day of snowmachining all in one day.

Half the participants will be engaged in dog mushing under the supervision of the Northern Sky Lodge Staff while the other half will make a snowmachine run to the Tanana Flats and back with the ODR staff. The participants will then switch programs for the second half of the day. If the temps drop below -10 degrees we will try to postpone to a warmer day. Northern Sky Lodge will provide sleds, dog teams and instructions. Outdoor Recreation will provide transportation, snowmachines, helmets.

FAMILY ICE FISHING

3/30, 1000-1600 Cost: $20/person (kids under age 16 fish free) An Alaska State Fishing License is required for anyone age 16+ Spend the day on Chena Lake fishing, drinking hot chocolate and enjoying the great outdoors. We will provide transportation, rod & reel, bait, and hot chocolate. You bring your lunch, snacks, water, and cold weather clothing.


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.

WITW XC SKI

4/6, 10001500 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

4/14, 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.

FAMILY

SNOWSHOE/ GAME DAY

BEAR SAFETY CLINIC

FAMILY ARCHERY

SUMMER ACTIVITY CLINIC

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. 4/19, 1300-1600 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.

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. 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.


SEALED BID Open to the Public March 18-29 Monday-Friday 0830-1630

Items can be viewed at the Warehouse, Bldg 3020 Mon-Fri from 0830 to 1630 only! Bid forms will be provided. Last bid must be submitted by March 29, 2013 at 1630. Completed bids must have name, contact number and bid amount. Winning Bids will be contacted by phone the following week. Fort Wainwright, Bldg. 3020 (Warehouse across from Private Sale Lot) Parking at Private Sale Lot. For more information, call 361-7258. No children under 16 permitted in the warehouse.

SADD

SOLDIERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

353-6610

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


SCHOOL AGE CENTER Bldg. 4166 | 361-7394

4H PHOTO EXHIBIT March 11-15 Children’s 4-H Club photos will be displayed throughout the Fort Wainwright community and within the School Age Center facility.

Join School Age Services this month in recognizing accomplishments, achievements, and contributions of Irish immigrants and their descendants living in the United States.

Parents are encouraged to sign up their children for activities offered at the School Age Center. For more information about specific activities, call 361-7394.

School Age Services recognizes the female accomplishments and contributions throughout our history and modern society.


BASEBALL - $55 (Ages 5-18)

YOUTH SPORTS Bldg. 1049 #1 | 353-7482

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.

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.

Youth Sponsorship Trip to the Ice Sculptures Join us March 30 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon trip to the Ice Park. We will meet at YS. Transportation will NOT provided to the Ice Park. RSVP by March 28 by calling at 361-5437.

FISCHER SKEET RANGE Bldg. 1172 | p:353-7869

FAMILY SHOOT DAY March 17, 1200-1700 Bring the family out for some shooting! For more information, call 353-7869.


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

TREASURE HUNTING WITH A GPS

WEAVE A HULA HOOP RUG

4/6, 13 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.

ACRYLIC PAINTING

4/11, 18, 25 1630-1800 $60/student (ages 11-18) Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. Learn basic painting principles, and techniques. Materials and supplies included. Parents may participate for a $10 materials fee.

BEGINNING DRAWING:

4/6, 13, 20 1300-1430 $45/student (ages 6-11) Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. Students will complete several projects in the class and will be encouraged to keep a sketch book to explore various drawing techniques. Parents may participate for a $10 materials fee.

ANIME DRAWING

4/5, 12, 19, 26 1630-1800 $50/student (ages 9-18) Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. Get those hula hoops out and learn how to weave a hula hoop rug. All you’ll need is a hula hoop, about a dozen old t-shirts to make your own unique upcycled rug. Parents may participate for a $10 materials fee.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

4/6, 13, 20 $50/student (ages 11-18) 1200-1330 Murphy Hall, Bldg, 1045 basement. We will take a closer look at video media and how it is making an impact on the social seen to include usage, availability and creativity. Video cameras will be available for student use. Students will work on creating a video presentation.

POTTERY I

4/6, 13, 20 1530-1700 $45/student (ages 9+) Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. Learn how to draw, sketch Anime and create great cartoons, illustrations and drawings. Parents may participate for a $10 materials fee.

4/6, 13, 20, 27 1500-1630 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. $60/student (ages 8+) 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

4/6, 13, 20, 27 1600-1730 Bldg. 3727, Neely Rd. $40/student (ages 11-18) 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.

ICE SKATING CLASS

4/5, 12, 19, 26 1645-1715 $50/month/student (total 4 lessons) 1600-1630 (ages 3-5) 1645-1715 (ages 6-18) PFC Ice Rink, Bldg. 3709 Classes offered by instructor Debi Cook Skate rental is included. All children under 6 yrs require a helmet (parents need to provide).

SNEAK PEEK

Every first Saturday of the month we offer a SNEAK PEEK, from 12 to 3 p.m. Bldg # 3727 Neely Rd. See what is 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 Coco & a Free Make & Take.

Please note that times and locations are subject to change.

SKIES EXPLORATION

$45, ages 2-5 meets Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come and explore a variety of science, arts, crafts and cooking activities. Location, BLDG 1045 Wed 10:30-11:15 & 11:30-12:15 Sat 11:30-12:15

SKIES MOVE IT, MOVE IT

(for ages 2-5 yrs) Sign up before first Murphy Hall, Bldg. 1045 Cost: $45 Wednesdays: 1300-1345 Saturdays: 1030-1115 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.


Sign up now for April Edge! All programs are from 4:30–6 p.m.

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.

Please call 353-7713 to register your child. For questions about the Edge program, call 361-9897.

TEENS (ages 11-18): MIXED ADVENTURE Wednesdays (4/3, 10, 17, 24) Teens will meet at the Youth Center and be given transportation to Outdoor Recreation and back.(not sure what “Mixed Adventure” is?)

MAKE A SKATE Tuesdays (4/2, 9, 16, 23) Design your own skateboard! Participants will meet at the Youth Center.

YOUTH (ages 6-10): MIXED ADVENTURE $20, Tuesdays (4/2, 9, 16, 23) Teens will meet at the Youth Center at 4:30 p.m. and given transportation to Outdoor Recreation and back. (not sure what “Mixed Adventure” is?)

JEWELRY MAKING $20, Wednesdays (4/3, 10, 17, 24) Youth will meet at building 3727, Neely Road.


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 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

NEW! Third child care session added!**

When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 5:30 to 7 p.m.**PLEASE NOTE: this is for open work out time, there are no classes scheduled during these periods. 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. Sessions are held at Melaven Fitness Center at no cost. For more information on class schedules call 353-9137.

Want to set up a Private Organization on Post?

In order to be recognized as a Fort Wainwright Private Organization you must establish and submit the required Private Organization packet. For information and packet processing, please contact the Family and MWR Private Organization Advisor at 353-7740.

Family and MWR Private Organization Advisor Bldg. 1045 basement Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7740

What are Family and MWR UNIT FUNDS?

Family and MWR locally funds dividends to Units for the collective benefit of all unit members for off-duty morale, welfare and recreational purposes; all unit members must have the opportunity to participate in the activity supported with unit funds dividends. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, through the NAF Support Management Division, maintains all Unit Funds. Please call the Unit Funds Advisor for more information and instructions on establishing and maintaining Unit Funds (907) 353-7765. Family and MWR UNIT FUNDS Family and MWR Unit Funds Advisor Bldg. 1045 basement Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7765 WAINDFMWRFMO@us.army.mil


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

ROMP AND STOMP PLAYGROUP

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

HOURLY CARE AVAILABLE

SFAC Childcare Room (3414 Rhineland)! Hours of operation: M-F 8-12, and 1300-1700- CLOSED during lunch(12-1300). Limited space available. Call 353-7713 to reserve space, reservations available up to two weeks in advance.

Workshops and Classes are a partnership with 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 mths. - 5 years of age. Classes are free. Parent kits available for purchase.

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

3/12, 1745–2045 CDC I, Bldg. 4024 Register and pay by March 4. $15/child. Snack provided.

PARENT’S DAY OUT

3/16, 0900-1300 CDC I, Bldg. 4024 $20/child. Lunch provided. Register and pay by March 8.

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

3/16, 1000-1200 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.

Interested in becoming an Army Family Child Care Provider?

ORIENTATION: First Wednesday of every month 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bldg. 1049 #1 • Obtain Children off our 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.


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 3/13, 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.

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.

AER is a private nonprofit organization incorporated in 1942 by the Secretary of State and the Army Chief of Staff. AER’s mission is to provide emergency financial assistance to Soldiers and their Families. AER supports Soldiers and their Families Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. 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.

Raising a Healthy Eater 3/11, 25 and 4/8, 22: 1600-1730, Southern Lights Chapel, 8th and Neely. Contact us for info on upcoming classes. For more information, call 353-7519/353-4248/361-5814.


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FAMILY AND MWR FACILITIES HOURS OF OPERATION 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 Bldg. 1172, p 353-1998 Th 4 to 8 p.m. Fri, Sat, Sun 12 to 8 p.m. Designated holiday breaks 12 to 8 p.m.

DW Grill p 353-2706 F-Su, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE Closed for the season. CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER I (CDC I) Bldg. 4024, p 361-4190 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su Closed CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER II (CDC II) Bldg 4176, p 361-9056 CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS. 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.

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

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

MELAVEN INDOOR POOL Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS.

SCHOOL AGE CENTER (SAC) Bldg. 4166, p 361-7394 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sa-Su 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

SOLDIER FAMILY ASSISTANCE CENTER (SFAC) Bldg. 3414, p 353-7322 M-F 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sa, Su 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.

SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES Bldg. 1045, p 361-9377 M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sa-Su Closed

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.

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.


2013 CEREMONY

April 17, 2013 Get connected with Fort Wainwright Family and MWR. Follow us through:

calendar wiz Visit our website: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com The Fort Wainwright BEAR Necessities is an official information source published monthly by Family and MWR. All activities described herein are subject to change. Contact the activity for confirmation. Activities described herein are open to authorized patrons and, where applicable, guests. The use of a commercial sponsor logo or mention of a commercial sponsor or other organization does not constitute U.S. government endorsement. Visit Fort Wainwright Family and MWR online at: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com.

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