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VOL. 3, ISSUE 4 | FEB. 2012

BEAR N E C E S S I T I E S

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FAMILY TUBING DAY February 4, 1 to 7 p.m. - DoD Card holder Families: $20/hr - Non-DoD Card holder Families: $30/hr DOGSLED RIDES February 5, 12 to 2 p.m. (Sign-ups stop at 1:15 p.m.): $5 per rider SKI AND SNOWBOARD COMPETITION February 25 Sign up in the lodge prior to the date and get more info. * Events/activities and schedules are subject to change, weather pending *


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Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free! It’s never to early to start planning your vacation for next summer. Make your reservations for summer 2012 today! Lodging Dog Sled Rides Snow Machine Tours Horseback Riding

Deep Sea/River Fishing Kayaking Whitewater Rafting Wildlife/Glacier Cruises

Bear Viewing Scuba Diving Glacier Hikes Flight Seeing

907.224.5559/2659 or 800.770.1858 www.sewardresort.com


THE WARRIOR ZONE, BLDG. 3205, 353-1087

Speed Dating February 29, 6 p.m.

SUPER BOWL PARTY

February 5, 2 p.m. Enjoy free half-time munchies and win prizes given away each time the score changes.

NASCAR

February 26 Watch the race, play interactive games, and enjoy southern style cuisine.

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OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER, BLDG. 4050, 361-6349

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING LESSONS

Arrange with instructor. call 361-2652. Age: 10 and older. Fee: $5 per person Sessions run between 45 minutes and an hour. Equipment is provided. Lessons will be postponed if the temperatures falls below -10°F.

WOMEN IN THE WILDERNESS: ICE FISHING

February 4, 8 a.m. Fee: $25/person. An Alaska state fishing license is required for this trip. If you are new to ice fishing, then here is your chance to see how it’s done. ORC will provide transportation, rod and reel, bait, ice fishing hut with wood stove, and the know-how to get you started. The trip will be postponed if the temp drops below -20 degrees.

ALYESKA SKI/SNOWBOARD ADVENTURE February 10 – 12, 5 p.m. departure. Fee: $175 per person

Venture for the weekend at Alyeska Resort. ORC provides transportation, lodging and a lift ticket. Participants will need to provide their own food, ski/snowboard gear (bring your own or rent), and warm clothes.

SNOW MACHINE SAFETY COURSE February 11, 9 a.m. Age: 18+, no cost

This class is required to rent snowmachines from the ORC.

MACLAREN RIVER LODGE

February 17 – 19 (Must register by Feb. 3). Departs at 8 a.m. Fee: $300 per person Take a snow machine trip out to Maclaren lodge. This is the perfect getaway and a true Alaskan experience. This program is weather dependent subject to blizzards, white-out conditions and extreme temperatures. Participants need warm boots, cold weather clothing, hand/foot warmers, and a good pair of gloves.

CROSS COUNTRY SKI & SOAK

February 25, 9 a.m. Cost is $15/person. Must be at least 18+ to enter the rock pool. After skiing, relax in the outdoor rock pool at Chena Hot Springs! Transportation, ski equipment, and instruction is provided. No experience necessary. Bring warm clothes, lunch, water, swimwear and a towel for the hot springs!

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Yukon Quest with the ORC February 4 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the Yukon Quest starts in Fairbanks and the course goes right next to the Outdoor Recreation Center. Celebrate with free snow machine rides, ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, warm drinks, and help us give some of the best racers a great send off! For more information, call 361-6349/6350.

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Please take a moment to sign up for the Fort Wainwright Community Savers Pledge Drive. Pledge booths will be located at AAFES and ARMY COMMUNITY SERVICE February 21 – 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can also sign up by visiting www.militarysaves.org. Build Wealth Not Debt by Setting a Goal, Making a Plan and Saving Automatically. For more information, call 353-7438.


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 big game. Comfy couches, free billiards and Wi-Fi gets you settled in and connected for a full day of football fun! Chili and hot wing buffet special offered at $6.

COSMIC BOWL THE GOLD RUSH LOUNGE

Friday & Saturday nights 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

February Drink Special: Patron Margarita. $5.

Wild Wing Wednesdays

Wednesdays, 5–7 p.m. Complimentary wings while they last!

NUGGET LANES BOWLING CENTER, BLDG. 3702, 353-2654

SUPERBOWL

MOTHERLODE CAFÉ Lunchtime Fun with Free Bowling

SWEETHEART BOWLING

February 14 Buy one game and get one game free all day. Try a Chocolate Martini, Chocolate Pizza or some of our freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.

CELEBRATE!

Host your next birthday party, unit functions, and gatherings at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center. Call or stop by for a personal tour and meet with a planner.

Try the Fish’n’Chips basket featuring delicious battered Alaskan Cod served lane-side with waffle fries, slaw, and a large fountain drink – just $7.50. Available W-F, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m..

NATIONAL GO BOWLING DAY!

February 25, 1 – 5 p.m. Try a new Family fun outing today with $2.50 bowling: free shoe rental and a chance to win a BPA bowling bag & towel.

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YOUTH SERVICES, BLDG. 4109, 361-5437. *THE YOUTH CENTER WILL BE CLOSED FEB. 18 AND 20*

ICE SKATING WELCOME PARTY

February 11, 1 p.m. Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 Is your Family new to Fort Wainwright? Parents and their K-12 kids are invited to an ice skating welcome party on Saturday, February 11. We will meet at 1 p.m. at the Youth Center, 4109 Neely Road, have a snack and meet ‘n’ greet local youth, then head to the ice rink. There is no cost and skates will be provided. RSVP by February 9 at 361-5437.

SUPERBOWL XLVI February 5, 1 – 6 p.m.

Parents and youth, watch the game on our movie sized screen! Snacks and refreshments provided.

LEAP YEAR FAMILY DINNER February 29, 5 – 7 p.m. Youth Center

Middle and High School Teens! Enjoy dinner with your Family at the Youth Center. RSVP by calling 361-5437. 10


3D BUTTERFLY PAPER ART CLASS February 23, 1 – 3 p.m. Cost is $20 and includes all materials.

February 4, 10:30 a.m. Cost is $35 and includes all materials. Bring a 5X7 picture to frame.

GLASS FUSING & SLUMPING WORKSHOP February 5,12, 26, 2 – 5 p.m. Cost is $65 and includes all materials. Learn the art of glass fusing. Create a pendent/ magnet & class dish.

KID CRAFTING: “Beveled Glass Heart Magnet” February 11, (ages 4-7) and February 18, (ages 8-11)

Both classes 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $5 per child and includes all materials. Must be accompanied by a parent.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT February 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.

ALIGNMENT YOGA

February 7, 14, 21, 28 Time: 6 to 7 p.m. Cost: $28 for 4 weeks. Participants need to bring a yoga mat, loose comfortable clothing, and a water bottle. Registration and payment in full is required.

CHESS CLUB

February 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.

ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER, BLDG. 3727, 353-7520

February 3, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. View the display of Artist Trading cards “ATC’s” made by various artists and learn how to make them yourself!

CUSTOM PICTURE FRAMING CLASS

LFCAC, BLDG. 1044, 353-7755

FIRST FRIDAY ART BASH

BOUNCY HUT NIGHT February 23 5 – 7:30 p.m. Children ages 4-12.

Parents must be present to supervise their children. The playground area will also be available.

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POST LIBRARY, BLDG. 3700, 353-2642

MULTICULTURAL STORY HOUR

SPECIAL STORY HOUR

February 17, 4 p.m. The Library is partnering with the National Education Association of Alaska to bring “Read Across Alaska” to Fort Wainwright. We’ll be kicking off this statewide event with sled dog stories and a sled dog craft! Mary Shields, local author and the first female to finish the Iditarod, will be visiting the Library along with sled dog, Clifford. We will also be making a card for Iditarod musher Hugh Neff to present to the children of Nome!

February 8, 4:30 p.m. Native Alaska! Susan Paskvan of Yukon-Koyukuk School District will share a traditional Koyukon Athabascan story, TOBAAN ETSEH (a story of a beaver-- We will all have a taste of an Athabascan treat and experience local art, too! This is a kick-off event to the NEA’s READ ACROSS ALASKA.

COMING SOON! READ ACROSS AMERICA: THE LORAX

March 2, 4 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center Hear the call! There will be crafts and snacks and fun for all! Special guest readers will read the story (one may be tall)! A drawing will be held for a handmade Lorax statue, so be on the ball. The new HOW TO HELP THE EARTH- BY THE LORAX and a recycled tote bag will be given to the first 50 families who register and attend the event! Please register: www.doodle.com/gps3c7z8h9bd4qua

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HOMECOMING

Current and past re-deployment pictures are wanted for display purposed through the oncoming months. Images can be brought to the library in print form or emailed to joy.w.boyce.naf@mail.mil. Call 353-4137 for more information.

CABIN FEVER ADULT READING PROGRAM Now through – March 15. Open to adults 16+. No registration required. Write a review to share good reads by filling out a form for each book read at any participating library: Fort Wainwright Post Library, Noel Wien Public Library, North Pole Public Library, or Eielson Base Library.

OUR HEROES’ TREE

Grand Prize Drawing: Includes $100 gift card for your local bookstore and more! All Fort Wainwright entries will be submitted for the Grand Prize Drawing March 20 at the Noel Wien Library. We will also have our own prize drawings throughout the program. For more information, call 353-4137.

February 15, 3 p.m. Show your support for your military heroes at the Library. Make your Hero an ornament!

BABY & ME

(0-36 mo.) February 22, 2 p.m. Story time fun for parents and caregivers!

BLADE! A Research and Writing Lab

4:30 to 6 p.m., weekdays Get help with writing & reference, and entry level math. Open to DoD college students.

STORY HOUR & CRAFTS Fridays from 4 to 5 p.m. 3rd: Super Bowl! Come read about sports and make a Team bracelet!

10th: Dinosaurs and PrincessesWe’re celebrating author Jane Yolen’s birthday with stories and fingerprint art!

17th: Snow Dogs! Celebrate snow dogs saving Nome! Create a snow dog fridge magnet!

24th: Tooth Fairy Day! Let’s read about our chompers and make a tooth fairy pillow. Fun!

Fairbanks Orthodontic Group

Support in part by the following sponsors: No U.S. Army endorsement implied.

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FEBRUARY 2012 Not all events are included and subject to change. Please call ahead for registration, age restrictions, costs, and any other information that may apply.

Personal Finan Readiness: 8:3 Post Library

Blood Pressure 11 am, PFC

Boot Camp: 5 p

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Safety Class: 6 pm, Auto Skills

Research and Writing Lab: 4:30 pm, Post Library

Newcomers Or 9 am, LFCAC

Super Bowl: 11 am, Nugget Lanes

Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC

Group Cycling: 5 pm, PFC

Multi-Cultural S 4:30 pm, Post

Glass Fusing & Slumping: 2 pm, 3 week workshop, $65. Arts & Crafts

Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC

Boot Camp: 5 p

Open Ice Skating: 11:30 am, PFC 12

13 Group Cycling: 12 pm, PFC

Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC Community CPR & First Aid: 9 am, SAS

Safety Class: 6 pm, Auto Skills

19 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

14 Cuddle Cure Class: 6:30 pm, CDC I

Our Heroes’ Tre Library

Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC

Boot Camp: 5 p

Parent’s Night Out: 5:45 pm, CDC I

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21 Research and Writing Lab,: 4:30 pm, Post Library

Youth Sports & Parents Meetin Soccer: 6 pm, Y

Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC

Baby & Me: 2 p Library

Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC

26 Open Ice Skating: 1:30 pm, PFC

27 Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

28 Research and Writing Lab,: 4:30 pm, Post Library Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC Group Strength: 12 pm, PFC Yoga: 6 pm, LFCAC

Leap Year Fam 5:30 pm, YS


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Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC

BGCA Digital Arts Festival: all day, SAC

Women in the Wilderness Ice Fishing: 8 am, ORC

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Romp and Stomp Play Morning: 9:30 am, LFCAC

First Friday Art Bash: 6:30 pm, Arts & Crafts

Custom Picture Framing: 10:30 am, Arts & Crafts $35

Superbowl Story Hour & Crafts: 4 pm, Post Library

Family Tubing Day: 1 pm, Birch Hill

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Stick Hockey: 11:30 am, PFC

Emotion Coaching II: 12 pm, LFCAC

Parent’s Day Out: 9 am, CDC I

Story Hour: Library

Family Movie Night: 5:30 pm, LFCAC

Snow Machine Safety: 9 am, ORC

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Zumba Fitness: 6 pm, PFC

Alyeska Ski/Snowboard: 5 pm, ORC (3 day trip). Cost $150

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Research and Writing Lab: 4:30 pm, Post Library

Maclaren River Lodge: 8 am, ORC (3 day trip)

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Stick Hockey: 11:30 a.m., PFC

Read Across Alaska: 4 pm, Post Library

Zumba: 6 pm, PFC

SAS Mardi Gras Carnival: 3:30 pm, SAC

Winter: 6 pm,

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Bouncy Hut Night: 5:30 pm, LFCAC

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18 Zumba: 10 am, PFC Kids Crafting: 10:30 am, Arts & Crafts. $5, ages 8-11 Chess Club: 3 pm, LFCAC

24 Tooth Fairy Story Hour & Craft: 4 pm, Post Library

25 Cross Country Ski & Soak: 9 am, ORC Snowboard/Ski Event: 2 pm, Birch Hill Chess Club: 3 pm, LFCAC


Register now for March! For registration information, call 353-7713.

SKIES Exploration

Karate

Building 4391 (4 weeks), $45 2-4yrs, W 11–11:45 a.m. 2-4yrs, W 12–12:45 p.m. 2-4yrs, Sa 4–4:45 p.m.

(Classes will meet twice a week in building 4391) Cost is $60 per month 4 yrs, W/Sa 10–10:30 a.m. 5-12 yrs, W 3:30–4:30 p.m. and Sa 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 13-18 yrs, W 4:30–5:30 p.m. and Sa 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a variety of art, dance, cooking, yoga, music and a variety of continuous activities and crafts.

Dance

Tae Kwon Do

Building 4391. Please call 361-3218 or 361-7713 to see what times work best for your Family. Tu–Sat.

(Classes will meet twice a week at the LFCAC) Cost is $60 per month 5-9 yrs, M/W 4:30–5:30 p.m. 10-18 yrs, M/W 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Ballet - Ages 3-18, Cost is $40 Creative Dance - Ages 6-18, Cost is $40

Wood Pyrography

Ice Skating PFC, cost is $50 3-5 yrs, Sa 9:45–10:15 a.m. 6-18 yrs, Sa 10:15–10:45 a.m.

Location TBD, $40 12-18 yrs, Tu and F 6:30–7:30 p.m.

Sign Language Building 4391. This is a free, parent run course. 2+ yrs, Tu at 11 a.m. Please note that times and locations are subject to change.

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Don’t let the snow keep you home. Get the EDGE! Sign up for March programs today. 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. Enrollment deadline for March programs is February 20. Participants must be registered with CYSS. For more information, call 361-4391.

Register today for

MARCH PROGRAMS! YOUTH

(Ages 11 to 18) No charge. All programs are 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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STRIKES AND SLICES: Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Nugget Lanes Bowling Center Strike up some fun with friends and enjoy a slice of pizza. *Participants must wear socks.

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING:

Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29 at Melaven gym with ORC Scale the walls and reach new heights.

CREATIVE CLAY:

Fridays, March 9, 16, 23, 30 at Arts & Crafts Use your creative thoughts to make your own clay work of art that can be taken home.

CHILDREN

(Ages 6 to 10) All Programs are 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING: $20

Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21, 28 at Melaven gym with ORC Scale the walls and reach new heights.

CREATIVE CLAY: $75

Thursdays, March 8, 15, 16, 22, 29 at Arts & Crafts Use your creative thoughts to make your own clay work of art that can be taken home.

TUBING: $15

Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, 23 at Birch Hill Enjoy the snowy downhill adventure and laughter with friends.

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BGCA

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Digital Art Expo

View the artwork from the Fort Wainwright youth. Exhibits are on display throughout the month of February at the School Age Center and at the Youth Center. Entries are also in competition with other students throughout the nation. For more information, call 361-7394.

Fort Wainwright’s HIRED! Apprenticeship program is open to its dependents of active duty, DOD civilian, and retired military personnel.  All participants must be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States.

• Candidates must be 15 – 18 years of age • Candidates must be registered with Child, Youth & School Services (CYS Services) • Candidates 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

TERM 3 (Summer)* 4 (Fall)

REGISTRATION/APPLICATION DEADLINE March 30, 2012 June 29, 2012

TERM BEGINS April 30, 2012 July 30, 2012

TERM ENDS July 21, 2012 October 20, 2012

Trainings offered weekly for CYS Services registered youth and Hired participants. For more information contact the Workforce Preparation Specialist of Child, Youth and School Services: Voicemail only: 907.361.HIRE (4473) Youth Center : 907.361.5437 18

*Summer Session can be worked in partial terms, ask for clarification*


PARENT CENTRAL SERVICES, BLDG.. 1049 #2, 353-7713

PARENT’S NIGHT OUT

February 14, 5:45 – 8:45 p.m., CDC I, Building 4024. Register and pay by February 6. $12 per child. Snack provided.

PARENT’S DAY OUT

February 11. Register and pay by February 3. Three sessions: > 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $16 per child, lunch provided (11:30 a.m.) > 1 – 5 p.m. $16 per child, snack provided (3 p.m.) > 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $32 per child, lunch and snack provided. Care will be provided at the Child Development Center I, Bldg. 4024. All children must be registered with CYSS to receive services. For more information call 353-7713. Army Family Covenant benefits are available for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers.

For more information on any of the classes offered, call 353-7713.

EMOTION COACHING

PART 1: February 3 PART 2: February 10 Both sessions 12 – 12:45 p.m. LFCAC, Building 1044 Assists parents and caregivers in helping children understand and deal with emotions in healthy ways.

COMMUNITY CPR AND FIRST AID

February 11 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Youth Center, Bldg. 4109 This class will cover infant, child and adult CPR/AED with First Aid techniques. Participants will receive American Heart Association certifications for successful completion of this program. Please bring a lunch.

THE TERRIBLE TWO’S February 8 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CDC I, Building 4024. Stop 60-90% of tantrums before they happen, and build a loving and respectful relationship with your young child.

CUDDLE CURE CLASS February 14 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. CDC I, Building 4024. Learn how to soothe your fussy baby (birth 3 mths) in five minutes or less. Limited free child care available. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.

PYAC MEETING

February 29 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. SAC, Building 4166 Agenda: Parent participation and summer plans for all programs.

ROMP AND STOMP PLAYGROUP

This Month’s Focus Math Madness Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m. LFCAC, Building 1044. Call to reserve transportation from IHG hotel (353-7713). This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.

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SCHOOL SUPPORT SERVICES, BLDG.. 4109, 361-9377/9897

PARENTS, DON’T FORGET! Parent Teacher Conferences February 20-21. Contact your school for exact times and scheduling.

FAME

Family Activity and Motivational Exercise

$33

CYSS child care during your workouts.*

CHILD CARE:

Child, Youth & School Services provides limited child care on site for FAME programs.

North Pole High School students!

Cost: $33 per month per child per session When: M, W, F 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Join us at the Fort Wainwright Youth Center every Friday.

Minimum of 5 registered to offer classes. Children must be pre-registered at Parent Central Services, 4391 Neely Rd., room 18. 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.

You will take the Green Line MACS bus from school to the Transit Center in downtown Fairbanks. A white Youth Center bus will be there to pick you up and take you to the Youth Center. (The MAC bus costs $.75) Friday activities include movies, basketball, game room, arts & crafts, cooking, and more. Registration required. Call 361-5437 for more info.

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WINTER

$24 per month per child session When: T, Th 9 to 10:30 a.m., or 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

FAME Exercise and Child Care programs are closed for federal and training holidays.

* FITNESS SESSIONS:

The Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program offers two sessions of classes: M - F: 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sessions are held at Melaven Gym at no cost. For more information on class schedules call 353-1999.


This month children will learn the 6 pillars: Child Development Center, Building 4024 For more info, call 361-4190.

2/21 Trustworthiness 2/22 Caring 2/23 Citizenship 2/24 Respect 2/27 Fairness 2/28 Responsibility 2/29 Rainbow Day

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 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 more information, call 353-6266/9544.

$4 HOURLY CHILD CARE

Children 6 weeks to 5 years old (not yet in Kindergarten) Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 361-9056 to make reservations. Orientation required. Hourly Child Care orientation Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Part Day Pre-School orientation, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. (as needed) at CDCII, Bldg 4176. Reservations are required and space is limited. All children must be registered in CYSS to be eligible for programs.

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Whenhelp: you need SURVIVOR OUTREACH SERVICES

Help Soldiers and their Families. It’s a good thing. By volunteering with ACS, you could receive up to 16 hours of child care (per month) at no cost. For more information, stop by Army Community Service, Building 3401 By phone, call 353.1977 or 353.4227.

OUR PURPOSE is to deliver on the Army’s Survivor Outreach commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Services Outreach Services connects you with people who can help you find the right support. mflc Survivor Outreach Services provide support services for Active, Reserve and Army national abuse hotline Guard Families. For more information, call Survivor Outreach Services at 907-353-4004.

MFLC

Military & Family Life Consultants

388-2553

Confidential Assistance for short time problem resolution: marriage/ relationship stress, anxiety, depression, grief, and other daily life issues.

ABUSE. Domestic Violence Victims have options. Call 388-2260. To report incidents of Child or Domestic Abuse, contact 353-7535 (24/7). For Sexual Assault reporting, please call 353-7272 (24/7).


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. 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.

Newcomers Orientation

February 8 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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. Child care vouchers are provided. Register with CYSS.

EFMP RESPITE CARE Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) respite care is a program that provides a temporary rest period for Family members responsible for regular care of persons with disabilities. Eligibility is based on EFMP enrollment and EFM’s medical or educational condition. For info, call 353-4243.

Sip & Social

February 7, 1 to 2 p.m. LFCAC, Bldg. 1044 Expand your circle of support. Get out and meet other EFMP Families. Feel free to bring coffee, tea, and a snack to share.

Arts & Crafts Night Lunch & Learn February 10, 6 p.m. Ages 3+, $5 Arts & Crafts, Bldg. 3727

February 16, 12 to 1 p.m. Post Library, Bldg. 3700

Bowling Night

February 18, 12:45 p.m. $3 for 1 hour, $5 for 2 hours

February 24, 6 to 7 p.m. Nugget Lanes, Bldg. 3702 $2.25 per game, shoes included.

Birch Hill Tubing


AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER For all your auto needs.

Stop by to learn how to winterize your vehicle!

• heating/AC service • wheel alignment and tire rotation • car wash and vacuum station • towing • tire repairs • jump starts

Bldg. 3730 353-7436

SAFETY ORIENTATION CLASS Mondays at 6 p.m.

Participants will gain knowledge of what is offered and how to complete do-it-yourself projects. Staff are there to assist as needed. This class is required to use the facility.

TOW TRUCK SERVICES

available 24 hours 590-1716 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


President’s Day Holiday Hours * Limited Hours ** Verified Duty

Fed. Holiday Mon. 2/20

Training Fri. 2/17

Army Community Services

730-1630*

Closed

Arts & Crafts Center

1130-1930

Closed

Automotive Skills Center

1130-2030

Closed

Birch Hill

1200-2000

1200-2000

Chena Bend Golf Course

********** Closed for the season ***********

CDC I

0600-1800**

Closed

CDC II

Closed

Closed

Family Child Care

Closed

Closed

Fischer Skeet Range

*********Open by appointment only ********

LFCAC

0800-2100

Closed

Melaven PFC

1100-1900

Closed

Melaven Pool

1100-1900

Closed

Nugget Lanes

1100-0100

Closed

Outdoor Recreation

1200-1800

Closed

Parent Central Services

Closed

Closed

Physical Fitness Center

0800-2000

0800-2000

PFC Ice Rink

1330-1600

1330-1600

Post Library

1100-1800

Closed

School Age Center

0600-1800**

Closed

The Warrior Zone

1600-0100

1600-2300

Youth Center

1300-2100

Closed

Closed 2/18

Learn how to be a better public speaker and meet new people! Join the Wainwright Warriors Toastmasters Regular Club Meetings are held on Tuesdays from 1200 to 1300 Location: The Last Frontier Community Activity Center (LFCAC) Playground Conference Room For more information, please email:wainwrightwarriors@gmail.com.


SWIM LESSONS: February 3-25 LEVEL 1: Friday 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. and Saturday 11:45- 12:30 p.m. LEVEL 2: Friday 6:15 – 7 p.m. and Saturday 11:45 – 12:30 p.m. 8 lessons: $25. Limited to 6 students. No minimum age, child must be able to stand in 3.5 feet and be independent enough to follow instructions with 5 other children from one instructor.

Registration period: now through February 3 or until class is full. All swim lessons are held at Melaven Gym. For more information, call 353-1999.

VOLLEYBALL COACHES MEETING

February 15, 2 p.m., PFC League play begins March 5. For more information, call the intramural director at 353-7294.

FITNESS CLASSES GROUP CYCLING:

> Mon & Wed: 12 p.m. > Tues & Thurs: 6:30 a.m. > Tues: 5 p.m. > Sat: 10 a.m.

HOUR OF POWER:

Group Strength > Tues & Thurs: 12 p.m.

BOOT CAMP: > Wed: 5 p.m.

FUNCTIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Melaven Physical Fitness Center Tues & Thurs 4 p.m. with Instructor Ben Ehlers Call 353-9137.

Zumba:

Mon & Thurs: 6 p.m. Sat: 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. 26


Family and MWR Facility Contact information 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 ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER Bldg. 3727, p 353-7520 M-W Closed Th-F 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sa -Su 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 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 F, S, Su 12 to 8 p.m. B.O.S.S. Bldg. 1555, p 353-7648 CHENA BEND GOLF COURSE AND SNACK BAR Bldg. 2092, p 353-6223 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 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. S, 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 Available for special occasions.

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. Su 1 to 5 p.m. LIBRARY Bldg. 3700, p 353-2642 M 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. T-Th 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. F-Sa 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Su Closed MELAVEN PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTER Bldg. 3452, p 353-1994 M-F 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Su Closed MELAVEN INDOOR POOL Bldg. 3452, p 353-1995 T-F 6:15 a.m. to 8 a.m. (lap swim only) 11 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sa 11:45 a.m. to 6 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 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. GOLDRUSH LOUNGE M-T Closed W-Th 5 to 10 p.m. Fr-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 CENTER (ORC) Bldg. 4050, p 361-6349 T-Sa 12 to 6 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. CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day 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 Moving January 30 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 361-9377/9897 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: 1 to 7 p.m. F-Sat: 1 to 9 p.m. Su: Closed YOUTH SPORTS Bldg. 4109, p 353-7482 M-F 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sa-Su Closed


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FWA Family and MWR Bear Necessities: February 2012