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The Great Alaskan Military Spouse Appreciation * BBQ * Giveaways * Basics on multiple outdoor activities and adventures *

VOL. 2, ISSUE 7 | MAY 2011

May 6 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center

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

USAG: FORT WAINWRIGHT

CARANDBIKESHOW

* LIVE MUSIC * FOOD * CAR & BIKE CONTESTS * May 30 at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center

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


The Great Alaskan Military Spouse Appreciation * BBQ * Giveaways * Basics on multiple outdoor activities and adventures * May 6 at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center

Friday, May 6 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center A few activities/mini lessons include: • Rock Climbing • Fly Fishing Clinic • UAF Outdoor Adventures • Fur Scrap Jewelry • Campfire Biscuit making ...and much more!

May 5 8 p.m. Events and activities are open to DoD card holders ages 18 and older. For more information, call 353-1087.


May 30 at the Nugget Lanes Bowling Center

CARANDBIKESHOW

* LIVE MUSIC * FOOD * CAR & BIKE CONTESTS *

Seward Military Resort


PRE-SEASON HOURS GOLF SHOP Monday - Friday............................................ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CHENA RIVER CAFÉ Monday-Friday ............................................. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grill closes 1:30 p.m.

EARLY BIRD SEASON PASSES Family Passes and Punch Cards are on sale with a 10% discount until we open the course.

REGULAR SEASON HOURS GOLF SHOP FIRST TEE Monday – Thursday...................................... 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 8 a.m. Friday – Sunday............................................. 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 7 a.m. * All Rental Equipment (clubs, pull carts, motorized carts must be returned in by 10 p.m. *

CHENA RIVER CAFÉ Monday- Thursday........................................ 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday - Sunday............................................. 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.. Grill closes 8:30 p.m. DRIVING RANGE 7 Days a week............................................... 24 hours a day

DISCOUNTED DRIVING RANGE KEYS - available for purchase $50.00 worth of golf balls for $40 $100 worth of golf balls for $75 *5.00 Key deposit fully refundable MEET THE NEW INSTRUCTOR - MAY 7, 0900-1700 15 Minute – Free lesson – Appointments only Call the Golf Shop at 353-6223 to schedule • Golf Lessons • Ladies Clinics •Junior Golf Programs Contact the Golf Shop for more details and availability at 353-6223. Look for SPECIALS throughout the Summer. All Golf Apparel on SALE through the end of May 31st at 10% off. SPECIAL FUNCTION - Need a place to have it. Contact the Golf Shop about renting our Pavilion. Great place to relax, visit or just enjoy the ambiance and the serenity of the outdoors. For more information contact the Golf Shop at 353-6223.


Fischer Range SKEET RANGE AND SPEEDBALL RE-OPENS FOR THE SUMMER! Tuesday/Wednesday: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: 12 to 5 p.m. -Also available for special occasions, birthday parties, and events*Days and times are subject to change* Call for more information, 353- 9131.

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THIS MONTH AT THE WARRIOR ZONE 7 MAY

Pool Tournament

Sign up at 6 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. Minimum of 8 players. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

8, 16, & 23 MAY Learn to play Poker

Never played Poker before? Now’s your chance to learn. Starts at 6 p.m. Maximum of 18 participants.

14, 21 & 28 MAY Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, 7 p.m.

Minimum of 12 players. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Registration required online at: www.armymwr.com/programs/ promotions/texasholdem.aspx

EVERY WEEK (from 4-11 p.m.):

> Wing Wednesdays - 6 free wings (with pitcher of beer purchase.) > Thirsty Thursdays - $1 off pitcher of draft beer Events and activities are open to DoD card holders ages 18 and older. For more information, call 353-1087.


FAMILY AND MWR HOLIDAY HOURS FOR

FACILITY

MAY 30

Army Community Service (ACS)............................................................ Closed Arts & Crafts Center.............................................................................. Closed Automotive Skills Center....................................................................... Closed Birch Hill Ski and Snowboard Area...................................................... Closed Chena Bend Golf Course and Snack Bar............................................ 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.* Child Youth and School Services......................................................... Closed Fischer Skeet Range............................................................................. Closed Financial Management Office (FMO)................................................... Closed Family and MWR Administration.......................................................... Closed Last Frontier Community Activity Center (LFCAC)............................... Closed Library ................................................................................................... Closed Melaven PFC.......................................................................................... Closed 5/28, 29, 30 Melaven Gym Pool................................................................................ Closed 5/28, 29, 30 Middle School/Teen Center.................................................................. Closed Northern Lights Inn/ Army Lodging...................................................... Open 24/7 Nugget Lanes Bowling Center.............................................................. Closed Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC)........................................................ 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Physical Fitness Center (PFC)............................................................... Closed *weather Warrior Zone.......................................................................................... 4 to 11 p.m. permitting

FRIDAY JUNE 10:

5 to 9 p.m. DoD CARDHOLDERS ONLY!

SATURDAY JUNE 11: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Bldg. 3020

(Warehouse across from Private Sale Lot) Parking at Private Sale Lot For more information, call 361-7258.


LFCAC

ACTIVITIES OF THE MONTH There is no cost for any of these programs and held in the Last Frontier Community Activity Center, Building 1044. For more information, call 353-7755.

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT MAY 5, 19

Enjoy a fun night of Family entertainment on the huge 16x20 screen. All movies are appropriate for children ages 3-10. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., varies depending on movie length.

CHESS CLUB MAY 7, 21, 28

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 the game as well. 3 to 5 p.m.

BOUNCY HUT NIGHT MAY 9, 23 Kids, it’s time to do your best Tigger impression and bounce! Come to the LFCAC from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for open bounce house night. There is no cost! Children from ages 4-12 will be welcome to use the bounce house but may be required to alternate times to avoid having small children in with bigger ones. Parents must be present to supervise their children as child care personnel will not be on hand.


CYSS is a great place to begin a career. We currently have job openings for :

Caregiving Staff**

Cooks

Administration

Available for ages 18+ with High school Diploma or GED **Pay ranges $11.17-19.19PH + 10% COLA for Caregiving Staff.

Apply today cpol.army.mil or visit the CPAC NAF Office in Building 1049

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, 2nd Floor, Aurora Suite 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, 2nd Floor, Aurora Suite Fort Wainwright, AK 99703 (907) 353-7765


ACS is offering Child Care through Child, Youth and School Services Now offering child care vouchers to participants attending an ACS Workshop or volunteering for ACS. For more information, call 353-4227.

LOOKING FOR HOURLY CARE?

Call a licensed Family Child Care Provider. HOURLY CARE allows Families to make reservations up to 5 hours per day. Meal Service includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

Book your reservations up to 2 wks in advance • Not to exceed 5 hrs./day M-F • Hourly Care Fees $4.00/hr per child • Payment is due upon pick-up daily. • Army Family Covenant benefits can be used for eligible Families • Families must complete one CYSS orientation. • Stop by the Family Child Care Office, Bldg. 4391, Rm. 19 to receive the phone numbers for our Hourly Care Homes. For more information, call 361-6266 during the office hours of 0800-1700.

EFMP friendly! Contact 353-4243/4460 for questions.


BECOME A

CYSS

VOLUNTEER Do you like kids? Are you looking for ways to support your community? Would you like to earn promotion points? Child,Youth & School Services has many volunteer opportunities available to adults and youth (14 and older) as volunteers in our programs. Come join the team! Opportunities include: • Sports coaches and referees • General Program Assistance • Major Event Help • Field trip assistance • Parent and Youth Advisory Council Member For more information on how you can join the CYSS team, please call 361-7372 or stop by Parent Central Services located in Room 18 of the SAS, Bldg. (4391 Neely Rd.)

SADD SOLDIERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING

Weekend Hours: Friday and Saturday 2200 to 0400

Training Holidays Weekend Hours: Friday through Sunday 2200 to 0400

For a free ride back on post. This service provided for any DoD cardholder. Brought to you by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers.

353-6610


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Survivor outreach ServiceS

OUR PURPOSE is to deliver on the Army’s commitment to Families of the Fallen. Survivor Outreach Services connects you with people who can help you find the right support. Survivor Outreach Services provides support services for Active, Reserve and Army National Guard Families.

Survivor Outreach Services is an ARMY FAMILY COVENANT COMMITMENT: Keeping the Promise ARMYOneSource.com

For more information, call Survivor Outreach Services at 907-353-4004.

I’m in Alaska. Now what? Learn to master living in the heart of Alaska at the

Newcomer’s Orientation May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Last Frontier Community Activity Center

Garrison Newcomers Orientation coordinated by ACS Relocation Program that includes information for Soldiers, Family members and civilians new to FWA within 30 to 60 days. Mandatory for Soldiers. Spouses and civilians are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information, call 353-4227.

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.


We need YOU!

TO VOLUNTEER

withACS

REWARD 16 HOURS OF CHILD CARE (PER MONTH) AT NO COST.

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HELP OUT SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. IT’S A GOOD THING.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, STOP BY THE ACS BLDG. 3401 SANTIAGO AVE. BY PHONE, CALL 353.1977 OR 353.4227.

A United Way of the Tanana Valley Member Agency

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

Volunteer Recognition Ceremony

CELEBRATING

PEOPLE IN ACTION

Thank you to all who made the Volunteer Recognition Ceremony a success! You are truly appreciated!


Army Community Service Classes are held at Northern Lights Inn, Bldg. 3402, unless otherwise noted and are at no cost. Advance registration is required. Minimum of 5 participants. 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. A United Way of the Tanana Valley Member Agency

Spring Summer into

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

May 26 6 to 8 p.m. LFCAC

New Arrivals to FWA or those who are experiencing their first/spring and summer at Fort Wainwright Activities like fatigued driving, water safety, camping safety, four wheeling safety, and what to do if you encounter wildlife.

EFMP Respite Care Program 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 more information on the program or any activities, call 353-4243.


May is Domestic Abuse Prevention Month, and Army Community Service is committed to providing Our Army Community with information on preventing Family violence. Our purpose is to raise awareness by providing education and tips on preventing violence. Family violence has negative effects on Our Army Community and undermines the quality of life for our Soldiers and Family members. We all must acknowledge that interpersonal violence is wrong, reach out to support victims, hold offenders accountable, and create a climate of safety and respect.

Please be sure to stop by our booth to meet members of the Family Advocacy Program staff. They will be on hand with plenty of information as well as goodies for the kids!

May 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Xchange Food Court

Stop 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).


PICK UP PACKETS

at Army Community Service (ACS), Bldg. 3401. For more information, call 353-2382. ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise

MAY EVENTS WITH BOSS

MAY 13 & 27 8 P.M.- 1 A.M.

MAY 21 • 8 A.M. - 6 P.M. MEET AT ORC

Soldiers can choose from the hottest NEW releases. Popcorn and soda are also provided at no cost. All on Non-Pay weekends.

UPCOMING MEETING DATES: MAY 5 AND 19

Guided hiking trip with the Outdoor Recreation Center Staff. Bring a lunch and $10 to cover the cost. Space is limited, so sign up early!

MAY 21 • 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. BOSS will spend the day baking cookies with Big Brothers & Big Sisters to add to care packages for deployed Soldiers.

The Fort Wainwright BOSS Program is intended for: Single Soldiers, Single Parents, and Geo-Bachelors. Installation BOSS meetings are Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 1330 at the Warrior Zone, Bldg. 3205. All activities take place at the Warrior Zone unless otherwise noted.


SPORTS & FITNESS

Swim lessons are held in Melaven PFC, Bldg. 3452 For more information, call 353-1999.

INTRAMURAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETINGS MEN’S & WOMEN’S SOFTBALL MEETING: May 4, 2 p.m. at the PFC

MEN’S SOCCER MEETING: May 4, 3 p.m. at the PFC

GOLF MEETING:

May 18, 2 p.m. at Chena Bend Golf Course For more information, call the Intramural Director: 353-7294.

FITNESS CLASSES Hour of Power: Group Strength Wednesdays: 12 to 12:45 p.m.

Cardio Sculpt: Strength & Cardio Wednesdays: 5 to 6 p.m.

Group Cycling:

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6:30 a.m. and 12 p.m. Saturdays: 10 a.m. There is no cost to attend Hour of Power, Cardio Sculpt, or Group Cycling classes.

Zumba:

Mondays and Thursdays: 6 p.m. Saturdays: 1 p.m.

Zumba classes are $7 each or purchase a 10 punch class card for $70 and receive the 11th class at no cost.


MAY DEPLOYMENT SCHED 1

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Group Cycling Class: 6:30 am, 5 pm, PFC

Play Morning: 10 am, SAS, Bldg 4391

Open Ice Skating: 1:30 - 4 pm, PFC rink

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Personal Finan 8:30 am, Post L

Safety Class: 6 pm, Auto Skills, Bldg 3730

Anger Managem Combat to Hom SFAC, Bldg. 405

Blood Pressure 11 am, PFC 8

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Just for the Halibut: 8 am, ORC, Bldg. 4050

17 FAME Exercise: 9:15 am, Melaven PFC, Bldg. 3452

Divorce and Parenting: 1:30 pm, Northern Lights Inn Conference Room

Ladies Skeet Shoot: Fischer Skeet Range

CAR AND BIKE SHOW Nugget Lanes Bowling: all day

Financial Read Investing, & TS 8:30 am, SFAC

24 Group Cycling Class: 6:30 am and 5 pm, PFC

Education Bene SFAC, Bldg 405

Tour of UAF cam 1 pm, Youth Ce

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Memorial Day Boat Ride: 11:30 am, ORC, Bldg. 4050

Newcomer’s Or 9 a.m, LFCAC

Parent’s Night Out: 5:45 pm, CDCI, Bldg. 4024

Dual Military Families: 10:30 am, Northern Lights Inn Conference Room

ATV Safety Course: 1 pm, ORC, Bldg. 4050.

Chena River Canoe/Kayak: 9 am, ORC Bldg. 4050

5 Love Languages: 10 am, Northern Lights Inn Conference Room

Conflict: Learning to Fight for Your Marriage: 2 pm, Northern Lights Inn Conference Room

Open Ice Skating: Last day until 17 Sep 2011--1:30 - 4 pm, PFC rink

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31 That’s the Ticket! 2 pm, Northern Lights Inn Conference Room

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Romp & Stomp: 10 am, YS Bldg, 4109

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First Friday Art Bash: 6:30 pm, Arts & Crafts, Bldg. 3727

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Astronomy Along with Me: 4 pm, Post Library

Magic Parenting: 2 pm, Northern Lights Inn Conference Room

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Tour de Desert!


Story Hour & Crafts

All events and activities are held in Building 3700. For more information, call 353-2642

Can’t make it to Imagination Story Hour & Crafts at 4 p.m. on Fridays? The Library has an encore story hour every Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.

[May 6th, 7th]

A Tisket A Tasket, Make Your Mother a Basket!---

Since Mother’s Day is coming, we’ll read some special stories about the most important woman in the world and make handmade flowers in and a basket.

[May 13th, 14th] Astronomy Along with Me-

What do we know about the stars in the sky? Let’s discover together and craft planet necklaces!

[May 20th, 21st] Life-Sized-Me Story Hour-

It’s National Weights and Measurements Day! This event began May 20, 1875. To celebrate, the Library will have “Estimation Day”. Draw life-sized pictures of ourselves as part of a mural that will be displayed on the Library walls.

[May 27th, 28th] Rainbow Day-

It’s Spring in Alaska and beautiful colors are everywhere! Celebrate our skies and make rainbow mobiles, one to take home and one for the Library to keep and display!


the LIBRARY

All events and activities are held in Building 3700. For more information, call 353-2642

Thor Art Thursdays -- Maxi Art Me [May 12, 19, 26] 4 to 6 p.m.

Last month we had Mini Me Art with lots of small painting and clay works. This month we’re going the opposite way and painting on LARGE canvases and learning some freehand techniques or how to make your own “paint-by-number.” Registration is required and space limited. This is a “most ages” event geared toward all members of the Fort Wainwright Community. Please call 353-4137 for more information.

Community Game Day [every Saturday] 1 to 5 p.m.

Come play a game of Battleship or any one of our many board games with friends and family. Or, challenge one of our staff to a game!

Baby & Me [May 18] 2 to 3:30 p.m. -- for parents with their babies age 0-24 months-

This program is designed to inspire reading for the very young and allow for parents to meet and enjoy each other’s company over a fun keepsake craft. And, the Library will always have it’s ornament-making and story-writing supplies out every Wednesday from 3-5. Stop by and honor your Hero! All Library programs are free to all DOD cardholders. Registration is required for some and space can be limited. Please call 353-4137 for more information.

SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS

BY SHOWING YOUR COLORS ON RED FRIDAYS!

Purchase yours today at Murphy Hall, Bldg. 1045.

Polo shirt: $40 Long sleeve: $45


Outdoor Recreation Center Bldg. 4050, Glass Park Front Desk/Rentals/Ravens Roost: 361-6349/6350 Programs: 361-4089

JUST FOR THE HALIBUT May 27-29 | Price: $310 per person | Open to participants ages 8+ w/Adult An Alaska State Fishing License is required! Drop anchor in Valdez this summer. Spend a day in beautiful Prince William Sound fishing for the biggest darn flounder you’ve ever seen the “Alaskan Halibut!” We will travel out to the Gulf of Alaska and attempt to put some of the finest seafood in your freezer. The trip down is designed to allow for viewing of Alaska’s scenery. Stopping for viewing of scenic vistas, wildlife and points of interest are planned. So don’t forget your camera! We will arrive in Valdez and camp overnight. Rise early the next day for the best Halibut fishing possible. Of course we don’t guarantee fish except from your local grocery store, so bring your fisherman’s luck and please no bananas! We provide transportation down and back, campground and Charter Boat. You bring camping gear, food and refreshments Remember to pack a lunch for the trip on the Charter! “FISH ON” Reservations must be made by May 12th!

BOATER SAFETY PROGRAM May 21 | Time: 1 p.m. | Open to participants ages 18 and older. Learn the basics of Alaska boating. The class begins with a classroom portion and then will move to the river for a practical hands-on portion. 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! The course is conducted rain or shine so bring a raincoat.

INDOOR ROCK CLIMBING AT MELAVEN GYM May 5, 12, 19 | Time: 5-7 p.m. | Participants: Min: 2 Max: 12 All ages w/ adult supervision; must be 15 or older for belay training | No cost. Climbing is a great mental and physical challenge - a good activity to have some fun while at the gym. Come once to try it out, or come weekly and add indoor climbing to your regular workout schedule. This is a great way to train for the real rock Alaska has to offer. See you at the wall!


Outdoor Recreation Center Bldg. 4050, Glass Park Front Desk/Rentals/Ravens Roost: 361-6349/6350 Programs: 361-4089

FLY TYING CLINIC May 6 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.| Maximum: 12 participants Must be 18 years or older. | Fee: $5 per person Learn the basics of tying your own flies so that you can land the big one this summer. Nothing beats the feeling of catching a fish on a fly you made yourself. Materials and equipment are provided. This is a great clinic if you’re interested in starting tying or taking your fishing to a new level.

ATV SAFETY COURSE May 7, 14, 22, 1 to 5 p.m. Maximum: 8 participants, must be 18 years or older. No cost. Outdoor Recreation will be conducting an ATV Safety Course out at the Birch Hill Ski Area. 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. *This course is currently only offered for participants signed up for our ATV trips. Ask at the ORC if you have questions regarding general ATV safety courses.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Outdoor Recreation Center is seeking volunteer instructors/guides for our outdoor programs. This includes our boating, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, X/C ski, fishing, tours, ATV and snow machine trips. All who are interested please call 361-4089 or 361-2652 for further information.


The HIRED! Apprenticeship Program provides 15-18 year-old youth with meaningful, professionally-managed career-exploration opportunities in Family and MWR operations. To find out more about HIRED!, there will be an informational session May 7, 1 p.m. at the Youth Center, Bldg. 4109. HIRED! Preparation Class will be held May 14 at the Youth Center from 11-3 p.m. This training is required to be a HIRED! apprentice. Interested applicants can call 361-4473 to get more information and an application. For information regarding the HIRED! Apprenticeship program contact the Workforce Preparation Specialist at 361-4473.

AUTOMOTIVE SKILLS CENTER For all your auto needs. Bldg. 3730, 353-7436 • heating/AC service • wheel alignment and tire rotation • towing • tire repairs • jump starts

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

• CAR WASH AND VACUUM STATION OPEN 24/7 •


ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER MAY EVENTS: 6th:

First Friday Open House “ART BASH”, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

7th:

Custom Picture Framing Class $35, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

13th: Free Make & Take

“Flower soft “ Cards 6 p.m.

14th: Crazy Quilt Class

$35, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1st, 8th, 15th: Quilting Basics workshop

19th: Custom Picture Framing Class

12th: Woodshop Safety Orientation

21st: Woodshop 101

2 to 5 p.m. $65 includes materials.

6 p.m.

$35, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. (Bring a 5”x7” picture to frame.)

$35, 10 a.m. (materials included).

All classes are held in Building 3727 at no cost unless noted. Open to all DoD card holders ages 16 and older. For more information, call 353-7520.


CYSS OUTREACH May 10: PARENT’S NIGHT OUT, 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. Register and pay by May 3. $12 per child. Snack provided. May 21: PARENT’S DAY OUT-- SUPER SATURDAY, THREE SESSIONS: > 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. ($16 per child), lunch provided (11:30 a.m.) > 1 to 5 p.m. ($16 per child), snack provided (3 p.m.) > 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ($32 per child), lunch and snack provided. Register and pay by May 13. 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 361-7713. Army Family Covenant benefits for Families of Deployed Soldiers, Wounded Soldiers or Fallen Soldiers may be used for this care.

May 11: HOMEMADE BABY FOOD: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., 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. Topics discussed will cover general nutrition guidelines, when to introduce different types of foods, allergies and reactions in your child to watch for, several methods of preparing and storing your own baby food with hands on practice, and the do’s and don’t’s of infant feeding. Participants will receive a food mill and a collection of baby food recipes. For more information, call 361-7713.

May 19 & 20: BABYSITTERS COURSE: 2 to 6 p.m., Youth Center, Bldg. 4109. CYSS is offering youth 12 and older a baby sitter certification course. Participants will receive their 4-H Baby sitter Certificate and American Red Cross CPR and First Aid certifications upon successful completion of the course. Must attend both days to pass the course. No cost to attend. To register or for more information, call 361-7713. May 21: CUDDLE CURE CLASS: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Child Development Center I, Building 4024 Learn how to soothe your fussy baby in five minutes or less. This two hour class is recommended for anyone who has interest in the well being of infants from birth to 3 months of age. Limited free child care available. For more information or to register, call 361-7372. This is a partnership with ACS and CYSS. ROMP & STOMP WITH CYSS AND ACS You and your child are welcome to join the fun and make new friends! Mondays and Thursdays (except May 30) from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Youth Center Gym, Bldg. 4109. Transportation for Families to and from the playgroup is available at Northern Lights Inn, 9 a.m. Call 361-7372 or 361-7713 for more information. This program is a partnership with ACS and CYSS.


FAME

Family Activity and Motivational Exercise

$33

The Family and MWR Sports and Fitness Program offers two sessions of fitness classes: M, W, & F: 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. T &TH: 9:15 a.m. Sessions are held at Melaven Gym at no cost. For more information on class schedules call 353-1999. Child, Youth & School Services provides limited child care on site for FAME programs. 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. 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 361-7713. FAME Exercise and Child Care programs only operate on the school year schedule and are closed for federal holidays, training holidays and school out days.

Please call 353-1999 for more information on FAME fitness classes. For questions about child care please contact CYSS at 361-7713.

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise


Child, Youth & School Services 2011 Sports and Fitness Calendar Register for Sports at CYSS Parent Central Services, BLDG 4391, Neely Rd. You will need a full CYSS registration on file and a sports physical that is current through the entire sports season. For a full CYSS Registration, please bring: current shot record, DoD ID card, 3 emergency contacts, and a current sports physical. For more information call 361-7482.

CAMPS

REG. DATES

AGE

COST

CAMP DATES

TIMES

Fishing

ends 5/27

7-15

$30

7/8-29 (Fri.) 17:30-18:30

Soccer

ends 6/3

5-15

$20

6/13-16

14:30-16:30

Flag Football

ends 6/24

5-15

$20

6/27-30

17:30-19:30

**NO Tackle Football Camp** Cheerleading

ends 6/24

5-15

$20

6/27-30

17:30-19:30

Golf Camp

ends 6/24

5-15

TBD

7/5-8

TBD

AGE

COST

PARENTS MTG.

SPORT

REG. DATES

PRACTICE BEGINS

Soccer

ends 7/8

5-18

$45

7/13

Dev. Soccer

ends 7/8

3-4

$20

6 weeks of instruction

Flag Football

ends 7/8

5-15

$45

7/13

7/18

8/6-9/10

Cheerleading

ends 7/8

5-18

$45

7/13

7/18

8/6-9/10

7/18

GAMES BEGIN

8/6-9/10

CYSS Sports and Fitness hosts a RECREATIONAL LEAGUE that is inclusive of ALL youth who want to learn the fundamentals of a sport and have fun. Parents with greater sports ambitions for their youth may want to look in the Fairbanks community for competitive leagues. A current physical must be on file before registering. Physicals current within one year of the beginning of the activity/session will be accepted. All registrations are done at Parent Central Services, 4391 Neely Rd. inside the School Age Services building. phone: 361-7482 | website: www.ftwainwrightfmwr.com


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.

Get off the couch and register today for

JUNE PROGRAMS!

YOUTH (AGES 11 TO 18) NO CHARGE :: Golf 101: Mondays at Chena Bend – 3 to 5 p.m. Etiquette, rules, putting, chipping and driving. Experience the basics of golfing. Get Your Groove On: Tuesdays at Melaven Gym – 3 to 4:30 p.m. NEW! Get an introduction to Jazz, Ballet, Tap and more. World of Work: Tuesdays at Youth Center – 4 to 5:30 p.m. NEW! Ever think about life after high school? What you want to do for a career? Come explore your interests, learn resume’ writing, interview skills and find out what those in the workforce actually do all day. Flowers, Trees & Shrubs, Oh My!: Wednesdays at Chena Bend Golf Course – 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy the sunshine while beautifying the golf course. Planting, plant care and landscaping Kayak the Chena: Thursdays with Outdoor Recreation – 2 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. Get out for some sun, exercise and adventure while kayaking down the Chena River. Plein Air: Fridays with Arts and Crafts – 3 to 5 p.m. NEW! En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Learn watercolor techniques while painting the beautiful Alaskan scenery right here on post.

CHILD (AGES 6 TO 10) ::

Get one FREE EDGE! program a month by using your CYSS Open Recreation Hours. Golf 101: Mondays at Chena Bend – 1 to 3 p.m. - $40 Etiquette, rules, putting, chipping and driving. Experience the basics of golfing. Brain Freeze: Tuesdays at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center – 3 to 5 p.m. - $40 Who doesn’t love ice cream? Make a different ice cream concoction each week. Water Wings: Wednesdays at Melaven Pool – 3:45 to 5:15 p.m. - $20 NEW! Water safety with some fun mixed in. Go Fly a Kite: Thursdays at Arts and Crafts – 3:30 to 5 p.m. - $30 NEW! Build and decorate different types of kites.

Transportation provided for some programs. Call for more information. ENROLLMENT DEADLINE FOR JUNE EDGE! PROGRAMS IS MAY 25. Participants must be registered with CYSS. All programs are from 4:30 to 6 p.m. For more information, call 361-4391. EDGE! is EFMP friendly! Contact 353-4243/4460 for questions.


Register now for June classes!

Classes available for children 6 months thru 18 years. Classes are held at School Age Services, Bldg. 4391 unless otherwise noted. For registration information, call 361-7713 or 361-3218.

New Media: Film (4 weeks June 1-29) Ages 13-18: Wednesdays, 1500-1700, $45. Classes held at the Youth Center, Bldg. 4109.

Infant and Parent Sign Language* (8 weeks June 7-July 26) Ages 1 mth-3 yrs., Thursdays from 1500-1600, $80 *Kit included

Toddler Music (5 weeks, June 17-July 15) 18 mth-2 yrs., Thursdays, 1400-1430, $30

Preschool Music (5 weeks, June 17-July 15) 3-4 yrs, Tuesdays from 1500-1600, $40

Beginning Art (4 weeks, June 4- 25) 2-4 yrs, Tuesdays from 1400-1445, $30

DANCE Classes are 4 weeks and range from 30 – 60 min, Mon-Sat. Please call 361-3218 or 361-7713 to see what times will work for your Family. Classes are held at the Last Frontier Community Activity Center, Building 1044 and School Age Services, Building 4391.

Ballet - Ages 3-18, Cost is $40 Creative Dance - Ages 6-18, Cost is $40 Jazz – Ages 3-12, Cost is $40

ARMY FAMILY COVENANT: Keeping the Promise


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Stay 2 nights, get the 3rd night free! *(valid through May 15th)

May 5 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m, ONLY...

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you’re invited

TEEN SUMMER

CELEBRATION

DANCE

MAY 14, 5:30 TO 10 P.M. YOUTH CENTER, BUILDING 4109

Open to registered middle and high school grades. For more information, call 361-5437.

A YS SUMMER

Join Youth Services for swimming, day field trips, camping trips, outdoor and indoor fun this summer. For more information, call 361-5437.


Have questions about college? Join School Support Services for a tour of the University of Alaska Fairbanks on May 25.

See the whole UAF campus in action. Tour classrooms, the Student Recreation Complex, science buildings, West Ridge and the Wood Center. Participants must be registered with CYSS and turn in signed permission slips by May 20. Students must have finished grade 8 or higher. Younger students will be accepted as space allows. Transportation will be provided and participants will need to meet at the Youth Center, Building 4109 at 1 p.m. For more information, call 361-9377/9897.


MAY 2011

* Notice the NEW HOURS of several facilities *

Army Community Service (ACS), Bldg. 3401................................... p 353-4227

M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

Arts and Crafts Center, Bldg. 3727................................................... p 353-7520

M-W Closed

Th-Fri 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sat -Sun 10 am. to 4 p.m.

Automotive Skills Center, Bldg. 3730................................................. p 353-7436

M 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. T-W Closed Sun 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Th-F 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sat 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Birch Hill Ski & Snowboard Area, Bldg. 1172................................. p 353-9131/6795 Weather Information Line............................................................... p 353-7053

* Closed for the Season. Call to rent the Birch Hill Lodge.

Chena Bend Golf Course and Snack Bar, Bldg. 2092................... p 353-6223

* Preseason Hours: M- F 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Season Passes on SALE NOW, call 353-7461. * In-Season Hours: M – Th 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. F – Sun 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Course opening dependent on weather.

Child Development Center I (CDC I), Bldg. 4024............................ p 361-4190 M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed Child Development Center II (CDC II), Bldg. 4176.......................... p 361-9056

Hourly Care: M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed Full Day Care: M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat-Sun Closed

CYSS Parent Central Services, Bldg. 4391....................................... p 361-7713/7359

M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

Fischer Skeet Range, Bldg. 1172 (next to Birch Hill)....................... p 353-7869

* M Closed | T-W 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Th-F Closed | Sat-Sun 12 to 5 p.m.

Last Frontier Community Activity Center (LFCAC), Bldg. 1044..... p 353-7755

LFCAC: M-W 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Th 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. F 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sat 1 to 9 p.m. Sun 1 to 6 p.m. Laser Tag: M-W Closed Th 3 to 7 p.m. F 3 to 8 p.m. Sat 1 to 8 p.m. Sun 1 to 5 p.m. The Donut Shoppe: M-F 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sat: Sun Closed RENOVATION CLOSURE SCHEDULE The LFCAC Ballroom will be under construction June 6 - July 31. Please call ahead for more specific information at 353-7755. Thank you for your understanding during our construction remodel.

Library, Bldg. 3700............................................................................... p 353-2642

M Closed

T-Th 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

F-Sat 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sun Closed

Melaven Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 3452................................... p 353-1994

* M Closed | T-F 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Sat 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Sun Closed (effective May 6)

Melaven Indoor Pool, Bldg. 3452...................................................... p 353-1995

* M Closed | T-F 6:15 a.m. to 8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.*, 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., 4 to 7:30p.m. Sat 11:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. | Sun Closed (effective May 6) *swim lessons/Lap swimming only


FAMILY AND MWR FACILITY HOURS NAF Civilian Personnel, Bldg. 1049................................................... p 353-6356

M-F 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

Northern Lights Inn/Army Lodging, Bldg. 3402.............................. p 353-3800 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Nugget Lanes Bowling Center, Bldg. 3702....................................... p 353-2654

* CLOSED for renovation.

Outdoor Recreation Center (ORC), Bldg. 4050.............................. p 361-6349

* M 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | T-W Closed |Thurs - Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (effective May 6)

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 p.m. | Sat 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Sun 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (effective May 6)

PFC Ice Rink, Bldg. 3709...................................................................... p 353-7223

* Closing May 8 for the summer season, see you in September 2011.

Private Organization Advisor, Bldg. 1045 (Murphy Hall) .............353-7740

M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

Seward Military Resort......................................................................... p 907-224-5559/2659 ............................................................................................................. or 800-770-1858

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

School Age Services (SAS), Bldg. 4391............................................ p 361-7394

M-F 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed

School Liaison Officers, Bldg. 4391................................................... p 361-9377/9897

M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat- Sun Closed

Unit Funds, Bldg. 1045 (Murphy Hall)................................................ p 353-7765

M-F 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sat- Sun Closed

Warrior Zone, Bldg. 3205................................................................... p 353-1087

M-Th 4 to 11 p.m.

F-Sat 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Sun 1 to 9 p.m.

Youth Center, Bldg. 4109..................................................................... p 361-5437 M-Th (grades 6-12): 1 to 7 p.m. Fri (grades 6-8): 1 to 9 p.m. (grades 9-12): 1 to 10 p.m. Sat (grades 6-8): 1 to 8 p.m. (grades 9-12): 1 to 9 p.m. Sun Closed

Youth Sports, Bldg. 4109..................................................................... p 361-7482

M-F 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Sat-Sun Closed


JAZZ ON THE HILL JUNE 4

A Jazz tour for the entire Fairbanks community

Birch Hill Ski Area Don’t miss out on the music, food & fun!

* free admission *

T.K. Yancyy

Gail The Straight Ahead Band

• For more information, call 353-6043 •

BEAR

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Bear Necessities May 2011