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Ottobrata October 7th Run For Your Life! October 26th Autumn Fest October 26th & 27th


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NAS Sigonella, Sicily • MWR magazine

October 2012

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Run for Your Life: Zombie Run

Autumn Autumn Fest October 26th – 27th from 4pm – Midnight This year’s Autumn Fest will be bigger and better than ever! There will be food, rides, games and great entertainment both nights. We’ve got plenty of new tricks and treats in store for you!

October 26th We’re kicking off Autumn Fest with our first ever “Run For Your Life” Zombie Run! Runners beware, there are zombies out there! Pre-order your Run For Your Life Zombie Run t-shirts at NAS I Gym through October 15th. T-shirt pick up will be the day of the run. T-shirts cost $12. To volunteer as a zombie or for more info, please call 624-4301. This is a 5k run, not TAC certified. Not stroller friendly, not kid friendly. Register: 3:00 pm Run: 4:00 pm

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Sig’s Got Talent October 26th, 7pm Sigonella’s hottest talent competition is back! Come out and enjoy the show as a diverse group of performers strut their stuff at the Autumn Fest stage. This year’s competition will be divided into two groups, ages 17 and under and over 18. If you are interested in performing, contact Antonyo McCall at 335-766-4244.

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Teen Smart Girls Friday, October 5th from 7:00pm – 9:00pm Girls ages 14 – 18 are invited to join the fun! This program is aimed to help girls develop and adopt a healthy attitude and lifestyle, as well as acquire and maintain a positive self-concept, sound decisionmaking skills and mentor relationships. Sign up by October 1st. Permission Slip required.

Image Makers Saturdays from 2:00pm – 3:00pm The youth complex will be hosting a beginners level Image Makers National Photography Program every Saturday from October 6th – December 15th. Ages 12 – 18.

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The Big Movie Scare

Books to Movies Club Begins Monday, October 1st Join us in the Midtown Classroom from 5pm - 7pm as we begin our journey to answering the ultimate question: Which is better, the movie or the book? Bring a dish to share with the group as we tackle our first session potluck style. Our first title is Breaking Dawn, part of the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers, as we prepare for the movie release coming in November. Space is limited for this event so sign up now. Limited copies of the book will be available for check out. Participants will be provided with free tickets to the premiere of the movie that we read about. Some restrictions apply.

Columbus Day Movies Monday, October 8th We’ll be open on Columbus Day! Check the schedule to see what’s playing.

Every Wednesday in October This month we’ve got scary movies every Wednesday leading up to The Big Movie Scare on Halloween night! On Wednesday, October 31st enjoy scary movies all evening, and wear a costume to get a large popcorn FREE! If you’re in Midtown with your kids in costume, stop by the theater for a treat. No purchase necessary.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month September 15nd – October 15th Check out the great selection of award winning Hispanic children’s books!


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“Anchors Aweigh” Happy Birthday Navy

“Anchors Aweigh” Happy Birthday Navy

Base 2 Base Run #2 Running Clinic Wednesday, October 10th 4:00pm Registration in NEX parking lot 4:30pm Start time Stroller Friendly (not TAC certified)

2 Mile Run/Walk

Blood & Guts Club Let the Sigonella community know you’re strong! Join the NAS Sigonella Blood and Guts Club. Testing is done the last Monday of every month. Pre-sign ups are required. For more information contact the Flight Line Fitness Center x2712.

CFL (Certified Fitness Leader) Course November 5th – 9th NAS I Gym Midtown Classroom You must register on NKO by October 19th.

ADULT sports

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Walk the Pink Out of It

Stongman Competition Saturday, October 27th Who are the strongest man and woman on Sigonella? Different weight classes for men and women. Events include Caveman stone carry, farmer’s walk, tire toss, vehicle pull, tire flip, tackle the great snake, boulder dash, the crucifix, keg toss (subject to change). Register at the NAS I Gym by October 25th. Must be 18 or older. For more information contact MWR Sports Coordinator at or 335-349-115.

Family Fitness and Health Promotions Saturday, October 20th 2-mile walk in Marinai 7:30am Registration, 8:00am Start time Wear pink for your chance to win a prize!

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Youth and Start Smart Cheerleading Register for Youth Cheerleading (ages 5 - 13) and Smart Start Cheerleading (ages 3 – 4) now through October 19th at the NAS I Gym. Season starts October 22nd!

Youth Flag Football & Start Smart Football Register for Youth Flag Football (ages 5 – 13) and Smart Start Football (ages 3 – 4) now through October 19th at the NAS I Gym. Assessments will be on October 22nd.

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Powderpuff Football Saturday, November 24th Ladies, are you ready for some football? Sigonella’s annual Powderpuff game is coming soon! Sign up to play or coach now at the NAS I Fit District.

2 for 1 Bowling Mondays Two people bowl for the price of one!

Family Night Out Fridays from 5pm – 8pm Music, lights and fun with the whole family! $15 per lane (up to 5 people) Includes shoes.

Extreme Bowling You must be 18 or older to participate in Adult Sport events. For more information contact Brandon Donalson at 335-349-115 or

Saturdays from 8pm - Midnight Extreme lighting and music from YOUR iPod! $10 per person includes shoes.

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Siracusa, Seafood Restaurant & Boat Tour

Iron and Lava Stone Shopping

Saturday, October 6th Visit the archeological area of Siracusa, including the ear of Dionysius, the Cordari Cave, the Greek-Roman Amphitheatre and the historic island of Ortigia. Then relax with a boat tour, which will take you along the coast of the town. Depart: NAS II 8:00am, Marinai 8:15am, NAS I 8:30am Return: 7:00pm $55 includes restaurant and boat tour. Bring €10 for the Archeological Park entrance fee and more for shopping.

St. Alfio & Ottobrata in Zafferana Sunday, October 7th Celebrate Ottobrata, Zafferana’s biggest event of the year. This Sicilian version of Oktoberfest offers the chance to taste and buy famous Etna honey plus many other Sicilian specialties! We’ll also visit St. Alfio, home of Europe’s largest chestnut tree. Depart: NAS II 9:00am, Marinai 9:15am, NAS I 9:30am Return: 6:30pm $24. Bring euro for lunch. Children 12 and under are free.

Thursday, October 11th We’re taking you shopping in Giarre, which is famous for iron handicrafts! Besides iron, you will see plenty of lava stone creations (benches, tables, barbeques, and more). These works of art would make cherished souvenirs from your life in Italy. Depart: NAS II 8:00am, Marinai 8:15am, NAS I 8:30am Return: 2:30pm $10 or 2 for $15

Pizza Night on Mt. Etna Friday, October 12th We’re heading to Mt. Etna’s Nicolosi area (Villa Angelo Musco) for some Sicilian pizza! There will be Sicilian liquor tasting and maybe chestnut roasting too! Depart: NAS II 7:30pm, Marinai 7:45pm, NAS I 8:00pm Return: Midnight $35 includes pizza.

Ragusa & Donna Fugata Castle

Monday, October 8th Witness the beauty of Lipari, one of the seven Aeolian Islands. We’ll enjoy a bus tour and views of the sea from a castle. Our stops will include lunch at a local restaurant, and a nice beach. You should have enough time for swimming! This will be a public beach, so bring a towel, swimsuit, sunglasses and sunscreen. Depart: NAS II 6:30am, Marinai 6:45am, NAS I 7:00am Return: 9:30pm $95 includes fees for the ferry, bus tour and lunch.

Saturday, October 13th Grab a few friends and enjoy a train ride around Etna with a stop in the historic town of Randazzo for lunch (around 2 hours). The medieval walled city was devastated in WWII when more than 80% of its houses were destroyed by Allied Forces. Wear comfortable shoes. Depart: NAS I 6:30am Return: 4:30pm $30 includes fees. Bring euro for food.

Enna, Piazza Armerina & Agriturismo Sunday, October 14th Enna is the highest town on the island of Sicily, home of a Norman Castle and beautiful cathedral. We’ll tour the town, have lunch at an Agriturismo, and visit the Imperial Villa del Casale of Piazza Armerina. Depart: NAS II 8:00am, Marinai 8:15am, NAS I 8:30am Return: 7:00pm $54. Bring euro for fees.

Caleca Pottery Factory


Lipari Express

Circumetnea Antique Train Adventure

Saturday, October 13th Donna Fugata Castle is an imposing structure with origins dating back to the mid-16th Century. We’ll spend time at the castle and relax at a nearby Agriturismo. Later we will tour the city of Ragusa that hosts a wide array of Baroque architecture, including several stunning palaces and churches in the lower Ibla section and the the Cathedral of San Giovanni Battista which is the main monument of Ragusa Superiore.

Depart: NAS II 7:00am, Marinai 7:15am, NAS I 7:30am Return: 5:00pm $50 includes lunch. Bring euro for fees.

Thursday, October 18th Caleca is one of the most famous producers of Sicilian hand crafted pottery. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase this beautiful, hand-painted pottery at wholesale prices! Depart: NAS II 7:00am, Marinai 7:15am, NAS I 7:30am Return: 3:00pm $18 or 2 for $30. Panarea Bring euro for food and shopping.

Cooking Class at Borgo Antico Friday, October 19th Learn how to prepare Sicilian cuisine in the traditional setting of the Borgo Antico Agrituristic Farm in Mineo. The family will welcome you into their home and share their traditional recipes of parmigiana and stuffed peppers. Afterward, enjoy dinner around the fireplace. Depart: NAS II 2:00pm, Marinai 2:15, NAS I 2:30pm Return: 9:30pm $56

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Nicosia, Sperlinga Castle & Agriturismo Saturday, October 20th Tour the town of Sperilinga and its Norman castle that was excavated from the rocks in the middle of the forest. Then visit Nicosia, a village famous for the Medieval/Arab shape of the streets. Lunch will be served at Agriturismo Villa Pietralunga, which belongs to the Nicosia Dynasty. Depart: NAS II 8:00am, Marinai 8:15am, NAS I 8:30am Return: 6:00pm $59 includes lunch.

Agrigento: Valley of the Temples & Bagliesi Winery Sunday, October 21st Founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century B.C., Agrigento became one of the leading cities of the Mediterranean world. Situated on the island of Sicily it is universally known for the spectacular Valley of Temples, the sacred area of ancient Akragas, one of the most important colonies of the Greek Empire. After the tour we will visit the Bagliesi Winery for wine tasting and a light meal. Depart: NAS II 7:00am, Marinai 7:15am, NAS I 7:30am Return: 6:30pm $55 includes entrance fees, lunch

Catania by Night: History, Wine Tasting & Dinner Friday, October 26th Spend an evening admiring magnificent monuments from the Greek to medieval periods before sampling the wine at a local Enoteca (wine bar). Dinner will be a typical Sicilian meal at a local restaurant. Depart: NAS II 4:30pm, Marinai 4:45pm, NAS I 5:00pm Return: 12:00am $50 includes food and wine tasting.

Palermo Saturday, October 27th Join us for a tour of the Cathedral and Monreale Church, which is famous for the Golden Mosaic. We will also visit the catacombs. Depart: NAS II 6:30am, Marinai 6:45am, NAS I 7:00am $32. Bring euro for entrance fees and lunch.

Taormina, Gambino Winery & Ottobrata Sunday, October 28th Discover beautiful Taormina and the best sites of the town, and experience Sicily’s version of Oktoberfest, Ottobrata in the mountain town of Zafferana. We will also enjoy a light lunch and wine tasting at Gambino Winery. Depart: NAS II 7:30am, Marinai 7:45am, NAS I 8:00am Return: 8:00pm $55

BELLINI OPERA “Season 2012” Tickets for the Bellini Theatre

“L’italiana in Algeri “ by Gioachino Rossini Friday, October 26th Floor Seats: $50 per person Gallery Seats: $35 per person Depart: NAS I 4:00pm Transportation is included.

Coming in December “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi Floor Seats: $50 per person Gallery Seats: $35 per person Depart: NAS I 4:00pm Transportation is included.

Catania Shoe Fair Monday, October 29th Let ITT take you to this special shopping event that only happens once a year! Depart: NAS II 4:30pm, Marinai 4:45pm, NAS I 5:00pm Return: 9:30pm $14 or 2 for $20

Extended Trips Thanksgiving in Tuscany November 21st – 25th

Catania Shoe Fair Thursday, November 1st Shoes, shoes, shoes! Day two! Depart: NAS II 8:30am, Marinai 8:45am, NAS I 9:00am Return: 1:00pm $14 or 2 for $20

Borgo Antico Tour Saturday, November 3rd Spend the day at Agriturismo Borgo Antico in Mineo. Tour the property, sample the olive oil and enjoy a delicious organic meal. Depart: NAS II 8:00am, Marinai 8:15am, NAS I 8:30am Return: 4:00pm $49

Christmas in Rome December 22nd – 26th

Shopping Weekend in Milan Coming in January!

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Road Bike from Sigonella to Taormina Beach Saturday, October 6th We will bike from Sigonella to the beach in Taormina. You will have the opportunity to see the Catania/Messina coast. You are going to travel about 40km. We will provide the bike, helmet and transportation. Depart: ITT 7:30am Return: 3:00pm $32

Bungee Jumping Saturday, October 6th Get your adrenaline pumping! Go bungee jumping with us at Zagare in San Giovanni La Punta. Depart: ITT 9:30am $10 includes transportation only. Bring €60 to pay on site.

Country Day with Mariska & Emilio Saturday, October 13th Join us for a great day at the home of Mariska & Emilio. We will prepare pancakes, focaccia, pizza and Sicilian sausage in a stone oven. Coffee and dessert will also be served. Depart: Marinai 8:30am, NAS I 8:45am Return: 3:00pm $40

Sicilian Style Fishing in Marzamemi Saturday, October 13th Sunday, October 21st Saturday, October 27th Spend the day off the coast of Marzamemi where we’ll drop a line with 500 hooks on it to catch small tuna the traditional Sicilan way. Then cast your own line to catch other types of fish while we BBQ on the boat. October 13th & 21st: Depart: ITT 4:00am Return: 3:00pm October 27th: Depart: ITT 2:00am Return: 2:00pm $80 includes transportation, BBQ, fishing pole and artificial bait.

Kayak Safety Class

Weekend on Etna North October 7th – 8th It’s the perfect time of year to view the Milky Way! Watch the October sky with Outdoor Recreation at Etna Park. We will hike for almost 3.5 hours to reach Rifugio Timpa Rossa on the North side of the mountain. We will spend the night there in a small, old Sicilian House supplied with fresh water (no toilet available). This is camping at its best. We will provide a BBQ the first night and American breakfast. Bring everything that you will need to enjoy your overnight in this fantastic natural place. Sleeping bags will be provided. Remember it will be cold on Mt. Etna, be prepared! Depart: ITT 10:00am

Monday, October 15th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ the Midtown Pool Tuesday, October 16th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm @ the Midtown Pool Thursday, October 18th from 5:30pm - 7:45pm @ Open Water

Marzamemi Boat Tour Tuesday, October 23rd Spend an afternoon at sea! Enjoy sightseeing, swimming, and snorkeling at night! Dinner will be a Sicilian BBQ on the boat. Depart: ITT 3:00pm Return: 12:30am $70 adults, $35 kids ages 4-13, free for kids ages 3 and below.

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Taormina Stairs to Madonna della Rocca Thursday, October 25th Earn your lunch by ascending more than 600 stairs to Madonna della Rocca, perched well above Taormina proper. We will enjoy a quiet lunch in Castelmola. Depart: NAS II 8:00am, Marinai 8:15am, NAS I 8:30am Return: 4:30pm $25. Bring euro for food and shopping.

Chestnut Expedition on Mt. Etna Saturday, October 27th We’ll collect our own chestnuts and roast them ourselves before starting our BBQ lunch. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress warm. Depart: NAS II 7:00am, Marinai 7:15am, NAS I 7:30am Return: 4:30pm $40 includes BBQ lunch. Children under 12 are free.

Kayak: Catania to Acitrezza Monday, October 29th Paddle along the North coast of Catania to Acitrezza. We will teach you the skills you need along the way. We will stop in a fishing village for dinner, a panini, granita or brioche. Depart: ITT 4:30pm Return: 10:30pm $20 includes transportation, kayak and life jacket. Bring euro for food.

Tandem Skydiving Saturday, November 3rd It’s your chance to skydive in Sicily! We will take you to Palermo, where you can tandem jump with Skydive Sicilia. You bring the courage, we’ll provide the transportation and reservations for your jump! Depart: ITT 7:00am Return: 7:00pm $20 includes transportation only. The tandem jump with video and photo is €250 paid on site.


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Liberty Outreach

Liberty Dinner at Paradise Pizza

Wednesday, October 17th @ 11:00am Come find out to learn more about what Liberty has to offer you at Take 5 on NAS II!

Friday, October 19th Join us for Sicilian pizza in Motta! Sign up by noon on Thursday, October 18th. Depart: NAS II 7:00pm, NAS I 7:30pm $5 covers transportation only. Bring euro for food.

All LIBERTY trips are for Single Service Members and Geographical Bachelors. Trips require advance registration and a minimum of 6 participants.

Liberty Trick-R-Treat Lane Volunteers Liberty will be hosting a table at Autumn Fest’s Trick-R-Treat Lane (tentatively scheduled for Friday, October 26th). We’ll provide the candy, but we need volunteers to help give it out. If you’re a single sailor E6 or below, grab some friends and earn volunteer hours. Please sign up by October 22nd at Take 5. Call 624-5602 or email

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October Birthday Celebration

Soup Night

Empty Wallet Lunch

Friday, October 5th Join Take 5 for our monthly birthday celebration! We will be serving up home baked cookies while supplies last.

Wednesday, October 17th @ 6:00pm Back for the Fall Season! Soup Nights! Join us for free homemade soups while supplies last.

Friday, October 26th @ 11:00am Join us for free tacos while supplies last.

Halloween Trivia Challenge

Happy Halloween Horror Movie Marathon

Columbus Day Action Movie Marathon Monday, October 8th We’ll have free popcorn and action flicks all day!

Monday, October 22nd We’ll be playing all day, so stop by any time to test your smarts! Answer the most questions and win a prize.

Wednesday, October 31st Popcorn and trick or treat candy giveaway!

Poker Night Saturday, October 13th @ 7:00pm Join us for a fun filled night of Poker!

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BINGO Tuesdays in the Compass Room BINGO is back starting October 2nd! Cards go on sale at 5:30pm, game time 6:00pm. $20 buys 10 games including the jackpot. Every game is worth cash! 18 and up only.

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Texas Hold ‘Em Wednesdays @ 6:00pm

Rootbeer Float Bonanza Thursday, October 4th @ 5pm Come have a frosty float on us! While supplies last.

Grill Your Own Meat BBQ Wednesday, October 24th @ 6pm Your bring the meat and we’ll supply the fixings! Connections is an 18 and over facility.

Weekend Dance Party Friday & Saturday at 10:00pm This dance party has a mix of dance, hip-hop, rock and country. We offer free soft drinks all night for designated drivers! Have your private party at Jox. There’s no rental charge. Call for more info.


2012 Sunday

Monday 1




$1 Day






Texas Hold’em



Visit our website!


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Thursday 4

Friday 5


Family Night

Siracusa Boat Tour



St. Alfio & Ottobrata

Outdoor Rec

Etna North Weekend


Bowling $1 Day





Anchors Away Run


Lipari Express

Fitness Jox



Iron & Lava Shopping

Texas Hold’em

Take 5



Family Night


Mt. Etna Pizza Night


Piazza Armerina


Bowling $1 Day


Connections Bingo




Liberty Outreach

Caleca Pottery

Family Night

Liberty Take 5



$1 Day



Outdoor Rec

Take 5


Halloween Trivia

Marzamemi Boat



Texas Hold’em




Texas Hold’em



Cooking Class






Taormina & Ottobrata

$1 Day



Catania Shoe Fair

Outdoor Rec

Kayaking to Acitrezza

Dona Fugata Circumetnea Train

Outdoor Rec Country Day



Movie Marathon Empty Wallet Lunch


Texas Hold’em


Walk the Pink Out


Nicosia & Sperlinga



Taormina Stairs

Family Night

Sig Strongman

Bowling ITT

Catania by Night Bellini Opera

Take 5



Outdoor Rec

Empty Wallet Lunch



Dinner @ Paradise

Take 5



Poker Night

Free Soup Night


Outdoor Rec

Take 5

Movie Marathon



Bike to Taormina Bungee Jumping




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Fitness ITT


Outdoor Rec

Chestnut Expedition

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