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JBLM Easter Activities


Northwest Guardian

Published: 02:55PM March 29th, 2018

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JBLM children meet the Easter Bunny during the Easter Egg Dash at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main in 2017.

Easter is more than just egg hunts and the Easter Bunny. At Joint Base Lewis-McChord, there are many options for celebrating the holiday — and its subsequent spring break vacation time.

Here’s a roundup of some fun Easter and spring break happenings on base.

For those wishing to celebrate the holiday’s Christian services, a Combined Protestant Good Friday Service is scheduled at the Lewis Main Chapel Friday from 7 to 8 p.m. An Easter Sunrise Service at Watkins Field, on Lewis Main, is set for Sunday at 6 a.m., with a free breakfast at Lewis Main Chapel at 7 a.m.

An Easter Brunch at the Club at McChord Field also could be a nice way to enjoy fellowship and good food with family and friends. Seatings are available at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.

Cost is $28.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Club members get a $2 discount. Reservations are required. Call 253-982-5581.

And, although the Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt at Kimbro Pool was canceled this year due to ongoing maintenance problems at the wading pool, there are still opportunities for military children to have a blast collecting colorful plastic eggs filled with Easter goodies.

JBLM’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers will present its annual Easter Dash at Cowan Stadium on Lewis Main Saturday, including a special visit from the Easter Bunny.

Separate times are available for different age groups, with an Exceptional Family Member Program dash beginning at noon.

Children ages 18 months to 3 years can participate in a dash at 12:30 p.m., followed by ages 4 to 7 years at 1 p.m. Children ages 8 to 12 are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Children should bring their own Easter baskets to collect eggs.

If that’s not enough excitement and fun, Grandstaff Library, located at 2109 N. 10th and Pendleton streets on Lewis Main, has events planned for Monday and Tuesday to keep the kids active on spring break.

Activities at the library include: Monday Fun Day face painting from noon to 2 p.m., rocket ball from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and slime time from 4 to 5 p.m.

Teen Tuesday includes a Makerbot introduction at noon, henna tattoos from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and 3-D origami from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

No registration is required either day.

For more information, call 253-967-5533.

At the McChord Library, events are planned throughout the week, beginning with daily activities Monday through Friday: fun with keva blocks from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., PlayStation for virtual reality at 1 p.m. and movies and popcorn at 3 p.m.

Call the library to find out which movie is playing each day at 253-982-3454. Events also are planned for teens and adults on Monday, Wednesday and Friday: cricket vinyl cutting workshop at 11 a.m., 3-doodler at 1 p.m. and button-making workshop at 3 p.m.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, enjoy the silhouette stamp making workshop at 11 a.m., embroidery machine workshop at 1 p.m. and photo fun workshop at 3 p.m.