SCHEDULED HOLIDAYS AND FAMILY DAYS
The following are the scheduled dates for Army’s Day of No Scheduled Activity and Air Force’s Family Days and federal holidays on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
Monday - Army DONSA
May 25 - Army DONSA
May 28 - Memorial Day
June 15 - Army DONSA
June 18 - Army DONSA
June 29 - Army DONSA
July 3 - Army DONSA
July 4 - Independence Day
July 5 - AF Family Day
Aug. 3 - Army DONSA
Aug. 6 - Army DONSA
Aug. 31 - Army DONSA
Sept. 3 - Labor Day
Oct. 5 - Army DONSA
Oct. 8 - Columbus Day
SIGN UP YOUTH FOR FREE KIDS’ KRAFT
Your child can bring home a hand-print craft made at the Arts and Crafts Center’s Kids’ Kraft Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Limited seating is available; students must preregister. The Arts and Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-6721/6718.
ENTER TEN-MILER QUALIFIER FRIDAY
Active-duty service members on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are invited to register for the Commander’s Cup Ten-Miler Qualifier at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent April 20 at 4:30 a.m. The race is scheduled to begin at 5:30 a.m. Registration is day-of only on site. Service members can collect points for units in 2018 Commander’s Cup standings. For more information, call 253-967-9210.
PLAN TO ENJOY FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Bring the entire family to Book Patch Library’s free movie night and refreshments Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. Bring blankets, pillows and camp chairs to make yourselves comfortable for the family-style feature. Grandstaff and Book Patch libraries are located at 2109 N. 10th on Pendleton Avenue at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-5889.
SELL TREASURES AT SPRING FLEA MARKET
One person’s trash is another one’s treasure at the annual Spring Flea Market in Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clean out your closet, garage or attic so you can rent tables or spaces and sell your gently used items for cash. The cost for two tables, spaces or a combination is $26. For three spaces, tables or a combination, pay $30. Each additional table or space is $6. For more information on renting your sale area, email specialevents@JBLMmwr.com or call 253-967-6772. The Fest Tent is located at 2200 Liggett Ave. on Lewis Main.
ARMY, AIR FORCE PCS MOVE WORKSHOPS
Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s Armed Forces Community Service hosts a First PCS Move workshop Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. at Waller Hall, 2140 Liggett Ave., Lewis Main, and the second Thursday of each month at the Service Member and Family Readiness Center, 551 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field. For more information, call 253-967-3633 or 253-982-2695. To register, visit jblmafcscheckappointments.com.
EARN MONEY AS CHILD CARE PROVIDER
Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base, become a Family Child Care provider, and make a difference in the lives of military children and their families. FCC providers earn up to $2,000 a month, may qualify for subsidies and receive free resources for their business. Learn about FCC at the Tuesday orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. located at the FCC office. Children are not permitted at the orientation due to space/discussion topics. Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the orientation. All classes are required for FCC certification. The FCC Office is located at 2013B Third St. on Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-3039.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO
Attend the McChord Field Fitness Center’s free Health and Wellness Expo Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McChord Fitness Center Annex, located at 726 Fifth St. The comprehensive expo gives patrons an opportunity to explore numerous health and wellness services and products, talk to experts one-on-one and learn more. Various agencies will have an opportunity to educate the patrons about significant health matters, products and services.
MISS OKTOBERFEST? ATTEND VOLKSFEST
If you love the fun and festivities of Oktoberfest and wish we’d celebrate spring the same way, then you’re in luck. Come out to Volksfest at the Club at McChord Field Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. You’ll be treated to an authentic, delicious German buffet with a live oompah band, German beer on tap and riesling, for those preferring wine. The cost is $21.95 for ages 11 and older, $11.95 for ages 4 to 10 and free for ages 3 and younger. Club members save $2. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581.
JOIN IN WINE AND CANVAS EVENT
Set your creativity free and join in the fun at the Wine and Canvas event at Nelson Recreation Center April 27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Art supplies, light appetizers and your first glass of wine are included in the cost, plus you’ll get a chance to win a door prize. You’ll get instruction if you’re a beginner, and can see samples of completed paintings for inspiration. Seating is limited, and you must be age 21 or older to attend. Prepayment is required; register at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. The cost is $30 per person. For more information, call 253-982- 6726/6718.
NEW BYOU TEEN
GIRLS’ CLUB APRIL 27
Spend a girl-fueled power hour of creativity and awesome nosh at the new Be Your Own You girls’ club April 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Grandstaff Library. We’ll experiment with fluid painting. We’ll explore marble art May 25. Grandstaff and Book Patch
libraries are located at 2109 N. 10th on Pendleton Avenue at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-5889.
ENJOY READ-ALONG CLUB AT LIBRARY
Bring your kindergarten- to second-grade students to listen to and read along with books at Teeny-Weeny Read-Along Book Club. This month’s club meets April 26 at 6 p.m. Also enjoy activities, crafts, snacks and teeny-weeny prizes. Grandstaff and Book Patch libraries are at 2109 N. 10th on Pendleton Avenue at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-5889.
SOS MOVES OFFICE TO WALLER HALL
Survivor Outreach Services moved from its former location to Waller Hall, 2140 Liggett Ave. It is now colocated with other support services in Waller Hall to better serve all Gold Star families. Check out the new space near Official Travel. SOS is committed to serving families of the fallen. When you call, you will be connected to a dedicated person who will guide you through available agencies and help you get the benefits and support you need. Save the date for an open house May 1. For more information, call 1-866-963-2538 or visit fb.com/SOSWAState.
BUILDING MANAGERS FIRE SAFETY CLASS
All building managers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord are required to take a Building Managers Fire Safety Class. Classes take place on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. in Bldg. 2014 at Fire Station 107 Pendleton on Lewis Main. Two copies of commander-signed memorandums are required for admittance. Next class is scheduled for May 2. Fire Safety Class is limited to the first 25 people. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 253-966-7164.
RESERVE SPOTS FOR PARENT-SON DANCE
Enjoy a fun-filled evening at the Club at McChord Field’s Parent-Son Dance May 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. with appetizers, cake, punch, coffee, tea and DJ dancing. Reservations and prepayment are required; the cost is $20 per pair and $8 per additional son. For reservations, call 253-982-5581/0718. Payment is required prior to the event; no walk-ins allowed at the door.
JOIN MCCHORD FIELD LIBRARY BOOK CLUB
The McChord Library’s Novel Navigators is an adult discussion group for book lovers that meets the second Wednesday of each month at the McChord Field Library at 4:30 p.m. The next meeting is May 9 to discuss “Mother Daughter Me, a Memoir” by Katie Hafner. Registration is required in person. Copies will be available at the circulation desk, 851 Lincoln Blvd., ground floor, on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-3454.
SMA OF NORTHWEST MONTHLY MEETING
The general membership meeting of the Sergeants Major Association of the Northwest meets at Samuel Adams Brewhouse, Bldg. 2400 on South Division Street on the second Thursday of every month. Social time begins at 4:30 p.m. and official business at 5 p.m. Next meeting is set for May 10.
TAKE MOM OUT TO TASTY BRUNCH
The annual Mother’s Day Brunch is May 13 at the Club at McChord Field. Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, French toast, carved baron of beef, roast pork loin, chicken, glazed ham, baked macaroni and cheese, fresh veggies, cheese and fruit displays, cold seafood and assorted desserts. Seating is at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. The 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 receive a $2 discount. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.
JBLM NEWCOMERS’ ORIENTATION BRIEF
Whether you’re new, returning or just want to learn your way around the base, all service members, civilians and adult family members are invited to attend the Newcomers’ Orientation May 15 at American Lake Conference Center at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Lewis North. Report time for Soldiers and Airmen is 7:30 a.m. Orientation is set to begin at 8 a.m. Complimentary hot breakfast and free on-site child care is available upon request with registration; call 253-966-2977. For more information, call 253-967-3633 or visit jblmafcscheckappointments.com.
APPRECIATION DAY FOR RETIREES MAY 18
Regardless of your age or former branch of service, attend the Retiree Appreciation Day May 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the American Lake Conference Center, located at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Lewis North. Health fair, legal services, ID cards and more than 60 agencies, including survivor groups, veterans’ service organizations, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration, will be available to serve you. To register, visit jblm-retiree-appreciation-2018.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 253-966-5884.
MONTHLY RETIREMENT CEREMONIES ON JBLM
The JBLM monthly retirement ceremony will take place at Carey Theater at 2 p.m. on the following dates: May 18, June 22 and July 20. Retirement ceremonies will not take place on Watkins Field this summer. If you are planning to retire and would like to participate, please call 253-477-1105. Anyone with access to JBLM is welcome to attend and support the retirees.
FREE BIKE RENTALS NOW AVAILABLE
The GO Bike program has expanded availability to include Department of Defense family members ages 18 and older. Now all DOD employees, their family members ages 18 and older and JBLM contract employees can check out a free GO Bike for up to two weeks. Use the bikes to run errands, get to appointments or spend some exercise time outside. Find the GO Bike check-out locations on GOLewisMCChord.com.