JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C –
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Operation Purple camps:
The National Military Family Association's Operation Purple camps are a time for having fun, making friends and reminding military kids that they are the nation's youngest heroes. Operation Purple empowers military children and their families to develop and maintain healthy and connected relationships through a variety of means, including the healing and holistic aspect of the natural world. The program is joint or "purple" - and open to children and families of active duty, National Guard or Reserve service members from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Operation Purple program includes camps for teens, family retreats at the national parks, and camps geared to address the needs of children and families of our nations' wounded service members.
The 2011 Operation Purple camp applications are now available at http://www.militaryfamily.org/our-programs/operation-purple/2011-camps/
Please direct questions regarding the Operation Purple program to OPC@militaryfamily.org.
Movie Schedule: Weapons Station
Call 764-7516 for show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing.
The Fighter: April 8, 7:30 p.m., Rated R
Little Fockers: April 9, 5 p.m., Rated PG-13
The Fighter: April 9, 7:30 p.m., Rated R
Little Fockers: April 10, 2 p.m., Rated PG-13
Movie Schedule: Air Base
Call 963-3333 for show times. Admission is $4.50 for adults 12 years and older, and $2.25 for children 6-11 years old. Movies rated "G" are $2.25 for children 3-11 years old.
Unknown: April 8, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13
Big Mommas: Like Father like Son: April 9, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13
Joint Base Charleston - Air Base
Summer swim lessons:
Summer swim lessons registration begins April 13 at 9 a.m. at the Outdoor Recreation Center, Bldg. 647.
Summer 2011 Learn-to-Swim class schedule is as follows:
· Session I June 7 - 17
· Session II June 28 - July 8
· Session III July 19 - 29
· The 45 minute lessons will be held during each session from 9 to 9:45 a.m., 10 to 10:45 a.m. and 6 to 6:45 p.m.
· The Parent & Infant (Mom & Tots) class will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m. during Session III, July 19 to 29.
All classes will be at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base pool. The cost is $35 per participant.
Easter Egg Hunt:
Join the Base Library, April 19 at 10 a.m. for an Easter story hour and Easter Egg Hunt. Registration is required. For more information or to register call 963-3320.
The library will open its doors April 29 for teens only. Teens are invited for a night of food, games, and fun! Join us at the JB CHS - Air Base Library-from 6-10 p.m. For more information or to register call 963-3320.
Summer Camp Registration:
Registration for Summer Camp continues through May 20, 2011. All active duty, DoD civilians and activated Reservist dependent's are welcome. Children ages five years old and attending kindergarten and children up to 12 years old are eligible. Only complete packages will be accepted and must be turned in one week prior to the session start date. Packages will be accepted Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Camp runs from May 30 to August 19. Contact Youth Programs at 963-5684 for more details.
Lessons are held at the Outdoor Recreation tennis courts. Children six through 17 and adults can enroll for one-hour sessions, twice a week for $80 per month. Lessons are held on Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 6:00 p.m.
Homeschooler's fitness time:
Meet and enjoy recreation time with other home-schoolers every Mon., from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Youth Center Bldg. 1993.
Free family craft nights:
Join your favorite Arts and Crafts staff every month for a free hour of family fun and creativity. Each month we'll feature a new take-home craft everyone can help make or build. Family craft nights are held Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dates for upcoming sessions Mar. 11 and Apr. 6. Call 963-4936 for more details.
Daycare story & craft hour:
Join us every Monday at 10 a.m. on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base, where we will be reading the same stories and doing the same crafts as the regular story time on Tuesdays, just on a different day. Due to limited seating re-registration is required by the Monday before day care story hour. Call 963-3320 to sign up.
Girls in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to join Girl Scout Troop 895 at the Chapel Annex on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Come join us to have fun, experience new activities and meet new friends. Contact Patti Donahue at 618-363-5230 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station
Go to the extreme with Xtreme bowling:
Xtreme bowling at Marrington Lanes is held every Friday and Saturday from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The features include a fabulous light show with glow-in-the-dark bowling balls and pins, fog machines, music and dancing. The cost is $10 per person. Family Night Xtreme Bowling is held every Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. Family Night features country music, oldies and rock 'n' roll (you can even bring your own favorite CD's if you want).
Stroller Rollers offers "Fitness for Mom, fun for baby!"
Attention new mothers, now there is a way to get fit while spending quality time with your baby. With the Stroller Rollers program, you'll shape up with a power walk and body sculpting while strolling with your baby. It's a great chance to interact with other new moms. Classes meet at the Naval Support Activity gymnasium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are free. Materials are provided. For more information, call MWR Fitness Director Nancy Haynsworth at 764-4067.
Make your next party a movie party at Cinema One:
Looking for a unique idea for your next group party? Why not make it a movie party? Cinema One offers private showings of your favorite feature films! Cinema One movie parties are perfect for birthday celebrations, command socials, class trips, youth groups and lots more. Movie parties are free to groups of 40 or more (with concessions purchase) and are $25 to groups of less than 40 people. Simply call for show time availability, choose a movie from our huge library, and get ready to enjoy a unique party experience at a price that can't be beat. Call theater manager, Teresa Stuckey at 764-4107 for reservation information.
Birthday bowling parties:
Looking for something different to do for your next birthday party? Marrington Bowling Center has birthday bowling parties that are great for kids of any age. Call the bowling center for party options and availability.