NEWS | Feb. 23, 2011

Family matters

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

Family matters is dedicated to family activities.

Movie Schedule: Weapons Station

Call 764-7516 for show times. Admission is free. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each showing.

Red, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13
My Soul to Take, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Rated R
Life As We Know It, Feb. 26, 5 p.m., Rated PG-13
Life As We Know It, Feb. 27, 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.

Country Strong, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13
True Grit, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Rated PG-13

Friday
Child and Youth art show: The Joint Base Charleston - Weapons Station Teen center is hosting a Child and Youth Art Show, today from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. The show is open to family members of eligible JB CHS patrons only. Art submissions are being accepted at the Youth Center Bldg. 788, Feb. 21. Call the Youth Center at 764-7808 form more information.

Sunday
Family climbing day: Climb the highest indoor wall of Joint Base Charleston. Bring your family & friends for a fun-filled day of wall climbing at JB Charleston - Air Base's Outdoor Recreation Center, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join us after church and we will guide you and your family on a fun climbing experience for just $3 per person. Contact ORC for more information at 963-1672.

Monday
Youth Baseball Registration: Sign up by Feb. 28. Costs: Age four, $25; Ages five through 12, $30 for members, $40 for non-members. Sign up Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Youth Center Bldg. 1993.

First Tee Classes: The First Tee provides young people of all backgrounds an opportunity to develop life-enhancing values such as confidence, perseverance and judgment through golf and character education. Classes are tailored for 6-12 year olds and are held every Monday and Wednesday through March. Register at Youth Programs.

Thursday
Exceptional Family Member program support group: Civilians and military members who are enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program and their dependents are invited to participate in this support group to discuss concerns, share ideas and gain support, March 3 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call the Military and Family Readiness Center at 963-4406 to register or for more information.

March 12
Education grant program: Time's running out as the application deadline for the 2010-2011 Gen. Henry H. Arnold Education Grant Program is March 12. Download the application form from the Air Force Aid Society's web site at www.afas.org. Look under Education and Arnold Grant. Fill out the application, print it, attach required documents and put it in the mail today. Don't pass up this chance to help pay for your family's education with a $2,000 grant! For more information please call 963-4406.

April 13
Summer swim lessons: Summer swim lessons registration begins April 13 at 9 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.

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.

Joint Base Charleston - Air Base
Tennis Lessons: 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.

Story and craft hour: Join us every Tuesday on Joint Base Charleston - Air Base for a free toddler story and craft hour at 10 a.m. Every session features stories, crafts and finger plays. For more details or to register, call 963-3320.

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.

Girl Scouting: 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 pdonahue@sc.rr.com for more information.

Community
Become an MUSC research hero: The Pediatric Metabolic Syndrome Study is recruiting overweight children, teens and young adults, age 4 to 21, to assess risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. Participants will receive a free state-of-the-art assessment including a nutrition analysis, labwork, body composition, metabolic rate and heart ultrasound. Parking is free and compensation is available. Contact Janet Carter, 792-4717 or e-mail catjan@musc.edu.