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Family Events

By Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs | January 04, 2011

Joint Base Charleston -- Family matters is a new section of our paper dedicated to family activities.

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.

Youth Karate offered at Youth Center: Registration is currently underway for Youth Karate Classes at the Weapons Station Youth Center. Classes are offered on Mondays from 4:15 to 5 p.m. at the Teen Center in Bldg. 777, located next to the New Wave Pool. This is a martial arts themed skill building and self-protection course provided by Coastal Kenpo Karate and Martial Arts. The course, which is open to kids ages 5 to 14, is designed to enhance fundamental skills that your child is currently developing, such as discipline, respect, teamwork, coordination and ability to focus. Registration is $50 (includes uniform) and then $30 each additional month. Classes are instructed by "Mr. Nick" Dreiling, a third degree black belt with more than 20 years experience.

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

Teen night:: The library will open its doors Jan. 14, for teens only. Teens are invited for a night of food, games and fun! Join us at the Joint Base Charleston - Air Base library from 6 to 10 p.m. For more info or to register call 963-3320.

Story & 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. There is limited space for our Tuesday story time and prior registration is required. For more details or to register, call 963-3320.

Daycare Story & Craft Hour: Join us every Thursday 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 for more information.


Riverfront Race Festival Charleston Youth Marathon: For children ages 7 to 17 and in good health, the Riverfront Youth Marathon is a modified marathon where your child can run or walk 25 miles prior to the actual Riverfront Race Festival. On Jan. 24, the children will then run or walk the last 1.2 miles of the race course. Children must keep a log of the miles they run prior to the event. For more information contact Mike Campbell at or go to

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

Movie Schedule: Weapons Station

The Last Exorcism, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13
The Expendables, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Rated R
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Jan. 8, 5 p.m., Rated PG-13
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Jan. 9, 2 p.m.
The Town, Jan. 13, 7:30 p.m. Rated R

Movie Schedule: Air Base

The Next Three Days, Jan. 7, 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. Rated PG-13

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