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Week of Nov. 3

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Through November

Buckner pool maintenance

The pool and hot tub at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center will be closed for maintenance; dates are subject to change. For information, call 384-1302.

 

Food/Thanksgiving drives

The Kennecott Youth Center hosts a food drive all month for the Food Bank of Alaska; Illa School Age Center is collecting toiletries, socks, T-shirts and other items for the homeless. For information, call 552-2266 or 384-1068.

 

Through Nov. 15

Youth volleyball 

Register now for youth volleyball for ages 9 to 14. The season runs from Nov. 27 to Jan. 30; participants need a current sports physical and immunization record. 

For information, call 384-2514.

 

Through Dec. 1

Moose on Parade 

Register to participate in the 7th annual Moose on Parade; make and decorate a moose for the competition, judged Dec. 2. For information, call 552-8529.

 

Friday

First Friday

The PermaFrost Pub offers Thanksgiving appetizers and a good time from 4 to 6 p.m. 

For information, call 552-3669.

 

Family Game Night

The JBER Library hosts a night of old-school board games from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

For more information, call 384-1640.

Nerf Wars and Laser tag

Two Rivers Youth Center hosts this teen event from 6 to 8 p.m.

For information, call 384-1508.

 

Saturday

Season tickets and rentals

Get the hookup at Hillberg Ski Area with season passes and rental pickup from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information, call 552-4838.

 

Annual Country Fair

The Richardson Spouses Club hosts their 39th annual fair of handmade crafts, photography, decor, food, and much more at the Buckner Physical Fitness Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For information, visit richardsonspousesclub.com.

 

UFC at PermaFrost Pub

Doors open at 3 p.m. for the Bisping vs. St. Pierre fight. For information, call 552-3669.

 

Tuesday

Key Spouse training

Want to be a Key Spouse or mentor? Head to the Log Cabin from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for this training program for newly appointed Key Spouses. Learn to enhance communication with fellow Air Force families. For information, call 552-4943.

 

Wednesday

Cold weather safety class

It’s cold in Alaska; head to the Eagleglen Fitness Park Lodge for this class from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and learn to protect yourself and others. Class covers clothing, food and hydration, cold-weather injuries, and more. For information, call 552-4599.

Thursday

3 Rs of Resumes class

Ready your Resume Right now with this course at Building 600 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Develop a resume and cover letter for private-sector careers. For information, call 384-1517 or 552-4943.

 

Nov. 11

Anchorage Symphony 

The Anchorage Symphony celebrates the men and women of the armed forces with this performance accompanied by photos of both world wars at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts starting at 8 p.m. 

For information, call 274-8668.

 

Nov. 17 and 18

UAA Basketball 

The Alaska Airlines Center hosts UAA men’s and women’s basketball; the men take on Holy Names University at 8 p.m. both nights; the women take on HNU at 5:15 p.m. Friday, and Western State at 5:15 p.m. Saturday. 

For information, call 786-1562.

 

Ongoing

The Art of Fandom

The Anchorage Museum’s exhibition explores the things people like – from anime and manga to comic books, graphic novels, literature and TV fandoms, music, and more. For information, visit anchoragemuseum.org.

 

Astronomy at ERNC

The Eagle River Nature Center presents a special topic the first Friday evening of each month at 7 p.m. If skies are clear, be ready to go outside and view the night sky; bring binoculars or telescope to share. For information, visit ernc.org.

 

Hatchery tours

Ever wonder what goes on at the William Jack Hernandez fish hatchery by the Post Road gate? Take a free tour Tuesdays or Thursdays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m., or Saturdays at 9 a.m. or 2 p.m. Or just drop in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily for a self-guided tour and learn about the life cycles of Alaska’s sport fish – salmon, trout and char.

For information, call 269-2000.

 

Civil Air Patrol

Adult members of the Civil Air Patrol meet at the Aero Club Hangar the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Cadets meet every Saturday. For information, call 350-7951.

 

Science club

Each Thursday, youth are invited to the JBER Library to experiment and think about science subjects from 6:30 to 7 p.m. For information, call  the library at 384-1640.

 

Library Story Times

The JBER Library hosts Story Times Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 to 11 a.m. and Tuesdays 6:30 to 7 p.m.; Toddler story time is Wednesdays from 10 to 10:30 a.m. For information, call 384-1640.

 

Model railroading

The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement of Matanuska Hall. 

Anyone interested in model railroading is invited. 

They host an open house every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For information, call 552-4353, or visit trainweb.org/msmrre.

 

Wildlife Education Center

Learn more about Alaska’s wildlife and natural resources at this free on-base museum,

with interactive displays for kids. The center, at Building 8481, is open Mondays through Fridays, from noon to 4 p.m., subject to museum personnel availability. 

For more information, call 552-0310.

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