Advent, Christmas chapel schedule
Christmas Eve Mass,
Dec. 24, 5 p.m. at Midnight Sun Chapel
Protestant Christmas Eve,
Dec. 24, 5 p.m. at Arctic Warrior Chapel
Christmas Day Mass,
Dec. 25, 11 a.m. at Arctic Warrior Chapel
Solemnity of Mary Mass,
Jan. 1, 11 a.m at Arctic Warrior Chapel
Through Jan. 12
Youth soccer registration
Youth soccer for ages 5 to 15 starts Feb. 5; register now. For information, call 384-2514.
Elmendorf pool closure
The Elmendorf Fitness Center pool is closed for maintenance; for information, call 552-5353.
Single service members can visit the Skeet, Trap and Archery range for free ammunition and shooting. For information, call 384-1480.
Dorm/Barracks at Hillberg
Hillberg Ski Area offers free lift tickets and rentals every Thursday for those who live in the dorms or barracks. For information, call 552-4838.
Snow Sports School
Youth Programs and Hillberg Ski Area offer deals on transportation, rentals, lessons and tickets.
For more information, call 384-2514.
Paws to Read
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to the JBER Library to read to a service dog from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 384-1640.
Ping Pong tournament
Head to the Warrior Zone for this competition starting at 2 p.m. and win prizes. For information, call 384-9006.
Bowling with Santa
Meet Santa at the Polar Bowl from noon to 2 p.m. and get a special treat as well as deals on games. For information, call 753-7467.
Saturday and Sunday
Hillberg Ski Area offers the chance to feel the thrill of mushing from noon to 5 p.m. For information, call 552-4838.
Nine-pin no-tap tourney
Head to the Polar Bowl for this competition, including a turkey for the first bowler to get three consecutive strikes. Signups start at 4 p.m.
For information, call 753-7467.
Hillberg Ski Area hosts JBER’s annual holiday festivities from noon to 6 p.m., with ice fishing, snow machining, and free skiing and tubing. Don’t miss out on reindeer, Santa pictures or the gingerbread houses, either.
For information, call 552-4838, or see page 3.
Holiday cookie swap
Bring your favorite treats and a recipe for exchange to Building 600’s Room A37 from 6 to 8 p.m. All children who attend will get a stocking from a special guest. For information, call 384-1515.
Get into the holiday spirit every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 24 at Christmas Towne off Camp Gorsuch Road in Chugiak. Cocoa, cookies, holiday lights, and all the sights and smells of the season run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, visit christmastownealaska.com.
Through March, Jay Bear and his squad will be giving away cash and gift cards; just look for the people in yellow T-shirts. For information, visit facebook.com/JBERLife.
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.
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 more information, call 384-1640.
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.