Advent, Christmas chapel schedule
Christmas Eve Mass,
Sunday, 5 p.m. at Midnight Sun Chapel
Protestant Christmas Eve,
Sunday, 5 p.m. at Arctic Warrior Chapel
Christmas Day Mass,
Monday, 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.
Head to the Polar Bowl for single service members’ bowling from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Free games and shoes for singles; all branches welcome.
For information, call 753-7467.
Santa Day at Hillberg
Come to Hillberg Ski Area dressed as Santa, an elf or a reindeer and get a free lift ticket.
For information, call 552-4838.
Christmas Day meal
The Iditarod Dining Facility offers this special holiday meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pricing varies by food options chosen.
For more information, call 552-3114.
Tuesday – Dec. 29
Winter Break camps
Illa School Age Center offers camps with winter crafts, ice fishing, and indoor recreation.
For information, call 382-2514.
Wednesday – Dec. 29
Hillberg Ski Area offers this youth camp for ages 6 to 13 daily from 1 to 4 p.m., featuring a variety of activities. For more information, call 552-4838.
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.