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CALENDAR: Week of Dec. 8

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Through Jan. 12

Youth soccer registration 

Youth soccer for ages 5 to 15 starts Feb. 5; register now. For information, call 384-2514.

Through December

Elmendorf pool closure

The Elmendorf Fitness Center pool is closed for maintenance; for information, call 552-5353.

Singles Skeet

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.

Through Dec. 15

Duck the Halls 

Visit the JBER Library to pick up your rubber duck, then decorate it as your favorite book character for a chance at a prize. Voting is Dec. 18 through 22. 

For information, call 384-1640.

Friday and Monday

Army Band concerts

The 9th Army Band will host two free holiday concerts; Friday at Community Covenant Church in Eagle River and Monday at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Both shows start at 7 p.m. For information, call 384-1709.

Friday

Adult craft night

The JBER Library hosts this opportunity for adults to create beautiful holiday crafts from 6 to 7:30 p.m. For information, call 384-1640.

World travel trivia

Head to the Arctic Oasis and win travel-themed prizes in this around-the-world trivia quiz starting at 6 p.m. 

For more information, call 552-8529.

Snow Sports School

Youth Programs and Hillberg Ski Area offer deals on transportation, rentals, lessons and tickets. For information, see page 9 or call 384-2514.

Saturday

Cold weather safety

Women in the Wilderness hosts this class at Eagleglen Fitness Park from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Learn to protect yourself and others from the elements. For information, call 552-4599.

Fat tire bike ride

Join the Outdoor Adventure Program for a ride around town; location depends on conditions. For information, call 552-4599.

Magic tournament

Whether beginner or pro, head to the Warrior Zone. Demo decks will be provided, as will prizes. 

For information, call 384-9006.

Wednesday

Indoor rock climbing

Scale the climbing wall at the Outdoor Adventure Program from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  and get a belay certification you can use at Buckner Physical Fitness Center. 

For more information, call 552-4599.

Ongoing

Christmas Towne

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.

Surprize Squad 

Through March, Jay Bear and his squad will be giving away cash and gift cards. 

Look for the 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.

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 more 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.

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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