Week of Nov. 17

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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.

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.


Veteran Hero Tree

Bring a photo of your veteran family member to the JBER Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and make an ornament, then hang it on the hero tree. For information, call 384-1640.

Free movie night

The Talkeetna Theater opens its doors at 5:30 p.m. for a 6 p.m. showing of The Nut Job 2. Concessions are cash-only; for information, call 552-8529.

Fit Families bowling night

Bring your family or friends to the Polar Bowl for deals on bowling from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. For information, call 753-7467.

Comedy at PermaFrost

The PermaFrost Pub hosts a laugh-out-loud comedy show starting at 7 p.m. For information, call 552-3669.


Paws to Read

Children in grades K to 5 can read to a service or therapy dog to hone their reading skills at the JBER Library from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 384-1640.

Turkey shoot and Hatchets and Heels 

Head to the Skeet, Trap and Archery Range and purchase a turkey target from noon to 3 p.m. for a chance to win a turkey or ham. Women in the Wilderness is also conducting their Hatchets and Heels competition. For information on either, call 384-1480.

Battlefront 2 tourney

The Warrior Zone invites everyone stop the Imperial Forces or join the dark side starting at 2 p.m. For information, call 384-9006.

Nine-pin No-Tap tourney

The Polar Bowl hosts this tournament starting at 4 p.m., with a special prize for the first turkey. For information, call 753-7467.


Certification and licenses

Head to the Log Cabin, Building 8535, from 9 a.m. to noon to learn about education, training, licenses and certifications for occupations statewide and nationally.

For information, call 552-4943 or 384-1517.


Thanksgiving meals

The Iditarod Dining Facility hosts Thanksgiving with all the fixings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prices vary; for information, call 552-3114.


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.

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.

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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