Scott Air Force Base News

Scott Air Force Base events

Note: Scott events are targeted for DoD ID card holders. Please direct questions about any event to the POC listed.

NOV. 16


In conjunction with the 2017 Air Force Art Contest, the Arts & Crafts Center will host a reception from 4-6 p.m. Nov. 16 to display the work of Scott Airmen and their families. In addition to viewing some great works of art, attendees can enjoy cookies and punch.

Artists who want to be included in this exhibit should contact the Arts & Crafts Center by email, or call 256-4230. Works displayed at the Arts & Crafts Center can be entered in the Air Force Art Contest. The Air Force Art Contest is designed to feature and celebrate works of art created by Airmen and their families. Artists may submit up to two pieces of two-dimensional artwork through Nov. 30. To compete in the AF Contest, artwork must be submitted at

NOV. 16-17


The James Sports Center will be installing new state-of-the-art cardio equipment through Nov. 17. Until then, cardio equipment may be limited as they remove old equipment to prepare for the installation. James Sport Center appreciates everyone’s patience as they continue to make improvements in the base's fitness areas. For more information, call 256-4524.

NOV. 17


The Scott Event Center will host a Thanksgiving brunch from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Included will be a Thanksgiving Day feast, plus breakfast and lunch dishes, as well as a complimentary bar featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more. Pre-paid reservations required (taken through 2 p.m. Nov. 17 or until filled). Members—$19.95 (A), $8.95 (10-12), $5.95 (6-9) and free (5 & under); non-Members—$22.95 (A), $10.95 (10-12), $7.95 (6-9) and $2.95 (5 & under). To book a table, call 256-5501.


People can enjoy the Scott Event Center’s Thanksgiving Day feast this year in the comfort their home. Their turkey take-out meals include a 20-pound turkey with stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes/gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. Pre-paid orders taken through Nov. 17 or until supplies run out. Limited to the first 50 orders. Meals can be picked up from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 23. Members—$130; non-members—$135. To order or for more details, call 256-5501.


Join the Fitness and James Sports Centers by participating in the Struttin’ then Stuffin’ 5K Fun Run/Walk scheduled for Nov. 17. The run will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Parade Grounds. Entry fee is $12 for those wanting a long sleeve T-shirt and to be eligible for awards. Awards will be given to the 1st place male/female paid finishers. All paid participants will be entered into a prize drawing for a turkey basket and prizes. The event is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Air National Guard, Retirees, Dependents and DOD Civilians. *Note: All fun runs are free events unless the participant wishes to purchase a T-shirt and also be eligible for awards or prizes. For more info, call Fitness Center, 256-1218 or James Sports Center, 256-4524.


Using the environment and team work to solve clues, do people have what it takes to Escape the Room? Join the Outdoor Adventure Program from 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 17 for this exciting game. This event qualifies as a Single Airmen Programming Initiative. Single Airmen fee—$5. Adults—$35. Registration required. For more details, follow OAP on Facebook at Scott AFB Outdoor Recreation, or call 256-2067.


Boys and girls are invited to play Friday Night Hoops beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 and Nov. 24. Open to two separate age groups—pre-teens 9-12 years and teens 13-18 years.

Teams are co-ed so everyone can enjoy. Fee—$10, physical needed. Night Hoops is open to all eligible members of the Youth Center, and teens must still be in high school in order to play. For more details, follow Youth Programs on Facebook @ScottAFBYouthPrograms or call 256-5139.


Participate in a teen art/paint night from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at Youth Programs. Class is free and open to teens, ages 12-18. While enjoying snacks, all visual art activities will focus on teaching the elements and principles of design, and encouraging the development of skills for a lifetime. For more details, follow Youth Programs on Facebook @ScottAFBYouthPrograms, or call 256-5139.


Watch “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” (PG) at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Library Auditorium. The movie is free and open to the base population. For more information, call 256-5100/256-3028 or check the library out on Facebook,

NOV. 18


Superheroes and princesses are cordially invited to a magical night filled with dinner, dancing and a “royally” good time at the Tiara’s & Capes Royal Ball hosted by Scott AFB Youth Programs 6 p.m. Nov. 18. Meet special superhero and princess characters, while enjoying a fabulous dinner (compliments of Olive Garden) complete with a chocolate bar, and dancing. Complete the magical evening with a free keepsake photo! Registration required. Open to all ages (adult/parent must accompany child). Admission $30 for first two family members, $5 for each additional family member. Business casual to formal dress, children may come in costume. Call 256-5139. Sponsored in part by Olive Garden, Scott Credit Union, USAA, Tap Snap Phototainment and DJ Scooby. No federal endorsement intended.


The Stars & Strikes Bowling Center will host the Plymouth Rock Shootout Tournament at 2 p.m. Nov. 18. Tournament format is 3-6-9 Free Strike. Bowlers will receive automatic strikes in the third, sixth and ninth frames. The best three of four games counts. Cost is $20 per person. Prize payout is 1:4. To register, stop by or call 256-4054.


Set sail for an Underground Kayak Trip with the crew of the Outdoor Adventure Program from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 18. Kayak the huge abandoned mine complex with miles of underground canoe trails.

This three-hour long trip requires one tight passageway, and is not suitable for claustrophobic individuals. This R4R event qualifies as a Single Airmen Programming Initiative. Open to ages 10 & up. Adventure fee—$45. SAIP fee—$10. Registration required.

Any participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about this event, people can follow OAP on Facebook at Scott AFB Outdoor Recreation, or call 256-2067.