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.

FEB. 23

TEEN TECH NITE

Get creative at Teen Tech Night: Story Board Creation from 7-9 p.m. Feb. 23 at Youth Programs. Class is free and open to ages 12-18. For more details, follow Youth Programs on Facebook @ScottAFBYouthPrograms, or call 256-5139.

CLUB YIPEE

Join Youth Programs for Club YiPee from 6-9 p.m. Feb. 23. Come out for a night of fun and exploration of the recreation center. Open to ages 5-8. Fee: Members, $10; Non-members, $15. For more details, follow Youth Programs on Facebook @ScottAFBYouthPrograms, or call 256-5139.

MILITARY TEEN SAVES

Teens looking for money saving tips to better their future should join Youth Programs for their free Military Teens Saves lecture from 4-6 p.m. Feb. 23. Students will get the opportunity to participate in a hands-on event that takes them through the personal financial management process, including career selection, budgeting for housing, transportation, luxuries and more. Snacks provided. Open to ages 12-18 years old. Brought to everyone in part by Scott Credit Union. No federal endorsement intended. Call Youth Center to reserve a spot, 256-5139.

FEB. 27

COUPON NIGHT

Join the library staff and several coupon experts at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 27 for coupon night at the library. Learn various ways to save money from the experts. For more information, call 256-5100/3028.

MARCH 1

OBSTACLE COURSE TRAINING REGISTRATION DEADLINE

People can test their limits with Outdoor Recreation’s Army veteran staff on a unique team building trip to the Illinois National Guard Training Center from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 10-11 in Marseilles, Ill. Preregistration required by March 1. People can run through the obstacle course, dare to cross the one-person rope bridge and test their fears on the 40 foot rappel tower led by Scott AFB’s own Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape team.

People will also hike at Starved Rock State Park, then grab food and drinks (individual’s cost) at the Starved Rock Lodge and Brewery. Rate is $63/person, and this is open to ages 18+ in Active Duty Air Force, National Guard or Reservists only (limited to 20). Recommendation and sponsorship by leadership highly recommended. For more information, call 256-2067.

DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY

Make plans to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. March 1 at the library. Included will be stories, food and fun for the whole family. Cat in the Hat will also make an appearance.

MARCH 2

FIRST FRIDAY

It’s First Friday at Zeppelins Food & Drinks. Come out at 3 p.m. March 2 for camaraderie, drink specials and entertainment. Join them for their fish fry! Free appetizers and snacks for all. All attendees have the chance to win a Fitbit ... plus a variety of gift cards! First Fridays are free and open to all. Festivities are held within Zeppelins Lounge, with appetizers/snacks being served from 4-6 p.m. in Zeppelins. For more details, call 256-5501. Event sponsored in part by First Command Financial Services. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.

MARCH 7

MARCH MADNESS BASKETBALL CHALLENGE DEADLINE

Calling all basketball players ... adults and youth. James Sports Center is hosting a March Madness Basketball Challenge beginning at 11 a.m. March 10. Deadline to sign up is March 7. Take part in adult events such as a 3-point shootout, obstacle course, dunk contest, free throw contest and half-court shot. First place prize will be awarded for each adult event. Kids events consist of an obstacle course, fisher price dunk contest and a free throw contest. First and 2nd place prizes will be awarded to each kid event.

Kids events begin at 11 a.m. and the adult events begin at noon. Watch the best of the best from the base intramural league play in the all star game immediately following the events. For information, contact Edward Norvell at 256-4524.

MARCH 10

AIRMEN BOWL FREE

Calling all Airmen ... join the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center from 1-3 p.m. March 10 for an afternoon of free bowling compliments of USAA. Roll some strikes with fellow Airmen while enjoying free snacks, bowling and giveaways. Event open to all Active Duty and their families/friends. Event is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to the first 120 people. Event sponsored in part by USAA. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended. For complete details, call 256-4054.

MARCH 17

POT O’ GOLD BOWLING TOURNAMENT

All bowlers will enjoy the rush and feel of competition in the first truly competitive event of 2018. This Single Bowlers-Double Elimination Tournament will take place at 2 p.m. March 17. Participants will use 90 percent of 220 HDCP (must be able to verify by home house staff). Don’t have a handicap?

No problem ... people can still bowl a Scratch Format. The cost of the tournament is $35 per person which includes bowling, shoe rental and prizes. Payout 5 to 1. Call for availability. For more information or to register, call Stars & Strikes Bowling center at 256-4054.

MARCH 22

2018 ARTS & CRAFTS CENTER OPEN HOUSE PARTY

The 2018 Arts & Crafts Center open house party will take place from 4-8 p.m. March 22 and feature entertaining demonstrations and free refreshments. Watch it all being done and talk with the artisans ... pottery, weaving, painting, drawing, music, crafts for kids and so much more. Bring family, friends and neighbors and make a special day of it. Tour the studios, visit the engraving and custom frame workshops as well as the auto/hobby center. Sign up for a class during open house and receive a 10 percent discount. For more information, call 256-4230.

MARCH 24

AGF MEMBER & GUEST CLEAN UP DAY AT THE COURSE

As Cardinal Creek Golf Course prepares for the 2018 golf season they would love some help. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24, Cardinal Creek plans to wash golf carts, pick up branches, rake bunkers, clean up trash/leaves, clean range balls, etc.—little details of the getting the course ready for spring. Please dress appropriately. Complimentary light lunch, snacks and beverages will be served. Call (618) 744-1400 for more information.

MARCH 24-25

CAMPING WITH WOLVES

“Howl with the wolves and Outdoor Recreation, on an overnight adventure at the Endangered Wolf Center from 4:45 p.m. March 24 to 2 p.m. March 25. March 24-25. Experience the popular “campfire howl” March 24 followed by campfire dinner/class, then sleep under the stars. Morning brings a campfire breakfast/class, plus a two-hour private tour with exclusive grounds access. Food provided. Camping gear available to rent from ODR.

▪ RecOn eligible: Open to AF Active Duty/Reservists and their dependents. SAFB must be duty station for non-AF service members. A person eligible for RecOn can bring one person for same price while spots available; and

▪ RecOn rate: $17. Normal rate: $36.

Registration required by March 9. Open to ages 4+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067.

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