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Scott Air Force Base events

AUG. 7


This four-day class is more intense and practice is taken more seriously than our other junior golf classes. The course covers all aspects of golf. This instruction will prepare a junior golfer, ages 8-15, for competitive golf. In this level, students will play on the course most class days. Class size is limited to ensure personalized attention. Enrollment in multiple sessions is encouraged. Classes meet from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 7-10. For more information about the 1/2 Day Golf Camp, call (618) 744-1400.

AUG. 10


Outdoor Recreation’s Annual Boat Regatta will take place at 11 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Fitness Center Pool. Squadrons/organizations/groups (all base affiliates military and civilian) are asked to form a team of at least two, to participate in the Regatta for chances to win prizes (FSS gift cards). Prizes awarded to the top three boats with the fastest teams, plus the following categories: “Most Creative Design”; “Best Dressed Team/Support Staff” (get the whole office or group involved with the costumes); and the “Dramatic Fastest Sinking Boat.”

Teams must provide both a team name and boat name upon registration. Teams are responsible for the cost and construction of their boats. Note: Boats must be preconstructed entirely of “corrugated” cardboard and duct tape, and in place by 10:30 a.m. the day of event. Preinspection of the fleet will be at this time. Patrons must be 16 and older to participate and members of the crew must be able to swim. Register with Outdoor Recreation today. Event sponsored in part by First Command Financial Services, Leonardo DRS, and USAA. No endorsement intended. For more details, call 256-2067.

AUG. 11


The famous Aaron Mansfield will display his talents in golf trick shots at 10 a.m. Aug. 11 at Cardinal Creek Golf Course. Mansfield’s show has been seen by many ... he has performed for Phil Mickelson and at many charity golf events. This free show is open to the entire base community. “Getting to know our military men and women personally throughout the event and having the opportunity to be amongst the heroes of our nation, it would be an honor and privilege to be in their presence,” said Mansfield. For more information, call (618) 744-1400.


Cardinal Creek Golf Course will host a parent/child golf tournament Aug. 11. The event begins with lunch at 11 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at noon. Cost is $65 per team for daily players, $45 per team for AGF Members. Fee includes greens fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. Tournament is open to all; registration required. For more information or to sign up for the tournament, please call (618) 744-1400.


Stars & Strike Bowling Center will host their Fall Tune-Up Kick-Off Tournament at 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Come out and compete in a 9-Pin No-Tap Tournament for a chance to win door prizes and more. There will be separate divisions for men and women. Bowlers will bowl three games. The highest series in each division will be our Fall Tune-Up Kick-Off winners. Cost is $30 and includes bowling, shoe rental and prizes. For more information, call 256-4054.

AUG. 12


Join the Scott Event Center for Back 2 School Brunch with free school supplies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 12. Enjoy the Event Center’s breakfast and lunch items, as well a complimentary bar featuring Mimosas, Bloody Marys and more. Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. Members pricing: $16.95 (A); $7.95 (6-11); and free (5 and under). Non-members pricing: $18.95 (A); $9.95 (6-11); and $2.95 (5 and under). For more details, call 256-5501.

AUG. 15


People who need to renew their license plate stickers, but can’t make it to the DMV can catch the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Scott Event Center. The DMV Mobile Unit offers basic vehicle services, such as driver license renewals (including road tests), ID cards and vehicle registration, and is available for the SAFB community every third Wednesday of the month. The mobile DMV accepts all major credit/debit cards, check and money orders, cash is not an accepted payment. For more details, call 256-5501.


Get ready for a challenging night of outdoor Xtreme Tactical Laser Tag with Outdoor Recreation from 5-9 p.m. Aug. 17. Hunt down “frienemies” through thick woods and underground tunnels on multiple missions. Registration deadline is Aug. 15.

▪ 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: $5. Normal rate: $30.

Transportation provided. Open to ages 10+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067.


The Youth Center is offering an overnight camping trip to the Scott Lake Aug. 17-18. Tents and food provided. Sleeping bags, flashlights, bug spray and toiletries required. YC staff will monitor children at all times. Open to ages 13-18 yrs. Register by Aug. 15. Limited to 24 participants. Time: 8 p.m. Friday to 1 p.m. Saturday. Fee: $10. To register or for more details, call 256-5139.

AUG. 21


Come try a new team building experience, Cardinal’s Quest: StL Mastermind Room Escape, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Aug. 24. This escape room is perfect for St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fans. Rooms are fully interactive. People can wear their favorite Cardinals jersey and unravel the clues to solve the mystery and escape the room. Register by Aug. 21.

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

▪ SAI rate: $18. Normal rate: $28.

Open to ages 18+. For more details, call 256-2067.

AUG. 22


Join Outdoor Recreation on their popular trip to Crystal City Underground for a three-hour underground kayaking tour Aug. 25. Trip requires one tight passageway, and is not suitable for claustrophobic individuals. Lunch afterwards (individual’s cost). Difficulty rating: 3/5. Registration deadline is Aug. 22.

▪ 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: $16. Normal rate: $30.

Time: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to ages 12+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067.

AUG. 24


Grab a golf partner and get ready for the new Summer Couples Tournament Aug. 24. Couples will enjoy a night of fun golf, dining, drinks and friends while experiencing Cardinal Creek at its finest. Tournament date is as follows: Aug. 24. Event limited to the first 36 teams. Tournament fee is $60 per couple and includes 9-holes of golf with cart, range balls and prizes and dinner on the patio. The tournament will kick-off at 5 p.m. For more information or to register, call 256-2385 or visit the Golf Pro Shop.

AUG. 24-25


The Youth Center will host a Back 2 School Lock-In for preteens Aug. 24-25. Stay up all night playing games with friends, jumping on inflatables, and other fun activities. Food provided. Open to ages 9-12 years. Time: 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. Fee: $20 (includes food). To register or for more details, call 256-5139.

SEPT. 22


Military Appreciation Day will take place Sept. 22 at Busch Stadium where the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the San Francisco Giants. Enjoy a free tailgate party prior to the game at 2 p.m. with beer, soda, food and entertainment. Event is open to all military, retirees, civilians and their family members. Tickets are available at Information, Tickets & Tours ... Left Field Porch: $39/person or Section 332: $19/person. First 30,000 fans 16 and over will get a Cardinals sweatshirt. First pitch is at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call Information Tickets & Tours at 256-5919.



Youth interested in playing soccer can register at the Scott AFB Youth Center through Aug. 10. This recreational soccer program is open to ages 5-13 (as of Sept. 1). Games begin after Labor Day and end in October. All games will be played at the Youth Center. Cost for members is $55 and non-members $70. A current physician approved physical and immunizations record are required, and if applicable, an approved Inclusion Action Team Package for special needs children. Volunteer coaches are needed. Training will be provided plus receive $55 towards a child’s next sport enrollment fee. Please complete a coach’s packet at the Youth Center or contact Al Bromley, sports coordinator, at or (314) 304-3507 for more information.


Scott AFB Youth Programs is now enrolling for Start Smart Soccer, which is aimed at teaching youth the fundamentals of soccer. Registration runs through Aug. 10. Start Smart Soccer is open to youth ages 3-4 years whose parent/guardian adult can attend the sessions with them. This program helps children develop basic motor skills such as kicking, dribbling, trapping, throw-ins and running. It will also teach parents/guardians the proper way to develop those skills with their child, while building the confidence which will enable them to enjoy participation in youth soccer programs.

Start Smart Soccer is a one-hour, once-per-week, six-week session held at 9 a.m. Saturdays. Classes begin Sept. 8. Twenty spots are available on a first come-first served basis. Fees are $55 per child, which includes hands-on instruction, participant manual, soccer ball, shin guards, four cones and T-shirt. A parent organizational meeting will be held during the first session. Call 256-5139 or (314) 304-3507 for more information.


The Library Auditorium will host the following movies, which are free and open to the base population.

▪ Aug. 3: 7 p.m. “A Wrinkle in Time” (PG-13); and

▪ Aug. 17: 7 p.m. “Avengers: Infinity War” (PG-13).

For more information, call 256-5100/256-3028 or check out Facebook,


Come out and celebrate Bowlers Appreciation Week at Stars & Strikes Bowling Center Aug. 5-11. Enjoy free bowling and 50 percent off snack bar items (while bowling) all week. There will be daily attendance prize drawings and specials. Prizes include bowling balls, bowling bags, free games, 375th Force Support Squadron gift cards and more. A special Chromebook prize also will be given away compliments of Schaefer Auto Body. For more information, call the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center at 256-4054 or (618) 744-1277. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.


This exciting program is designed to introduce or reintroduce people to bowling. This class meets once a week for four weeks and covers the fundamentals of bowling. Topics include approach, markings, grip, lane courtesy, spare shooting and much more. People who complete the class will be ready to bowl in the Bowling 2.0 league (optional). Cost is $40 per person. Classes are at 5:30 p.m. Mondays. Sessions available on the following dates: Aug. 6-27 and Nov. 5-26. Adult and juniors welcome. For complete details or to register, call 256-4054.


Kids Klub is back and will be offering some new events at some new places:

▪ Aug. 9: 5-7 p.m. Rock & Bowl Party at Stars & Strikes Bowling Center Enjoy bowling fun!

▪ Sept. 13: 5-7 p.m. Puttin’ Around Fun at Cardinal Creek Golf Course. Various golf fun ... open to all;

▪ Oct. 4: 5-7 p.m. Build with The Home Depot at Scott Event Center; and

▪ Nov. 8: 5-7 p.m. Arts & Crafts Carnival at Scott Event Center. Arts and craft fun for all.

All events includes special activities, food, drinks and fun while supplies last. The cost is only $3 for Club Members and $5 for non-members, plus kids 12 and under are free. For more details, call the Scott Event Center at 256-5501.


Fall Junior Leagues are now forming and the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center has planned some special “sign-up” days from noon to 3 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18. Kids will have the opportunity to register for the fall leagues plus enjoy free hot dogs, free bowling, some great door prizes and more. The junior league is played Saturday mornings. Participants will have chances to win awards and scholarships. For more information about fall leagues or the special “sign-up” days, call 256-4054.


Parents participate in this adult and child (ages 4-8 years old) combination class. Start Smart teaches parents how to teach kids the basics of golf. Start Smart uses a unique line of fun and developmentally appropriate equipment designed by SNAG Golf products. Lessons available from 11 a.m. to noon Sundays from Aug. 12-30. For more information about available sessions, call (618) 744-1400.


Kids: Want to have a painting party too? Join the Arts & Crafts Center for painting and snacks. The following dates and themes are planned:

▪ Aug. 15: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friends

▪ Sept. 8: 1-3 p.m. Make a Wish

These will be at the Arts & Crafts Center. Cost is $15 per person and includes all painting supplies. Bring own snacks and soft drinks/water. Crumbs & Canvas events are open to kids ages 8 and up with accompaniment of an adult. Reservations are required. For more information and to register, call the Arts & Crafts Center, 256-4230.


Join the Arts & Crafts Center staff for a variety of crafts just for kids.

The preschool (open to ages 2-6 years of age) schedule is as follows:

▪ Aug. 15: 10 a.m. to noon Paper Plate Pizza;

▪ Sept. 12: 10 a.m. to noon Undersea Tissue Stained Glass;

▪ Oct. 17: 10 a.m. to noon Popsicle Stick Spider Web; and

▪ Nov. 14: 10 a.m. to noon Fall Leaf Hedgehog.

The schedule for kids ages 6 and above is as follows:

▪ Aug 15: 1-3 p.m. Galaxy Painted Notebook & Pencils;

▪ Sept. 12: 1-3 p.m. Glass Bead Stained Glass;

▪ Oct. 17: 1-3 p.m. Beaded Spider; and

▪ Nov. 14: 1-3 p.m. Fall Colors Tissue Stained Glass Votive.

Cost is $5 per child and includes all supplies. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call 256-4230 or stop by the center to sign up.


Gather some friends and create a “masterpiece” at the Paint & Sip events offered by the Arts & Crafts Center. The following dates and themes are planned:

▪ Aug. 17: Dance Party; and

▪ Sept. 7: Rainy Night.

These will take place from 6-8 p.m. at the Arts & Crafts Center. Cost is $35 per person and includes all painting supplies. Bring own drinks and snacks. Reservations are required. For more information and to register, call the Arts & Crafts Center, 256-4230.


Interested in becoming a licensed Family Child Care Provider? Child care for infants, children with special needs, and care during evenings and weekends are in high demand. Register today for their upcoming 2018 classes held: Aug. 21-23, Oct. 16-18 and Dec. 4-6. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the FCC office, Bldg. 386. They have an extensive lending program that will provide people with everything needed to start. People who live in government privatized housing, and provide child care in their home for more than 10 hours a week on a regular basis, must be licensed by the FCC office? Call today to sign-up at 256-8047/8156.