Scott Air Force Base News

Scott Air Force Base events

DEC. 8


Join the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center for their Scotch Doubles Bowling Tournament beginning at 6 p.m. Dec. 8. This tournament is only $20 per twosome and includes three games of bowing and winners will receive 375th Force Support Squadron gift cards (payouts will be based on a 1 in 4 ratio). Call 256-4054 for more information and to register.

DEC. 11 & 13


American Red Cross will host the following blood drives at Scott Air Force Base: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at 702 Hangar Road and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 13 at 2400 East Drive. Refreshments will be provided. To shorten wait times, people can schedule an appointment and use RapidPass. This can be done on a mobile device using the Blood Donor App. Visit (use sponsor code SAFB) or call (800) RED CROSS to schedule an appointment.

DEC. 13


The drop-off for the Scott Spouses’ Club’s Annual Cookie Drop will take place from 7-9 a.m. Dec. 13 at the Scott AFB main chapel. For more information, contact Sarah Hovland at (662) 242-1326 or


Join Outdoor Recreation for their popular underground kayaking trip as they kayak in their “Ugliest Sweaters” with Santa and his elves Dec. 15. Crystal City Underground is a vast, abandoned mine complex with miles of underground canoe trails in the spring fed waters. Trip is three hours, requires one tight passageway, and is not suitable for claustrophobic individuals. Bring “Ugly Sweater,” warm pants, gloves, snacks, water and a change of clothes. Head lamps provided. Registration deadline is Dec. 13.

▪ 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 the same price while spots are available;

▪ RecOn rate: $16. Non RecOn 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.

DEC. 14


Christmas is coming early at Zeppelins Food & Drinks, as they’ll host First Friday festivities beginning at 3 p.m. Dec. 14. First Friday is taking place the second Friday of the month due to this special event. They will give away several prizes, including a bike, Keurig, FitBit, and gift card. All attendees will have a chance to win these awesome prizes. Party includes free food. First Fridays are free and open to all. Festivities are held within Zeppelins Lounge, with food 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.


Gather friends and create a “masterpiece” at the Paint & Sip event hosted by the Arts & Crafts Center from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 14. 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.


Hey parents, want a night out? Bring the kids to the Youth Center from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14 for Club YiPee. This will include playing games, watching movies and enjoying hot chocolate. Open to ages 5-8. Fee—$10, members; $15 non-members. For more details, call 256-5139.


Enjoy a teen art/paint night at Youth Programs from 7-9 p.m. Dec. 14. Class is free and open to teens, ages 12-18. While enjoying snacks, all visual art activities focus on teaching the elements and principles of design, and encouraging the development of skills for a lifetime. For more details, call 256-5139.


Interested in seeing what Keystone/Torch Club is all about? They are looking for new members committed to making a difference in their Youth Center and community. Visit the Youth Center at 8 p.m. Dec. 14 for their recruitment night. Open to all Keystone/Torch Club current members and anyone wanting to join. Open to ages 9-18. Free event. Call 256-5139 for more details.

DEC. 15


Kids ... want to have a painting party too? Join the Arts & Crafts Center for painting and snacks from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 15 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.

DEC. 16


Santa will make a special stop at the Scott Event Center on Dec. 16, where he will hand out special Christmas stockings for all the children in attendance. Patt Holt Entertainment of St. Louis/Quinn Productions will provide entertainment.

People can enjoy breakfast and lunch items as well as the Event Center’s complimentary bar featuring mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and more. This will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prepaid reservations required.

▪ Members: $19.95 (A); $8.95 (6-12); and free (5 and under);

▪ Non-members: $22.95 (A); $10.95 (6-12); and free (5 and under).

Call to book a table at 256-5501. Sponsored in part by Scott Credit Union, Sugarfire and Texas Roadhouse. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.


Stars & Strikes Bowling Center will have free, unlimited bowling for Airmen from 1-3 p.m. Dec. 16. Open to all active duty and their families/friends. First-come, first-served and limited to the first 120 people. For more information, call 256-4054.

DEC. 21


The Library Auditorium will host a showing of “The Muppet Christmas Carol” at 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Movie is free and open to the base population. For more information, call 256-5100/256-3028 or check the Library out on Facebook,

DEC. 26


Stars & Strikes Bowling Center will host their annual Rock-N-Bowl Family Fun New Year’s Eve Countdown Party on Dec. 31. Celebrate with their “New Year’s countdown.” Choose from two sessions: 2-5 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Sessions includes three hours of bowling, free shoe rental, unlimited soft drinks, buffet dinner and New Year’s countdown with party favors. Only $100 for all. Up to five people per lane. Multiple lane groups welcome. Prepaid reservations required—deadline is Dec. 26. Space is limited. Spots fill up quickly, so sign up early. Come in or call 256-4054 to register.



Vote for the People’s Choice winner in Outdoor Recreation’s Annual Holiday Greeting Card Contest. Visit for online voting, which takes place through Dec. 14. View all the cards submitted and select one. The winning organization will win a $50 Force Support Squadron gift card!

Note: In order to control the number of repeated votes, all SAFB personnel must vote from off-base computers (no LAN SAFB computers can be used). Vote once a day, as many days during the voting time frame. All votes identified as on-base votes will be automatically disqualified. For additional details call Outdoor Recreation at 256-2067. Sponsored by Scott Credit Union. No federal endorsement of sponsor intended.


Information, Tickets & Tours is now selling tickets to many local shows ... “Paw Patrol” (Jan. 19-20) at Stifel Theater; “Anastasia” (Dec. 28, Jan. 1, 2, 3 and 6); and “Fiddler on the Roof” (Jan. 29-31) at the Fox Theatre; and “Disney on Ice 100 Years of Magic” (Jan. 31-Feb. 3) at the Enterprise Center and more. Stop by today.


Join a new Annual Bowling Fee Program at the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center. This program is a special 12-month program that saves the avid bowler money and allows anyone to bowl as much as they want, whenever they want.

For a one-time fee, play and practice any time, get discounts on tournaments and Pro Shop, with no set calendar. Save $100, pay in full or make monthly installments. Cost is $450 per year or $45.83 per month ($550). Early termination may be approved by proof of PCS travel orders, retirements or recommendations by the unit commander. ABF excludes league bowling. To sign up or for further details, call Stars & Strikes at 256-4054.