Note: Scott events are targeted for DoD ID card holders. Please direct questions about any event to the POC listed.
Teens can come explore and learn the basics of cooking at Teen Cuisine Night at 7 p.m. Jan. 4 at the Youth Center. Develop an adventurous nature about trying new foods, plan monthly activities and meal preparation, practice public speaking, and much more. Class is free and open to teens, ages 12 & up. For more details, call 256-5139.
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WINTER BIRD WATCH REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Go on a winter wildfowl watch Jan. 12 with Outdoor Recreation. Enjoy an interpretive trail tour of Riverlands by an Audubon naturalist. Afterward, enjoy lunch at Pere Marquette Lodge (indivdual’s cost). Then head to the Great Rivers Museum for bird watching (includes tour of Melvin Price Lock & Dam if available). Binoculars provided. Registration deadline is Jan. 10.
▪ Rate: $20;
▪ Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open to ages 6+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067. Sponsored by the Scott Credit Union.
Preteens can participate in the “Minute to Win It Challenge” from 7-9:30 p.m. Jan. 11. The event will include many challenges, doing obstacle course and team building fun. Free and open to ages 9-12. For more details, call 256-5139.
ATHLETE OF THE YEAR NOMINEE APPLICATION DEADLINE
Each year the Air Force recognizes one male and one female as Athlete of the Year. Know of someone deserving of the award? If so, please contact Gailyn Gonzalez or Edward Norvell at the James Sports Center, 256-4524. Applications are due by Jan. 15 to be considered for the AF Award.
Need to renew that license plate sticker, but can’t make it to the DMV? Catch the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles mobile unit from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 16 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.
HOT CIDER CYCLING REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Grab a coat, clip on some cleats and get cycling with Outdoor Recreation on their first-ever Hot Cider Cycling trip Jan. 19. Bike 10-15 miles on the MCT trails near Edwardsville before winding down with a toasty cup of cider. Bring own bike or borrow one from Outdoor Recreation. Bike transportation included. Registration deadline is Jan. 17.
▪ Rate: $15;
▪ Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Open to ages 12+. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. For more details, call 256-2067. Sponsored by the Scott Credit Union.
Join the library staff and several coupon experts at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 17 for coupon night at the library. Learn various ways to save money from the experts. For more information, call 256-5100/3028.
TEEN SNACKS & SPLATS
Attend teen art/paint night from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 18 at Youth Programs. 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.
Shuffle up and deal ... head to the Scott Event Center on Jan. 19 for their Texas Hold’em Tournament. Enjoy a pregame social at 5 p.m. with assorted hors d’oeuvres and drink specials, followed by tournament play at 6 p.m. Free entry to first 10 Airmen to register. Fees: Members, $9 (play and eat); non-members, $15 (play and eat). Play limited to first 60 players. Registration required. Prizes to be awarded. Interested players can call 256-5501 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Event sponsored in part by Drury, Geico, Academy Sports + Outdoors and Grey Eagle Distributors. No federal endorsement of sponsors intended.
ADDITIONAL THINGS TO DO ON BASE
FRIDAY DATE NIGHT
Parents, looking for a fun night out? Make it a date night at the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center. Come out Friday nights for a few frames. Just $35/couple gets people two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and unlimited soda. Leave the kids at home or bring them along, no limits. Begins Jan. 4. For more details, call 256-4054.
FRIDAY NIGHT HOOPS
Boys and girls are invited to play Friday night hoops, Jan. 4, 18, and 25. Open to two separate age groups—preteens 9-12 play 6-8 p.m.; and teens 13-18 play 8-10 p.m. Teams are co-ed so everyone can enjoy. Physical needed. Bring friends to join. Night Hoops is free and open to all eligible members of the Youth Center. Teens must still be in high school. For more details, call 256-5139.
Sunday is Family Fun Day at the Stars & Strikes Bowling Center. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled day of bowling. Games, shoes, hot dogs, French fries and soda are all just $1 each. This begins Jan. 6. For more details, call 256-4054.
FREE MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
Join the Library Auditorium for some exciting movies:
▪ Jan. 11: 7 p.m. “The Hate U Give” (PG-13);
▪ Jan. 25: 7 p.m. “A Star is Born” (R).
Movies are free and open to the base population. For more information, call 256-5100/256-3028 or check the library out on Facebook, www.facebook.com/scottafblibrary.
PAINT & SIP
Gather your friends and create a “masterpiece” at the Paint & Sip events sponsored by the Arts & Crafts Center. The following dates and themes are planned:
▪ Jan. 11: Winter theme;
▪ Feb. 15: Valentine’s theme.
The fun will be 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, 618-256-4230.
KIDS CRUMBS & CANVAS
Kids ... want to have a painting party too? Join the Arts & Crafts Center for painting and snacks. The following dates are scheduled: Jan. 12 and Feb. 16. The fun will be held from 1-3 p.m. 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.
KIDS CRAFT TIME
Join the Arts & Crafts Center staff for a variety of crafts just for kids. Craft dates are as follows: Jan. 16, Feb. 13, and March 13. Craft time is open to kids 2+. The preschool group (ages 2-5) will meet from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids ages 6 and above will meet from 1-3 p.m. 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.
9 PIN NO TAP SERIES
Take part in the new monthly series, 9 Pin No Tap, at Stars & Strikes. Bowl three games of 9 Pin No Tap on every fourth Sunday from January through April for a chance at great prizes/ Highest scores in all four events will win even more prizes. Bowl every month for increased chances to win. Fee: $20/month. Registration required. Call 256-4054 for more details.
LUNCH & BOWL
Have extra time during lunch for a few frames? Join Stars & Strikes Bowling Center between 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. weekdays for their Lunch & Bowl Special. Get one hour of bowling, rental shoes and a select menu item (includes drink) for just $15/person. For more details, call 256-4054.
NEW HOURS OF OPERATION AT THE FITNESS CENTER & JAMES SPORTS CENTER
Effective Jan. 1, new hours of operation went into effect. The Warmer Fitness Center is open from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Patrons can use the facility 24/7 if they are registered for after-hours access. It’s easy to get registered—just stop by during normal hours and fill out a few forms. The new hours of operation at the James Sports Center are 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Contact 256-1218 with any questions.