Happenings December 16 – 23







Paws to Read
Children in grades K through 5 are invited to read to a service dog at the JBER Library from 10 a.m. to noon. For information, call 384-1640.

Bowling with Santa
Head to the Polar Bowl from noon to 2 p.m. to bowl with Santa, take pictures, and tell him about your wish list. For information, call 753-7467.

BOSS ski/snowboard
Sign up at the Warrior Zone for this skiing and snowboarding expedition at Hillberg from 2 to 8 p.m. Meet at the Hillberg Lodge at 1:50 p.m. For information, call 384-9023.

Singles bowling night

Move on down to the Polar Bowl from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. for free neon bowling, open to all JBER single service members. For more information, call 752-7467.

Saturday and Sunday

Dog sledding
Hillberg Ski Area hosts this opportunity to experience the thrill of dog sledding around the lake from noon to 5 p.m. For information, call 552-4838.


The JBER holiday party kicks off at Hillberg Ski Area at noon. Dog mushing, reindeer, ice fishing, snowmachining, skiing, snowboarding, and much more are planned. Shuttles will be available from Buckner Physical Fitness Center, the Talkeetna Theater, and the Warrior Zone. For information, call 552-4838.


Fitness skills: Sit-up and Push-up clinics
Every first and third Wednesday of the month, the Elmendorf Fitness Center hosts clinics designed to teach proper sit-up and push-up techniques. For more information, call 552-5353.

Wildlife Education Center
Learn about Alaska’s amazing wildlife and natural resources at this free museum, with interactive displays for kids too. The center, at Building 8481, is open Monday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. subject to staff availability. For more information, call 552-0310 or email jberwildlife@gmail.com

PWOC meetings
The Protestant Women of the Chapel meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Arctic Warrior Chapel. For more information, email – jber.ak.pwoc@gmail.com.

Civil Air Patrol
Adult members of the Civil Air Patrol meet at the Aero Club Hangar the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Cadets meet every Saturday. For information or to join the CAP, call 350-7951.

The Military Council of Catholic Women and Catholic Women of the Chapel meet Tuesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Arctic Warrior Chapel. For information call 552-5762.

Model railroading
The Military Society of Model Railroad Engineers meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Saturday in the basement of Matanuska Hall, Room 35. Anyone interested in model railroading is invited. They also host an open house the third Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 552-4353, or visit trainweb.org/msmrre.

Library Story Times

Evening Story Time: Tuesdays 6:30 to 7 p.m.
Toddler Tales: Wednesdays 10 to 11 a.m.
Preschool Story Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 to 11 a.m.
Surprising Science: Thursdays 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Chapel Services

Catholic Mass

8:30 a.m. – Arctic Warrior Chapel
11:30 a.m. – Midnight Sun Chapel
Monday and Wednesday
11:40 a.m. – Arctic Warrior Chapel
Tuesday and Friday
11:30 a.m. – Midnight Sun Chapel
12:00 p.m. – Hospital Chapel
Confessions are available any time by appointment or after any mass. Call 552-5762.

Protestant Sunday Services

Liturgical Service
9 a.m. – Heritage Chapel
Gospel Service
9:30 a.m. – Midnight Sun Chapel
Community Service
10:30 a.m. – Heritage Chapel
Collective Service
11 a.m. – Arctic Warrior Chapel
Chapel Next
5 p.m. – Chaplain Family Life Center

Jewish Services

Call 384-0456 or 552-5762.

Religious Education

For religious education schedules, please call the
Religious Operations Center at 552-5762.

Christmas Chapel Services

Christmas Eve

Protestant Service
6 p.m., Arctic Warrior Chapel

5 p.m., Midnight Sun Chapel

Christmas Day

Protestant Liturgical Service
9 a.m., Heritage Chapel

Protestant Gospel Service
11 a.m., Midnight Sun Chapel

11 a.m., Arctic Warrior Chapel