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YOUTH EVENTS AT HILLSIDE CENTER

Hillside Youth Center and Teen Zone has tons of fun events planned for middle school and teen youth in the coming weeks:

• Dec. 1: Hail and Farewell. Open to the entire family with a free dinner from cooking club recipes.

• Dec. 8: Enjoy late-night activities for enrolled kids, including basketball and movies throughout the center. Bring a friend.

• Dec. 16: Free community Holiday Fest from noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy crafts, games, cookies, a bounce house and more.

Hillside is open to middle school and teen youth who are registered with Child and Youth Services; registration is free. The center is located at 6397 Garcia Blvd. at Lewis Main. For more information, call 253-967-4441.

ARTS AND CRAFTS’ NEW CERAMICS STUDIO

Your Arts and Crafts Center is offering a new “paint-n-go” ceramics studio. Beginning Dec. 1, the studio is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with clean-up at 4:30 p.m. You can reserve the studio for ceramics parties, kids’ craft parties or a friends’ day out by calling ahead. The Arts and Crafts Center is located at 1121 Barnes Blvd. on McChord Field. For more information, call 253-982-6726/6718.

ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CLAUS

Santa’s looking forward to having company for breakfast Dec. 16. He invites you and your family to join him for Breakfast with Santa at the Club at McChord Field from 10 a.m. to noon. Also bring your camera for a photo with Santa and take home a holiday craft with help from the Arts and Crafts Center. The cost is $13 for ages 10 and older, $10 for ages 3 to 9 and $2 for ages 2 and younger. Advanced purchase is required; register online at JBLMmwrRegistration.com. The Club is at 700 Barnes Blvd.

EVERYONE’S INVITED TO WINTERFEST

Kick off the new season with Winterfest — a celebration, party and festival wrapped into one. The entire community is welcome to come out to American Lake Conference Center Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for games, make-and-take crafts and cookie decorating, face painting, door prizes, giveaways, refreshments, entertainment and much more merry winter fun. Trees for Troops will be in the parking lot giving away free trees to all valid ID cardholders and families with ranks E-5 and below on a first-come, first-served basis. Just find a parking spot, and go choose your tree. ALCC is located at 8085 NCO Beach Road on Lewis North.

CLUB MEMBERS GET FREE LUNCHEON

Club members, you’re being appreciated at a free luncheon at the Club at McChord Field Dec. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Family members and guests can also attend for $5 each. Also get in on bingo and happy hour snacks starting Fridays at 5 p.m. Not a member? Call and ask how to join for discounts and savings throughout Family and MWR. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd. For more information, call 253-982-5581.

FREE RIDE TO DUPONT WITH GO TRANSIT

Enjoy a free ride out to the City of DuPont with GO Transit Route 1 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. with 20 minute frequencies. Route goes from the City of DuPont to Madigan Army Medical Center. Visit popular DuPont restaurants and coffee shops, take a stroll, run errands, make a connection to Seattle or Tacoma, or access JBLM without driving a car. Common Access Card is required to board at the DuPont stop. For more information, call 253-966-3939 or visit GOLewisMcChord.com.

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