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Officials from Joint Base Lewis-McChord briefed the community as part of their regular community outreach.

The Madigan Army Medical Center Outpatient Pharmacy will be closed on Feb. 13, but will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, which is Presidents' Day.  Telephonic and on-line ordering will be unavailable from 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 through 6 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 14. Prescriptions needed immediately may be taken to a network pharmacy; it should be noted that copays in network pharmacies will increase to $24 for a 30-day supply of name-brand medication, or $10 for generic.  This primarily impacts dependents and retirees; this cost can be defrayed by using Tricare Online (WebRefills no longer services online refills.)


The Bistro at Russell Landing will serve Valentine's dinner on Friday, Feb. 12 from 4:30-9 p.m.  For $50, guests will receive a three-course gourmet dinner and a glass of champagne. Make reservations at 253.964.2813.

The Northwest Adventure Center has space available on a tour called "Red Wine and Chocolate," on Feb. 14, departing from the Adventure Center at 7 a.m.  The tour features transportation to the Olympic Peninsula, lunch at Port Angeles, and visits to a variety of wineries where pairings of chocolate and fine wine will be presented.  The $80 cost includes the samplings, a commemorative glass and transportation.

Operation Care Fair will take place on Feb. 20 at the American Lake Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Exhibits, activities and entertainment will include mini-massage, health and beauty vendors, music, and dance with a mimosa cash bar and hor's doeuvres.  

Local breweries and super-local home brewers will show off their craft to individuals 21 and over on Feb. 26 at The Club at McChord Field. The cost for a glass and six samplings is $15 per person; $5 gets five additional samplings.  Hor's doeuvres and live bluegrass music from the Oly Mountain Boys rounds out the event; BOSS will provide transport to active-duty military.  

From Lewis-McChord Communities:

The Stony Oak on McChord Field housing development is slated for completion in April.  Renovations on existing homes in the Carter Lake and Heartwood are projected to be complete in 60 days and six months, respectively.

Equity is moving to convert existing carpeting in homes to durable wood-look vinyl as they are switched between residents.

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