March 22–April 9: Teen Photography Contest
“What the World Needs Right Now” theme with $25 Amazon gift card prizes to three winners. Entry details and submissions accepted by April 9 at JBLMlibraries.com. Arts & Crafts Center will print and mount photo entries for display at Grandstaff Library.
April 1–15: Box Car Competition
Build a cardboard box to look like a car to go along with April’s Drive-In Movies “Cars 3” theme. Send your photo to specialevents@JBLMmwr.com. Exchange gift cards valued $75-$25 will be awarded to the top three DOD ID cardholders.
April 1–16: Virtual Kids’ Talent Show
Military family competitors, make a video of your talents, upload on YouTube and email a link to contests@JBLMmwr.com. Videos will be judged by a panel of experts and $100 and $50 Exchange gift cards awarded to first and second place.
April 1–30: Grandstaff and Book Patch Children’s Library activities
Free crafts and online video demos, giveaways and activities all month, including kids’ bracelets, purple ribbons, “Golden Key” library cards, Wall of Honor and photo op, I Spy window, craft kits and Facebook interaction at fb.com/JBLMlibrary.
April 1–30: Young Lives, Big Stories
Army-connected youth ages 3-18 can tell their stories through pictures or writing for the opportunity to win a tablet, iPad or Xbox. To enter, visit ArmyMWR.com/YLBS during April.
April 1–24: MWR Coloring Page
Pick up an April Focus magazine and complete the coloring sheet to show at the MWR Marketing table at Kids’ Fest for a prize. Magazines are available at all MWR locations. The coloring sheet is also available for download here.
April 2–30: Construction Challenge
DOD ID cardholders under age 18 can get a chance to win a $25 Exchange gift card by constructing different objects using items from around the house. Challenges will be posted Fridays and winners chosen Mondays when you post your completed project at fb.com/JBLMmwr.
April 5–9: JBLM joint libraries activities
During spring break, families can participate in these online and in-person activities: Design your own button, paracord craft, Hour of Code, Mad Science with Shelly, 3D printing instructional video and Among Us virtual game. See details at JBLMlibraries.com and fb.com/JBLMlibrary.
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April 10: Youth Painting Class
With Arts & Crafts Center instruction, family members ages 6-17 can register at specialevents@JBLMmwr.com for a free painting class at the MWR Fest Tent. The two hour sessions start at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
April 10: Hillside’s Super Saturday
Hillside Youth Center members can enjoy Boot Camp Fun with an obstacle course, tug-o’-war, camo painting, healthy snacks and smoothies.
April 10 & 17: Drive-In Movies
We’re showing a free family movie “Cars 3” April 10 at American Lake Conference Center and April 17 at McChord Club. See Lightning in person! If you built a box car for the Box Car Competition, bring it along for a participation ribbon.
April 24: Kids’ Fest
From 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m., join in the festivities at Cowan Stadium and surrounding area. Kids Fest features free bowling at Bowl Arena Lanes, active sports, games, crafts and other activities, plus a Super Smash Bros. competition.
April 24-30: Out & About Bingo
Youth can pick up bingo cards from Leisure Travel Services’ Kids’ Fest photo booth. They fill out the cards by visiting and taking photos of destinations indicated on the card. By submitting the completed cards at LTS (inside Bowl Arena Lanes), they’re entered into a drawing for a door prize. Winners are chosen at 3 p.m. April 30.