Events

February 7, 2013

Local Briefs February 7, 2013

Focus on Fathering Workshops

Airman & Family Readiness Center

In partnership with United Way of Tucson and First Things First, the Easter Seals Blake Foundation introduces Focus on Fathering – a group for dads about being a dad. Workshops will be held on Fridays, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Learn about the importance of being a dad and getting more involved with your child. Sign up for one or all remaining workshops:

Session                        Topic

#5 – Feb 8     Healthy Relationships for me and my child

#6 – Feb 15            Ways to play

#7 – Feb 22  Helping your child deal with feelings

#8 – Mar 1              Self Esteem

To register, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 228-5690.

Brain Waves for Fathers

Fri, Feb. 8, 12-4 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn more about the mechanics of early childhood brain development.  This exciting new program is for fathers of young children (ages birth through five). Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Davis-Monthan AFB Toastmasters Speech Contest 

Thurs, Feb. 14, noon-1 p.m. – Airman and Family Readiness Center

The D-M “Firemouth” Toastmasters Club invites all personnel to the “Keep the Fire Burning” Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest on Thurs, Feb. 14, from 12-1 p.m. in the Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 2441, Room 148. Join us for lunch and an inside look at our Club! For more information, call Mr. Greg Pleasant at 228-5690.

Heart Link

Thurs, Feb. 21, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. – Mirage Club

Are you a military spouse?  Join us for food, fun activities, games and giveaways.  Information is given from various organizations. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Hearts Apart

Sat, Feb. 23, 10 a.m. – Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way

We will meet up at the main entrance and explore the exhibits at our leisure.  This event is for deployed families only.  Please call 228-5690 to RSVP.

Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner Event

Mon, Feb. 25, 5-6:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Is your deployed loved one coming home soon?  Come out and join us for a Reintegration & Welcome Home Banner making event. Food and drinks will be available along with all supplies. Call 228-5690 to RSVP.

Key Spouse Networking Potluck

Wed, Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Spouses are invited to meet squadron Key Spouses and learn more about how to become involved in the squadron. Bring a potluck dish to share. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Sensory Processing Disorder

**NEW DATE & TIME** Tues, Feb. 19, 9-11 a.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Many children have problems with sensory integration.  Learn more through this interactive special presentation.  Participants will gain useful strategies on how to help kids overcome challenges caused by over- or under-sensitivity. Please preregister for this workshop at 228-5690.

Stay and Play

Wednesdays, 9:30-11 a.m. – Desert Dove Chapel

This is a new program for parents and children ages birth to five years. Features open play-time, parent-child activities, circle time, parenting support and education. Registration is not required. For more information, call 321-1500.

Social Skills Classes

There are still funds to provide scholarships to families interested in enrolling their children in social skills classes.  These classes are designed for children K- middle school, with high functioning autism, Asperger’s ADHD, SPD or learning disabilities.  The next classes will run March-May 2013.  For more information and an application form, call Tiffany at 228-5690.

STOMP Training

The Air Force is funding a training program for military families, Specialized Training of Military Parents (STOMP).  They will be here at D-M March 14-15.  If you have a child with special needs, you are highly encouraged to attend. For more information, call 228-5690.

Newcomers Base In-processing Location Change

Base In-processing will now be held at the Mirage Club in the “Sahuaro Room” beginning Feb. 1. Base in-processing will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 7:30 a.m.; base in-processing will not be conducted the last Wednesday of every month. Please free to contact 355 FSS/Customer Support Office at 228-1819 with any questions you may have.

NARFE Chapter 55 to Meet

The National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) Association, Chapter 55, will hold their monthly luncheon meeting on February 11, at the U-Like Buffet, 330 South Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ 85711.  The luncheon starts at 11 a.m. and ends about 1:30 p.m.  There will be a speaker, Aaron Sanchez, Activities Director, Morris Udall, followed by a business meeting. Current and retired Federal employees, their spouses, guests and visitors are welcome. Attendees pay for their lunch, usually less than $10. For further information please call 751-2017.

Divorce in Arizona & Child Support

Fri, Mar. 1, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Airman & Family Readiness Center

Learn how to file for divorce in Arizona plus get up-to-date Child Support info from the AZ Attorney General’s Division of Child Support. Please RSVP at 228-5690.

Military Saves Week Savings Competition 

Take the pledge to save or cut up a credit card during Military Saves Week, Feb. 25-Mar. 1, 2013. The two units with the most pledges or most weight in cut up credit cards will be rewarded. See your unit Desert Lightning Team – Military Saves Representative for more details.

Military Saves Week A&FRC Visits  

Each visit to the Airman & Family Readiness Center during Military Saves Week will allow you a drawing entry for a savings themed gift basket! For more information, call 228-5690.




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