Events

Time to get out and about. Stay in the know with our curated list of local happenings.

Budding Babies Enrichment & Stories

Tue Jul 16

04:30 PM - 05:00 PM

on base event

McChord Library, 851 Lincoln Blvd., JBLM-McChord Field, Washington 98438, United States

Every Tuesday at McChord Library, parents with children up to 12 months can attend Budding Babies starting at 9:30am and ending around 10:00am. (Those with children 12-24 months can attend Little Sprouts starting at 10:30am.) Parent participation is required at both programs. This special time enhances your young one’s development through engaging age-appropriate stories and themes with songs, rhymes, and movement as well as activities such as puppets, color parachute, peek-a-boo scarves and simple instruments. Drop by for this free learning and playtime – no registration needed!

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Little Explorers

Tue Jul 16

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

on base event

2109 N. 10th St., JBLM-Lewis Main, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington 98433, United States

Tuesdays 10-11 a.m., Book Patch Library

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Little Sprouts Enrichment & Stories

Tue Jul 16

05:30 PM - 06:00 PM

on base event

McChord Library, 851 Lincoln Blvd., JBLM-McChord Field, Washington 98438, United States

Every Tuesday at McChord Library, parents with children 12-24 months can attend Little Sprouts starting at 10:30am and ending around 11:00am. (Those with children up to 24 months can attend Budding Babies starting at 9:30am) Parent participation is required at both programs. This special time enhances your young one’s development through engaging age-appropriate stories and themes with songs, rhymes, and movement as well as activities such as puppets, color parachute, peek-a-boo scarves and simple instruments. Drop by for this free learning and playtime – no registration needed!

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FCC Provider Orientation

Wed Jul 17

01:00 AM - 03:00 AM

on base event

2275 Liggett Ave., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington 98433, United States

Looking for a fun and rewarding home business? If you live on base at JBLM, become a Family Child Care provider and make a difference in the lives of military children and their Families. FCC providers earn up to $10,000 a month, based on several variables: level of training, mentor status, accreditation status, years as a provider, and total family income of enrolled children. May qualify for subsidies and receive free business resources. You can also take your business with you to your next duty station. Learn about FCC at the orientation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the FCC office (no children allowed at the orientation due to space/discussion topics). Full-day training classes will meet weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. following the orientation. All classes are required for FCC certification.

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Storytime at McChord Library

Wed Jul 17

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

on base event

McChord Library, 851 Lincoln Blvd., JBLM-McChord Field, Washington 98438, United States

Join us for Storytime Wednesdays at 11 a.m. at McChord Library! No registration needed.

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Sounders

Wed Jul 17

07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

on base event

Sounders, 737 Jackson Blvd., JBLM-McChord Field, Washington 98433, United States

Hours: Tue-Fri: 8:30-11:30 a.m.  Tue, Thu, Fri: 12:30-3 p.m. EFMP Playgroup Only: Wednesdays 12:30-3 p.m. Sat: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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Storytime at Book Patch

Wed Jul 17

10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

on base event

2109 N. 10th St., JBLM-Lewis Main, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington 98433, United States

Join us for Storytime Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. at Book Patch Children’s Library! No registration needed.

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Teen Anime Club

Thu Jul 18

12:00 AM - 01:00 AM

on base event

McChord Library, 851 Lincoln Blvd., JBLM-McChord Field, Washington 98438, United States

Come over to McChord Library every third Wednesday of the month for Anime Club. Share and explore our enjoyment of Anime, Manga, and Japanese culture. We will get to know each other, watch anime, read manga, and do arts and crafts while we enjoy Japanese refreshments. (Ages 13-17).

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Coffee with Kiva

Thu Jul 18

12:30 AM - 02:00 AM

off base event

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Large Conference Room, 950 Pacific Ave Ste 300, Tacoma, WA 98402

Purpose:       Introduce and educate participants about Kiva loans.       • Provide an opportunity for Q&A sessions with the Capital Asset Manager for Kiva.       • Facilitate on-site loan application processes for interested individuals.        Agenda Overview:       • Introduction (5 mins):       • Welcome and brief introduction to Kiva and its mission.        Educational Session (30 mins):       • Explanation of Kiva loans, eligibility criteria, and application process.       • Success stories or case studies highlighting the impact of Kiva loans.             Q&A Session (20 mins):       • Open floor for attendees to ask questions and seek clarification.          On-site Application Assistance (30 mins):       • Guidance and support provided to those ready to apply for Kiva loans.        Networking and Follow-up (15 mins):       • Opportunity for attendees to network, connect, and exchange contact information for follow-up discussions or support.       • Information about Kiva:   Kiva Overview:       • Kiva is an international nonprofit organization that facilitates crowdfunded microloans for individuals and small businesses.       • Their mission is to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.       • Loans have 0% interest rates, empowering entrepreneurs worldwide.        How Kiva Works:       • Individuals can crowdfund loans for as little as $25.       • Loans support various purposes, including education, agriculture, business, and more.       • Borrowers repay over time, and lenders can reinvest or withdraw their funds.       • Impact and Success Stories:       Highlight success stories of individuals or businesses uplifted through Kiva loans.   Why Attend “Coffee with Kiva”?         • Understand the impact of Kiva loans on the community.       • Learn how to apply for a Kiva loan and the support available.       • Engage directly with the Capital Asset Manager for personalized guidance.       • Network with like-minded individuals interested in community development and entrepreneurship.   Event Details:         Dates: Quarterly sessions.       Location: Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.       Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (1.5 hours duration).   The hope is that this information will give prospective attendees a clear understanding of what to expect at the “Coffee with Kiva” event and the opportunities it presents for exploring Kiva loans and community development.

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Trivia Night

Thu Jul 18

02:00 AM - 04:00 AM

on base event

Warrior Zone, 11592 17th and D St., Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington 98433, United States

Join us every Wednesday for Kahoot trivia at the Warrior Zone! Free! Questions will be displayed throughout the facility and players will use their personal devices to answer. Play for bragging rights and café food vouchers. Open to JBLM DOD ID cardholders age 18 and up.

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