FSS Christmas Happenings

🎄Tinsel Town is just the beginning of the FSS holiday season festivities! Check out all of the fun activities you can share with your family and friends. 🎄

Kadena Base Library • 634-1502

Polar Express
Saturday, 10 December • 10 am
Climb aboard the Polar Express for stories, games and hot chocolate.

Youth Center • 634-0500
Hot Cocoa, Cookies & Holiday Movies
Friday, 16 December • 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Celebrate the holidays with your friends and enjoy a night of winter fun!

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321
Holiday Scramble 
Saturday, 17 December
Shotgun start • 7 am
$50 • Per person
Registration ends Wednesday, 14 December
Join our four-person Holiday Scramble. You can sign up as a group, or individually and be paired. Flights based on team handicap. Price includes lunch, awards and prizes. Everyone who plays in the event will receive an entry into the Holiday Shopper Drawing.

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321 
Holiday Shopper Drawing
Saturday, 17 December
We will be giving away a customized golf gift basket during the awards ceremony for the Holiday Scramble. Make a purchase of $25 or more at the Banyan Tree Golf Course Pro Shop from 1 Dec – 17 Dec to be eligible. Just fill out an entry form after your purchase for a chance to win!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303
Bowl with the Grinch
Saturday, 17 December 10 am – 12 pm
$7.95 • Per person
Each child gets one game, shoes, snacks, a drink and a goody bag! The Grinch will be hanging around, stealing presents and bowling a ball or two! He’ll also take a picture with you!

Risner Fitness Center • 634-5128
Saturday, 17 December • 8 am
Free
Work off the holiday sweets with the annual Jingle Jog 5k! Participants are encouraged to dress in festive clothing.

Teen Center • 634-3866
Gingerbread Challenge
Friday, 23 December • 5 pm – 7 pm
Clubs within the Kadena Teen Center will be competing with each other to make the best gingerbread house!

Emery Lanes • 966-7303
Winter Break Passes
19 – 30 December
1 free game of bowling every day for pass holders.
Passes will be available starting 1 December. Shoe rental is not included.

Christmas Fantasy at the Children’s Zoo with ITT • 966-7333
23 – 28 December
Get in the Christmas spirit with this annual event full of lights and fun! Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance with Kadena ITT. Also, don’t let traffic parking ruin your mood, sign up now for one of our transportation shuttles on Friday, 23 December and Saturday, 24 December.
Please contact ITT for prices and more details!

Southeast Botanical Garden Illumination with ITT • 966-7333
Enjoy the beautiful illuminations at the botanical gardens. Dinner options are available as well for a special night out. Contact Kadena ITT for dates, price and more details!

Kadena Base Library • 634-1502
Christmas Tree Bingo
1 – 22 December
Pick up your Christmas Tree Bingo card at the Circulation Desk. Select a Christmas present from under our Christmas tree for every book you read. After reading five books, enter our drawing for the biggest Christmas gift ever! Drawing will be made on Wednesday, 22 December at 4 pm.

Giant Stocking Giveaway
1-23 December
Make a purchase at the Kadena Clubs from 1 to 23 December and you could win one of our giant stockings. Stop by the Customer Service desks for full details.

ITT Christmas Stocking Stuffers • 966-7333

Make gift giving easy this year and stock up on a variety of discount tickets from Kadena ITT. Busena Glass Bottom Boats, Forest Adventure, Southern Hill Ice Skating, Okinawa World and Seki Rinzan to name a few!


FOOD 


Kadena Clubs
T- Bones, located inside the Banyan Tree Club • 966-7380
 Kadena Officer’s Club • 966-7409

Holiday Dinners To Go
Orders can be placed starting Thursday, 1 December until Friday, 23 December.
Pickup on Saturday, 24 December from 11 am – 5 pm.

$94.95 • 18 – 20 lb Turkey Meal
$109.95 • 14 – 18 lb Large Ham Meal
$89.95 • 8 – 10 lb Ham Meal

32 oz Stuffing
32 oz Green Beans
32 oz Turkey Gravy
32 oz Mashed Potatoes
16 oz Cranberry Sauce
A dozen Dinner Rolls
One Pumpkin Pie
Additional sides will be available for purchase. Air Force Club members receive $5 discount.
Payment is due at the time the order is placed. Orders must be placed in person. Limited quantities are available so place your order early!

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409
Brunch with Santa
Sunday, 18 December • 9:30 am – 2 pm
Enjoy a morning with the jolly man himself! Bring the kids for a festive morning of fun, laughs and a delicious brunch.

Kadena Officers’ Club • 966-7409
Christmas Day Brunch
Sunday, 25 December • 9:30 am – 2 pm
$22.95 Adults
$10.95 • Kids 5 – 12
$3 • Ages 4 and under
In addition to all of your favorite brunch dishes served year round at the Officer’s Club, we adding delicious holiday food items. We will feature carved prime rib, tender ham and juicy turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and many more holiday favorites.

T-Bones, inside the Banyan Tree Club • 966-7380
Christmas Day Prime Rib Buffet
Sunday, 25 December • 10:30 am – 2 pm
$19.95 • Adults ($2 member discount)
$8.95 • Ages 5 – 12 ($1 member discount)
$3.00 • 4 & under
Free • Dining Facility meal card holders
Enjoy carved prime rib and honey glazed ham with delectable sides such as, whipped potatoes, roasted potatoes, white rice, steamed broccoli, honey cinnamon carrots, fruit salad, garden salad and many scrumptious desserts!


SALES 


Risner Pro Shop • 966-7431
1 – 31 December
50% off selected items
Want to start your New Year’s fitness resolution but lack the correct gear? Check out the Risner Sports Pro Shop for up to 50% off selected items for the entire month of December!

Banyan Tree Golf Course • 966-7321
17 – 24 December
Spin the Wreath for a discount of 10 – 30% off your purchase.
Spend $1 – $199 and get one spin.
Spend $200 – $499 and get two spins.
Spend $500 or more and get three spins.
The highest percentage you spin will go towards your purchase!

Kadena Marina • 966-7345
16 – 24 December
Enjoy up to 15% off items in the store. Excludes all PADI materials.

EGGsplosion 2016!


 

Saturday, 26 March • 10 am – 2 pm

Ages 11 & under and EFMP • Kadena Four Diamonds Softball Complex


 

What to expect!

Join us for a fun-filled day of egg hunts and other spring festivities, including inflatables, games and entertainment.

  • Tasty treats for purchase
  • Prizes
  • Interactive Inflatables
  • Family games, contests, & activities
  • Entertainment
  • Petting Zoo

Please bring your own baskets. No glass or pets allowed. Suggest bringing USD/Yen as there will be lots of food vendors and market vendors on-site.


Egg Hunt Schedule*

Ages 2 & under • Field D Parents welcome
10 am • 10:30 am & Noon • 12:30 pm

Ages 3 – 4 • Field B
10 am • 10:30 am & Noon • 12:30 pm

Ages 5 – 8 • Field C
11 am • 11:30 am & 1 pm • 1:30 pm

Ages 9 – 11 • Fields B & D
11 am • 11:30 am & 1 pm • 1:30 pm

EFMP • Field A Ages 3 & Under • 11 am
Ages 4 – 6 • 11:30 am
Ages 7 – 12 • Noon

*Times are subject to change


Bunny House Schedule*

10 am – 10:40 am • Bunny Pictures

10:40 am – 11 am • Break

11 am – 11:40 am • Bunny Pictures

11:40 am – 12 pm • Break

12 pm – 12:40 pm • Bunny Pictures

12:40 pm – 1 pm • Break

1 pm – 1:45 pm • Bunny Pictures

Close Bunny House   •1:50 am

*Times are subject to change.  One picture per child.

 

Okuma Beach New Year’s Eve Party

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Rock in 2016 at Okuma Beach!

Thursday, 31 December

Okuma Beach Located ONLY 51 miles North of Kadena Air Base off of 58

Gates will open at 8 pm.


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$22 • Adults
$16 • Ages 13 – 17
$10 • Ages 4 – 12
Free • Ages 3 & under

Party wristbands will be available for purchase at the Surfside Restaurant. Wristbands will include hors d’oeuvres from 9 pm to 11 pm and exclusive entertainment from PRISS, LA’s Kiss tribute band & Banjo Ai, a glass of champagne or non-alcoholic beverage at midnight as well as a midnight breakfast buffet.


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You wanted the best? You got the best! Rock in 2016 with Priss, LA’s hottest KISS tribute band! They will be performing legendary hits like, Rock N Roll All Nite, Detroit Rock City, Shout it Out Loud, and many more at Okuma Beach on New Year’sEve.

Want to stay the night and enjoy New Year’s Eve under the stars?

CAMPING is still available! It will be a first-come, first-served basis.
No camping gear? No worries Kadena Outdoor Recreation and Okuma Beach Outdoor Recreation have got you covered. Literally.


 

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NYE Kiddie Disco


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General Information:

Pets, glass containers/bottles of any type, spear guns, fireworks and privately own watercraft are NOT allowed at Okuma.

Bags and coolers will be inspected by Security Forces at the gate.

Personal vehicle entry is restricted.  Visitors/guests parking will be located at the flight line parking area, unless you have room reservations.

All garbage and litter must either be deposited in trash bins provided, or taken with you when you leave.


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CAMPING INFORMATION:

*Campers must register at the camping registration booth located at the flight line parking lot or the Coral Reef Inn prior to establishing a camp site.

It will be a first-come, first-served basis.

Camping spots are limited.

  • Camping supplies are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Please keep in mind that the supplies are limited. So if you can, bring your own. =]
  • Besides Beachfront Family Campground and Hillside Adult Campground, we will also have three temporary overflow campgrounds.
  • Please note that for safety, Beachfront Family Campground is the only camping areas that allow entry of personally owned vehicles.  One vehicle per camp spot.
  • Vehicles are prohibited at the Hillside Adult Campground and temporary overflow campgrounds.  You must park your car at the visitor parking.
  • Campfires are the responsibility of the camper and are restricted to fire rings or grills provided.  Burning trash in the fire ring or grill is strictly prohibited.
  • Be sure your fire is completely extinguished before leaving.  Do not leave your fire unattended.  You are responsible for keeping fires under control.

Beachfront Family Campground & Overflow Campgrounds
Quiet hours are between 10:00 pm – 6:00 am.
Please be considerate of others.

Hillside Adult Campground 
Quiet Hours are between 2 am – 6 am.
Please be considerate of others.

We will post camp spot information on Okuma Facebook when it’s sold out.

For more information please contact our front desk at 631-1990
(Monday – Thursday 7 am – 9 pm / Friday – Saturday 7 am – 10 pm).


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Directions to Okuma Beach:

•Head north on the expressway towards Nago until the expressway (toll road) ends, or for a longer scenic route, follow  Highway 58 north. (there is also a new tunnel between Kyoda expressway exit and Nago-city)
 After the expressway ends, continue north on 58 towards Cape Hedo for 36 kilometers. 
Turn left at the big Okuma beach sign and continue 2 kilometers until you see Okuma Beach recreation center on the left.
(You will pass JAL Okuma, which is a different resort.)

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Tinsel Town

Saturday, 12 December

Located in the parking lot in front of the Schilling Community Center. Open to all SOFA status and individuals with base access. Attending Tinsel Town and all entertainment included are free.


Holiday Cirque Spectacular

Come enjoy a live acrobatic performance completely free! The Holiday Cirque Spectacular is customized to holiday music and attire.  This event will be held at the Keystone Theater and is first come, first served.

Shows:

Friday, 11 December • 7 pm
Saturday, 12 December • 12:45 pm & 7:30 pm

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What can I expect at Tinsel Town?

Food vendors, games, music, live DJ, live performers, tree lighting ceremony, Santa, Mrs. Claus and much more!  All vendors will be accepting both yen and dollars.


Entertainment Schedule

2:00 – 2:30  Live DJ & MC
2:30 – 3:00  Kubasaki High School Choir
3:00 – 3:15  Live DJ & MC
3:15 – 3:30  Cheerleaders
3:30 – 3:45  Typhoon Twister Gymnastics
3:45 – 4:15  Footloose Dance Studio
4:15 – 4:30  Mrs. Claus Reading
4:30 – 5:00  Kadena & Ryuku Middle School
5:00 – 5:15  DJ & MC
5:15 – 5:45  MOJO Jazz Band
5:45 – 6:00  DJ & MC
6:00 – 6:30  Ryuku Chimdon
6:30 – 6:45  DJ & MC
6:45 – 6:55  Opening Remarks
6:55 – 7:05  Tree Lighting Ceremony
7:05 – 7:20  Laser Show
7:20 – 7:30  DJ & MC
7:30 – 8:30  Konishiki
8:30 – 8:45  DJ & MC
8:45 – 10:15  John Legend


Shuttle Service

Running continuously from 12:00 pm – 11:30 pm.  Shuttle’s will be running from Building 10/Legal Office, the Officers’ Club and the Schilling Community Center.


Restrictions

Chairs, Coolers, glass, or any alcohol, smoking, backpacks, pets, knives or any type of weapon are strictly prohibited.


Featured Entertainer: John Legend

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Ohio-born John Legend is a critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter. His work has garnered him nine Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, the BET Award for Best New Artist and the special Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, among others.  A graduate of University of Pennsylvania where he studied English and African-American literature, Legend participated in a wide range of musical activities while in college. During the same period, Legend was introduced to Lauryn Hill, who hired him to play piano on her track “Everything Is Everything,” and shortly thereafter he began to play shows around the Philadelphia area, eventually expanding his audience base to New York, Boston, Atlanta and Washington D.C. After college, Legend was introduced to then up-and-coming hip-hop artist Kanye West, who quickly signed Legend to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint and hired him to sing vocal hooks on some of his music. Legend started gaining momentum through a series of similar collaborations with established artists, adding vocals to an impressive list of chart-topping hits including West’s “All of the Lights,” Jay-Z’s “Encore” and back-up vocals on Alicia Keys’ 2003 song, “You Don’t Know My Name.” Legend’s debut album, Get Lifted, was released in December of 2004 through Columbia Records. The critically acclaimed album spawned the artist’s first hit single, “Ordinary People,” and scored Legend multiple Grammy Awards in 2006, including Best R&B Album, Best New Artist and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. The follow up was 2006’s platinum-selling Once Again, which brought Legend another Grammy, Best Male R&B Performance, for his single “Heaven,” and included collaborations with Kanye West, will.i.am and Raphael Saadiq. Legend’s next release was 2008’s Evolver, led by the hit single “Green Light” featuring Andre 3000. His 2010 collaboration with the Roots, Wake Up, won the Grammy for Best R&B Album a year later. Legend’s highly acclaimed fourth and most current studio album Love In the Future, features  “All of Me,” Legend’s highest selling and charting song to date, reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and #1 on both Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic charts.  Most recently, Legend won his first Academy Award, first Golden Globe Award, and won the 2015 Critic’s Choice Award for his song “Glory,” that he wrote and performed with Common, for the film SELMA.

Throughout his career, Legend has worked to make a difference in the lives of others. In 2007, he launched the Show Me Campaign (ShowMeCampaign.org), an initiative that focuses on education as a key to break the cycle of poverty. The 2010 BET Humanitarian of the Year award, the 2009 CARE Humanitarian Award for Global Change, the 2009 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award from Africare and the 2011 Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recognize Legend’s efforts and leadership in this arena. John sits on the boards of The Education Equality Project, Teach for America, Stand for Children and the Harlem Village Academies and co-chairs the Harlem Village Academies’ National Leadership Board. Additionally, Legend supports LRNG, a movement dedicated to inspiring innovation in the learning process to one that better reflects the world we live in today. In 2015 Legend initiated the #freeAmerica campaign; a campaign designed the change the national conversation of our country’s misguided policies and to make a change in America’s criminal justice system. Legend also serves as one of the principles for Get Lifted Film Co., a film and television production company based in Los Angeles. Get Lifted Film Co. has sold several projects in television to networks including Showtime, NBC, HBO, USA, MTV, OWN and FOX. In addition to these sales, Get Lifted Film Co. was previously in a television deal with Comcast/Universal and is currently in an overdeal with Legendary Television. Get Lifted Film Co. serves as Executive Producers on the HBO documentary “Southern Rites” and Pop Network docu-series “Sing it On”, both which premiered in May 2015.  Additionally, Get Lifted Film Co. has several projects in various stages of development/production including “The Black Count” (2014 Pulitzer Prize Winner) to be written and directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) for Sony Pictures, and an upcoming project with producer Will Packer and Universal Pictures.


 

Give Parents a Break & Parent Night Out
Saturday, 12 December • 6 pm – 10 pm
Niko Niko CDC and Himawari SAC
Ages six weeks to 12 years

Sign up by noon on Wednesday, 9 December.
Give Parents a Break is designed to provide childcare for active duty
Air Force families with deployed or TDY spouses and those with special hardships.
How to sign up:
Step 1. Receive a referral form the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
at 634-3366 or speak with your commander or first sergeant.
Step 2. After receiving a refferal, contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693.
Parents’ Night Out
Don’t qualify for a referral but still need a break?
For $20 you too can participate!
Contact Resource & Referral at 632-7693.
Open to all ranks and services.

Tops in Blue: 2015 World Tour

Wednesday, July 22 • Doors open at 5 pm, show starts at 6 pm
Thursday, July 23 • Doors open at 4 pm, show starts at 5 pm


What can I expect?

Enjoy a spectacular show featuring 39 talented active duty Air Force singers, dancers and backstage techs. You and your family will be amazed by all the colorful lights, energy-filled dance routines, and, of course, dozens of classic and top 40 hits.


Tickets and Location

Tops in Blue is a free event held at the Keystone Theater.  All seats are first come, first served.


Restrictions

Coolers, glass, or any alcohol, smoking, backpacks, pets, knives or any type of weapon are strictly prohibited.


Tops In Blue, is an all-active duty US Air Force special unit made up of talented amateur performers selected for their entertainment abilities.

Tops In Blue is one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind.  Composed of 35 to 40 of the most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers, and techncians anywhere, their primary purpose is to perform for military personnel and their families throughout the world.  However, the enormous popularity of the group has also made them America’s goodwill ambassadors around the globe.

Each team begins their tour with an intense 60-day training period at   Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, “Home of Tops In Blue”.

This training consists of a highly accelerated educational process to prepare them to succeed as world-class entertainers and distinguished Air Force Ambassadors during the 10-month tour. The performers must master the instrumental, vocal, choreography, and staging requirements of the show. In addition, they also must become highly accomplished in the intricate technical skills needed to support the tour.
They are in essence their own “road crew”. Under the guidance of five technical personnel, the performing team is responsible for setting up over 60,000 pounds of staging, lighting, audio, video and special effects equipment required for each performance.

 Tops In Blue has a distinctive history, spanning 60 years. Since its first world tour in 1953, the group has also performed on film, produced albums, and appeared on national television with such legends as Ed Sullivan, Bob Hope, Alabama, Barbara Mandrell, BOYZ II MEN, Lee Greenwood, and many others. They performed the entire half-time shows for the 1981 Garden State Bowl and Super Bowl XIX. Tops In Blue has appeared in front of hundreds of thousands of fans at NASCAR events. In 2005, they performed the National Anthem for Game 6 of the NBA Finals, and in 2011, they performed with Lea Michele of “Glee” at Super Bowl XLV. Tops In Blue has performed for heads of state and dignitaries throughout the world. They have toured throughout Western, Central, and Eastern Europe, the Far East, Middle East, Central America, Southwest Asia, Canada, and all 50 of the United States. Countries such as Taiwan, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Iceland, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Albania, Vietnam, Cuba, Africa and Iraq have all experienced the extraordinary entertainment of Tops In Blue.

If the first 60 years are any indication of what is to come, the next 60 years will exceed all expectations as Tops In Blue continues to bring a touch of home, a touch of America, and above all, the pride of the Air Force to all their audiences.