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Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst
Skills Development and Hobbies

Skills Development and Hobbies

Auto Hobby Shop – McGuire

(609) 754-4316

The Auto Hobby Shop at McGuire, 2415 Vandenberg Ave., offers a general maintenance and self-help auto crafts area with 11 service bays and three lifts for customer use. Storage areas for vehicles and parts are available to accommodate most types of repairs. A professional staff of automotive technicians and attendants is available to provide guidance on most vehicle repairs. Services available include an automotive parts sales store, tire mounting and balancing, brake drum and rotor resurfacing, automotive repairs by appointment, wheel alignment, towing service, automotive maintenance clinics and a ­controlled vehicle resale lot.

The Auto Hobby Shop – Lakehurst

(732) 323-2087

The shop at 189 Lawrence Road, offers self-help auto repairs area with eight service bays including two lifts for customer use. The Auto Hobby Shop is a great place for patrons to maintain their vehicles, change oil and tires. Staff is available to assist if needed.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday.

Arts and Crafts Center – Dix

(609) 562-5691

Located at 6039 Philadelphia St., the Arts and Crafts Center offers a multitude of ­recreational and educational opportunities for both ­children and adults. The frame shop has classes for ­do-it-yourself picture framing, and offers professional custom framing. No experience is needed to use the contemporary ceramics and mosaic studio. There is a variety of bisqueware to paint and beautiful glass to glue and grout to create one-of-a-kind useful and decorative mosaics. Classes are offered in hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery for children and adults. Fine art classes in painting, drawing and mixed media are held throughout the year. Children’s weeklong art camps are held during spring break and three weeks in the summer. Home school classes are offered in the fall, winter and spring and feature pottery, crafts and fine art projects. Krafty birthday parties include two hours of party room use and instruction for one craft project.

Basic and advanced sewing classes are offered in the multi-crafts area. Quilts for Kids is a free program held the second Saturday of the month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to make quilts for ­children and Wounded Warriors. All materials and instruction are provided.

The sales store stocks items needed for classes, and also has many services available, to include laser engraving on trophies, plaques and other presentation items, and a Sony
Picture Station for printing digital media or scanning photographs. For more information, visit and download the bi-monthly Arts and Crafts brochure.


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