Operation Family Time Out helps bring some fun for military children through programs at area YMCAs. It is available to military children from 6 weeks through 12 years or sixth grade, with the next program 1-5 p.m. March 9 at Two Rivers YMCA, Moline. Activities include swimming, games, snacks and a 4-H activity. Registration for the free program is required by March 1 at web.extension.illinois.edu/hmrs or call University of Illinois Extension at 309-756-9978. Operation Family Time Out is organized locally by Operation Military Kids of the Greater Quad-Cities. The program is offered the second Saturday of every month, alternating among Two Rivers Y and the Scott County Family Y locations in Bettendorf and Davenport. Upcoming dates are April 13 at the Davenport Y, May 11 at the Two Rivers Y and June 8 at the Bettendorf Y.

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