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May 2023 • Stay Informed, Stay Involved, Stay Connected •


Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Fri., May 12 from 8-11am
Buckley's Restaurant, located at Veterans Memorial Golf Course

MWR and the Fleet & Family Support Center invite you to stop by Buckley’s Restaurant for a morning social with a continental breakfast, coffee, conversation, crafts, and activities for the kids! All spouses of military service members will receive a special gift and a note of appreciation (while supplies last). Proudly Sponsored by USAA* No Navy endorsement implied.

Community Recreation Office & Marina - B13

Summer Hours Start May 1

Starting May 1, the facility will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm daily for ticket sales, gear rental, vehicle storage, recreational lodging, marina services, and Ship Store retail.

Fishing 101 || Mon., May 8 || 4-6pm

Come down to learn the basics of fishing! You will learn about different types of fish here in Lake Michigan, components of a pole set up, and knot tying.

Outdoor Movie Night || Fri., May 19 || 8pm

Join us at Pavilion 3 to enjoy some fresh air, a bonfire, and a movie under the stars! This movie night will feature Lightyear (PG).

Sunset Kayaking || Wed., May 31 || 7-9pm

Looking for a relaxing way to end the day? Join Community Recreation for FREE kayaking at the Marina (B13) and watch the sunset!

Drop-in Program || Daily 8:30am-4:30pm

Is your garden or yard missing that extra touch? All month long, head down to B13 to build your own birdhouse!

Tickets & Travel

American Forces Travel

Looking to catch a game at one of the three local ballparks? Don’t forget to check ( for discounted local event tickets and all other travel needs!

Local Tickets

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and it’s time to start exploring! Check out all our local ticket options ( and get to see the Chicagoland area, at a discounted price!


Salmon are already in the Harbor! Come down to the Marina to get all your fishing gear. We have a new option for Salmon trolling this year. Rent one of our T-12 fishing boats with an electric trolling motor (in harbor us only) and get out to where the fish are. All that is required is an in person practical (all practical's require 48 hour notice.) We also have additional gear for rent and purchase including archery, camping, boats, and inflatables. Stop by or call us today at 847-688-5417.

Beach House & Pavilion Rentals

Looking to host a command picnic, party, or simply a BBQ with some friends this summer? MWR has several facilities available along the lakefront on base to rent for free or at a discounted rate to fit your needs! In addition, we have yard games, tables, chairs, inflatables, and more available for on or off base use throughout the year. For further information about our (7) free picnic pavilions, Beach House facility rental, and equipment rentals, please contact us at 847-688-5417.

Storage Lots

MWR Storage Lots offer convenient and safe locations to store recreational vehicles, boats, trailers and more (up to 50ft.). Contact the Marina today at 847-688-5417 to secure your spot!

RV Campground

Need a place to stay with a great view of Lake Michigan? Look no further. Spaces include either 30 or 50 amp service. Call us today at (847) 688-6763 for availability and pricing.

Great Lakes Library, B617

Critter Story Time and Craft || May 17

Join us at the Great Lakes Library at 10:30am every third Wednesday of the month for a themed story time and a craft! At the May 17 story time, we will be learning about insects and other critters. The craft included will be to create your own insect pal to take home with you! All ages are welcome.

Sports & Fitness - B2A, B4 & B440

Workout For a Fallen Hero || May 1-31

Throughout the month of May, MWR and Navy Gold Star are honoring our Military Fallen Hero's. In doing so, we ask our Great Lakes community to stop in any of our MWR Fitness Centers to dedicate a workout to a Fallen Hero. Participants will fill out a card with the name of their Fallen Hero and the workout they are dedicating to them. These cards will be on display in our fitness centers throughout May.

1st Annual Barbells & BBQ

Join us for a powerlifting meet combined with a cookout! A day of lifting, eating, competition, and camaraderie.

  • Date: Thurs., May 25
  • Time: 3-7pm
  • Location: Outdoor Fit Pit (near Multipurpose Field)
  • Eligibility: Open to all Men and Women
  • Registration Deadline: Wed., May 24 (MWR Fitness Facilities)

1000lb & 500lb Club

The 1000lb & 500lb Club is an exclusive weightlifting club for both male and female lifters. To become a “member” of the club, participants must perform one repetition of a squat, bench press and deadlift with a combined weight of 1000lb or more for males and 500lbs or more for females. Competitors will then be recognized on our Club Board at Gym 4 in the Warrior Zone. 
Reservation Required. Call 847-668-3994 or email (
Details: (

Intramural events:

Captain's Cup National Sports & Fitness 5K / 2 Mile Walk

  • Date: Thurs., May 18
  • Race Start: 4:30pm from Gym 4
  • Cost: Free to all base personal
  • Captain's Cup Team Registration: Commands must submit a 5 person team roster to compete in the Captain's Cup run series, that is due by Wed., May 17 in B4.
  • Individual Registration: Not required, show up and run!

For the 2023 run season, MWR will be tracking each runner’s participation. At the end of the run season, prizes will be given to runners who participate in 2, 4, and 6 races. (while supplies last - first come first serve) 

Captain's Cup Obstacle 5K Challenge

  • Date: Tues., June 6
  • Race Start: 4:30pm from Gym 4
  • Cost: Free to all base personal
  • Captain's Cup Team Registration: Commands must submit a 5 person team roster to compete in the Captain's Cup run series, that is due by Mon Jun 5 in B4.
  • Individual Registrations: Not required, show up and run!

For the 2023 run season, MWR will be tracking each runner’s participation. At the end of the run season, prizes will be given to runners who participate in 2, 4, and 6 races. (while supplies last - first come first serve). 

MWR-Led Command PT

Our MWR Fitness Instructors offer a variety of Group Fitness Sessions to assist your Command in meeting your mission and fitness goals. Schedule a session with your MWR Trainers today! For questions and more information email: (
Submit PT Request forms to:(

Epicenter Entertainment Complex - B525

Movies Playing in May

Shazam! Fury of the Gods || John Wick:  Chapter 4 || Dungeons and Dragons:  Honor Among Thieves || The Super Mario Bros Movie

Enjoy the latest blockbuster hits at great prices:
Military $4.50 | Civilian $5.50 | Child (6-11) $3
Movie Schedule: (

SPINZ Special || Uptown Nashville Chicken Pizza

  • 11” for $15.50 or 14” for $22.50

Crispy fried chicken, fresh green onions, and cheese with a spicy Buffalo sauce and a drizzle of honey to sweeten things up.  Try our new sweet and spicy Uptown Nashville Chicken Pizza today, available for a limited time only!

Billiards Now at Legends Sports Club

You asked and we listened! Three billiards tables are now available for playing, only $6 per hour.  Pay at the Bowling Center and pick up your cue. You can still enjoy air hockey, foosball, ping pong and Baggo while you relax and enjoy your favorite beverage.

Thursday Night Karaoke || 6-9:30pm

Friday Night Party Time DJ's || 7:30-11pm

  • May 5 || Cinco De Mayo/Latin Fiesta.
    Specials: Corona Pints $5, Margaritas $5.50, and Buffalo Nachos $8
  • May 12 || All Play Open Request.
    Specials: Revolution Anti-Hero and Hazy IPA Pints $5.25, Chicken Tenders $8.25
  • May 19 || 90’s & 2000’s Grooves.
    Specials: From the 90’s:  Appletini $4 and Jalapeno Poppers $6.50. From the 2000’s:  Mike’s Lemonades $5  

Bowling Specials

  • Wednesday Bowling Special || $2 games
  • Cosmic Bowling || Fridays || 4:30-11:30pm and Saturdays || 3-11:30pm
  • Sunday Bowling Special || $15 per lane || per hour

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf || $2.50 per person

Liberty Program

Loft Recreation Center - B2A, 3rd Deck

The Liberty Program and Loft Recreation Center are only open to E1-E6 Active Duty personnel.

Brew Bingo || Wed., May 3 || Brew Club, B140 || 1700-1900

What's your "NAME O" with this classic brew pub activity, happening at Brew Club. Win some prizes from your favorite producers today!

Super Blast'em || Sat., May 6 || 1430-1630

Blast your battle buddy with an intense gel blaster battle across the MWR fields. Bring excitement and action to your Saturday.

Trivia Tuesday || Tues., May 9 || Brew Club, B140 || 1700-1900

Assemble your team or play alone to bring forth the greatest knowledge around.

Dance Hall || Wed., May 17 || Brew Club, B140 || 1700-1900

Dance the night away with your shipmates on the dance floor of the Port O' Call's Brew Club. Get your dancing shoes on for an evening of fun!

La Liga Lunes Fifa 23 League || Mondays: May 15, 22, 29 || 1630-2130

Come and play a Fifa league of your own up at the Loft.

All About YOU Relaxation Night || Mon., May 22 || 1630-2130

Come and relieve your stress with our relaxation station up in the Loft. We'll have space for meditation, massage chairs, and an oxygen bar to help you set up for a great start of the weekend. We are bringing the spa to YOU!

Family Feud Friday || Fri., May 26 || 1830-2030

Gather a team to match wits and crack skits, so that you can come out on top!

Liberty and CSADD

Guilty Gear Tournament || Mon., May 1 || 1730-1930

Start the month with an action fighting tournament, smoothly ready for every endeavor.

Mortal Kombat 11 || Mon., May 8 || 1730-1930

Fatal Foe's fight fiercely to finish him! Come up to the Loft and feel the beating heart of action with CSADD's organized Mortal Kombat tournament.

2 vs 2 Pool and Darts || Mon., May 15 || 1730-1930

Bring your Liberty buddy up for a pool and darts tournament for pairs. Don't have a buddy, well come on up and make a friend before showing off your skill to the rest of the base.

Veterans Memorial Golf Course, B8400

Golf Shop News

  • New merchandise arriving daily - come on in and check out the selection!
  • Annual golf memberships are now available!  


Monday Special

  • 18 Holes with Cart: Only $30  

Sunday Couples 9 & Dine || Sun., May 7 

  • $40 Scramble (includes golf with a cart)
  • Start Time: 3pm
  • Dine at Buckley's after the round

Memorial Day Tournament || Mon., May 29

  • 2 Person Best Ball / 80% Handicap
  • $80 Entry Fee per Team (Includes 18 Holes with Cart) 
  • Tee Times start at 7am / Make Up Your Own 4-Some
  • Prizes & Games 
  • Closest To the Pins on ALL Par 3's 
  • Closest To the Line off the Drive on Hole #10

Buckley's Restaurant 

To keep up to date with seasonal tournaments, events, and golf shop specials, subscribe to our Veterans Memorial Golf Course newsletter at (

Great Lakes Brew Club, B140

Located in B140 just south of NGIS, we are open to all hands, 21+ on Tues. and Wed. from 4:30 to 10pm. New spring/summer beers are soon to come. We have five delicious pizzas to choose from as well as jumbo soft pretzels to satisfy your hunger. The outdoor patio will be open when the weather decides to cooperate!

Port O' Call, B140

Port O’ Call is open and ready for your next event! With four different rooms to choose from, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for! Please email us at for more information.

Looking For a Full-time or Part-time Job?

We are hiring! Flexible and full-time positions are available now in all of our operations including the Marina Lakefront Programs, Golf, Food and Beverage Facilities, Sports and Fitness, Aquatics, Recreation and Event Programming, Library, and more! Jobs will post frequently, so please be sure to review our page often for the most up to date opportunities!
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