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February 2024 Newsletter
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Family Fun Night: Friday Fiesta

The first of four Family Fun Nights is Fri., Feb. 23! Join us for a night of Latin dancing, free food, crafts, activities and MORE! The event will be held at the Community Center, B8190.

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Kids Rank USO

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Free Advanced Screening: LAND OF BAD (R)

Sat., Feb. 10 at 3:30pm in the Epicenter Theater - "Land of Bad" follows a rookie air force combat controller and a seasoned drone pilot support a Delta Force team as they try to shift a mission gone wrong into a rescue operation. Click the button below to find out how to get your free tickets!

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Super Bowl Watch Party

Sun., Feb. 11 at the Epicenter starting at 1pm! Cheer on your favorite team while you enjoy food & drink specials (wings, pizza, drinks, more!) Tons of free football autographed swag from USAA. Click the button below for all the details!

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Deadlifts and Donuts

Feb. 13 at 3pm in Gym 4 - Join the MWR Fitness Team as we celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Doughnuts & Deadlift Competition. Participants will test their deadlift strength and enjoy doughnuts while doing it.

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Swim Challenge

Starts Feb. 18 in B440 Indoor Pool - Do you think you can swim the distance from Great Lakes to Navy Pier in Chicago? Swim those 40 miles (not all at once) and get a free t-shirt!

Pool Hours  
Mission Nutrition Course

In this class, you will learn about a variety of everyday nutrition topics and ways to improve your eating habits as well as your overall health. Registration Deadline: Feb. 23 at B2A Fitness Center. Class Dates: March 5-6.

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Liberty February Events

The Liberty Program is for enlisted E-1 to -E6 Active Duty personnel. It is based out of the Loft Recreation Center B2A (third deck). Every month they offer a variety of events, activities, and competitions for eligible patrons.

Liberty February Events  
K1 Speed

Don’t let the winter blues get you down - we have discounted tickets to K1 Speed, a high speed go-karting facility located in Buffalo Grove and Addison! Call us at 847-688-5417 to book an appointment to purchase!

Ticket Lists  
Vendor List

MWR works with 95+ vendors all over the world to offer discounted tickets to YOU for your upcoming travel. We have compiled a list of all our current vendors broken down by territory for your convenience.

List of Vendors  
Chicago Hockey Tickets

Three more months to capitalize on regular season hockey tickets at a discounted or FREE rate for the Chicago Blackhawks or Chicago Wolves.
Chicago Blackhawks  
Chicago Wolves  
MWR's Lending Library

We have recently installed our first lending library at Naval Station Great Lakes! Grab a book or drop off books at the RV Campgrounds while enjoying the view of Lake Michigan!

Recreational Lodging  
Blind Date with a Book

Looking for a perfect match this Valentine’s Day? Are you adventurous, mysterious, or spontaneous and game to take a chance? Then go on a blind date with a book and fall in love with reading at the Great Lakes Library!

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Story Time & Craft

We have two storytimes this month featuring classic fairy tales – Wed., Feb. 7 and 21 at 11am in the children’s room at the Great Lakes Library.

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Community Recreation Office & Marina (B13)

We’ve got snow! Embrace the outdoors and take in the sights of Lake County on ice skates, snowshoes, or cross country skis. We have a variety of winter recreation equipment at our store for rent. Interested in storing your boat at our Marina this summer? We are already dreaming of warm summer days. Call us for more information. MWR offers a 24/7 accessible secure storage spaces for your recreational vehicles in not one, but two locations out in military housing. Contact the Community Rec Office & Marina, B13 for more information on any of our programs - 847-688-5417.
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