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March 18, 2024
 
 
MWR Employee, Supervisor of the Quarter Named
 

 
Morale, Welfare and Recreation at NAS Patuxent River / NRC Solomons has announced Lakisha Mason as Employee of the Quarter and John Malinowski as Supervisor of the Quarter for the first quarter of FY2024.


 
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NRC Solomons Publishes New Lodging Guide
 

 
The NRC Solomons 2024 Lodging & Recreation Guide is now available! The publication includes information on lodging options, recreational programs and more for the Navy's largest outdoor recreation facility!


 
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Auto Resale Lot Spaces Available
 

 
Looking to sell or buy a car? MWR's Auto Resale Lot is conveniently located at the Navy Exchange parking lot and is available to all with base access. Spaces are available for $30 a month.


 
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MWR Now Renting Garden Plots
 

 
No room for a garden? Rent a space from the Community Recreation Office! Limited garden plots are available for $30 plus a refundable deposit and are equipped with water outlets for irrigation. Open to all with base access!


 
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Preparing to PCS: Smooth Move Class
 

 
Is there a move in your future? This class for Active Duty, hosted by the Fleet & Family Support Center and the School Liaison, will help you navigate the process. Class will be held on March 20 from 9-10 a.m. via Teams.


 
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Getting Ready for Kindergarten
 

 
Do you have a child who will soon be entering kindergarten? At this workshop you'll learn what your child needs to know before starting school, local school options and how to enroll, and tips to prepare for the first day. Multiple in-person and virtual sessions are available beginning March 20.


 
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College 101 Series: Paying for College
 

 
The Fleet & Family Support Center and the Navy CYP School Liaison Program will present a free virtual workshop on paying for college on Wednesday, March 20 from 5-7 p.m. This class is for high school students and their parents and is open to all with base access.


 
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Babysitting Basics
 

 
Get the 'Babysitting Basics' at this class offered by the Fleet & Family Support Center on Tuesday, March 26 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.! The class will include CPR and first aid certification and is for middle and high school students ages 12-18 with base access. Registration includes FREE enrollment with the Teen Center!


 
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Last Spring Session: Group & Private Swim Lessons
 

 
Join American Red Cross aquatic instructors for private or group lessons. Registration for the final spring session, held April 2-11, closes March 29.


 
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Everything You Need to Know About the GI Bill
 

 
Do you have questions about the GI Bill? This free class on Monday, April 8 from 5-6 p.m. will feature a Benefits Advisor from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Attend virtually or in person!


 
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'Purple Up' Poster Contest
 

 
Navy CYP is celebrating April as the Month of the Military Child with a poster contest! Children in grades pre-K through 12 are invited to enter for a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards.

Thank you to USAA for sponsoring this event. No Navy endorsement implied.
USAA

 
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Same-Day Release: 'Ghostbusters' at the Center Stage Theater
 

 
The Center Stage Theater is featuring a same-day release on Friday, March 22 at 6:30 p.m.! Watch 'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' at Pax instead of an off-base theater and save! Open to all with base access.


 
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Spring Break Bowling Special
 

 
School's out for spring break, so enjoy bowling at the Strike Zone March 26-29 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.! Reserve a lane for only $25, shoe rental included, for up to 6 people.


 
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The Great HOP-pening
 

 
Join Community Recreation for a 'hop-pening' good time on Friday, March 29 from 3-6 p.m. at the Parade Field! Egg hunt, pictures with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, tea giveaway and inflatables. Candy donations are being accepted ahead of the event! Free and open to all with base access.

Thank you to Bigelow Tea for sponsoring this event. No Navy endorsement implied.
Bigelow Tea

 
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New Class: Preschool Stroll & Splash
 

 
Parents and their preschoolers ages 3-5 can get fit and have fun at this new swim lesson class at the Drill Hall Indoor Pool. Sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays April 2-18 and April 30-May 16 from 5-6 p.m.


 
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Limited Tickets Available: Comedy Night with Ashley Gutermuth
 

 
Get ready for a night of side-splitting comedy with Ashley Gutermuth on Thursday, April 4! Free tickets (limit 2 per person with ID) are available at the Community Recreation Office.

Thank you to CMWR for sponsoring this event.

 
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DIY Watermelon Door Hanger
 

 
Decorate your front door with a sweet new DIY kit from Community Recreation! Each kit is $25 and comes with everything you need to create one watermelon door hanger. Kits must be ordered by April 9.


 
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Employers Added: NAS Patuxent River Job Fair
 

 
Meet with over two dozen employers at the 3rd Annual NAS Patuxent River Job Fair on Thursday, April 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Liberty Housing Community Center.


 
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Spring Splash
 

 
MWR Aquatics will host a Dr. Seuss-themed event celebrating spring on Saturday, April 13 from 3-5 p.m. at the Drill Hall Indoor Pool. Swimming, games, crafts and a visit from the Lorax!


 
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Navy Housing Town Hall Meeting Scheduled
 

 
Navy Housing will host a hybrid town hall meeting with Capt. Douglas Burfield, NAS Patuxent River Commanding Officer, on Monday, April 15 from 5-6 p.m.


 
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Save the Date: Paw-Casso & Play
 

 
Join the NRC Solomons Community Rec team for this paint-and-play event for furry family members on April 20 from 1-4 p.m. at the Bark Park Play Yard. Registration opens April 1!

Thank you to USAA (no Navy endorsement implied) and CMWR for sponsoring this event.
USAA CMWR

 
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Intramural Softball
 

 
Grab some friends or coworkers and join MWR for a fun season of softball! This intramural league is open to ages 18+ with base access. Games will be held at the Campos and Wood Hobby fields Monday-Thursday at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. beginning April 22.

Thank you to USAA for sponsoring this program. No Navy endorsement implied.
USAA

 
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Intramural Soccer
 

 
Intramural soccer at NAS Patuxent River is back for the spring season! This intramural league is open to ages 18+ with base access. Games will be held at the Drill Hall Turf Field on Mondays at 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. beginning April 22.


 
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More Upcoming Activities
 

 
 
 
Purple Up Poster Contest
 
April 15, 2024 - 12:00 AM

Sign Up to Play Apex Legends in April
 
April 15, 2024 - 12:00 AM

Community Scavenger Hunt
 
April 15, 2024 - 12:00 AM

Active-Duty & Families Bowling Special
 
April 16, 2024 - 11:00 AM

Preschool Power Stroll & Splash
 
April 16, 2024 - 5:00 PM

   
 
 
 
 
Hot Dog Special at the Center Stage Coffee Shop
 

 
If you're looking for a quick, affordable and convenient spot to grab lunch, stop by the Center Stage Coffee Shop! The hot dog lunch special is available Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and includes a hot dog, bag of chips and medium soda for only $5.


 
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Current Job Openings
 

 
 
 
Bowling Equipment Worker
 

Recreation Aide (Bowling Center)
 

   
 
 
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