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Navy Life Great Lakes September Newsletter

2022 • September Fun with MWR •

The annual Great Lakes Cardboard Boat Regatta is taking place on Wed., Sept. 14. Has your team registered yet? If not, sign-up at the MWR Marina (B13) by Wed., Sept. 7. All teams must be formed from the same barracks, command, and/or workplace. Each team will receive five rolls of duct tape from MWR to help them construct their boat. Call 847-688-5417 for more info. Proudly Sponsored by: USAA and Kids Rank. No Navy endorsement implied. 
Flyer and Rules & Regulations: (

Liberty Program
Loft Recreation Center - B2A, 3rd Deck

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

New Hours at the Loft Starting Sept. 9

  • Fri.: 4:30-9:30pm; Sat. & Sun.: 1:30-9:30pm; Mon.: 4:30-9:30pm 

Comedy Night | Sept. 2 | 7-9pm

  • Need a few laughs to brighten your day? Head over to the Epicenter for Comedy Night! Bring your best material to showcase your talents.

Ping Pong & Dart Competitions | 7-9pm

  • You’ve asked and we’ve answered! Join us at the Loft, starting Fri., Sept. 9 for Ping Pong and Dart Competition. 

Marina - B13

Want to Catch a Salmon?

The salmon run has officially begun at the MWR Great Lakes Marina. The Community Rec Office & Marina has fishing poles for rent, a variety of live bait and a new delivery of tackle for purchase as you try and catch one of these immense fish!

Community Recreation - B13

Great Navy Campout | Oct. 1-2 | Lakefront on Base

MWR will be hosting a Great Navy Campout Oct. 1-2. Stay tuned to Facebook ( or our website ( for more information and registration details! Open to all MWR eligible patrons. Presented by: T-Mobile. No Navy endorsment implied.

Outdoor Rental Center - B13

Take in the fall weather and get outdoors! MWR has discounted rental options for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, archery, camping, and various yard game rentals. Rental Brochure: (

Tickets & Travel Office - B13

Chicago Bears Tickets

Football season is HERE! Stop by B13, and snag a pair of two or four tickets to a Chicago Bears home game this season. Seats are located in Section 126, Rows 13-16 for every game. Details: (

Chicago Cubs Discount Tickets

MWR has exclusive discount offers for the following Chicago Cubs games!

  • Sat., Sept. 10 - vs San Francisco Giants at 1:20pm
  • Sat., Sept. 17 - vs Colorado Rockies at 1:20pm
  • Sun., Sept. 18 - vs Colorado Rockies at 1:20pm

Stop by the Community Recreation Office & Marina (B13) and verify your ID to receive access to these discounts. Watch Facebook ( or our website ( for more details! Questions, call 847-688-5417. 

Travel Discounts

Already dreaming of winter vacation plans? Check out ( for discounts on all your travel needs.

Attraction Tickets 

Looking to explore the local area or venture downtown? Make sure to check out our local ticket options before your next adventure. ( Call us if you don't see what you're looking for at 847-688-5417.

Epicenter Entertainment Complex - B525

Spinz: Chicken & Waffles

Try our new Chicken & Waffles, available for a limited time only!

Legends Sports Club

Stop by Legends and enjoy air hockey, foosball, ping pong and baggo while you relax and enjoy your favorite beverage.

Karaoke Night | Thursdays | 6-9:30pm | Patio

Friday DJ Theme Nights | 8-11:30pm | Patio

  • Sept. 2 |  Reggae/Island Vibes
  • Sept. 9 | Throwback Jamz
  • Sept. 16 | 90’s Music
  • Sept. 23 | Latin Music
  • Sept. 30 | Jersey Club

Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

There's a HOLE new game at the Epicenter! Glow-in-the-Dark mini golf is now open. Only $2.50 per person.

Movie Theater

Enjoy the latest blockbuster hits at great prices: Military $4.50 | Civilian $5.50 | Child (6-11) $3
Showing in September:  DC League of Super-Pets | Easter Sunday | Nope
Current Movie Schedule: (

Bowling Center

Sunday Family Bowling Special

  • Bring the entire family for a smashing good time
  • $15 per lane | per hour

Cosmic Bowling

  • Every Friday | 4:30-11:30pm
  • Every Saturday | 3-11:30pm

Sports & Fitness - B2A, B4 & B440

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! Submit your PT request forms to

Command Fitness Leader Course

Captain’s Cup Volleyball League

All teams must be formed from the same barracks, command and/or workplace. Roster size is unlimited. Free and open to all base personnel. Questions? Please call 847-688-3419/5315.

  • Registration Deadline: Mon., Sept. 12 (submit team roster to Gym 440).
  • Managers Meeting: Gym 440 on Wed., Sept. 14 at 4pm.
  • League Begins: Mon., Sept. 19.
  • League Play: Mon. and Wed. evenings at 5pm/6pm/7pm at Gym 4 or Gym 440.

Captain’s Cup
Remembrance 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

Thurs., Sept. 8 | 4:00pm | Gym 4

  • Race Check In: 3:30pm
  • Individual registration is not required.
  • Captain’s Cup Team Registration Deadline: Wed., Sept. 7 in Gym 4. A team consists of five members from the same command.
  • Proudly Sponsored by: USAA

No Navy endorsement implied.

Captain’s Cup
Navy Chief's 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

Wed., Oct. 12 | 4:30pm | Navy Exchange, B400

  • Race Check In: 3:30pm
  • Individual registration is not required.
  • Captain’s Cup Team Registration Deadline: Tues., Oct. 11 in Gym 4. A team consists of five members from the same command.
  • Proudly Sponsored by: USAA

No Navy endorsement implied.

Captain’s Cup
Halloween 5K Run/2 Mile Walk

Wed., Oct. 26 | 4pm | Gym 4

  • Race Check In: 3:30pm
  • Individual registration is not required.
  • Captain’s Cup Team Registration Deadline: Tues., Oct. 25 in Gym 4. A team consists of five members from the same command.
  • Proudly Sponsored by: USAA

No Navy endorsement implied.

Group Fitness Schedule

Details: (

Gym 440 Mountain Bike Rental Program

Did you know that you can rent a mountain bike from the Marina AND Gym 440? There are great bike paths located just off base. Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather and get outside today! It's only $12 for 24 hours, or $20 for 48 hours.

Great Lakes Library - B617

Storytime and Craft

  • Join us at the Great Lakes Library on Wed., Sept. 21 at 10:30 am! All ages are welcome.

Veterans Memorial Golf Course - B8400

The Veterans Memorial Golf Course is home to a picturesque 18-hole layout that provides an enjoyable challenge for all skill levels. Practice facilities include a driving range with natural grass tee stations and a putting green. A beautiful clubhouse with a golf shop and a restaurant complements the golf course aesthetics, making Veterans Memorial one of the finest facilities in the Navy!
Rate Card: (

Great Lakes Brew Club - Bldg. 140

MWR’s Brew Club provides a relaxing spot to enjoy some craft and specialty beers. We rotate the beer lineup frequently, so your taste buds will always find something new! The Brew Club is open to all hands, (ages 21+) on Wed., Thurs. and Fri. from 4:30-9 pm. 

Port O' Call Room Rental Program

Are You Looking for a Space to Host Team Meetings, Training Presentations, Special Events, or Ceremonies? Think MWR!

Get all the details: (
Email us with questions: (

MWR Holiday Weekend Hours of Operation: Labor Day


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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