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November 2022 • Stay Informed, Stay Involved, Stay Connected!


Community Recreation

Holiday Card Challenge

MWR’s annual Holiday Card Challenge begins on Tues., Nov. 1. Gather your command, unit, schoolhouse, barracks, work group or official on-base/DoD affiliated organization together and fill out an application to compete in this year’s competition. Each team will be provided one 4'x8' sheet of plywood, one quart of red, green and white paint, and three paint brushes. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Military Pride, Best Holiday Theme, Most Artistic, and People’s Choice. 
Flyer & Registration Form: (

FOR SALE! MWR Recreational Equipment

The Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL), MWR Department has listed for sale all thier excess equipment (boats, vehicles, arcade games, campers, picnic tables, fitness equipment, etc.) on the NAF Liquidity website. The sale is open now and will remain open until Tues., Nov. 8, when all winning bidders will be notified. Those interested in purchasing the equipment can register at ( After registration is activated, buyers can view the website.

Use the following link to be directed to the NSGL MWR recreation equipment for sale: (

Note: Buyers need to be aware that government computer firewalls may not allow registration, so it is recommended to use personal non-government computers.

Tickets & Travel Office - B13

New Hours for B13 Starting Nov. 1

As of  Tues., Nov. 1, the Community Rec. Office & Marina (B13) has new hours of operation: Tues.-Sat.: 8:30am-4:30pm, Sun., Mon., and Holidays: Closed.

Chicago Bears Tickets

Looking for that extra special gift for the football fan in your life this holiday season? We have just twenty tickets to the Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings game at Soldier Field on Sun., Jan. 8. Seats are located in Section 126, Rows 13-16. Tickets are just $152 each!
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Chicago Wolves Hockey FREE Tickets

MWR is excited to announce that we have FREE Chicago Wolves hockey tickets to every home game during the regular season. Tickets are limited to ten per eligible ID, per game. Stop in to the Community Rec. Office & Marina (B13) to reserve your tickets today! Details: (

Local Tickets 

Looking for something to do over Thanksgiving break? Family coming in to town? Stop by the MWR Community Rec. Office & Marina (B13) to purchase tickets to some of our popular local attractions. Check out a full listing of our offerings here: ( Call us if you don't see what you're looking for at 847-688-5417.

American Forces Travel

Heading home for the holidays? American Forces Travel gives you access to endless discounts on rental cars, airfare, hotels, local attractions, and more - check them out today! (

Marina & Outdoor Rental Center - B13

The Marina is open year-round. Even during the cold winter months we have rental options to keep you active. Check out all we have to offer including ice skates, ice fishing gear, snow shoes, hockey, and broomball equipment.  We can also winterize and shrink-wrap your boat, so it’s ready to go for next season. Stop down or call us today at 847-688-5417.

MWR Storage Lots

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

Great Lakes Library - B617

Storytime and Craft

  • Join us at the Great Lakes Library on Wed., Nov. 16 at 10:30am for fall themed books and a craft! All ages are welcome.

Great Lakes Brew Club, B140

The seasons are changing and so is the beer list over at Great Lakes Brew Club! New seasonal favorites are rolling in as others are rolling out. Stop on by and catch the game while trying beers from all around the States. The Brew Club is open to all hands, (ages 21+) on Wed., Thurs. and Fri. from 4:30-9 pm. 

Room Rentals
Port O' Call & Buckley's

Port O’ Call, B140

Looking to host a holiday get-together, office meeting or staff training session? The Port O’ Call has the room for you! With four rooms available to rent, we can accommodate anything from a small office meeting to a staff holiday celebrations, as well as your family reunion (YES, with the WHOLE family). Breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and outdoor patio access are available in select rooms at no extra cost! Rooms can hold as few as 10 and as many as 300. Call us to make a reservation today at 224-723-8349 or email (

Buckley’s, B8400

While the golf season may be over, Buckley’s is still open for private events! Open to the public, this location is great for guests who may not have base access. With room for 100 guests, Buckley’s could be the venue you didn’t know you needed. Contact us today at 224-723-8349 or email (

Sports & Fitness - B2A, B4 & B440

1000lb & 500lb Club

Every Thursday Starting Nov. 3 | Noon-1pm | Gym 4

The 1000lb & 500lb Club is an exclusive weight lifting club for both male and female lifters. To become a “member” of the club, participants must complete one repetition of a squat, bench press and deadlift with a combined weight of 1000lb for males and 500lbs for females. Competitors will then be recognized on our Club Board at Gym 4 in the Warrior Zone.

Free Basketball Tournament - 3 vs. 3

  • League Begins: Week of Nov. 7.
  • Registration Deadline: Wed., Nov. 2 (submit team roster to Gym 440).
  • Roster Size: Five players per team.
  • Game Times: Evenings at 5pm/5:30pm/6pm/6:30pm in Bldg. 440.

Free Biathlon Event - 2K Indoor Rowing & 3K Run

  • League Begins: Week of Nov. 14.
  • Location: Fieldhouse, Bldg. 440.
  • Required Registration Begins: Wed., Nov. 9 - call Gym 440 at 847-688-3419 to schedule your competition time. If you schedule a time and fail to show, rescheduling is not allowed.

Free Spike Ball Tournament - 2 vs. 2

  • League Begins: Week of Nov. 21.
  • Registration Deadline: Wed., Nov. 16 (submit team roster to Gym 440).
  • Roster Size: 4 players per team.
  • Game Times: Evenings at 5pm/6pm in Bldg. 440.

Group Fitness Schedule

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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

Epicenter Entertainment Complex - B525

Spinz NEW Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

Full of flavor and just messy enough to be fun, this juicy chicken breast is doused with Buffalo sauce, drizzled with Ranch and topped with lettuce, tomato and onion. Your choice of crispy or grilled. Try our new Buffalo Chicken Sandwich today, available for a limited time only!

Movie Theater

Free Advanced Screening of DEVOTION on Sun., Nov. 13 at 6:30pm

Join us to see Devotion before it’s released to commercial theaters! The harrowing true story of two elite US Navy fighter pilots during the Korean War, who make sacrifices to become Navy's most celebrated wingmen.

Movies Showing in November: 

  • Don’t Worry Darling | Smile | Amsterdam | Halloween Ends

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

Karaoke Night | Thursdays | 6-9:30pm

Friday Theme Nights | 8-11:30pm | Party Time DJ's

  • Nov. 4 | Reggae/Island Vibes
  • Nov. 18 | Throwback Jamz
  • Nov. 25 | Country Throw Down

Legends Sports Club

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

Bowling Center

Cosmic Bowling

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

Sunday Family 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. 
Hours: Fri.: 4:30-9:30pm | Sat. & Sun.: 1:30-9:30pm | Mon.: 4:30-9:30pm

Glow in the Dark Friday Nights | Nov. 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 7-9pm

  • Join us every Friday in November for glow in the dark pool, corn hole, and ping pong!

Monday Paint Nights | Nov. 7, 14, 21 & 28 | 7-9pm

  • Join us every Monday in November for painting and other arts & crafts!

Thanksgiving Day (Thurs., Nov. 24) | 5-8:30pm | Epicenter

  • Madden PlayStation & XBOX 1 Football Tournament at the Epicenter!

MWR Holiday Hours of Operation for
Veterans Day (Nov. 11) & Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25)


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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