Morale, Welfare & Recreation ............. San Diego area
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The Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk Sunday, May 20, 8 am Picture yourself on top of the Coronado Bridge! You can make it a reality by participating in the Navy’s 32nd Bay Bridge Run/Walk, presented by MWR, SDG&E, Leidos and the United Port of San Diego. It’s your only chance to walk across the Coronado Bridge! Register today at www.navybaybridgerun.com.
3rd Annual St Patrick’s Day Command Cardboard Boat Regatta Friday, March 16, 10 am-1 pm, FREE All commands welcome! Fun competition takes place at NBSD’s Admiral Prout Pool, Bldg. 3279. Call 619-520-3048 for more information or register today at www.navylifesw.com.
St. Patty’s Day 5K Friday, March 16, 11:15 am Balboa Athletic Complex, NMCSD, Bldg. 12 Softball Field Participation is FREE and open to all! Register online at www.navylifesw.com today! Call 619-532-6080 for more details.
Woof Walk Saturday, March 17, 10 am start, FREE NBSD, Picnic Area behind Fitness Station, Bldg. 3417 Enjoy walking the dog with the whole family and lots of other dog lovers. Choose a 1-mile or 2-mile walk. Dressing in green for St. Patrick’s Day is encouraged! Register today by calling 619-556-9509.
Kid’s Craft & Exotic Critters Sunday, March 18, 10 am-Noon, FREE NAB Coronado Gym, Bldg. 162 Craft & Critters is a family-friendly event filled with exotic critters and creepy crawlies to meet, greet and learn about. Tarantulas, ferrets, iguanas, lizards, snakes, and more! Plus, have your face painted and enjoy a critter-themed finger puppet craft! Critters subject to change. Registration required: 619-437-3190
Spring Fling Presented by MWR and the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park Saturday, March 24, 9 am–1 pm, FREE Family Event NBSD, Admiral Prout Fields Have a hoppin’ good time at the Navy’s best family spring festival featuring egg hunts for all ages. Enjoy amusement rides and bounce houses, an “All-Hands Car Show,” arts and crafts and the Navy Armed Forces Kids Run. For details call 619-284-4054/556-7444. Event proudly sponsored by Lincoln Military Housing, USAA, Armed Forces Dispatch, and Navy League of San Diego.
All-Hands Car Show 2018 Saturday, March 24, 9 am- 1 pm, FREE NBSD, Admiral Prout Fields Calling all cars, motorcycles, trucks and SUVs! Enter today! Event takes place during Spring Fling Family Festival. Register online at www.navylifesw.com. Entry open to all MWR patrons. For more information call 619-556-7009. Car Show proudly sponsored by MWR, National City Miles of Cars, Armed Forces Dispatch and Penn State World Campus.
Seussville by the Sea NBPL, Main Base, Smuggler’s Cove Park Saturday, March 24, 12-4 pm, FREE Family fun and then some – for all ages! Enjoy an afternoon of crafts, games, face painting, bounce houses and a petting zoo! Info: 619-553-9138
Borrego Springs Bloom Camping Saturday-Sunday, March 24-25, 10:30 am, $45 MWR patron/$35 Liberty Depart from NBPL, Main Base, The Clubhouse, Bldg. 546 The desert is alive with colorful blooms that only appear in the springtime. Join us for camping and hiking as we explore the Borrego Springs desert. We may even spot some mountain goats. Cost includes transportation, all camping gear, and two meals. Register: 619-553-9138
Comedy Night Saturday, March 24, 7-9 pm (doors open at 6:30), FREE Show NASNI, Sea ‘N Air 19th Hole Clubhouse Laugh the night away with top local talent from the SD/LA Comedy Circuit. Add an appetizer bar for only $5 to make the show complete. Tickets available for pick up/purchase from the NAB or NASNI Ticket Office. Beverages also available for purchase at no-host bar. Info: 619-437-3190
Bunny Train Ride Sunday, March 25, 12:15 pm Boarding/1 pm Departure Infants and Toddlers (under 3 yrs. in lap) $5, Children (3-12 yrs.) $14, Seniors (65 yrs.+) $15, Adults (13-64 yrs.) $18 Looking for a new way to celebrate the Easter holiday with your family? Look no further than the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum! The one-hour journey along the 12-mile track is complete with a train ride, visit from the Easter Bunny, and an egg hunt. It’s perfect for the whole family! Registration required: 619-437-3190
Paint Your Pet Thursday, March 29, 6-9 pm, $35 Paint ‘N Vineyard: 10035 Carroll Canyon Rd. Ste G, San Diego, 92131 Love your pet? Want to challenge your artistic skills? We are working with the professionals at Paint ‘N Vineyard to bring your picture to canvas by the time you arrive. Remember to bring that same photo with you to the event. All art supplies, snacks, and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Feel free to bring alcoholic beverages to help with artistic creativity. Registration required: 619-437-3190
Outdoor Spin Challenge Friday, March 30, 10:30 am-Noon, FREE We’re taking advantage of Coronado’s gorgeous weather! Come take a spin on the VADM Martin Pool deck and receive a T-shirt for your efforts. Open to the first 35 patrons to register by calling the Fitness Trainer at 619-545-1787.
Easter Egg Swim Friday, March 30, 4:30 pm, FREE NBPL, Main Base Pool, Bldg. 1 Bring your kids for an underwater egg hunt! Age and swim level divisions apply, and everyone swims away a winner! Register online by March 23 @ www.navylifesw.com. Info: 619-553-0934
Road Bike Ride Saturday, March 31, 10 am, $5 Depart NBSD Outdoor Adventure Center, Bldg. 3223 Join us for a fun bike ride! Route includes the Silver Strand, a ride across on the Coronado Ferry and a trip back to base along Harbor Drive (about 15-20 miles). Bring your own bicycle, or rent one from us for an additional $15. Register: 619-556-9597
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Give Parents a Break Military families are subject to unique stresses such as deployments, remote tours of duty, and extended working hours. This Navy Child & Youth Programs (CYP) program is designed to give family members a short break from parenting in order to help them deal with these types of stressful situations by providing childcare for children 6 weeks to 12 years of age. Centers are utilized for care at no cost for eligible families and at the hourly care rate ($4 per hour) for all other eligible CYP patrons, on a space available basis. Visit http://sandiego.navylifesw.com/fleet-family//fleet-family/child-youth-programs/parent-information for more information and the most recent GPAB schedule.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. The RECYARD, NBSD: 619-556-5078 Friday, March 16 • 11 am • $40 active/$55 guest Experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane at 5,000 feet in the air! Cost includes transportation and admission.
Wacky Weekends: Landmarks Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. VADM Martin Liberty, NASNI: 619-545-3331 Saturday, March 17 10 am $5 Visit some of Southern California’s wackiest landmarks; Salvation Mountain, Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea.
Eagle Rock Hike Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. The Clubhouse Liberty, NBPL Main Base: 619-553-9138 Sunday, March 18 • 7:30 am-2 pm • $ 7 Liberty/$10 guest Ever heard of The PCT (Pacific Coast Trail)? Well, find out all about it, up close, as we hike an easy, scenic part of the Trail towards a collection of boulders that naturally resemble an eagle.
Mission Trails 5-Peak Challenge! Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. Q-Zone Liberty, NAB: 619-437-3190 Sundays, March 18 • 8 am • FREEConquer the 5-Peak Challenge with Q-Zone!
Dinner + Kayaking Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. Liberty Hall, NBPL Harbor Drive Annex: 619-524-0961 Sunday, March 18 • 3-6 pm • $5 Liberty/$10 guest End your weekend with a beginner’s tour of San Diego Bay and a delicious BBQ dinner! Register by March 15 to reserve your spot.
Potato Chip Rock Hike Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. Balboa Liberty Center, NMCSD: 619-532-8909 Saturday, March 24 • 9 am • $10 active/$15 guest This moderate 7 mile out and back hike takes us up the summit of Mt. Woodson. Don’t forget to ask about our new Hiker’s Club Program! Cost includes transportation and a snack.
OUE Skyspace, LA Trip open to single enlisted and unaccompanied active duty, plus a guest, 18+. Coronado Liberty: 619-545-3331 or 619-437-3190 Sunday, March 25 • 10 am • $35 Experience a thrill attraction like never before! A 45 ft. glass slide 1,000 ft. above Los Angeles, four levels and two outdoor terraces. Cost includes transportation and admission.
SPORTS & FITNESS
You are Worth It! An MWR massage is the perfect addition to your healthy body, mind and spirit routine. Call for an appointment today! NMCSD, Bldg. 26 1B, 619-532-7629 NBSD, Bldg. 223, 619-556-7450 NBPL, Main Base, Bldg. 1, 619-553-7552 NAB, Bldg. 162, 619-437-2186 NASNI, Bldg. 1507, 619-545-0237
Get More Out of Your Workout! FREE fitness instruction is offered at all base MWR Fitness Centers for all MWR patrons…that means YOU! Individual or small group sessions are available. For full details or to schedule an appointment, contact the base Fitness Center nearest you or visit www.navylifesw.com for locations. Also, did you know FREE, and low cost, group exercise class schedules are now online? Bookmark www.navylifesw.com today! Stay fit with MWR!
Sailing Classes ~ NEW Reduced Basic Sailing Class Fees! Ahoy Mates. Fiddler’s Cove offers beginner, intermediate and advanced sailing classes designed to get you out on the water. Held on Saturday and Sunday, each 2-day session runs from 9 am to 4 pm at Fiddler’s Cove Marina. Basic Sailing class fees are E1-E6 $50; E7 and above and Retirees $75; DoD civilians $100; and sponsored guests $125. Call for upper level sailing class fees. Pre-registration is recommended as classes fill up fast. Registration fee includes boat rental, instruction and textbooks. For info Fiddler’s Cove Marina 619-522-8680.
Wintertime FUN! Get outside and enjoy San Diego’s wealth of parks, beaches and mountains. Winter is the perfect time for cross country or downhill skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, camping or hiking, all within driving distance. Then make your way to the shoreline for boogie-boarding, snorkeling, or paddling on our sparkling coastal waters. Check out your closest Gear Rental location for all your wintertime adventure needs: North Island Outdoor Adventure Center, NASNI, Bldg. 825, 619-545-2632 Outdoor Adventure Center, NBSD, Bldg. 3223, 619-556-7493 The Clubhouse Recreation Center, NBPL, Main Base, Bldg. 546, 619-553-9138 Party Rentals, NMCSD, Bldg. 26, Floor 1B, 619-532-8466