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Arts and Crafts Spring Fling Vendors Needed

Crafters and Vendors for NAS Patuxent River's Spring Fling Crafts Fair on April 28, may register at Customized Creations. Cost per space is $60. Tables and chairs are available to rent. For information call Dhyana Mackenzie at 301-342-3569.

2nd Annual Show and Shine

Do you have a car, truck or motorcycle that you want to show off? We have the event for you! The 2012 Show and Shine and Concert will be held May 5. Registration is open to all with base access. Registration fee is $15 prior to the event, $20 the day of, and $10 for E1-E6. Participants will receive a commemorative car plate and a "thank you" bag and will be eligible for prizes awarded for: Admiral's Choice, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Car, Truck and Motorcycle and "Best work in Progress" categories. Register starting March 15 at the ITT Office.

Intramural Spring Golf

Organizational Meeting

March 21,

1 p.m. at the Golf Course Club House

Intramural programs are open to Active duty, Reserve and retired Military and Fitness and Sports members. Call 301-757-1194 for information.

NRC Solomons Easter Eggstravaganza

March 24: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Come early for the egg hunt and then join the bubble making, arts and craft activities, picture time with Peter Rabbit, music and dancing and more, for toddlers to 12 yrs old. First 100 children will be able to dye an egg and participate in the hunt. Bring a white t-shirt to make your own spring time tie-dye. E1-E5 $4.50, all others $5. First 100 IA's and their family members will be admitted free. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman, Lincoln Military Housing and ITT Excelis.*

Something on a Stick Dinner

March 28: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Chicken kebabs, shrimp skewers, jasmine rice, Asian beef sate, veggie kebabs, chocolate fondue, crab soup, fresh salad bar, and more. Members $12.95, non-members $15.95, children 6-11 $6.95, five and under $1. For reservations, call 301-342-3656.

Career Launch at the Rassieur Youth Center

March 28, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Summer Work Wise (ages 15-18) and Leadership in Training (ages 13-14) Programs meeting will present job hunting and interviewing strategies and a "how to dress and give a proper handshake" workshop. Attendance is mandatory to be part of our summer work program. For information call 301-342-1694.

Patuxent River 10-Mile Relay Race

March 30: 11:30 a.m.

Run a 10-mile course along the beautiful Patuxent River waters. Teams include 2-5 runners; each runner will run 2-8 miles, depending on team size. Each team will designate a team captain. Awards will be given for each division (male, female, and co-ed) for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Cost is free; $10 for a t-shirt. A minimum of 10 teams must register by March 18. Registration forms will be available in the Drill Hall. For information call Jillann Hamilton at 301-342-5449.

Triathlon Training

The MWR Aquatics Department's special, 2-month program to help triathletes refine their swim technique and increase their stamina. Experienced staff will observe swimmers' stroke technique and make recommendations for improvement. They will also provide advice and guidance on workouts to enhance endurance.

Saturdays; 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the Indoor Pool

Cost: $25 for full session, $5 for individual passes

Next Session: April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26

For information or to register, call the Fitness & Sports Office at 301-757-3943.

Spring Festival at Mattapany

March 30; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Come to the historic grounds of Mattapany for an Easter Egg roll, field games, food and the Easter Bunny. For information call 301-757-3121. Sponsored by Northrop Grumman.*

Easter Brunch at the River's Edge

April 8

Celebrate the holiday with an extensive menu guaranteed to please everyone and create lasting memories. Choose from herb-crusted lamb with pomegranate sauce, Champagne chicken, sautéed salmon with fresh basil, glazed ham, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, a French toast station, fresh salads, pastries and desserts. Adults $21.95, children 6-11 $10.95, 5 and under $3. Gratuity not included. Reservations are required. Seatings are at 11:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Coupons not redeemable) Call 301-342-3656 for reservations.

Opening Day Golf Scramble

April 14

Start the golf season off right at the Cedar Point Golf Course. Format is a four-person scramble with no handicap restrictions. Price is $45; registration begins March 25 and lasts through April 9. Register at the Cedar Point Golf Course Pro Shop. For more information call 301-342-3597.

Free Golf Instruction for Active Duty Military

April 19 - May 17; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Learn the game of golf. All equipment will be provided. Register at Cedar Point Golf Course. For information call 301-342-3597.

Junior Golf Clinics

Saturdays, April 21 - May 19; 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. or 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Open to all dependents of authorized patrons, ages 7 - 17. No equipment is needed; registration begins April 7 at 8 a.m. at the Cedar Point Golf Course Clubhouse. Clinics fill up quickly! For information call 301-342-3597.

Texas Cowboy Cooking Dinner at the River's Edge

April 18; 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

We've wrangled up some recipes from the Perini Ranch in Buffalo Gap, Texas just for you. Members $13.95, non-members $16.95, children 6-11 $6.95, 5 & under $1.95. Reservations recommended. For information or reservations, call 301-342-3656.

Arts and Crafts Spring Fling

April 28; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Everyone loves an arts and crafts show! The spring show will be 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on April 28. Patrons without base access may park at the Frank Knox Building outside Gate 2 and hop on one of our shuttles. Come shop for those hard-to-find gifts. Admission is free.

Playgroup Glenn Forest Community Center

April 5, 12, 19, 26: 10 - 11 a.m.

Moms, dads, and caregivers may bring their children for playtime. No reservations needed.

Month of the Military Child Field Day

April 9; 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Base Track

In celebration of April's Month of the Military Child, MWR Fitness invites youth for a Field Day event with lots of fun, team activities. For reservations call 301-995-3869 or email

Active Parenting Ages 5-12 (3 Sessions)

April 12, 19, 26; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Eliminate power struggles with discipline skills that really work, while you develop your children's pride, inner strength, and sense of responsibility. Video and discussion format. Reservations necessary; call 301-342-4911.

NRC Solomons Learn to Swim Registration

April 13 - 15; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Register your child for swim lessons. Three 3-week sessions. Lesson times vary depending on child's skill level. For information call 410-286-8365.

Parent Information Fair at the NEX

April 14; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Get connected with local services, activities, and opportunities, on and off base, to keep your kids active and entertained.

Earth Day Run in support of SAPR

April 19

Register at the Drill Hall Fitness and Sports Office. Same-day registration begins at 10 a.m.; 5K run begins at 11 a.m. and 3K walk begins at 11:15 a.m. at the Beach House on Cedar Point Road. All station employees and family members are welcome. The event is free to participate, $12 for event t-shirt, $14 for XXL event t-shirt. Call 301-342-5449 for information.

Environmental Display at the Earth Day Run

The installation Environmental Division will host numerous booths and displays at the Beach House, 9 a.m. - noon to learn about Pax wildlife, invasive species, rain gardens, alternative energy and more. Participate in our can drive for a local soup kitchen, and take advantage of a lithium, alkaline and cell phone battery turn-in. For information, call 301-324-3670

Free Bowling for Military Kids

April 21; 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Children with dependent ID's may bowl at the Drill Hall Bowling Center for free when accompanied by a paying active duty or retired military adult. Call 301-342-3994 for information.

Budgeting for Baby Bldg. 401

April 25; 10 a.m. - noon

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society will illustrate the hidden costs of a growing family. Reserve your space at 301-342-4911.

Paying for College

April 25; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Have you filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Now what! Discuss the different types of financial aid available to you and your children. Class will be held at the Fleet and Family Support Center; call 301-342-4911 for information.

Parents' Night Out

April 27; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Drop your children off at the Rassieur Youth Center for build-your-own-ice cream sundae night while you enjoy an evening out. For information or to register call 301-342-1694.

Mad Hatter Breakfast

April 28; 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Don't be late for this very important date! The Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter hereby summon your presence at the MWR'S Mad Hatter Party for a very merry un-breakfast! This Alice in Wonderland-themed breakfast will be held at the Landing Zone (Bldg 467, next to the Liberty Center). Follow us down the Rabbit Hole at 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the ITT office; $10 per child and $15 for adults. Ticket sales begin April 3.

Register for Mattapany Day Camp 2012

Registration for the Mattapany Day Camp will be at the Rassieur Youth Center from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. as follows:

April 10-11 Current SAC patrons

April 16-17 Active duty military

April 23-24 DoD

April 30-May 1 Contractors

Registration requires two visits to the Rassieur Youth Center. First, patrons must bring a completed registration package, available on-line at or in advance at the Youth Center. Time and date of second visit will be given at the first visit. Participants who register and pay for the entire 10 weeks of summer will get a 50% discount on the last session. Payment of your last registered session is due at registration. For information call 301-342-1694.

Great Wolf Lodge Tickets

May 5

Enjoy your mini-getaway. Room sleeps 6 people and includes 6 water park passes and $8 in arcade tokens. Price is $217 per room. Purchase your tickets at the ITT Office. Call 301-342-3648 for information.

**NAS Patuxent River sincerely thanks and appreciates the sponsors of this event. However, neither the Navy nor any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor, product or service.