Thursday, February 21, 2008


The March 2008 edition of the Patuxent Trail is inserted in this edition of the Tester. Don’t forget to keep it to reference MWR Pax River⁄NRC Solomons events and activities. Did you know we have a Bay Bucks contest that will win you $10 in Bay Bucks and a buy one get one free movie pass? Read the Patuxent Trail for more information

Want to be a Nashville Star?
We are looking for the next Nashville Star. Thursday at the Center Stage Theater from 4 - 8 p.m. auditions will be held. You could win a free trip to the first all-military casting call in Norfolk, Va., in April. All station employees, residents and their family members, 16 years of age or older, may register. Register at the ITT office. For more information, call 410-286-8047.

MWR on the Web
Get MWR information on the Web at⁄patuxent. Navy Recreation Center (NRC) Solomons information can be found on⁄mil⁄ solomons.

Spouse Club presents comedy show
The Patuxent River Officer’s Spouse Club presents the 4th annual Comedy Show featuring from the DC Improv Jay Hastings, Jon Mumma and Justin Schlegel Friday, Feb. 29 at Little Flower School on Point Lookout Road, Great Mills, Md. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. The show starts at 8:30. Light appetizers, dessert and refreshment will be served. All proceeds benefit the Bethesda Fisher House and Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. The price is $15 advanced purchase, $10 E-6 and below and $20 at the door (limited seating). Purchase tickets at the Information Tickets and Tours office.

Wizards military appreciation
Join the Washington Wizards Military Appreciation Night March 8, at 7 p.m. when the Wizards take on the Charlotte Bobcats. The price for lower level tickets is $37.50 and $17.50 for Liberty E1-E6 and $10.75 for upper levels and $5 for Liberty E1-E5. The game is at the Verizon Center in Washington. Purchase tickets at the ITT office.

The circus is coming
The ITT Office has tickets for 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore and Verizon Center, Washington, for various dates and times in March for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The cost is $18.50 for the Verizon Center and $17.75 for 1st Mariners Marina. Purchase tickets at the ITT office.

Flower show trip
The Philadelphia Flower Show’s theme for this year is Jazz It Up. See New Orleans' French Quarter come to life on the Bourbon Street Stage with bountiful balconies and courtyards as a backdrop for daily performances of toe-tapping N'awlins style jazz and parade. The ITT bus tour will be Saturday, March 8. The price is $75 adults and $65 for children (2-16 years old). The price includes transportation, tickets, welcome package and entertainment. Register at the ITT office.

Join an MWR Private Organization
MWR has approved private organizations which bring hobbyists with the same interest together. The approved organizations are: Navy Patuxent Sailing Club, point of contact John Savage at 301-342-2106 or on the Web at, Mattapany Rod and Gun Club, point of contact Dave Bryner at 301-737-4963 or on the Web at, The Patuxent River Skeet Club point of contact M.C. Swartz at 240-725-7728, Patuxent Velo Cycling Club, point of contact Curtis Cook at 301-863-2989 or on the Web at, Patuxent River Karate Club, point of contact John R Griffiths III at 410-326-4759 and the Godokai Aikido Club, point of contact Tony Fontaine at 301-757-2501.

Tee Time Golf Pass
The ITT Office sells this discount pass for $49.95. It is good at more than 375 courses. Golfers must call courses in advance to set up tee times. For more info visit⁄patuxent.html.

Woodworking c lass
Register now for the popular basic woodworking class offered at MWR’s Wood Hobby Shop. Tuesday night classes begin March 18. The six-week class meets from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the CrafTech Bldg. 415. The cost is $75 per student and includes all materials. Registration begins Feb. 20 at the Wood Hobby Shop. Class is open to active-duty, retired and reservist military and their family members 18 years of age and older, and DoD employees, contractors working at Pax River or Webster Field, and full-time employees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland. For more information call 301-342-6297.

Art classes
Learn how to draw in the Japanese anime style. A new class for beginners and advanced students will be held Tuesdays, Feb. 5 and 12. Also, join the painting a landscape in watercolor mix on Tuesdays, Feb. 19 and 26. Classes are taught from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at Customized Creations in Bldg. # 415 near the fire station. The price is $40. Materials are included for the anime class. Call for a list of materials for the watercolor class. For more information call 301-342-3569.

Join Pilates with Diane Bramos Wednesdays (Feb. 27, March 5, 12, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23) from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in studio B of the energy zone. The price is $40 for an eight-week session, $20 for E1-E6 Liberty. Register in the ITT office by Feb. 26. No class March 19. Also, Meg McNeely will be teaching Pilates Tuesdays (Feb. 26, March 4, 11, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22) from 5 - 6 p.m. in Studio B. The price is $40 for an eight-week session, $20 for E1-E6 Liberty. Register in the ITT office by Feb. 25. No class March 18.

Customized Creations
Customized Creations located in the CrafTech building 415 can laser engrave, vinyl cut, make wood plaques, awards, mugs, signs, invitations and screen printed T-shirts and sweatshirts. Call 301-342-3569 for directions and hours.

Drill hall eligibility
DoD employees and their immediate family members may use the drill hall fitness facilities for free. DoD employees and their family members may also sponsor guests for $5 per day per guest, limit two. Purchase guest passes at gear issue inside the drill hall. Guests are free for the military and family members. Contractors are eligible for the Fitness and Sports Membership which entitles them to use the drill hall including basketball, volleyball and racquetball courts; free weight room; cardio and fitness rooms; bowling center; indoor pool and saunas. Membership also allows participation in numerous intramural sports teams. The price is $525 and $75 for the first family member and $50 for each additional. The member may sponsor a guest for $11 per visit. Other fees apply to swimming, gear issue and bowling. The ITT office has application forms.

Cedar Point Officers’ Club
The Cedar Point Officers’ Club is open for lunch Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. offering a full menu of regional dishes, salad bar, hot buffet and satisfying sandwiches. Enjoy the Friday lunch buffet for only $5 (membership discount does not apply.) The club is also open Wednesday nights for dinner from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. To book the club for an event or for catering, call 301-342-3656.