Awesome events are happening all month long and you don't want to miss 'em!
Awesome events are happening all month long and you don't want to miss 'em!
Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation

Welcome Aboard!

All MWR facilities & events are open to active duty, reservists, retirees, Department of Defense employees, their families & their guests unless otherwise stated. To view facility hours of operation or to learn more about MWR programs, click here. To be added to the newsletter distribution list or for questions, click here.

Fitness, Sports & Aquatics
(904) 542-2930

Captain's Cup Kickball Tournament: On Sept 18 at 5 pm at the McCaffrey Softball Complex.
National Fruits & Vegetables Month: All throughout September. Click here to learn more!
Outdoor Pool Hours: Summer is ending & the hours are changing. Click here to view the hours for the end of the season!
Indoor Pool Hours: Opening on Saturdays from 11 am - 2:30 pm beginning Sept 9.

Mulberry Cove Marina
(904) 542-3260

Neso Beach Tents: Now selling sizes small ($80) & medium ($110). Large is available upon request. Comes with a carry bag & two aluminum collapsible poles.
Fridays: Free kayak & canoe rental all day for active duty members & their guests only.
Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons
: Free every Thursday from 11 am - 1 pm. Taught by a World Paddleboard Association Certified Instructor. Reservations required.

Freedom Lanes
(904) 542-3493

Featuring 16 lanes with automatic scoring & bumpers for kids. The center offers open bowling, league bowling & Xtreme bowling, a high energy bowling experience with music and lights. The multi-sport simulator offers hourly play for a variety of games such as golf, baseball, dodgeball, hockey, lacrosse & more. The center also has a pro shop with a professional fitting & drilling service.

Strike Zone Grill

Located in Freedom Lanes Bowling & Entertainment Center. Food, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages are served.
Dine on the Go
: Order your meals to-go & skip the hassle. Click here to get started.

Casa Linda Oaks Golf Course (904) 542-3249

Featuring 27 holes of championship golf for people of all ages & skill levels. A full practice facility is available, as well as PGA professional staff.
Oaks Fest 2023

Oaks Fest

Celebrate the Navy's birthday all day long at the Casa Linda Oaks Golf Course! Featuring a golf tournament, the Navy Birthday 5k run, a concert with live performances by Troy Cartwright & Cumberland, kids zone, food trucks & more! Mark your calendars now & be on the lookout for the upcoming details, which will be posted here.

Mulligan's (904) 542-2936

Wednesday Wing Special: Dine in to enjoy weekly wing specials every Wednesday from 3 - 6 pm. Limit 10 wings per customer. Order plain or enjoy a variety of flavors.
Dine on the Go: Order your meals to-go & skip the hassle. Click here to get started.

Dewey's (904) 542-3900

Dewey's Food Truck: Dewey’s is cooking up something fun! Coming to a flight line near you very soon.
Fried Fish Special
: The restaurant is serving up a Yuengling battered haddock as the new featured fish. Click here to learn more!
From the Chef: The new chef at Dewey’s is working hard to bring you new specials & some exciting menu changes. Be on the look out!
Recipe of the Month: See the Chef’s take on ratatouille here!
Essential Station Mess: Ration-In-Kind (RIK) eligible Sailors are invited to enjoy hotline services Monday through Friday:
>> Breakfast: 6 - 8 am
>> Lunch: 11 am - 1 pm
>> Dinner: 4 - 6 pm
A la carte options will be available between those times & all day on Saturdays, Sundays & holidays from 8 am - 7 pm.
Dine on the Go: Order your meals to-go & skip the hassle. Click here to get started.

River Cove Community Center (904) 542-3041

As the former Officer’s Club, this facility now hosts recreational activities for all eligible MWR patrons, such as painting & craft classes, story time events, movie nights & large annual events.
Sept Classes: Board Game Night,
NAS Jax Foodies, Homemade Butter Pop-Up

Bingo (904) 542-8449

Taco Twosdays: Starting Sept 5 enjoy 2-for-1 floor sales on green jackpot, yellow jackpot & double action, while enjoying $5 walking tacos.
Sessions: The Bingo Program has moved to River Cove Community Center, located on Mustin Road across from the golf course. Evening sessions are held Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. Morning sessions are held Wednesday & Friday. Weekend sessions are held Sundays. View the price sheet below for details.

Liberty Center (904) 542-1335

Trips & events for E1-E6 single & unaccompanied service members & reservists only.
Sept 8, 22, 29: Board Game Night
Sept 9: Jacksonville Beach Trip
Sept 14: Garden Club Interest Meeting
Sept 16: Bingo
Sept 22: Cummer Museum Trip

Water Activities: Paddleboard every Thursday. Kayak & canoe every Friday.

Jaguars Themed Trivia: Win Tickets!
Ask the staff for a trivia sheet & fill out for a chance to win tickets to the Sept 17 Jags vs. Chiefs game.

New Movie Events: Mondays at noon & Fridays at 4 pm.
Sept 1, 4: No Hard Feelings
Sept 8, 11: The Little Mermaid
Sept 15, 18: Transfomers Rise of the Beast
Sept 22, 25: The Blackening
Sept 29: The Flash

Tickets & Travel Office
(904) 542-3318

Discounted Tickets: Enjoy sales for special events, as well as area attractions, hotel info & cruise booking for military, retired, dependents, DoD civilians & all MWR authorized patrons. For a full list of specials or ticket pricing, please visit the office, located in front of the Navy Exchange. Click here to send an email to the office or click here to see the specials.

Outdoor Equipment Rental (904) 542-2694

A variety of equipment rentals are available for both personal & command functions. Click here to learn more.
Parks & Picnic Areas: Reserve one of the parks or picnic areas for your special events. Click here for more information.

Auto Skills Center
(904) 542-3681

Open Tuesday - Saturday. A large complete auto workshop that features wheel balancing, 22 work bays, tool checkout, paint booth & welding. An ASE Certified Master Mechanic is available regularly & an in-house safety test is mandatory. Call for the Deployed Storage, Autorama Resale Lot & Storage Lot.

Recreational Lodging
(904) 542-3138 / 5898

Stay! Play! Relax! Planning a family vacation? A class reunion or retirement? A weekend getaway? Enjoy your stay at the Heritage Cottages or Manatee Cove RV Park!

Child & Youth Programs
(904) 542-5529

Hourly Care: To participate, stop by to pick up a new packet. You must attend an hourly care parent orientation, even if you were enrolled in prior years.
Before & After School Program: Sign up for the program online at!
Child Care: Sign up for childcare online at!
School Resources: Click here for a list of helpful online resources.

Contract Childcare Now Available!

Open to all military connected families! Click here to sign up & learn more. Navy CYP will assess Total Family Income in order to provide the same subsidized fee as a Navy childcare program.
The Department of the Navy does not endorse any company, sponsor or their products or services.

Movie by the River

On Sept 1 watch "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" on the giant inflatable screen in the field beside River Cove just after sunset. Free popcorn! Blankets & lawn chairs welcome. Don't forget to bring bug spray! Parents must be present. For questions, call (904) 542-3041.

Back to School Bingo

Children ages 3 - 17 are invited to celebrate the start of the new school year on Sept 2 at 11 am with bingo at River Cove Community Center. Doors open at 10 am. The cost is $12 per child player. The price includes one bingo pack, face painting, a balloon artist & a kids meal. Purchase tickets at River Cove. Parents must be present. Limited tickets available. For more info, call (904) 542-8449.

Touch a Truck

Bring the family to River Cove Sept 9 from 10 am - 1 pm to sit in, climb on & take photos with big rigs, fire & rescue trucks & more for free! Enjoy music, inflatables, yard games, popcorn, snow cones, food trucks, a balloon artist & a bubbleologist. For more info, call (904) 542-3041.
Thank you to our event sponsors: VyStar Credit UnionConstellation Furyk & Friends & Tutor Doctor!

Deadlift Competition

Sign up now for the competition on Sept 15. Taking place at the Outdoor Pavilion behind the Fitness Center. The cost is $15 for active duty & $20 for all others. Registered participants receive a tank top, pizza & two beverage tickets. Weigh-ins are from 3 - 4 pm the pre-event meeting starts at 3:45 pm & the competition begins at 4 pm by appointment only. Click here to register! Call (904) 542-3518 for questions.
Thank you to our event sponsor: VyStar Credit Union!


Enjoy a fun day on the shore & out on the St. Johns River. Visit the Mulberry Cove Marina on Sept 16 from 10 am - 2 pm. Free activities include stand up paddle board lessons, on-base kayak & canoe rental, food, music, prizes, antique wooden boats (display & rides), boat inspections, kids casting clinic & competition, lawn games, volleyball, inflatables & more! Call (904) 542-3260 for details.
Thank you to our event sponsors: VyStar Credit Union & Jax Foil!

NAS Jax Pooch Plunge

Let's close the season with one last plunge with man's best friend! Held at the Outdoor Pool on Sept 30 from 10 am - noon. The splash pad & pool will be open to dogs. There will be yard games, dog caricatures & concessions. Dogs must be up to date on shots & friendly with others. Call (904) 542-3041 for questions.
Thank you to our event sponsor: Kanine Social!

Great Navy Campout

Camp out Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 7-8 at the Marina Pavilion. The cost is $50 for tent rental & a camping spot or $25 for a camping spot only. Check- in at 2 pm & then enjoy kid-friendly activities, paddle boarding, kayaking, dinner, campfire, s'mores, a light breakfast, morning yoga & nature walk. Limited spots available, reservations required. Reserve your spot at (904) 542-3041.
Thank you to our event sponsors: T-Mobile & VyStar Credit Union!
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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar now for these future events.
Navy Birthday 5k
Oct 13, noon at Casa Linda Oaks Golf Course
Command Sports Challenge
Oct 16-20, click here to learn more!
Bingo Boo-nanza
Oct. 21, 11 am at River Cove
Trunk or Treat

Oct 26, 5 pm at River Cove
Monster Dash 5k
Oct 27, 11:30 am at the Antenna Farm
Blues, Brews & BBQ
Nov 11, 3 pm at River Cove
Please note upcoming events, dates & times are all subject to change.
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