Marine Corps Community Services | MCRD San Diego

MCCS Spotlight

    Spring Fling at MCX Mall

    Sat, 8 Apr; 1100-1400 @ MCX Mall

    **FREE EVENT** presented by MCCS San Diego and Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
    Activities: Kids’ Carnival Games, Arts and Crafts, Music and Entertainment, Balloon Artist, Petting Zoo and Bounce House. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny!

    Spring Fling Dinner Dance

    Fri, 14 Apr (1700-1900 Buffet / 1800-2100 Dancing)
    Bay View Restaurant

    Featuring live music from the Cradit Union Band
    $24.95 per person / $10 cover charge for dancing only
    $10 wine corkage fee

    For reservations, call 619-725-6383

    Easter Champagne Brunch

    Sat, 16 Apr; 1000-1300 @ Bay View Restaurant

    Prices – Adults: $28.95 / Seniors and Active Duty: $26.95 / Children (ages 4-11): $15.95
    Stations: Breakfast Favorites, Fresh Fruit and Pastries, Salad, Pasta, Hot Chafing Dishes, Carving Station, and Desserts

    For reservations, call 619-725-6388

    10th Annual EFMP Activity and Resource Fair

    Sat, 29 Apr; 1130-1300 @ MCRD Jerry Coleman Center

    Vendors, food, games, prizes and more! Event open to all military families enrolled in EFMP, reserve, retired, and DOD personnel. For more information or to register: 858-577-4668 or

    Disclaimer: Lunch hosted by, Lincoln Military Housing. A RSVP does not guarantee a meal ticket. Meal tickets handed out on a first come first serve basis at the check in table.

    National Child Abuse Prevention Month Events

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

    Pinwheel Garden Event (Kick-off Event): Tue, 4 Apr; 1000-1100 @ MCX South Lawn
    Pinwheels for Prevention is a national child-abuse prevention campaign that features blue pinwheels as the symbol for child abuse/neglect prevention.

    Behavioral Health In-Service Mandated Reporter Training: Mon, 10 Apr; 0900-1030 @ SACC, Bldg 14
    Professional in-service training for Child Welfare Services and Behavioral Health professionals

    Fun with Feelings: Thu, 13 Apr; 1500-1615 @ MFP, Bldg 6E
    For children ages 5-9. This class will focus on identifying, expressing, and coping with feelings in a fun and supportive environment.

    Raising Competent Confident Children: Tue, 25 Apr; 1300-1430 @ MFP, Bldg 6E
    Topics: Encouraging your Child to Show Respect, Teaching Good Communication/Social Skills, Helping Your Child Develop Positive Self-Esteem and Promoting your Child's Independence.

    Baby Boot Camp: Wed, 26 Apr 2017; 0830-1600 @ MFP, Bldg 6E
    A fun and dynamic class for expectant parents addressing numerous topics about your new baby.

    For more information, call 619-524-0465

    Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM)

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    Clothesline Project
    The Clothesline Project helps educate society and promote awareness, as well as to document violent crimes. Opportunity for victims of assault or their families and friends to express their emotions by decorating a shirt.

    • Tue, 4 Apr; 1100-1200 @ MCX Mall South Lawn
    •  Tue, 11 Apr; 1100-1300 @ Fitness Center Lobby
    • Tue, 18 Apr; 1130-1300 @ Chow Hall Entrance

    Girls on Guard: Wed, 12 Apr; 0900-1100 @ MCCS, Bldg 5E
    Worldwide program created and certified by the Women's Self-Defense Institute. 2-hour class conducted by certified instructors and will cover: The Basic Principles of Girls on Guard and Resisting Real Life Scenarios. Hands-on class appropriate for females ages 13+.

    National Denim Day: Wed, 26 Apr
    Denim Day is a campaign to raise awareness and educate the public about rape and sexual assault.

    For more information, call 619-718-3761/3762

    Journey Through Literature: Teen Edition

    Wed, 29 Mar; 0930-1130 @ MFP, Bldg 6E

    This is a drop-off workshop for students in middle and high school. During the workshop, literary examples will be used to discuss military topics relevant to teens including separations/deployments and communication. Workshops are open to all authorized patrons (active duty, reservists, retirees, DoD personnel and their families). For more information or to register, call 619-524-8032/8104.

    Veteran and MilSpouse Networking and Recruiting Event

    Tue, 11 Apr; 1100-1230 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Are you looking for a job? This event is for you! Network one-on-one with employers seeking military spouse and veteran applicants. Arrive dressed for success with resume in hand for possible on-the spot interviews. Employer panel begins at 11am and followed by networking. Employers scheduled to attend subject to change.

    For more information or to register: 619-524-8640 or

    Girls on Guard

    Wed, 12 Apr; 0900-1100 @ MCCS, Bldg 5E 2nd Deck

    Girls On Guard is a worldwide program created and certified by The Women’s Self-Defense institute. It is a 2-hour class conducted by certified instructors and will cover: The Basic Principles of Girls On Guard and Resisting Real Life Scenarios

    Hands-on class appropriate for females ages 13+. For more information or to register: 619-718-3762

    Volunteer Your Way Into a Career

    Wed, 12 Apr; 1000-1200 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Learn how volunteerism can: turn a volunteer position into a job or career, expand your network, improve resumes, and make a positive impact in a competitive job market. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear success stories from fellow military spouses and receive information on local volunteering opportunities. For more information: 619-524-8640 or Register today at:

    Marine and Family Programs Playgroup

    Wed, 12 Apr; 1000-1100 @ Boathouse and Marina Playground

    Hosted by Exceptional Family Member Program and New Parent Support Program. All ages welcome! Meet, greet, and play! Staff will provide a small group structured play, then free play on the playground. Open to all DOD eligible families (active-duty, retired, reserve, DOD civilian or contractor, and other federal agencies). Pre-registration encouraged, but not required. Inclement weather: playgroup will be in Bldg 6E.

    For more information or to register: Christy Howland at 619-524-0916 or

    USAJobs Workshop

    Thu, 13 Apr; 0900-1100 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    This workshop covers writing an effective resume, navigating the USAJobs website and understanding veteran and spouse preference. For more information or to register: 619-524-0035 or