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MCCS Spotlight

    1-2-3 Adult Winter Reading Challenge

    1 Jan – 28 Feb 2019

    Kick off the new year right! All adults (ages 18+) are encouraged to join the MCRD San Diego Library’s Winter Reading challenge! Read books in January and February and win prizes! Go to to register. The fun begins January 1, 2019!

    Friday Fit Club

    Fridays (starting 4 Jan 2019); 0900-1000 @ Boathouse & Marina (East Picnic Area)

    Join MCFTB and Semper Fit for a morning of fun with a 40min circuit workout followed by a 20min health and wellness chat! This is a great opportunity to meet new workout buddies and it is kid friendly! All levels of fitness experience are welcome.

    Winter Wonderland Dinner Dance

    Fri, 14 Dec; 1700-1900 @ 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 619-725-6388

    Marketing Yourself for a Second Career

    Wed, 12 Dec; 1330-1600 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    The premier professional seminar for all transitioning military members, veterans, and their spouses.

    Learn more about:

    • Focusing your Search
    • Developing a Transition Plan
    • Optimizing your Brand
    • Networking and Informational Interviews
    • Crafting Effective Resumes and Cover Letters
    • Negotiating Compensation
    • Resources

    For more information or to register: 619-524-1283/0035/8440

    Teen Scene: Living the Dream (ACT II)

    Sat, 15 Dec; 1300-1600 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Join us for "Act II"! Teens (*ages 12-18) will explore different topics in higher education, scholarships, financial literacy and more through interactive activities.

    Register today:

    Brown Bag Lunch Financial Seminar

    Wed, 19 Dec; 1130-1300 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Topic: Tax Planning: How to Reduce your Taxes & Increase Your Refunds
    Light refreshments provided; open to all authorized patrons.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information or to register: 619-524-5728



    Career Workshops

    Thu, 20 Dec @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Resumes and Cover Letter Workshop

    • 0900-1100
    • This workshop covers: How to create Master Resumes, Target Resumes, and Cover Letters

    Interview Skills Workshop

    • 1400-1600
    • Build confidence by preparing for the job interview process, including “rehearsals” for a variety of situational scenarios.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information or to register: or 619-524-0035

    Happiness Advantage

    Thu, 3 Jan; 0900-1200 @ MCCS, Bldg 5E

    This workshop will teach participants how to excel in a world of increasing workloads, stress, and negativity. The Happiness Advantage will show you how to reap the benefits of a happier and more positive mindset to achieve the extraordinary in our work and in our lives. For more information or to register, contact 619-718-3763 or

    School Speak: Session 1 - Resiliency

    Thu, 3 Jan; 0930-1030 @ MFP, Bldg 6E

    Come join us as MCRD School Liaison Program & FOCUS help families learn how to build resiliency through challenging times, share and regulate feelings, and build on family strengths. For more information or to register: 619-524-8104/8032 or email or

    Military Spouse Meet-up

    Tue, 8 Jan; 1000-1100

    Come mingle, meet new spouses or enjoy the company of your fellow MCRD San Diego Spouses. **children-friendly**

    Passport to Volunteering

    Tue, 8 Jan; 1100-1230 @ MCCS, Bldg 5E

    Learn to track your hours on the Presidential Award site. For more information or to register, contact 619-718-3763 or

    4 Lenses

    Wed, 9 Jan @ MCCS, Bldg 5E

    0900-1130: Foundation - Every person you meet or interact with is a unique individual. We all have different values, motivations, opinions, and ways of communicating. In this workshop you will learn more about yourself and your preferences as well as others when it comes to work, parenting, relationships and more.

    1300-1530: Leadership - An obvious strength of successful leaders is being able to connect with the people they lead and serve with. This class focuses on understanding your own personal leadership styles and how to lead your people based on their lenses. Pre-requisite: 4 Lenses – Foundation

    For more information or to register, contact 619-718-3763 or

    MilSpouse Career Connection

    Wed, 9 Jan; 1000-1200 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Ready to enter the workforce but not sure where to start? This workshop is designed to get you quickly connected and on your way to you next employment opportunity! For more information or to register:

    Library T(w)een Time

    Mon, 14 Jan; 1530 @ Depot Library

    Rough Journal (ages 10-17)

    All projects require registration and adult participation/supervision. To register: or 619-524-1849

    Commanding General's Welcome Aboard

    Tue, 15 Jan; 0830-1200 @ PPD, Bldg 14

    Informational brief of programs aboard MCRD, Depot bus tour, followed by Info Expo at the Community Center (Bldg 590). Mandatory for all newly joined AD personnel. Open to all personnel, service members, spouses, family members, and retirees new to MCRD San Diego. For more information or to register: 619-524-5732 or