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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Aug. 19
— Fort Leonard Wood Bike Ride, 8 a.m. along Fort Leonard Wood Troop Trail (2, 4, 8, 10 or 12 miles). Cost is $10 per person or $25 per Family. Register at www.rocksinc.org/bikeathon. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— Relay For Life of Pulaski County, noon to 10 p.m. at Shady Dell Park in Richland.  Event starts at noon with the Survivor Lap and survivors will be provided lunch. From 3  to 5 p.m. Girls Adored will be in costume for picture taking. At 7:30 p.m. an auction will be held with donated gift certificates, baskets and more. Food will be available to purchase. This event is open to the community. For more information, call 573.433.0076.

— Flea Fling, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Robert Community Center. For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/events/278846302566141/.

Aug. 21
— Fort Wood Community Spouses’ Club Membership Event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. This organization is open to spouses and surviving spouses of U.S. military, U.S.-sponsored foreign nationals or Department of Defense civilians. Members of the Fort Leonard Wood community who do not possess an ID card can join as an associate member. Dues are $15 at the door and $20 online following the drive. Membership runs through May 2018. For more information, visit www.fwcsc.org.

— Waynesville Career Center English as Second Language Class, 4 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Classes are free. The center is also scheduled to offer Adult Education Literacy Classes from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Classes are free. For more information or to register, contact Nichole at 573.842.2500. Applications are also available at the center.

Aug. 22
— Business 101 Lunch and Learn Series: Money In, Money  Out Class, noon to 1 p.m. at 900 Innovation Drive, Room 403 in Rolla. Class is free and includes lunch. For more information, or to register, call 573.341.7584.

— American Legion Post 331 of St. Robert Monthly Meeting, 6 p.m. at 484 St. Robert Outer Road. The meeting is held the fourth Tuesday of each month. All active-duty personnel, veterans and their spouses are invited. For more information, call 573.336.4653.

Aug. 23
— Vietnam Veterans/1st Infantry Division Welcome Home Ceremony 2017, 3 p.m. at Building 837, Fort Riley, Kansas. Veterans wishing to participate should arrive by 2:30 p.m. The speaker will be Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin. For more information or to RSVP, contact 1st Lt. Stephanie Preekett at 785.240.3866 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 24
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Creation Lab, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

Aug. 25
— 17th Annual Know Your World Reception, hosted by the Fort Leonard Wood International Student Office, 6 to 8 p.m. at Nutter Field House. There will be 70 international military officers from more than 30 countries. For more information, call 573.563.8015.

— The Civilian Personnel Advisory Center will be closed for Employee’s Organization Day. For more information, call 573.596.0280.

Aug. 26

— Hellbender 5k, sponsored by the Fort Leonard Wood Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America in partnership with the SHOW-Me chapter of the United States Army Warrant Officer Association, 8 a.m. at “Carwash Hill.” Preregistration can be conducted online at http://split-secondtiming.com. Cost is $13 for 12 and under; $18 for adults / $15 and $20 respectively on race day registration, which begins at 7 a.m.  There will be six age categories with the top finishers in each age group being recognized. For more information, contact Philip Tackett at  This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aug. 27
— Bruce C. Clarke Library World War I Movie Day, noon at the library. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

Aug. 28
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Monday Movie Morning, 10 a.m. at the library. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

Aug. 29
— Business 101 Lunch and Learn Series: Business Resource Panel, noon to 1 p.m. at Columbia College Auditorium, 550 Blues Lake Parkway in Rolla. Class is free and includes lunch. For more information, or to register, call 573.341.7584.

— Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Women’s Equality Day Observance, hosted by the Noncommissioned Officers Academy, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pershing Community Center. Command Sgt. Maj. Sadie Straughter from the 43rd Adjutant General Battalion will serve as guest speaker and SISAI will provide musical entertainment. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 67816.

Aug. 30

— Financial Peace University — Military Edition Orientation, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. at the main post chapel. Everyone who is authorized to be on post is invited to attend. Childcare will not be provided but it will be available once the course begins. For more information, contact Derek Welborn at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.facebook.com/FPUFLW.

Aug. 31
— Soldier For Life — Transition Assistance Program Hiring and Education Fair, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Nutter Field House. This event is designed to connect transitioning service members, veterans and their  Family members to employers, jobs and networking  opportunities. For more  information, call SFL-TAP at 573.596.0175.

— Bruce C. Clarke World War I Book Club, 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

Sept. 1
— The Defense Military Pay  Office will be closed from  noon to 4 p.m. for Employee’s Organization Day. For emergencies on that day, call 317.361.0198.

Sept. 6
— Financial Peace University — Military Edition Orientation, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. Everyone who is authorized to be on post is invited to attend. Childcare is available and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with  orientation following. For more information, contact Derek Welborn at derek. This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.facebook.com/FPUFLW.

Sept. 8
— Car Safety Seat Inspection, noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Exchange Parking Lot (look for Fort Leonard Wood fire trucks). No appointment necessary. For more information, call the fire department at 573.596.0886.

Sept. 12
— Waynesville Career Center Microsoft Office Course, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. This 8-week course introduces the basic features of Microsoft Office and Google Drive. it also helps develop familiarity with Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and email. For more information or to register, contact Nichole at 573.842.2500.

— Waynesville Career Center Certified Nursing Assistant Classes begin Sept. 12. Classes are 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $675. The deadline to apply is Sept. 1. For more information or to register, contact Nichole at 573.842.2500.

Sept. 16
— Fort Leonard Wood Bike Ride, 8 a.m. along Fort Leonard Wood Troop Trail (2, 4, 8 10 or 12 miles). Cost is $10 per person or $25 per Family. Register at www.rocksinc.org/bikeathon. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sept. 18
— Waynesville Career Center CPR Course, 4 to 9 p.m. Certification is through the American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and Basic First Aid Program. Cost is $45. For more information or to register, contact Nichole at 573.842.2500. Applications are also available at the center.

— Waynesville Career Center Cosmetology Classes begin Sept. 18. Classes will be from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost is $6,800 with financial aid available. Part-time evening course option is available for the first time this year. Participants will complete the course in approximately 84 weeks. For more information or to register, contact Nichole at 573.842.2500.

Sept. 19

— United States Army Engineer School Assumption of Commandancy Ceremony, 9 a.m. at the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at Lincoln Hall Auditorium. Brig. Gen. Robert Whittle Jr. will assume command. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Oct. 16
— Waynesville Career Center CPR Course, 4 to 9 p.m. Certification is through the American Heart Association Heart Saver CPR and Basic First Aid Program. Cost is $45. For more information or to register, contact Nichole at 573.842.2500. Applications are alwo available at the center.

Ongoing
— Community Orientation, 8 a.m. to noon Thursdays at Building 470, Room 2224. This program is part of a seven-day cycle for in-processing Soldiers called Arrive Strong. Spouses are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60136.

Fort Leonard Wood Lions Club, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Building 821, Colorado Avenue. For more information, call Harold Burleson at 573.528.1767, or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.lionsclubs.org.

— Pulaski County Branch NAACP, 7 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Waynesville Medical Plaza in the conference room.  The branch’s general membership meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact Donnita Patterson-Brown at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 573.842.8677.

— Toastmasters Club 493, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, in the Truman Education Center, Room 13. The club is designed for those seeking to improve their speaking skills. For more information, call 816.368.1269 or visit www.facebook.com/TMIClub493FortLeonardWoodMO.


— Alcoholics Anonymous, Rule 62 Group, noon to 1 p.m.  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Main Post Chapel, Room 132. For more information, call Barry at 417.234.1023 or 573.586.7054. The AA Big Book Meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the same facility. There is also an  8 p.m. meeting Mondays,  Wednesdays and Saturdays on  Hemphill Road in St. Robert. For more information on the St. Robert meeting, call Jim at 573.433.5380 or Patrick at 573.201.8188.

— Marine Corps League, Detachment 1195, 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Laquey Veterans of Foreign Wars. For more information, contact Martin Tootle at 573.528.7244.

— The Rocks Inc. Fort Leonard Wood Harry S. Truman Chapter, 5 to 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at the Bruce C. Clarke Library Community Room. All active, reserve retired officers and Department of Defense civilians, regardless of gender, ethnicity or background, are welcome to share in a professional mentorship and networking experience. For more information, call Maj. Adrien Humphreys at 573.596.0131, ext. 62400.

— Fort Leonard Wood Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Sergeant Morales Chapter, 11:45 a.m. the first Tuesday  and third Thursday of each month. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— Sisters in Arms Lean in Circle, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. every second Tuesday of the month at Starbucks. This group welcomes all services, ages, ranks, genders, civilians and service members. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Christine Faria-Berrios at 573.596.0131, ext. 61996.

— Army Community Service  Play Morning, 10 to 11 a.m.  in the gym at Pippin Youth Center. Children between the ages of newborn and 5 years are eligible. Parents and children interact with each other as well as other children and their parents. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Army Community Service Bright Start Play Group, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays. Children between the ages of newborn and 3 years are eligible. The children will take part in hands-on activities and interact with other children. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Army Community Service Music Group for Children with Autism, 5:30 p.m. Mondays at ACS. This program is for children and parents to learn social  and communication skills through music. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3176 and Auxiliary Monthly meetings, 6 p.m. for auxiliary members and 7 p.m. for post members the third Monday of the month. The VFW post is located at 17305 Superior Rd. in St. Robert and is open to the public. The organization also hosts breakfast from  8 to 10 a.m. Saturdays and bingo at 2 p.m. Sundays. The kitchen is open during bingo and doors open at noon. For more information, call 573.336.3176 or visit VFW Ozark Memorial Post 3176 on Facebook.
Boy Scout Troop 149, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Military Police Training Facility at the corner of Buckeye and Alabama avenues. Boy Scouts is for boys ages 11 to 18 seeking adventure, fun, leadership and outdoor experience. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit  the Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/ FLWTroop149.

— Cub Scout Troop 149, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Main Post Chapel. Cub Scouts is for boys ages 6 to 10. For more information, look for Cub Scout Pack 149 on Facebook.

— Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter MO 0223, 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Army Community Service, Building 486, Room 138. TOPS is a nonprofit weight-loss-support group that has weekly weigh-ins followed by a program. For more information, contact Louisa Runnalls at 573.336.5312.

— Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3168, and its ladies’ auxiliary, 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of the month at the post home in Laquey. For information, call 573.765.3168.

— The American Legion Riders,  6 p.m. the first Thursday of  the month at the American Legion Hall in St. Robert.  For more information, call Don Gerspach at 573.512.1419.

— Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Fort Leonard Wood Area Chapter 4-11 Vets Helping Vets, 2 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at VFW Post 3168 in Laquey. For more information, call Ray (Goat) Fuller at 573.842.5248.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 August 2017 )