Community events beginning Feb. 16 Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Feb. 16 thought 18
— Mary Poppins, presented by the Lebanon High School drama team, 7 p.m. daily with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at Cowan Civic Center. Tickets are $6 for adults, and $3 for children age 4 and up.

Feb. 21
— Fort Wood Community Spouses’ Club community outreach grants application deadline. All non-profit organizations or schools are free to apply. For more information email Harriette Gates at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.fwcsc.org.

— Fort Leonard Wood Army Wellness Center Healthy Heart Event, 7 a.m. to noon. There will be classes and tours of the facility. Classes include: Healthy Sleeping Habits, Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Stress Management, Upping Your Metabolism and a HIIT Session. Class size is limited. For more information, call 573.329.1900.

Feb. 22
— Waynesville Career Center Microsoft Office Class. This will be the first of a six-week course introducing the basic features of Microsoft Office and Google Drive. The participant will become familiar with Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and email. The cost is $50. For more information, or to register, call Nichole at 573.842.2500 or visit the career center.

Feb. 25 and 26
— R.K. Gun and Knife Show, at Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 25 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 26.

Feb. 27
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Monday Movie Morning for children, 10 a.m. at the library. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

— Eating Disorders Awareness Week presentation, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel, Room 148. Eating disorders affect 30 million people in the United States at some point in their lives. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week puts a spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders, improving public understanding and encouraging early detection and intervention. This presentation will include personal testimonies. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 28
— Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Black History Month Observance and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pershing Community Center. This year’s event is hosted by the 14th Military Police Brigade. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased from brigade Equal Opportunity advisers or at the installation EO Office. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60601.

March 3
— Fort Wood Community Spouses’ Club “Great Gatsby Night” Annual Basket Auction at Pershing Community Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails. The live auction begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets include a signature drink and appetizers. A cash bar will be available. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— 1st Engineer Brigade Change-of-Responsibility Ceremony,  9 a.m. at Gammon Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremiah Gan will assume responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Holschbach. Awards will be presented before the ceremony at 8:45 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Nutter Field House.

March 7 and 8
— Fort Leonard Wood Transition Summit, Afterburner Military Transition Seminar ­­— Advanced Career Professionals and Spouses, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7. An industry sector briefing for job seekers and military spouses is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 7 at Nutter Field House and a networking event for employers, job seekers and military spouses is scheduled for 5 p.m. March 7 at Pershing Community Center.  A keynote interactive forum, panel discussion and workshops for job seekers and military spouses are scheduled at 9 a.m. March 8 at Abrams Theater and a hiring fair is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 8 at Nutter Field House. For more information on the hiring fair, visit hiringourheroes.org. For more information, contact Alfredia Williams at 573.563.0131, ext. 67070.

March 16 through 19
— The 2017 Special Olympics of Missouri Indoor Games are scheduled March 16 through 19 on Fort Leonard Wood. Volunteers are needed to fill positions such as scorekeepers, timekeepers, awards assistants, referees and more. Most jobs are organized into two shifts, mornings and afternoons. To volunteer or for more information, contact the Installation Volunteer Corps coordinator, Rhonda Hutsell, at 573.596.0131, ext. 64334.

March 18
— Annual West Point Founder’s Day Dinner, 6 p.m. at Pershing Community Center. This event celebrates the 215th anniversary of the United States Military Academy at West Point.  Graduates, former academy instructors, spouses, and friends of the academy are welcome.  The speaker will be Brig. Gen. Diana Holland, the West Point commandant of cadets. Admission is $30 per person. For more information, contact Lt. Col. Andrew Swedberg at 573.563.5286.

April 15
— St. Baldrick’s Shave-a-thon, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Waynesville City Park. This event is to stand in solidarity with children battling cancer. Free and open to the public but registration is encouraged at www.stbaldricks.org/events/mypage/12723/2017. There will be a raffle, auction, face painting and more. For more information, call Rebecca Morrow at 805.200.8279.

April 26
— The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Holocaust Remembrance Day is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers are looking for Holocaust survivors or Family members who would like to speak about their experiences. For more information, contact Sgt. 1st Class San Arreola at 573.596.0131, ext. 67816.



Ongoing
— 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.

— Army Community Service Resilience Training, 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays at ACS. Resilience training is designed to develop critical thinking, knowledge and skills to overcome challenges, mature and bounce back from adversity. Develop the ability to see that:
Challenges are temporary, local and can be changed For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Community Orientation, 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursdays at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. 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.

— 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.
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 first Tuesday of the month at the Saint Robert Municipal Center. The branch’s general membership meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact  Carl Grandberry at 573.336.1272 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— Toastmasters Club 493, 11:35 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, visit www.flwtoastmasters.com.

— 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.

— 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.


— 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.

— 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 ( Thursday, 16 February 2017 )