Community events beginning Jan. 18 Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Jan. 18
— Mad Scientist STEM  Lab, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the  Bruce C. Clarke Library. This event will include science, technology engineering and mathematics projects. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

Jan. 19 and 20
— Lebanon I-44 Speedway Winter Shootout at the  Cowan Civic Center. Jan. 19: Pits open at 1 p.m. Draw  opens at 4 p.m. Hot laps will last between 5 and 7:30 p.m. Drivers meeting at 7:35 p.m. Heat races begin at 8 p.m. Jan. 20: Pit Gate/Draw opens at 10:30 a.m. Drivers meeting at 2 p.m. Practice starts at 2:15 p.m. Heat races begin at 3:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $10, children 5 to 10 tickets are $5. For more information, call 417.532.4642.

Jan. 20
— Vietnam War Veterans “Welcome Home” Commemorative Event, 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 331 in St. Robert. For more information, or to reserve a commemorative lapel pin, contact Don Gerspach at 573.512.1419.

— The Annual Polar Meltdown Chili Cook-Off, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Robert Community Center. Tickets are $5 and kids 4 and under are free.  For more information, contact Waynesville St. Robert Chamber Of Commerce at 573.336.5121, or visit www.wsrchamber.com.

Jan. 21
— Crossroads Fort Leonard Wood, a new contemporary worship service sponsored by the Religious Support Office, begins at 5 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. Volunteers are needed in performing arts  and child care. For more information, contact Chaplain (Capt.) Keith Ferrell at 573.596.2127.

Jan. 22
— Installation Strategic Sustainability Plan General Session, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Danner Hall Auditorium. This is open to all military, civilians, enterprise partners and family members. For more information, contact Brock Lercher  at 573.563.5138.

Jan. 25
— World War I Book Club, 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. The book is “Storm of Steel” by Ernst Junger. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

— Pulaski Young Marines  Orientation Brief, 6 p.m. at Building 708 on the corner of Minnesota and Alabama avenues. The Pulaski “Raiders” are accepting registrations for the next “Recruit Training” session. This briefing is required for parents and children. The Young Marines is a national youth education program for boys and girls, ages 8 through 18. The organization promotes mental, moral, and physical development and focuses on character building, leadership, civic responsibility, support to our veterans, and promoting a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. For more information, contact Steve Nutter, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call/text 573.528.4479.

— Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Martin Luther King Jr. Observance and Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pershing Community Center. Waynesville Mayor Luge Hardman will serve as guest speaker. Tickets are $12 and are available through brigade Equal Opportunity advisors or the Installation Equal Opportunity Office. Organizers are seeking local veterans to help with the ceremony by reading portions of King’s “I Have Dream” speech. For more information on the event or to volunteer to help with the ceremony, call 573.596.0601.

Jan. 31

— Financial Peace University Orientation, 5:15 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel, Room 148. Orientation attendance is required to sign up for the military edition. Another orientation is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. Feb. 7. For more information, contact Cindy Dack at 573.596.0089 or visit www.facebook.com/FPUFLW.

Feb. 1
Book Brigade Club  Meeting, 5:30 p.m. at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

Feb. 2
— USO Spouses Craft Social, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP required. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 5
— USO, What to Expect and Target Special Delivery Baby Shower, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fort Leonard Wood USO. This shower is open to expecting mothers and new (6 months postpartum or less) mothers. For more information, or to register, visit bit.ly/2Ctut4V.

Feb. 7
— Financial Peace University Orientation, 5:15 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel, Room 148. Orientation attendance is required to sign up for the military edition. For more information, contact Cindy Dack at 573.596.0089 or visit www.facebook.com/FPUFLW.

Feb. 10
— 2018 Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance, sponsored by the Armed Services YMCA, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Nutter Field House. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for pictures. Tickets are $20 per person, ages 2 and under free, and are available at the Leisure Travel Office through Feb. 2. For more information, call 573.329.4513.

Feb. 15
— University of Missouri Extension Private Pesticide Applicator Training, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pulaski County Extension Center. For more information, or to register, call 573.774.6177.

— USO Spouses Coffee Connections, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the USO. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Feb. 23
— USO Family Game Night, 5 to 7 p.m. at the USO. For more information, call 573.329.2039 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

March 25 through 29
— 2018 US Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association Reunion in Columbus, Georgia. Mini-class reunions are also being encouraged. There will be a hospitality room with OCS memorabilia and book signings by noted authors like Ralph Peters and other OCS graduates. The reunion will include a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, reception, and formal dinner including the presentation of the Patterson Award. The reunion will be conducted at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Avenue, Columbus, Ga. 31901. For more information, visit www.ocsalumni.org or contact Nancy Ionoff at 813. 917.4309.

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,meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Main Post Chapel, Room 132. Other meetings are at 8 p.m. Mondays ,Thursdays and Saturdays on Hemphill Road, off Highway Y in St. Robert. There is also a women-only meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at this location. All meetings on Fort Leonard Wood and the Saturday St. Robert meeting are open to anyone. St. Robert meetings on Mondays and Thursdays are limited to members only.  For more information, visit www.aadistrict9mo.com or call Jim at 573.336.5891 or David at 573.774.5364.

— 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 ( Thursday, 18 January 2018 )