Community events beginning March 30
Thursday, 12 January 2017
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March 30
— Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Women’s History Month Observance, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pershing Community Center. For more information, call 573.563.0131, ext. 60601.

— Seventh Annual Banquet For Life, hosted by the Free Women’s Center of Pulaski County, at the ARK Community and Sports Center. For more information, or to register, visit www.supportmyfwc.com or call 573.774.4992.

March 31
— Month of the Military Child Mad Hatter Parade and Balloon Launch, 4 p.m. in front of the Child Development Center, Building 615. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60196.

— Pop-up Boutique in conjunction with Relay for Life of Pulaski County, 6 to 9 p.m. at Hampton Inn in St. Robert. For more information, contact Leah Helms at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 573.765.3040.

— Catholic Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. A meatless potluck will follow in Building 590. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

March 31 and April 1
— “Transformed: A Women’s Retreat,” hosted by the Protestant Women of the Chapel, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be a guest speaker and breakout sessions. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased during PWOC. For more information or to RSVP, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

April 1
— Annual Community Fun Fair,  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Child Development Center and School Age Services.  This event will promote Family wellness, child development, parenting skills and more in a festive atmosphere. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.  For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60238.

April 6
— Army Community Service Open House, 1 to 3 p.m. at ACS, Building 486. This event will provide information and subject-matter experts from the American Red Cross, Army Substance Abuse Program, Army Volunteer Corps, financial readiness and more. For more information, call 573.596.0131,ext. 60212.

— Bruce C. Clarke Library World War I Book Club, noon and 5 p.m. at the library. For more information, call 573.563.4113 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— Waynesville R-VI School District k-5 Realignment Information Session, 5 p.m. at Freedom Elementary. This meeting  will provide information  about the realignment of Freedom and East elementary schools.

April 7
— Catholic Stations of the Cross, 5:30 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. A meatless potluck will follow in Building 590. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

April 8
— Seven Habits of a 24/7 Dad Class, sponsored by Army Community Service, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ACS, Building 486, in Classroom A. Register at least two days in advance. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. at Gammon Field. The venue will open at 9 a.m. This free event will include an egg hunt for children ages 0 to 12 and a visit from the Easter Bunny. In case of rain, the event will be held April 15. No pets are allowed and no strollers in the egg hunt areas. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 66913.

— St. Robert Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m. at the St. Robert Golf Course. Ages 0 to 12 welcome. For more information, call 573.451.2625.

— Great Outdoors Day, starting at 8 a.m. at the Laclede Baptist Association Camp in Stoutland. This free event will feature Real Encounter Xtreme cyclists Joe West at 10 a.m. and Brad Bennett at 3 p.m. There will be lunch, laser tag, games, carnival snacks and prizes with music provided by the Salvation and Truelove quartets. Take Stoutland Exit 140 to T Highway and follow the signs. For more information, contact Tony Flores at 417.288.5114.

April 9
— Catholic Palm Sunday Mass,  9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

April 12
— PT In the Woods, 6:30 a.m. at Gerlach Track. This is a 30-minute aerobic workout for service members and their children ages 3 to 18. Each participant will receive a T-shirt and breakfast. Service members will be awarded with a “Get Out of PT Session” pass with commander’s approval. This event is free and open to all branches of service. In the case of inclement weather, the location will be Davidson Fitness Center. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60209.

April 13
— Bruce C. Clarke Library National Library Week On-Demand Story Time, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the library. Pick from a selection of stories to read at your convenience. This event is open to the public of all ages. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

— Christian Seder Meal and Maundy Thursday Service, 5:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

— Bruce C. Clarke Library World War I Movie Night, 6 p.m. in the library community room. For more information, call 573.563.4113 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

— Catholic Holy Thursday Mass, 6 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

April 14
— Catholic Live Stations of the Cross, illustrated by the Catholic Youth Group, 2 p.m. beginning at Building 590 and proceeding to Solider Memorial Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

— Catholic Good Friday Liturgy with communion, 3 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

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.

— Protestant Resurrection Fest, 10 a.m. to noon at the Main Post Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

— Catholic Holy Saturday Easter Vigil, 8 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

April 16
— Easter Sunrise Service, 6:30 a.m. at the Main Post Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

— Catholic Easter Mass, 9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, call the Religious Support Office at 573.596.0131, ext. 62127.

April 17
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Creation Lab, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library. Participants will have a choice between two activities or have the opportunity to construct a project using their imagination. This is free and open to the public. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

April 18
— Exchange Meet the Manager event, noon to 1 p.m. at the main Exchange. This event will give community members the opportunity to provide comments, questions and concerns to David Swenson, general manager. For more information, call 573.329.2200.

April 20
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Teen Movie Night, 6 p.m. in the Clarke Community Room. For more information, call 573.563.5857.

— Laclede County Hometown Heroes Breakfast, 7 a.m. at Lebanon’s Cowan Civic Center. This event will celebrate five local heroes. Tickets are $10 and are available at the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 417.532.8868.

April 21
— Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Drive-In Movie, 8 p.m. at the Baker Theater Auxiliary Lot. Tune your radio in to hear the movie from the speakers in your car. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase by the Fort Leonard Wood BOSS Program. The featured movie is “The BFG” (rated PG) and is free and open to the public. For more information call 573.596.0131, ext. 66913.

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.

April 29
— Company B, 58th Transportation Battalion 5k Run and Walk, 8 to 11 a.m. at Davidson Fitness Center. Entry fee is $5. For more information, contact 2nd Lt. Kevin Galloway at 573.596.0131, ext. 66084.

— Faith Lutheran Church Community Yard Sale, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church in St. Robert. In case of inclement weather, the event will be May 6. Tables are $15 and vendors are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Helen Livingston at 573.336.3525.

May 5
— Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce Leadercast 2017 at Lifepoint Church in Lebanon Reservations are $40 per person and  includes a handbook, light breakfast, refreshments, and a boxed lunch. Day of event cost is $50. Make your reservations by calling 417.588.3256 or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ongoing
— 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.
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, 11:35 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.

— 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 ( Thursday, 30 March 2017 )