Community events beginning Dec.14
Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Dec. 15 through 17
— Pulaski Fine Arts Association presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. For more information, call 573.774.3050 or visit http://pfaa-tots.webs.com.

Dec. 16
— Coloring Contest, sponsored by the Fort Leonard Wood Thrift Shop is underway. Categories are ages 2 to 8 and 9 to 17. Winners will be announced from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with Santa on hand to pass out candy canes and pose for pictures. For more information, email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Dec. 18
— Bruce C. Clarke Library Polar Express Story Time, 3:30 p.m. Wear pajamas and listen to a book reading followed by the movie. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Dec. 20 and 21
— Route 66 Shootout Pulaski County USA at Waynesville High School. There will be five games in two days. The cost for admission to each day of the shootout is $5 for adults and $4 for students. Athletic passes, senior passes and school IDs will not be  accepted for this special event. Waynesville R-VI employees will need to pay to attend these games as well. For more information, call 573.842.2400.

Dec. 20
— Candy Cane Toss, provided by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Directorate of Emergency Services, 2 p.m. in the housing areas. Santa and friends will visit the Fort Leonard Wood housing areas on fire trucks, tossing candy canes to children. For more information, call 573.596.0148.

Dec. 21

— Bruce C. Clarke Library Creation Lab, 1 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Dec. 20 through 22
— Holiday movies, 1 p.m. daily at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Dec. 22

— The Defense Military Pay Office will be closed noon to 4 p.m. for employee’s annual holiday celebration. For emergencies only on that day, call 317.361.0198 or 317.363.7133.

Dec. 23
— Catholic Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Dec. 24
— Latter Day Saints Service, 8 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic Sunday Mass, 9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Gospel Service, 10 a.m. at Central Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Orthodox Holy Liturgy, 10 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Traditional Protestant Service, 11 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Protestant Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Orthodox Vespers, 6 p.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic Christmas Eve  Vigil, 11 p.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Dec. 25
— Orthodox Orthros, 9 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. Divine Liturgy will follow at 10 a.m. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic Christmas Day Mass, 10 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Dec. 26 through 28
— Holiday movies, 1 p.m. daily at the Bruce C. Clarke Library. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

Dec. 31
— Latter Day Saints Service, 8 a.m. at South Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Catholic New Year’s Eve Mass, 9 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Gospel Service, 10 a.m. at Central Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Traditional Protestant Service, 11 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

— Gospel Watch Night Service, 10 p.m. at Central Iowa Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Jan. 1

— Catholic Mary, Mother of God Service, 10 a.m. at Soldier Memorial Chapel. For more information, contact the Religious Support Office at  573.596.2127.

Worship service cancellations
The following religious services on Fort Leonard Wood will be cancelled during Holiday Block Leave:
— Main Post Chapel: 1st Engineer Brigade (IET), 8 a.m.; Catholic (IET) Mass, 1 p.m.; 14th Military Police Brigade (IET) Service, 11 a.m.; 3rd Chemical Brigade (IDT) Service, 9:30 a.m.; Jewish Study, 9:30 a.m.; Catholic Catechism Training, 2 p.m.
— Soldier Memorial Chapel: Catholic Saturday Mass, 5 p.m. Dec. 30.
— Grant Hall: Collective Protestant 9 a.m.
— North Iowa Chapel: Church of Christ, 8 a.m.; Buddhist, 10 a.m.
— South Iowa Chapel: Liturgical Protestant, 9 a.m.
— Specker Barracks Chapel, Contemporary Service, 11 a.m.

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.

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. 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. 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.

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 ( Wednesday, 13 December 2017 )