Community events beginning June 22
Thursday, 12 January 2017
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June 22
— The Directorate of Human Resources will be closed from noon to 4:30 p.m. for mandatory training. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60132.

— Bruce C. Clarke Library Summer  Reading Movie, 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

June 23
— Defense Military Pay Office, closed from noon to 4 p.m. for employee’s off-site team building. For emergencies only on that day, call 317.361.0198.

— Single Service Member Day, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lake of the Ozarks Recreation Area. This event is free and open to all permanent party single service members. A bus will depart Davidson Fitness Center at 9 a.m. For more information, call 573.563.5322 or visit the BOSS Facebook page.

June 25
— Bruce C. Clarke Library  World War I Movie, noon. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

June 26

— Bruce C. Clarke Library Monday Movie Morning, 10 a.m. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

— Bruce C. Clarke Library World War I Movie, 2 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

June 29
— C. Clarke Library World War I Book Club, 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

— Bruce C. Clarke Library LEGO Design Lab, 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 573.563.4113.

June 30
— Farmers’ Market at Fort Leonard Wood, 3 to 6 p.m. beside the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary. For more information, visit www.flwfarmersmarket.com.

— NFL Play 60, 11 a.m. at Gerlach Field. This campaign encourages youth to be active for 60 minutes daily. Children can visit the Kansas City Chiefs players, cheerleaders, alumni, and the KC Wolf. This event is geared toward youth ages 7 to 14, and open to all Fort Leonard Wood children. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 66913.

July 1
— Red, White and Blue Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. at Piney Valley Golf Course. Cost is $30 for advance green fees and $40 for others. Cost includes green fees, cart and a barbecue lunch. Open to the public, ages 13 and above. For more information, call 573.329.4770.

July 4

— These Colors Don’t Run 5k,  8 a.m. at Davidson Fitness Center. Cost is $15 for advanced registration and $20 the day of the event. Register at DFC  or online by June 27. Day of registration begins at 7 a.m. and closes at 7:50 a.m. at DFC. Early T-shirt pickup will be from 2 to 5 p.m. July 3 at DFC. This event is open to the public. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 64359.

— Fort Leonard Wood Independence Day Celebration begins at 3 p.m. at Gammon Field. This free event includes games, activities, Salute to the Union and live entertainment by country singer-songwriter Kelleigh Bannen. The event will conclude with the area’s largest firework display. Concessions will be available for purchase. Event is festival seating. Please bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For the safety and security of our Service Members and Families, there are no coolers, pets, or fireworks allowed on the venue. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 66913.

July 8
— Viva Las Vegas, 6 to 10 p.m. at Cowan Civic Center in Lebanon. There will be gaming, tournaments, music, a basket raffle, silent auction and a special appearance by “Elvis.” This event is sponsored by COPE. For more information, call 417.533.5201.

 — Legal Assistance Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Building 316. These Saturday services, held monthly, will add to OSJA’s legal assistance practice, and enable Soldiers, dependents and retirees who may be busy during the week, the convenient option of a weekend appointment. Active-duty Soldiers and their dependents, retirees receiving retirement or disability pay and their survivors, as well as Army Reserve Soldiers are eligible for services. National Guard members on active-duty orders are also eligible.    Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended and available by calling 573.596.0131, ext. 60629.

July 10
— Scream Free Parenting Session 4 begins, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Army Community Service, Building 486. Interested participants must register at least one week prior to session. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

— Bundles of Joy, 2 to 4 p.m. at Army Community Service, Building, 486, Classroom A. This free, 6-week class for expecting parents includes topics such as bonding, swaddling, shaken baby syndrome,  and more. Participants interested in this class must register at least two days prior  to session. For more information, call 573.596.0131, ext. 60212.

July 10 through 15
— Laclede County Fair at Cowan Civic Center fairgrounds in Lebanon. There will be carnival rides, games, food, Family exhibits, truck and tractor pulls, a 4-wheeler rodeo and more. For more information, call 417.718.2774.

July 14
— Farmers’ Market at Fort Leonard Wood, 3 to 6 p.m. beside the Fort Leonard Wood Commissary. For more information, visit www.flwfarmersmarket.com.

July 24 through 28
— Vacation Bible School, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Main Post Chapel. Classes will be available for children age 3 and up along with adults. A nursery will be provided for those under age 3. To volunteer, visit Cindy Dack at the Main Post Chapel. To register or for more information, go to  vbspro.events/p/vbs2017ftleonardwood or call Dack at 573.596.0131, ext. 60089.

July 28 and 29
— 3rd Annual Fort McClellan Military Police Reunion, For more information, contact Gail White at 256.225.1721 or 256.236.5201 or Mike Vance at 217.851.2437. Details are also posted on the Fort McClellan Military Police Company Facebook page.  

July 30
— 111th Fort McClellan Alabama Military Police Company/Provost Marshall Office/ 701st Military Police Battalion Reunion, 6 p.m. at Cane Creek Bar and Grille, 2247 Galloway Gate Road, Anniston, Alabama. For more information, contact Gail White at 256.225.1721 or 256.236.5201 or Mike Vance at 217.851.2437. Details are also posted on the Fort McClellan Military Police Company Facebook page.  

July 27, 28 or 31
— Waynesville R-VI School District Preschool Screenings, for children ages 3 and 4 who live in the district, will be at Williams Early Childhood Center. To schedule a screening appointment, call 573.842.2650.

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 573.596.0131, ext. 60175.

 
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, 22 June 2017 )