• Places to Go, Things to Do

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  • The Directorate of Public Works Environmental and Natural Resources will recognize National Public Lands Day from 4:30-7 p.m. today at Sherman Army Airfield. Participants will help plant more than 200 small native flowering plants at the airfield. For more information, contact Neil Bass, DPW natural resources specialist, at 684-8979.
    The Fort Leavenworth Historical Society is hosting crossing the line: desegregating the army of 1944 at 7 p.m. today at the Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce St., with speaker Dr. Thomas Hanson, former chair of the Department of Military History at the Command and General Staff College.
    Thomas A. Gray, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command liaison to the Combined Arms Center and Army University, will discuss The Domain of Space and National Security from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center as part of the Interagency Brown-Bag Lecture Series.
    The General of the Armies John J. Pershing Great War Centennial Series continues with caesar without legions: the german army and the fate of the kaiser at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Stove Factory ballroom, 417 S. 2nd Street, Leavenworth. Dr. Donald Scott Stephenson, of the CGSC Department of Military History, will examine the Kaiser’s decision.
    The Special Troops Battalion noncommissioned officer induction ceremony is at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the Post Theater.
    The Friends of the Frontier Army Museum Haunted Fort Leavenworth Tours are Oct. 26 and 27. Check-in is from 6-6:45 p.m. and tours begin at 7 p.m. from the Old U.S. Disciplinary Barracks. For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.ffam.us.
    Fort Leavenworth’s 54th annual retiree and veteran appreciation day and health fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Lewis and Clark Center. Registration starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 684-5583.
    The Fort Leavenworth Spouses Club holiday bazaar is 5-9 p.m. Nov. 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Frontier Conference Center.
    The Leavenworth County Historical Society’s World War I Armistice Centennial Commemoration is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade. RSVP by Oct. 29 at museum@leavenworthhistory.org or call (913) 682-7759.
    Leisure Travel Services has discounted Chiefs tickets for the Nov. 11 “Salute to Service” game vs. the Arizona Cardinals. Tickets can be purchased at Leisure Travel Services, 310 McPherson Ave. For more information, call 684-2580.
    The 99TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY PARADE is 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 in downtown Leavenworth. For more information, visit http://lvvetsparade.com/.
    The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony honoring Harry S. Truman is at 10 a.m. Nov. 13 at the Lewis and Clark Center.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Saint Barbara Ball is Dec. 15 at the Kansas City Airport Marriot, 775 Brasilia Ave., Kansas City, Mo. Cocktail and social hour starts at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Formore information, contact retired Col. Jim Davis at 684-3149.
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