The following is a list of events going on in the Rolla and Phelps County area for Wednesday, May 8, 2013.

The Phelps County University of Missouri Extension office will be closed Wednesday, May 8, in observance of President Harry S Truman’s birthday.

The Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce will hold an educational lunch through its Lunch-n-Learn series about Facebook Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kaprizio Restaurant,  1212 East Highway 72. The lunch speaker will be Kathleen Frazier, of Hutcheson Ford. For more information and to RSVP, call the chamber office at 573-364-3577 or email

The Ishaya Foundation is sponsoring the First Sphere Retreat, a three-night retreat and workshop, at the Ishaya Foundation Retreat Foundation in St. James. People can choose to attend the event May 10-12 or May 17-19. The course fee is $475 and includes accommodations and meals. Registration will closes 48 hours prior to the course date. To register or for more information, call 1-888-474-2921 or email

Card games will be held at the Holloway House Wednesday, May 8 at 10 a.m.

The Capable Kids and Families playgroup will meet Wednesday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to noon at The Community Partnership, 1101 Hauck Drive, Rolla. For more information call Jean or Beth at 573-368-2849 or 1-888-541-4636, or visit or on Facebook.

The Young Parents program will host mentor training, with special guest speaker Tippy Duncan, who will speak about the importance of setting boundaries in relationships Wednesday, May 8, at noon at The Community Partnership, 1101 Hauck Drive, Rolla. Lunch will be served. For more information, contact Marilyn Newkirk or Sammie Goodson by calling 573-368-2849.

The Korean War Veterans Association will conduct its monthly luncheon meeting at the KC Hall on Newman Road Wednesday, May 8, at 11:30 a.m. Speakers from the Fort Leonard Wood Warrior Transition Unit, Ms. Kimberly Huett  and 1st. Sgt. Jose Flores will discuss assistance for wounded warriors.