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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Veterans Day celebrations and events to be held across Kenosha County

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A host of events will be held across Kenosha County on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, and the days that precede and follow it. This list was compiled by the Kenosha County Division of Veterans Services:

What: Kenosha County Homeless Veterans Stand Down and Veterans Celebration

When: Nov. 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Kenosha. Guests are asked to use Entrance D, located on the southeast side of the building.

Note: Open to all active-duty members, veterans, family members, friends and invited guests.

Please contact Ali Nelson at Ali.Nelson@kenoshacounty.org or call 262-605-6690 to RSVP.


What: “A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro: A powerful show based on the true stories of women deployed in the Vietnam War

When: Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18; Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Where: Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., Kenosha

Note: Tickets are complimentary for any veteran or active-duty service member. Admission for others is $10 or $13


What: Village of Pleasant Prairie Veterans Day Ceremony

When: Nov. 5, 1:30 p.m.

Where: Pleasant Prairie Veterans Memorial in Prairie Springs Park, 9900 Terwall Terrace, Pleasant Prairie

Note: Following the ceremony, lunch will be served in the Donald Wruck Beach Pavillion.


What: Christian Life School Veterans Day Program

When: Nov. 8, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Where: Journey Church Auditorium, 10700 75th St., Kenosha

Note: For more details about the program, please contact Mary-Kay at 262-694-3900.

 

What: Salem Consolidated Grade School Veterans Day Program

When: Nov. 10, 2:15 p.m.

Where: 8828 Antioch Road, Salem

Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. For more information, please contact Virginia Vinson at 262-843-2356, ext. 125.

 

What: Jeffery Elementary School Veterans Day Celebration and Reception

When: Nov. 9, 9 a.m.

Where: 4011 87th St., Kenosha

Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. For more details and to RSVP, please contact Mindy Duford at 262-515-3324.


What: McKinley Elementary School Veterans Day Celebration

When: Nov. 10, 8 a.m.

Where: 5520 32nd Ave, Kenosha

Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans. For more information, please contact the school at 262-359-6002.


What: Central High School Veterans Day Celebration and Reception

When: Nov. 10, 1 p.m.

Where: 24617 75th St., Paddock Lake

Note: The school would like to extend the invitation to all veterans; please RSVP by Nov. 3. For more details or to RSVP, please contact Nancy Switalia at 262-843-2321, ext.382.

 

What: American Legion Post 21 Veterans Day Celebration

When: Nov. 11, 11 a.m.

Where: 504 58th St., Kenosha

Note: For more details and to RSVP, please contact Tom (Woody) Visintainer at 262-620-5646.


What: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1865 Veterans Day activities

When: Nov. 11; Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m., VFW initiation and presentation of the Cross of Malta to new members at 11:15 a.m., POW-MIA ceremony at 11:30 a.m., beef stew lunch at noon and flag retirement ceremony at 2 p.m.

Where: 6618 39th Ave., Kenosha

Note: For more details about the program, please contact Dennis Eis at 760-587-6442.


What: Navy Club Ship 40 Veterans Day Service

When: Nov. 11, 5 p.m.

Where: Navy Park, located at the corner of 54th Street and Sixth Avenue in Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Steve Tindall at 262-914-0328.


What: Kenosha Area Vietnam Veterans Veterans Day Celebration

When: Nov. 11, noon

Where: Library Park, 711 59th Place, Kenosha

Note: For more details, please contact Richard Bowker at 262-694-1129


What: Civil War Museum Veterans Day Dedication and Recognition Ceremony

When: Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

Where: On the Veterans Terrace located at 5400 First Ave., Kenosha

Note: For more information, please call the Civil War Museum at 262-653-4141.


What: “All About the Art” Veterans Art Show

When: Nov. 11, 5-9 p.m.

Where: Pollard Gallery, 518 56th St., Kenosha

Note: Exhibition featuring the artistry of local veterans opens for public viewing Nov. 1. For more information, please contact Judy at 262-654-9030 or Bud at 262-359-9179.


What: Kenosha Public Museum Veterans Day Recognition

When: Nov. 15, 1 p.m.

Where: 5500 First Ave., Kenosha

Note: For more information, please call the Kenosha Public Museum at 262-653-4140.


What: Welcome Home Celebration

When: Nov. 18, 3-7 p.m.

Where: Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., Kenosha

Note: Local musicians, authors and artists will share their talents in this free community event. Representatives from several veterans’ organizations will be on hand to answer questions and help to support veterans. The event will conclude with the final performance of “A Piece of My Heart.”

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