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Vets honored at local events

Nov. 9, 2011

Veterans Day is a day to remember the sacrifices brave men and women have made in service to their country. Several commemorations are planned locally, including this sampling of events:

Delafield

Church salutes vets

Veterans in Christ the King Lutheran Church congregation will be honored at the 8:15 and 10 a.m. services Sunday, Nov. 13, at the church, 1600 N. Genesee St., Delafield. For information or to register a veteran, call Donna Finch, (262) 646-3245.

SJNMA plans pageant

A Salute to Veterans and Flag Pageant begins at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Farrand Hall Gymnasium at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy, 1101 Genesee St. All are welcome. Veterans are asked to RSVP to the SJNMA alumni office, (262) 646-7220 or send an email to akopaczewski@sjnma.org.

Okauchee

Ceremonies planned

The Oconomowoc Area Veterans Committee will host its annual Veterans Day ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at the Okauchee American Legion Auxiliary; doors open at 3, music begins at 6; no charge. This is open to all veterans and the community.

Hartland

Legion sounds bells

A bell will be sounded as the name of each area veteran who has died in the past 12 months is read as part of Hartland's annual Veterans Day program at 10:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in front of the American Legion Post's clubhouse, 231 Goodwin Ave. The public is invited.

 

Fundraiser to benefit vets

Arrowhead High School will host its fourth annual veterans' benefit at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Arrowhead North Campus Theater, 800 North Ave., Hartland. Cost: adults $10, students $5, veterans free.

The event raises funds for Guitars for Vets and Dryhootch. The programs serve the needs of veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

NSMS plans program

An assembly to honor veterans is at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at North Shore Middle School, 800 E. North Shore Drive. A wall of heroes is also being created. All Lake Country veterans and family members are invited. Those with special seating needs should contact Michele Davis at (262) 369-6746 or mdavis@hartlake.org.

Symbols of America program

Fifth-grade students at Swallow School, W299 N5614 Highway E, will present "Symbols of America" at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, to honor the country's heroes and to develop an appreciation for their sacrifices.

For special accommodations, call (262) 367-2000 Ext. 103.

Nashotah

LCCA honors veterans

Lake Country Christian Academy (LCCA) will have a chapel honoring vets at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the school, W329 N4476 Lakeland Drive. All veterans and residents from the area are invited; enter through the main entrance at the rear of the school.

Veterans from American Legion Post 91, Oconomowoc, will conduct a flag ceremony.

North Lake

Have brunch with vets

North Lake School, N75 W31283 Highway V V, is planning a Veterans Day celebration for Thursday, Nov. 10. A welcome brunch will be served at 9 a.m. in the school commons. A program will follow at 10 in the school gym. The school is handicapped accessible. Call Pete Hirt at (262) 966-2033 for more information.

Pewaukee

Dads in the military

The Perinatal Foundation hosts Fathers Matter: Dads in the Military from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road. The event aims to highlight the role of military fathers, the challenges they face and ways the community can support them.

The $40 cost includes dinner. To register, visit www.perinatalweb.org/n-pay/foundationpresents_paypal.asp.

A salute to those who served

Waukesha County Technical College, 800 Main St., is planning a day to honor past, present and future service members and their families from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11.

A military benefits and education fair will follow the ceremony.

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Weekend Happenings

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Spring Seedling Sale & Greenhouse Open House: 10 a.m. May 23, NuGenesis Farm, N68 W33208 County Road K, Oconomowoc. A variety of organic veggie and herb seedlings to plant in your home or community garden this spring will be for sale. All plant sale profits will benefit the Giving Garden initiative.

Memorial Honor Celebration: 8 a.m. May 23, Wisconsin Harley-Davidson, 1280 Blue Ribbon Drive, Oconomowoc. Daylong event begins with reveille and breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by color guard and the national anthem. The event also includes military and veterans organizations, interactive displays and vehicles, food and beverages and entertainment. Evening showing of “Honor Flight: One Last Mission.” on a big, outdoor screen.

"Small Space Container Gardens" Seminar: 11 a.m. May 23, Ebert’s Greenhouse Village, W1795 Fox Road, Ixonia. Free educational seminar by gardening expert Melinda Myers. Melinda, who will also be available to answer gardening questions. Enter to win a $500 Ebert’s shopping spree with Melinda.

Tyke Hike: 10 a.m. May 23, Lapham Peak State Park, W329 N846, Delafield. Children and their families will hike with a guide and a representative of the Delafield Library will share books, songs and a craft to enhance the experience. Meet at the Lapham Peak Tower. State park sticker is required.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

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