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Veterans Day events around Alaska this weekend

Friday, Saturday, Nov. 8-9: Military Care Package event at local Harley dealers. Last days to drop off donations.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30 am: Veterans Day run at the Brotherhood Bridge in Juneau, 8K and 1 mile fun run and walk.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9:30 am: Veterans Day Memorial Shoot at the Juneau Gun Club. Standard PITA 300 Target Shoot 100 Singles 100 Handicap 50 Pair Doubles.

Sunday Nov. 10, 6 pm: Elks Lodge, 1003 Pioneer Road, Fairbanks, has a spaghetti and meatball dinner upstairs in the antler room, open to all vets, active duty and family. There will be a guest speaker.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 1-3 pm: Veterans Day dinner at Grace Lutheran Church, 47585 Ciechanski Road, Kenai.

Sunday, Nov. 10, 3 pm: Veterans Day concert, at the Glenn Massay Theater in Wasilla, with the Matanuska-Susitna Orchestra. Free concert. Details.

Monday, Nov. 11, 10:30 am: The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs will have a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Alaska National Guard Armory, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.

Monday, Nov. 11, noon: Ceremony at Glenn Massay Theater honroing Mat-Su Valley resident and World War II POW Walt Fergus.

Monday, Nov. 11, 5 pm: Veterans Day Dinner, Elks Lodge No. 420, 9321 Glacier Highway in Juneau.

Monday, Nov. 11, 9:45 am to 11:45 pm: Veterans Appreciation Event at the Alaska Airlines Center, 3550 Providence Drive, Anchorage.

Monday, Nov. 11, 2 – 6 pm. American Legion Post 28, 7001 Brayton Drive, Anchorage. The grill will be fired up and members will be bringing pot luck. It will be a great day to join in fellowship and remembrance. Donations appreciated.

Monday, Nov. 11, 11 am-12:30 pm: Fairbanks Veterans Day at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center, 813 Noble St., Fairbanks. Live music with the US Army Alaska Arctic Warrior Band. Formal Ceremony. Displays, coffee and cake.

Nov. 20, 6-7:30 pm: Veterans Town Hall at the Anchor Point Senior Center.

Nov. 21, 5-6:30 pm: Veterans Town Hall at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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