3 To Do: Veteran’s Day, Kristallnacht and Second Tuesday

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1. Veteran’s Day on Marco Island honors women in the military

‘Women in the Military’ will be the theme of the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Marco Island Veterans Community Park, which will be sponsored by American Legion Post #404.

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Set for 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, the ceremony honoring America’s service men and women will include a special tribute to female veterans, highlighted by a special City of Marco Island Proclamation recognizing their service, as well as a keynote speech by State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo (R-Naples), who represents Collier and Hendry counties, and part of Lee County.

The ceremony will be a blended affair involving the three island military organizations. A large crowd is expected, so please arrive early. Bring lawn chairs, as seating is limited. Veterans Community Park is located at 901 Park Ave, Marco Island.

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2. Kristallnacht: The night the Holocaust began 80 years ago

At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island will remember Kristallnacht. 

Kristallnacht is the night of broken glass – the term given to the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938 – 80 years ago, when the Nazi government sponsored anti-Jewish riots throughout Germany. It represents the glass from the thousands of Jewish synagogues, homes and businesses that were attacked.

The public is welcome. JCMI is located 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. Information: marcojcmi.com.

3. Center for the Arts Second Tuesday

Marco Island Center for the Arts invites the public to the November “By Virtue of Place: FSU MFA Alumni Exhibition.”

Work of Alejandro Simon.

The artwork displayed in Lauritzen & Rush Galleries brings together a diverse group of artists who share a common experience and geography. They each received their Master of Fine Arts Degrees from Florida State University (FSU), an interdisciplinary graduate program with a strong focus on research and practice.  The exhibit will be on display from November 5 -20, Monday – Friday, from 9 am to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday. Information: marcoislandart.org.

The opening reception called Second Tuesday is from 5:30 until 7 p.m., Nov. 13. No reservations are required. There is a suggested $10 donation for non-members.

In La Petite Galerie, Cheryl Sachs, is a former educator and art teacher from Illinois.  Her palette reflects ever changing colors, light and textures and uses the simplicity of children’s art work as a source of joy and inspiration.