Do Something: Veterans Day ceremonies taking place around South Jersey

In Medford, the Medford VFW Post 7677 will host its annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on South Main Street.

There will be many Veterans Day ceremonies taking place across the region this weekend, but those aren’t the only events happening this weekend. Find out what other events are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.

Around South Jersey

  • Veterans Day observances will be held in a number of towns around South Jersey this weekend. Medford VFW Post 7677 will conduct its Veterans Day ceremony at the Medford Township monument on South Main Street beginning at 11 a.m. The ceremony will include a rifle salute. The VFW will also conduct a similar ceremony at its headquarters on Church Road. For more information, visit www.medfordtownship.com.
  • Washington Township’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Board will also be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at All Veterans Park, next to the high school and behind the Washington Township Police Department. A breakfast will be held for veterans at Washington Township High School prior to the ceremony. Veterans who wish to reserve a sport are asked to call Bob Abbott at (856) 227–4792, or contact the mayor’s office at arotella@twp.washington.nj.us.
  • The Katz JCC’s 2017 Bank of America Festival of Arts, Books and Culture will wrap up this weekend. A variety of people will appear at the Lahn Social Hall on Saturday and Sunday, including former America’s Got Talent mentalist and entertainer Oz Pearlman, actor Stephen Tobolowksy and a free community-wide Kristallnacht observance on Sunday morning featuring author Noah Lederman. For the full schedule of events this weekend and to purchase tickets, visit https://katzjcc.org/abcfest.
  • Residents can grab a bunch of books this weekend at the Cherry Hill Public Library. Friends of the Cherry Hill Public Library’s fall book sale will wrap up on Saturday. Library patrons can purchase a bag of books for just $5 on Saturday. The sale will be open during library hours from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the library. Visit www.chplnj.org for more information.

At the Jersey Shore

  • Start the holiday season early on Saturday at the Emlen Physick Estate in Cape May. The estate will host its Christmas tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. Santa Claus and Dr. Physick will be on hand to flip the switch and light the tree. Guests can also enjoy refreshments and a free self-guided tour of the estate from 6 to 8 p.m. The estate is located at 1048 Washington Street in Cape May. For more information, visit www.capemaymac.org.
  • It’s Girls Weekend in Sea Isle City and there will be plenty of opportunities for women to enjoy shopping throughout the town Saturday and Sunday. More than 40 Sea Isle City shops and restaurants will be offering discounts all weekend long. For list of participating Girls Weekend businesses, visit http://www.seaislechamber.com/events/GirlsWeekend.aspx.

In Philadelphia

  • The 41st annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show will take over the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show will feature 195 craft artists from across the United States. This year’s special guest artists from South Korea will also be featured in the show. Tickets are $18 for adults and $5 for children 5 and under. Visit www.pmacraftshow.org for more information.
  • The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia will hold a Veteran’s Day Celebration on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. At the start of the day, there will be a flag ceremony led by the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania. All veterans with a formal ID will receive free admission to the museum plus $2 off admission for up three other guests. There will be numerous activities for guests to participate in throughout the day. Visit www.pleasetouchmuseum.org for a full list of activities.

To see more events taking place in Philadelphia this weekend, visit www.philadelphiaweekly.com.