City of Cambridge to Hold First Servicemembers & Veterans Appreciation Week ‪Nov 6-11‬

Cambridge, MA, October 26, 2017 — The City of Cambridge will hold its first Servicemembers and Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 6-11, 2017. Activities on select days of the week will include, acupuncture, guided meditation, fitness and nutrition tips, health checkups, restorative therapy, social gatherings, food and refreshments.  On Saturday, Nov. 11, a Veterans Day Observance will be held at 11 a.m., at Cambridge Cemetery, followed by a Luncheon at Legion Marsh Post #442, and a Town Hall at the Cambridge Public Library.

Schedule of Events:

Monday, Nov. 6 (2:30-8 p.m.), Veterans’ Life & Recreation Center, (VLRC) 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, (in Department of Veterans’ Services, Cambridge), Buffet & Benefits

The week kicks off with food, refreshments, and a short presentation by fitness and nutrition specialists from Always Strong Fitness. Personalized one-on-one nutrition consultation will also be available.

Tuesday, Nov. 7 (1-4 p.m.), VLRC, 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Art Demonstration & Entertainment

Kenneth Headley, Cambridge veteran and local artist, will offer a demonstration of his wood burning and painting technique. Paul Brymer, Cambridge veteran and local artist, will offer insight into his unique photography techniques. Improv Asylum troop members will be on hand to perform and engage. Join us as we celebrate artistic expression and observe the power of storytelling.

Wednesday, Nov. 8 (1-4 p.m.), VLRC, 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Guided Meditation & Acupuncture

Members from Meditation as Medicine will provide guided mediation sessions for veterans. This group has veterans on staff and are uniquely experienced with navigating individuals with post-traumatic stress (PTS) challenges through the meditation process. Our acupuncturist from Community Acupuncture will be present to apply acupuncture and instruction to veteran attendees.

Thursday, Nov. 9 (1-4 p.m.), VLRC, 51 Inman St., 2nd Floor, Acupuncture & Health Checks
Join our acupuncturist from Community Acupuncture. Flu shots and blood pressure checks will also be available.

Friday, Nov. 10 (2-6 p.m.), Social Meet-up at 730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio, 730 Massachusetts Ave.

Veterans, their dependents, and survivors are invited to gather as a community and can enjoy one free, non-alcoholic beverage and 50% off of appetizers.


Saturday, Nov. 11 (11 a.m. – 4:30p.m.) Veterans’ Day Observance & Town Hall
Veterans Day Observance
(11 a.m.-12 p.m.) Cambridge Cemetery, 76 Coolidge Ave

Luncheon (12-1 p.m.) American Legion Marsh Post #442, 5 Greenough Blvd, Cambridge

Town Hall Reception (1-1:30 p.m.), Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

Town Hall Forum (1:30-4:30 p.m.), Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway

During the Town Hall, veterans will be invited to share their personal stories of combat and service.

All Cambridge Public Libraries will be closed on Nov. 10-11 in honor of Veterans Day. The Main Library will be open to attendees of the Town Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11.

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