ACTIVITIES ABOUND

TODAY

• Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Montoursville Cemetery along East Broad Street, according to event organizer Mike Wall. U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Cogan Station, will be speaking along with author Alivia Tagliaferri.

• Rose View Manor skilled nursing facility, 10 a.m. to noon. Older veterans to be joined by college-aged veterans at the banquet room where the veterans will have brunch together, and listen to musical performance with a professional vocal performer to sing and play the piano.

• The Copper Roof Bed and Breakfast in Pennsdale will be hosting a complimentary family-style dinner for all active and retired veterans. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

• The 14th annual Veterans Day Prayer for America service will be held at 7 p.m. with the Fair Play Brass playing at 6:30 p.m. at Jersey Shore Presbyterian Church, 235 S. Main St., Jersey Shore. The event features the honor guard, reading of scripture, prayers, patriotic hymns and special music by the Fair Play Brass, a multi-church choir and others. Army Chaplain Bert Kozen will be present, according to the Rev. Charlie Winkelman.

• Ultimate Express Car Wash on Washington Boulevard and in Danville and Selinsgrove will provide free car washes to veterans and current military service personnel, under the Grace For Vets Free Wash program from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. “This day is not about the car wash operators who are providing the free washes, it’s about honoring and recognizing those that have and are serving and protecting our country,” said Butch Heim, director of marketing and business development.

• The state Department of Transportation will close all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg in observance of Veterans Day.  Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Saturday

• Williamsport Civic Chorus’ 73rd season opens with a “Salute to Veterans,” a tribute to area veterans of the armed forces. The chorus’ salute will feature patriotic songs from many eras, with selections ranging from “In Flanders’ Fields,” a soul-stirring World War I-era ballad, to the moving “God Bless the U.S.A.,” the 1984 hit by country star Lee Greenwood, who visited the Lycoming County Fairgrounds. For the first time in many years, the chorus will present two concerts over the weekend. At 3 p.m., Central Mountain High School in Mill Hall will host area veterans with not only a rousing repertoire, but also a color guard composed of Clinton County active-duty service personnel.

Sunday

• Williamsport Civic Chorus presents a concert at 3 p.m. at the Klump Auditorium at Pennsylvania College of Technology. At that concert, the Veterans Club at the college will present the color guard, featuring participants from Penn College, Lycoming College and Bucknell University. A small reception immediately will follow the Sunday performance. Area veterans of the armed forces may attend for free. Tickets for non-veterans are available at Otto Bookstore on Fourth Street and at Robert M. Sides Family Music Center, on Mulberry Street, or at the door on the day of the show.