Veterans Day ceremony tops Gilbert events through weekend

Gilbert will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony Nov. 7. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gilbert will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony Nov. 7. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Gilbert will commemorate Veterans Day with a ceremony Nov. 7. (Amy Ellsworth/Community Impact Newspaper)

Nov. 7

Honor America's veterans at town ceremony


The town of Gilbert will hold a Veterans Day event for the public Nov. 7 with retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley as the keynote speaker. Talley was the chief of Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command from 2012-16. Patriotic music will start at 11 a.m. with the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. A free lunch with beverages will be served after the ceremonies. Free. Civic Center Campus, 50 E. Civic Center Drive, Gilbert. 480-503-6200. www.gilbertaz.gov

Nov. 7

A little bit of Las Vegas comes to Gilbert


Las Vegas Strip performer Frankie Moreno will bring his musical act to Gilbert. The singer had a residency at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino from 2000-17 and also has headlined at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino and the Stratosphere. 7 p.m. $31-$43. Higley Center for the Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert. 480-279-7194. http://higleycenter.org

Nov. 9

Assist those with special needs


The Suzy Foundation is hosting its first “All Abilities 5K” allowing all participants, regardless of ability, to have fun, exercise, and help make a difference in the community. Proceeds raised will go toward helping individuals with special needs by helping with the cost of assistive equipment not covered by insurance. A 1-mile fun run/walk also will be held. 8 a.m. $15-$35. Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Ave., Gilbert. https://suzyfoundation.org/event/1st-inaugural-all-ability-race

Nov. 9

Take a look at a variety of Mazda Miatas


The Sahuaro Miata Club and Berge Mazda will host their annual all-Miata car show. The event is open to all Miata owners, not just club members, and the cars do not have to be show cars. Car owners should arrive between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. to position their cars. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Berge Mazda, 385 W. Baseline Road, Gilbert. www.sahuaromiataclub.com
By Tom Blodgett
Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent 30 years in journalism in Arizona and is the editor of the Gilbert edition of Community Impact Newspaper. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he now serves as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.


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