The VA’s 41st weeklong National Salute to Veteran Patients began Sunday and ends this Friday.
Following are some of the Manchester VA Medical Center’s events planned for the remainder of this week and into next month. The VAMC is located at 718 Smyth Road.
Today: Anyone can drop off valentines for vets at the Voluntary Services office.
Today: Comedian Jody Sloane will be featured during Valentine’s Day trivia, slotted for 1 to 3 p.m. in the solarium.
Today and Friday, Feb. 15: The VA is assembling emergency preparedness kits for home-bound veterans in home-based primary care. Donations are to be dropped off at the Voluntary Services office. The goal is to assemble 200 kits containing a backpack or duffle bag, battery-powered radio, extra batteries, manual can opener, plastic sheeting, garbage bags, non-perishable food, moist towelette pack, first aid kit, whistle, flashlight, pen and paper, duct tape, thermal blanket, mess kit and filter mask.
Friday, Feb. 15: A talk called “Special Tax Considerations for Disabled Veterans” will take place in the training and education room from 10 to 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: The VA, the VFW Post 1670 of Laconia and ServiceLink are presenting an Information Day for Granite State veterans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the post, 140 Court St. Experts will be on hand to discuss VA eligibility, the eHealth Exchange and My HealtheVet. Vets will need to bring their DD Form 214 discharge document.
Wednesday, Feb. 27: A town hall for veterans will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. at Harbor Homes, 45 High St., Nashua.
Tuesday, March 5: Female veterans of all ages and abilities are welcome to register for the 10th annual Welcome Home Women Veterans Ski Appreciation Day at the New England Healing Sports Association at Mount Sunapee. Participants will be provided with ski or snowboard rentals, instruction and lunch. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis; the registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 22, or until spots are filled. To register, contact Jenny McLaughlin at 774-826-1955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 9: The fifth annual Passion Prom, dubbed Rock ’n’ Roll for House ’n’ Home, will benefit the Manchester VASH program (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing), and will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. The cost is $35 per person. Register at https:// passionprom.eventbrite.com or by calling Anita Wolcott at 606-3221.