The seventh annual Veterans Day Readings of poems and first-person accounts will take place Friday, Nov. 11, at 1:30 p.m. at Dowling Walsh Gallery, 365 Main St.

Kendall Merriam created the event during his stint as the city’s inaugural poet laureate, and current Rockland Poet Laureate Joanna Hynd is among the readers. Anyone is welcome to attend, give a reading on peace or war or just listen. Local musician Vince Gabriel, a Viet Nam vet, will provide live music. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 594-0947.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or