In December of 1944, Allied troops repulsed the last, desperate German offensive of World War II in a nearly month-long engagement known as the Battle of the Bulge. The German counteroffensive was launched Dec. 16, and when it ended in January of 1945 effective resistance was essentially crushed. Within three months the war in Europe was ended.
The Northeast Kansas chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge is celebrating this historic battle during the third annual Battle of the Bulge Celebration from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can view artifacts on display and talk to the veterans who fought in this battle. At 11:30 a.m., the veterans will pose for their annual picture followed by lunch. After lunch, veterans will be introduced.
The event will be held at the American Legion Post. Cost is $10 per person. Doors open at 11 a.m. To register or for additional information, call (785) 340-8262. Register online at www.BoBVetsNEKS.com or email Bastogne@BoBVetsNEKS.com.
Here’s a look at other area events.
Autism Community Legislator Forum for parents, families and individuals affected by autism, 7-8:30 p.m. Discuss the autism health insurance bill with local legislators. Community House, 120 N. 4th Street.
Spanish Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m. A bilingual storytime presented by Ms. Marisol from BEBE Language Academy, featuring stories in both Spanish and English and traditional rhymes and songs. Suggested for ages 3 and up; younger children may attend with a caregiver. Public Library Storytime Room.
Yu-Gi-Oh tournament for teens and children K-6, 2-4 p.m. Bring your Yu-Gi-Oh cards, extra cards will be available. Groesbeck Meeting Room, Public Library.
K-State women’s basketball vs. West Virginia, 3 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum.
Martin Luther King Jr. Art and Writing Entries due. For information, visit www.manhattan.lib.ks.us or call Keri Mills at (785) 776-4741.