Events Veterans Recognition Event and Expo Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. Misericordia University, Insalaco Hall, Dallas Rep. Mike Cabell, Sen. Lisa Baker and I are co-hosting a special recognition program for Luzerne County veterans that begins at 10 a.m. at Lemmond Theater. It will be followed by an expo in Insalaco Hall, featuring more than 30 vendors representing veterans organizations. A light reception will conclude the day. Please call my office to register at 570-283-1001. Each of the below events will take place at Kaufer’s district office located at 161 Main St., Luzerne. Call 570-283-1001 to make an appointment in advance. Small Business Advocacy Program Second Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon From 9 a.m. noon on the second Wednesday of each month, Kristin Sassi, Consultant Manager from the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is available to help individuals interested in starting a small business and consult with existing business owners to grow their business, explore new markets, plan strategically and operate with confidence. Click here to view flyer. Veterans Assistance Hours Second Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brian Stolarski, department service officer with the American Legion, will be available to assist veterans, their spouses, and their dependents with a range of issues including compensation, pensions, death benefits, education and health care, as well as many other veteran related issues. Appointments required. Click here to view flyer. Disability Advocacy Program Fourth Wednesday of the month, from 1-3 p.m. Adults 18 and over living with a disability can receive assistance from the Center for Independent Living (CIL). The center works to improve and enhance the independent living options for people with disabilities, including advocacy, skills training, information and referral, peer counseling, home modifications, attendant care and community integration, in addition to deaf and autism services. Call my office to set-up an appointment. Click here to view flyer.