ST. CHARLES – Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host an afternoon designed for veterans from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 in St. Charles.

This is the inaugural year of the free event that Fine Line hopes will become an annual tradition that brings together veterans, a news release announced.

The afternoon will open with lunch at noon, followed by an opportunity to try something creative. Some spaces are available for painting, chain maille jewelry and bookbinding.

The program has been several years in the making, program director Jodi Younglove said in the release.

“When we first looked at a program for veterans, we needed to answer two questions," she said. "The first was if this would be something of interest to veterans, the second was how to fund the program. We have been fortunate in obtaining a grant from the Fisher Foundation to fund the program this year, so our second question has been answered. For the first question, time will tell. As this is our test year, we really hope for a successful afternoon so we can continue the program.”

The Fine Line community recognizes the value art can have for both the individual and the wider community.

"This is their small way to give thanks to our veterans," event organizers stated.

Veterans interested in attending are asked to reserve a spot by contacting Jodi of Fine Line Creative Arts Center during business hours at 630-584-9443 or by email at jodi@fineline.org. Spaces are limited. Fine Line is at 37W570 Bolcum Road. Visit fineline.org to learn more about all of the center's offerings.