First State Military Academy will proudly celebrate the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball tonight, Nov. 9, at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in an event open to the public. Tickets are required.

The First State Military Academy will proudly celebrate the 242nd Marine Corps Birthday Ball tonight, Nov. 9 at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino in Dover from 6-10 p.m.

This gathering is a tradition in keeping with the Marines' founding on Nov. 10, 1775 when the Continental Marines were established during the Revolutionary War.

The event is open to the public and all guests are welcome. Tickets are $38 per adult and $33 per student/Cadet.

For more details, visit the FSMA website at www.fsmilitary.org/ or call (302) 223-2150.