CLU PRESENTS TWO 9/11 MEMORIAL CONCERTS Cellist Joyce Geeting and pianist Christine DeKlotz will present a 9/11 Memorial Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, in advance of their Sept. 11 performance in Manhattan. They will perform Carol Worthey’s “Elegy,” a work Geeting commissioned as a tribute to those lost in the deadly terrorist attacks. Geeting, an adjunct faculty member at CLU, gave the premiere performance in London in 2003 and has performed the composition in Germany and the United States. CLU faculty member Eric Kinsley will perform a recital of 17th- to 20th-century works for harpsichord and piano dedicated to the victims and survivors of the attacks at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. He selected compositions by Bach, Pachelbel, Chambonnières, Schrader, Haydn and Vivaldi to honor the memory of those who died and to express hope for the future. Cal Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel, 60 W. Olsen Road, #1800, Thousand Oaks.
MILITARY APPRECIATION DINNER 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The Oxnard Chamber of Commerce’s 14th Annual Military Appreciation Dinner will honor 10 enlistees for their excellent service, community involvement and volunteer efforts in the community on Friday, Sept. 9. This year’s dinner holds special significance as the nation remembers 9/11, 10 years later. $50 general admission, $25 active enlisted military personnel. For reservations, call 983-6118, Courtyard Marriott, 600 E. Esplanade Drive, Oxnard.
SEPTEMBER 11TH MEMORIAL CEREMONY 11 a.m.-noon. The public will be invited to pay their respects in remembrance of the firefighters, peace officers, military personnel and civilians who perished in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The 10th Anniversary memorial ceremony is being presented by the Ventura County Emergency Planning Council at the Ventura County Government Center. The ceremony will include the traditional bell ceremony, a flag ceremony, a helicopter flyover, bagpipes and other musical tributes. Parking will be available at no charge. 800 S. Victoria Ave., Ventura.
9/11 REMEMBRANCE AND AMERICAN SOFTBALL BBQ CLASSIC 1-5 p.m. CSU Channel Islands invites students, faculty, staff and the public to attend a memorial ceremony, followed by a barbecue and softball game to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. The afternoon’s events will include a color guard presentation of the flags; playing of the national anthem; recognition of peace officers, firefighters and members of the military; and a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and fallen troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. Potrero Field at CSU Channel Islands.
9/11 TRIBUTE TO LOCAL CANINE FIREFIGHTER SEARCH TEAMS 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Search Dog Foundation Search Teams (including nine of the handlers who deployed to 9/11, and four local teams) will be on hand when the SDF remembers those who perished in the disaster and will pay tribute to the firefighters and their canine partners who continue to risk their lives to save others. We will also commemorate the 27 SDF search dogs who have passed over the Rainbow Bridge after years of service to the country. Search Dog Foundation National Training Center, 6800 Wheeler Canyon Road, Santa Paula.
BY THE SEA WITH THE BUENAVENTURA GALLERY 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Event to honor 9/11 and our community. Art demonstrations and activities. Paint a peace flag and fly it from the lampposts as a gesture of peace. Participating nonprofit groups include Wildlife Experience, Channel Islands National Park, the Turtle Society, Humane Society of Ventura County, Marine Mammal Center, FOOD Share, Cancer Care Thrift Center and Brain Injury Center. 1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura. For more information, call 648-1235.
MEMORIAL WALL 1-7 p.m. To honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11, WAV will have a Memorial Wall in the Theater Gallery. Guests can use the available art supplies to express their feelings or write messages on the wall. 175 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura.
9/11 10th ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE 4 p.m. The city of Camarillo will host a 9/11 10th Anniversary Remembrance at Constitution Park, including tributes, patriotic music and a moment of silence. 601 Carmen Drive. For more information, call 388-5349.
SIMI VALLEY FREEDOM WALK 4:30 p.m. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and MilitaryConnection.com will host their sixth annual Freedom Walk at the Reagan Library on Sept. 11. The event will feature patriotic music; a keynote speech by New York firefighter Lt. John McCole; tributes to the military, law enforcement and firefighters; and a 1.8-mile walk (a shuttle will return walkers to their cars). 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley.