Tuesday, September 10, 2002

List of local 9-11 events

Services, exhibits among remembrances

        Throughout the Tristate, bells will toll, taps will sound, and fire horns and sirens will wail on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Here are some of the events; all are open to the public, and most are free.


        Cincinnati City Council asks everyone to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, then asks places of worship and other buildings with bells to begin tolling those bells.

        At 10:05 a.m. Wednesday, local firefighters will pull their trucks out in front of their stations, stand at attention and sound the air horns. At the Firefighters Memorial at Sixth Street and Central Avenue, a 30-minute ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

        “A Concert of Remembrance” will take place at noon Wednesday on Fountain Square. The hour-long program, sponsored by WGUC-FM (90.9), will feature performances by Cincinnati firefighter John Winfrey, the Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship Choir, Drums for Peace and the School for Creative and Performing Arts.

        “One Voice, A Celebration of America” will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday on Fountain Square, sponsored by the Lomax Band. Musicians will perform a program of jazz and rhythm and blues in honor of firefighters, police, the Red Cross and Cincinnati.

        The Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 W. Court St., will offer free admission through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Information: 621-5553.

        At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, hundreds of area firefighters, a fire engine and a riderless horse will march from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center to Fountain Square for an 8:15 p.m. ceremony and candlelight vigil.

        The Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau will distribute ribbons Wednesday at the Visitors Center at Fifth Third Center on Fountain Square.

        A reflective program is 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Reading Garden Lounge at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 800 Vine St.

        “The Longest Day: Ohio Journalists at Ground Zero,” an exhibit of on-the-scene coverage sponsored by the library in cooperation with the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists, will be on display Wednesday through Sept. 30 at the Main Library, 800 Vine St. Also at the library through

        September, Posters 4 Peace will feature selections from more than 700 posters created by people of all ages to express feelings related to the terrorist attacks and the April 2001 riots in Cincinnati.

        Evanston: Xavier University students, faculty, staff and neighbors are invited to a community conversation at 7:30 p.m. today in the Gallagher Student Center theater. A silent candlelight procession begins at 9 p.m. At 4 p.m. Wednesday, an interfaith prayer service will be held in Bellarmine Chapel. Information: 745-3567.

        Mount Auburn: The community is asked to stop by the William Howard Taft National Historical Site at 2038 Auburn Ave. and pick up an American flag to carry while watching a memorial procession of police, fire and rescue personnel along Auburn Avenue at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

        Mount Lookout: A memorial service will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the flag pole island in Mount Lookout Square.

        Mount Washington: The “Prayer before the Cross in Commemoration of the Tragic Events of September 11” will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Chapel of St. Gregory the Great at the Athenaeum of Ohio, 6616 Beechmont Ave. Information: 233-6130.

        Queensgate: All three museums at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave., will offer free admission Wednesday. A one-hour ceremony at the center begins at 10 a.m.

        University Heights: An “All-Night Vigil” will take place at the University of Cincinnati's Hillel Jewish Student Center, 3101 Clifton Ave., beginning at 11 p.m. today. Information: Rabbi Abie Ingber, 576-1312.

        The University of Cincinnati Campus Ministries Association will sponsor the “Clifton Avenue Interfaith Walk for Peace” at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 3668 Clifton Ave. Information: 861-2929.

        Westwood: Catholic Social Services will offer a free workshop, “Sept. 11 - One Year Later,” 7:30-9 p.m. Wednesday at Mercy HealthPlex Holistic, 3131 Queen City Ave. Information: 241-7745.

Hamilton County

        Anderson Township: “We Will Remember,” sponsored by American Legion Post 318, is noon Wednesday at Veterans Park on Forest Road. Information: 474-3046.

        Blue Ash: Sycamore Senior Center, 4455 Carver Woods Drive, will dedicate Freedom Point at 4 p.m. Wednesday. A brief ceremony will include a reflection on “The Heroes of 9-11.” Information: 984-1234.

        Delhi Township: A campuswide prayer service will be held 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the College Quad at the College of Mount St. Joseph, 5701 Delhi Road.

        Evendale: The Cincinnati Nature Center will waive admission fees to Rowe Woods on Tealtown Road in Milford and Gorman Heritage Farm in Evendale, Wednesday through Sunday. Information: 831-1711.

        Forest Park: A Memorial Tree Grove dedication ceremony is 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Park, 1201 W. Kemper Road. A memorial plaque will be unveiled. Information: 595-5200.

        Harrison: Churches will sponsor a service to honor local firefighters, police, paramedics and the military, 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Performance Arts Center of Harrison High School, 9860 West Road. Information: 367-1240.

        Loveland: A “Sept. 11 Remembrance” will begin with a procession of safety personnel at 9 a.m. at Castle Skateland, 980 Loveland-Madeira Road, ending at the Loveland Firefighters Memorial in Nisbet Park. Information: 677-7000.

        Norwood: Fire apparatus will be assembled in front of the fire station at 9:45 a.m. to “Remember Sept. 11, 2001.” The ceremony includes ringing of the bell at 10:05 a.m. Information: 458-4550.

        Reading: “In Remembrance of Sept. 11, 2001 - Prayer for Healing and Peace” will begin with a community memorial service sponsored by the American Legion Color Guard at Reading City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Participants will march to Sts. Peter and Paul Church for an interdenominational prayer service. Information: 554-1010.

        Sharonville: A candlelight vigil will take place at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Patriot Pointe on Thornview Drive.

        Heritage Village Museum at Sharon Woods Park, 11450 Lebanon Road, will be free noon-4 p.m. Wednesday.

Butler County

        Fairfield: Local firefighters and police officers will recite memorial readings in a ceremony at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Village Green Park. Information: 867-5348.

        Hamilton: A Leadership Hamilton class will hold a 1 p.m. ceremony Wednesday on the plaza in front of the Butler County Government Services Center, 315 High St.

        A second ceremony will be held at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday on the Second Street side of the Butler County Courthouse.

        A short ceremony will take place at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Butler County Law Enforcement Memorial on Hanover Street. Police and firefighters will then join in a procession to the Butler County Firefighter Memorial.

        Middletown: “An Hour of Remembrance” will begin at noon Wednesday at the base of Casper Memorial Carillon on Donham Plaza.

        Miami University Middletown, 4200 E. University Blvd., will host a community memorial program at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Johnston Hall's Hawk Haven.

        Oxford: A forum, “From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism,” will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in 100 Laws Hall on the campus of Miami University. A candlelight vigil will take place at 8 p.m. in the uptown parks (corner of High and Main streets).

        West Chester Township: At Voice of America Park, Tylersville and Cox roads, “Sing Out for Peace” will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday. The West Chester Symphony, the Seven Hills Show Chorus and an ecumenical choir will perform. Information: 759-7301.

Clermont County

        Milford: A remembrance ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Promont House Museum, 906 Main St. Information: 831-8543.

        New Richmond: A dedication of a memorial and flags recognizing local firefighting heroes is 6 p.m. Wednesday at the fire department on Market Street. Information: 553-4146.

        Union Township: The Hindu Society of Greater Cincinnati will perform “Shanti Path” (Peace Prayer) 7-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hindu Temple, 4920 Klatte Road in Summerside. Information: 528-3714.

Boone County

        Florence: The Boone County Jaycees and city of Florence will hold a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Florence Government Center at 8100 Ewing Blvd.

        Hebron: A memorial service will be held 9:45-10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hebron Fire Protection District Fire Station 1, 3120 North Bend Road.

Campbell County

        Highland Heights: The Disabled American Veterans and Northern Kentucky University will host a memorial ceremony at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday on the central plaza of NKU's campus on Nunn Drive.

        Newport: Public agencies and groups from around Campbell County will host a memorial service at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the World Peace Bell.

Kenton County

        Crescent Springs: A candlelight service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crescent Spring Community Park.

        Independence: A memorial service will be held by the American Legion at 9 a.m. Wednesday in front of the Kenton County Courthouse, 5272 Madison Pike.

        Taylor Mill: A candlelight service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Pride Park, 5614 Taylor Mill Road.

        Compiled by Elaine Trumpey


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