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Local events spotlight Sept. 11

There are many gatherings planned for Wednesday to honor those who died Sept. 11, 2001. The Union was contacted by the following groups and asked to announce their events:

Music in the Mountains, “Rolling Requiem”

Music in the Mountains will participate in an international “Rolling Requiem” Wednesday at the Fairgrounds.



Thousands will perform Mozart’s “Requiem” across the world, beginning at 8:46 a.m. in New York City. The piece will be performed westward across the nation in each time zone as the clock strikes 8:46 a.m. The rolling performance will continue around the globe.

The public is invited to join MIM’s Festival Chorale in performing the piece. Fairgrounds’ gates open at 8 a.m., and the public and participants are asked to be in place no later than 8:30 a.m. Parking will be at Gates 1 and 4 at the fairgrounds.




The requiem Web site is http://www.rollingrequiem.org.

Methodist Church open house

There will be two meditation periods, from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church Street in Grass Valley. The open house will be conducted on an informal, drop-in basis, and visitors can stay a few minutes or an hour. Call 272-1946 for more information.

Christians will be host to sacred remembrance

The Nevada County Christian Ministerial Fellowship will hold “A Sacred Remembrance” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Christian Life Center on Highway 49, 11/2 miles south of McKnight Way in Grass Valley.

There will be a video of Sept. 11 events, a local military honor guard, testimonials from Nevada County emergency personnel who served at Ground Zero in New York, local personalities and pastors. A community choir will sing “God Bless America.”

For more information, call 273-8475.

Buddhist meditations, candlelight walks

The Nevada County Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship is offering free community events in remembrance of the terrorist attacks.

Titled “Cultivating Peace,” the events begin with a silent sitting and walking meditation from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. at Nevada City’s Calanan Park at Broad and Pine streets.

A second meditation session will be at the park from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., after which the group will make a candlelight walk to Wild Mountain Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. After an hour of silent sitting and walking meditation, there will be a candlelight walk back to Calanan Park, followed by a closing circle.

For more information, call 265-2084.

Fund-raiser will benefit local causes

Eskaton Village will present “A Star Spangled Community” event at 4:30 p.m. on the village grounds at 625 Eskaton Circle off Ridge Road, near Nevada Union High School.

There will be a flag ceremony at 4:30 p.m. with the Lyman Gilmore Band and bagpipers, followed by appetizers, desserts and refreshments at 5 p.m.

The requested donation of $6 will benefit Lutz Center Adult Day Services, the Grass Valley Senior Center and the High Noon Senior Nutrition (Meals on Wheels) programs. There will be door prizes and a contest for prizes which will include trips, cookware, books, services and gift baskets. The grand prize will be a silver fox evening jacket.

Christian Scientists plan sacred music

The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Grass Valley at 375 Crown Point Circle will have a sacred musical observance of Sept. 11 at noon.

The 30-minute event will include an organ prelude followed by congregational Scripture readings, singing, prayer and solos by Richard Frantzreb of Auburn. The final song will be “America the Beautiful. Beverages and outside seating will be available for those who bring a lunch.

Sierra Pines Methodist plans evening event

Sierra Pines Methodist Church at 22559 West Hacienda Drive near Bear River High School will hold a prayer and worship service at 7 p.m.

Hospital to dedicate new American flag

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital employees, medical staff and auxiliary members will gather in the Outpatient Center parking lot at 6 a.m. to dedicate a new flag pole and an 8-by-12-foot American flag to honor the country; friends; the memory of those who died in the terrorist attacks; and the police, fire, emergency medical and public health organizations that responded.

The ceremony should be concluded by 6:45 a.m., and refreshments will be available. The dedication will be held regardless of weather conditions.

Rotary Club special meeting

All five Nevada County Rotary clubs will meet jointly from 6:45 to 9 a.m. for a special breakfast. Keynote speaker will be Helen Reisler, who was president of a New York City Rotary Club on Sept. 11.

Only Rotary Club members may attend. For more information, call Judy Hess at 478-6000, ext. 3104.


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