Hope and healing: Commemorating 9/11

September 05, 2002

As the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 tragedies approaches, churches, synagogues, schools, museums and other institutions are planning events to mark the date. Following is a guide to area commemorations, including candlelight vigils, religious services, concerts of sacred and secular music, tributes to police and firefighters, poetry readings, open discussions, art exhibits and readings of the names of casualties.

Baltimore area

Abundant Life Church, 7302 Pulaski Highway. Candlelight vigil, prayer, music and multimedia presentation, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Music, multimedia presentation, remembrance service, 10 a.m. Sept. 15. Call 410-866-1086.

American Legion hall, Parkville Post 183, 2301 Putty Hill Ave. Open meeting in which Post Commander Bob Manzo pays tribute to the 9/11 victims and leads a recitation of the "Pledge of New Allegiance," 8 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-665-9339.

Arbutus flagpole, East Drive. Gather at the flagpole and take a candlelight walk to the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department for a memorial service, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-247-4442.

Ateaze Senior Center, 7401 Holabird Ave., Dundalk. Continental breakfast, visit by community police and firefighters, consultations with a counselor and a Department of Aging outreach specialist, blood drive, participation in the national observance and tribute to the heroes, all beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday. Call 410-887-7233.

Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, 921 Generals Highway, Millersville. Prayer service, refreshments and fellowship time, 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-987-4273.

Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Library, 320 York Road. "In Memory," a program of remembrance with readings, inspirational thoughts and songs, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-887-6196. North Point Branch, 1716 Merritt Blvd. "We Remember ... ," a memorial program with patriotic music, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-887-7255.

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. An ecumenical observance and then an interfaith candlelight vigil, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-764-1587.

Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. On Wednesday, free admission 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 410-396-7100.

Baltimore Public Works Museum, 751 Eastern Ave. Free admission to the museum, and presentations of the HBO film In Memoriam: New York City 9-11-01 throughout the day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-396-5565.

"Baltimore Run to Remember." The 5K run of remembrance begins at 7 a.m. Wednesday at the Baltimore City police headquarters, 601 E. Fayette St., and finishes at Rash Field. Sponsored by the St. Joseph Medical Center and presented by Charm City Run. $30 entry fee. Proceeds benefit the Baltimore City Police Foundation and Fire Department. Call 410-377-8882.

Baltimore Shambhala Meditation Center, 11 E. Mount Royal Ave. Memorial service of meditation, contemplation and poetry, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call 410-727-2422.

Basilica of the Assumption, Cathedral and Mulberry streets. "A Day of Prayer and Remembrance" begins with a Mass at 12:10 p.m. Wednesday for the victims of 9/11 and those affected by the terrorist attacks. At 5:30 p.m., Cardinal William Keeler and other interfaith leaders will lead an ecumenical prayer service. Call 410-727-3564.

Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Service with speaker Mark Plotkin of National Public Radio, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Howard County and the Howard County Board of Rabbis. Call 410-531-5115.

Bolton Hill churches. "A Day of Remembrance, Reflection and Renewal." Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, prayers for peace at Bolton Street Synagogue. At noon, Holy Eucharist, Rite II at Memorial Episcopal Church. At 12:10 p.m., Mass at Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. At 6 p.m., refreshments at Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. At 7 p.m., a service of reflection at Memorial Episcopal Church. Call 410-669-0220.

Bon Secours Spiritual Center, 1525 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville. "A Day of Prayer and Remembrance," 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday. Supper at 6 p.m. "Concert of Healing" at 7:30 p.m. Cost for day's events is $50 with supper, $40 without. Call 410-442-1320.

Bykota Senior Center, 611 Central Ave., Towson. "Salute to Heroes," a program with Anna Dorothy Zink, R.N., 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. Call 410-887-3094.

Carroll Community College, 1601 Washington Road, Westminster. A moment of silence led by college president Dr. Faye Pappalardo, a community barbecue and patriotic music by Paul Brubaker, beginning at noon Wednesday. There will be a "Penny Jar" for donations that will go to the community. Call 410-386-8424.

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