Public gatherings are planned throughout the region to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Among those planned in Orange County:
Garden Grove: Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St. Services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. dedicated to the victims and heroes. Video presentation and unfurling of a giant flag.
Islamic Society of Orange County, 9752 E. 13th St., 5 p.m. Interfaith community prayer vigil in remembrance of victims and their families.
Huntington Beach: Walk for Hope, Bolsa Chica State Beach at 8 a.m.
Los Alamitos: Laurel Park, Katella Avenue and Bloomfield Street, starts 6 p.m. Concert on the Green, a color guard presentation as well as a performance by Elvis impersonator Raymond Michael.
Yorba Linda: Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace theater, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., 2 p.m. Concert by USC Trojan Marching Band. Doors open at 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 9
Irvine: Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road, 7:15 p.m. An address, "9/11: One Year Later--Why America Is Losing the War!" by Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, and Leonard Peikoff, founder of the institute.
Mission Viejo: Mission Viejo Masjid, 23581 Madero, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Interfaith community gathering.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Yorba Linda: Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace theater, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., 3 p.m. keynote remarks from World Trade Center survivor Harry Waizer and Cmdr. Bradley Voight, director of the 1,500 Special Forces troops in Afghanistan.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Anaheim: City Hall, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., 8:30 a.m. Vigil hosted by City Council members and chaplains from the Police and Fire departments.
Anaheim United Methodist Church, 1000 S. State College Blvd., 7:30 p.m. Memorial service
Anaheim Hills: Toyon Park, Weir Canyon Road and Running Springs Drive, 6:30 p.m. Tree planting and presentation of memorial plaque. No candles allowed in the park for safety reasons, but participants may bring glow sticks.
Buena Park: St. Pius V Church, 7691 Orangethorpe Ave., noon. Non-denominational commemorative service sponsored by the city and the American Legion.
Christ Community Church, 6575 Crescent Ave., 7 p.m. Remembrance service.
Sequoia Athletic Club, 7350 Orangethorpe Ave., 7:30 to 9 p.m. Memorial with retired Israeli Gen. Shimon Erem and author and senior pastor of Lakewood Faith Community Church, Robert Morey.
Brea: Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle, Plaza level at the flagpoles, 7:29 a.m. Ceremony with police and firefighters.
Costa Mesa: Arlington Theater, Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, noon. Memorial service.
Fountain Valley: First Christian Church, 18110 Magnolia St., 7 p.m. Interfaith service.
Teal Circle cul-de-sac, 7 p.m. Block dinner tribute hosted by Teal Circle neighbors with candlelight roast beef-and-ham dinner. Call (714) 962-2974, $5 per couple.
Fullerton: First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton, Brea Boulevard and Bastanchury Road, 7 to 8 p.m. Remembrance service in the plaza.
Fullerton College campus quad, 321 E. Chapman Ave., noon. "Reaffirmation of Freedom," with a flute-and-drumming group.
Rancho Fullerton Mobile Home Estates, 1201 W. Valencia Drive, 7 p.m. Community gathering; bring your own candle.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 111 W. Las Palmas Drive, 7:15 p.m. Candlelight service.
Garden Grove: Crystal Cathedral, 12141 Lewis St. Church will be open all day for prayer.
St. Columban Catholic Church, 10801 Stanford Ave. Prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Leaders from the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Buddhist faiths. Call (714) 282-3000.
Huntington Beach: Central Park bandstand, Goldenwest Street and Talbert Avenue, noon. Memorial service.
Golden West College Memorial Vigil, central quad area, 15744 Goldenwest St., 6:30 to 9 p.m. Candlelight vigil.
Irvine: Concordia University, Light of the Hills Chapel, 1530 Concordia West, 10:30 a.m. Convocation featuring Capt. Frank Ciampa, who served as a New York National Guard chaplain. At 7:30 p.m., Concordia University music department will hold a candlelight vigil and tribute. Call (949) 854-8002, Ext. 1372.
Heritage Park Lagoon, 4601 Walnut Ave., at Yale Avenue, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Candlelight vigil and memorial with music and patriotic readings. A food drive sponsored by the Sunrise Exchange Club and a flag disposal and collection will also be held.
Woodbridge Church courtyard, 5000 Barranca Parkway, 7 to 8 p.m. Candlelight remembrance service.
Laguna Nigel: Crown Valley Community Park, 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, 7 p.m. Candlelight vigil.
Laguna Woods: City Hall, 24264 El Toro Road, 9 a.m. Flag-lowering ceremony.
St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 24252 El Toro Road, Masses at 7 and 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Temple Judea, Berlin Sanctuary, 24512 Moulton Parkway, 7 p.m. Commemoration with Battalion Chief Greg Lusher of Fallbrook.
Lake Forest: Saddleback Valley Community Church, 1 Saddleback Parkway, services at noon and 7 p.m.
La Palma: Eternal Flame in front of La Palma Civic Center, 7822 Walker St., 6:30 p.m. Memorial ceremony.