Stage play: "Elevator" - Pima Community College West Campus, Proscenium Theatre, 2202 W. Anklam Road. A character study of six lives trapped in a World Trade Center elevator. 1 and 7 p.m. Sept. 4. $14-$29 available by at or 477-7529 (477-PLAY).

"Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath" - Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Valarie Kaur drove across the United States in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, documenting stories from Sikh, Muslim, and Arab-American communities, examining issues of race, religion and security post-9/11, discovering surprising connections within her family history. A discussion panel will follow the film. Presented by Culture of Peace Alliance, Community Conversations. 7 p.m. Sept. 4. $10 suggested donation. 547-3040.


"History, Culture and Politics: The Setting for 9/11" - UA Education Building, Room 211 (Kiva Auditorium), 1430 E. Second St. Panelists examine the various historical, geopolitical and cultural contexts that surrounded the attacks of 9/11. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 6. 626-3846.


"What Does It Mean to Be Post-9/11?: Politics, War and Security" - UA Education Building, Room 211 (Kiva Auditorium), 1430 E. Second St. Panelists will examine how the events of 9/11 have influenced the long-term course of U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7. Free. 626-3846.

"September Bears" - Atria Bell Court Gardens' Academy Hall Theatre, 6653 E. Carondelet Drive. Waypoint Theatre Company presents the 9/11 tribute production. Ages 10 and over. 7 p.m. Sept. 7-9; 2 p.m. Sept. 10; 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 11. $10-$18. 1-800-838-3006.


Heroes Day 2011 - Jack Furrier Tire & Auto Care, 5852 E. Speedway; 8080 E. 22nd St.; 4291 W. Ina Road; 3002 N. First Ave.; 7846 N. Oracle Road. Meet first responders from public-safety agencies. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8. Free. 694-1196.

"What Does It Mean to Be Post-9/11?: Media, Privacy and Community" - UA Education Building, Room 211 (Kiva Auditorium), 1430 E. Second St. Panel explores the changes in daily life and culture after 9/11. Issues such as media coverage, privacy and community relations will be addressed. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 8. Free. 626-3846.


9/11 prayer ceremony - Salpointe Catholic High School, 1545 E. Copper St. Gather hand-in-hand around the school's track to pray for those lost, the families left behind and the future of our country. Music, scripture readings and the traditional taps bugle call. 8:20 a.m. Sept. 9. Free. 547-5878.

"A Human Equation" - Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway. A play by Peter Bonilla about the aftermath of 9/11. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays Sept. 9 through Sept. 25; no show Sept. 11. $17-$20; discounts available. 401-3626.

Serve our Servicemen registration deadline - Esperanza En Escalante, 3700 S. Calle Polar. Esperanza En Escalante is an organization that provides services to homeless veterans. Come prepared to paint, clean and spruce up the grounds. For youth volunteers ages 11-18 and their families. Call to sign up by Sept. 9. Event: Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 11. Free. 881-3300, Ext. 118.


"Stronger than Steel" photo exhibit - Former Bluepoint restaurant at La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Drive. Photo collection by Roni Ziemba focuses on men and women from several agencies in the line of duty, including Northwest Fire, Tucson Fire, Tucson Police and Pima County Sheriff's departments. Also, operating-room images of Dr. Peter Rhee, UMC chief of trauma. Proceeds benefit UMC Trauma Center. Portraits available for purchase. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 8-11. Free. 887-1010.

Book discussion with Laila Halaby - Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. Author discusses her new book, "Once in a Promised Land," the story of Jassim and Salwa, who left the deserts of their native Jordan for those of Arizona, each chasing mirages of opportunity and freedom. 3 p.m. Sept. 10. Free. 626-3846.

Dance for a Cause presents "United We Support" - Vail Theatre of the Arts, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way. Dancers, singers and musicians come together for a variety show, including performances by Tucson Girls Chorus and Kids Unlimited. Proceeds will benefit veteran services in Southern Arizona. 6 p.m. Sept. 10. $10; Free for children 5 and under, available at or at the door. 343-5572.

Next Sunday

Walk in Remembrance 10th Anniversary of 9/11 Walk & 5K Military/First Responders Fun Run - Reid Park, East 22nd Street and South Country Club Road. Walk, Arizona Search and Rescue canine demonstrations, Tucson Fire Department parade of fire engines, 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, trophies awarded to walkers, apple pie and ice cream social. Sponsored by World Care. 7 a.m.-noon. Sept. 11. $25 to register; free for military fun run. 514-1588.

Tucson Firefighters, Tucson Police and Military Sept. 11 Memorial Event - Park at Tucson Convention Center East parking lot, 260 S. Church Ave. Ceremony at Fire Central, 300 S. Fire Central Place, at 8 a.m. followed by 21 gun salute, flag raising and playing of taps at Tucson Police Headquarters, 270 S. Stone Ave. Ceremony continues at 9:30 a.m. at Reid Park band shell, South Country Club Road and East 22nd Street, with a reading by Helen Glass and remarks by Mayor Bob Walkup and Dr. Richard Carmona. Also, a F-16 flyby. Sept. 11. Free. More info at

Spiritual Reflection on the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 - Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 9252 E. 22nd St. Both services will begin in silence, followed by the tolling of a bell, and will end with tolling of the bell and candle lighting. Live music. 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sept. 11. Free. 296-2253.

Tribute to Local First Responders and Their Families - Casas Church, 10801 N. La Cholla Blvd. First-responder displays and vehicles available for viewing. Children can meet McGruff, the crime-fighting dog; Sparky, the firemen's robotic mascot; and have their fingerprints recorded for identification purposes. Displays from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Services at 7:50 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sept. 11. Free. 297-7238.

Heroes Day luncheon - Paradise Bakery & Cafe, 4362 N. Oracle Road. All you can enjoy food and wine. All proceeds benefit the UMC trauma facility. Reservations required by phone or email; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 11. $25. 318-9445.

9/11 memorial by Contemporary Artists of Southern Arizona - Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road. View the mixed-media memorial created by nine artists and add your thoughts to a special remembrance book. Reception: Noon-2 p.m. Sept. 11. Exhibit on display through Sept. 26, call for hours. Free. 299-3000.

"Rebirth" - The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway. Documentary chronicles the lives of five people coping with the aftermath of 9/11. Noon. Sept. 11. Free. 626-3846.

Ahmadiyya Muslim community blood drive - Yousuf Mosque, 250 W. Speedway. Blood drive for United Blood Services. Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 11. Free. 624-4100.

"Remembrance and Renewal: A Concert to Commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11"- Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Tucson Chamber Artists' professional chair and Tucson Symphony Orchestra combine to perform Mozart's Requiem and a new oratorio of internationally acclaimed composer Stephen Paulus. 3 p.m. Sept. 11. $19-$64. 621-3341.

Multifaith memorial service - Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. Brief memorial service following Remembrance and Renewal concert. 5 p.m. Sept. 11. Free. 327-4501.

"Americana: Remember 9/11" - DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, Reid Park, near South Country Club Road and East 22nd Street. Tucson Pops Orchestra with guest conductor George Hanson. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Free.

Multifaith memorial service - St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave. Clergy from several faith traditions unite to offer prayers, readings and music in a unified message of hope, healing and remembrance. Keynote speaker: Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas. 7 p.m. Sept. 11. Free. 623-6351.

"United" - Christ Presbyterian Church, 6565 E. Broadway. A reading of Toni Press-Coffman's play about the passengers on United Flight 93. 3 p.m. Sept. 11 and 17; 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. $10. 401-3626.

Arizona Public Media - Rolling coverage of national events commemorating the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, will be on the the local PBS televsion station and radio stations NPR 89.1FM/1550AM and Classical 90.5FM/91.7FM. All day, Sept. 11.

Sept. 12

Patriot's Day Concert and Food Drive - Green Valley Village, 101 S. La Canada Drive, Green Valley. Concert by award-winning vocalist Joe Bourne. Food drive benefits the Green Valley/Sahuarita Community Food Bank. Attendees are asked to bring three cans of non-perishable food or a $5 cash donation. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Free. 625-6551.