1. Never forget: To commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11 , OneOC, formerly Volunteer Center Orange County, has arranged for volunteers to refurbish and refresh garden areas for fall planting with students at Las Palmas Elementary. They will be on site from 9-11 this morning.
2. Never forget, Part II: Here are some nearby ceremonies: Firefighters and city leaders will gather at Orange County Fire Authority's Station 7 in San Juan Capistrano at 8:30 a.m. today. Mission San Juan Capistrano will have a special bell-ringing ceremony at 10 this morning.
3. Never forget, Part III: In a related patriotic event, Iva Lee’s is shutting town to the public Sunday to host an American Heroes Fundraiser, put together by American Heroes Tribute. A three-course wine dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction will take place with cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Christopher Starr. The event will be honoring fallen heroes, with a Special Tribute Dedication to CMSgt Nick McCaskill, USAF.
Seats still available. Visit americanheroestribute.org to purchase your tickets.
4. Working it on her birthday: Vocalist Cheryl Silverstein will be performing at the OC Tavern from 6-9 tonight, which just happens to be her birthday. Mike McKenna will be on piano for this 21 and up show. Tickets are available here.
5. Patch read of the day: Newport Man Resentenced to Prison for Mortgage Fraud Scheme