The 11 Montgomery County residents who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon will be commemorated during a concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at South Germantown Recreational Park in Boyds.
The residents were: William E. Caswell, 54, Silver Spring, Navy physicist (American Airlines Flight 77); Gerald P. Fisher, 57, Potomac, consultant for Booz-Allen & Hamilton (Pentagon); Capt. Lawrence Daniel Getzfred, 57, Silver Spring, Navy (Pentagon); Michelle Heidenberger, 57, Chevy Chase, flight attendant (American Airlines Flight 77); Angela Houtz, Rockville, 27, Navy civilian (Pentagon); Ted Moy, 48, Silver Spring, Army civilian (Pentagon); Lt. Darin H. Pontell, 26, Gaithersburg, Navy (Pentagon); Scott Powell, 35, Silver Spring, Army civilian (Pentagon); Todd Hayes Reuben, 40, Potomac, tax and business lawyer (American Airlines Flight 77); Patricia J. Statz, 41, Takoma Park, Army civilian (Pentagon); and Ernest M. Willcher, 62, North Potomac, employee of Booz-Allen & Hamilton (Pentagon).
The U.S. Naval Academy Electric Brigade will perform, and a fireworks display will follow the free concert. For more information, call 240-777-6821.
Glen Echo Anniversary
In celebration of the 45th anniversary of the protests that led to the racial integration of Glen Echo Park, the National Park Service will hold a special program on Saturday, during which protesters will talk about their sit-in and picketing efforts.
On June 30, 1960, a group of Howard University students led the effort to integrate the amusement park, which was then privately owned. Some area residents joined the effort, and the park was opened to blacks at the start of the 1961 season.
"In part, this is a reunion," said park ranger Sam Swersky. "Many of the participants have not seen each other for 45 years, and it was an important part of their life."
Swersky said the program will show that people of all backgrounds and races can work together to create a better society.
The free event, which will include an introduction by NPR senior correspondent Juan Williams, will take place from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the Bumper Car Pavilion in the park. There will be time for public questions.
An exhibit on the protests will be on display in the second-floor gallery space of the park's North Arcade building.
Swersky said the National Park Service will take oral histories from the protesters and plans to build a permanent display on desegregation in the Washington area in the old candy corner building, at the MacArthur Boulevard entrance to the park.
For more information, visit www.glenechopark.org or call 301-492-6229.
Health and Safety Day
The Damascus Lions Club and American Legion Post 171 will provide hearing and vision screenings, children's car-seat checks, and health and wellness information from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Damascus American Legion, 10201 Lewis Dr., Damascus. Free. 301-947-8719.
Human Rights Camp
The Montgomery County Office of Human Rights will sponsor a three-day Human Rights Camp for eighth-graders in public schools Oct. 7-9 at Camp Letts in Edgewater.
In addition to traditional camp activities such as canoeing and horseback riding, the camp will offer workshops in cultural inclusion, gang prevention, self-awareness and artistic expression.
Twenty students will be selected on the basis of their interest in human rights. The application deadline is Sept. 26.
For more information, call 240-777-8450.
Elder Law Series
The Holiday Park Multiservice Senior Center will hold the first installment of its six-part 2005 Elder Law Series for those 55 and older at 1 p.m. next Thursday.
The subject will be "Plan Before It's Too Late: Legal and Policy Issues Related to Health Care Decision Making After Loss of Capacity." Registration is $25 for the entire series or $5 per seminar, including information packet and a snack. 3950 Ferrara Dr., Wheaton. Call 301-468-4448 or visit www.holidaypark.us.