Events will commemorate Sept. 11

On the 10th anniversary of the destruction of the twin towers in New York City, Symphony of the Vines is presenting a memorial concert to honor the victims, first responders and military personnel who have served and given their lives to protect the United States of America.

The program will feature Barber’s emotional “Adagio for Strings” and Mozart’s “Requiem.” Symphony of the Vines will be joined by members of the Cuesta Master Chorale, North County Chorus, First Presbyterian Church San Luis Obispo and soloists from USC.

Two performances will be held with the first being on Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. at the Templeton Performing Arts Center, and the second on Sept. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Old Mission San Miguel.

Tickets are $10 to $30 and are available online through www.brownpapertickets.com. They can also be purchased the day of. For information, call Greg Magie at 235-0687 or email symphonyvines@gmail.com.

On Sept. 18, Old Mission San Miguel will celebrate its 214th birthday with the annual Old Mission Fiesta and Barbecue. The Fiesta Mass will begin at 10 a.m., one hour earlier than the usual Sunday mass.

Ticket donations for the barbecue, choice of chicken or beef, are $10 for adults and $8 for children younger than 12. Beverages and desserts will be sold separately.

Live music will be provided by Relampago Musicale, and there will be dancing by local ballet folklorico group Cachanilla. There will be craft booths, games and a raffle.

At 3 p.m., the Vocal Arts Ensemble of San Luis Obispo will present a concert in the main church. Tickets are $15 at the door.

Condolences to the family of Dora Murrell who passed away recently. She was a longtime parishioner of Old Mission San Miguel, where services were held.

Lynne Schmitz is a longtime resident of San Miguel.