The High Point Rockers, along with the High Point Police and High Point Fire departments, will hold a full day of activities Saturday, Sept. 11, in and around Truist Point stadium.

• 6:30 a.m., Stair Climb with firefighters and first responders walking the equivalent of the 110-story height of the world Trade Center. Open to the public to observe and/or participate.

• 11 a.m., Heroes Run 5K starting on Gatewood Avenue and ending at home plate inside Truist Point. Prizes to top three finishers. Register in advance at www.highpointrockers.com/5k. Registration day of event begins at 10 a.m. Portion of proceeds benefit N.C. Firefighters Foundation and Angels in Blue.

• 3:30 p.m., police and firefighters charity softball game. Gates open at 3 p.m.

• 5 p.m., first responders home run derby with guest hitters from High Point Rockers

• 4:15 p.m., Rock the Point Concert Series with Carolina Ignition performing until 6:15 p.m.

• 7:15 p.m., First Responders Appreciation Night as the Rockers take on West Virginia. Following the game, country music performer Bryce Hensley will hold a first responders benefit concert with local band Sugarfoot.

Tickets to the charity softball and Rockers games can be bought at https://bit.ly/3gS2YFd.


The Heroes Center, in partnership with High Point University, will present a 20th anniversary 9/11 Remembrance Banquet Saturday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. at the High Point Country Club. Speakers, a jazz band and the unveiling of a World Trade Center memorial are planned.Complimentary to first responders and open to 100 guests with tickets. Tickets are $50 at https://bit.ly/3ycSaHD. Table sponsorships available for $1,000. For more information, email patrick.davis@heroescenter.org.


The Thomasville Public Library will host a 20th anniversary 9/11 ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Ceremony will include representatives from law enforcement, firefighters, local and state officials, a bugler, bagpipes and drum, soloist, choral group, and a 50-voice children’s choir. Also a poster exhibit from the 9/11 museum will be on display at the Sechrest-Davis Funerals and Cremations at 18 Randolph St.


Black Luxe & Co. LLC will host the second annual Black Luxe Expo on Sept. 11 at the High Point Theatre. Featuring more than 100 Black-owned businesses from across North Carolina and the Southeast. Opening ceremony at 1:30 p.m. featuring 20th anniversary commemoration of 9/11 with N.C. A&T ROTC and Business High Point-Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony. Expo times 2-4 p.m. Featuring DJ, giveaways, food and kid’s zone. Event is free. www.blackluxeco.com/expo.


The Kernersville Fire Rescue Department and Kernersville Police Department will conduct a 9/11 Remembrance Service on Saturday, Sept. 11, at the First Responders Memorial in the Fourth of July Park. A section of a steel beam from the South Tower of the World

Trade Center will be on display and the beam will be dedicated at 9:59 a.m., the time the South Tower collapsed on 9/11. The public is invited. For information contact Austin Flynt at 336-564-1928 or


The city of Greensboro will host its 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Saturday, Sept. 11, at 9 a.m. at the Bellemeade Parking Deck, 220 N. Green St. Participants are invited to climb the parking deck steps nine times, representing the approximately 73 flights of stairs climbed by firefighters on 9/11. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Specially designed event T-shirts will be available for $10, along with other merchandise. Brett Combs, 336-574-4084.