The following story first appeared on CBS DFW.

Sandie's Arts Blog: 9/11 Memorials

 Sandie Newton, CBS-11 DFW, Sept 8 2011

There are many area 9-11 memorial events throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area this weekend. Two free events are at The Red Cross and SMU in Dallas. Never Forget: 9/11 10th Anniversary Commemoration will be heldSunday at 2:00p at American Red Cross Dallas Area Chapter. There is no cost to the public. Say thanks to firefighters, police officers and members of the military for all they do to keep us safe, and hear how the Red Cross North Texas ran the nationwide 9/11 call center. Civic leaders including Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano will be on hand and complimentary refreshments will be served.

SMU will host a 9/11 Service of Remembering Sunday, from 7:30p to 8:30p at SMU Dallas Hall. It is also a free event. It will be a Service of Remembering, presided over by SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Chaplain Stephen Rankin, with Student Event Chair Christina Rancke, whose father perished in one of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.

In entertainment, Lil’ Wayne will be at the Gexa Energy Pavilion this Saturday at 7p.
Due to popular demand, the iconic rapper and label owner Lil’ Wayne will extend his 2011 North American “I Am Still Music” tour. Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Moment and Lloyd join Weezy..

Looking for a fun night out that will take you back to the 80′s? The Contemporary Theatre of Dallas brings the comedy Cheaters to their Dallas theater Thursday thru Sundays continuing until October 2. It’s romance, comedy, drama and so much more!

Hope you have a great weekend. See you next week…center stage,
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