9/11 events happening countywide

People in Orange County and across the country on Saturday will honor the nearly 3,000 men and women killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

In Santa Ana, county firefighters are going to remember fallen first responders, an Irvine beer festival event will donate part of its proceeds to a firefighter fund, and motorcycle enthusiasts will ride through the county in their memory via Coast Highway in Corona del Mar and Newport Beach.

Costa Mesa firefighters will join others from Huntington Beach and the Orange County Fire Authority for a somber remembrance at 10 a.m. at Santa Ana's Civic Center, off Broadway and Civic Center Drive.

In Irvine, the Brew Ha Ha event, located at 8800 Irvine Center Drive, will give a portion of its proceeds today to the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund, a nonprofit that helps families of firefighters in Orange County. Call (949) 363-1774 for more information. Brew Ha Ha features a beer selection of some 100 varieties from more than 50 breweries.

There's also "The Ride," similar to remembrances nationwide, in which hundreds of motorcycle riders will take to the streets of Orange County in one massive convoy. More than 600 riders participated last year. This year's convoy will start at Cook's Corner in Trabuco Canyon and follow coastal roads through Orange County and into Long Beach, ending at Marine Stadium.

According to the event's website, remember911ride.com, the riders will pass through Newport Beach between about 12:45 and 1:20 p.m. The group will stay on Coast Highway through the city.

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