Religion events from around the Washington area

Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Flea market with toys, plants, handmade crafts, knickknacks, books, baked goods and more. Lunch served about noon. Crafters are welcome. Call Joy Pierson at 301-390-6640. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-390-6640.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Best-selling author and futurist Peter Russell continues a three-day program with a lecture and workshop: “Effortless Meditation: The Art of Letting Go.” The concluding event, a lecture titled “The Primacy of Consciousness: A Science of Being,” will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. Saturday workshop, $100; Sunday lecture, $35. 703-281-1767. www.unityoffairfax.org/peter-russell-workshop .

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Annual plant and herb sale. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. 202-526-6800, Ext. 374, or www.myfranciscan.com.

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday, 3 to 6 p.m.: “Group of Four,” a large-format photography exhibit with works by George L. Smyth, Barry Schmetter, D.B. Stovall and Scott Davis. Also on view from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays through May 4. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fellowship Hall, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. 301-229-0400. www.rruuc.org.

Saturday, 4 p.m.: Cosmopolitan Clavier, a group of prize-winning pianists from Catholic University, will perform works by J.S. Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Beethoven, Galuppi, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Mozart and L. Andriessen. Proceeds will be used for the church’s community work. Fairfax Christian Church, 10185 Main St., Fairfax. Donations appreciated. 703-385-3520. www.fairfaxchristian.org .

Saturday, 4 p.m.: Multicultural talent show. Round Oak Missionary Baptist Church, 15812 Good Hope Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-204-2639 or 240-476-7605.

Saturday, 6 to 10:30 p.m.: A Spring Fiesta and Dance Party with live music by Music Magic Trio. A buffet dinner and plenty of children’s activities to keep the little ones entertained. Proceeds benefit the El Salvador University Scholarship Fund. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $35; youth, $15; families and patrons, $100; age 12 and younger, free. 301-229-0400. www.rruuc.org.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: Artist Interrupted — a group of women who suspended their lives as entertainers and artists to become business people, wives and mothers — will perform. The public is also invited to visit the exhibit “Witnesses of Christ.” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sunday, 9:30 a.m.: Holocaust remembrance day. The documentary “Nicky’s Family” will be shown, followed by a presentation about Czech Jewry by Robert Rehak, a cultural attaché for the Czech Embassy, and Alice Masters, a World War II survivor. Questions from the audience, memorial prayers and a candle-lighting ceremony will follow. Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Ave., Olney. Free. Lisa Arber: arberld@aol.com . 301-593-3410.

Sunday, 2 p.m.: Gargoyle tour. A slide show of whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques is followed by an outdoor tour. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; 12 and younger, $6, reservations recommended. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

Sunday 3:30 p.m.: “Kirkin’ o’ the Tartan.” About 100 members of the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington will march into the cathedral, accompanied by bagpipers and drummers. Scottish music and Highland dancing will follow the program at All Hallows Amphitheater on the cathedral grounds. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Donations requested, free garage parking. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Organist Jonathan Hellerman and the Michael Fantus Brass Ensemble will perform orchestral works for solo organ, including the world premiere of Fantus’s “Adamantine,” written for organ and brass. Church of the Little Flower, 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-538. www.lfparish.org .

Sunday, 5 to 8:30 p.m.: Holocaust survivors, diplomats, elected officials, interfaith leaders and others will gather to honor survivors, martyrs and rescuers. At 5 p.m., there will be “Unto Every Person There Is A Name,” a reading of names of those who perished. At 6 p.m., “On Deaf Ears: Media Coverage and Public Response in the Holocaust Years.” Starting at 7 p.m., there will be community commemoration prayers, performances of interfaith choral and dance pieces, readings, an intergenerational candle-lighting and Holocaust mourners’ kaddish. The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. 703-893-4007.

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour for ages 11 and older. Look at gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from on high. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org . Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Sibley Senior Association is offering six more weeks of a total body workout led by Carolyn Gichner. Bring a mat and light weights. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Call for fees. 202-364-7602.

Monday, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org.

Most Mondays, 7 p.m.: Sally Jones leads “A Course in Miracles.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.

Monday, 7:30 p.m.: The Catholic University Symphony Orchestra, directed by David Searle, will perform Debussy’s “La Mer,” and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with soloist Martin Labazevitch. Catholic University, Hartke Theatre, 3801 Harewood Rd. NE. Free. 202-319-5414.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician consent form available at the Info Center or by visiting www.mystandrew.org. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee, 301-384-4394.

Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: A docent-led “spirituality reflections” tour explores stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Baroque Duo, with violinist Marlisa del Cid Woods and harpsichordist Elena Tasi, will perform sonatas for violin and harpsichord by J.S. Bach and music of his contemporaries. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30; reservations required. 202-537-8993, www.allhallowsguild.org or e-mail misbister@cathedral.org.

Tuesday, 6 to 8:45 p.m.: Walk the labyrinth and spend an evening in contemplative practice. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers program invites parents or guardians to bring children in grades one to eight for free tutoring, advice and homework help. The program is certified by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as meeting its “Safeguarding God’s Children” training requirement. St. John’s Church-Broad Creek, St. John’s Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, program director, 240-461-5330 or e-mail hwhelpers@stjohnsbroadcreek.org.

Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.: The Catholic University Wind Ensemble will perform works by Malcolm Arnold, Henry Fillmore and Robert Sheldon and will feature “Pele” by Brian Balmages, with soloist Rob Craven. Catholic University, Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. smithmv@cua.edu or 202-319-5414.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Open prayer service. Communion follows. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Grandparenting 101. Neva Powers, a registered nurse and perinatal instructor, will lead a workshop on trends in infant care and safety, how to be helpful to new parents, how to navigate changing family dynamics, how to be a long-distance grandparent and how to equip your home to encourage visits. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $57. MiriamS@washingtondcjcc.org or 202-777-3263.

Wednesday, 7 to 9 p.m.: Little River United Church of Christ will host a panel discussion on solitary confinement and mental health, exploring its effects on prisoners and their families. All are welcome. Little River United Church of Christ, 8410 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. 703-978-3060.

Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.: A National Day of Prayer gathering. The featured speaker will be Germaine Copeland, author of “Prayers That Avail Much.” Victory Christian Church International, Building 7-7 Metropolitan Court, Gaithersburg. 301-670-1600.

Thursday, 3 p.m., and Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Docents lead tours featuring the cathedral’s symbols and iconography and discuss how they are represented in its sculpture, stained glass, fabric art and needlework. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; children age 10 and older, seniors, military and students, $16. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .

Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Cathedral Flower Mart. Opening ceremony for the event ’s 75th anniversary will be held at 10 a.m. Plant sales, floral and horticultural displays, food, a white elephant booth, plus activities for children, including rides on an antique carousel. Musical performances by Australian didgeridoo playermer Cameron McCarthy, Karpouzi Trio, Mezeskalacs Folkdance, First Battalion Scots Guards, Taiko Performers, Onion Patch Boys, Howard University Gospel Choir and many others. A puppet show and central tower climb. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free admission; tower climb, $10; other rides, minimal fee. 202-537-6200 or www.allhallowsguild.org/fm .

Friday, noon to 1 p.m.: The Friday Morning Music Club will perform works by George Butterworth, Spohr and Debussy. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Organist Stephen Harouff will perform works by J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne, Pierre Cochereau and others. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The Catholic University Women’s Chorus will perform “In Praise of Music,” a selection of songs by Johannes Brahms, David Conte, Gustav Holst and Russell Woollen. Catholic University, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5414.

May 3, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast. Peanut butter and regular pancakes. Proceeds will go to United Methodist Committee on Relief and St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 for age 11 and younger; $18 family maximum. 301-933-7933.

May 3, 10 to 11:45 a.m.: “One Orthodox Priest’s Reflections on Roman Catholicism,” presented by the Rev. Patrick Viscuso, an Orthodox member of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Commission. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800. www.myfranciscan.com.

May 3, 11 a.m. and May 4, 2 p.m.: “Cinder-Rachella,” a new musical adaptation that celebrates Jewish and Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairytale princess. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $10; students, $8; ages 3 to 6, free. boxoffice@jccnv.org. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.

May 3, 7:30 p.m.: “Conversations With My Molester: A Journey of Faith.” Michael Mack stars in his one-man play about his odyssey from clergy sexual abuse as a child to healing as an adult. A question and answer session will follow. Virginia Theological Seminary, Lettie Pate Evans Chapel auditorium, 3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. $7. b13909@comcast.net. 703-568-3438. www.michaelmacklive.com.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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