Religion events from around the Washington area

June 13

Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: “Our Local Bounty” farmers market is open, offering locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or www.stthomascroom.org/ourlocalbounty.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Rummage sale. St. Hugh of Grenoble Church, 135 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-474-4322.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Yard sale. At noon, a fish fry begins. A full plate with sides will be available for a suggested donation of $10. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. 301-449-4308 or www.dmuuc.org.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Strawberry Festival and silent auction. All are welcome. Grilled lunch, fresh strawberries with shortcake and ice cream sundaes will be served as you listen to the music of Augumented 8. Many unusual services and items, including a day at the races at Laurel Park with a racehorse owner, will be available through the silent auction. Face-painting and games for children. Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-3770. www.redeemerbethesda.org

Saturdays, 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, 7 p.m.: The Mormon Choir of D.C. will perform favorite pops, patriotic and Disney selections. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Sunday, 7:45 and 11 a.m.: Father’s Day will feature guest preacher and sports broadcaster James Brown. Metropolitan, African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1518 M St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-331-1426. www.metropolitaname.org.

Sunday 8 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.: Historic Christ Episcopal Church has announced a seasonal change in its Sunday worship services, which will be at 8 and 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. All are welcome. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450. www.historicchristchurch.org.

Sunday, 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry helps feed homeless men, women and families via McKenna’s Wagon, a soup kitchen. Volunteers can drop off sandwiches and fruit at Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. marthastable@cathedralcongregation.org, 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 10:10 to 11 a.m.: Ruth Frey, director of programs, and Charles Fulcher, acting director of visitor programs, will discuss initiatives and activities designed to engage visitors, seekers and congregation members in the mission and story of Washington National Cathedral. Cathedral’s 7th Floor Perry Auditorium, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop. Join fellow needlers to create items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn will be provided. Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Mila Michael, knitting@cathedralcongregation.org. 202-537-6200.

Sunday, 2 p.m.: Gargoyle tour. Docents will show slides of whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques and lead an outdoor tour of them. Binoculars and cameras are welcome. Washington National Cathedral, main entrance welcome desk, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; 12 and younger, $6, reservations recommended. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Violinist Yosef Yankelev, pianist Diane Kinsley, baritone Shouvik Mondle and tenor Moshe Weisblum will perform works from J.S. Bach to Klezmer, including the premiers of Yankelev’s arrangement of “My Yiddishe Mama” and baritone Shouvik Mondle’s rendition of traditional Hindu semiclassical music. Congregation Kneseth Israel, Auditorium, 1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis. $20. 410-263-3924 or www.knesethisrael.org.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Soprano Charity Tillemann-Dick, the recipient of two double-lung transplants, will discuss “Why I Believe.” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

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.

Mondays, 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Yoga instructor Kirsten Norris leads weekly sessions. Please bring a mat. Pilgrim Church UCC’s social hall, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. The Rev. Jessie Lowry, jessdoerrer@gmail.com. 877-792-8479.

Mondays, 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.; Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.: Buddhist nun Gen Kelsang Varahi will teach “A New You” in a series exploring meditations and teachings to help people feel more connected to the world and enable them to fulfill their potential for goodness. The hour-long classes include teaching, guided meditation and a question-and-answer session. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Friendship Terrace (3rd floor lounge), 4201 Butterworth Pl. NW. 202-986-2257. www.meditation-dc.org.

Tuesdays and Thurdays through August 28: Washington National Cathedral invites everyone to take advantage of its extended summer hours on most Tuesdays and Thursdays until 8 p.m. The exhibit “Though the Earth Be Moved,” a look at the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the Cathedral, and “Gothic Resilience,” an exhibit of Cathedral photographs by Colin Winterbottom will be on view on the 7th floor observation gallery where you may also enjoy scenic views or the Washington, D.C. area. All are welcome at the 5:30 p.m. choral evensong or evening prayer services. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Adults, $6; military, students, seniors and age 12 and younger, $3. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, an 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 the Web site. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee at 301-384-4394 or go to www.mystandrew.org.

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 http://www.mystandrew.org/sites/default/files/forms/SeniorFitReleaseForm.pdf. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee, 301-384-4394.

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Strength and balance, led by Tonya Walton, a full body strength and balance class that incorporates light weights and floor work with a mat, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Sessions go through Aug. 1. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Call for price. 202-364-7602.

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. 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.: Theatre Musick: Songs from Shakespeare’s Troupe, a performance by alto vocalist Barbara Hollinshead and lutist Howard Bass. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:15 p.m.: Zumba classes. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. $6 per class or get a punch card that charges $5 per visit. Lisa Martoni, 240-925-4153.

Tuesdays through June 24, 7 p.m.: Jan Genevro will facilitate a discussion of “Made for Goodness, and Why This Makes All the Difference,” a book by Desmond Tutu and his daughter, Mpho Tutu. Answers questions that are frequently asked of them about suffering, joy, faith, freedom and God’s love for us. It is an expression of Desmond Tutu’s conviction that goodness will triumph, and an invitation to readers to see themselves through God’s eyes. Washington National Cathedral, N-4 (take the North Tower elevator to the 4th floor), Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free, reservations required: ESpencer@cathedral.org. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Wednesdays and Fridays through Aug. 1, 11 a.m.: Carolyn Gichner leads six weeks of a total body workout for active seniors, bring a mat and light weights, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. $60 for a one day per week class; $100 for a two days per week class. 202-364-7602.

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 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 misbister@cathedral.org .

Wednesday, 5 p.m.: Christ Church will host attendees at this year’s Association of Anglican Musicians conference. The 250 members of the conference will provide the choral parts of the choral evensong, conducted by Julian Wachner, director of the Washington Chorus and director of arts and music at Trinity Church Wall Street, New York City. The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, bishop of the Diocese of Virginia, will preach, with Rev. Ann Gillespie officiating. Nicholas Bideler, assistant organist and choirmaster at the Church of St. Michael and St. George in Saint Louis, Mo., will be the organist for the service. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. parishlife@ccalex.org, 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.

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.

Thursday and Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Sunday, 11:30 a.m.: Vacation Bible School, not just for kids. Learn how young and old can help local and global communities. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. admin@htluther.org. 703-532-6617. http://htluther.org.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Pipe organist Richard Gray performs works by J. S. Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, Louis Vierne and Jean Langlais. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 4 p.m.: Baroque Bonanza. Friday: “Modern Musick,” directed by Risa Browder and John Moran, and “Kleine Kammermusik,” featuring oboists Geoffrey Burgess and Meg Owens, music by C.P.E. Bach, Boyce, Fasch, Telemann and Zelenka. Saturday: “Ensemble Gaudior,” directed by Alexandra MacCracken, and “The Friends of Fasch,” directed by Thomas MacCracken, music by J.C. and C.P.E. Bach, Graun, Dornel and Boismortier. Sunday: “Arco Voce,” strings and voice, featuring Rosa Lamoreaux, and “Sarabanda,” featuring oboists Sarah Davol and Sarah Weiner, music of Croft, Handel, Kusser, LaGuerre, Philidor and Vivaldi. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. $25; students and seniors, $15. 703-395-2899. www.ensemblegaudior.com.

Friday, 8 p.m.: “The Jewish View: Doctor Doctor: May Doctors and Other Health Care Professionals Strike?” Rabbi Susan Grossman will lead a discussion on how ancient Jewish wisdom can shape our views on health care and emergency-worker strikes, particularly where doctors and health-care workers believe that their only recourse to change unsafe practices is through collective actions such as strikes and slowdowns. Refreshments will be served. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Free. 410-531-5115 or www.beth-shalom.net.

June 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The men’s ministry of the parish will host a fish fry with sides. Carryout dinners will be available. Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. christchurchclinton@verizon.net or 301-868-1330.

June 21, 4 to 8 p.m.: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church annual Strawberry Festival will feature fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake dessert, picnic food, baked goods, jewelry and plants. Activities for all ages will include live entertainment, a Moonbounce, field games, face painting, scavenger hunt and tours of historic Rock Creek Cemetery. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street NW. Admission, free. 202-726-2080 or www.stpaulsrockcreek.org.

June 21, 7 p.m.: The Fairfax Saxophone Quartet will perform “Sort of Greek,” a program of works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadzidakis, Pedro Iturralde and others. Guest pianist Amy LaCivita will join the quartet. Oakton Church of the Brethren, 10025 Courthouse Rd., Vienna. Free. 703-281-4411 or www.oaktonbrethren.org.

June 21, 7:30 p.m.: “Into the Great Beyond.” The 18th Street Singers will perform a program of ethereal music written by contemporary composers including Tarik O’Regan, Ola Gjeilo and Eric Whitacre. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. $20; in advance, $15. www.18thstreetsingers.com or 202-701-5522.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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