Religious events from around the Washington area

April 12, 2013

Saturday 3 p.m.: Carl Grubbs Ensemble performs “In a Sentimental Mood,” a concert of jazz works by composer Billy Strayhorn and saxophonists Harry Carney, Ben Webster, Paul Gonsalves and Johnny Hodges. Fort Dupont Park Community Center, 3600 F St. SE. Free, donations appreciated. www.eastriverjazz.net/

Saturday 5-7 p.m.:Meet artist Bud Hensgen at a reception for his show of 14 paintings, “Palestine Interrupted.” The Gallery at Convergence, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-998-6260.

Saturday 6 p.m.: The Ministerial Alliance, a jazz trio, performs blues, gospel and jazz after a dessert reception. Proceeds to benefit church Racial Justice Task Force’s College Access Fund. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. $25; ages 13-18, $10; family tickets for up to two adults and their children, $50. 301-229-0400 or www.rruuc.org.

Sunday 8:30-11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry, which helps feed the homeless through its McKenna’s Wagon soup kitchen, collects sandwiches and fruit from volunteers. Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Parishioner Andrew Clarke, a native of Ireland’s County Roscommon, discusses St. John’s Cross of Cong, a processional cross given to the church in 1964 in memory of Katherine Ingalls Graves. The cross is a copy of the Cross of Cong made in County Roscommon in 1123. Clarke discusses the history of the cross and its relevance to the 12th-century church in Ireland. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org/.

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: “8 Habits of Love: Open Your Heart, Open Your Mind.” Episcopal priest J. Edwin Bacon discussed his book with the cathedral dean, Gary R. Hall. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 5 p.m.: Members of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program perform semi-staged ensembles and arias, including music from their upcoming production of “Show Boat.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. $30; students and seniors, $15. 202-338-1796 or www.stjohnsgeorgetown.org.

Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. through April 21: Games, Bible stories, memory verses and special events for children 12 and younger. Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. 50 cents per week per child. 301-474-7117 or www.berwynbaptist.org.

Sunday 5:15 p.m.: Classical organist Benjamin Sheen performs Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and Naji Hakim’s “Variations on Two Themes.” Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Classical piano recital. Auguste Antonov performs works by de Bonilla, Gregory Hutter, Carter Pann and Natthew Saunders. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday-Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: Cherry blossom tour and tea led by an All Hallows Guild volunteer. Highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks, a traditional English tea and more, including 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. 202-537-5581, www.allhallowsguild.org/what/tourtea_about.html.

Wednesdays through May 22, 6:30-8 p.m.: Caregiver support. Education, planning, resources, family dynamics, financial issues and more. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring. Free, registration required.301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.

Thursday 2 p.m.: “All About Old Garden Roses,” Potomac Rose Society April meeting and rose-growing program. Light refreshments served. Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 301-869-4948.

Thursday 6 p.m.: Bible study focusing on the prophets.. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222.

Friday 1 p.m.: Friday Morning Music Club recital, members perform classical works. Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 7-9:30 p.m.: “The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Story of the Pentagon Papers,” with a discussion following. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free. 703-503-4579 or www.accotinkuuc.org.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: Calmus Ensemble Leipzig, an a capella quintet from Leipzig, Germany, performs. A wine and beer reception follows. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt St., Old Town Alexandria. $25; students and seniors, $22, plus credit card fee. 703-683-6040.

Next Saturday April 20, 8 a.m.: Half-day Stephen Ministry Workshop to enhance caregiving skills and help other congregations expand their caring ministry. Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Rd., Alexandria. $15 per person; $50 for group of four or more from the same congregation. Registration: www.stephenministry.org/workshop.

Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Community yard sale fundraiser. Tables and parking spaces, $20. Sellers may keep the proceeds or donate them to support needy people through Global Mission Projects around the world. The Lutheran Church of St Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring. 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.

Saturday April 20, 1 p.m.: Cathedral wildflowers walk in the Olmsted Woods. Horticulture manager Deanne Eversmeyer discusses flowers history, folklore and characteristics. Wear sturdy waterproof shoes. Washington National Cathedral, meet at Garfield and 35th streets NW. Free. 202-537-2319 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Saturday April 20, 5 and 8 p.m.: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington will present “Side by Side,” a concert featuring Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers, two chorus ensembles, singing a selection of Broadway, pop and classical music. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. $35. 202-293-1548.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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