Washington area religion events

November 3, 2012

Saturday, 8 a.m.: Women’s annual bazaar, offering gently used items, will be held at Metropolitan Memorial UMC, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Admission, free. 202-363-4900.

Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat community pancake breakfast featuring pumpkin and regular pancakes, with proceeds benefitting Wesley Theological Seminary. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington, Md. $6; $2 age 11 and younger; $17 family price. 301-933-7933.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Annual Christmas bazaar, with crafters, vendors of all kinds, bake sale, silent auction, village store loaded with bargains, food and door prizes hourly. St. Hugh of Grenoble Catholic Church, Grenoble Hall, 135 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. Admission, free. 301-441-8241 or e-mail Barbara Ford at baford@mris.com.

Saturday, 10 a.m.: Fall bazaar featuring a free photo with Santa Claus, bake sale including apple dumplings and Tom’s cookies, vendors, gift baskets, food and more. St. James Episcopal Church, 7 Potomac Ave., Indian Head, Md. Admission, free. 301-743-2366 or www.stjamesindianhead.org.

Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Seminar: “Where Buddhism and Science Meet,” with Hugh Byrne exploring the role of meditation on the path to wisdom, joy and peace and how science plays a role in that journey. Each session including periods of guided sitting meditation. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $120, reservations required. 202-633-3030.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: A Slavic food festival including popular Eastern European foods, bake sale including Kolachi and other homemade sweet treats, and a raffle. St. Gregory of Nyssa Byzantine Catholic Church, 12420 Old Gunpowder Road Spur, Beltsville, Md. Free. 301-552-2434 or www.stgregoryofnyssa.net.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Benefits Fair for veterans, dependents and spouses with representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs discussing health care, caregiver support, dental health, burial and memorial benefits, prosthetics, service animals and more. Bible Way Temple, 1100 New Jersey Ave., NW. Free. 202-789-0700.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Bazaar with jewelry, books, Christmas gifts, housewares, handmade items and lunch, will be held at Calvary United Methodist Church, 23rd and Grant streets, Crystal City. Admission, free. 703-892-5185.

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Swedish bazaar with smorgasbord including Swedish meatballs, pea soup, open-faced sandwiches, desserts, baked goods, treasures, Felix Lingonberries and Leksands crispbread rounds and more. St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac. 301-762-8040.

Saturday, Noon to 5 p.m.: All Faith Episcopal Church’s annual fall dinner featuring fried oysters, stuffed ham, fried chicken, sides and beverages, bake and craft tables and silent auction. Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall, 28165 Hills Club Rd., Mechanicsville. $20, eat in or carry out; $10 age 8 and younger. 301-884-3773.

Saturday, 8 p.m.: Concert by artist-faculty members of Washington Conservatory of Music performing works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Ravel, Hovhaness, MacDonald, Purcell and a world premier of Haskell Small’s “Sonatina,” for flute and piano, will be held at Westmoreland Congregational Church, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda, Md. Free-will donation. 301-320-2770 or www.washingtonconservatory.org.

Sunday 9:30 and 11 a.m.: Performance of Eleanor Daley’s “Requiem,” soprano Molly Young, baritone Kenneth Chadwick, Chancel, Seraphim and Youth choirs of Fairlington, organist Lyriel Claire and conductor Louise Wilson, will be held at Fairlington United Methodist Church, 3900 King St., Alexandria. 703-671-4057 or www.fairlingtonumc.org.

Sunday 10 a.m.: “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism,” a discussion led by Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, on the extreme partisanship in Congress, will be held at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Art opening reception for “An Abstract Approach,” with paintings by Lesley Clarke, June Plotkin and Edith Sievers, ceramics by Karin Abromaitis, and mixed media by Jessica Beels, will be held at Congregation Har Shalom, 11510 Falls Rd, Potomac. Free. 301-299-7087.

Sunday 1:30 p.m.: Cathedral Symbolism and iconography tour, led by a docent, focuses on how stories in the artwork unfold by decoding the symbols and icons, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10, reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 3 p.m.: A recital of operatic works written by Puccini, Korngold, Verdi and Mozart, and performed by Hines-Lee Opera artists, will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 15 and P Streets NW. $20, reservations suggested. 240-392-2583.

Sunday 3 p.m.: Discussion of Gary Bruce Agee’s book “A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism, and Activism,” will be held at Saint Augustine School, 1425 V St. NW. Free. 202-713-2503.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Maryland State Boychoir performance of music from Renaissance to contemporary styles with a reception following, will be held at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Donations appreciated. 202-363-2202.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Choral evensong for the Feast of All Saints and performance of Gabriel Faure’s “Requiem,” by the All Saints Church Choir, will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Cir., Chevy Chase. Free; wheelchair accessible. 301-654-2488 or info@allsaintschurch.net.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Catholic University Symphony Orchestra performance of works by Nielsen, Vaughn Williams and Hector Berlioz with David Searle conducting, will be held at Sligo Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park. 202-319-4000.

Sunday 5 p.m.: Classical music recital, with works by Paganini, Beethoven, Tchaikovksy, Brahms, Poulenc, and Sarasate, and the world premiere of Jonathan Leshnoff’s “Three-Minute Chaconne,” performed by violinist Gallia Kastnera, violist Ziyu Shen, cellist Brannon Cho and pianist Frank Conlon, will be held at Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free-will offering. 202-333-2075.

Sunday 5 p.m.: Musical offering by guest organist Donna Kay Whited with a reading of the necrology, the names of those whose deaths during the past year are memorialized and a reception, will be held at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. Donations appreciated. 703-525-8286.

Sunday 5:15 p.m.: Pipe organ recital featuring works by J.S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, K.D. Mueller, Michael Daugherty and M. Searle Wright, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Open house with tours and panels for prospective parents of students in grades 6-8, will be held at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, Middle School, 4401 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free, reservations required. 703-212-2706 or www.sssas.org/admission or JKunz@sssas.org.

Tuesday Noon-1 p.m.: Election Day prayer service for the nation, will be held at St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Catholic Church, 402 E Monroe Ave. Alexandria. 703-683-3343.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: A performance of works by J. S. Bach by the Washington Bach Consort, will be held at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: A traditional English tea with sandwiches and scones follows a docent-led tour concentrating on the building’s stained glass and scenic views from the seventh floor, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, West Front area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993 or www.tea.cathedral.org.

Wednesday 8:30-11 a.m.: Group tours and introductions to administrators and faculty for prospective parents of students in junior kindergarten and kindergarten, will be held at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, Middle School, 4401 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Free, reservations required. 703-212-2705 or www.sssas.org/admission or KCarbo@sssas.org.

Wednesday 7 p.m.: Art and Spirit coffeehouse with local artists, performers and craftspeople in an informal setting with coffee and desserts, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Donations welcome. 202-554-3222.

Wednesday-Friday 7 p.m.: Fall youth revival with guest speaker Rev. David L. Blow, pastor, Soul Authority Church, Tampa, Fla., will be held at Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 4444 Old Branch Ave., Temple Hills. Free-will offering. 301-702-0100.

Thursday 7:30 p.m.: Barbara Kingsolver lecture on her latest novel “Flight Behavior,” about climate change, media exploitation of it and the political opportunism that lie at the root of what may be our most urgent dilemma, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; students, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Friday Noon: Friday Morning Music Club recital of works by Villa-Lobos, Larsen, Robert Stolz, Debussy, Khachaturian and Stravinsky will be held at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 12:15 p.m. : Organ spectacular by music director Sonia Sutton, a performance of works by J.S. Bach, Louis Vierne and Charles-Marie Widor, will be held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-8286 or www.StAlbansDC.org.

Friday 12:15 p.m.: Pipe organ recital by Rodney Long, a performance of works by Marcel Dupre, Alexandre Guilmant and Sigfrid Karg-Elert, will be held at 12:15-1 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Friday 6 p.m .: Wine and chocolate tasting event with live and silent auctions that benefit the Cathedral Choral Society will be held at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St. $150, free parking. 202-537-5527.

Next Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: Holiday Fair featuring crafts, gifts, specialty vendors, lunch, bake shop, shabby chic shop, silent auction, raffle, white elephant rooms, Santa visit and more, will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Parish Center, 6701 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood. Admission, free. 301-840-1407.

Next Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Model train show and fair, an extensive mini-landscape of operating model trains, train item sale, raffle and children’s activities, breakfast available on Saturday, lunch on both days, will be held at the Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Md. $5; 11 and younger, free. 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.

Next Saturday 1 p.m.: Genealogy presentation on finding, using and analyzing records of genealogical value from around the world by professional genealogist Angela McGhie, will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. Free. 410-796-3022.

Next Saturday 4-6:30 p.m.: Smorgasbord meal with traditional turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked ham, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, greens, sweet potatoes, candied pecans, rolls, beverages, homemade desserts and more, white elephant sale and handmade Christmas decorations will be held at Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. Admission, free. 301-262-2299.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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