Sunday 10 a.m.: Phillip Bobbitt, who is a nephew of President Lyndon B, Johnson and a Columbia Law School professor, talks about the Vietnam War and other aspects of Johnson’s foreign policy. 10 a.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.: Jeremiah A. Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, delivers the keynote address for St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church’s African Heritage Celebration, “Celebrating a Royal Heritage.” St. Paul AME Church, 4901 14th St. NW. Free. 202-882-7088.
Sunday 10:30 a.m.: The Bicentennial Committee of St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church hosts a black history celebration. Parishioners will read the names of the 101 African Americans, most of them held in bondage, whose baptisms were recorded in the original parish register. There will be hymns and spirituals, and guest soloist Geraldine Payton will perform two hymns. Antique quilts will be displayed, and storyteller Janice Curtis Greene will discuss the role of quilts in black history. A lunch of homemade soup and cornbread will follow the presentation. St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 21611 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville. 301-519-2526 or email@example.com.
Sunday 11 a.m.: “Venetian Renaissance Choral Music with Brass,” a music festival featuring works of Gabrieli and Monteverdi, performed by St. John’s Choir and Amadeus Brass Quartet. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.
Sunday 11 a.m.: “The World Is About To Turn.” Dumbarton United Methodist Church marks 26th years of welcoming gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their families. Service followed by a pancake breakfast and Mardi Gras party. Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. 202-333-7212.
Sunday 1 p.m.: The burning of palm branches in anticipation of Ash Wednesday. After the noon Mass. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 14th and Quincy streets NE. Free. 202-526-6800.
Sunday 5 p.m.: Washington Bach Consort, led by J. Reilly Lewis. Baritone Mark Duer will also perform, and the concert will feature music played on the church’s new organ. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. $30; seniors and students, $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 berwynbaptist.org.
Sunday 5:30 p.m.: “Evolution Weekend.” A webcast discussion designed to dispel conflicts arising from claims about science and religion. United Methodist Church Baltimore-Washington Mission Conference Center, 11711 East Market Pl., Fulton. Free. www.evolutionweekendmd.com or 410-730-1457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 7 p.m.: A screening and discussion of “Galileo’s Battle for the Heavens,” a docudrama about the clash between the great scientist’s findings and the established theology and science of his day. Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Rd., College Park. Free. 240-264-7924 or www.hopecp.org.
Most Weekdays 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour, for age 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows; climb a lot of stairs to view and photograph the city from aloft. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Mondays 7-9 p.m.: “Blessing Everlasting: an Introduction to Celtic Spirituality.” This week’s topic: Honoring the Seasons. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Mondays 7-9 p.m.: A healing service with Angelo O. Jones, pastor. Heavens Best Healing and Deliverance Church, 8311 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free. 301-877-7702.
Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Music for Mardi Gras. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
Tuesday 12:30 p.m.: Celebrate Mardi Gras with Shrove Tuesday pancake races on the last day of frivolity before Lent. All are welcome. Washington National Cathedral, west front grounds, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of patriots and presidents depicted in the cathedral, plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993, www.allhallowsguild.org or email@example.com.
Tuesday 5-7 p.m.: The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America extend an invitation to the annual all-you-can-eat pancake supper with pancakes, sausage, fruit and beverages for all ages, with proceeds going to the North County Emergency Outreach Network and matching funds from Thrivent Financial for projects around the church, will be held at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. Adults, $6; ages 6-10, $3; age 5 and younger, free, in advance or at the door. 410-766-8778 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday 5-7 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper with all-you-can-eat pancakes and toppings, sausage and eggs, applesauce, coffee, tea or milk, will be held at St. Matthew’s Parish, 5901 36th Ave., Hyattsville. Adults, $7; ages 3-12, $5; ages 2 and younger, free. 301-559-8686 or www.stmatthewshyattsville.org.
Tuesday 5:30-8 p.m.: Celebration of Mardi Gras, with pancakes, music, beads, masks and a flurry of “alleluias.” Grace Episcopal Church, 1607 Grace Church Rd., Silver Spring. $20 per family; $5 per person. 301-585-3515 or www.graceepiscopalchurch.org.
Tuesday 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, hosted by the cathedral’s 20s and 30s group. Pancakes, sausages, applesauce, tea, cider and hot chocolate. Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral College, 3510 Woodley Road NW. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Individuals, $10; families, $25. 202-537-6200 or e-mail Tanya Tuzman at email@example.com or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m., noon, 6:30 p.m.: Holy Eucharist with imposition of ashes. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Wednesdays noon through March 30: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheon. Soup and dessert with singing, praying, devotions and Bible study. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. Goodwill offering to benefit the needy. 301-262-2299.
Wednesdays through March 27 7 p.m.: Reading and discussion of Dante’s “Inferno” from the “Divine Comedy.” No meeting Feb. 13. Washington National Cathedral, Sitgreaves Room, Cathedral Library, Woodley Road NW. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Wednesday 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.
Wednesday 7:15 p.m.: The Gospels of Lent, presented by the Rev. James Gardiner, SA. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 14th and Quincy streets NE. Free. 202-526-6800.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 240-498-0119 or www.wesleydc.org
Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.: Bible study at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, in the library, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.
Thursday 6:45 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.
Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. through April 18: English as a Second Language, novice through advanced classes. Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. Class is free; textbook, $15. 301-474-7117 or http://berwynbaptist.org.
Friday noon: Friday Morning Music Club. A performance of works by David Rubenstein, Lawrence Ink, Winifred Hyson and Mark Simon. Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.
Friday 2:30-4:30 p.m.: The New American “Way of War.” Los Angeles Times correspondent Tim Phelps and Peter Wilson of the Rand Corporation debate the Obama administration’s policy of “targeted killings,” exploring the moral, political and strategic implications. The Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd will be the debate host and moderator. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-0400 or www.RRUUC.org.
Friday 7:30 p.m.: Screening of “L’Aveu” (“The Confession”), a 1970 film directed by Costa Gavras and starring Yves Montand and Simone Signoret. The film, based on a true story, looks at political terror and oppression behind the Iron Curtain in the 1950s. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Room 32, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-0400 or www.RRUUC.org.
— Compiled by Gerri Marmer
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