Washington area religion events

April 19, 2013

Saturday, 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. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Spring Craft Fair, with local jewelers, fiber artists, candlemakers and more. Antioch Baptist Church, 9107 Pine view Lane, Clinton. 301-868-3877.

Saturday, April 20 1 p.m.: Cathedral wildflowers walk in 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, 5 and 8 p.m.: The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington presents “Side by Side,” a concert featuring two ensembles, Potomac Fever and Rock Creek Singers, performing a selection of Broadway, pop and classical music. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. $35. 202-293-1548.

Saturday 6:30 p.m.: Baltimore’s Dunbar Alumni Jazz Ensemble, an 18 member jazz orchestra, celebrates Duke Ellington’s 114th birthday. Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. $10; seniors, $7; 12 and younger, free. 202-966-5144 or www.eastriverjazz.net.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, and Cathedral Dean Gary R. Hall discuss the importance of water to our planet. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: David Ferriero, the 10th archivist of the United States, is the scheduled speaker at the Forum. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m.: “Moving Boldly Forward.” Poets and singers perform with the D.C. Labor Chorus in honor of Earth Day. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. 301-449-4308 or www.dmuuc.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: U.S. Air Force Band’s Brass Quintet performs. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Pkwy., Burke. Free. 202-767-5658.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: The Dr. M.A. Covington Scholarship Committee invites the community to a celebration of 29 years of ministry. Song, dance, piano works and inspirational readings. First Baptist Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: The City Choir of Washington and the Shenandoah Conservatory Choir perform works by John Tavener, composed to honor the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Also selections from Vaughan Williams, Handel, Elgar, Purcell, Leonard Bernstein and others performed at the queen’s 1953 coronation. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25-$80, discounts for seniors, students and groups. 202-537-2228 or tickets.cathedral.org.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: U.S. Air Force Band’s Singing Sergeants perform a program of sacred music. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G St., Woodbridge. Free. 202-767-5658.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: Woven Green in concert. Acoustic pop, world music and more. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. $12; in advance, $10; families, $25. 703-503-4579.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: A concert of music by French composers Ravel, Poulenc, Dupre, Saint-Saens and others performed by William Wisnom, organ; Grace Cho, piano; Megan Hartten, clarinet; Robert Suggs, Amy Horn and David Kanter, brass; Annick Kanter-St. Hubert, chansons. Resurrection Church, 3315 Greencastle Rd, Burtonsville. Donations appreciated. 301-520-8921.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Pablo Saelzer leads the Avanti Orchestra and violinist Gloria Ferry Brennan in an all-Mozart concert. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour 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 misbister@cathedral.org.

Thursday, 10:30 a.m.: The annual ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) service to honor those who died in the Dardanelles and Gallipoli campaigns of World War I. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

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

Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Organist Robert McCormick performs works by Elgar and Cochereau and his own improvisational work. Proceeds to benefit the Episcopal Diocese of Washington Hunger Fund. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2430 K St. NW. Donations appreciated. 202-337-2020 or stpauls-kst.com.

Next Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.: Flea market with toys, plants, books, baked goods and more. Lunch served around noon. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-390-6640.

Next Saturday, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Author roundtable with Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Ellen Cassedy, Rachel Swarns and Sara Taber. Marla Romash moderates a panel discussion. Lunch served. Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Rd. NW. $15, includes lunch. 202-363-6394 or templesinaiwrjauthorsroundtable2013.eventbrite.com.

Next Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.: The annual Uniting Sisters luncheon, with the theme “Speak Lord!” Speakers include Lonise P. Bias, Evangelist Paulette Holloway, Elder Vikki Johnson and the Rev. Willette O. Wright. The consortium of Christian women seeks to support women in or recovering from adverse circumstances. Martin’s Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt. $60 in advance. No tickets sold at the door. 301-870-9899.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

Send event name, dates, times, exact address, prices and a publishable telephone number at least one week before our Saturday publication day to Religion Events, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071; or e-mail rpevents@washpost.com.

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