Washington area religion events

May 10, 2013

Saturday 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m.: The St. Andrew’s Players perform “A Little Princess,” Edith Weiss’s play based on a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Saturday’s performance begins with a dinner at 6 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Saturday’s dinner theater, $20; $10, age 12 and younger, reservations required at Christine@christine-ensley.com. Sunday’s suggested donation, $10; $5, age 12 and younger. 703-522-1600 or www.standrewsnet.org.

Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 4 p.m.: The Colla Voce Youth Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble — performing with professional mentors and guest soloists Colleen Daly, soprano, Monica Soto-Gil, mezzo-soprano, and Kenneth Kellogg, bass — perform “Requiem,” an original pastiche with music by Faure, Verdi, Mozart, Bizet, Schubert and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $20; students and seniors, $15. 301-384-4394.

Sunday 10 a.m.: Robert Wilken, a distinguished fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and professor of the history of Christianity at the University of Virginia, discusses a variety of subjects. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.

Sunday 11 a.m.: Cathy Hughes, Radio One chief executive officer, discusses “Building AND Sustaining Healthy Children, Families and Communities.” Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. 202-723-5330 or www.plymouth-ucc.org

Sunday 4 p.m.: J. Reilly Lewis conducts the Cathedral Choral Society, soprano Sherezade Panthaki, alto Kristen Dubenion-Smith, tenor Robert Petillo, bass Richard Giarusso and organist Todd Fickley in a musical tribute to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II featuring five celebratory works written over 50 years by Handel including “Zadok the Priest,” “Ode for St. Cecelia’s Day,” and “Music for the Royal Fireworks.” Come at 2:30 for a pre-concert discussion with Melinda O’Neal and Robert Aubry Davis. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $31-$68, free garage parking. 800-537-2228 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday 4 p.m.: Virtuoso marimba artist, and transcriber of classical works to the marimba, Makoto Nakura performs works by C.P.E. Bach, J.S. Bach, Nakura, Albeniz, Saint-Saëns and others. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church. Suggested donation, $15. 703-200-7489 or e-mail: marikohiller@gmail.com or www.odeonchambermusicseries.org.

Tuesday noon: Members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform classical works by Handel and Mozart. Noon, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075 or www.dumbartonhouse.org.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Classical pianist Hyeweon Lee Gessner performs. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: Cathedral tour and tea. Docents lead an hour-long tour, discussing the Gothic building’s highlights in architecture and art and other media, followed by a traditional English tea. 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30. 202-537-5581 or www.allhallowsguild.org/what/tourtea_about.html.

Tuesday 7 p.m.: Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch, and author of “Foodopoly, The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America,” discusses her belief that U.S. agricultural policy has been harmed by lobbyists and recommends that a grass-roots movement reshape the food system. River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 6301 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-0400 or www.rruuc.org.

Friday 1 p.m.: Members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform classical works by Kabalevsky, Goodman and Arensky. Noon, Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

Friday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Celtic spirituality author John Philip Newell addresses “Earth Awareness and Contemplative Practice,” the sacred intersection of nature and humanity and the great spiritual quest for the experience of God. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville, 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. Friday, $25; Saturday, $75. Register: www.shalem.org. 301- 762-7666.

Next Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.: Yard sale with proceeds benefiting Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center and FISH of Howard County will take place rain or shine. Christ Lutheran Church, 12570 Clarksville Pike, Clarksville. 301-854-2100 or www.christlutheran.net.

Next Saturday noon-4 p.m.: The Spring Festival will feature a petting zoo, moon bounce, obstacle course, RC race course, games for all ages, crafts, cake walk, prizes and refreshments. Fellowship Baptist Church, 5936 Rolling Rd., Springfield. Free. 703-569-5151 or www.honoringGod.org.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

For more religion events, visit www.washingtonpost.com/onfaith

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