Washington area religion events

Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market is open for the season, offering locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or stthomascroom.org/­ourlocalbounty.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Bobby Felder and Friends play jazz for a jazz and gospel worship service. Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol Street NE. Free-will offering. 202-723-5330.

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: Cathedral organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley discuss their musical world. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 11 a.m.: Award-winning author Enuma Okoro is the guest preacher at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 900 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-347-9620 or www.mvpumc.org.

Sunday, 2 p.m.: Cathedral gargoyle tour. A docent shows slides of the building’s whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques, followed by an outdoor tour. Bring binoculars and a camera. Meet at the Welcome Desk, adjacent to the underground parking elevators, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10; age 12 and younger, $5. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Sunday, 3 p.m.: The Evangelism Ministry celebrates its annual day at First Baptist Church of College Park. The Rev. James Terrell, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Washington, will be a guest speaker. Gospel singing will be provided by the Choir of Second Baptist Church of Washington. First Baptist Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd., College Park. Free-will offering. 301-474-3995.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: The Aria Club of Greater Washington performs selections from “Carmen,” “Die Fledermaus,” “Porgy and Bess” and other operas and operettas. English surtitles provided. Tifereth-Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW. $25. 202-723-1659 or www.theariaclub.homestead.com.

Sunday, 5:30 p.m.: Prayer Vigil Service of Hope for Humane Immigration Reform. Prayers in English and Spanish. Bring a potluck dish for a post-service meal. St. George’s and San Jose church campus, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. 703-525-8286 or info@saintgeorgeschurch.org.

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Organist Benjamin Straley performs. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free-will offering. 202-526-8300, Ext. 120 or muslit@bnsic.org .

Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour, for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows. Climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Bring a camera. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Monday-Friday, 6-8 p.m.: Vacation Bible School for all ages. Refreshments will be served each night. First Church of College Park, 5018 Lakeland Rd, College Park. Free. 301-474-3995.

Monday, 7 p.m.: “The Beauty of Holiness: A Cathedral Music Event.” Featuring the Cathedral organ, other instruments, the choirs of the Cathedral, under the direction of Michael McCarthy, and the choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, under the direction of Peter Latona. Works by Herbert Howells, Thomas Tallis, Felix Mendelssohn, Marcel Dupre and others. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $40. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: “Firmen Swimmen: The Sounds of Silent Cinema.” Organist Pamela Meys Kane performs aural travelogues of Firmin Swinnen (1885-1972). Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights 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. 202-537-5581, www.allhallowsguild.org or misbister@cathedral.org.

Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.: Cathedral Crossroads: Wonder Walk. A labyrinth walk that celebrates the dance of life all around us. Led by Tiffany Montavon. Washington National Cathedral, the narthex (just inside the west entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Wednesday, 4-5 p.m.: Club 45 invites rising fourth- and fifth-graders to hang out, play games and listen to a message from scripture. Led by summer intern Janie Hammaker. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-0800.

Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-966-5144 or www.wesleydc.org.

Thursday, 3 p.m. and Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: “Forged in Fire: Cathedral Ironwork.” A docent leads a cathedral tour of creatures, flowers and other items made by master smiths. Washington National Cathedral, Welcome Desk at walk-in visitor entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10, reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.

Thursdays, 7 p.m.: College students are invited to join a fellowship led by Quinn Fox, Craig Meek and Hilda Gore. The lives of the saints will be discussed. National Presbyterian Church, Youth House, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-0800.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: Bible study at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, the library, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or www.staugustinesdc.org.

Friday, 6 p.m.: A family-oriented film. Bring a blanket, cushions, pillows or chairs, and a dinner. A trail mix snack bar will be provided. National Presbyterian Church, Jones Hall/school gym, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-0800.

Friday, 6 p.m.: People’s Community Baptist Church of Silver Spring celebrates 35th anniversary with a gala dinner at Bethesda North Marriott hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road, North Bethesda. Worship services follow at 8 and 11 a.m. Sunday. People’s Community Baptist Church of Silver Spring, 31 Norwood Rd., Silver Spring. Dinner: $65; age 11 and younger, $35. 301-384-2601 or www.tpcbc.org.

Friday, 6:30 p.m.: Game night for all ages. Bring games to play with family or friends or make new friends. Bring a potluck dish to share for dinner. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or rector@staugustinesdc.org .

Next Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon: Labyrinth walk, a medieval Christian practice of walking prayer. All ages and all religious affiliations are welcome. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.

Next Saturday, 1 p.m.: The Rev. Donald Calloway discusses his book “Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest,” about his journey from high school dropout to graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, the Dominican House of Studies in Washington and the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-8300 or www.nationalshrine.com.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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