EVENTS

Outdoor nativity pageant, 7 p.m., today, Truro Episcopal Church, 10520 Maln St., Fairfax.

Live nativity scene, 7 p.m., today and Saturday, 3 p.m., Sunday, Providence Baptist Church, 8120 Leesburg Pike, Vienna.

Live nativity drama, 7 p.m., today through Sunday, Dranesville United Methodist Church, 11718 Leesburg Pike, Dranesville.

Service with cantorial music of Leib Glantz and lecture on his works, with Cantor Larry Josefovitz, 8:30 p.m., today, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8402 Freyman Dr., Chevy Chase.

Hanukah family festival, music, skits, children's events, 1-5 p.m., Monday, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville.

Family Hanukah celebration, dinner and Hanukah program, "From Generation," 6:15 p.m., Wednesday, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, 8402 Freyman Dr., Chevy Chase. Information, 5893880.

MUSIC AND DRAMA

Youth drama, "Would You Believe . . . A Stable?" 8:30 and 11 a.m., Sunday, St. Peter's Evangellcal Lutheran Church, 1725 Michigan Ave. NE.

Christmas pageant, 10 a.m., Sunday, Church of The Ascension, Episcopal, 633 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring.

Christmas cantata, "Noel Noel!" 10:45 a.m., Sunday, Wesley Grove United Methodist Church, 23640 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg.

"The Festival of Jay," Christmas cantata and children's story, 11 a.m., Sunday, Chevy Chase Baptist Church, 5671 Western Ave. NW.

Handel's "Messiah," chorus, solosits, Baroque orchestra, 11 a.m. Sunday, North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase.

"The Annunciation," chancel opera, Richard W. Dirksen, Cathedral Choir of Boys and Men, 11 a.m., Sunday, Washington Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.

Adult and children's choirs, 11 a.m., Sunday, Southminster Prebyterian Church, 7801 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill.

Christmas cantata, Dietrich Buxtehude's "The Infant Jesus," 11 a.m., Sunday, Broadview Baptist Church, 5757 Temple Hill Rd., Temple Hills.

Christmas pageant, National Children's Choir, Christmas story, Faith and Fantasy, clowns, carols, 4 p.m., Sunday, Washington Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.

Candlelight Communion service, 5 p.m., Sunday, Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Rd., Vienna.

Candlelight carol sing, instrumentalists, 5 p.m. Sunday, Burke Presbyterian Church, 5708 Oak Leather Dr. Burke Centre.

Christmas music and Euchartist, Cathedral Choir of Boys and Men, 10 p.m., Sunday, Washington Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.

Christmas Eve service, Giovanni Gabrieli's "Sixteeth Century Renaissance Christmas Mass," midnight, Sunday, The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW.

Christmas festival service, Bishop John T. Walker, 10 a.m., Monday, Washington Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.

Children's Christmas services, fashioned after Church of Santa Maria O'Ara Coeli service in Rome, speeches, songs, sacred dances and drama, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Church of St. Teresa of Avila, 1244 V St. SE.

Jubilee festival concert, Mendelssohn and Handel, 8 p.m., Thursday, Washington Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.

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