JAZZ VESPERS

A free back-to-school jazz vespers will be held at 7:30 tonight at Peoples Congregational Church, 4704 13th St. NW. 202-829-5511.

WOMEN'S CELEBRATION

A Christian women's celebration and dinner will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Elks Home, 1844 Third St. NW. Cost is $20. 202-518-8488.

'MUSIC NIGHT'

"Music Night" will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at Oxon Hill Baptist Church, 6633 St. Barnabas Rd.. 301-567-4440.

OPEN HOUSE

An open house for prospective and new members of Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, a reform temple serving more than 400 families in western Fairfax County, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the temple, 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston. 703-437-7733.

THE POPE'S PREACHER

The Rev. Raniero Cantalamessa, Pope John Paul II's personally chosen homilist, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday at St. Mark's Catholic Church, 9970 Vale Rd., Vienna. 703-281-9349.

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER

"Standing Before God on the High Holidays," a lecture by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreiss, an inspirational speaker, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Magen David Sephardic Congregation, 11215 Woodglen Dr., Rockville. 301-881-9010.

AFTER VATICAN II

"Issues and Challenges of the American Catholic Church After Vatican II," a discussion with the Rev. Paul D. Lee, will be held at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Third and M streets SW. Cost is $5. For reservations, call 202-966-6696 no later than noon Wednesday.

TENT MEETING

A free, second annual Tent Meeting, with Pastor Dale O'Shields of the Church of the Redeemer in Gaithersburg; Paige Patterson, president of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Robert D. Crowley, retired pastor of Montrose Baptist Church in Rockville, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and continue through noon Sunday at Middle Creek Conference in Fairfield, Pa., 30 minutes north of Frederick, Md. 888-770-5338.

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