St. James Church in Lothian will host its 13th annual Charles Dent Community "Messiah" Sing-Along at 4 p.m. Sunday. A chili and snacks reception will follow in the Parish Hall of the church, 5757 Solomons Island Rd. Attendees should bring a snack to share with the group and the musical score of the piece. A limited number of scores will be available to purchase or borrow. For more information, contact the parish office at 410-956-4114


Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Edgewater will hold its 1999 Christmas bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4. The works of 15 crafters will be available, as well as baked goods and religious articles. Other attractions include Santa's Secret Shop, a Kids' Area, a silent auction and a live auction beginning at 1 p.m. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa will begin at 9 a.m. and is a reserved seating event, with tickets required. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and must be purchased by Sunday. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 310-205-0777

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