Coming Events

SEMINAR: CRUELTY TO COMPASSION

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Bethesda will host "The Only Way: From Cruelty to Compassion Through Inner Transformation," a seminar sponsored by the Shalem Institute featuring Gerald May, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. Registration is $50. The church is at 6030 Grosvenor Lane. For more information, call 301-897-7334.

HISPANIC NIGHTS

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host "Hispanic Heritage Nights," a free two-night event featuring live music and dance performances by Central and South American artists, at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Washington DC Temple Visitors' Center. The center is at 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. For more information, call 301-587-0144.

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL

The Rockville Full Life Fellowship will host "Into All the World," a free two-day event featuring food, music and art representing more than 25 countries, at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow and 7 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 727 W. Montgomery Ave. For more information, call 301-424-4277.

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

Immanuel's Church in Silver Spring will host "How to Lead a Small Group," a seminar sponsored by NavPress on developing leadership skills, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Registration is $119. The church is at 16819 New Hampshire Ave. For more information, call 301-989-4673.

FLEA MARKET

Bradley Hill Presbyterian Church in Bethesda will host a flea market and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Items for sale include books, games, toys and baked goods. The church is 6601 Bradley Blvd. For more information, call 301-365-2850.

FALL FESTIVAL

Calvary Lutheran Church in Silver Spring will host a fall festival featuring pumpkin-carving and costume contests at 11 a.m. Saturday. The church is at 9545 Georgia Ave. For more information, call 301-589-4001.

HALLOWEEN CONCERT

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ in Bethesda will host its sixth annual Halloween concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 for those in costume, $10 for those not in costume. The church is at One Westmoreland Circle. For more information, call 301-229-7768.

FREE CONCERT

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Gaithersburg will present a free concert by Thula Sizwe, a 10-man a cappella choir and dance troupe from Pretoria, South Africa, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 16420 S. Westland Dr. For more information, call 301-869-1780.

READ HEBREW

Shaare Torah Congregation in Gaithersburg will sponsor its third annual "Hebrew Marathon," an event in which participants learn to read Hebrew, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Jones Lane Elementary School. Registration is $50. The school is at 15110 Jones Lane in Gaithersburg. For more information, call 301-926-8338.

FINANCIAL PLANNING SEMINAR

Tikvat Israel Congregation in Rockville will host a financial planning seminar at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Registration is $18. The synagogue is at 2200 Baltimore Rd. For more information, call 301-762-7338.

FREE CONCERT

Northwood Presbyterian Church in Silver Spring will host a free performance by organist Theodore Guerrant at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 1200 W. University Blvd. For more information, call 301-593-1180.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR

The B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville will host a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Items for sale include Beanie Babies, Limoges boxes, jewelry, designer sweaters and ties. The synagogue is at 6301 Montrose Rd. For more information, call 301-367-8400.

-- Timothy Wilson

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