The Bowie Sounds of Music, a group of 17 female vocalists, and the Boyles Memorial Bellringers of Crofton will perform a "Winter Wonderland" concert, 8 p.m. tomorrow at Grace Lutheran Church, 2503 Belair Dr., Bowie. Cash donations or nonperishable food items will be accepted. Call 301-262-1384.

The Bowie Unitarian Universalist Fellowship invites the public to attend two special holiday services: a candlelight service, 7 p.m. tomorrow, and a service of solstice stories, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, presented by the Rev. Cynthia Snavely. The church meets at Rockledge Elementary School, 7701 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Bowie. Call 240-475-2111.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church presents a "Living Nativity," 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can walk through the field of shepherds, see the camp of the wise men, visit the stable, pet the animals and talk with Mary and Joseph. Admission is free; canned food donations gratefully accepted for the Beltsville Food Closet. The church is at 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville. Call 301-937-7114 or visit

Evangel Multi-Media Arts Center will be the site of the 10th annual "Christmas Celebration," a Broadway-style production about the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, including a Nativity scene with live animals, a laser-light show, dance routines, dramatic scenes and live Christmas and gospel music performed by award-winning vocalists. Performances will be held at varying times this weekend; the final performance is Sunday. Call 301-249-9400 for times. Evangel Multi-Media Arts Center is at 13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro.

Holy People for Christ Church's Drama Ministry presents a Christmas program and play, " 'Tis the Season," 4 p.m. Sunday. Light refreshments and toy giveaways will follow the program. A freewill offering will be taken instead of an admission charge. The church is at 3311 Brightseat Rd., Glenarden. Call 301-449-7440.

United Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir will present a musical drama, "The Shepherds' Song," 11 a.m. Sunday. At 6 p.m. Sunday, the church's Senior Saints Choir will present its Christmas musical, "Bethlehem's Child." Both programs are free and open to the public. The church is at 7701 Riverdale Rd., New Carrollton. Call 301-577-0061.

University United Methodist Church will conduct a family Christmas Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and a special candlelight service at 11 p.m. The church is at 3621 Campus Dr., College Park. Call 301-422-1400.

Amistad St. Paul United Church of Christ will present an original play, "Waiting for the Baby," written and produced by Leonard Pitts, syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald. A free will offering will be taken instead of an admission charge. The church is at 9721 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Call 301-577-7700.

Union Bethel AME Church invites the public to attend their Christmas Eve service, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Regular services are held Sundays at 7:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The church is at 6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine. Call 301-372-6036.

-- Barbara Hinton

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