'Pedals for Progress'

"Pedals for Progress," an event that gathers and sends donated bicycles overseas, will begin at 10 a.m. today at Bull Run Unitarian Universalists, 9350 Main St., Manassas. A $10 donation is requested to defray shipping costs. 703-631-6269.

Fashion Show and Tea

"Threads of Time," a tea and fashion event featuring clothes from the 1940s, will begin at 3:30 p.m. today at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. Admission is $25, $15 for children 12 and younger. 202-582-7740.

Anniversary Gala

A spring gala celebrating the 18th anniversary of Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington will begin at 7 tonight at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW. Admission is $75. 202-722-2280.

Palestrina Choir

A performance by the Palestrina Choir will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow at St. Patrick's in the City Catholic Church, 619 10th St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-347-2713.

Choirs to Perform

A benefit performance featuring the combined choirs of National City Christian Church will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-232-0323.

Premiere of Choral Work

The premiere of William T. Flynn's "At the Tomb" by the Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the church, One Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Free. 202-363-2202.

'For the Greatest Generation'

"For the Greatest Generation," a choral performance marking the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Tickets are $15 to $50. 202-537-5527.

Handbell Choirs to Perform

A performance featuring the combined handbell choirs of Trinity and Holy Trinity Lutheran churches will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 7607 Sandy Spring Rd., Laurel. An offering will be accepted. 301-725-1666.

Conference on Poverty

"Pentecost 2004, A Call to Unity: Making Poverty a Religious and Electoral Issue," a three-day conference that features workshops and guest speakers, will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Cir. NW. Registration is $140, $90 for students and people 29 and younger; daily registration is $55. 202-328-8745.

Book of Mormon Exhibit

An exhibit of oil paintings by Walter Rane depicting events in the Book of Mormon will premiere at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Water Ministry Lecture

A free lecture by Dick Dowd, founder of the Water Ministry, will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Grace Church, 1041 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-7100.

-- Timothy Wilson

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