Union Bethel AME Church, Temple Hills, is holding its third annual Community Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Food will be served, and a DJ, singers, a step team and a youth choir will provide entertainment. Other attractions include a moon bounce, a dunk tank, a water-balloon toss, arts and crafts, and a flea market. The church's sports ministry is planning competitions. Representatives from the Oxon Hill fire department and the Prince George's County Police Department will discuss safety issues. Free. 3231 Brinkley Rd., in the Rosecroft Shopping Center, Temple Hills. Call 301-372-8374.
The First Baptist Church of Suitland invites its neighbors in the Suitland and Forestville areas to its Community Day program, church picnic and health fair from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Participants in the health fair include the American Red Cross, the Prince George's County Commission for Women, the county program for control of sexually transmitted diseases, the county Health Department, the Wellness Center, the Suitland Civic Association and Hospice of the Chesapeake. Hot dogs, hamburgers, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones are on the menu. Children's activities include a moon bounce and a dunking booth. Basketball, horseshoes and badminton will be played. Representatives from the church will be on hand to register anyone age 3 and older for vacation Bible school, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through July 16. All activities are free. The church is at 5400 Silver Hill Rd., Forestville. Call 301-735-6111 or visit www.lifewaylink.com/fbcsuitland.
The Prince George's chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference will hold a breakfast symposium from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at MJ Meeting Place, 1442 Addison Rd., Capitol Heights. Members of the clergy, community leaders, advocates and county and state officials will participate in a discussion of the problems in the youth community and possible solutions to them. The public is invited to attend. The cost of the breakfast is $12 per person or $70 for a table of six. Reservations are required. Call McArthur Bishop, chapter president, at 301-773-1274.
Camp Springs Community Church invites everyone to its vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through July 16. There will be Bible stories, crafts, music, refreshments and more. Special classes are planned for teens, younger children and adults. A nursery will be set up for children 2 and younger. The adult study subject is "Building a Moral Foundation." The church is at 8040 Woodyard Rd., Clinton. Call 301-868-3030.
Oxon Hill United Methodist Church is accepting students for its vacation Bible school, which runs from July 19 through July 23. Dinner will be served each day from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the Bible study program from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Study groups are planned for children 4 through 12 and for adults. Teenagers 13 through 18 will participate in a project that satisfies the Prince George's County public schools' requirement for service to the community. An offering will be taken to defray the expense of the dinner. All other programs are free. Anyone may attend. A nursery will be provided for children not in the Bible study group. The church is at 6400 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. Call 301-839-4748.
The Union Bethel Thrift Store reminds shoppers to visit its Brandywine location between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday. All merchandise is in new or like-new condition and may include clothing for infants, children and adults; shoes; small household items and appliances; linens; lamps; toys; strollers; and infant seats. Proceeds benefit the church's outreach ministry to aid the needy in Prince George's County. Union Bethel AME Church, 6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine. Call 301-372-6036.
Trinity Episcopal Church, Upper Marlboro, will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. July 23. The menu includes fried fish, green beans, coleslaw and bread. Adults, $8; seniors, $7; children 12 and younger, $5. Desserts, including cake and pie, may be purchased separately. The 194-year-old church is at 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. Call 301-627-2636.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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