Ebenezer AME Church in Fort Washington kicks off its "Those Preaching Women" tour at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 7707 Allentown Rd. Free. 301-248-8833.
Synergy, an alcohol-free and smoke-free Christian club in Beltsville, will feature comedians Rick Younger at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Hamburger and John "Fudge" Rickenbacker Jr. at 8:30 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Collection taken Friday; Saturday admission, $10. 4935 Harford Ave. 240-351-7458.
Southminster Presbyterian Church will hold its annual health fair, flea market and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose tolerance, hearing and vision screenings. 7801 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-567-1510.
Good Samaritan Lutheran Church in Lanham will present "American Salute" at 7 p.m. Saturday. Susan Ricci-Rogel directs soloists, instrumentalists and choral ensembles of all ages in a program of folk songs, Broadway hits and patriotic numbers. She will perform a solo piano piece. There also will be a video tribute to World War II veterans. 10110 Greenbelt Rd., adjacent to the Aerospace Building near the Goddard Space Flight Center. Free. 301-794-7300.
New Home Baptist Church in Landover hosts a Toastmasters International meeting on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Meetings usually last an hour. An annual fee is required to join. 8320 Landover Rd., Landover. 301-980-7165, 301-773-8100 or www.toastmasters.org.
Union Bethel AME Church's Homecoming Celebration will start with an old-fashioned family cookout at 11 a.m. Saturday with free food, games and entertainment. Worship services are at 7:45 and 11 a.m. Sunday. 6810 Floral Park Rd., Brandywine. 301-372-6036.
College Park United Methodist Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. From 1 to 2 p.m., a plastic grocery bag of items will cost $1. 9601 Rhode Island Ave. 301-345-1010, mornings only.
St. John's Catholic Church in Clinton will hold an "Our County Is Our Community" forum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The community fair and civil liberties forum will remember those who were killed or injured in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. 8912 Old Branch Ave. 301-868-1316.
Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church will host an open-mike program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Performances may include folk music, original musical compositions, classical piano pieces, Spanish guitar playing, songs with sign language interpretation and poetry readings. Arrive early to sign up to perform. Refreshments will be available. Admission is free; donations are welcome. 301-856-2573.
Davies Memorial will also hold a "water communion" service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Participants will mingle waters from their summer vacations in a bowl to signify unity in diversity. Nursery care available. A collection will be taken. A brunch will follow the service. 301-449-4308.
The church is at 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. www.dmuuc.org.
Greenbelt Interfaith Leadership Association will mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by collaborating with certified massage therapists in a "Healing Hands Strengthen Community" event from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Greenbelt's Roosevelt Center at Southwayand Crescent Road. Massage therapists, led by employees of Greenbelt's Pleasant Touch, will provide seated massages in exchange for donations to the Good Samaritan Fund and the Interfaith Eviction Relief Fund. In case of bad weather, the event will move to the nearby Pleasant Touch facility. 301-441-3013.
Nevey Shalom/Shaare Tikvah invites all to its High Holidays services. The Conservative congregation will hold Selichot services Saturday with a social at 10:30 p.m. and worship at 11. Rosh Hashanah services are Wednesday with Mincha/Maariv at 6:45 p.m. On Thursday, Shacharit is at 9 a.m., Tashlich at 2 p.m. and Mincha/Maariv at 6:30 p.m. On Friday, Shacharit is at 9 a.m. and regular Shabbat services at 8 p.m. Yom Kippur and Kol Nidre services will be at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 24. On Sept. 25, Shacharit/Yizchor is at 9 a.m. and Mincha/Neila/Maariv Havdalah/Shofar is at 5 p.m. 12218 Torah Lane, Bowie. Non-members, $350. Students and members of the military who do not live in the area, free. 301-262-9020.
Faith Temple No. 2 Original Free Will Baptist Church will host its annual Community Day Parade and Picnic at 11 a.m. Saturday. Activities will include the kickoff parade, health screenings and information, games for children including moon bounce and pony rides, and an old-fashioned cookout. 211 Maryland Park Dr., Capitol Heights. Free. 301-350-1035.
Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is now at 4444 Branch Ave. in Temple Hills. Sunday worship services are at 8 and 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 301-702-0100.
St. John's Episcopal Church in Fort Washington holds WOW (Witnesses of Wonder) meetings at 7 p.m. every Monday. At 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, all are welcome at the Propers preparation and Bible study session. "Propers" refers to the epistle and Gospel readings that are planned for the upcoming Sunday services. The Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 11 a.m. every Wednesday. Sunday school resumes at 9:15 a.m. Sunday in a newly renovated classroom.
Preparations are being made for the church's annual Country Fair and Fish Fry on Sept. 18. Volunteers should call the church office.
Parishioners are asked to bring nonperishable items to the Sunday service, the Saturday morning food pantry or the church office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Those in need may pick up food at the pantry from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Items are given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
The church is at 9801 Livingston Rd. 301-248-4290.
Temple Solel, a Reform Judaism congregation, has announced its High Holidays services. Ereve Rosh Hashanah will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday. On Thursday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, morning services are at 9:30, children's services at 3:30 p.m. and Rosh Hashanah tea at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, morning services are at 10, followed by Kiddush/luncheon, with services also at 8 p.m. Erev Yom Kippur is at 8 p.m. Sept. 24. Yom Kippur worship on Sept. 25 is at 10 a.m., children's service at 2 p.m., the afternoon service at 3 p.m., memorial service at 5 p.m. and concluding service at 6 p.m. 2901 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. Tickets are required. 301-249-2424.
Union Bethel AME Church and Unity Economic Development Corp. are hosting the Southern Maryland Community Development Golf Tournament at 9 a.m. Sept. 17 at Bowie Golf and Country Club, 7420 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Bowie. All proceeds will benefit the Unity Economic Development Corp., Bethel House Inc., For Our Children Unity School and the American Diabetes Association. To register, call 866-711-2015.
St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Laurel will hold a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 18. Vendor table rental, $15 each; bring your own table, $10 each. The sale is inside the church, 522 Main St. Call 301-317-0634 to arrange for a table.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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