EARTH PRAYER VIGIL

The 12th annual Prayer Vigil for the Earth will begin at 6:30 a.m. today at West Potomac Park, Ohio Drive and Independence Avenue SW. 703-620-2577.

COMMUNITY FESTIVAL

A community festival featuring antique cars and emergency response display units will begin at 9 a.m. today at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 901 Third St. NW. 202-842-3311.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION

"Non-Violent Peacemaking: Conflict Resolution Skills for the Peacemaker," a lecture by Bette Hoover, will begin at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Admission is $10. 202-234-4512.

ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE

A free performance celebrating the 140th anniversary of Zion Baptist Church and featuring the First Mount Zion Mass Choir of Dumfries will begin at 5 p.m. today at Zion Baptist Church, 4850 Blagden Ave. NW. 202-722-4940.

'80S GOSPEL

"An '80s Gospel Explosion," featuring performances by the Thomas Whitfield Company and Richard Smallwood, will begin at 6 p.m. today at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1225 R St. NW. Admission is $20. 202-238-5021.

TORAH DEDICATION

A Torah dedication in honor of Josef B. Ducat and Ellen W. Ducat will begin at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100.

JEWISH COOKING

A free Jewish cooking workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton. 301-317-1101.

SOPRANO PERFORMANCE

A performance featuring soprano Detra Battle will begin at 3 p.m. tomorrow at Lincoln Congregational Temple Church, 1701 11th St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-332-2640.

CHORAL EVENSONG

A choral evensong performance will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street NW. 202-726-2080.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

A performance featuring guitarist Paul Wright and the rock group HereToday, sponsored by United Methodist Youth of Northern Virginia, will begin at 5 p.m. tomorrow at Jackson Amphitheater, Northern Virginia Community College, 6901 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 703-820-7200.

BOOK DISCUSSION

A free book discussion on Lewis Solomon and Bruce Epperly's "Mending the World" will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Meeting House, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia. 410-730-1970.

FREE LECTURE

"What Do I Love When I Love My God," a free lecture by Thomas Martin, director of the Augustinian Institute, will begin at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St. NW. 202-726-8800.

ORGAN RECITAL

An organ recital featuring Bill Powell will begin at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW. 202-387-6612.

BLESSING OF HAWAIIANS

A service for blessing native Hawaiians will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at Calvary Baptist Church, 755 Eighth St. NW. 202-347-8355.

BIBLE LECTURE

"Angels in the Bible," a lecture by the Rev. Jude Winkler, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Shrine of St. Anthony, 12290 Folly Quarter Rd., Ellicott City. Admission is $15. 410-531-2800.

GENEALOGY EVENT

"The Open Door: Open the Door to Your Jewish Identity," a free genealogy event led by Rabbi Avis Miller and Natalie Merkur Rose, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. 202-362-4433.

ART EXHIBIT

"God's Women: Nuns in America," an art exhibit celebrating nuns in the United States, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. Admission by donation. 202-635-5400.

LECTURE ON PALESTINE, ISRAEL

"Hope For Palestine and Israel," a lecture by Lloyd D. Auchard, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. 410-465-2919.

CHURCH LECTURE

A lecture sponsored by Church Women United featuring A'Lelia Bundles, great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at First Congregational Church, 945 G St. NW. 202-363-7102.

-- Timothy Wilson

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