Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend. There will be a drama workshop for ages 10 and older from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. Ages 4 and older can participate in a creative dance workshop from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and everyone is invited to the visual arts workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. The celebration closes at 4 p.m. Sunday with a concert featuring works for piano, clarinet, violin and voice. The events are free. The church is at 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. Call 301-937-3666 or 301-474-3858.
Beth Torah Congregation will host Jean David Levitte, France's ambassador to the United States, who will speak on "France and its Middle East Dilemma at Home and Abroad" at 8 p.m. Friday. Light refreshments will be served at the fellowship following the program. The synagogue is at 6700 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville. Everyone is welcome. Call 301-927-5525 or visit the Web site at www.bethtorah.ws.
Asbury United Methodist Church's homecoming begins at 7 p.m. Friday when WHUR 96.3 FM's "Preacher Boy" will host a youth rally. Sunday services include a prayer and praise service at 10:30 a.m., regular worship with Pastor W. Otto Kent at 11 a.m., and a special celebration service led by the Rev. Louis Shockley from Asbury United Methodist Church, Washington, at 3 p.m. The church is at 4004 Accokeek Rd., Brandywine. Call 301-372-8891.
Trinity Episcopal Church invites the community to its ham and oyster dinner from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday. On the country-style menu this year are baked ham, fried oysters, cornbread, green beans, homemade biscuits, homemade desserts and beverages. There will be a sale of fall plants, antiques and collectibles, tours of the historic church, organ recitals, a handmade quilt raffle, door prizes and games and stories for children. Tickets are $15; seniors 65 and older, $13; ages 12 and younger, $7; age 5 and younger, free. The church is at 14519 Church St., Upper Marlboro. Call 301-627-2636.
Touch of Love Bible Church will host its annual Fall Harvest Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 13503 Baltimore Ave., Laurel. Rent tables for $15. Call 301-201-3170.
The Episcopal/Anglican Campus Ministry at the University of Maryland holds special events and weekly services at the University Chapel. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the University of Maryland Chapel Choir will sing at an Evening Choral Service in the chapel. At 6:30 p.m. on Sundays, there is a fellowship dinner. At 7:30 p.m. Sundays, there is an ecumenical Eucharist, followed by night prayer at 9:30 p.m. On Wednesdays at noon, there is an ecumenical Eucharist. The chapel is on the Southwest Quad of the College Park campus, off Route 1. For more information, call Chaplain Holly Ulmer at 301-405-8450, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site at www.edow.org.
Ebenezer AME Church is holding a 5K Run/Walk and 30K bike ride beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Watkins Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. Registration is $25. Teams of no more than seven people and babies in strollers are welcome, but please do not bring pets. Awards will handed out. Food, drinks and entertainment will be provided. Proceeds benefit the church's general scholarship fund. Race packets are available at the church office before the race. Come to 7707 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. For more information, call Reginald Thomas at 301-749-8290. To volunteer for the event, call 703-486-1466.
Minister Kendrick D. Weaver of Matthews United Methodist Church, will discuss his recently published book, "The Sophist," at 2 p.m. Saturday. The work is a result of Weaver's experience as a philosophy student and ordained minister. Weaver will speak at Karibu books in Prince George's Plaza, 3500 East West Hwy., Hyattsville.
Glenn Dale United Methodist Church will hold a craft sale and flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the church's general fund. Vendor spaces are still available at $10 and $15. The church is at Springfield and Goodluck roads, Glenn Dale. Call 301-262-2299.
Grace United Methodist Church's Singles Ministry will hold its annual singles prayer breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. The event will take place in the Maryland Room at the Colony South Hotel, 7401 Surratts Rd., Clinton. A donation of $25 is requested. Call Madge Miles at 301-423-3551.
St. George's Glenn Dale's fall yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Sale items will include an assortment of bargains, including sports cards. The church is at 7010 Glenn Dale Rd., Glenn Dale. Call 301-262-3285.
Beyond the Veil Worship Center's Men's Ministry will host its first men's prayer breakfast from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday. The guest speaker is Apostle Reginald Miles, of the New Dimensions Kingdom Ministries. The church is at 401-A Prince George's Blvd., Upper Marlboro. Tickets are $12.50; ages 10 and younger, $8.50. Call 301-218-7521.
Women Walking in Wisdom will hold its monthly meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Quality Inn, 1 Second St., Laurel. A continental breakfast will be served. Bring ideas on how to collect and distribute Christmas gifts for children. Call 301-419-8189.
Brookins Faith Temple AME Church Men's Fellowship will host a gospel event at 6 p.m. Saturday. Come to Bethany Lutheran Church, 5501 Silver Hill Rd., Suitland. The suggested donation of $10 benefits the church's building fund. Call 301-459-9239.
Rev. Rodney Blackmon, pastor of Christian Unity Baptist Church will celebrate his fourth anniversary at 6 p.m. Saturday with a banquet at Mount Ennon Baptist Church, 9832 Piscataway Rd., Clinton. Tickets are $35; age 12 and younger, $12. Call 301-283-0257.
Mission of Love Outreach Ministries gives homeless people rides to shelters and churches that provide places to sleep. Breakfast is served from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month. Call Denise Robinson at 301-336-2885 or Pastor Douglas Edwards, 301-333-4440 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.
Kettering Baptist Church will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Herman Washington, the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church on Long Island, N.Y., will speak, and vocalist Melody Grayton will perform. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at the church office or at the event. The festivities will be held at Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Dr., Greenbelt. Call 301-336-7150.
St. Mary of the Mills Church will host Harvest Basket Bingo at 2 p.m. Sunday. The $10 purchase of raffle tickets gives participants a chance to win any or all of the Longaberger baskets. Tickets are $15; in advance, $12. Proceeds benefit the Laurel SHARE program. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. The church is at 114 St. Mary's Pl., Laurel. To make reservations, call Val Makarsky at 301-362-3395.
Holy Cross Lutheran Church is will host a free recital by church organist Erik Meyer, a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Flutist Anna Wessler will join Meyer. The program includes works by J.S. Bach, Cesar Franck, Franz Liszt and others. Original works by Wessler will also be performed. The church is at 6905 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. A reception will follow this free event. Call 301-345-5111.
Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church will host a square dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday for singles and couples. Certified instructor Jim Waas will be on hand to call the dances and teach square, circle line and reel dances. Other dances are planned for the third Monday of each month. Admission is $5. The church is at 40 Ridge Rd., Greenbelt.Call 301-577-4673.
Community United Methodist Church of Maryland City holds meetings for stay-at-home mothers at 9 a.m. every Monday. Women are invited to bring their children and to take part in a frank discussion of the everyday joys and problems of parenting. The church is at 300 Brockbridge Rd., Laurel. 301-725-2198.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER
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