University United Methodist Church will hold contemporary worship services featuring singing and video presentations, at 10 a.m. July 10 and Aug. 14. 3621 Campus Dr., College Park. 301-422-1400.

St. John's Episcopal Church will host a jazz concert, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane and others from 2 to 4 p.m. July 10. Free. 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-248-4290.

The Greater Mount Nebo AME Church will hold a free vacation Bible school for ages 3 to 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18-22 at the church. The program will include arts and crafts and field trips. 1001 Old Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-249-7545.

Christian Outreach International Center of Deliverance will host a "Sisters Strengthening Sisters" service at 8 a.m. Saturday. The center will hold an appreciation banquet for Bishop Janie Carr at 2 p.m. July 9. 3709 Hamilton St., Hyattsville. 301-927-1684.

Calvary Baptist Church of Upper Marlboro will hold a vacation Bible school for children in nursery school through 12th grade from 7 to 9 p.m. July 24-29. Registration and kickoff are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23. 8330 Crain Hwy., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-2004.

The Augsburg Academy, a Christian school in Beltsville, is accepting applications for the 2005-06 school year. The new school is offering an inaugural year scholarship, worth $2,000, to all students entering in August 2005. For 2005-06, the school will serve kindergarten and first-grade students. Additional grades will be added annually, through eighth grade. Call 301-937-7646.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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