In the Sept. 17 Religion Page calendar, the celebration of the opening of the Lotus Garden Buddhist Retreat Center in Stanley, Va., was described incorrectly as a five-day retreat. The celebration consists of various events taking place tomorrow through Sunday, and each daily event is open to the public. (Published 9/20/2005)

JAIL DISCUSSION

A free workshop, featuring author Evan D. Hopkins, on high incarceration rates of black men will begin at 8:30 a.m. today at Metropolitan AME Church, 1518 M St. NW. 202-331-1426.

PAGAN PRIDE DAY

The fifth annual D.C. Pagan Pride Day, featuring workshops, music and children's activities, will begin at 10 a.m. today at Rock Creek Park, 23rd and P streets NW entrance. 301-351-1429.

MUSICAL EVENT

A free performance featuring Snatam Kaur and the Celebrate Peace Band will begin at 7 tonight at All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW. 888-735-4800.

PAGANISM AUTHOR

A free book discussion of Carol Barner-Barry's "Contemporary Paganism: Minority Religions in a Majoritarian America" will begin at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at Owen Brown Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia. 410-381-0097.

RELATING TO TEENS

"Understanding Your Teenager," a workshop featuring Jim DiRaddo, will begin at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Linden Linthicum United Methodist Church, 12101 Linden Linthicum Lane, Clarksville. An offering will be accepted. 410-531-5653.

SOPRANO ON STAGE

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

QUINTET TO PERFORM

A performance by the Davey Yarborough Quintet featuring Esther Williams will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-363-4900.

ORGAN RECITAL

An organ recital featuring William Powell will begin at 6 p.m. tomorrow at Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-387-6612.

GATHERING

A free wine-and-cheese event will begin at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Tifereth Israel Congregation, 7701 16th St. NW. 202-882-1605.

JEWISH ANCESTRY WORKSHOP

"Open the Door to Your Jewish Identity," a free workshop on Jewish ancestry by Rabbi Avis D. Miller and Natalie Merkur Rose, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. 202-362-4433.

WEST BANK LECTURE

"Archaeology in the War Zone: The State of Biblical Sites in the West Bank," a free lecture by Sandra Scham, will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100.

NEW BUDDHIST RETREAT

A five-day retreat celebrating the opening of the Lotus Garden Buddhist Retreat Center will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the center, 1991 Pine Grove Rd., Stanley, Va. 540-778-2405.

CHRISTIANITY AMID ISLAM

"The Shape of Christianity in the World of Islam," a free lecture by Sidney Griffith, will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Caldwell Hall, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-6169.

-- Timothy Wilson

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