MUSIC WORKSHOP

"Black Psalmody: From Advent to Christmas," a music workshop sponsored by the Leon Roberts Liturgical Institute, will begin at 8 a.m. today at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 1419 V St. NW. Admission is $25. 301-984-4023.

HEALTH FAIR

A free community health fair will begin at noon today at Greater First Baptist Church, 2701 13th St. NW. 202-462-1730.

BLOCK PARTY

"Extreme Block Party," a free event featuring music and food, will begin at 2 p.m. today at Cedarbrook Community Church, 23700 Stringtown Rd., Clarksburg. 301-528-6702.

BENEFIT PERFORMANCE

A Hurricane Katrina benefit performance featuring the Oakwood College Aeolians of Huntsville, Ala., will begin at 5 p.m. today at First Seventh-day Adventist Church, 810 Shepherd St. NW. An offering will be accepted. 202-829-2075.

JAZZ QUINTET

A free jazz vesper performance featuring the Dick Smith Jazz Quintet will begin at 6 tonight at Peoples Congregational Church, 4704 13th St. NW. 202-829-5511.

DINNER THEATER

"Meet Me at Luigi's," a dinner theater performance featuring the St. Thomas Players, will begin at 6:30 tonight at St. Thomas United Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Rd., Manassas. Admission is $15, $12 for students and seniors. 703-368-5161.

ITALIAN AMERICAN DISCUSSION

A free discussion featuring Mary Elizabeth Brown and her book "An Italian American Community of Faith: Holy Rosary in Washington, D.C., 1913-2003" will begin at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-667-5876.

CHILDREN'S EVENT

"Harvest Party," a free children's festival featuring food and entertainment, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Celebration Church, 6080 Foreland Garth, Columbia. No costumes. 410-997-2088.

SEMINAR ON MYSTICS, POETS

"Praise the Lord for Hope With Mystics and Poets," a four-part seminar, will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 4001 Yuma St. NW. Admission is $25. 202-966-6288, Ext. 113.

ART EXHIBIT

"Ora Pro Nobis/Pray for Us," a free art exhibit featuring works by Daniel Kennedy, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Theological Union, 6896 Laurel St. NW. 202-726-8800.

LECTURE ON POETRY

"Bible and Modern Poetry," a five-part lecture featuring Max Ticktin, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Washington Hebrew Congregation, 3935 Macomb St. NW. 202-250-5019.

DOCUMENTARY FILM

A viewing of "Coming Out -- Coming In," a documentary film on faith and sexual orientation, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church of the Pilgrims, 2201 P St. NW. 202-387-6612.

LECTURE ON UNIVERSITIES

"New Skins for New Wine: Catholic Universities in the 21st Century," a lecture by the Rev. Stephen Privett, president of the University of San Francisco, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 900 North Capitol St. NW. Suggested donation is $25. 202-336-7211.

LECTURE ON HEALTH

"The Good of Health and the Ends of Medicine," a free lecture by Luke Gormally, will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-319-5259.

ORGAN RECITAL

An organ recital featuring Yoon-Mi Lim will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. An offering will be accepted. 301-588-4363.

-- Timothy Wilson

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