Potomac Presbyterian Church will ordain and install Leslianne Braunstein as its new associate pastor for congregational care at 11 am. Sunday.

Braunstein has a bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Queens College and a master's in divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.

She was recently a chaplain in the clinical pastoral education program at Goodwin House in Alexandria and Falls Church.

The church is at 10301 River Rd., Potomac. 301-299-6007.

Shalem Institute will host an open house from 6 to 8 pm. today. Free. 5430 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-897-7334 or www.shalem.org.

Bethesda Friends Meeting will sponsor three workshops about nonviolent communication from 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The meeting is at the Sidwell Friends Lower School campus, 5100 Edgemoor Lane in Bethesda. Prices vary. 301-986-8681.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church will host a performance of classical music, including the works of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Debussy, at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. 5500 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Suggested donation $5. 301-229-2800.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church will host a holiday gift-shop open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday. 818 University Blvd. W., Silver Spring. 301-593-3161.

Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ will hold a fall bazaar and outreach fundraiser, including books, decorations, jewelry and baked goods, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. 301-229-7766.

St. Paul's United Methodist Church will host a yard and apple sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 10401 Armory Ave., Old Town Kensington, at the corner of Mitchell and Fawcett streets. 301-933-7933.

St. John's Episcopal Church will host a sale of used books from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 6702 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-654-7767.

National Lutheran Home Auxiliary will present a fall festival, including jewelry, baked goods, videos and books, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 9701 Veirs Dr., Rockville. $8; children 11 and younger $5. 301-424-9560.

Epworth United Methodist Church will host a yard-style sale indoors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 9008 Rosemont Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-926-0424.

Bethesda United Methodist Church will hold its annual Frosty's Fair Christmas Bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 8300 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda. 301-652-2990.

Saint Elizabeth's Church will host a Danish Christmas Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 917 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-365-0026 or www.danishclubdc.org.

Unitarian Universalist Church will hold its annual Bizarre Bazaar, including books, electronics, food and crafts, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville. 301-762-7666.

Sandy Spring Friends Meeting will host a book and rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 17715 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-9792.

Sandy Spring Friends Community House will sponsor a monthly discussion series centered around the Quaker faith, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. 17801 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring. Free. 301-774-9792.

Neelsville Presbyterian Church will host a flute quartet performance at 3 p.m. Sunday. 20701 Frederick Rd., Germantown. Free. 301-253-1926.

Ohr Kodesh Congregation will host Rabbi Barry Freundel to discuss the rising cost of health care from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday. 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase. Free. 301-589-3880.

Concord-St. Andrew's United Methodist Church will host ArtsCentric, a musical ensemble, at 5 p.m. Sunday. 5910 Goldsboro Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-3383.

The Board of Jewish Education presents the second portion of a four-part lecture called "The Life of Chaim Weizmann," at 12:30 p.m. Monday. Ring House Auditorium, 1801 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. Free. Park at Federal Plaza across the street. 301-816-5009.

Jewish Community Center will host an interfaith outreach program called Circle of Friends, in which interfaith couples can meet each other, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Members $2; Nonmembers $4. 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3845 or www.jccgw.org.

Congregation B'nai Tzedek will host an adult fall forum featuring the choice of cooking demonstrations, a discussion of current issues and a seminar called "Making Your Home A Holy Place," from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. $10-$75. 10621 South Glen Rd., Potomac. 301-299-0225.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN

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