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Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through April 6: Dance classes. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. Call for fee information. 202-546-4964.

Saturday 3:30 p.m.: Education forum with journalist Roz Plater. Capitol Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 914 Massachusetts Ave., NE. 202-543-1344 or visit

Saturday 4 p.m.: “Basically Baroque,” a recital with flutist and pianist Deni Foster and other musicians. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. 301-982-0758 or

Saturday 6:30 p.m.: “Christmas in April PG County,” funded by a catered dinner, silent auction and raffle. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Sixth and Main streets, Laurel. $40 in advance. 301-776-5151 or Sue O’Connor, 410-461-4382.

Saturday 7-9 p.m.: A St. Patrick’s Day Dinner: corned beef and cabbage, boiled potatoes and carrots, assorted mustards, dark rye and Irish soda bread, assorted beers, wine and cider, coffee and dessert. Singing wait staff. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. $15; half portion, $7.50. Reservations: Jane Massant, 703-241-7586 or

Saturday 7:30 p.m.: Riverbend Opera Company performs Puccini’s “Il Tabarro” and “Suor Angelica,” two one-act operas. Semi-staged concert is sung in Italian with English subtitles. Holy Rosary Church, 595 Third St. NW. $25; students, $15. 202-638-0165 or

Saturday 8 p.m.: The College of William and Mary Choir performs selections from Handel’s “Messiah” and Faure’s “Requiem.” Also works by Randall Thompson and African American spirituals. Christ Church Parish Kensington, 4001 Franklin St., Kensington. Free. 301-328-5496.

Sunday 8:30-11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry, which helps feed homeless men, women and families through its McKenna’s Wagon soup kitchen, collects sandwiches and fruit from volunteers. Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: Social reconciliation discussion: Cathedral dean Gary Hall leads a discussion with psychologist and advocate Lauren Abramson about the place of reconciliation in society. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday 10:30 a.m.: “Make Room for Matzah,” a workshop for ages 2 and older with Marion Usher. Tips on livening up your Seder, adding homemade art to your table and making the feast age-appropriate and meaningful for everyone. Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $18 per family, registration requested. 202-777-3267 or

Sunday 2-7 p.m.: 37th Annual Bach Marathon. Ten organists perform in half-hour segments on the church’s three-manual, 50-rank, 2500-pipe Rieger tracker organ. Come when you can, leave when you must. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Cir. NW. Donations appreciated. 202-363-2202.

Sunday 3 p.m.: Classical pianists Wen-Yin Chan and Hanchien Lee perform music written for four hands. Arrangements by Mozart, Saint-Saens and Gershwin. A reception and art exhibit, “Light,” by a six-artist group, Art Spirit, follows. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-4900.

Sunday 4 p.m.: “Basically Baroque,” with soprano Heather Brown, flutist Deni Foster and harpsichordist Richard Berg performing two cantatas. Also performances by a madrigal group. A reception follows. Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church, 3215 Powder Mill Rd., Adelphi. Free. 301-982-0758 or

Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. through April 21: Games, Bible stories, memory verses and special events for children 12 and younger. Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. 50 cents per week per child. 301-474-7117 or

Sunday 5:15 p.m.: Organist Michael Bauer performs works by William Albright, Pamela Decker, Marcel Dupre, Forrest Pierce, Petr Eben and Charles Tournemire. Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday 5:30-7:30 p.m.: St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner. Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, salad, desserts and beverages. Proceeds to benefit the church’s projects. Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 7606 Quarterfield Rd., Glen Burnie. $10; ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. 410-766-8778.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Eya Medieval music for high voices, beautiful and ethereal plainchant and conductus from the Mongpellier and Worcester manuscripts from the 13th century. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of the highlights of the cathedral, its history, architecture and artworks — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993, or

Wednesdays Noon through March 30: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheon. Soup and dessert. Singing, praying, devotions and Bible study at 1 p.m. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. Goodwill offering to benefit the needy. 301-262-2299.

Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: “Angels High and Low,” a docent-led tour of depictions of angels in needlepoint, wood and stone carvings, and paintings — plus a traditional English tea and a scenic view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Docent Station at the Rear Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993, or

.Wednesday 7 p.m.: Bible study at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 3601 Alabama Ave. SE. 202-582-7740.

Wednesdays through March 27 7 p.m.: A reading and discussion of Dante’s “Inferno.” Washington National Cathedral, Sitgreaves Room, Cathedral Library, Woodley Road NW. 202-537-6200 or

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. 240-498-0119 or

Friday 4-7 p.m.: Fish fry (whiting or tilapia), with green beans, coleslaw, bread, beverage and dessert. Trinity Church Hall, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro (handicap-accessible). $10; seniors, $8; ages 11 and younger, $5. 30-627-2636.

Friday 5-7 p.m.: The Ladies Guild of Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church hosts meatless meals every Friday during Lent. Eastern European meals include separately priced pierogi, Haluski, homemade vegetarian soups and desserts. A pre-sanctified liturgy follows at 7:30 p.m. Takeout foods available 4-7 p.m. Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. 703-573-3986 or

Friday 8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 6 p.m.: “Christ Alone,” an original Easter-themed musical drama. Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. Free. 703-383-1170 or


— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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