Saturday, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring peanut butter and regular pancakes. Proceeds will go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 for age 11 and younger; $18 family maximum. 301-933-7933.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: “Girls Love STEM” conference with this year’s theme, “Expose. Engage. Engineer,” incorporating hands-on, interactive and collaborative activities aimed at getting minority and underrepresented female students in grades six through 12 interested and motivated to pursue STEM careers. Trinity Washington University, 125 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. Dominique Onigbanjo, email@example.com or www.nsbedc.org/girlslovestem.
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: The church’s annual rummage sale will feature toys, clothing, home goods, indoor and outdoor furniture, books, music, movies and more. The sale will be on the church’s lawn and in its fellowship hall. Proceeds will benefit the church’s youth ministries programs. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 89 Chain Bridge Rd., Vienna. 703-938-2119.
Saturday, 10 to 11:45 a.m.: “One Orthodox Priest’s Reflections on Roman Catholicism,” presented by Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso, an Orthodox member of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Commission. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800, Ext. 374d3. www.myfranciscan.com.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: The Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers a workshop to learn how to meditate to become more peaceful. The workshop will include how to start a daily, consistent practice, some tips to overcome distractions and to strengthen our concentration. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Rd. NW. $25. 202-986-2257. www.meditation-dc.org.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Cathedral Flower Mart continues with plant sales, floral and horticultural displays, food, white elephant booth, plus activities for children, including rides on the antique carousel. There also will be performances by Australian didgeridoo performer Cameron McCarthy, Karpouzi Trio, Mezeskalacs Folkdance, First Battalion Scots Guards, Taiko Performers, Onion Patch Boys, Howard University Gospel Choir and many others; a puppet show, central tower climb, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free admission; tower climb, $10; other rides, minimal fee. 202-537-6200 or www.allhallowsguild.org/fm.
Saturday, 11 a.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.: “Cinder-Rachella,” a new musical adaptation that celebrates Jewish and Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairy tale princess, will be performed. Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. $10; students, $8; ages 3 to 6, free. firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-537-3000. www.jccnvarts.org.
Saturday, 11 a.m.: Cathedral Voices, a volunteer ensemble of vocalists directed by organist and associate director of music Christopher Betts, will perform a program of choral classics from Handel to Hogan. Organ accompaniment will be provided by Benjamin Staley. Washington National Cathedral, High Altar in the Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org .
Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.: The Greek Festival continues with Greek food, culture, religion, live music and traditional dances and church tours. Greek art, jewelry, books and religious icons will be available for purchase. St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. 301-469-7990. festival.stgeorge.org.
Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: “Conversations With My Molester: A Journey of Faith.” Michael Mack stars in his one-man play that tells of his own odyssey from clergy sexual abuse as child to healing as an adult. A question and answer session follow. Virginia Theological Seminary, Lettie Pate Evans Chapel auditorium, 3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. $7; students, $5. email@example.com. 703-568-3438. www.michaelmacklive.com.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: The Saint Andrew’s Players will perform Oscar Wilde’s short story adaptation, “The Canterville Ghost.” The opening night dinner theater show will be followed by a reception hosted by the church vestry. Other performances are set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. May 10. St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. $15; age 12 and younger, $7.50. Reservations required: Christine@christine-ensley.com. Jane Massant, 703-241-7586.
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.: The Catholic University Singers and Chamber Choir will perform Plainsong, works by Gabrieli, Handel, Haßler, Palestrina, Victoria, Monteverdi, James MacMillan, Grayston Ives and Leo Nestor, in honor of the occasion of the canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-319-5414.
Saturday, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.: The Fairfax Swing Band will entertain at the annual spring dance. There will also be heavy hors d’oeuvres, a dessert bar, wine, beer, varied refreshments, door prizes and dancing. Epiphany of our Lord Byzantine Catholic Church, Parish Center, 3410 Woodburn Rd., Annandale. $20; in advance, $15; seniors, $15; parish students, $10. email@example.com. 703-255-2221.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Husain Haqqani, former Pakistani Ambassador to the United States, Director of the Center of International Relations and Professor of the Practice of International Relations at Boston University will discuss the “Pakistani View of the American-Pakistani Security Relationship and Its Regional and Global Implications.” St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Come to the coffee hour and meet Rosalie Berk, the Cathedral representative to Friendship Place, who will share news of recent achievements and of upcoming events in homeless services. Volunteers in this ministry will discuss what it means to give of yourself to those in great need. Washington National Cathedral, Rear Nave Congregation Table, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Sherry and Bob Jason, former Los Angeles County public defenders, will discuss how to help at-risk children become more confident and productive members of the community. Sponsored by Machar. Jewish Primary Day School, 6045 16th St. NW. Kelly Hand, firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-686-1881. www.machar.org.
Sunday, 10 a.m.: Dr. David Krimins will moderate a panel discussion on critical ethical issues in medical care. Physicians on the panel will address situations doctors encountered in their practices and the choices the patients and families had to make. A rabbi will provide the Jewish law point of view. Brunch will be served. Congregation Kneseth Israel, 1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis. $10. Reservations: email@example.com or by calling 410-263-3924 ext. 0.
Sunday, 12:45-2 p.m.: Bring a potluck dish that will feed at least three times the number of people in your group and appropriate serving utensils and share great conversation with the cathedral congregation following the coffee hour. The kitchen will not be available for heating or refrigerating dishes or washing them after the meal. If you do not wish to prepare a dish, consider bringing something prepared at a grocery store or restaurant. If your dish includes possible allergens, please label them as tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy or dairy. Water, coffee and tea will be provided. Volunteers needed. Washington National Cathedral, 7th floor Perry Auditorium, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday, 1 to 3 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop on the first and third Sundays of each month. Make items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn are available for creating children’s hats, scarves and booties for organizations such as Bright Beginnings, which serves homeless children and their families. Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail Mila Michael, email@example.com.
Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Docents lead tours featuring the cathedral’s symbols and iconography and discuss how they are represented in its sculpture, stained glass, fabric art and needlework. Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; children age 10 and older, seniors, military and students, $16. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Sunday, 2 p.m.: Volunteers are needed to package meals in the third annual Stop Hunger Now! The international hunger relief organization coordinates the distribution of food in many countries. Standing and sitting jobs are available to adults and children. Meals that were packaged in 2012 and 2013 were delivered to the needy of Cambodia, Guatemala and Zambia. United Christian Parish, 11508 North Shore Dr., Reston. Steve Lambakis, firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-620-3065.
Sunday, 4 p.m.: A concert of seasonal vocal and instrumental works will be performed. Light refreshments will be served following the music. Child care is provided. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. Free. email@example.com. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.
Sunday, 5 p.m.: Chanticleer in concert. The Grammy Award-winning male ensemble celebrates its 35th anniversary with a performance of original interpretations of vocal literature from Renaissance to jazz and from gospel to venturesome new music. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. $40. 202-338-1796.
Sunday, 5 p.m.: The choirs of St. George’s Episcopal Church, directed by Dr. Benjamin Keseley, will combine to offer a candle lit Evensong service of music and prayer, followed by a festive party on the lawn with a moon bounce and barbecue. St. George’s Episcopal Church, Fairfax Drive and North Nelson Street, Arlington. Free-will offering. firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-243-9212.
Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Classical pipe organist Jeremy Filsell performs Olivier Messiaen’s “Les Corps Glorieux,” on the 10,650-pipe great organ. 5:15 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Great Choir, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour for ages 11 and older. Look at gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from on high. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Monday, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-966-5144. www.wesleydc.org.
Most Mondays, 7 p.m.: Sally Jones leads “A Course in Miracles.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.
Mondays, 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., through May 20: Gen Kelsang Varahi, an ordained Buddhist nun, will teach “A New You,” a series exploring meditations and teachings to help people feel more connected to the world around them and to make them able to fulfill their potential for goodness. The hour classes will include teaching, guided meditation and a question-and-answer sessions. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, Friendship Terrace (3rd floor lounge), 4201 Butterworth Pl. NW. 202-986-2257. www.meditation-dc.org.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician consent form available at the Info Center or by visiting www.mystandrew.org. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee, 301-384-4394.
Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: A docent-led “spirituality reflections” tour explores stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Washington Bach Consort, conducted by J. Reilly Lewis performs works by J.S. Bach with guest organist Todd Fickley. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.
Tuesday, 6 p.m.: The annual Celebrity Organ Recital will feature the internationally known organist John Walker, a faculty member at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. He will perform works by Langlais, Bach, Howells, Tournemire, Hakim, King and Dupré. The Basilica of the National Shrine, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. 202-526-8300. www.nationalshrine.com.
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers program invites parents or guardians to bring children in grades one to eight for free tutoring, advice and homework help. The program is certified by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as meeting its “Safeguarding God’s Children” training requirement. St. John’s Church-Broad Creek, St. John’s Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, program director, 240-461-5330 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, 7:45 to 9 p.m.: Archaeologist and Smithsonian Scholar Dr. Michael Hornum will lead three classes about the archaeology of Israel in which he will discuss Israel from the early Bronze Age through the Second Temple period. The classes will be held on Tuesdays through May 20. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. $20. Registration: www.beth-shalom.net or 410-531-5115.
Wednesday, 12:10 to 12:45 p.m.: Trumpeter A. Scott Wood and organist Benjamin Hutto perform works for the Easter season. St. John’s Church, Lafayette Square at the corner of 16th and H streets NW. Free; wheelchair accessible. 202-347-8766 or www.stjohns-dc.org.
Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Weekly Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.
Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Open prayer service. Communion follows. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Author Susan Katz Miller will discuss themes from her recent book, “Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family.” Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Room 209, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-0321.
Wednesday, 8 p.m.: Every Wednesday for the next four weeks, a Georgetown University PhD student in theology will lead a discussion on Old Testament parody and subversive messaging with “Jonah, the Laughable Prophet.” Georgetown Presbyterian Church, 3115 P St. NW. 202-338-1644. www.gtownpres.org.
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.: Members of Franconia United Methodist Church and non-member volunteers need help preparing and assembling nutritious bagged meals for homeless people living in the woods, their personal vehicles and in motels along the Route 1 corridor between North Kings Highway and the Fairfax County Parkway in Alexandria. All ages are welcome to participate in the Thursday preparation and/or the next day Friday deliveries. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-971-5151. www.franconiaumc.org.
Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Arts@Midday, a performance by senior girl choristers from Washington National Cathedral. St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-363-8286. www.StAlbansDC.org.
Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Classical organist Carol Feather Martin will perform works by Johannes Matthias Michelle, George Thalben Ball, Leo Sowerby, Ad Wammes and Robert Elmore. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.
Friday, 6 to 9 p.m.: “Shadows and Still Waters.” Susan Kline Massey and Terri Lynn Simpson lead a journey through and with the C.S. Lewis text, “The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.” Discover what “green pastures” nourish your soul, shine light on the shadowy corners that seek comfort and open up to these familiar words in new ways through art, music, movement, and meditation. Washington National Cathedral, Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, and St Joseph’s Chapel for Labyrinth, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $60; pre-May 7, 45. Register: ESpencer@cathedral.org. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Friday, 6 to 9:30 p.m.: Beth Shalom Congregation will host a Mother’s Day Sabbath and an evening full of programs for all ages. These include a Sabbath dinner, a Mothers’ Day themed Tot Shabbat, alternative youth service for the older children and two presentations: “Jewish Mothers in Jewish Literature,” by Hebrew Literature specialist Michal Cohen, and “Beyond the Imahot: Great Jewish Mothers in the Bible,” by Rabbi Susan Grossman. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Fee for dinner; programs, free. Reservation required for the dinner. 410-531-5115. www.beth-shalom.net.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: Pianist Mike Wingo, percussionist Kim Scudera and vocalist Ted Nelson will perform jazz vespers featuring “Meditations on Music and the Spirit,” by Richard Gilbert. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. Free. 703-281-4230. www.uucf.org.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.: The Smithsonian Encore Chorale will perform its spring concert. Conductor Jeanne Kelly will lead a varied program of works from classical pieces to Broadway tunes. The audience will be invited to sing along with some traditional favorites. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free. 301-261-5747. encorecreativity.org.
May 10, 10 to 11:45 a.m.: Dr. Harold Saunders, Director of International Affairs at the Kettering Foundation, will speak on “Dimensions of Peace.” Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-5800, Ext. 374. www.myfranciscan.com.
May 10, 2 p.m.: The Kings of Harmony will perform in celebration of the upcoming Mother’s Day. Southern Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 4444 Old Branch Ave., Temple Hills. Donations welcome. 301-702-0100.
May 10, 5 to 7 p.m.: A community spaghetti supper will be served, including spaghetti, bread, salad, a beverage and dessert. Children are welcome. Christ Episcopal Church, 8710 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free-will offering, $10 suggested. 301-868-1330 or email@example.com.
— Compiled by Gerri Marmer
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