Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon: Our Local Bounty farmers market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables. St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8469 or

Saturday-Sunday, 9:20 a.m.: International convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Delegates from various nations will speak about missionary work and other topics. Two Bible-based theatrical productions will be presented. Fed Ex Field, 1600 Fed Ex Way, Landover. Free. 301-276-6000.

Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia’s John O’Brien and John Elliff will discuss the president’s actions during the year leading up to the constitutional abolition of slavery in 1865. The Lincoln pew and stained glass window in the church sanctuary, the emancipation document and Gurley portrait in the Lincoln Parlor and the Lincoln letters and desk set in the John Quincy Adams Room can be viewed. New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Free. 703-360-1265.

Saturdays, 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

Sundays through Aug. 31, 8 and 10 a.m.: The National Cathedral’s worship service times are making a summer-only change. The first service, with Holy Eucharist, Rite 1, remains at 8 a.m. but is moving to Bethlehem Chapel, on the lower level. The 9 and 11:15 a.m. services will become one service at 10 a.m., with the Eucharist, guest musicians and the traditional coffee hour following. Two of those guests will be the choirs of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (Chestnut Hill) in Philadelphia and the Church of the Incarnation in Dallas. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sundays through Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m.: “Chapel in the Woods” returns to Glenn Dale United Methodist Church. Services feature informal singing, prayers and a short homily. This year’s theme is “Serving With Joy.” In inclement weather, services will be in the church. The regular worship service will be at 10:30 a.m. in the church. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8500 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-390-6640.

Sundays, 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.: Bible study will focus on the Gospel of Matthew, the primary source for Gospel readings at Sunday worship this year. The historic, religious, cultural and political situations of the community in which Matthew lived will be discussed. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. Free. 301-884-3451.

Sundays through Aug. 30, 10:30 a.m.: Worship will take place each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Aug. 21, there will be a barbecue lunch and a concert by the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters at 11:45 a.m. On Aug. 31, a singalong will be followed by a “Movie Night Under the Stars” program. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. 703-256-8330.

Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop. Join fellow needlers to create items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn will be provided. Washington National Cathedral, fourth floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Mila Michael, 202-537-6200.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.; Thursday, 3 p.m.: In “Forged in Fire,” a tour of the cathedral’s ironwork, a docent will explain the wrought-iron creatures, flowers and other creations throughout the building. Washington National Cathedral, welcome desk at main visitor entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; children, seniors, military and students $16. Reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 6 p.m.: Organist Benjamin LaPrairie will perform. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free-will offering. 202-526-8300.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: “We Seek After These Things”; Dave Checketts, stake president in Yorktown, N.Y., will discuss his career in sports management. He has been president, general manager and owner of professional basketball, baseball, football and soccer teams. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon: Vacation Bible School. St. Thomas’s Parish and Trinity Episcopal Church, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro. Free. Register: Go to and click on “Jungle Safari” icon. 301-627-2636.

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Summer music camp for ages 7 to 14. Three professional music educators will help campers grow musically through a week of secular, experiential learning using the Orff Schulwerk process of singing, speaking, moving and playing while exploring literature and poetry, singing games, choral music and a variety of percussion instruments. Their innate creativity will be fostered through simple improvisation/composition exercises. Other activities include arts and crafts and outdoor recreation. The week culminates in an informal, interactive performance for family and friends. No prior musical training is needed. Lunch and a snack provided daily. The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Tuition $375; scholarships available. Thomas Smith, director of music at music.redeemer@ or
301-229-3770, ext. 16. Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m.: Behind the scenes cathedral tour, for ages 11 and older. See gargoyles and stained-glass windows, and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from above. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200 or Mondays, 7 p.m.: Senior strength and stretch class. Participants must bring a completed “assumption of risk and waiver of liability” to the first class. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. Reservations: or 703-765-6555, ext. 626.

Mondays, 7 p.m.: Bible study. Wesley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-966-5144. .

Mondays, 7 p.m., and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Yoga instructor Kirsten Norris leads weekly sessions. Bring a mat. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, Social Hall, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. The Rev. Jessie Lowry, 877-792-8479.

Mondays through Sept. 1, 7 to 8 p.m.: Labyrinth walks accompanied by recorded or live contemplative music at Deborah Carolyn Howell Memorial, just outside the church. Come when you can; leave when you must. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-3770.

Mondays through Aug. 25, 7 p.m.: A course in miracles that helps one “undo the past in the present and thus release the future.” Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Free. 301-449-4308.

Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 28: Washington National Cathedral has extended summer hours — until 8 p.m. — on most Tuesdays and Thursdays. The exhibits “Though the Earth Be Moved,” a look at the impact of the 2011 earthquake on the cathedral, and “Gothic Resilience,” cathedral photographs by Colin Winterbottom, will be on view on the seventh-floor observation gallery. All are welcome at the 5:30 p.m. choral evensong or evening prayer services. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Adults, $6; military, students, seniors and ages 12 and younger, $3. 202-537-6200 or

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 to 10 a.m.: Senior Fit, an exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician consent form available at the information center or by visiting the Web site. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee at 301-384-4394 or go to

Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: Docent-led “spirituality reflections” tours explore stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone. The tours offer stories, silence, poetry and prayer. Tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or .

Tuesdays, 11 a.m.: Bible study group. All are welcome. Truro Anglican Church undercroft, 10520 Main St., Fairfax. Free. 703-273-1300.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: The U.S. Air Force Band’s String Orchestra will perform works by Wolf, Dag Wirén and Tchaikovsky (”Serenade for Strings,” Op. 48). Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday-Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.: Enjoy pizza and soda, then watch a screening and discussion of the series “First Light: Jesus and the Kingdom of God.” Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Avenue, Falls Church. Free. 703-532-6617.

Tuesdays, 7 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Zumba classes. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. $6 per class, or get a punch card that charges $5 per visit. Lisa Martoni, 240-925-4153.

Wednesdays, moon and 7:30 p.m.: Bible study based on the Alan B. Stringfellow book “Through the Bible in One Year: A 52-Lesson Introduction to the 66 Books of the Bible.” First A.M.E. Church of Gaithersburg, 17620 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg. Free. 240-632-9760.

Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2 p.m.: Rising fourth- and fifth-graders will meet each week for Bible study and games. National Presbyterian Church, Youth House, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-0800.

Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: 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. .

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.: “Watermelon Wednesdays.” A new program designed for families with children 7 and younger. Watermelon will be served on the front law, along with a story or two and songs with a slice of Judaism. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Free. 410-531.5115.

Wednesdays through Aug. 27, 7 p.m.: Tai chi classes. Certified instructor will teach the movement discipline that may strengthen the mind and body. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5. 301-449-4308.

Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m.: Flaunt Fitness, a 45-minute program for women led by Lisa Martoni. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. $6 per class. 301-884-3451.

Thursdays, 9 a.m.: Yoga class. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. Call for details. 301-301-884-3451.

Thursday, noon: Volunteers are needed for one hour to help receive and condition flowers for Sunday mornings. No prior experience required; training provided. National Presbyterian Church, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Nora Szeto at 202-537-0800.

Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.: College students are invited to a summer-long study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Life Together,” a book about developing Christian community. Dinner at 6:30 p.m.; discussion begins at 7 p.m. National Presbyterian Church, Youth House, 4101 Nebraska Ave. NW. Free. Hilda Gore, 202-537-7483.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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