Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital. Edward M. Nassor will perform Preludio No. 4 in D minor by the Flemish composer Mathias van den Gheyn. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m.: The Merton Society will hold a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, an American Catholic writer, mystic and Trappist monk. Cake, coffee and tea will be served. Bring your memories of the man to share with all. St. Anselm’s Abbey, Fort Augustus room, 4501 South Dakota Ave. NE. Free. Questions: email@example.com.
Saturday, 3 to 8:30 p.m.: Auction and dinner. A silent auction begins at 3 p.m. At 5 , a wine bar opens, and a potluck dinner gets underway at 5:30. A live auction begins at 6:45. Auction items include gourmet dinners and foods, tickets for concerts and opera, museum tours, sailing, landscaping, classes and other services, including adult- and child-care, dog sitting and music lessons. Handmade crafts and many other items will be available for bidding. A complete auction catalogue may be viewed at mvuc.org/auction. Please bring a dish to share. Proceeds go to church programs. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Kelly Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-765-5950 or www.mvuc.org/.
Saturday, 7 to 9:30 p.m.: Jazz by the Dixie Power Trio — a trio of four. Jazz, coffee and desserts in a family-friendly environment. Child-care available. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. Free; donations welcome. email@example.com, 703-532-6617 or www.htluther.org.
Sunday: SOUPer Bowl of Caring Food Drive Kick Off. The church’s youth groups will launch a food drive as part of a national effort to raise awareness of hunger and poverty issues. Food and money collected will benefit the church’s Outreach Ministries and Lazarus Ministry’s Client Choice Food Pantry. To donate money, make check payable to Christ Church and write “SOUPer Bowl of Caring” in the memo line. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. firstname.lastname@example.org. 703-549-1450. www.historicchristchurch.org.
Sunday application deadline: Young Organists Competition, co-sponsored by the D.C. chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, scheduled for May 17 at the monastery. Three organists will be selected from a taped preliminary round to compete for cash prizes. Official rules and entry forms available at www.dcago.org or by calling 202-526-6800.
Sunday, 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry helps feed homeless men, women and families via McKenna’s Wagon, a soup kitchen. Volunteers can drop off sandwiches and fruit at Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200. www.nationalcathedral.org or email@example.com.
Sundays, 8:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.
Sundays through Feb. 15, 9 a.m.: Intergenerational biblical study of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter From Birmingham Jail.” Youths in the sixth grade and higher will read King’s famous letter and discuss race, racism and justice in the light of Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Westmoreland Congregational United Church of Christ, 1 Westmoreland Cir., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-7766. www.westmorelanducc.org.
Sundays through Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Advice for Life and Prayers for World Peace. Advice from a Buddhist perspective is offered to give you peace in your life. Class includes teaching, prayers and guided meditation that is suitable for beginners and those with experience. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Rd. NW. $6. 202-986-2257.
Sunday, 12:45 to 2 p.m.: Ensuring Self-Determination at the End of Life. A representative from Compassion & Choices of the National Capital Area will lead a discussion of rights and ways to communicate end-of-life preferences using legal documents and ongoing conversation with family members. Each person in attendance will be given legal documents and supporting materials useful in answering individual questions. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Caring Associates at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Free. Linda Bohannon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-765-5950 or www.mvuc.org.
Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop. Join fellow needlers to create items for those in need. Instruction, needles and yarn provided. Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. Mila Michael, email@example.com, or 202-537-6200.
Sunday, 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.: All are invited to worship at a choral evensong whose tradition was established by the Prayer Book of 1662 and stay for a festive reception. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-549-1450 or www.historicchristchurch.org.
Sunday, 5:30 to 10 p.m.: Super Bowl Fellowship. Come and support your team on the church’s big-screen TV. Ample food and fun activities in a safe, non-alcoholic environment. Bring your own chair, rugs, blankets and pillows to fit your comfort. Handicapped-accessible. Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd., Alexandria. Free. email@example.com, 703-971-5151 or www.franconiaumc.org.
Mondays, 9 a.m.: Wellness fitness class. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Guback Center, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-765-6555 or aldersgate.net.
Most weekdays, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.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 www.nationalcathedral.org.
Mondays, noon: “Brown Bag and Bible.” The Rev. Janice Mynchenberg leads a weekly study of the Gospel of Mark with the help of a commentary by N.T. Wright. Bring your lunch. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-337-9070. www.byfaithhopelove.com/GTL.
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: Judy, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703-765-6555, ext. 626. aldersgate.net.
Mondays, 7 p.m.: Yoga class. Bring a mat. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, 2206 Briggs Rd., Wheaton. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. 301-942-7188.
Mondays, 7 p.m.: Monday night worship services will feature a less formal atmosphere in a somewhat smaller setting at a more convenient or comfortable day and time. Celebration of Holy Communion, with refreshments following the worship. Child-care available. The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. email@example.com, 301-384-4394 or www.mystandrew.org.
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 p.m.: Kirsten Norris leads yoga 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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-792-8479.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15 a.m.: Senior Fit, an exercise class for ages 55 and older to build strength, fitness and cardiovascular health. Required physician-consent form is 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 www.mystandrew.org.
Tuesdays, 10:45 a.m.: “Spiritual Reflections” tour. A one-hour docent-led tour explores stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in glass and stone. Tours include stories, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Participants will receive a pilgrimage medallion. Tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. Questions: Pilgrimages@cathedral.org, 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical music concert. Soprano Brooke Evers, harpist Stephanie Gustafson and pianist Jeremy Filsell will perform works by Purcell, Britten, Ravel and Ned Rorem. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.
Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.: Cathedral tour and tea. A docent will lead a tour of the cathedral, explaining its history, architecture and art — 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. www.allhallowsguild.org or email@example.com.
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers invites parents or guardians to bring children in grades 3 through 8 for free after-school tutoring, advice and homework help. The program is certified by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington under its mandatory Safeguarding God’s Children training. St. John’s Church, Broadcreek, Bayne Hall, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. Free. Registration: Ruth LaBelle, program director, at 240-461-5330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesdays, 7 p.m., and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Zumba classes. $6 per class, or get a punch card that charges $5 per visit. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico, Md. Lisa Martoni, email@example.com or 240-925-4153.
Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Rabbi Susan Grossman will speak about “Parting of the Ways: How Judaism and Christianity Became Two.” Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. $20. 410-531-5115. www.beth-shalom.net.
Wednesdays, 1:45 to 4:15 p.m.: After-school program for local elementary school students who attend schools with early release on Wednesdays. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to take part in the Backyard, a program with a Christian curriculum that offers games, crafts and Bible stories. Program continues through June and follows the academic calendar. Church of the Covenant, 2666 N. Military Rd., Arlington. Free; registration required. Emma Horn, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 703-524-4115.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.: Tai chi classes. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Rock Creek, 201 Allison St. NW. Free. 202-726-2080.
Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Tai chi classes, advanced and intermediate level. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $5. 301-449-4308. www.dmuuc.org.
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.: Learn to meditate. Each class includes two guided meditations, a teaching and time for questions and answers. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Rd. NW. $12 per session. 202-986-2257. www.meditation-dc.org.
Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m.: Flaunt Fitness, a 45-minute program led by Lisa Martoni for woman of all shapes and sizes. Combines Pilates and dance. Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. $6 per class, or $30 for 6 classes. 301-884-3451.
Wednesdays, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.: On the first Wednesday of each month, there will be a “First Wednesday Service” where we may recharge, connect and celebrate with an energetic worship and special message from Pastor Dale. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Worship Center, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-3770.
Thursdays, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast Bible study. A reading and discussion of the Bible readings for the upcoming Sunday, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. Open to the public. Sponsored by St. Nicholas Episcopal Church. IHOP, 20009 Century Blvd., Germantown. email@example.com or 240-631-2800.
Thursdays, 9 a.m.: Yoga class. Christ Church Chaptico, Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd., Chaptico. For details, call 301-301-884-3451.
Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Kirsten Norris leads weekly yoga 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 877-792-8479.
Thursdays and Fridays, 9:30 to 11:45 a.m.: Music and movement classes are offered for ages 5 and younger with a parent or adult caregiver. Sponsored by Music Together Montgomery. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Free. 301-229-3770.
Thursdays, 11 a.m.: Gentle yoga. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-765-6555. aldersgate.net.
Thursdays, noon: Yoga classes. Bring a mat. Pilgrim Church United Church of Christ, 2206 Briggs Rd., Wheaton. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. 301-942-7188.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: “Looking for God in Washington, D.C.: A Priest and a Rabbi Search Together.” The Very Rev. Gary Hall and Rabbi Daniel G. Zemel will teach Session 4: What Do we Really Believe? It addresses the challenges of being a person of faith in a secular world. Temple Micah, Sanctuary, 2829 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free, reservations required: email@example.com, 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org
Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Classical pipe organist Hans Uwe Hielscher of Wiesbaden, Germany, will perform works by Alexandre Guilmant and Noel Rawsthorne and two of his own compositions. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free; donations welcome. 202-797-0103.
Friday, 7 to 9:30 p.m.: “Ivory Tower.” A screening of Andrew Rossi’s 2014 PG-13-rated documentary film that questions the cost and value of higher education. A discussion will follow. Bring your dinner and friends. Popcorn and soft drinks will be served. Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church, 10215 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. Free. 703-503-4579.
Feb. 7, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring hoecakes made with cornmeal and regular pancakes. Proceeds go to St. Paul’s Educational Awards Fund and St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; $2 for ages 11 and younger; $18 family maximum. 301-933-7933.
Feb. 7, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Workshop on Mindfulness. No prior experience necessary. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center, 1787 Columbia Rd. NW. $25. 202-986-2257. meditation-dc.org/art-mindfulness.
Feb. 7, 12:30 p.m.: Carillon concert. Edward M. Nassor performs Mathias van den Gheyn’s “Preludio No. 5 in D minor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or www.nationalcathedral.org.
Feb. 7, 1:30 to 5 p.m.: Davies Community Chili Chow, blues jam and open mike. Have a great bowl of con carne or vegetarian chili, sides and a choice of beverages. Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs. Suggested donation, $10. Music and open mike free, donations welcome. 301-449-4308. dmuuc.org/connecting/programs/community-fish-fry-open-mic.
Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: Quiz night to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center. An evening of fun with brats, beverages, munchies and trivia in the parish hall. Please bring a non-perishable food donation. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 1132 N. Ivanhoe St., Arlington. $10. 703-241-2474. www.stmichaelsarlington.org.
Feb. 7, 7 p.m.: The Duke Ellington Society will host a program of Ellington’s music and play recordings of his band’s performances. Grace Lutheran Church, 4300 16th St. NW. Free. Luvenia George, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-723-4408.
Feb. 7, 7 to 10 p.m.: Steve Kaufman will lead a concert of lively jazz performed by the Big Band Tradition and vocalist Renee Georges. Casual dress suggested. Refreshments will be served. A free-will offering will go to fund a youth summer mission trip. Christ Congregational Church, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. 301-585-8010.
Feb. 7, 8 p.m.: PostClassical Ensemble and pianist Mykola Suk will perform an all-Beethoven program that includes his “Moonlight Sonata.” Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton St. NW. $35; students and ages 65 and older, $30. 202-965-2000. www.dumbartonconcerts.org.
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