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, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Health fair. IDEA Public Charter School hosts presentations by the National Women’s Health Network, National Capital Poison Center, American Red Cross, Providence Hospital, George Washington University Hospital and other citywide health organizations. Sponsored by the United Methodist Men of Randall Memorial United Methodist Church. IDEA Public Charter School, 1027 45th St. NE. Free. 202-604-8220.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: “A Christian’s Assurance of God’s Eternal Protection,” a conference for adults and youth who desire to know God’s will and purpose for their lives. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. First Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church, 602 N St. NW. Free. Register: 202-289-4480 or fax 202-289-4595.

Saturday, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45, 11:15 a.m.: Cathedral tower climb and gargoyle walk. Climb the 333 steps to the dizzying heights of the bell-ringing chamber in the great central tower of Washington National Cathedral, listen to a peal bell demonstration by the Washington Ringing Society and a carillon presentation by Edward Nassor, continue with a walk along the exterior walkway between the west towers to view the many gargoyles and grotesques, including Gargoyle Gutter Gait and the closest proximity to the Darth Vader grotesque. Washington National Cathedral, St. Joseph Chapel on the lower level, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30; reservations strongly encouraged. 202-537-6200 or

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

Saturday, 1 and 7 p.m.: “Tambourine to Glory.” The Seawright for Bishop 2016 Campaign and Unity Fund Foundation will perform a musical play based on the Langston Hughes novel about two woman who establish a storefront church to make money. Pam DeVeaux, the episcopal supervisor of the Second Episcopal District of the AME Church, will be the special guest artist. Friendly High School, Janella Moore Auditorium, 10000 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. $25 to $40. Free parking. 301-265-1816 or 301-455-7183.

Saturday, 5 p.m.: John P. Kee and New Life Concert. Sherri Funn and other artists will perform. Proceeds will be used in campaign to fight the legalization of drugs in Washington. Bible Way Temple, 1100 New Jersey Ave. NW. Free. 202-789-0700.

Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.: “Sweet White — Jazzy Night Affair.” The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Council of Shiloh Baptist hosts an evening of jazz with Lori Williams and Friends. Guests are encouraged to wear their best summer white attire. Desserts and more will be served. Proceeds will go to the HBCU Council scholarship fund. Henry C. Gregory III Family Life Center, rooftop, 1510 Ninth St. NW. $45; register by Wednesday. 202-232-4288.

Sunday, 10:10 to 11 a.m.: James Shepherd, director of preservation and facilities, will discuss efforts to repair the damage that occurred during the 2011 earthquake, upgrade critical infrastructure systems and preserve the fabric of the Washington National Cathedral and related properties on the Cathedral Close. Washington National Cathedral, South Transept, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 11:15 a.m.: Historic Christ Church is hosting a home-energy workshop that will be conducted by the Local Energy Alliance Program and Interfaith Power and Light. Participants will learn how electricity is produced and practical steps to conserve it at home. Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Sunday, 12:30 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 after 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: 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 3 p.m.: Kittamaqundi Community Church will dedicate the second phase of its Sacred Garden project. It is in the lot directly behind Oliver’s Carriage House, on Vantage Point Road near Oakland Manor. In addition to pathways, a reflection pond and beautiful plantings, the garden will feature a statue of Libby Rouse, a founder of the church. Jimmy Rouse, the son of James and Libby Rouse and the sculptor of the statue, will speak at the event. Kittamaqundi Community Church, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, Columbia, Md. Free. 410-730-4855.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Jazz singer Anita King and her quartet will perform. Meade Memorial Episcopal Church, 322 North Alfred St., Alexandria. $15; parking, free. 703-549-1334.

Sunday 6 p.m.: The 170-voice National Christian Choir of Gaithersburg will perform a concert of patriotic tunes. Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. Free-will offering. 703-383-1170.

Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Cathedral gargoyle tour. A docent will show slides of the building’s whimsical stone gargoyles and grotesques, then lead an outdoor tour. Binoculars and cameras are encouraged. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15; age 12 and younger, $6. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 6:30 p.m.: Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) will give his thoughts on “Why We Should Have Hope.” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Washington Temple Visitors Center, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. Free. 301-587-0144.

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 .

Mondays, 7 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.: Yoga instructor Kirsten Norris leads weekly sessions. Please bring a mat. Pilgrim Church UCC’s social hall, 2206 Briggs Rd., Silver Spring. Suggested donation, $5 to $10. The Rev. Jessie Lowry, 877-792-8479.

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

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. .

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, where you may also enjoy views of the Washington area. 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 age 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 Info 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 and Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Strength and Balance, led by Tonya Walton, a full-body strength and balance class that incorporates light weights and floor work with a mat, sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Sessions go through Aug. 1. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. Call for price. 202-364-7602.

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 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. 202-537-6200 or .

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Philip Cave will direct a performance by Magnificat, one of the Britain’s premier early music vocal ensembles. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesday and 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 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

Tuesdays, 7 to 8:15 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 and Fridays through Aug. 1, 11 a.m.: Carolyn Gichner leads six weeks of a total-body workout for active seniors. Bring a mat and light weights. Sponsored by Sibley Senior Association. Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church, 3401 Nebraska Ave. NW. $60 for a one-day-per-week class; $100 for a two-days-per-week class. 202-364-7602.

Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.: “Watermelon Wednesdays,” a new program for families with children 7 and younger. Watermelon will be served on the front lawn, 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, 6 to 8 p.m.: “Grill and Chill.” Bring a side dish to share with others. The church will provide hot dogs and activities for children. All are welcome. Christ Church on Capitol Hill, 640 G St. SE. Free. 202-547-9300.

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. .

Thursday, 3 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: “Jewels of Light: Stained Glass.” A docent will lead a tour of the building’s varied styles of stained glass and tell how to read the stories, from creation to U.S. history, contained in them. Washington National Cathedral, Wend End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $20; $16, children, seniors, military and students. 202-537-6200 or

Friday, 11 a.m.: Cathedral organists Christopher Betts and Benjamin Straley will perform patriotic, pop and classical favorites with the Washington Symphonic Brass and the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters. American Public Media’s “Pipedreams” host Michael Barone will emcee the program. Selections include Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man”; Charles Callaghan’s “Patriotic Rhapsody”; Richard Webster’s “Baroque Suite”; “American Revolutionary War Medley,” arranged by Jari Villanueva; “Melody,” by Charles G. Dawes; “Toccata,” by Leo Sowerby; “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” arranged by Peter Wilhousky; and John Philip Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-537-6200 or

Friday, 12:05 p.m.: A celebration of the nation’s birthday and a worship service will be held. The George Washington Bible will be on display Friday and Sunday. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Friday, 4 p.m.: “4th of July Grill and Chill.” The church will provide burgers, hot dogs and water activities for children. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. All are welcome. Christ Church on Capitol Hill, 640 G St. SE. Free. 202-547-9300.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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