Saturday 8-10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring hoecakes and regular pancakes, with proceeds benefitting St. Paul’s Educational Awards Program and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry, will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6; $2 age 11 and younger; $17 family price. 301-933-7933.

Saturday 1 p.m.: A walk through the Olmsted Woods led by horticulture manager Deanne Eversmeyer with pointers on the art of identifying native trees and more using winter buds and silhouettes, will be held at Washington National Cathedral. Meet at 35th and Garfield streets, the south pedestrian entrance to the cathedral grounds, near Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-2319 or

Saturday 3 p.m.: Black history event with music, dance, spoken word and more to teach and inspire everyone, will be held at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 5301 North Capitol St. NE. Free. 202-723-5330.

Saturday 7 p.m.: An interfaith peace celebration hosted by Unity of Fairfax, in support of the 64-day international Season for Nonviolence, an educational, media and grass-roots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities, in the way of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., will be held at Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. 703-281-1767 or

Sunday 11 a.m.: Potluck lunch and annual parish meeting, take a dish to share, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-554-3222 or

Sunday 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop with fellow needlers — for distribution to those in need — with instruction, needles and yarn provided. Washington National Cathedral, Fourth Floor of the South Tower, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or e-mail .

Sunday 1:30 p.m.: Close-up tour — jewels of light: stained glass, led by cathedral docents who teach visitors how to read the building’s windows and the tales they tell from Creation to stories from American history, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, West End Docent Station, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10, reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday 5 p.m.: A choral evensong with a program of works by Philip Radcliffe, Herbert W. Sumsion and Edward C. Bairstow performed by professional singers, will be held at Christ Church, Georgetown, 31st and O streets NW. Free. 202-333-6777.

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

Most Weekdays 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.: Behind-the-scenes cathedral tour for age 11 and older — see gargoyles and stained-glass windows and climb a lot of stairs to view the city from high and with a camera — will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15. 202-537-6200 or

Monday 5 p.m.: Prayer service for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, including the awarding of the annual Ecumenism Award from the Washington Theological Consortium and the Consortium Student Board to Cecil M. Robeck, professor of church history and ecumenics and director of the David J. DuPlessis Center for Christian Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary, followed by Robeck delivering the annual Figel lecture, will be held at Catholic University of America, Caldwell Hall Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-832-2675.

Mondays 7-9 p.m.:“Blessing Everlasting: an Introduction to Celtic Spirituality.” This week’s topic: Place and Pilgrimage. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $10 per session through Feb. 11. 202-537-6200 or

Mondays 7-9 p.m.: Healing service with Angelo O. Jones, pastor, teaching on seer anointing, will be held at Heavens Best Healing and Deliverance Church, 8311 Old Branch Ave., Clinton. Free. 301-877-7702.

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: Performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor by pianist Jeremy Filsell and organist Nigel Potts, will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $10. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday-Thursday or Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Flower arranging for holy spaces, a two-day seminar including morning lectures and demonstrations and afternoon workshops to allow for student practice, will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $200 registration required. Linda Roeckelein, or 202-537-6200 or

Wednesday 12:10-12:45 p.m.: Soloists Annette Anfinrud, Barbara van Woerkom, Noah Mlotek and Christopher Jones in a recital of Alleluias, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Wednesday 7 p.m.: “Art and Spirit Coffeehouse” in celebration of Black History Month with the Akoma Drummers performing music of the African diaspora ranging from traditional West African to funk to D.C. Go-Go, will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free, donations accepted, coffee and desserts served. 202-554-3222 or or

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

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

Wednesdays 7 and 7:30 p.m.: Intermediate and beginner T’ai Chi classes taught by a certified instructor to strengthen the mind and body, will be held at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Spring. Suggested donation, $5. Call Susan Goekler, 330-414-7867 or susangoekler@gmail.

Wednesdays through March 27 7 p.m.: Reading and discussion of Dante’s “Inferno,” the first of three parts of the “Divine Comedy,” an allegorical poem written by Dante Alighieri in the 14th century, (no meeting February 13), will be held at Washington National Cathedral, Sitgreaves Room, Cathedral Library, Woodley Road NW. 202-537-6200 or .

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

Thursday 6:45-8:45 p.m.: “Sacred Texts: The Literature and Art of Faith”; a lecture by Louisa Woodville, an adjunct faculty member in George Mason University’s Department of Art History, about the range of early, medieval and Renaissance texts that Jews and Christians produced as their religions developed, ending with how Johann Gutenberg’s mid-15th-century printed Bible opened the door to a dissemination of the Christian text, unimaginable before the use of moveable type, and a look at American bibles, including the Eliot Indian Bible and the 2008 St. John’s Bible, both housed at the Library of Congress, will be held at S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $42. 202-633-3030 or

Thursday 6:45 p.m.: Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, 600 M St. SW. Free. 202-554-3222.

Thursdays 7-8:30 p.m. through April 18: English as a second language, novice through advanced classes welcome, will be held at Berwyn Baptist Church, 4720 Cherokee St., College Park. Free class; textbook, $15. 301-474-7117 or

Friday 7:30 p.m.: “Israel in Egypt,” George Frederick Handel’s sacred oratorio performed by the combined choirs of Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed Sacrament Festival Orchestra in preparation for Lent, will be held at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, 1427 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. Freewill offering. John McCrary, 703-998-6100, Ext. 103.

Friday-Sunday 7:30 p.m.: International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism seminar “Matzah Without Dogma: Four Centuries of Secular and Humanistic Judaism,” led by Rabbi Adam Chalom, hosted by Machar, the Washington Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism, will be held at the Jewish Primary Day School, 6045 16th St. NW. Registration: or or 202-686-1881.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: A screening of “Little Town of Bethlehem,” a 2010 award-winning documentary about three men — a Christian, a Muslim and a Jew — born into violence and willing to risk everything to bring an end to violence in their lifetime, men shaped by events of their Palestinian and Israeli upbringing, finding inspiration in the words and actions of Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhi, will be held at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. Free, refreshments served. 703-721-0595 or

Friday 7:30 p.m.: Emma’s Revolution, the duo of activist musicians Pat Humphries and Sandy O in concert, will be held at Carroll Cafe@Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St. NW. $18; in advance online, $15. 301-562-4147 or 202-829-9882 or

Saturday 7-10 p.m.: Big band jazz concert by “Big Band Tradition” will be held at Christ Congregational Church, downstairs Social Hall, 9525 Colesville Rd., Silver Spring. Free, donation to Senior Youth summer mission trip with Habitat for Humanity welcome. 301-585-8010, Ext. 333.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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