Saturday, all day: Lenten Quiet Day. The Most Rev. Frank Griswold, former presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will lead the day’s events. The bishop will be the guest preacher. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free, registration suggested: 703-549-1450.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon: Donate women’s and children’s clothes to Women Giving Back (WGB), WGB accepts women’s and children’s clothing and accessories in like-new condition. WGB does not accept stained clothing or anything you would not wear. Donated items will help transitionally homeless women and children. Donations are accepted on all “sort and store” days or by appointment. The store, at 20 Export Dr., Sterling, opens from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday of each month. Information: Margaret Kerfoot, St. John’s Episcopal Church, McLean, parish office, 703-356-4902.

Saturday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Square Dance Party. Dance lesson and demonstration at 6 p.m. by the Boomerangs Square Dance Teaching Council. Chili dinner is included with vegetarian options available. AccotinkUnitarian Universalist Church, 10125 Lakehaven Ct., Burke. 703-503-4579 or . $35; advance (online), $31; ages 12-17, $15; in advance, $11 (online). Tickets: . .

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. 21, 9:30 a.m.: All are invited to participate in a parenting study. Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. Free. 410-255-8236.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon: Citizenship classes. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. 301-652-8700.

Saturday, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital, featuring sacred music on the theme of love, performed by Edward M. Nassor. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200.

Sunday, 9 and 11:15 a.m.: Holy Eucharist will be celebrated by the Rev. Canon Paula Clark. Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., will be the guest preacher at the 9 and 11:15 a.m. worship services. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 10:10 a.m.: “Just Mercy”: a Conversation with Bryan Stevenson. Stevenson, public interest lawyer and founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) in Montgomery, Ala., will discuss his book with the cathedral canon theologian, the Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, and EJI anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts that challenge the legacy of racial inequality in America. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200 or Free. Sunday, 1 p.m.: Knitting and crocheting workshop. Join fellow needlers on the first and third Sundays as they 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. Mila Michael, . 202-537-6200. Free. Sunday, 3 p.m.: Valentine’s Day Concert. Violinist Emil Chudnovsky and pianist Hui-chuan Chen will perform. Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, 7001 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase. Free. Information: 301-652-8700. Free.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m.: Close-up Tour: 20th-century American Gothic. Docents explore the cathedral’s Gothic style, its characteristics, purposes and building methods and explain why it was built in the Gothic style. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $21; children, seniors, military and students, $17. 202-537-6200 or

Sundays, 1 to 2:30 p.m.: “Practicing Presence With Mindfulness.” A variety of mindfulness meditations to encourage feelings of peace and well-being and to promote greater clarity and concentration. The sessions will be facilitated by Meredith McEver and take place on the second Sunday of every month. Washington National Cathedral, Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $10 per session. Reservations: 202-537-6200.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Music at the Monastery. Russell Joseph Weismann, director of liturgy and music at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, Bethesda, will perform works by Bach, DeGrigny, Cholley and Boulanger on the monastery’s Lively-Fulcher organ. A reception follows the recital. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800, Ext. 374.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: Peabody Opera Outreach performs “Papageno,” a condensed version of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” from the point of view of the bird catcher. A reception follows. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, 1 Chevy Chase Cir., NW. Free. 202-363-2202.

Sunday, 4 p.m.: “What Is This Thing Called Love?” Vocalist Carolyn Black-Sotir is the lead performer in this St. Valentine’s Day tribute, presenting a romantic song cycle from the Great American Songbook, including Mancini’s “Two for the Road,” Gershwin’s “Our Love Is Here to Stay,” and the Rodgers and Hart classic “My Funny Valentine.” A light reception follows. Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Rd., Burtonsville. $15 donation suggested. 301-520-8921.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: U.S. Navy Band Valentine’s Day concert. The Sea Chanters choral ensemble will perform well-known tunes, sacred medleys, patriotic music and other favorites at this family-friendly event. A reception will follow in Blake Hall. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. Free. Free parking at the Hyde Addison School parking lot directly across from the church. 202-338-1796.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Organ recital. Julie Evans, from Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, will perform, on the cathedral’s 10,650-pipe organ, works by Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Dan Locklair, Vincent Persichetti, Max Reger and Jean Langlais and a traditional spiritual arranged by Raymond Haan. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $10. 202-537-6200.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: Choral Evensong for the first Sunday in Lent. Redeemer’s Adult and Youth Choirs will sing music by English renaissance composers Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons. A brief organ recital precedes the liturgy. All proceeds from the offering will go to Episcopal Relief and Development. A reception will follow. Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-3770.

Sunday, 5 to 7 p.m.: Valentine’s Day spaghetti dinner, hosted by the church’s youth, who will help prepare and serve the meal: spaghetti, salad, bread, beverages and dessert. Seatings are on the half-hour at 5, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m. Proceeds go to the church’s youth activities. Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale. $10 per person. Reservations are requested at or by calling 703-256-8330.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: “Resurrection.” The interdenominational St. Patrick’s Family Players, from Watertown, Mass., will perform the musical cantata, which tells the story — from the point of view of Saint Peter as a prisoner about to be martyred — of his betrayal of Jesus followed by the promise of reconciliation. The cast has more than 45 performers, ages 2 to 85. St. Ann Catholic Church, 5300 North 10th St., Arlington. Free. Information: Monica Shumann: 703-528-6276.

Sundays through March 13, 7 p.m.: A Service of Compline, an ancient rite of contemplation and reflection during this end-of-the-day meditation, will be held. Historic Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria. Free. 703-549-1450.

Sunday, 7:30 p.m.: Lenten Choral Evensong on St. Valentine’s Day. Organist-Choirmaster Grant Hellmers will lead the choir in a program of romantic music by British composers Ley, Stanford, Walford Davies and Walmisley. A champagne reception follows. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 228 South Pitt St. (at Duke St.), Alexandria. Free, donations to St. Paul’s Lazarus Ministry are appreciated. 703-549-3312.

Sundays through Feb. 28, 8 p.m.: Winter Compline. Organist Sam Carabetta and the St. John’s Choir will present this ancient rite of contemplation and reflection. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Georgetown Parish, 3240 O St. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-338-1796.

Mondays through Fridays: St. Francis Episcopal Church in Great Falls has begun a tutoring program with Reading Partners at King Elementary School, 3200 Sixth St. SE, in the District’s Ward 8. Tutors are asked to sign up for a minimum of one hour per week. Training will be provided. No experience necessary. Call Ginger Roll at 703-759-5270 or e-mail

Mondays, 9 to 9:45 a.m.; Wednesdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m.: Senior Strength and Stretch. Wellness coordinator Judy Jurkowski teaches a variety of exercises to music that may improve muscular strength and range of motion. The class is geared to healthy seniors as well as those with joint, mobility and/or balance issues. Classes are open to those whose physicians have given approval. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. 703-765-6555, Ext. 626, or

Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m.; Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon: Gentle Yoga. Certified exercise instructor Judy Jurkowski teaches classes that focus on deep breathing, slow movement, gentle stretching and strengthening posture. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-765-6555.

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, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $25; children, seniors, students and military, $21. 202-537-6200.

Mondays, noon: “Brown Bag and Bible.” The Rev. Janice Mynchenberg leads a weekly study of the Gospel of Luke with the help of a commentary by N.T. Wright. Bring your lunch. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-337-9070 or

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 worship. Child care available. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-4394 or

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.

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, or 877-792-8479.

Mondays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.: OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) family support meeting for those who have OCD or who have a loved one who has it. The DC-Metro Support Group for Family and Friends will meet on the first Monday of each month, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. 202-215-5859.

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

Tuesday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: The Lunch Bunch Fellowship Potluck. The theme: “Let’s Dish.” Following lunch, two members will talk about what they have learned about Depression glass and show some pieces. Anyone in the group may bring a piece of glass art to show the group and talk about. If your surname begins with A-L, bring a luncheon entrée or side dish; M-Z, a dessert to share. Please call or email to indicate the item you plan to bring. First-timers are not expected to bring a dish. Enter the church through the common entrance with Seneca Academy. St. Nicholas Church, 15575 Germantown Rd., Germantown. Free. Call Fill or Linda Ruegg at 301-424-3428. 240-631-2800.

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical music. Husband-and-wife team of cellist Vasily Popov and pianist Ralitza Patcheva will perform works by Stravinsky, Rachmaninov and Brahms. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20. $10.

Tuesdays through May 17, 3:45 p.m.: A docent leads a “spiritual reflections” tour that highlights stories of faithful action and devotion presented in the cathedral’s glass and stone. The tours offer story, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. The tours do not take place on holidays or during special events. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $15, reservations required. 202-537-6200 or

Tuesdays through March 15, 7 to 9 p.m.: Witness to Resurrection and Salvation: The Acts of the Apostles. Facilitator Harvey Bale leads a six-week journey through the Acts of the Apostles, a rich and dramatic account of the beginnings of the Church. Bring your Bible to the class. Washington National Cathedral, Nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-537-6200 or Free, registration required:

Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.: Caregiver Support Group. Come and share your holiday experiences and ideas for the new year. All are welcome. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. or 301-384-4394.

Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.: Family Friendly Gentle Yoga. Certified exercise instructor Judy Jurkowski teaches classes that focus on deep breathing, slow movement, gentle stretching and strengthening posture. All ages are welcome, but parents must stay in the class and supervise their age 13 and younger children. Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1301 Collingwood Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-765-6555.

Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.: Homework Helpers invites parents or guardians to bring their children in grades 1 to 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

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.: Bible study. Three co-conveners will meet for a reading of the Gospel for the coming Sunday and reflection and discussion. Neither preparation nor regular attendance is required. A healing service and an exploration of the life of the saints follows in the chapel. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 4700 Whitehaven Pkwy. NW. Free. 202-342-2800.

Wednesdays through March 16, 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.: Lenten Wednesdays. The theme for noontime and evening prayer sessions will be “Figuring Out Faith: Questions for Lent.” Each service will use a dramatic conversation in readers’ theater style to explore a question about a teaching of Jesus’s in the Gospel of St. Matthew, comparing Jesus’s new teaching with Old Testament faith and practice. A light Lenten lunch will be offered after the noonday services. Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Rd., Pasadena. 410-255-8236.

Wednesdays through March 16, noon to 1 p.m.: Lenten “soup and devotion” luncheons. Homemade soup and desser,t with singing, praying and “Journeying With Jesus” devotions. Proceeds from a goodwill offering will go to “Imagine No Malaria,” a campaign of the United Methodist Church to save millions of lives in Africa. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, 8600 Springfield Rd., Glenn Dale. 301-262-2299.

Wednesdays, 6:15 to 8 p.m.: FourthNight! All are invited to share a meal and explore new fellowship and discipleship opportunities in a multicultural and intergenerational program. Various volunteering opportunities are available in meal preparation, setup and cleanup. Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 South Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-948-9418. Questions: Shari McCann, or JoAnn Barney,

Tuesday, 5:45 p.m.: The Rev. Brian Schloth, master of novices, Missionaries of La Salette, will present “Mary, Leading Us to Comfort the Sorrowful” after the 5:15 p.m. Mass in the Crypt Church. Other lectures in the series will follow throughout this Year of Mercy. Visit Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-526-8300.

Wednesdays through March 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Lenten Education Soup and Study: A Pilgrimage with Celtic Saints. On Feb. 17, March 2 and 16, the program will be held at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Parish, 14300 St. Thomas Church Rd., Upper Marlboro; on Feb. 24, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro; 0n March 9, at St. Paul’s, 13500 Baden-Westwood Rd., Brandywine. 301-627-8469.

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.: Weight Watchers meeting. Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-2636.

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Tai chi classes. Certified instructor will teach advanced and intermediate classes in the movement discipline, which 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 to 8:30 p.m.: CancerShare, a faith-based support group, invites those living with cancer, cancer survivors and those who sustain them to a weekly support group. Child care is available. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Pkwy., Burke. Free. 703-250-6100.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: “Songs of Our Souls” Lenten midweek gathering with music, prayer and meditation. Professional guest singer Hayley Travers will present music on the theme of “We Lament.” The evening will conclude with the sung liturgy of “Holden Evening Prayer.” All are welcome to 6 p.m. Bible study exploring the issue of world hunger. Georgetown Lutheran Church, 1556 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free. 202-337-9070.

Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays:High school students are invited to earn their community service credits by volunteering at the Fort Washington Food Pantry. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Broad Creek, 9801 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-248-4290 or

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon: Chronic illness support group. People experiencing any type of chronic illness or their caregivers are welcome to a new support group. The group will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. or 301-384-4394.

Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Barnabas Bread Basket community meals. Lunch is served every Thursday. Dinner is served on the last Thursday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. First Baptist Church, 9258 Center St., Manassas. Free. 703-368-2958.

Thursdays, 4 p.m.: Bible study. The Worship Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas. Free.

Thursdays through March 17, 6 to 7:15 p.m.: Experience Lent in a new way: a Lenten supper of native foods, prayer, music and a discussion of how people lacking resources in five countries are coping and how the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is assisting. All ages are welcome. Countries getting a closer look are: Feb. 18, Bolivia; Feb. 25, Cambodia; March 3, Colombia; March 10, Costa Rica; and March 17, Egypt. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. Call 703-759-6068 or visit

Friday, 12:15-1 p.m.: Pianist Christopher Schmitt will perform Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano” on the church’s rebuilt Steinway concert grand piano. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free, donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Fridays, 3 p.m.: Stations of the Cross. The fourteen stations will be prayed every Friday in Lent in the Monastery Church. Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, 1400 Quincy St. NE. Free. 202-526-6800, Ext. 374. 301-869-4948.

Friday, 7 p.m.: Bridge and Fellowship. Bob and Ginny Bronaugh will host this event in the Commons. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. or 301-384-4394.

Friday, 7 p.m., and Feb. 20, 4:30 p.m.: Mark’s Gospel read aloud. The reading of the Gospel of Mark will be performed by the Rev. Joseph Morris, of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free-will offering. 301-253-2130.

Feb. 20, 10 a.m.: Minyan Oneg Shabbat. A Prayerful and Playful Jewish Renewal Community. Rabbi Mark Novak, actor, musician and storyteller, leads a joy-filled morning of song and silence, prayer and poetry. A pot luck lunch follows. Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, Geneva Room. 1 Chevy Chase Cir. Free. 202-362-3270.

Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m.: Dynamic Duo Classical Kiddie Concert. “Karen Builds a Violin,” a musical tale filled with charming characters, whimsical costumes and good music and a journey of discovery as children 3 to 8 learn about the violin, how it’s made and the many kinds of music it can play. Musical selections range from Mozart to bluegrass to ragtime, with children as active participants. Violinist Karen and violist Elizabeth, both members of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra, bring their talents to the Rock Spring Recital Series. Rock Spring United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington. Free. 703-538-4886.

Feb. 20, 12:30 p.m.: Weekly carillon recital will be performed by members of the Yale University Carillon Guild. Washington National Cathedral, Bishop’s Garden area, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Feb. 20, 3 p.m.: Presbyterian Men and Women of Redeemer are hosting a concert by the Norfolk State University Concert Choir. Proceeds will help fund the church’s Annual Scholarship Fund. Church of the Redeemer, Presbyterian, 1423 Girard St. NE. Free-will offering. 202-832-0095.

Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m.: An auction and potluck dinner. Come at 3:30 p.m. to browse silent auction and have refreshments. Please bring a dish to share at the potluck dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m. At 6:30 p.m., a live auction showcases donations such as quilts, dog sitting services, professional tarot card reading and a professional photography session. All are welcome. Proceeds to support the church’s mission and vision. Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. 703-298-2176.

Feb. 20, 7 p.m.: Afro Blue, Howard University’s premier vocal jazz ensemble, celebrates Black History Month with a performance of group and solo numbers inspired by the African-American experience. All Souls Church, Unitarian, 1500 Harvard St. NW. $20; 18 and younger free. 202-362-5266.

Feb. 20, 7 to 9:30 p.m.: Dixie Power Trio, a trio of four, will host a night of jazz, coffee and desserts. All are welcome to this family-friendly events. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3022 Woodlawn Ave., Falls Church. (at the intersection of Route 50). Donations are welcome. Questions: 703-532-6617. .

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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