Saturday, 8 a.m.: Christmas in April. Volunteers are needed to make repairs to the home of needy family. Trinity Episcopal Church, 14515 Church St., Upper Marlboro. 301-627-8696.

Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Community flea market, fish fry and Scout open house. Browse through household goods, toys, baby items, clothes, books, pictures, knick-knacks, handmade jewelry and more. There will be a fish fry, youth hot dog concession, bake sale, a demonstration of camping skills by local Scouts and lots of fellowship. All are welcome. Tables are available for rent for $20; spaces with your own table, $15. Oxon Hill United Methodist Church, 6400 Livingston Rd., Oxon Hill. 301-292-4497.

Saturday, 3 p.m.: Spring benefit concert of the Georgetown Chorale. Proceeds go to the Sergeant Sullivan Fund at National Jewish Health, an organization that promotes medical research, public awareness and advocacy of post-deployment veterans’ health issues. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G St. NW. $30; students and children, $15. 202-832-3210.

Saturday, 7 p.m.: “Honor and Majesty: Music of Bach and Handel.” Choralis performs a program by the giants of baroque music. Soloists include the baroque specialists Three Notch’d Road. The program will feature Handel’s “Dixit Dominus,” “Let the Bright Seraphim” and “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” and J.S. Bach’s “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” “Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft” and Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. Keyboardist Todd Fickley will accompany the vocalists. There will also be some surprises in the program. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635. $50; general, $40; ages 23 to 29, $20; ages 13 to 22, $5; ages 12 and younger, free. Sundays, 8:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 6 p.m.: Bible study. Calvary Episcopal Church, 509 I St. NE. Free. 202-546-8011.

Sunday, 9 a.m.: Martha’s Table ministry collects sandwiches and fruit from volunteers. The ministry helps feed homeless men, women and families through its McKenna’s Wagon soup kitchen. Washington National Cathedral, Hearst Circle, adjacent to the Wisconsin Avenue parking garage entrance, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200. or

Sunday, 9 a.m.: Adult Bible study continues on the first and third Sundays of the month. A Bible passage will be read, with questions for discussion following. Various translations will add to the study value. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, undercroft, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-347-8161.

Sunday, 9 a.m.: A youth group for students in grades 6 to 12 meets on the first and third Sundays of each month. Members share thoughts on anything they wish to discuss, including the possibility of community service activities. The Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 12th Street atrium just off the undercroft, 1217 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Free. 202-347-8161.

Sundays, 9 a.m.: “Being Christian: Coffee and Conversation.” This week’s theme will be history. Gather to explore the essential elements of Christianity and life at Epiphany Parish. Breakfast will be provided. Open to all, especially those who are preparing for confirmation or baptism. The topic on May 8 will be discipleship. Church of the Epiphany, Dunlop Room, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Adult forum: “On Heresy.” This series-concluding session will involve Susan Bond, Paul Crego, Barry Seltser and Kathleen Staudt. Christ Church, Georgetown, 31st and O streets NW. 202-333-6677.

Sunday, 10 a.m.: Adult forum. Gigi Bradford, chair of the Folger Shakespeare Library Poetry Board and a member of the Emily Dickinson Museum’s Board of Governors, will speak. Her topic is “After Life After Icarus: Poems for Everyday.” She has taught poetry at Politics & Prose bookstore for almost a decade and is the inaugural recipient of the Poets House Elizabeth Kray Award for Service to Literature. St. John’s Lafayette Square, 16th and H Streets, NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.: The Holocaust will be commemorated in two locations: B’nai Israel Congregation, 6101 Montrose Road, Rockville, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Turnpike, Fairfax, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The theme of the events is “Seeking Truth and Justice – 70 Years After Nuremberg.” Peter Black will share his insights from his tenure at the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations, which is charged with investigating and prosecuting Nazi war criminals. Details available at and . Events will include an exhibit with more than 40 artworks and artifacts, interactive teen programs, survivor testimony, a seminar and keynote address, and an interfaith commemoration with original readings, dance, music and the intergenerational candle lighting and Pledge of Remembrance.

Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to noon: Mark the end of Passover with all things leavened at the Hametz Fest. Hametz, the Hebrew word for leaven, are foods forbidden during the Passover holiday, particularly products made from flour, such bread, crackers and pretzels. Parents and students of all ages can also learn more about the Beth Shalom Religious School that offers an innovative, egalitarian Conservative Jewish learning program for students in grades kindergarten through high school. Beth Shalom Congregation, 8070 Harriet Tubman Lane, Columbia. Free. Questions: Rabbi Daniel Plotkin, 410-531-5115, ext. 304.

Sunday, 12:30 p.m.: 2016 RoseFest. A festive sendoff will be held to celebrate the Rev. Rose Duncan’s last Sunday of ministry at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. A “purse” for Duncan is being collected. Checks may be made payable to St. Columba’s with “Rose Duncan” on the memo line. Written tributes, notes, pictures, drawings, momentos and more may be left with Barbara McGowan at the church office. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. 202-363-4119.

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, 202-537-6200. Free.

Sunday, 1:30 p.m., Thursday, 3 p.m.: “Forged in Fire”: Cathedral ironwork tour. A docent will lead a tour of the creatures, flowers and other items made by master smiths using iron. Washington National Cathedral, welcome desk at walk-in visitors entrance, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. . $21, seniors, students and ages 5-12 $17, reservations suggested. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 2 p.m.: St. Augustine’s University Choir Concert will perform. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1514 15th St. NW. Tickets: $20; available at or 202-722-5064 or 202-667-4394.

Sunday, 4:30 p.m.: The Flower Hill String Band will perform classic bluegrass, contemporary acoustic, Celtic, old time and traditional gospel tunes played on the fiddle, mandolin, dobro and bass and rhythm guitars with accompanying vocals. A reception with food, drink and an opportunity to meet the musicians will follow. St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 25100 Ridge Rd., Damascus. Free-will offering. 301-253-3207.

Sunday, 5 p.m.: Eya and Divisio in concert. The medieval vocal ensemble Eya and the instrumental ensemble Divisio collaborate in “Zephyr,” a program inspired by the virtuosity of the early Italian baroque. Features musical fireworks and vocal hurricanes, including works of Monteverdi, the vocal trios of Luzzaschi and instrumental improvisation. Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. Free-will offering. 301-229-3770.

Sunday, 5:15 p.m.: Organ recital. Guest organist Patrick Pope, from Charlotte, will perform works by Alec Wyton, Bruce Neswick, Herbert Howells, Alfred Herbert Brewer, Maurice Duruflé, Joseph Jongen and Leo Sowerby on the 10,650-pipe organ. Washington National Cathedral, front nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $10. 202-537-6200. Mondays, 7:30 p.m.: A service of prayer and contemplation in the style of Taizé will be held on the first Monday evening of each month through June. The Taizé Ensemble will provide musical accompaniment for the sung portions of this informal liturgy. If you would like to be a part of this ensemble, you will need to attend a monthly rehearsal. The music of Taizé is accessible to individuals of all levels of musical ability. Additional singers and instrumentalists are always welcome. Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-3770.

Most 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. 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 email

Mondays, 9 to 9:45 a.m., and Wednesdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m.: Senior Strength and Stretch. Wellness coordinator Judy Jurkowski teaches 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.

Mondays, 10 to 11 a.m., and 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.: 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.

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. 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.

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

Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.: Special photography access: “Inside Exposure.” Capture the grandeur and splendor of the world’s sixth-largest cathedral, or discover intimate, dimly lit corners that showcase spectacular Gothic architecture. This session focuses on the main level of the cathedral; some sessions will include access to areas off the main floor. Limited to 30 to 40 people. Washington National Cathedral, nave, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $30. 202-537-6200 or

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 website. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. Call Marilee at 301-384-4394 or go to

Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: Washington Bach Consort concert. J. Reilly Lewis will lead the ensemble and organist Todd Fickley in a cantata, toccata and fugue. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free; $10 contribution appreciated. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Tuesdays through May 17, 3:45 p.m.: A docent leads a “spiritual reflections” tour that depicts stories of faithful action and devotion highlighted in the cathedral’s glass and stone. The tours offer stories, silence, poetry, prayer and reflective invitations, including one to attend Eucharist at noon. Each participant will receive a pilgrimage medallion. 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.

Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Washington National Cathedral and EPIX present an advance screening of “Under the Gun,” directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Katie Couric. A discussion on gun violence prevention will follow. Washington National Cathedral, Perry Auditorium (seventh floor), 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free; reservations requested (202-537-2228).

Tuesdays, 7 to 8 p.m.: Caregiver Support Group. Come and share your experiences and ideas. 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 children 13 and younger. 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 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 April 27, noon: Celebration of Holy Eucharist. Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Bethesda. 301-229-3770.

Wednesday, 12:10 p.m.: Classical music concert. The U.S. Air Force Strings chamber ensemble and harpsichordist Brandon Straub will perform J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Wednesday, 6 p.m.: Choral Evensong, with contemplative 16th-century music and prayer, will be sung by Schola Epiphaniensis. Choral Evensong takes place on the first Wednesday of every month. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-347-2635.

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. Volunteering opportunities are available in meal preparation, setup and cleanup. Gaithersburg Presbyterian Church, 610 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-948-9418. Questions: Shari McCann,, or JoAnn Barney,

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

Wednesdays, 7 p.m.: Introduction to Judaism class. The 16 sessions cover Jewish history, worship, theology, calendar and life cycle, liturgy and basic texts. Books for study, $25 to $100. Temple Solel, 2901 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-249-7453, or email Rabbi Stephen Weisman at

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 available. Burke United Methodist Church, 6200 Burke Centre Pkwy., Burke. Free. 703-250-6100.

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.: Holocaust Day of Remembrance program. Suri Grussgott, assistant director of the World Jewish Congress, will speak on “A Voice Among the Nations — Speaking Out on Today’s Anti-Semitism.” At 8:30, a candle-lighting and memorial service will be held. Shaare Tefila, 16620 Georgia Ave., Olney. Free. Questions: Lisa Arber at or 301-593-3410.

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.

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 that meets 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, May 5 and 19, June 2 and 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m.: Men’s Discussion Group. How does our faith shape us in our personal and professional lives? How do we respond faithfully to the challenges we face in the many roles we fulfill? Men of Christ Church will explore these and other questions. Selected chapters of “The Road to Character” by David Brooks may be read in advance in preparation for the meetings. Christ Church, Georgetown, 31st and O streets NW. 202-333-6677.

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.: “Let’s Rock.” More than 120 singers in a concert featuring such rock classics as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Stairway to Heaven,” a medley of rock and roll oldies and hits by Elvis and Frankie Valli. The performance is presented by Encore Creativity’s Encore Rocks D.C. and Encore Rocks Glen Echo. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. 202-347-2635, ext. 20.

Thursday, 7 p.m.: Ascension Day Jazz Service. St. Michael’s Truth/OSLC, 4915 St. Barnabas Rd., Temple Hills. Free. 301-894-3556 Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: “Flower Mart,” hosted by the All Hallows Guild. Delicious foods, treasures, used books, plants, herbs and many gifts and accessories. International floral displays will be shown by exhibitors from Armenia, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom and other countries. Washington National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Free admission; nominal fees for rides. 202-537-6200.

Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Virginia Theological Seminary’s Lifetime Theological Education office invites the community to “Caring for Creation: Loving God and Neighbor” with former Episcopal presiding bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Join us as we consider the interconnectedness of creation and our participation in those relationships. 3737 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. $40. Please register at by May 2. 703-461-1753.

Friday, 12:15 to 1 p.m.: Christopher Schroeder will perform works by Modest Moussorgsky, J.S. Bach, Theodore Dubois and Louis Vierne. National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free; donations welcome. 202-797-0103.

Fridays, 6:30 p.m.: Recovery ministry. Fellowship and refreshments for everyone. Twinbrook Community Church, 5906 Halpine Rd., Rockville. The Rev. Aaron Howard, 301-204-5911.

Friday, 7 p.m.: “No Capacity to Consent.” Newly commissioned work by Canadian composer Tawnie Olson will be performed by Third Practice. It tells the story of a legal complaint filed by a pregnant woman who, after being stopped for a minor traffic violation, was raped by a corrections officer. Giacomo Carissimi will perform “Jephte,” an oratorio that tells the Old Testament story of the sacrifice of Jephthah’s daughter due to her father’s rash oath to God. Free-will offering will go to RAINN, an organization dedicated to supporting the victims of rape and abuse. St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. Free-will offering. 202-363-4119

Fridays and Saturdays, 8 to 11 p.m., through May 21: “12 Angry Jurors.” St. Marks Players perform an adaptation of Sherman Sergel’s stage drama of a jury deciding the fate of a young man charged with the murder of his father. St. Marks Episcopal Church, nave, 301 A St. SE. $20; students and seniors, $18; ages 11 and younger, $15; groups of 10 or more, $15. Call 202-854-9199.

May 7, 8 to 10:30 a.m.: All-you-can-eat monthly community pancake breakfast featuring applesauce and regular pancakes. Proceeds go to the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the St. Paul’s Hunger Ministry, which helps feed those in need in the Kensington Zip code. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington. $6.50; ages 11 and younger, $2; family maximum, $18. 301-933-7933.

Next Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m.: Spring Tea will feature scones, sandwiches, desserts, fine teas and live piano music. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St., Arlington. $20; ages 12 and younger, $10. 703-671-6834.

— Compiled by Gerri Marmer

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