Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Holiday Fair featuring crafts, gifts, specialty vendors, lunch, bake shop, shabby chic shop, silent auction, raffle, white elephant rooms, Santa visit and more. St. Francis of Assisi Church, Parish Center, 6701 Muncaster Mill Rd., Derwood. Admission, free. 301-840-1407.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Model train show and fair, with operating model trains, train item sale, a raffle, children’s activities, breakfast on Saturday and lunch on both days. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. $5; age 11 and younger free. 301-384-4394 or

Saturday 1 p.m.: Finding, using and analyzing records of genealogical value from around the world, a presentation by professional genealogist Angela McGhie. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. Johns Lane, Ellicott City. Free. 410-796-3022.

Saturday 2 to 6 p.m.: Roast chicken and oyster supper, with homemade baked goods and carryout food, sponsored by Galesville United Methodist Church. Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Main St., Galesville. $20; age 12 and younger, $10. 410-867-3663 or 410-867-3281.

Saturday 4 to 6:30 p.m.: Smorgasbord with traditional turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked ham, fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, greens, sweet potatoes, candied pecans, rolls, beverages and homemade desserts; white elephant sale; and handmade Christmas decorations. Glenn Dale United Methodist Church, Good Luck and Springfield roads, Glenn Dale. $10; $5, ages 6-12; free, 5 and younger. 301-262-2299.

Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: A Hanukkah Bazaar with dreidels, menorahs, candles, books, decorations, toys and many other holiday gift items, including handmade stoneware by a local on-site artisan. Congregation Kol Shalom, 1909 Hidden Meadow Lane, Annapolis. Admission, free. 410-266-6006.

Sunday 10 a.m.: An address by Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press correspondent for intelligence and special operations. St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. Free. 202-347-8766.

Sunday 10:10 a.m.: “The Weight of War: The Returning Soldier and the Role of Spiritual Wellbeing,” a discussion led by Episcopal Bishop Jay Magness, with Chris Weaver, a retired U.S. Navy rear admiral; Howard Stendhal, a major general and Air Force chief of chaplains; and Chad Chaffee, retired Army sergeant major. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday, 4 p.m.: “Many Waters Cannot Quench Love,” a worship service to celebrate the 237th birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps, with guest speaker Rear Admiral Margaret G. Kibben. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. Free-will offering. 202-537-6200 or

Sunday 6:30 p.m.: Classical guitarist Larry Snitzler and jazz guitarist Rick Whitehead perform Latin American, classical and jazz standards. Daview Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hills Rd., Temple Hills. $15; students, $5. 301-868-0082.

Monday 4:30 p.m.: “The Word Made in China: From a Missionary Perspective of Blessed Gabriele M. Allegra (1907-1976),” a lecture by Archbishop Savio Hon Tai-Fai. Catholic University, Caldwell Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Free. 202-319-5683 or

Tuesday 11:30 a.m.: Brown bag Bible study (take your lunch). St. Paul’s, Piney, Episcopal Church, 4535 Piney Church Rd., Waldorf. 240-271-9838 or e-mail Melinda Brown at

Tuesday 12:10 p.m.: A piano recital with music inspired by the seasons, performed by Cole Burger. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Suggested donation, $5. 202-347-2635, Ext. 20.

Tuesday-Wednesday 1:30 p.m.: A docent-led tour of Washington National Cathedral, exploring its history, architecture and artworks; plus a traditional English tea and a view of the city from the cathedral tower. Washington National Cathedral, Front Nave, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. $30, reservations required. 202-537-8993, or

Wednesday 10 a.m. to noon: An open house to acquaint the community with All Saints Preschool. All Saints Episcopal Church, 3 Chevy Chase Cir., Chevy Chase. Free; wheelchair accessible. 301-654-2488 or

Wednesday 6 p.m.: Dinner with a variety of African specialties prepared by Chef Stan and friends followed by a concert of traditional, classical, contemporary and jazz music, performed by the St. Andrew Cantate Domino Choir, Praise Team and special guest artists (at 7:30 p.m.). Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Dinner, $10, reservations required. Performance, donations appreciated. 301-384-4394 or

Wednesday 6 to 7:30 p.m.: A labyrinth walk. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. 703-525-8286 or

Wednesday 7:30 p.m.: A Taize prayer service with songs that have few words followed by periods of peaceful silence. St. George’s Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St. Arlington. Free. 703-525-8286 or

Thursday 7:30 p.m.: Southwest Chamber Music Players perform Max Bruch’s “Eight Pieces” and Brahms’s Horn Trio, Op. 40. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free, donations appreciated. 202-484-6354.

Friday 7:30 p.m.: Classic jazz performed by James Dapogny & the East Coast Chicagoans. Calvary Lutheran Church, 9545 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. $20; group discounts available. 240-460-8260, 301-617-0694 or; or Joel Albert, 301-762-3323 or

Friday 6 p.m.; Saturday 9:30 a.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.; A weekend of exploration of the power of learning, led by Rabbi Brad Artson, dean, Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, American Jewish University. Friday: Kabbalat Shabbat at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., reservations: Saturday: morning services at 9:30 a.m., Kiddush luncheon at 12:15 p.m. and Gan HaYeled date night and silent auction at 7:30 p.m. Sunday: morning services at 9 a.m., breakfast at 10 a.m., “Learning through Relationship with Russell Shaw and Rabbi Artson” at 10:30 a.m. Adas Israel Congregation, 2850 Quebec St. NW. 202-362-4433, Ext. 133, or

Friday 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.: A Benedictine weekend symposium. Friday: reception, keynote lecture by Sister Joan Chittister, reception and book signing. Saturday: the Rev. Mariann Budde, Episcopal bishop, and Brother Robert Sevensky, superior of the Benedictine Order of the Holy Cross, in a roundtable discussion, Contemplative Life Today.” St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Tim Carrington, 202-236-2095 or

Next Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Hearts and holly craft bazaar, with handmade treats and treasures, artisan crafts, homemade jams and savories, quilts and textile arts, ornaments and wood pieces, vintage items and Santa’s Workshop for gift shopping. Lunch served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, 15300 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Admission, free. 301-384-4394 or