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Mar­bury Baptist to host choral en­sem­ble

will host LYRA choral en­sem­ble at 7 p.m., Oct. 5, at the church, 4670 Bick­nell Road, Mar­bury. LYRA, an a cap­pella choral en­sem­ble of mu­si­cians from St. Peters­burg, Rus­sia, will per­form songs cus­tom to Rus­sian Ortho­dox churches, as well as tra­di­tional Rus­sian folk mu­sic. All are in­vited to at­tend. A free-will of­fer­ing will be col­lected dur­ing the con­cert. For more in­for­ma­tion, go to www. mar­bury­bap­

St. Ig­natius host­ing its an­nual yard sale

is hold­ing its an­nual in­door church yard sale — rain or shine — Saturday, Oct. 6, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. the church, ap­prox­i­mately 11 miles west of La Plata at 6455 Port Tobacco Road (Route 6). Yard sale items, fur­ni­ture, jew­elry, crafts, raf­fle ta­ble and bake sale avail­able. Breakfast (sausage bis­cuits), lunch and snacks avail­able; free cof­fee for shop­pers. For more in­for­ma­tion, call John at 301-743-3514.

Ac­co­keek church hold­ing health fair

is hold­ing its 2018 Com­mu­nity Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the church, 15821 Liv­ingston Road, Ac­co­keek. For more in­for­ma­tion call 301-283-2116, or go to­co­keek­

Churches of­fer ‘Bless­ing of Pets’

On Sun­day, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., (112 Charles Street) will of­fer a fes­tive Bless­ing of Pets and an Ice Cream So­cial. The event, held in cel­e­bra­tion of the feast day of St. Fran­cis of As­sisi, will en­tail a short prayer ser­vice and in­di­vid­ual bless­ing of all pets. Fellowship and games will fol­low with ice cream sun­daes of­fered. Christ Church, Way­side, at 13050 Rock Point Road (Rt 257) in New­burg, will of­fer the pet bless­ing ser­vice (with­out ice cream) at 4 p.m. that day. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the Rev. Kate He­ich­ler at 203-415-1962, or go to www.christchurch­

Zion Wesley cel­e­brat­ing 16 years

11500 Berry Road in Waldorf, is host­ing an evening of “Good Gospel Mu­sic” to cel­e­brate the groups 16th an­niver­sary at 3 p.m. on Sun­day, Oct. 7. Fea­tured will be As­bury United Methodist Men, Men United for Christ and Not­ting­ham My­ers and Christ United Methodist Men. Free will of­fer­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Joe Duck­ett at 240-299-6677, or Ellen Hawkins at 240419-9533.

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Oct. 7

Our Lady Help of Chris­tians Catholic Church, 100 Vil­lage Street in Waldorf, will cel­e­brate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary on Sun­day, Oct. 7. The In­ter­na­tional Pil­grim Vir­gin Statue of Fa­tima will ar­rive at 8 a.m. Hourly recita­tions of the rosary will be­gin at 1 p.m. Aux­il­iary Bishop of Wash­ing­ton Mario E. Dor­son­ville will ar­rive at 5 p.m., with a liv­ing rosary at 5:30 p.m. A bilin­gual Mass (English/Span­ish) is at 7 p.m. fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion. An all-night prayer vigil will be held, end­ing on Mon­day morn­ing.

Cal­vary Gospel hosts health info ses­sion

11150 Berry Road, Waldorf, hosts a Health Info Ses­sion the se­cond Mon­day of each month from 9 to 10:15 a.m. The Oct. 8 ses­sion is Juic­ing: Your Path­way to Health. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-843-5588.

New Hope to host men’s health fo­rum

12310 Wash­ing­ton Square in Waldorf, is hold­ing a Men’s Health Fo­rum on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. All men are wel­come. Top­ics in­clude prostate gland health, di­a­betes, colon can­cer, choles­terol, heart and circulation. RSVP via email nhame­, or con­tact the church of­fice at 301-870-6460.

Faith United Methodist hold­ing yard sale

at 15769 Liv­ingston Road in Ac­co­keek is hold­ing a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The sale is ex­pected to in­clude Christ­mas items, cloth­ing, fur­ni­ture, house­hold goods and bi­cy­cles. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bar­bara McMil­lion at 301-396-4617.

is host­ing its an­nual fall din­ner on Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 5 p.m. at the church, 13050 Rock Point Road (Route 257), in New­burg. The din­ner features crab cakes, baked ham, coun­try ham, sweet pota­toes, green beans, kale, turnips, coleslaw, rolls and but­ter, cof­fee and lemon­ade. Adult din­ners are $25; chil­dren 6-12, $12; and chil­dren 5 and un­der are free. There will also be a bake sale ta­ble and a Trea­sure Trove Gift Ta­ble. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 301-259-4327.

Waldorf church hold­ing Holy Spirit course

100 Vil­lage St. in Waldorf, is hold­ing a six-week course ti­tled “The Gift,” a life in the Spirit course. The teach­ings are rooted in the Bible and the Cat­e­chism of the Catholic Church. Two ses­sions will be of­fered: Saturday morn­ings be­gin­ning Oct. 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (in­cludes breakfast) and Tuesday evenings, start­ing Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (in­cludes din­ner). The cost is $10. To en­roll, call the church of­fice at 301-6457112, or go to https://ol­

St. Paul’s Parish hold­ing ham, oys­ter din­ner

13500 Baden West­wood Road, is host­ing a ham and oys­ter din­ner by Thomp­son’s Seafood Cater­ing from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sun­day, Oct. 21. The menu in­cludes fried oys­ters, glazed and stuffed ham, pars­ley pota­toes, coleslaw, sweet pota­toes, turnips, green beans, pick­led beets, ap­ple­sauce, rolls and bev­er­ages. Adults are $25, chil­dren 7 to 12, $10, and 6 and un­der are free. Car­ry­out is avail­able. Reser­va­tions are sug­gested; call Wanda at 301-888-9217 or Mary Jane at 301-579-2230.

Alexan­dria Chapel United Methodis Church to hold ‘Trunk-Or-Treat’ on Oct. 27

will be hav­ing a “Trunk-OrTreat” event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church Fellowship Hall, 5601 Chi­ca­muxen Road, In­dian Head. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Pa­tri­cia Page at 240-888-7461 or Chris­tine Wash­ing­ton at 301-449-5582.

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