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Peoples Valley Chorus, Music of the World’s Rich Choral Tradition, invites the public to become members of the choir at rehearsals for Mendelssohn’s "Elijah" at 10 a.m. today at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. For more information call 565-5060.

The choir, youth choir and children’s choir of Trinity United Methodist Church will perform at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services for Gospel Sunday at 6151 W. Charleston Blvd. (870-4747).

"Free to Worship 08," a concert featuring singers and musicians from Community Lutheran Church, New Song Lutheran Church and Spring Valley Assembly of God, will be presented at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave. Admission is free. A nonperishable food item is requested with donations going to the Lutheran Social Services of Nevada food bank (458-2241).

The Israel @ 60 celebration, featuring a concert by the Las Vegas Philharmonic with guests mezzo-soprano Eugenie Grunewald, tenor Nathan Brian Wine, clarinetist Shelley Hanson, the Adelson Educational Campus Choir and more, will be at 8 p.m. Oct. 12 at Artemus Ham Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. The celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a Kosher VIP reception. Tickets are $300 and include the reception and concert. Tickets for the concert are $30-$90 (895-2787).

The UNLV Chamber Players with pianist Mykola Suk will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Christ the King Catholic Community, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive (871-1904).

Musica Lumina will perform Bach’s "Brandenburg Concertos 2, 4 and 5" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson. The concert is free, a goodwill offering will be accepted (565-5060).


Guardian Angel Cathedral, 336 Cathedral Way, will have its annual Oktoberfest featuring an arts and crafts show, a bake sale, live entertainment and a raffle noon-8 p.m. today and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday (735-5241).

Lamb of God Lutheran Church and School hosts a fundraising event featuring dinner, live entertainment, a live and silent auction at 6 p.m. today at Texas Station, 2101 Texas Star Lane. Proceeds will go toward community programs and expanding and updating the church and school facilities (645-4998).

Our Lady of Wisdom Byzantine Catholic Church, 2120 Lindell Road, will have an Oktoberfest celebration 5-9 p.m. today and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. A $16 donation includes an adult plate and a beer/drink ticket (873-5101).

The New Antioch Christian Fellowship, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. North, will have Octoberfest featuring a community yard sale with clothing, household goods, plants and home decor 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today (644-7373).

Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Church, 5485 E. Charleston Blvd., will have its annual Autumnfest featuring arts and crafts, live entertainment, games, food and a flea market, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 10, noon-10 p.m. Oct. 11 and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 12 (431-2233).

Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will have its annual Gingerbread Fair and Pantry featuring handmade crafts, baked goods, holiday decorations, a raffle and more 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 11 (454-8484).

The Women of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church will have a craft fair, bake sale, cookie room and food cafe 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the St. Joseph Center, 7200 W. Sahara Ave. (363-1902).

St. James Catholic Church will have its annual Gospel jazz brunch and silent auction 1-4 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Suncoast, 9090 Alta Drive. For more information call 648-6606.


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation offers High Holy Days services with the Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The Sukkot/Tabernacles service will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 (452-7781).


Church Women United will meet at 9 a.m. Friday to celebrate Human Rights Day with the Rev. Phyllis Nelson at Desert Spring United Methodist Church, 120 N. Pavilion Drive. The event will honor three local women with the Valiant Woman award. All women are invited to attend. For more information, call 254-7256.

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Newman Community sponsors Theology on Tap at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ellis Island Casino and Brewery, 4178 Koval Lane. (736-0887).

Hadassah Tzipor will offer High Holiday Celebrations for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services. Donations are $25 in advance. Call Mady Shapiro at 399-5347 or Gayle Pallans at 657-0456.

The Secular Franciscans of St. Margaret of Cortona fraternity meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Sunday of the month at Pace E Bene offices, 1420 W. Bartlett Ave. (453-2417). classes


New Song Church, 1291 Cornet St., Henderson, offers the seven-week ALPHA Marriage Course for improving marriage beginning at 7 p.m. Monday. The fee is a one-time donation of $10 for each spouse to have a workbook. Childcare will be available (492-1771).

The Sathya Sai Baba Devotional Singing Group meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at 1128 Triumph Ct. (461-8655).

Govinda’s Center of Vedic India, 6380 S. Eastern Ave., offers Mantra Meditation, a presentation of Indian Vedic Wisdom, vegetarian snacks and literature at 6 p.m. Sundays (434-8332).

Community Baptist Church, 245 E. Foster Ave., Henderson, offers a free reading program for all ages 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays (565-0071).


The Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada, 4794 S. Eastern Ave., Suite C, offers singles programs for adults of all ages. Jewish singles in their 20s and 30s meet at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Co. at The District, 2220 Village Walk Drive, Henderson; Jewish singles age 60 and over meet for dinner at various locations the third Wednesday of the month in Henderson, and the last Thursday of the month in Summerlin; all singles meet for a movie the fourth Wednesday of the month at Rave Motion Pictures, 6857 Las Vegas Blvd. South. The center also offers other singles programs call 794-0090 for more information.

New Life Christian Center has a singles meeting at 7 p.m. the second Friday of the month at 1229 E. Carson Ave. (387-5433).

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church sponsors a singles group for professionals 25 to 45 years old that meets for hiking and other social outings (228-8311, Ext. 7334). There also is a singles group for people 45 and older interested in social, spiritual and cultural activities (228-8311, Ext. 7333).

Single Adults Learning Together, or SALT Ministries of CornerStone Christian Fellowship, meets at 6 p.m. Saturdays at 5825 W. Eldora Ave. (871-5050).

To have religious events announced in the weekly Religion notes column, send complete information to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125-0070. The deadline for inclusion in the column is no later than 10 days in advance of publication.

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