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“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. today 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. Sunday 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. Monday at Christ the King Catholic Community, 4925 S. Torrey Pines Drive (871-1904).

Musica Lumina performs 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).

Mountain View Presbyterian Church, 8601 Del Webb Blvd., will have a concert by the Glen Willow String Trio at 3 p.m. Oct. 19. The event is free, but donations will be accepted (341-7800).


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 noon-10 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday (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. today (454-8484).

Reformation Lutheran Church, 580 E. St. Louis Ave., will have a community forum with speaker Lisa Ansani on “Special Concerns of Inner City Middle School Students” at 10 a.m. Thursday followed by a sack lunch. Coffee and dessert will be provided (732-2052).

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, 7260 W. Sahara Ave. (363-1902).

Grace Community Church will have Country Store 2008, a rummage sale featuring clothing, household items and more, beginning at 8 a.m. Friday and Oct. 18 at the Grace Community Church campus, 1150 Wyoming Street, Boulder City, and in the American Legion Hall, 580 California Street, Boulder City (293-2018).

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.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 6151 W. Charleston Blvd., is having a holiday craft festival and yard sale featuring homemade crafts, a silent auction, gently used furniture and more, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 25 (870-4747).

The Crossing Christian Church, 7950 W. Windmill Lane, is having a Godly Girlfriends Holiday Shopping Extravaganza featuring hand-crafted goods, artwork, kitchen items, food, a raffle and more 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25 (947-2080).

St. John Neumann Catholic Church’s annual fall festival featuring music, an international food fair, entertainment, games, trunk-or-treat and prizes will be 3-9 p.m. Oct. 24 in the parish center at 2575 W. El Campo Grande Ave. (657-0200).

Faith Community Lutheran Church and Schools, 2700 S. Town Center Drive, will have a yard sale, bake sale and barbecue 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25. Proceeds will go toward the World Relief and Human Care Fund. For more information call Laurie Varney at 838-4500.

Green Valley Presbyterian Church, 1798 Wigwam Parkway, Henderson, will have its annual fall festival featuring a chili cook-off, trunk-or-treating, face painters, ring toss and more at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. To enter the chili contest and for more information call 454-8484.

Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., offers a night of safe trunk-or-treating featuring food, games, crafts, a parade of costumes, prizes and entertainment 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. The church will be collecting nonperishable food items for the food pantry (458-2241).


Beth Elohenu Messianic Congregation offers High Holy Days services with the Sukkot/Tabernacles service at 7:30 p.m. Monday at 4601 W. Lake Mead Blvd. The Eighth Day of Tabernacles service will be offered at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 (452-7781).


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).


Stillpoint Center hosts a workshop with the Rev. Thomas Keating on “The Contemplative Dimension of Life: A Christian Perspective” 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today at St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Roman Catholic Church, 7260 W. Sahara Ave. The fee is $35, $20 for students, seniors and unwaged (243-4040).

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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