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ISLAMIC PRAYERS: The Islamic Center of Northridge...

ISLAMIC PRAYERS: The Islamic Center of Northridge will sponsor community prayers beginning Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday during the annual hajj, or pilgrimage season to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, at 7 and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Granada Hills Mosque, 11439 Encino Ave., and the original mosque at 8424 Tampa Ave., Northridge. Information: (818) 772-0906. The Islamic Center of Reseda will offer its Eid-ul-Adha prayer at 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Odyssey restaurant, 15600 Odyssey Drive, Granada Hills. Information: (800) 722-6161.

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NEWS ANCHOR TO SPEAK: Emmy Award-winning ABC news anchor Laura Diaz will speak at the Entertainment Fellowship dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 15 at CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Ave., Studio City. Diaz, also a co-host of Vista L.A., will discuss her career, including her coverage of the L.A. riots. Tickets to the dinner, available by mail only, must be postmarked by Thursday. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Send check with names of those attending to Entertainment Fellowship Dinner, P.O. Box 17313, Encino 91416-7313. Information: (818) 366-7263.

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MEDITATION FESTIVAL: Los Angeles Intergroup will host “Aries--Festival of Easter,” the first of three spring meditation festivals linked by the theme, “Humanity: A Loving Synthesis in Action,” at 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Onion, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. A $5 donation is requested. Information: (818) 353-9535.

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LAST SUPPER: “A Living Last Supper,” a performance modeled after Leonardo Da Vinci’s painting, will be presented at the 7 p.m. Holy Communion service Thursday at First Lutheran Church of Northridge, 18355 Roscoe Blvd. Information: (818) 885-6861.

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HOLY WEEK PERFORMANCE: St. Cyril’s Choir and Orchestra will perform Gioachino Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church, 15520 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Conducted by William Beck, the piece depicts Mary’s sorrow as she witnesses her son’s crucifixion. Freewill offerings appreciated. Information: (818) 986-8234.

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GOOD FRIDAY CHORAL SERVICE: The Cathedral Choir of First Lutheran Church will present a choral worship service focusing on the events leading to Christ’s crucifixion and death, featuring Douglas E. Wagner’s “Hear Us, Holy Jesus,” at 7:30 p.m. at the church, 1300 E. Colorado St., Glendale. Information: (213) 245-4000.

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BLUEGRASS CONCERT: The bluegrass band Home Grown will play a concert at 4 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 7500 DeSoto Ave., Canoga Park. Claddagh, an Irish folk band, will also perform. Admission is $6 general, $2 for children 3-12. Information: (818) 348-4266.

SEDER CELEBRATION: Rabbi Steven Tucker will lead a community Passover Seder at 6 p.m. April 11 at Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. Reservations required. Information: (818) 360-1881.

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News and announcements for this column can be sent to Religion Desk, Los Angeles Times, 20000 Prairie St., Chatsworth 91311.

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