Greek Festival at St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church will have its annual Greek Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and from noon to 10 p.m. May 16 and 17. Homemade Greek foods, exhibition folk dancing and youth games will be featured. Admission is $2 for adults and free for seniors and children younger than 12. The church is at 405 N. Dale St., Anaheim. Information: (714) 827-0181.

A road rage seminar will take place at 10 a.m. May 16 at United Methodist Church of La Habra in the Fellowship Hall. Speakers from the California Highway Patrol, La Habra Police Department and College Hospital of Cerritos will teach constructive ways to deter violence. The church is at 631 N. Euclid St., La Habra. (562) 691-1797.

The Rev. Tari Lennon will continue her "Who Was Jesus, Really?" series with the message "As Traveling Companion" at 10 a.m. Sunday at Neighborhood Congregational Church. Sunday school for children in kindergarten through junior high school will be offered. The church is at 340 St. Ann's Drive, Laguna Beach. (949) 494-8061.

A Mother's Day breakfast, hosted by the Methodist Men, will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church of Garden Grove in Acker Hall. Guests can dine before or after the 9:30 a.m. service. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 12741 Main St., Garden Grove. (714) 534-1070.

Scholar Asher Wade will speak on "A Pastor's Conversion to Judaism" at 7:15 p.m. Sunday at Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine. Wade was a Methodist minister before converting to Judaism. Cost is $5 or $3 for students and seniors. Reservations are recommended. The synagogue is at 3900 Michelson Drive, Irvine. (949) 786-5230.

The Rev. James Dallas will give the message "Making Things Right" at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church of Laguna Hills. An adult forum presentation will take place from 9:35 to 10:25 a.m. in the Wesley Room. The church is at 24442 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. (949) 837-3414.

Temple Judea will have a supper-lecture at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in its Bendat Social Hall. Professor Michael Bazyler of Whittier Law School will speak on "Nazi Gold and Other Assets of the Holocaust: The Search for Justice." Supper costs $7.50 and reservations are suggested. The temple is at 24512 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills. (949) 830-0470.

Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church will present an art exhibit and auction at 7:30 this evening. Signed lithographs, etchings, serigraphs, watercolors and oil paintings can be previewed at 6:30 p.m. A $5 donation will be accepted.

The Rev. Leslie Heyboer will speak on "A Right to Be Proud," in honor of Mother's Day, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Food for the Share Our Selves organization will be collected. The church is at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. (949) 646-4652.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church will continue its weekly "Serendipity" discussion series at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Psychologist John Townsend will speak on "Hiding From Love." A $3 donation is requested. The church is at 600 St. Andrews Road, Newport Beach. (949) 631-2880.

Rabbi Mark S. Miller of Temple Bat Yahm will deliver the Congressional Invocation to the U.S. House of Representatives at 10 a.m. Tuesday (7 a.m. Pacific time). The invocation, lasting approximately 5 minutes, can be seen on cable television's C-SPAN. (949) 644-1999, Ext. 13.

The Senior Choir of Trinity Lutheran Church will present a "Festival of Song" during the 10 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. Before each song, choir members will explain the anthem's connection to the church. The church is at 902 S. Broadway, Santa Ana. (714) 997-7867.

Congregation Adat Israel will host a "Lag BaOmer" beach party from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Huntington Beach. There will be a bonfire, singing, dancing, storytelling and children's games. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be available for purchase. Lag BaOmer is the 33rd day of the Omer counting. The party will meet just south of Warner Avenue on Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. (714) 846-2285.

The Presbyterian Men of Los Ranchos will host the Annual Spring Breakfast from 7:30 to 10 this morning at Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Gary Chomiak will speak on "What, Me Worry?" The cost is $9. The church is at 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd., Los Alamitos. (562) 493-2553.

The Rev. Chris Schriner will give the sermon "Can an Eye Look Back at Itself? How to Keep Your Mind in Mind" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach. A religious education program for children age 5 to 12 will be held during the service. The center is at 429 Cypress Drive, Laguna Beach. (714) 497-4568.

Contemporary Christian rock artists Bob Carlisle and Bryan Duncan will be in concert at 7:30 tonight at Calvary Church of Santa Ana. Tickets are $16 and $18 and may be purchased at select Christian bookstores. The church is at 1010 N. Tustin Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 973-4800.

Suzanne B. Dougherty will preach on "Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of South County.

The early-bird discussion will provide an hour of opera focusing on the story and themes of "Madame Butterfly." The church is at 25801 Obrero Drive, Suite 8, Mission Viejo. (949) 581-0245.

The Rev. Margaret Mohit will continue her "Creating an Uncommon World" series with the message "The Meaning of Love" at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at Unity Community Church. Sunday school and nursery care will be provided. The church is at 22911 Mill Creek Road, Laguna Hills. (949) 472-9230.

Rabbi Arnold Rachlis of University Synagogue will lead an "Introduction to Reconstructionism and University Synagogue" for new and prospective members at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the home of a congregant. Call the synagogue for location and RSVP.

On Friday at 8 p.m., Rachlis will report on his annual four-day briefing at the White House. The synagogue is at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine. (949) 553-3535.

The Rev. Jon Dobrer will speak on "Mother's Day: Celebrating Love--Tough, Gentle and Generous" at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Fullerton. Religious education for children will be offered. The church meets at Temple Beth Tikvah, 1600 N. Acacia Ave., Fullerton. (714) 871-7150.

The Rev. Gary Demarest will give his "Focus on the Family" Mother's Day sermon at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Trinity United Presbyterian Church. The church will offer adult classes, children's programs and nursery care.

"The Spiritual Development of the Child" workshop will be presented by Dee Engel from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and from 10:30 to 11:45 next Sunday. Cost is $5. The church is at 13922 Prospect Ave., Santa Ana. (714) 544-7850.

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