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July 17, 1999

LUTHER PLAY: To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Katherine VonBora, the wife of Martin Luther, the Covenant Players will perform a play, "Meet Martin and Katie Luther," at 5:30 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 17400 Vanowen St., West Van Nuys. Free. Information: (818) 342-0302.

RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES: The Rev. James Bodman will discuss "Agnosticism and Humanism" at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Sepulveda Unitarian-Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Information: (818) 894-9251.

LECTURE AND LUNCH: Gerontologist and author Kelly Ferrin will speak on "What's Age Got to Do With It?" at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, 4945 Balboa Blvd., Encino. Program is sponsored by the Mission Council. A potluck salad luncheon will follow. Information: (818) 788-1147.

BOY CHOIR: The Cathedral Boy Choir of the Lyon Cathedral in France will make two appearances in the Valley this week. The 45-member choir, whose members range in age from 10 to 25, was founded during the reign of Charlemagne in 799 A.D. It will perform sacred music--from Gregorian chants of the Middle Ages to contemporary compositions--at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mel Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 10321 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga. Free. Information: (626) 812-0433.

SUMMER CONCERT: Dennis and Paula Doyle and Erich Sylvester will perform Irish ballads and Celtic music accompanied by a Celtic harp, guitar, banjo and tambourine at a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Spirit Retreat Center, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. The cost is $8 for general admission, $2 for ages 12 and younger. Information: (818) 784-4515.

TISHA B'AV SERVICE: Rabbi Tsafreer Lev will conduct a special reflective service on the Jewish tragedies that have been endured throughout history at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. This service will also feature chanting from the "Book of Lamentations." Free. Information: (818) 346-3545.

SUPPORT GROUP: Children of Aging Parents, a support group to help adults learn the skills to deal with the problems of caring for an aging parent, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. Free. Information: (818) 360-6349.

TOT SHABBAT: Cantor Alan Weiner will lead a Tot Shabbat family worship service, with stories and songs selected for their appeal to toddlers and preschoolers, from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Free. Information: (818) 761-6983.

STARS AND WORSHIP: Shabbat Under the Stars, a worship service in an outdoor chapel, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Leo Baeck Temple, 300 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in the Sepulveda Pass. An Oneg Shabbat service, which will also be held outdoors, will follow. Free. Information: (310) 476-2861.

SHABBAT AND DIRECTORS: The Brotherhood of Beth Knesset Bamidbar will conduct Shabbat services and install its 1999-2000 board of directors at 8 p.m. Friday at the synagogue, 1611 E. Avenue J, Lancaster. Free. Information: (661) 942-4415.

--Pamela Davega Carr

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