Diwali Mela, the Hindu Festival of Lights celebration, presented by the Indian Cultural Center with Indian folk dance, music and food, noon-midnighttoday, Los Angeles Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills. Free parking and admission. Call (818) 207-6562. “Standing Room Only,” a Christian social dance, 8-11p.m. today, Canoga Park Lutheran Church, 7347 Jordan Ave. Dance lessons, 7-8p.m. Admission $12. Strict dress code. Call (818) 402-3863. Peacemaker Drum Circle, 7:30-9p.m. today, Faith Lutheran Church, 7500 De Soto Ave., Canoga Park. Drums will be provided. Call (818)348-4266. “A Concert for Unity,” 8p.m. today, with the Yuval Ron Ensemble, a group that combines sacred musical traditions of Judaism, Sufism and the Armenian Christian church, Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Loyola Marymount University, 1 Loyola Marymount Drive (enter from Lincoln Boulevard and stop at the information booth), Los Angeles. Admission $20. Call (818) 505-1355 or see www.yuvalronmusic.com. Conejo Jewish Academy classes: “Windows of the Soul,” a seven-week course on Kabbalistic teachings led by Rabbi Yisroel Levine, beginning 8p.m. Tuesday. “Beginners Hebrew,” a six-week course led by Rochel Bryski, 8p.m. Tuesday. Fee $18. Call (818) 991-0991 or see www.jewishacademy.com. Catholic Community monthly luncheon, 11:30a.m. Thursday, Beverly Garland’s Holiday Inn, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood. “A Jewish Novel About Jesus” will be the topic of guest speaker, Rolf Gompertz. Buffet luncheon, $15. Reservations required. Call (818) 846-3271 or (323) 656-0955. “World Community Day 2006,” presented by the Conejo Unit of Church Women United, 10a.m. Friday, King of Glory Lutheran Church, 2500 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 494-7368. “An Evening of Christian Jazz,” with musicians Bill Cantos and Mari Falcone and guest speaker, Jenn Lyon, a finalist on “Survivor: Palau,” 7:15p.m. Friday, West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Presented by Spirit Works, the church’s contemporary ministry. Free. Call (818) 887-6227. Holiday boutique, 9a.m.-2p.m. Nov. 4, United Church of Christ, 370 Royal Ave., Simi Valley. Call (805) 526-6001 or see www.UCCSIMI.org. Fall boutique, 9a.m.-2:30p.m. Nov. 4, Northridge United Methodist Church, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Reseda. Call (818) 349-8313. Holiday boutique, 9a.m.-3p.m. Nov. 4, Tujunga United Methodist Church, 9901 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga. Call (818) 352-1481 or (818) 353-3669. Holiday boutique, 9a.m.-6:30p.m. Nov. 4, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, 13955 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-1397. Zeidan Atashi, a Druze Israeli and former member of the Knesset will be the guest speaker at a “lunch and learn,” following a Shabbat service, 9a.m. Nov. 4, Temple Ramat Zion, 17655 Devonshire St., Northridge. Call (818) 360-1881. Christmas boutique, 10a.m.-2p.m. Nov. 4, Congregational Church of the Chimes, 14115 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 789-1724. Glendale Aglow, a Christian women’s fellowship, will hold a meeting, 10a.m. Nov. 4, Heritage House, 401 E. Colorado Ave., Glendale. Admission $7, includes continental breakfast. Call (818) 291-9320. Christmas boutique, 5-7p.m. Nov. 4 and 8a.m.-1p.m. Nov. 5, St. Mel Roman Catholic Church, 20870 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 346-8051. Jars of Clay, a contemporary Christian band, will hold an outdoor concert, 6:30p.m. Nov. 4, alumni park at Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu. Tickets $18 in advance. Call (310) 506-7153 or see www.pepspbtickets.com. Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary benefit luncheon, 11a.m. Nov. 8, Sheraton Universal, 333 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City. Tickets $65. Reservations by Nov. 4. Call (818) 360-2726. CROP (Communities Reaching Out to People) Walk, the annual fundraiser to benefit local food pantries and Valley Interfaith Council’s Meals on Wheels and other programs, 12:30p.m. registration; walk begins at 1:15p.m. Nov. 5, Northridge United Methodist, 9650 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Call (818) 718-6460, Ext. 3012. “What Costume Do You Wear?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, when the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meets at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “What Mask?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “Dia De Los Muertos – Day of the Dead” will be the topic of the Rev. Anne Felton Hines and guest speaker Sindy Swerdlove, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see www.emersonuuc.org. “Day of the Dead” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Costumes optional. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “The Shadow of Ignorance” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Thomas E. Witherspoon, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “Mastering Risk” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. “A New Beginning” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. “God is Able to Do More Than All We Ask or Imagine” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45a.m., 10:15a.m. and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. Call (818) 884-6480. “A Permanent Marker” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “Deepening Humility” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. “One Greater than Moses or Anyone Else!” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Ken Hahn, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Trinity Lutheran Church, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda. Call (818) 342-1633. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200; fax (818) 713-0058; or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECalifornia’s bungled $1 billion accounting system “Muslims and Christians in North America” will be discussed by Amir Hussain, 9:30a.m. Sunday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193. “What Does Judaism Say About the Afterlife?” an adult education class led by Rabbi Jan Offel, 10:30-11:30a.m. Sunday, Temple Kol Tikvah, 20400 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 348-0670. Men’s Club: “Business Forum,” 1-4p.m. Sunday, Valley Beth Shalom, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino. (818) 788-6000 or see www.vbs.org. “Building Bridges,” a conference on the teachings of Islam, led by Bill Garlington and Steve Scholl, 6-9:30p.m. Monday, Camarillo United Methodist Church, 291 Anacapa Drive, Chatsworth. Admission, $10, includes a light dinner. Reservations required. Call (805) 988-3228. Tuesday Table Talk: Choice of TV seminars, “How Good Leaders Handle Negative Realities” or “Unlocking Love’s Door: Being in Jail” 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Potluck dinner, 6:30p.m. Free. Call (818) 767-4488.