KENSINGTON, Maryland — The Washington D.C. Temple visitors’ center has announced its schedule of cultural programs for the month of April.

On Saturday, April 14, 7:00 PM, Anne-Marie Hildebrandt will present an evening of song and inspiration. Hildebrandt is an acclaimed singer/songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist. A graduate of The Juilliard School in Piano Performance, she has since taken the opportunity to delve into a variety of musical styles, including jazz, rock, folk and Irish traditional. She uses her broad musical background, along with a dazzling ability to improvise complex accompaniments and counter-melodies on the spot, to create rich, imaginative arrangements and catch original songs.

She has recently released her first full-length CD of spiritual material, “At Jesus’ Knee.” Anne-Marie will be joined by acclaimed violinist Nurit Bar-Josef and others.

On Sunday, April 15, 2007, 7:00 PM, the “WHY I BELIEVE” FIRESIDE will feature Elder Lance B. Wickman of the First Quorum of the Seventy. After serving a mission to Central British Mission, Elder Wickman married Patricia Farr in the Los Angeles Temple. In 1964 he entered the United States Army during the Viet Nam War. He received the Bronze Star in an incident when the armored personnel carrier in which he was riding was destroyed by a land mine. Elder Wickman graduated from Stanford University at Palo Alto, California in 1972 and began a law career in Glendale, California. He has been serving as a general authority since 1994.

On Sunday, April 22, 2007, 7:00 PM, the Washington Family Singers will present their Easter Concert. The Singers are part of the Washington Family Theatre, a community outreach program. They have given more than twenty concerts and performances, mainly of their significant repertoire of sacred and patriotic anthems. Their objective is to touch, uplift, and strengthen both those who listen to their music and those who participate by helping them feel close to the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Singers are united in their firm testimony that Jesus is the Christ, that he knows and loves each individual, and that, because of his great love, he suffered, died, and was resurrected for all mankind in an act of supreme atonement. Carole Santizo is the director.

From April 25-May 28, 2007, the “Willie and Martin Remembered” art exhibit will run for your enjoyment. These pictures tell the handcart story and memorialize an amazing page in the history of America. The caliber of the artwork and the artists is really quite remarkable.

On Saturday, April 28, 2007, at 7:00 PM, a program of Polynesian Dance and Music will be presented. This festive night of Pacific Island music and dances will be under the direction of the BYU Hawaii DC Chapter. The dancers and musicians will share their cultural heritage from Samoa, Tahiti, New Zealand, Tonga, Fiji, and Hawaii. Please join us for a fast moving, unforgettable evening. Children and adults will delight in the color and pageantry of the Island dancers and their joyous music.

In addition, the movies, Joseph Smith, the Prophet of the Restoration, and The Testaments are being shown at various times in English or Spanish in the large theater. Please check the new schedule. To receive notice by email of programs at the Visitors’ Center, please send a blank email to: DC_Visitorscenter-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or visit our website at www.lds.org/dccalendar.