Unity of Fairfax continues to host classes in Buddhist philosophy and meditation from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. The $10 classes are run by the D.C.-based Vajrayogini Buddhist Center. The church is at 2854 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton. For information, call 202-331-2122.
St. John's United Methodist Church in Springfield will hold a community festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 9. The event will include rides, games, crafts, food and live music. The church is at 5312 Backlick Rd. For information, call 703-256-6655.
Annandale United Methodist Church has scheduled an open house from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10. A barbecue lunch will be served after a worship service, and the church will provide a moon bounce for children.
At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16, the church will host a concert by contemporary Christian musician Wayne Watson. Tickets are $10. The church is at 6935 Columbia Pike. For more information, call 703-256-8330 or visit http:/
Unity Life Center is promoting a week-long series of activities inspired by the book "The Way of Peace," by Deepak Chopra. Events will run Sept. 10-17 and include worship services, prayer vigils, a walk for peace and a potluck meal. The church is at 14088-C Sullyfield Cir., Chantilly. For information, including dates and times, call 703-263-7645 or visit http:/
Floris United Methodist Church will sponsor classes in English as a second language at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 12 through Nov. 21, at Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon. Registration will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the school, 13209 Parcher Ave. For information, including costs, call 703-793-0026.
The Continuing Christian Development Institute of Northern Virginia will begin on Sept. 12 an eight-week series of concurrent classes in adult faith formation at Catholic churches across the county. For a list of course topics, locations, dates and times, call 703-941-4329.
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation will host Israeli author Eva Etzioni-Halevy from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. on four Wednesdays beginning Sept. 13. Etzioni-Halevy will read from her novel "The Song of Hannah" and analyze the work with texts about Hannah from the Torah, Talmud and the major collection of rabbinic midrash. The fee is $40 for congregation members and $50 for others.
From 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sept. 15, the congregation's book club will meet to discuss "The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon," by Richard Zimler. The congregation is at 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston. For information, call 703-437-7733 or visit http:/
-- Compiled by C. WOODROW IRVIN
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