The Eckankar Center of Northern Virginia will present an interactive evening of "Open Spiritual Discussion" at 7:30 today. Topics to be discussed include: "What is the soul?" and "What is Eck?" Refreshments will follow the discussion.

The free program will be at the center, 4534B John Marr Dr., Annandale. For further information, call 703-916-0515.


Fairfax United Methodist Church will hold a vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The school will feature crafts and games for children ages 4 through 9.

The free school will be at the church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax. For details or to register, call 703-591-3120.


Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Fairfax will hold Kid's Camp from 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The camp will include arts and crafts, stories, songs and lunch for children ages 3 through 7. A donation of $10 a child is suggested.

The free program will be at the school, 8922 Little River Tpk., Fairfax. For additional information or to register, contact the church between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 703-978-3131.

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