Royal Rangers for boys in kindergarten through fifth grade will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays starting this month at Liberty Assembly of God in Bealeton. Royal Rangers is an adventure program that teaches outdoor skills, friendship and biblical principles. 11775 Morgansburg Rd. 540-439-0500 or

Roszell Chapel United Methodist Church is holding a yard sale 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, 37141 Snickersville Tnpk., Philomont. To donate, call 540-338-5861 or 540-338-5862; pickup available.

Harmony United Methodist Church is holding a yard and bake sale 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, 380 E. Colonial Hwy., Hamilton. Proceeds go to local and international mission projects. 540-338-2937.

St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church will hold a service with a blessing of backpacks and briefcases at 10 a.m. Sunday at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Lansdowne. There will also be a special recognition of teachers. 19045 Upper Belmont Pl., Leesburg. 703-431-1547.

Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation holds its annual picnic 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. In addition to food, there will be a moon bounce, arts and crafts, raffles and games for the whole family. No charge for prospective members. Members, $6; children younger than 4, free. Maximum price per family, $24. Call 703-771-4694 for location and reservations.

Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church holds its 12th annual fall festival 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 11 (rain date Sept. 18). Events include a classic car show, craft show, bake sale and silent auction. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase. 43987 John Mosby Hwy. 703-327-4461.

The Church of the Holy Spirit in Ashburn will hold an All-American Family Festival 2-5 p.m. Sept. 11 on the grounds of Mill Run Elementary School, 42905 Waxpool Rd. Rain date Sept. 18. Games for children, a moon bounce, pony rides, a dunk tank and more. Free food and drinks. Sheriffs' deputies and firefighters have been invited, and there will be a presentation to them. 703-726-0777.

St. James United Church of Christ invites neighbors to a Get Acquainted Sunday at 11 a.m. Sept. 12. The service will allow children and youth to meet the congregation's educational leaders and hear about the Spirit of the Season curriculum that will address a different story or scripture each week, integrating the three vital aspects of the faith: worship, learning and service. Adults will be encouraged to ask questions about what the United Church of Christ stands for and to meet members of the congregation. Refreshments. 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville. 703-443-0524.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD

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