Washington Plaza Baptist Church will hold an animal blessing and memorial service at 10 a.m. Saturday . Pet owners are requested to bring dogs on a six-foot leash, cats and other small animals in carriers and to leave nervous or aggressive animals at home. The church is at 1615 Washington Plaza, Reston. For more information, call 703-471-5225.

McLean Bible Church will hold a conference on biblical prophecy as interpreted in the "Left Behind" series of apocalyptic Christian fiction from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday . Speakers will include authors Tim LaHaye, Gary Frazier and Ed Hindson. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, call 703-334-7251.

Messiah United Methodist Church's "Successfully Single" program will host speaker Kevin Decker at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Decker will present seven ways for busy people to find time for romance. The church is at 6215 Rolling Rd., Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-9862.

Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation will host speaker Dennis Ross, a former chief negotiator for the United States in the Middle East, at 7:45 p.m. next Thursday. Ross is the author of "The Missing Peace" and senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The congregation meets at 1441 Wiehle Ave., Reston. For more information, call 703-437-7733.

Truro Episcopal Church will hold a fall festival from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Oct. 30. The event will feature a moon bounce, hayrides and carnival games. A contemporary worship service will follow. The church is at 10520 Main St., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-273-1300, Ext. 312.

Pender United Methodist Church will host a harvest party from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Children are asked to come in costume. The event will include a moon bounce, games, prizes and dinner. The church is at 12401 Alder Woods Dr., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-278-8023.

-- Compiled by C. WOODROW IRVIN

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