St. Ives' Episcopal Church, 1607 N. Nicholas St. in Arlington, will hold a vacation Bible school from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 29-Sept. 2 for children ages 5 to 11. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Call 703-622-7382 or 703-534-9399 to register, or download the registration form at Cost is $20 per child (maximum $40 per family), but scholarships are available.

Lincolnia United Methodist Church, 6335 Little River Tpk. in Alexandria, will hold an indoor and outdoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to benefit outreach missions and ministries. Call 703-354-5176 to rent a space.

St. John Baptist Church in Alexandria will host a family conference Aug. 26-28 at the Crystal City Marriott, 1999 Jefferson Davis Hwy. in Arlington. All three days will feature music and worship services. The Rev. Charles E. Goodman Jr. of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church in Salem, Ala., will be the guest speaker. Registration is required for family workshops that will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and for a youth forum for ages 12-18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All events are free; call 703-683-2565 for more information.

Tibetan monk Lama Kalsang Gyaltsen, the spiritual director of Sakya Phuntsok Ling Centers for Tibetan Buddhist Study and Meditation, will give a talk about Buddhist teachings and answer questions at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mindful Hands Gallery, 211 King St. in Alexandria . Admission is free; call 301-906-3378 for more information.

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