Occupational therapist Anne Morris will discuss driver safety for seniors and demonstrate assistive driving products at 1:15 p.m. today at Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. Also, Ann Marie Sharratt, executive director of Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation Inc., will speak at 1:15 p.m. Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day. The programs are free. A worship service will be held at noon before each, and a hot lunch will be available at 12:30 p.m. for $4. For more information, call 703-465-0341.
The Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 321 S. Fairfax St. in Alexandria, is holding a Halloween concert at 8 p.m. Friday with selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera," Johann Sebastian Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor and other pieces. The concert is free; donations will be accepted for St. Thomas Church in Pakistan. For more information, call 703-549-6670.
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 909 Queen St. in Alexandria, will hold a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Inova HealthSource will provide flu shots for $25. For more information, call 703-683-1473.
Arlington Forest United Methodist Church, 4701 Arlington Blvd., will hold its annual flea market and bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the church's social hall. Items for sale include Christmas decorations, collectibles, games, toys, baked goods and snacks. The event also features a silent auction, haunted house and face painting. For more information, call 703-525-0961.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill will hold a pumpkin sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, through Monday. This annual fundraiser, held in the front yard of the church at 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria, benefits local charities as well as the Navajo Indians of Northern New Mexico, who grow the pumpkins on tribal lands. Pumpkins cost $1-$15; autumn crafts, cornstalks, desserts and other items also will be sold.
The church also is seeking high school female singers to join the Hildegaard Choir. The choir, conducted by Philip Cave, performs music from the medieval to modern periods. Rehearsals are held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursdays at the church; church membership is not required. For more information, call 703-370-6555.
Washington Street United Methodist Church, 115 S. Washington St. in Alexandria, will present the 1925 silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" with accompaniment by organist Michael Britt, 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is free; costumes are encouraged. For more information, call 703-836-4324.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is holding a 10-week series of therapeutic support-group meetings on Monday evenings in Arlington for victims of sexual abuse. For more information, call 703-841-2530.
Buddhist teacher Kelsang Varahi of the Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will hold classes on the text "Eight Steps to Happiness" from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Griffin Center, Suite 5, 3800 Fairfax Dr., Arlington. Classes include teachings on Buddhism, discussion, guided meditations and refreshments. Fee is $10 per class; for more information, call 202-331-2122 or visit www.meditation-dc.org.
St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 402 E. Monroe Ave. (a block from Route 1), will hold 1928 Book of Common Prayer services for All Saints' Day at noon and 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. For more information, call 703-683-3343.
Amy Smith will play the French horn at a free 45-minute concert starting at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at St. George's Episcopal Church, 915 N. Oakland St., Arlington. The performance is part of a series held the first Tuesday of each month. Also on Tuesday, Arlington County Board member Barbara A. Favola will speak at the church on "Faith and Public Policy Choices," from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both events are free; for more information, call 703-525-8286.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane (at Military Road), will hold its fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Books, clothing, jewelry, furniture, baked goods and other items will be sold; children's activities and lunch also will be available. For more information, call 703-522-1600.
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, 5010 Little Falls Rd., is holding a bazaar organized by the women's fellowship from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5. Crafts, baked goods and lunch will be sold. There also will be a silent auction. For more information, call the church at 703-538-4886 or the women's fellowship at 703-243-7050.
St. John's Episcopal Church, 415 S. Lexington St. in Arlington, will hold a Harvest Tea from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 5. Cost is $20 per person; proceeds go toward Hurricane Katrina relief. For more information, call 703-671-6834.
Grace Episcopal Church, 3601 Russell Rd. in Alexandria, will hold its annual Fall Fantasy auction from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5. The event includes silent and live auctions, food, beverages and entertainment. Tickets $10; for more information, call 703-549-1980 or visit www.gracealex.org.
Christ Church, 118 N. Washington St., Alexandria, will hold a service of Choral Evensong at 5 p.m. Nov. 6. The choir will sing music by composer Thomas Tallis and his student William Byrd in honor of the 500th anniversary of Tallis's birthday. For more information, call 703-549-1450.
The Fairfax Choral Society will perform at St. Thomas More Cathedral, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20, with a reception following the concert. Admission is free; donations accepted. For more information call 703-524-2815.
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