The Church of the Holy Comforter begins a series of interfaith dialogues at 7:40 p.m. tonight with a look at the traditions, ethics, practices and ultimate vision of Tibetan Buddhism. Hinduism, Islam and Judaism will be examined on Nov. 17, Dec. 1 and Dec. 15, respectively. The church is at 543 Beulah Rd., Vienna. For more information, call 703-938-6521 or visit www.holycomforter.com.
Centreville United Methodist Church's women's group will hold a craft fair and holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a silent auction and lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The church is at 6400 Old Centreville Rd. For more information, call 703-830-5037.
Congregation Adat Reyim will hold a casino night from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The event will include a cash bar and hors d'oeuvres. Prizes will include gift certificates and hotel stays. Admission is $25. The congregation meets at 6500 Westbury Oaks Ct., Springfield. For more information, call 703-569-7577.
St. Thomas a Becket Catholic Church will present a two-part forum on end-of-life issues at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Nov. 13. The talks are designed to help people with the ethical, medical and legal matters associated with an impending death and to help them understand the Roman Catholic perspective on these issues. The church is at 1421 Wiehle Ave., Reston. For more information, call 703-471-1237.
McLean Bible Church's disability ministry will hold a seminar at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting will focus on special education law. The church is at 8925 Leesburg Pike (Route 7), Vienna. For more information, call 703-770-2942.
St. Luke's United Methodist Church will hold a harvest dinner and silent auction from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 12. Dinner tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger. Auction items include household goods, gift certificates and services. The church is at 7628 Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in the Falls Church area. For more information, call 703-893-9220.
St. Mary of Sorrows Church will hold a Christmas boutique from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 12 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13. Items will include crafts and sweets. The church is at 5222 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax. For more information, call 703-250-3434.
Laurel Grove Baptist Church members will hold a community reception from 1 to 2 p.m. Nov. 13. The reception will follow a 10:45 a.m. tent worship service on the grounds of the church, which was destroyed by fire in December. The events will be held at 6834 Beulah St., in the Alexandria section. For more information, call 703-960-0143.
St. Luke Catholic Church will present two concerts this month. Gabriel Faure's "Requiem" will be performed by the Saint Luke Festival Choir and Orchestra at 4 p.m. Nov. 13. The church will host an organ recital by Jeffrey Pannebaker at 1 p.m. Nov. 16. The church is at 7001 Georgetown Pike (Route 193), McLean. For more information, call 703-356-0670.
-- Compiled by
C. WOODROW IRVIN