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Alexandria and Arlington religion notes

Thursday, Oct. 11

19th Annual Pumpkin Sale, to benefit Alexandria’s charities. Features pumpkins grown in New Mexico, crafts, baked goods, candy, apple crisps, gourds, Indian corn and cornstalks. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, 3606 Seminary Rd., Alexandria. Free. 703-370-6555.

Faith, Food and Fellowship, featuring a noon service with music by organist J. Reilly Lewis; followed by lunch ($5), 12:30 p.m.; and a program by former Arlington Director of Development Tom Parker, discussing Arlington’s 50-year transition to a nationally acclaimed “smart growth” community, 1-1:45 p.m., Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. 703-527-8574 or

Saturday, Oct. 13

Cherrydale Church Fall Festival, featuring attic treasures, books, plants, jewelry, crafts and a bake sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Cherrydale United Methodist Church, 3701 Lorcom Lane, Arlington. Free. 703-527-2621.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Blessing of the Animals, 6 a.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Outdoor Chapel, 4250 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-536-6606 or

Arlington Temple UMC, is hosting a support group for job seekers and career enrichment for the already employed. Sessions include readings, exercises and discussions. Meets at 12:15 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday at the temple, 1835 N. Nash St. Free; registration requested. 703-525-6075, or

The Spirit of Taize, find stillness and silence in a Taize-style service of song, silence and prayer. 5 p.m., Convergence, Sanctuary, 1801 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria. Free. 703-998-6260.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus



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