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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