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LINK churches seek volunteers to help with the annnual Thanksgiving and Christmas Basket events in Sterling and Herndon. The events supply groceries, gift certificates, used coats and toys to needy men, women and children of the area. Christ the Redeemer Church in Sterling and Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon will distribute groceries for both events. Sterling United Methodist Church in Sterling will distribute coats at Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Herndon United Methodist Church will distribute toys at Christmas, Dec. 19 and 20, 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
St. Timothy's Episcopal Church is inviting vendors to apply for its annual Holiday Shop, to be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Timothy's, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. Tables are $45 each, on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Marybeth Henry at 703-742-6694 or call Carol in the St. Timothy's Church Office at 703-437-3790, Ext. 10.
B'nai B'rith Chanukah Pot Luck Dairy Lunch and light entertainment, at the Reston Community Center. Dec. 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Call 703-620-3844 for reservation.
Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers Buddhist meditation class at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, 1700 Wainwright Drive, Reston. Classes are Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. No class Dec. 20-Jan. 3. Fee: $10 per class or $30 for four classes. Call 202-331-2122 or email@example.com.