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Charity Baptist Church - 1328 Spring Hill Rd., McLean presents Polar Extremes! Join the Extreme Adventure with Bible Stories, crafts, games, skits, snacks and prizes. Bring your friends ages K-4 - 6th grade each day starting July 13-17 from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. For more information call 703-893-2177 and visit the church website at: charity2u.org

The Church of the Holy Cross would like to invite you to attend the Vacation Bible School this summer. The program is Camp E.D.G.E. (Experience and Discover God Everywhere), which invites God into children's lives through stories, games and Science. It takes place on July 20-24, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. All children ages 3 1/2 to 12 are welcome. Contact Church of the Holy Cross at (703)698-6991 or admin.assistant@holycrossepiscopal.org to register. Church of the Holy Cross is located at 2455 Gallows Road in Dunn Loring.

St. John’s Episcopal Church supports over twenty outreach ministries, including SHARE, Habitat for Humanity, Martha’s Table, and the Gen. Colin L. Powell Leadership Club at Macfarland Middle School in Washington D.C. Services at 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 6715 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-356-4902 or www.stjohnsmclean.org.

McLean Bible Church Fitness Class at Body & Soul fitness. Balance is key, energy is renewed, strength is gained, and friendships are formed. Mondays 9:15 a.m. and Fridays 9:45 a.m. Childcare is free for registered students. E-mail bodyandsoul@mcleanbible.org for more information.

Vajrayogini Buddhist Center offers ongoing classes on meditation and Buddhist philosophy, Mondays at 7 p.m. at Unity of Fairfax, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton. $10 per class. 202-331-2122 or www.meditation-dc.org.

Great Falls United Methodist Church at 10100 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. 703-759-3705 offers "All Things New," an ecumenical worship service, every Wednesday at 6 p.m. Based on the Beatitudes of Jesus, for people affected by anger, fear, stress, dealing with rejection, credit abuse, drug/alcohol abuse, physical/sexual addiction or eating disorders.

A Centering Prayer Group meets Fridays, 9:30 a.m. at Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church, 1301 Trap Road, Vienna. The hour includes a brief reading related to Centering Prayer, followed by a 20-minute prayer period. E-mail Martha Thomas at mmthomas211@hotmail.com or call the church at 703-759-3509.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Outreach Institute offer the Mothers/Parents Circle, an umbrella of free educational events and resources. Jewish rituals, ethics and the creation of a Jewish home, regular meetings and group Shabbats and holidays. Participants include Sha'are Shalom, Congregation Beth Emeth, Temple Rodef Shalom and the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. ShalomDC.org.

The Jewish Social Services Agency, 3018 Javier Road, Fairfax, offers a variety of family programs. Call 703-204-9100.

*Just Chill: An Anxiety Management Group, for ages 8-10. Wednesdays through Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.

*Teen Talk: An Adolescent Adoption Series, for ages 13-18. Tuesdays through Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. Pre-registration required.

*Support Group for Parents of Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome and Related Disorders. Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

*Social Club for Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. Call for a schedule of events and costs.

*Starting Over: A Widow and Widower Support Group, meeting the third Monday of every month, at 1 p.m.

*You and Your Aging Parents, meeting the third Wednesday of every month, at 6 p.m.

Vienna Assembly of God has a ministry to children on Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m. at the corner of Center N and Ayr Hill Avenue, N.E. Children's Church on Sundays also available. 703-938-7736 or www.ViennaAG.com.

Vienna Christian Healing Rooms, every Saturday, 1-5 p.m., at 8200 Bell Lane. A team of Christians is available to anyone requesting prayer. Free and open to the public. 703-698-9779 or www.viennachristianhealingrooms.com.

The Baha’i community of McLean holds a weekly fireside, a meeting of discussion, devotion and fellowship, at 7500 Box Elder Court in McLean, at 8 p.m. every Friday. An opportunity to learn about the Baha’i faith. 703-556-3400.

English classes at McLean Baptist Church on Mondays, including beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Advanced electives are Literature, U.S. Government, World Religions, and current events. Free class and registration, but students must buy their own books. 9:30 a.m. at 1367 Chain Bridge Road. 703-356-8080 or www.mcleanbaptist.org.

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 1830 Kirby Road in McLean. The third Sunday service every month at 10:15 a.m. allows children to play active roles in the music and as greeters and ushers. Traditional services are every Sunday at 8:15 and 10:15 a.m. Nursery is available at the 10:15 a.m. service. 703-356-7533.