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The Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation USA invites the public to a series of events on Sunday, May 9, at their Regional Office, 1516 Moorings Drive, Reston. Vegetarian light refreshments will be served. Contact 703-707-8606 or

*Sakyamuni Buddha’s Birthday Celebration, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

*Sharing On Haiti Relief Efforts, 10:50 a.m.-12 p.m.

*Tzu Chi Missions Exhibition, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Trinity Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible Camp Registration for pre-K through rising fifth graders begins 8:45 a.m.-12 p.m. on May 10 at the church, 651 Dranesville Road in Herndon. This year’s camp theme is Galactic Blast: A Cosmic Adventure Praising God. 703-437-5500 or

Knitters needed the first and third Wednesdays of the month, at 7 p.m., at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. The church's Shawl Ministry is offering free knitting instruction while providing shawls, blankets and other knitted items for people in need. No cost and yarn can be provided. E-mail or visit the Pastoral Care page at

Nondenominational Christian businessmen meet for prayer, Biblical discussion and fellowship 7 p.m. Fridays at Anita’s, 1051 Elden St., Herndon and 12 p.m. Thursdays at 555 Grove St., Suite 200, Herndon. Call 703-795-1257.

Adult Sunday school will be held 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the Washington Plaza Baptist Church at Lake Anne Village Center. The group is studying the Gospel of Mark. Services follow at 11 a.m.