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</b>Community Public Meeting: BLM Meadowood Equestrian Barn. 7 p.m. Laurel Hill Golf Club, 8701 Laurel Crest Road, Lorton. Reviewing the history of the 46-stall barn and arena, investigating better public access, considering whether to rehabilitate or replace the current facility, improving opportunities to participate in equestrian activities and addressing environmental and watershed issues. www.blm.gov/es/st/en/prog/recreation.html.
</b>Obon Festival. 5:30-9 p.m. Ekoji Buddhist Temple, 6500 Lake Haven Lane in Fairfax Station. Japanese folk dancing, taiko drumming, Hawaiian music and hula dancing performances, a candle illumination ceremony, children’s games and crafts, and traditional Japanese food dishes. Temple tours and short lectures on Buddhism. Japanese and American food and drinks available for purchase. Free admission. www.ekoji.org.