Open house — Open Arms half-day program, Thu., Aug. 4, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Open Arms School, Our Savior Lutheran Church, 13611 Laurel Bowie Road. Children and parents invited to meet the director, staff and teachers who will be working with children during the 2011-2012 school year. 240-568-9352.
Vacation Bible school — Monday, Aug. 15 through Friday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Solomon's Porch Worship Center, Quality Inn and Suites, fifth floor Patuxent Room, 1 Second St. Take a trip down Gratitude Avenue, Compassion Drive, Forgiveness Lane, Grace Parkway and Faithfulness Road. Bible stories, food, snacks, arts and crafts, music, play time and field trip for ages 2 through 12. Cost of $125 includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. 202-276-3207 or 443-621-2979, vbsinlaurel.blogspot.com .
Power N the Park Outreach — Sponsored by Koinonia Fellowship Ministries, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Emancipation Park, Eighth Street. Free hot dogs, hamburgers, beverage. Join us as we spread love to the community. 301-725-8884. http://www.kfministries.org.