Monday, Sept. 9. Many Hindus will celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi, an annual festival that celebrates the deity Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Ganesha Chaturthi is often marked by public processions in Hindu communities. For more information, read "Ganesha Chaturthi."
How to Solve Our Human Problems
Monday, Sept. 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Vajrayogini Buddhist Center will hold a series of classes at Unity Renaissance of Chesapeake on Monday evenings. September's classes will focus on finding inner peace and happiness through the Four Noble Truths. Time and instruction for meditation will be provided. Classes are $10; call 757-504-4425 for more information.
Paryushana Parva begins on Tuesday, Sept. 10. This Jain festival lasts for eight days. Paryushana Parva focuses on virtue, purification of the soul, and salvation. Observance of the holiday includes recitations of holy writings, introspection, fasting, exchanging cards, and asking for forgiveness.
Keep Me in Stitches
Tuesday, Sept. 10 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Keep Me in Stitches will gather for their weekly meeting at Grace Community Church. This group knits and crochets hats for cancer patients. To date, Keep Me in Stitches has made over 1,000 hats. For more information, call 757-471-5148.
Discovering the Light Within
Thursday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. Wells Therapeutics will hold a lecture and introduction to the Inner Peace Movement. The lecture is $10; call 757-752-6117 for more information.
Yom Kippur Services
The Tidewater Chavurah will hold Yom Kippur services at the Simon Family Jewish Community Center. The Kol Nidre service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and the Yom Kippur morning service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Call 757-497-8980 for more information.
Retreat on Forgiveness
The Church of the Holy Apostles will hold a Forgiveness Retreat led by Father William Meninger, a priest, monk, author, and teacher. The hours of the retreat are 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13 and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14. Call 757-427-0963 for registration information.
Saturday, Sept. 14. Yom Kippur is an annual High Holy Day in the Jewish calendar. Known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a time to repent and make amends for one's sins against God. Observation of Yom Kippur is marked by fasting, prayer, and repentance. For more information, read "Yom Kippur."
Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hofheimer Theater on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus. Join the Baha'is of Virginia Beach and South Hampton Roads for their monthly devotional. The meeting includes prayer, interfaith readings, music, and meditations. The devotional is free; call 757-716-7864 for more information.