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Pagans know they have a PR problem. Any religion based on a combination of ancient polytheism, modern “eco-spirituality,” and a concept of the divine as both masculine and feminine is sure to raise hackles in this crypto-Christian theocracy. (Ecumenicism maybe, but you don’t see George W. urging tolerence for atheists.) So they’ve organized a nice family-oriented day, with chanting, drumming (bring your own instruments), and other celebrations of the autumnal equinox and the Earth’s abundance. And they’ll have information booths, too, in case you want to check out spiritual paths other than those trod by fans of the Big Three. It’s all in conjunction with a food drive for So Others Might Eat, so it turns out that Pagans might have a pretty good claim to the term “pro-life.” The first annual Pagan Pride Day starts at 10 a.m. at the FDR Memorial’s Ceremonial Loop, 1850 West Basin Drive SW. Free. (703) 868-4674. (Caroline Schweiter)