First Visit to a Buddhist Temple. Suggestions?

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I'm visiting a Buddhist temple tomorrow morning for the first time. I'm new in this journey. I'm also nervous and not sure what to expect. Does anyone have any suggestions or just all around "what to expect" information that may be of use to me?
I'll be doing their 2 hour meditation which includes (according to a review) chanting, meditation and discussion. Alot of kneeling and traditional buddhist bows.
Afterwards, food is served. Is it rude not to stay for food?

Again, any information you may like to share is invaluable to me!