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By TIMES STAFF
Published March 24, 2007


Highland Presbyterian Church, 1885 Highland Ave. S, Largo: A rummage sale is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today with clothing, household items, a boutique and more. There is an auction at 10 a.m. of antiques and other items. Hot dogs and beverages available. Call 584-1191.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin: For a donation of $5, enjoy a hot baked potato, salad and beverage at the 11:30 a.m. "Spuds Sunday" project. Proceeds will benefit the work of Episcopal Relief and Development, a project to erase the causes of poverty and improve health and food sources worldwide. Call 233-4125 or visit www.churchgoodshepherd.org.

Unity Community Church, 1315 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin: L. Clyde Chung will talk about Chinese philosophical thought at the 10 a.m. Sunday service and make comparisons to Confucianism, Taoism and Christian teachings. He studied in England at the University of London and taught law at the University of Westminster in London. This is the last in a monthlong program featuring speakers on different religions and philosophies. Call 734-0635.

Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road: The Rev. Abhi Janamanchi's sermon at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be on "Repairing the World: Reflection on the Genocide of Darfur." Call 531-7704 or visit www.uuclearwater.org.

Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater: The Rev. Leddy Hammock's sermon at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be "Walk a Mile in My Shoes." Call 536-0727.

Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalists, 18412 Burrell Road, Odessa: Author and theologian Sheila Harty will share a historical and theological exploration of gnosticism at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Her presentation will draw from new and old studies, including the gnostic gospels and writing discovered in 1945. Her first book, Hucksters in the Classroom: A Review of Industry Propaganda in Schools, won the 1980 George Orwell Award. Her background includes 20 years as a public interest policy advocate in Washington, D.C. Call (813) 792-1622.

Christ the King Lutheran Church, 11220 Oakhurst Road, Largo: The church's annual spring rummage sale is noon to 8 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday featuring antiques and collectibles, a clothing boutique, books, jewelry, toys, small appliances, and household and kitchen items. Call 595-2117.

Temple B'nai Israel, 1685 S Belcher Road, Clearwater: The Baseman Early Childhood Center is offering a spring break camp from Monday to Friday for children 2 to 12. The participants will explore the world of outer space, build rockets, make sun catchers, star jewelry and more. Call 532-3829.

Emmanuel Community Church, 1150 County Road 1, Palm Harbor: A concert featuring the band Urban Gypsies at 7 p.m. Friday will benefit Clothes to Kids. The Clearwater-based organization provides new and quality used clothing free to low-income school-age children in Pinellas County. Call 789-1800.

Kirk of Dunedin, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin: A rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 31 will feature boutique clothing and jewelry, a bake sale, a patio cafe with food, beverages and strawberry shortcake. Call 733-9305.

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Clearwater Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1445 Lakeview Road: A Dollar Thrift Shop takes place 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday. All items except the boutique are $1. Proceeds buy food given free to the needy at the church community center. Call 446-6427.