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    Religion calendar

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 17, 2001

    LUNCH AND TALK: Mitzi Ekers, a nurse practitioner and director of clinical vascular services at the Heart and Vascular Institute of Pinellas County, will be the speaker for the Wonderful Wednesday luncheon at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 639 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. Free, but donations accepted. Call (727) 733-4125.

    EVANGELISM SEMINAR: Paul Ridgeway, senior transportation consultant for the NFL, will share his faith at an evangelism seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Cornerstone Christian Center, 317 Milwaukee Ave. in Dunedin; at 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith Presbyterian Church, 11501 Walker Ave., Seminole; and 7 p.m. Friday at Woodlawn Church of God, 845 Woodlawn St., Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 536-2273.

    YOUNG AT HEART: The Suncoast Young at Heart Rally, for people 50 and older, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday at First Christian Church of Clearwater, 2299 Drew St. Speakers will be Russ Blowers and Wayne Lowen. There will be special music, a continental breakfast and a hot lunch. Admission is $15. Call (727) 726-5050.

    STORYTELLER: Dennis Dewey, a minister of storytelling, will tell Bible stories at 7 p.m. Wednesday at First Presbyterian Church, 455 Scotland St., Dunedin. There will be an offering. Call (727) 733-2318.

    PERFORMANCE: Myron Floren, star of The Lawrence Welk Show, will perform at 1 and 3 p.m. Monday at First Christian Church of Largo, 1645 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Tickets are $7. Call (727) 584-8601.

    WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: B'nai B'rith Women will host a luncheon and fashion show to raise money for Israel's Residential Treatment Center on Sunday at Louis Pappas' Riverside Restaurant in Tarpon Springs.

    MUSICAL PROGRAM: The senior adults of Calvary Baptist Church will hold the second annual Mid-Winter Sacred Splendor at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Rotunda Chapel, 331 Cleveland St., Clearwater. The event, featuring the sounds of the 1950s and 1960s, will honor winter guests and Canadian friends. The Trinity College Ladies Trio, Jo Anne Dawson and the Super Senior Ensemble will provide music. Free.

    RETREAT: Growth in Faith will hold a Winter Weekend for women and teenage girls Friday and Feb. 24 at St. Paul's Methodist Church, Largo. The guest speaker will be author Donna Partow. The cost is $25 in advance, $35 at the door (cost for students is $10). Child care is available to those who register in advance. Call (727) 393-8853.

    SPEAKER: TV meteorologist and author Alan Winfield will talk about his book, Lord of the Skies, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Lake Seminole Presbyterian Church, 8505 113th St. Call (727) 391-5507.

    WORKSHOP: Musician, composer, author and motivator Gene Wall Cole will present a workshop, Follow Your Dreams, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Clearwater, 2465 Nursery Road. Call (727) 536-0852.

    AUCTION: The Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater will hold their annual auction at 4 p.m. today at 2470 Nursery Road. Call (727) 531-7704.

    BREAKFAST CLUB: The Breakfast Club, a non-denominational seniors group, will present the program, Great Hits of Americana from 9:10 to 11:30 a.m. (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $5 donation. Call (727) 538-9889.

    QUILT SHOW AND LECTURE: Jackie Trute will present a program called Lasting Impressions Quilt Ministry at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave., Largo. Everyone who attends will receive a free pattern. Call (727) 584-8165.

    BIBLE CONFERENCE: Stephen Lennox, chairman of the division of religion and philosophy at Indiana Wesleyan University will speak at a bible conference at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army Community Worship Center, 1625 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. The conference will continue at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Call (727) 725-9777.

    WORKSHOP: A workshop called "The Book" will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today, and from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Community United Methodist Church, 207 Buckingham Ave. E, Oldsmar. Call (813) 855-1567.

    SWEETHEART TEA: Hadassah's Clearwater Chapter and Associates will hold its annual Sweetheart Tea meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at B'Nai Israel Temple, 1685 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater. St. Petersburg Times columnist Bill Maxwell will discuss his recent trip to Schindler's factory, and several concentration camps. Call (727) 581-5518.

    CONCERT: First United Methodist Church of Tarpon Springs will host the Bethune-Cookman College Concert Chorale at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the church, 501 East Tarpon Ave. Call (727) 937-3271.

    RUMMAGE SALE: A rummage sale featuring books, baskets, furniture, clothing, linens, sewing items and more will be from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to noon Feb. 24 at Highland Presbyterian Church, 1885 Highland Ave. S., Clearwater. Call (727) 584-4786.

    PARISH NURSING: Learn about the benefits of parish nursing at a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, 255 Fifth Ave. S., Safety Harbor. Free. Call (727) 726-2014.

    - Mail information for Religion Briefly to Eileen Schulte, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756 or fax it to (727) 445-4119. The e-mail address is Please include the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) and a contact person and phone number. The deadline is the Monday prior to the Saturday publication.

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