By LEA IADAROLA
© St. Petersburg Times,
FREE RESTAURANT: St. Christopher's Episcopal Church offers free food at Cafe Cristo from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 5:15 to 6:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays at the church, 6211 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Cafe Cristo offers multiple entrees Saturdays and soup, salad, pizza and sandwiches Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (813) 884-7166.
DEDICATION: Bayshore Presbyterian, First Presbyterian Church of Tampa, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and Trinity Gospel Church will hold a dedication for the home of Tequila Wheeler at 2 p.m. today, at Grant Park, off Carroway at 32nd Ave. The home is a project of Habitat for Humanity. Call (813) 239-2242.
CONFERENCE: One Church -- One Addict presents "Creating a Clean and Sober Tampa" conference from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today at St. John's Ministries, 3401 E 25th Ave., Tampa. The conference will feature drug abuse intervention, prison aftercare support group and homeless ministries. There will be a continental breakfast and free lunch. There is no cost for the event. Call (813) 727-1442.
MEDITATION GROUP: The Joel S. Goldsmith Meditation group meets at 7 p.m. every Monday at the Riverview branch library meeting room, 10509 Riverview Drive, Riverview. There is no cost. Call (813) 677-2599 or http://www.riverviewonline.
WOMEN'S RETREAT: Without Walls International Church presents Pastor Paula White, who will hold a women's retreat at 7 p.m. Thursday, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m. Sept. 1 at the Hilton, 400 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. The cost of the conference only is $79. For the cost of the conference and a quad room at the hotel, the cost is $155, for three people $195, for two is $255 and for one person is $330. Call (813) 879-4673 ext. 808
SPEAKERS: Dominion Christian Center of Tampa Bay presents guest ministers Bill and Linda Johnson at 7 p.m. Aug. 16-18 at the center, 12701 Balm Boyette Road, Riverview. The ministers will speak on "Activating Prophetic Voice." Call (813) 643-2000.
PIONEER CLUB: St. John's United Methodist Church holds Pioneer Club meetings from 7 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the church, 5120 Mendenhall Drive, Tampa. Designed for children in preschool to the 12th grade, the program offers religious activities with the opportunity to earn badges. Call (813) 876-2381.
GARAGE SALE: Mary Help of Christians School seeks donations for its semiannual two-day garage sale Oct. 20-21 at the school, 6400 E Chelsea St., Tampa. Funds raised will benefit student scholarships, operations and maintenance projects at the school. Call (813) 626-6191, ext. 226.
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