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Nativity Catholic Church, 706 E Brandon Blvd, stages its fifth annual Novemberfest Formaggio's Kickoff Dinner tonight from 5-7 p.m. It'll be followed by the kickoff 5k and 1 mile fun run on Saturday. Registration for the run is 7 a.m. and it begins at 8 a.m. The 43rd annual Novemberfest begins Thursday and runs through Nov. 12.

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First United Methodist Church of Seffner, 1310 S Kingsway Road, presents an organ concert at 7 p.m. Saturday Admission is free. Call (813) 689-3513..

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd. W, holds its eighth annual Gigantic Sidewalk Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Items for sale will include a golf cart, furniture, tools, appliances, jewelry and many miscellaneous items. There will also be a bake sale. Call Rose Clifton at (813) 634-6787.

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, 3315 Bryan Road, hosts the fourth annual Jazz Under The Stars Sunday at 6 p.m. The 16-piece Jazz Legacy Big Band and Friends will perform while coffee and sweets will be served.

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church, 1015 Del Webb Blvd., will host its Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10. Shop for crafts, enjoy snacks and participate in raffles. Call (813) 633-3970.

Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, will host a free grief workshop, Surviving the Holidays, from 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10. Call (813) 752-4622.

Brandon Christian Women's Connection will present its annual fashion show, Celebrate Holiday Fashions, featuring Dillards clothes and music by Ella Chadwell from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. November 12 at the Bell Shoals Special Events Center, 2102 Bell Shoals Road. Tickets are $14. Reserve a seat by Monday by calling Lillie at (813) 740-0098.

First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, 121 Carver Ave., will host a Heifer Living Gift Market from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 to help families in need. Heifer International is a nonprofit organization that provides food-and-income-producing animals along with training in animal management to families around the world. Market visitors will enjoy exhibits, family-oriented entertainment, games, unique gift selections and the opportunity to donate an animal or share of an animal to help fight world hunger and poverty. Visit

Islamic Society of Tampa Bay, 7326 E Sligh Ave., offers classes on the Koran from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. Call (813) 628-0007.

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Congregation Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Road, will host its first Jewish food festival, NoshFest Brandon, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Donations of food items to support local food banks will be accepted. Try traditional Jewish cuisine, such as potato latkes, kugel, corned beef sandwiches, brisket, challah, bagels and cream cheese, rugelach, mandelbrot and, of course, chicken soup. Visit or call (813) 681-6547 for information.

Religion calendar 11/01/12 [Last modified: Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:30am]
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