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Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2707 W Waters Ave., Tampa, will host South Florida-based ventriloquist and singer-songwriter Brent Vernon and his sidekick Sam on Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. service. Children from the Oak Grove Child Care Ministry Center will also perform during the service. Admission is free. For information, call (813) 935-4471.

Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 6100 Memorial Highway, Tampa, presents "A Night at the Popera" at 5 p.m. on Sunday in Fellowship Hall/Family Life Center. The concert features the trio Klassika performing a combination of pop music and opera. The event includes dinner. Tickets cost $15 per person. Child care is available by reservation. Proceeds benefit the church's sanctuary renovation and youth summer camp fund. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (813) 886-2536.

The Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa, will hold the Lenten Day of Recollection "Forgiveness as a Choice of the Heart" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The day will include presentations about forgiveness, prayer, faith sharing, and the opportunity to participate in Eucharistic Liturgy and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. For more information, call (813) 229-2695.

Tampa Zen Center, 8509 N 29th St., Tampa, offers traditional Soto Zen meditation and instruction every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Zen teachers from across the country give talks on Zen practice during the morning classes. For information, visit tampazencenter.org.

Without Walls International Church, 3860 W Columbus Drive, Tampa, offers midweek services on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m., and services in Spanish on Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m., in addition to Sunday services at 9 and 11 a.m. For more information, call the church at (813) 879-4673.

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