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St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 1239 Del Webb Blvd., presents Kenneth Dake, organist and director of music at New York City's Marble Collegiate Church, in a piano/organ concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. as part of the St. Andrew Fine Arts Concert Series. Tickets are $10, and are available at the church office or at the door the day of the performance. For more information, call the church office at (813) 634-1252 or Judy Voorhees at (813) 642-8125.

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The First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, 121 Carver Ave., Brandon, will begin preschool registration for ages 2, 3 and 4 for fall 2013 on Sunday for church families after Sunday services in Mauldin Hall. Enrollment opens to the public Tuesday. For more information, call (813) 689-0947.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2913 John Moore Road, Brandon, will hold services this week for Ash Wednesday from 8:15 to 9 a.m., and 7 to 8:15 p.m. There will be a meager meal in the youth room at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call the church at (813) 689-1787 or visit

United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, will present KEEG, Kelly Emerson and Gary Garbleman in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the Great Hall. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased at the door the night of the performance. For more information, call chairpersons Paula Lickfeldt at (813) 633-6739 or Karl Buffington at (813) 634-7062.

Congregation Beth Shalom, 706 Bryan Road, Brandon, will present a discussion and workshop group "The Challenges of Grandparenting" at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The discussion will cover topics like handling the holidays when a son- or daughter-in-law is not Jewish, and building a relationship with a grandchild who lives far away. Those who attend should bring questions for the group to discuss. For more information or to RSVP to the workshop, call (813) 571-2029.

First United Methodist Church of Brandon has started a Sunday morning small group for parents of teens. The group meets from 11 a.m. to noon on Sundays in the white house across the street from the church at 208 N Knights Ave., Brandon. The group focuses on open discussion, prayer and time to share about the joys and concerns of parenting teens. For more information, contact youth pastor Ricc Conner at (813) 689-4161 or, or Jacque Dixon at (813) 409-2871.

Access Church began holding services in the Bloomingdale High School auditorium, 1700 Bloomingdale Ave., Valrico, last month. The church started in Lakeland four years ago, and now holds services every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Bloomingdale High. For more information, visit or call (863) 688-8100.

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

Bell Shoals Baptist Church, 2102 Bell Shoals Road, Brandon, offers Sunday worship services for the hearing-impaired at 11 a.m., worship services in Spanish on Sundays at 11 a.m. in the chapel, and Bible fellowship on Sundays at 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. The church also offers Wednesday Community Worship at 7 p.m. For more information, call (813) 689-4229.

Religion calendar 02/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 2:06pm]
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