Monday, December 18, 2017
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Religion calendar

The Harmony Metaphysical Church & Spiritual Life Center, 2517 W Henry Ave., Tampa, will host Armand and Angelina in concert today at 7 p.m. The duo will perform songs including Ave Maria, the theme from Romeo and Juliet, music from The Phantom of the Opera and original love songs. For more information, call (813) 872-0295.

The Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa, will hold the workshop "The Hero Within: Redeeming the Destiny We Were Born to Fulfill" on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Author Deborah Grassman will talk about how to cultivate honesty, courage and humility. The cost is $25 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call (813) 229-2695.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, Tampa, holds a beginning light yoga class on Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6. Participants should wear loose clothing and bring a yoga mat, towel or blanket. For more information, call the church at (813) 988-8188.

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, 2707 W Waters Ave., Tampa, holds coffee, doughnuts and fellowship time in the church kitchen each Sunday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., before the weekly 9:30 a.m. worship service in the sanctuary. For more information, call the church at (813) 935-4471.

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 online at tampazencenter.org.

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