Thursday, June 21, 2018
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South Tampa religion calendar, April 27 and beyond

National Day of Prayer: Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, is keynote speaker at the Tampa Bay National Day of Prayer Brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Individual tickets are $30. Table sponsorships are $300. Register early as seating is limited. To register, visit www.tampaprayerbrunch.com or call (813) 382-2802.

National Day of Prayer Gathering: Churches and individuals are invited to gather at 7 p.m. Thursday to honor the day at George M. Steinbrenner Field (Yankees Stadium) in Tampa. There is no cost to attend. Call Joy Green at (813) 967-6417.

Manhattan Avenue United Methodist Church, 4522 S Manhattan Ave: The church has its annual rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 in the Fellowship Hall. Call (813) 839-3361.

Israel Independence Day: The Tampa Jewish Community Center will sponsor a community Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration beginning at noon May 6 at the Straz Performing Arts Center Outdoor Pavilion. This year's activities will include Israeli vendors, a carnival for children, Israeli food concessions and live entertainment. Admission is free. Call Jack Ross at (813) 769-4727.

Palma Ceia United Methodist Church, 3723 Bay to Bay Blvd.: The church women host their 52nd Annual Scholarship Luncheon, a Teddy Bear Picnic, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 12. An art show, luncheon and fashion show sponsored by Smarty Pants Kids' Boutique will be in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds provide scholarships for ministerial students in the Florida Conference. Tickets are $15. Call (813) 837-1541.

New Beginnings Christian Church, 4100 S Manhattan Ave.: A food pantry is open 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Call (813) 837-3451.

Sunday morning mindfulness meditation: Join the Tampa Zen Center for traditional meditation at 9 a.m. Sundays at the Lotus Room, 1101 W Kennedy Blvd. Instruction for newcomers begins at 8:30. Visit tampazencenter.org.

Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 San Jose St.: A tai chi class meets at 3:30 p.m. Mondays. Line dancing is at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays. A walking group meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. Call (813) 253-6047.

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