Take Back the Night benefit concert set
Tickets are on sale for Take Back the Night, an annual Mother's Day concert from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. The event will include performances by the Souliz Band featuring Sugar and Spice, Patty Sanphy and Friends, the Johnny G. Lyon Band featuring Freight Train Annie and Sugar Harp. The concert benefits Sunrise Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center in Dade City and the Salvation Army Domestic Violence Program of West Pasco, along with two Pinellas County shelters. Tickets are available for $10 advance at Skippers, Sunrise and the Salvation Army, or at the door for $12. For information, call Mindy Murphy at (813) 247-5433.
Learn American Sign Language
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services of Florida Inc. will start an American Sign Language I class on May 15. There is a class and book fee, but scholarships are available. The 10-week, noncredit course meets one evening per week at Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, 8610 Galen Wilson Blvd. For information, call (727) 853-1010.
Thrift shops plan Memorial Day sale
Gulfside Regional Hospice's Thrift Shoppes will hold a Memorial Day sale on May 24, with all regularly priced items 25 percent off. The following locations are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday:
• Dade City Thrift Shoppe, 37925 Sky Ridge Circle, (813) 782-7200.
• Hudson Thrift Shoppe, 12154 U.S. 19, Bayonet Point, (727) 861-4900.
• Lutz Thrift Shoppe, 1930 Land O'Lakes Blvd., (813) 909-0485.
• New Port Richey Thrift Shoppe, 6117 State Road 54, (727) 842-7262.
• Zephyrhills Thrift Shoppe, 36524 State Road 54, (813) 788-5461.
Gulfside's thrift shops will be closed May 27 for Memorial Day.
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Church needs talent show acts
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is seeking singers, dancers and performing artists of all ages to perform in a talent show at 3 p.m. June 23. Auditions will be held at 2 p.m. May 25 at the church, 5326 Charles St. Singers may perform one song and must bring their own background music of any style except rap. Dancers must also supply their own music on CD. Time limit for auditions is four minutes. Acts must be acceptable to audiences of all ages. For tickets to the talent show, or for information, call (727) 379-6557.