The Nature Coast Festival Singers will give a spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee.
The concert will feature classical and contemporary seasonal selections under the direction of James Urbanski. An offering will be collected to support the Ayer Endowment Fund, which provides student scholarships for music education.
Call Jackie Kerschbaum at (352) 868-6365 for information.
Jericho Road Ministries is in need of volunteers at its thrift stores, food bank and shelters. Call (352) 799-2912, ext. 101.
Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will host the Live Oak Theatre Company's production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. April 19 and 27. The opening show on Good Friday is free; donations will be accepted, and complimentary tickets are required.
"The timeless story of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe clearly represents the allegory of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ," said Randi Olsen, artistic director of Live Oak Theatre and music director of the play. "We thought it only fitting to open on Good Friday and make that performance free to the public."
All other performances cost $15 for adults and $5 for students 13 and younger with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets other than Good Friday include coffee or tea and dessert. Seating at tables for the "dessert theatre" will be available half an hour before each performance.
For information, visit LiveOakTheatre.org or call the box office at (352) 593-0027.
A Good Friday program will be held at 7 p.m. April 18 at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 14236 County Line Road. Pastor Fred Hinson will be joined by Pastor LaVaughn E. McNary of Antioch Fellowship Baptist Church of Spring Hill and Pastor Ron Smart of Union Missionary Baptist Church of Port Richey in hosting the service. The theme is "Jesus Paid It All." Call (352) 684-8989.
Nobleton Community Church, 29084 Sentinel St., will host a concert with the Sonshine Quartet at 10:45 a.m. April 13. Among their other songs, the quartet will sing The Grave was Empty.
"Please come and join us on Palm Sunday for a blessed concert that praises Jesus Christ," said Pastor Paul Lehmann. "This will be a great way to celebrate the Easter season."
Call (813) 788-4464.
The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a discussion, "The Power of Music," at 7 p.m. April 11 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation is available and refreshments will be served. Call 666-7280.
Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will have its last sale of the season from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11-12. Items for sale will include household, crafts, computers, electronics, boutique, books, pictures, baskets, lines, toys, furniture, tools and yards items. Food, drinks and baked goods will be available. Call (352) 596-0080.
The St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church Council of Catholic Women's Spiritual Adoption of Our Priests is having an appreciation dinner in honor of its priests at noon April 25 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Tickets cost $25. If you plan to attend, call (727) 485-3158 or (352) 683-1150.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline for calendar items is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. If your church/organization has news of interest to the community, briefly state the news. Information cannot be published if the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.