Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connections, affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries, is accepting reservations for a luncheon scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The cost is $14.50; all women are invited. For reservations, call (352) 556-4658 or (352) 684-9265 by Sept. 2.
Lakewood Retreat administrator Bud Goodwin announced that 140 people, including volunteer cadet counselors and summer staff, attended the facility's one-week summer camp last month. About 40 other camps are being hosted at the retreat throughout the summer.
Goodwin said the retreat is making reservations for fall and winter groups. The retreat is at 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road. Call (352) 796-4097, send email to Info@LakewoodRetreat.org or visit lakewoodretreat.org.
New Beginnings Life Center Church, 3350 Commercial Way, will have a book bag giveaway with school supplies for kindergarten, middle and high school students from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be a bounce house, cotton candy, popcorn and a snow cone machine for children. Messages or questions may be left at (352) 686-8888 or (813) 380-5453.
Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St., will have a special welcome Shabbat service at 6:30 p.m. today. The traditional service will be conducted by Rabbi Lenny Sarko. The regular Shabbat Torah service will begin at 8 p.m. Call (352) 686-7034.
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