National Day of Prayer will be observed on the steps of the historic Hernando County Courthouse, 20 N Main St., from noon to 1 p.m. May 2. Local church pastors and other Christian leaders will join the Conservative Christian Teens for America in prayer for the nation. Music will begin at 11:30 a.m. Bring chairs or blankets for seating.
Second Chance Restoration Ministries, 19235 Cortez Blvd., will host a free lunch for the homeless and needy at noon Saturday. Call (352) 585-6881 or (352) 585-6083.
Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave, will offer a mystery dinner theater production at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Mystery on Mondon Mountain, where a hillbilly family reunion meets a family of snobbish aristocrats, are $15. Proceeds go to the church's youth missions. Doors open at 6 p.m. Call (352) 796-4969.
Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will have its annual high tea party from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. The theme is "Ridge Manor in Bloom," with guest speaker Rita Grant, a master gardener from the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will be used for church missions. Call (352) 583-3770.
First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is looking for free, used musical instruments and instrumentalists who have played in the past or who would like to improve their skills. Lessons are free. Call (352) 610-9363. Also, the church is selling tickets for its Methodist Women's Spring Fling Luncheon and Style Show, at noon May 18. Fashions will be by Boutique on Wheels. Tickets cost $12. Call (352) 597-1767 or (727) 862-8656.
Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a Bloom Like a Flower mother/daughter lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be local author/artist Jacque Coffee. The cost is $10. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.
Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, will have Palm Sunday services at 9:30 and 10 a.m. Sunday. Holy Thursday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2, Holy Friday services will be at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 3, and Holy Saturday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. May 4. The Great and Holy Pascha will be celebrated with the Holy Resurrection service at midnight May 4 and Paschal divine liturgy at 12:30 a.m. May 5. Call (352) 796-8482.
Jesus Cares Ministry will host "It's Time-2: Healing the Youth of Hernando" from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday in Nativity Hall at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The evening will include drama, poetry and dance. Call (352) 942-4063.
Information for the Religion Calendar may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 12 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.