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North Pinellas religion briefs for Oct. 23

St. Alfred's Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road in Palm Harbor, was formed in 1963 as a mission of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Dunedin, with the Rev. Robert A. Reister as its first rector.

To commemorate the church's 50th anniversary, the people of St. Alfred's and its interim rector, the Rev. Edward Henley, invite the community to a three-day celebration entitled "Honoring the Past, Embracing the Future."

A concert of sacred music will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, followed by an outdoor reception.

Events on Saturday include guided tours of the church building and its many artworks, including two murals by Christopher Still, at 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 and 2 p.m.; fun events for children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and a complimentary hot dog lunch for all at noon.

Later in the evening, the festivities move to the Dunedin Country Club for a 7:30 p.m. reservation-only dinner and program.

The entire congregation will gather at 10 a.m. Sunday for a Festival Eucharist with the Rt. Rev. Dabney Smith, bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, as both celebrant and preacher.

The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet and tympani will join St. Alfred's choirs, under the direction of organist/choirmaster Kevin V. Johnson, for a celebration of the life and ministry of the parish.

A history room containing scrapbooks and pictures and memorabilia from the church over the years will be available during all events on campus throughout the weekend.

For more information and Saturday evening dinner reservations, call (727) 785-1601 or visit stalfred.org.

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Doug Smith of WTVT Channel 13 will emcee this year's annual North Pinellas Community Prayer Breakfast Oct. 29 at the Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor.

Doors open at 7 a.m. for breakfast, catered by Tiffany's Restaurant. The program begins at 7:45 a.m. and includes inspiring guest speakers as well as entertainment by "After School Specials," Palm Harbor University High's a cappella group.

Tickets are $15. Proceeds will benefit underprivileged children at the Greater Palm Harbor YMCA, the Centre and Citizen's Alliance For Progress.

Call Trish at (727) 771-6000 or visit csapalmharbor.org.

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Pipescreams!, an annual organ concert of Halloween-themed music, will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, 455 Scotland St.

This year's concert has been expanded to include a wider variety of music that includes a piano duet, a piano/organ duet, a violinist and the "Spectral Singers."

An offering will be accepted.

The concert benefits the Kenneth C. Grom Education Fund and the H. Gloria Marsh Peterson Student Scholarship Fund of the Clearwater Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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To raise money for its children's programs and community events like Breakfast With Santa and its Easter Egg Hunt, Kirk of Dunedin Christian Church is offering pumpkins of varying size and price for sale to the public noon to 8 p.m. daily through Oct. 31 at 2686 Bayshore Blvd, in Dunedin.

As part of the pumpkin patch event, the church is presenting its first-ever Fall Fest and Li'l Saints Night 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday with food, games, crafts and music.

The event is free and open to all ages. Call (727) 733-9305.

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Friendship United Methodist Church will host its annual "Old Time Tent Revival" featuring live music and inspired speakers at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at 2039 Druid Road, Clearwater. Call (727) 447-1822.

Mail Religion items to Tampa Bay Times, 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100-A, Clearwater, FL 33755; fax to (727) 445-4119; or email [email protected]

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