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North Pinellas Religion Briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Terry Charles created and installed the pipe organ in 1968.

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Terry Charles created and installed the pipe organ in 1968.

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Nothing says Christmas quite like the melodious sounds of a pipe organ. Celebrate the season with the Kirk Church as it presents "A Christmas Fantasy with Terry Charles" at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church sanctuary, 2686 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin.

Charles created and installed the orchestral/theater-styled pipe organ, nicknamed "The Grand Duchess," in 1968 and upgraded it in 1998.

Refreshments will be for sale before the concert and during intermission.

Tickets are $15.25 for adults and $7.25 for students and children. Buy tickets over the phone, online or at the church office 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday.

Call (727) 733-5475. Visit

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It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas as Crystal Beach Community Church, 625 Crystal Beach Ave. in Crystal Beach, plans seasonal events for the whole family.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. today children can join Pastor Susie Cashion to make a gingerbread house.

On Saturday, parents and kids will get crafty at a workshop creating holiday gifts for friends and family from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. .

Both events are free.

For more information and to register, call the church office at (727) 784-8222.

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The youth of St. Cecelia Catholic Church will raise their voices in song during a Children's Choir Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at 820 Jasmine Way, Clearwater.

The public is invited, and admission is free. Call (727) 447-3494. Visit

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Loni Kaplan, member of Temple Ahavat Shalom and author of Something Extraordinary: An Inspirational Journey Sparked by Cancer, will discuss her book at 7 p.m. Monday in the temple's social hall, 1575 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor.

Admission is free.

RSVP to Mona Kaplan, Sisterhood membership vice president, at (727) 470-9530 or email

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