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North Pinellas Religion for Wednesday, Nov. 20

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Volunteer attorneys will answer specific legal questions at a free workshop from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1012 Pennsylvania Ave., Clearwater.

Areas of law include divorce, custody, family, child support, tenant rights and evictions, wills, living wills, probate, estate planning, bankruptcy and creditor law, small claims and consumer issues, personal injury, employment, foreclosure, criminal and income tax information.

Refreshments will be provided.

The event is sponsored by Mount Carmel Baptist Church in cooperation with Gulfcoast Legal Services and the Clearwater Bar Association and Foundation.

Call (727) 443-0657 or (727) 461-4869.

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1. Get out list. 2. Check it twice. 3. Visit the Crafty Ladies Winter Arts & Crafts Show from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road, Palm Harbor where more than 50 crafters will display their work.

In its 29th year, the show features a variety of items including hand-painted glassware, floral arrangements and holiday wreaths, jewelry and hand-sewn baby items as well as an "antiques-uniques" area. A plant sale/bale sale will benefit cancer research.

To see samples of available items at this year's show or to get directions to the venue, visit or on Facebook at

Call (727) 784-3632.

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Interested in how the National Farm Worker Ministry brings together national denominations, state councils of churches, congregations and concerned people to act with farm workers to achieve fundamental change in their living and working conditions?

The Pinellas Support Committee of the National Farm Worker Ministry invites the public to its annual soup supper at 6 p.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 3200 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater.

Homemade lentil soup and bread will be served.

Speakers will be the Rev. Lindsay Comstock, the new executive director of the National Farm Worker Ministry, and Tirso Moreno, general secretary of the Farm Worker Association of Florida.

The event is free; no reservation is necessary.

To learn more, visit

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Hankerin' for a little harmony? The Florida Suncoast Chorus, a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday at Chapel-by-the-Sea, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach.

There is no charge to hear this all-male group of singers who specialize in barbershop-style harmonies. Light refreshments will be served after the performance.

Visit or

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An annual Transgender Remembrance Gathering will take place today at Unity Church of Clearwater to memorialize transgender people killed due to prejudice and hatred.

Stories and snacks will be shared at 6:30 p.m. in the Unity Cafe, and a prayer vigil will follow at 7 at Peace Chapel.

Call (727) 531-0992.

Vendor applications are available for the third annual Winterfaire Craft Show, which will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Alfred Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor.

Inside and outside spaces are $25 and $40, respectively, and setup can be done Nov. 29. Exhibited items are subject to committee approval.

For an application or more information, contact Linda Groseclose or Jill Henderson at or call (727) 785-1601.

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St. Mark Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 28 at 1120 Curlew Road, Dunedin.

Dinner is free and there is no preaching or recruiting, just a holiday meal prepared by Chef John's Creative Culinary Services along with members of St. Mark Lutheran Church and other community volunteers.

Space is limited and reservations are suggested. Rides are available within 5 miles of St. Mark.

Call the church at (727) 733-0474 during office hours, which are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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