Tuesday, February 20, 2018
News Roundup

North Pinellas religion news for March 26

The progress of Clearwater's redevelopment plan will be discussed during "Mission and a Meal" from 6 to 7:15 p.m. today at Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.

The monthly program is designed to help educate the public on topics of interest in the community.

The public is invited to gather in Roebling Hall for a light meal of hearty soup and bread. Child care will be provided.

The event and meal are free.

For more information, call (727) 446-3001 or visit PeaceMemorial.org.

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Looking for that perfect gift or special item for you or your home? Visit the Crafty Ladies Art & Craft Festival, where more than 60 talented crafters will display their work from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 1555 Windmill Pointe Road in East Lake.

Select from a wide variety of crafts including painted wine glasses, flower arrangements, Easter decor, handsewn baby outfits, wall hangings, tropical/Florida decorations, jewelry, home decor, vintage buys and a farmers market featuring fresh produce. Plants will also be sold.

Kids will enjoy balloon art and face painting activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

There is no cost for admission or parking.

For more information, call (727) 784-3632.

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Break out those fancy spring hats and gloves for the St. Paul United Methodist Church Women's 13th annual Hannah Tea at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1199 Highland Ave. in Largo.

A program by J&M Classy Hats will be presented. Child care will be provided.

Tickets are $15.

RSVP by Thursday with a call to Barbara Brash at (727) 581-4833.

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Dr. Judith Alstadter will perform a mini-piano concert from noon to 1 p.m. Sunday at Unity Church of Clearwater's Peace Cottage, 2465 Nursery Road, Clearwater.

She will play a condensed version of her presentations on "Romantic Women Composers" whose works were introduced during the lifetime of Myrtle Fillmore (1845-1931), co-founder of the Unity movement. Commentary on the lives and influences of these composers will accompany the performance.

A native of New York, Alstadter is a graduate of the Juilliard School and holds a doctoral degree from the Yale University School of Music. Performances have taken her throughout America, Europe and the Caribbean.

Iced raspberry tea, cookies and tea sandwiches will be served.

Organizers suggest a $15 offering, but no one will be turned away.

To RSVP, call (727) 531-0992. Email: [email protected]

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It's time again for Non-Trivial Pursuits, a long-standing program of presentations on various topics scheduled on selected Monday nights at Chapel-By-The-Sea Community Church, 54 Bay Esplanade, Clearwater Beach. Topics includes both religious and non-religious subject matter.

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, Pinellas County Cooperative Extension agent Nan Jensen will discuss nutritious, good-tasting foods from the grocery aisle that facilitate weight loss and boost energy.

Admission is free.

For seating reservations, call the education office at (727) 446-0430 or email: [email protected]

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Help foster a child's reading development by donating new and used books in good condition to First United Methodist Church of Clearwater's outreach program, "Books For Kids."

The outreach focuses on families financially unable to buy books for their children in pre-school and elementary grades. As books become available, fairs will be scheduled at elementary schools, Boys and Girls Clubs of Pinellas and Head Start centers with the goal of distributing at least two books per child.

Last year, the outreach provided 2,000 books to area children.

To make a donation, brings books to the church at 411 Turner St., Clearwater from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 to 11 a.m. Sundays.

Call the church office at (727) 446-5955.

Mail religion news 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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