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North Pinellas Religion News for Nov. 6

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Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church's second concert of its 2013 concert series will be a classical program entitled "The Sublime and the Serene," with works by Mozart, Arensky and Brahms by the New Arts Trio, led by pianist Rebecca Penneys.

The concert will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 110 S Ft. Harrison Ave. on the corner of Ft. Harrison and Pierce Street in downtown Clearwater.

Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 2:30. An offering will be taken, with a $5 minimum suggested.

Penneys will be joined by Jacques Israelievitch on the violin and Arie Lipsky on the cello.

Penneys teaches piano at the famous Eastman School of Music, is founder of the new Penneys Piano Festival & Friends of Piano at the University of South Florida, and is artist-in-residence at St. Petersburg College. She was a founding member of the New Arts Trio in 1974 and has performed with these particular colleagues since 1999 and 1996, respectively.

The only two-time winner of the Naumberg Award for chamber music, the New Arts Trio has performed in major venues throughout the United States and Canada.

A light post-concert reception will be held in the church fellowship hall after the concert.

Parking is available behind the church off Pierce Street; directly east across Ft. Harrison in a large county lot reserved for Peace Memorial events on Sundays; in a lot north of the fellowship hall; and to the west in the City Hall lot.

For more info, visit or call the church office at (727) 446 3001 or Music Committee chairwoman Beth Daniels at (727) 461-1818.

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St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1120 Curlew Road in Dunedin, will hold its annual Thanksgiving dinner for the community on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 3 p.m. People of all faiths, races, languages, age and economic status are welcome.

There is no preaching or recruiting during the dinner. The meal will be prepared by Chef John's Creative Culinary Services, along with members of St. Mark Lutheran Church and other community volunteers.

The dinner is free, but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call the church office at (727) 733-0474 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Rides are available within five miles of St. Mark.

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The film Dirt! The Movie, part of the Regenerative Film Series, will be shown at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater, at 7 p.m. today.

Inspired by William Bryant Logan's acclaimed book, Dirt: The Ecstatic Skin of the Earth, this film takes a humorous and substantial look at the history and current state of the living organic matter that we come from and will later return to.

The movie is open to the public at no charge, though a love offering will be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact

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The Circle of Mothers meets Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road.

The circle offers a safe, supportive community for mothers from preconception to toddlerhood. A structured, mother-centered gathering, it is facilitated by an experienced mentor.

Topics addressed in the circle include pregnancy, birth, postpartum blues, breastfeeding, peaceful parenting and anything on the mothers' minds. Children are welcome. A $5 contribution per meeting is suggested.

For more information, visit

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The Lutheran Woman's Missionary League is hosting its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 1644 Nursery Road in Clearwater.

The money raised will help local families during the holiday season.

Crafts, jewelry, candles, silk flowers, rugs and more will be available from more than 40 vendors.

For information, call (727) 462-8000 or e-mail

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The Circus, a silent comedy by Charlie Chaplin from 1928, will be accompanied by live organ music by Tom Hoehn at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church, 411 Turner St., Clearwater. Admission is free. Call (727) 446-5955 for information.

North Pinellas Religion News for Nov. 6 11/05/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 12:39pm]
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