Sunday, April 22, 2018
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Religion calendar

The United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center, will present an original theater piece, KLEC Radio Show: Special Mission Edition, at 6 p.m. today. Staged by the drama team, it includes skits and musical acts. There will be a buffet with hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Tickets are $15. Proceeds benefit the church mission teams, including the Emergency Response Team, the Youth Mission Team and the International Mission Team. Tickets are available in the church office. For more information, call Jeff Jordan, director of worship arts, at (813) 634-2539.

United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, will host columnist and humorist Jonathon Richard Cring and artist and musician Janet Clazzy during the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. For more information, call the church at (813) 634-1304.

Chabad Jewish Center, 3005 Waylon Lane, Valrico, will hold Purim in Italy, an Italian-style Purim celebration including a multimedia Megillah reading, masquerade and panini bar, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $15 per person, or $45 per family. To register for the event, visit chabadbrandon.org/RSVP. For more information, call (813) 657-9393.

Calvary Lutheran Church, 1424 E College Ave., Ruskin, will break ground on the church's new Angel Attic thrift store at 4 p.m. Sunday. The store will feature clothing, household goods and children's items. The ground-breaking ceremony will include Scripture readings, music, a balloon release and light refreshments. The new building will replace the current Angel Attic on the property, which is scheduled for demolition this month.

Tampa Jewish Family Services is holding "The Development of the Parent: The Child's Contribution," a workshop for families of children with special needs, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa. The workshop will discuss how parents can better understand their children. To get more information or to register, contact Lydia Abrams at [email protected] or (813) 960-1848.

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