Friday, May 25, 2018
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United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, will present "Anything Goes: An Evening with Eileen Valentino and Cole Porter" at 6:30 tonight. Keyboardist Robert Winslow will accompany Valentino, who is a veteran singer. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more information, call (813) 634-2539.

The Pages of Life Book and Gift Shop, located on the campus of United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, is now open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sundays. The entrance to the shop faces 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. For more information, call (813) 633-8595.

Plant City Community Church of the Nazarene, 2402 Mud Lake Road, will host Fabulous Friday Fun Nights for Families beginning at 6 p.m. June 14. Admission is free to this event, which features water slides, water games, live music and a kiddie park for toddlers. Hot dogs will be available for purchase as a youth group fundraiser. For more information, call (813) 752-7863.

The Crossing Church, 3058 College Ave., Ruskin, has services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. To learn more about the church, attend Meet the Crossing at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit crossingonline.org/southshore.

Hope Lutheran Church, 2001 N Park Road, Plant City, announces its summer worship schedule with a traditional service at 9:15 a.m., a family Bible hour at 10:30 a.m. and Spanish worship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays. A contemporary service is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Also, register now for Kingdom Rock, a vacation Bible school that begins July 29. Families who register early will receive a free music CD. Register at hope.cts.memberconnect.net. Call (813) 752-4622 for more information.

Building an Intentional Marriage, a marriage conference, will take place tonight and Saturday at Harborside Church, 2200 Marshall St. in Safety Harbor. Topics will include communication, conflict, intimacy and core values. Cost per couple is $150. Child care is available by reservation for $10 for the first child and $5 for each additional child. To register for the conference, visit harborsidechurch.org.

Shiloh Baptist Church, 1104 Cason St., Plant City, invites youth to register for Colossal Coaster World, a vacation Bible school that begins June 16. For more information, call (813) 752-8345. Also, the church offers a Zumba class from 7 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

Grace United Methodist Church at FishHawk, 5708 Lithia Pinecrest Road, seeks vendors for a Christmas in July Church Bazaar to take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. Organizers need arts and crafts, food, produce, home and personal product vendors. The fee for a space is $25. The deadline for reserving a booth is June 15. Space is limited. For more information and an application, contact event organizer Vickie Casso at (813) 681-6583 or [email protected]

United Community Church, 1501 La Jolla Ave., Sun City Center, has partnered with Manatee Memorial Hospital to sponsor a Life Line Screening event on June 26. Lifeline screening has four screenings that cost $60 each including stroke/carotid artery, atrial fibrillation, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. Also, an osteoporosis risk assessment is $35. Lifeline does not accept Medicare. Tests must be paid for individually or purchased by package. Package 1 is four tests for $149. Package 2 is five tests for $159. Preregister to receive a $10 discount. Call toll-free 1-800-324-9458 or visit helpinghands forhealth.com. Do not contact the church for registration. In addition, UCC is helping to recycle old cellphones. Drop off phones and accessories between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, or at Sunday services. For more information, call Larry Piechoski at (813) 634-7062.

New Hope Worship Center, 803 W Mahoney St., Plant City, hosts a Corporate Prayer Hour at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Call (813) 757-6123.

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