Youth With a Mission of Tampa Bay and Live Oak Theatre are selling tickets for a presentation of Judah Ben-Hur, the musical, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Adult admission is $15. Admission for students 13 and younger is $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. Tickets include coffee, tea and dessert, which will be served when the doors open a half-hour before each performance. Proceeds will be used to send the production team to the Philippines to build homes and present free performances of the musical. For information, find Live Oak on Facebook, visit LiveOakTheatre.org or call (352) 593-0027.
The women's ministries of Cornerstone Baptist Church are selling tickets for an all-day women's conference with actor and author Lisa Whelchel at the church, 1100 W Highland Blvd., on Feb. 8. Whelchel, known for her role as Blair on the TV show The Facts of Life and who recently starred in Survivor: The Philippines, will share her personal story and lead Bible studies on "This is My Story" and "Friendship for Grownups." Tickets are $25, which includes a box lunch, and may be purchased through the church office or at iTickets.com. Call (352) 726-7335.
St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd., will begin a DivorceCare program at 7 p.m. Feb. 6, continuing on Thursdays for 13 weeks. Meetings will be in Room 7. Topics will include "What's Happening to Me?" "Road to Healing," "Facing Anger, Depression and Loneliness," "Financial Survival," "New Relationships" and "Forgiveness." All classes are free. Call (352) 686-9954, ext. 409.
Temple Beth David will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a dinner-dance beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The $50 cost includes hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert and coffee. Music and entertainment will be by Perry 'N Joy. For reservations, call (352) 686-7034 or (352) 650-4521.
Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd., will have a gigantic yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be clothing for all ages, household items, crafts, computer and other electronic items, toys, games, jewelry, a mattress and box springs, furniture, housewares, yard items, tools and an entire building of women's boutique items. Food, drinks and baked goods will be available. Call (352) 596-0080.
First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, has tickets on sale for a concert by five-time Grammy winner Larnelle Harris at 7 p.m. Feb. 9. Call (352) 686-9114 or purchase tickets through iTickets. Also, local author Jacque Coffee will be the guest speaker for the United Methodist Women at 9 a.m. Jan. 27. Call (352) 683-2600.
Information for the Religion Calendar and Briefs may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at [email protected], faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar and Briefs, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline for calendar items is two weeks before the event or reservation deadline. If your church/organization has news of interest to the community, briefly state the news. Information cannot be published if the time, date, exact street address, cost, contact person (first and last names) or phone number is missing. For questions, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.