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Second Chance Restoration Ministries, 19235 Cortez Blvd., will host a free lunch for the homeless and needy at noon April 27. Call (352) 585-6881 or (352) 585-6083.

Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., will offer a mystery dinner theater production at 6:30 p.m. April 26 and 27. Tickets for Mystery on Mondon Mountain, where a hillbilly family reunion meets a family of snobbish aristocrats, are $15. Proceeds go to the church's youth missions. Doors open at 6 p.m. Also, the Women of Faith's Rise and Shine brunch will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. There will be guest speakers from Mary's House of Jericho Road Ministries, plus a fashion show highlighting the latest styles from the Jericho Road thrift stores. Cost is $10 per person; child care is available. Proceeds go to Mary's House. Call (352) 796-4969.


St. Mark's Presbyterian Church, 7922 State Road 52, will have its last pancake breakfast of the season from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $3.50 for adults and $1 for children. Call (727) 863-5646.

Ridge Manor

Ridge Manor Community United Methodist Church, 34350 Cortez Blvd., will have its annual high tea party from 2 to 3 p.m. April 27. The theme is "Ridge Manor in Bloom," with guest speaker Rita Grant, a master gardener from the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets are $10. Proceeds will be used for church missions. Call (352) 583-3770.

Spring Hill

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is looking for free, used musical instruments and instrumentalists who have played in the past or who would like to improve their skills. Lessons are free. Call (352) 610-9363. Also, the church is offering training for clowns from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 27. J.T. Sikes will teach "Lite Auguste Make-up," "Stupid Stuff for Funny People," "Wrinkles Don't Rub Off" and "Using All the Tools." No prior experience is necessary. Send name, address, phone number, email address and a check for $25 made payable to Clown Ministry to First United Methodist Church of Homosassa, attn: Theresa, 8831 W Bradshaw St., Homosassa, FL 34448.

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a Bloom Like a Flower mother/daughter lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. May 4 at Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be local author/artist Jacque Coffee. The cost is $10. Call (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182 if you plan to attend.

Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, 13460 Olympic Village Lane, will have the Akathist Hymn at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Palm Sunday services will be at 9:30 and 10 a.m. April 28; Holy Thursday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. May 2; Holy Friday services will be at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. May 3, and Holy Saturday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. May 4. The Great and Holy Pascha will be celebrated with the Holy Resurrection service at midnight May 4 and a Paschal divine liturgy at 12:30 a.m. May 5. Call (352) 796-8482.

Spring Lake

Lakewood Retreat, 25458 Dan Brown Hill Road, will host Spring to Life Spring Fest 2013 and Concert from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The family festival will include hayrides, open-kettle popcorn, campfire, s'mores, a game room, outdoor games, a pool party and live music by Kaleo and the Spring Lake United Methodist Praise Band. Never Ending (formerly My Brother's Scars) and Ezekiel's Promise will perform from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $3 a person or $10 for a family. Call (352) 796-4097.

Weeki Wachee

Jesus Cares Ministry will host "It's Time-2: Healing the Youth of Hernando" from 6 to 9 p.m. April 27 in Nativity Hall at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The evening will include drama, poetry and dance. Call (352) 942-4063.

Information for the Religion Calendar may be emailed to Gail Hollenbeck at, faxed to (352) 754-6133 or mailed to Hernando Times, Religion Calendar, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. The deadline is 12 working days before the event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, physical address, ticket price, contact person (first and last names) and phone number are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6112 and leave a message.

Religion notes 04/16/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 2:18pm]
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