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University of South Florida St. Petersburg

140 Seventh Ave. S

St. Petersburg, 873-4456

The Emmy-nominated documentary Song of Songs will be shown at 5:30 p.m. Friday at Davis Hall, Room 130. The filmmakers interviewed more than 150 people about modern marriage and committed relationships, asking: what makes a relationship successful; why are relationships so hard; are lifelong commitments possible in our generation; are we willing to be honest. Co-directors Chris Brickler and Mike Romero will introduce the film. Those attending can join discussion groups after the film. For information, contact Jason Baker at 873-4848 or jkb169@gmail.com.

Susan Cerulean, environmental educator, and author and editor of several books on Florida, will host a nature writing workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday and Feb. 13 at Davis Hall, Room 130. During the Feb. 13 workshop, the film The Wild Heart of Florida will be shown. Cerulean also will lead a nature walk at 5 p.m. Feb. 14 at Weedon Island, 1800 Weedon Drive NE. Visitor parking permits are required for the USF St. Petersburg parking lots. Permits can be purchased at the Welcome Center at Second Street and Fifth Avenue S. For information, call 873-4872.

Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave. S

St. Petersburg, 864-7979

An Ash Wednesday worship service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at Wireman Chapel. The service, which marks the beginning of the Christian Lenten season, will feature traditional liturgies, music on the Flentrop organ and the imposition of ashes.

Goliath Davis, St. Petersburg's deputy mayor for Midtown economic development, will speak on issues in community development at 4 p.m. today at Lewis House. This is part of the Academy of Senior Professionals Public Forum Series.

Catherine Griggs, coordinator of humanities and associate professor of anthropology and American studies in the Program for Experienced Learners at Eckerd College, will present Burn: The Plantation in the Caribbean at 2 p.m. Sunday at Lewis House. Griggs has sailed throughout the Caribbean and lived on St. Maarten, where she managed a fleet of charter yachts, and St. Thomas, where she reported the weather for a local TV station. The film Burn, starring Marlon Brando, will be shown after the lecture.

Richard Swinburne, Emeritus Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion at Oxford, will present Is There a God at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Fox Hall. Swinburne is the author of 16 books including the 1996 title, Is There a God? This is part of the Colloquy Program of the Center for Spiritual Life.

Angela Leontis, Eckerd alumna and marketing manager for Chicago Climate Exchange, will speak on Meeting Environmental and Economic Goals through Carbon Trading to Become Climate Neutral at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Hall. The Chicago Climate Exchange is the world's first voluntary, legally binding integrated trading system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with offset projects worldwide.

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