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RELIGION CALENDAR

Evolution Sunday: In celebration of Darwin Day and Presidents Day, the Rev. Alec Craig will explore the lives of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln during the 11 a.m. service Sunday at Spirit of Life Unitarian Universalist Church, 18412 Burrell Road in Odessa. Call (813) 792-1622.

Knitting lessons: Learn to knit with instructor Linda Valentine at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W Fletcher Ave. Valentine will teach how to knit challah covers. Bring one skein of Lily Sugar'n Cream yarn in the color of your choice and size 10 needles. Call (813) 968-8511.

Dysfunctional families? This book's got that. Adrianne Sundheim will explore biblical dysfunctional families at noon Wednesday at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W Fletcher Ave. Call (813) 968-8511.

Sisterhood meeting: Chuck Segal, from Segal Funeral Home, will lead a discussion about Jewish burial and mourning customs during the Sisterhood meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W Fletcher Ave. Call (813) 968-8511.

Shabbat dinner: Enjoy a traditional, kosher Shabbat meal, plus drinks and dessert, before a Shabbat service at 6 p.m. Feb. 22, at Temple Ohev Shalom, 6460 Tampa Palms Blvd. in Tampa Palms. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children. RSVP by Monday and mail checks to Temple Ohev Shalom, P.O. Box 46155, Tampa, FL 33647. Call (813) 977-2955 or e-mail hgeller@tampabay.rr.com.

Christianity and world religions series: Each 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday service at Forest Hills United Methodist Church from now until Feb. 24 will cover Christianity and world religions, aiming to answer questions like "Why are there so many religions?" and "Is Christianity the only way to God?" The services are at the church, 904 W Linebaugh Ave. at N Boulevard. Call (813) 932-8081 or visit www.foresthillsumc.com.

Pentecostal prayer: Meet for prayer at 7 p.m. and for Bible study at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday nights at Victory Tabernacle, formerly known as Town & Country United Pentecostal Church, 4411 Kelly Road in Town 'N Country. Call (813) 979-1868.

Study the Bible at home: Victory Tabernacle, formerly Town & Country United Pentecostal, offers free, in-home Bible study. For information, call Pastor Collins at (813) 368-0400.

Youth group: Acropolis, a youth group for students, meets from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays for food and fellowship, with a worship service from 6 to 7 p.m. at Floodgates Community Church, 15601 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Call (813) 389-0238.

Alcoholics for Christ: The Bible-based, 12-step program for alcoholics meets Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Wilcox building at the Tampa Bay Baptist Conference Center, 15601 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Call (813) 333-3750.

Bible study: Small groups meet for Bible study 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Floodgates Community Church, 15601 Lake Magdalene Blvd. Call (813) 389-0238.

College worship service: Floodgates Community Church hosts Challenge, a worship service for college students, at 8 p.m. Thursdays at USF's Baptist Collegiate Ministries, 13110 N 50th St. Call (813) 389-0238.

North Tampa Aglow International: The multicultural Christian women's group meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Piccadilly's, 11810 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 446-3312.

Book club: The Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Am offers an evening book club on the third Thursday of each month at the synagogue, 2030 W Fletcher Ave. Call (813) 968-8511.

Unitarian Universalist service: Worship service is at 11 a.m. Sundays at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa. Children and youth attend the first 15 minutes of the service. Religious education is for grades 1 to 12; child care is available at 11400 Morris Bridge Road. Call (813) 988-8188.

House of Prayer Church events: House of Prayer Church, 710 Crenshaw Lake Road, offers a membership class at 1:30 p.m. on the first three Sundays of each month. Lunch and child care are provided. Youth nights are Wednesdays from 7 to 8:30. The last Saturday of each month is a night out for events such as bowling or laser tag. Call (813) 994-5694.

Traditional and contemporary services: Grace Lutheran Church of Carrollwood, 3714 W Linebaugh Ave., has traditional worship at 8:30 a.m. Sunday with the Chancel Choir; contemporary worship service at 11 a.m. is led by Spirits of Fire praise band and vocalists. Call (813) 961-8747.

Genealogy research: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints offers the free service at the Tampa Family History Center, 7851 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Call (813) 926-3596.

Invitation to Judaism: Classes are offered at 6:15 p.m. Thursdays at Congregation Kol Ami, 3919 Moran Road. Call (813) 962-6338.

TROOPS/Kids For Christ: The youth study group TROOPS, Totally Relying on Our Perfect Savior, meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Christ Church, a Cumberland Presbyterian Community, in Lutz. The elementary youth group meets 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 19501 Holly Lane. Call (813) 909-9789.

Send information for the religion calendar to North of Tampa, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618; fax (813) 269-5310; call (813) 269-5316; e-mail northtampa@sptimes.com two weeks before the event.

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