Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims, will end this weekend with Eid al-Fitr, a three-day festival during which families and communities gather for carnivals, special food and to exchange gifts.
The St. Petersburg Islamic Center, 3762 18th Ave. S, will hold a celebration and invite children, especially those in the Childs Park neighborhood. There will be food, music, games and prizes.
Imam Wilmore Sadiki, prayer leader of the mosque, said the holiday, which brings to an end a month of fasting, abstinence and penitence, will begin Saturday or Sunday, depending on when the new moon is sighted. Call (727) 692-3342.
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Synagogue to mark High Holy Days
Rabbi Gabriel Ben-Or will lead High Holy Days services at Congregation Beth Sholom, 1844 54th St. He will be joined by Cantorial Soloist David Wicentowski. The synagogue does not require tickets for the services. Rosh Hashana services are 7 p.m. Friday, 9:15 a.m. Saturday and 9:15 a.m. Sunday.
Yom Kippur services are 7 p.m. on Sept. 27, and 9:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 28. A break-the-fast meal is afterward. Call (727) 420-9374.
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Come and learn to drum with devotion
Learn devotional drumming with author and music therapist Christine Stevens on Oct. 4 at First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. No musical experience is necessary. Bring a drum or percussion instrument. Call (727) 527-2222. Love offering.