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Women of Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 600 Wood Drive, will host a Mother's Day tea and brunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11. All mothers are welcome to the free event. The speaker will be Sharon Byrd Washington of Orlando. If you plan to attend, call (352) 584-6870 or (352) 584-1094.

First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., will have a Blueberry Breakfast-Bake Sale-Raffle from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and a Bake Sale-Raffle from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be purchased from a menu. Parking will be available at the church throughout the Brooksville Blueberry Festival for $10. Call (513) 435-1254.

New Hope Missionary Baptist Church is selling tickets for "2013 Phony Men Silly Women," to be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Ave. The speaker will be Pastor Freddie Hinson Jr.; the host will be comedian Rod Z. Recording artist Thomas Ware will perform, along with others. Tickets cost $17. Call (727) 856-8336 or visit

Spring Hill

The Baha'is of Hernando County will host a talk, "Perfect Health of Mind and Spirit," at 7 p.m. May 10 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Transportation will be available, and refreshments will be served. Call 666-7280.

First Baptist Church of Spring Hill, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, invites kids from K5 through seventh grade to its new TeamKids program from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. There will be Bible study, games, snacks and crafts. A parent or guardian must register the child. Call (352) 683-2863 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

Christian Gifts Inc., 4375 Commercial Way, Lakewood Plaza, will host a book signing by Bobbie J. Cromartie from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 11. The textbook Be Angry; Yet in Control from Cromartie's anger management training curriculum, "What's Behind the Mask?" will be available for purchase. Call (352) 597-9140.

Hope Community Bible Church, 13241 Spring Hill Drive, will offer a free community carwash 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts, 4269 Mariner Blvd. Students from Inside Out Student Ministries are being sponsored to wash cars. Call (352) 686-6020.

First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill, 9344 Spring Hill Drive, is selling tickets for its Methodist Women's Spring Fling Luncheon and Style Show, set for noon May 18. Fashions will be by Boutique on Wheels. Tickets cost $12. Call (352) 597-1767 or (727) 862-8656.

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter will have a Bloom Like a Flower mother/daughter lunch from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday 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 Holy Thursday services at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday; Holy Friday services will be at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday, and Holy Saturday services will be at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The Great and Holy Pascha will be celebrated with the Holy Resurrection service at midnight Saturday and Paschal divine liturgy at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Call (352) 796-8482.

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.