Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service SEMINOLE – This year’s Christian Unity Ecumenical Prayer Service will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m., at Saint Justin Martyr Catholic Church, 10851 Ridge Road, Seminole.
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary year of the beginnings of the Reformation, the theme is “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us.” It finds its origins in Pope Francis’ 2013 Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel). The service will take place at 3 p.m. followed by fellowship and refreshments. All are invited.
Corey Avenue Sunday Market ST. PETE BEACH – The Corey Avenue Sunday Market, located on Corey Avenue between Boca Ciega Avenue and Gulf Boulevard on St. Pete Beach, is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2-May 28.
The market supports vendors who sell a variety of locally produced and homemade items including produce, plants, take home foods, ready to eat lunch bites, hand crafts, eco-friendly and fair trade products. For information, visit www.TampaBayMarkets.com.
Kirkin’ of the Tartans CLEARWATER – The Kirkin’ of the Tartans, an age-old tradition blessing and honoring Presbytery’s Scottish Heritage, will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, 10:15 a.m., at Hope Presbyterian Church, 1698 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater.
Highland Presbyterian Church has long blessed the community with an awe-inspiring display of music, heritage, history and faith. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful day as well at the combined service being held at Hope Presbyterian. The public and visitors are welcome.
Prayer service LARGO – For the annual week of Christian Unity, Ecumenical Prayer Service will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, 3 p.m., at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 10895 Hamlin Blvd., Largo. The service will be open to all. For information, call 727-595-4610.
Sunday Morning University lecture series ST. PETERSBURG – Sunday Morning University, the third annual lecture program presented jointly by St. Petersburg synagogues Congregation B’nai Israel of St. Petersburg and Temple Beth-El, will take place Sunday, Jan. 22, 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., featuring six college professors lecturing on a variety of topics.
The program will take place at Congregation B’nai Israel, 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg. This year’s lecture series includes sessions on medicine, music and more.
The Sunday Morning University will be split into two sessions with participants able to opt for one of three lectures in each session. The cost is $18 per person and includes lunch. There will be an opportunity to socialize and ask further questions of the lecturers over lunch after the two sessions.
Do The Ripe Thing blood drive Select Sweet Tomatoes restaurants will sponsor a Do The Ripe Thing blood drive on Monday, Jan. 23, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Donors can share their power to save lives by giving blood and enjoy a $10 Sweet Tomatoes gift card. For a list of participating Sweet Tomatoes locations, visit oneblood.org/sweettomatoes or call 888-936-6283.
Appointments will be honored and walk-ins are welcome. All donors also will receive a wellness check-up of blood pressure, pulse, temperature and iron count, including a cholesterol screening. Generally healthy people age 16 or older who weigh at least 110 pounds can donate blood. Photo ID is required. To learn more about the importance of blood donation and how donors can target the power of their blood type, visit oneblood.org.
Calibrate: The Worship Team Event Tour CLEARWATER – Tampa Bay will be one of three national stops on the Calibrate: The Worship Team Event Tour Jan. 23, featuring Mark Hall of Casting Crowns, Laura Story, Mark Lee of Third Day, Zach Williams, Jason Ingram and Caleb Miller.
This is a one-day conference for worship teams around Tampa Bay and beyond to learn and be challenged from some of the biggest names in worship music. Often times worship teams in churches give and give to their congregations, but don’t find opportunities to gain and grow as a community.
The conference will take place Monday, Jan. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Countryside Christian Center, 1850 N. McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Doors open at 8 a.m.
Worship teams will have an opportunity to hear from, and be taught by, the men and women who write many of the songs they sing week after week in their churches. Mark Hall and Casting Crowns have been producing and leading worship for many years, while Zach Williams, with his hit song “Chain Breaker,” is a newer artist who will give a fresh view to leaders.
Pinellas Park Garden Club meeting PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Garden Club will meet Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m., at Park Station, 5851 Park Blvd.
This month’s guest speaker will discuss orchids, including potting them, fertilizing and caring for them. There will also be some orchids for sale. Attendees are also encouraged to bring in a small plant for a raffle. For more information, email email@example.com.
Tai Chi and Qigong classes ST. PETE BEACH – Tai Chi and Qigong classes are presented Mondays, 11 a.m.; and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.
This class is designed to reduce stress, inflammation and disease associated with stress, as well as improve postural alignment and flexibility. The class combines specific movements, coordinated breathing and a calm focused mind used in traditional Chinese medicine, Tai Chi and Qigong practices that will improve health, vitality and longevity.
No prior experience is necessary. The cost is $5 for adults or free for SilverSneakers. Visit www.spbrec.com or call 727-363-9245 for more information.
Tampa Bay Senior Expo ST. PETERSBURG – More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand Monday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for the Tampa Bay Senior Expo at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Admission is free and no preregistration is required.
Attendees will be able to meet local professionals to learn how to live better, longer and happier. Information will be provided on the latest in alternative medicine, nutrition, organic foods, financial planning and home improvement, among other topics.
Ukulele society workshop SAFETY HABOR – The Tampa Bay Ukulele Society will host a workshop at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Safety Harbor Library. For more information, contact 727-724-1525, ext. 4107, or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.
AARP Seminole chapter lunch meeting SEMINOLE – The AARP Seminole chapter will host Ernie Bach, executive director of the Florida Silver Haired Legislature, at its lunch meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24, noon, at Freedom Square’s Roskamp Auditorium, 10800 Johnson Blvd. For more information, call Kathleen Mosher at 727-393-0561 or FSHL at 727-585-1111.
Alzheimer’s support group LARGO – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and Ruth’s Promise Adult day program are sponsoring a Practical Grace in Alzheimer’s support group, meeting fourth Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., in the Prince of Peace Chapel, 455 Missouri Ave.
The group will next meet Tuesday, April 26.
Practical Grace in Alzheimer’s Care is a support system designed by Dr. Cate McCarty, dementia coach, to close the gap between maintaining meaningful faith membership while navigating Alzheimer’s and related dementias. As a follow-up to the recent Practical Grace seminar at Prince of Peace, Ruth’s Promise has expanded their ministry to offer this support group to Alzheimer’s caregivers.
The adult day program is available for respite during the meeting provided caregivers.
Book signing SAFETY HARBOR – Author Tim Dorsey will host a book signing at 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 24 at Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Dorsey will debut his latest novel in the Serge Storms saga, “Clownfish Blues.” Call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112 for more information or visit www.SafetyHarborLibrary.
Coloring group meeting PINELLAS PARK – The Pinellas Park Senior Center, 7625 59th St. N., holds Color Me Calm, coloring get-togethers, every Tuesday, noon to 3 p.m. Colored pencils will be available at the center. Call 727-369-5694.
Isle of Palms Civic Association January mixer TREASURE ISLAND – The monthly potluck dinner and mixer of the Isle of Palms Civic Association will be Tuesday, Jan. 24, 6 p.m., at the Treasure Island Community Center, 154 106th Ave.
The event is open to all permanent and seasonal residents and renters. Visitors are welcome.
Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meeting SEMINOLE – The Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Seminole meets on the second, third and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 7:15 a.m., in the third floor card room at Lake Seminole Square, 8333 Seminole Blvd.
The group features speakers from different organizations.
Visit kiwanisseminolebreakfast.com or call 727-319-8343 for more information.