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SISTERHOOD BOUTIQUE: Congregation Rodeph Sholom will host the free Sisterhood Holiday Boutique at the synagogue, 2713 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 2. For information, call (813) 837-1911. AGAPE FEAST: Sheldon Road Baptist Church, 7208 Sheldon Road, Tampa, will host a free AGAPE feast at 6 p.m. Sunday. Reservations required. Call (813) 885-1313 to reserve space. If no answer, leave message with name, phone number and size of party. DRAMA PRESENTATION: "I Am a Cuban Sandwich — A Love Letter to Ybor" will be presented at Unitarian Universalist Church of Tampa, 11400 Morris Bridge Road, at 3 p.m. Nov. 25. Cost is $12 in advance or $15 at the door. The one-act drama stars Richard DiPietra. For information, call (813) 988-8188 or see www.uutampa.org. EVANGELIST REVIVAL: Evangelist Mike Holcomb will lead a revival at Harmony Baptist Church, 6008 W. Knights Griffin Road, Plant City, at 7 p.m. Nov. 26-28 at the church. An offering will be taken. For information, call (813) 986-7165 or visit www.harmonybaptistpcf.com.
WEEKEND RETREAT: The Rev. Tom Hartel will lead an Advent Weekend Retreat at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa. The retreat will open at 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and end at noon Dec. 9. It will focus on the spiritual journey through the Advent season. For information, call (813) 229-2695 or visit www.franciscancentertampa.org. CHRISTMAS MARKET: Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, will host the Alternative Christmas Market from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and Dec. 9. Fair-trade gifts such as Zulu beadwork, Christmas ornaments and dolls will be available, and "giving gifts" such as buying a Christmas dinner for a local family will be offered. Gift purchases and financial contributions made at the market will benefit the missions the church sponsors locally and globally. For information, call (813) 335-8592. WOMEN'S LUNCHEON: New Tampa Women's Connection will host a luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at Tampa Palms Country Club, 5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa. Speaker Betty Smith will address "A Kaleidoscope of Hope," and singer Sandee Lester will bring the sounds of the season. Cost is $17; pay at the door. For information, call (352) 458-3267 or email beckyburgue@yahoo.com by Dec. 6. CATHOLIC SPEAKER: Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sun City Center will host Thomas Smith, a Catholic evangelist, speaker and teacher, Nov. 26-28 as part of the church's "Year of Faith" celebrations. He'll speak at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day in the parish hall. The talks are free and open to the public. For information, call (813) 634-2328. BENEFIT CONCERT: Crossover Church, 1235 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, will host a Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit Concert at 8 p.m. Dec. 2. The concert will feature national recording artists Flame, V. Rose, Young Noah and local talent. Suggested donation is $10. For information, call (813) 971-8887 or visit wwwcrossoverchurch.org. CRECHE BLESSING: Bring a figure from your manger scene to be blessed at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. No registration required; donations accepted. For information, call (813) 229-2695.

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