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Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 10:43 AM

CANTORS CONCERT: The Bay Area Cantorial Association holds its 10th annual concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Congregation Beth Am, 2030 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa. It features local cantors and cantorial soloists. The program, "Around the World of Jewish Music in 80-ish Minutes," will cover solos and ensembles of traditional, modern and original music. Suggested donation is $18, but no one will be turned away. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Reform and Conservative Sacred Music study. For details, call (813) 968-8511.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Grammy-nominated Christian artist Brandon Heath will perform at the Tampa Bay Young Life 40th Anniversary Celebration 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. The event is free and open to the public. Besides performing some of his top-selling songs, he will share how Christ changed his life at a Young Life camp in Canada when he was a teen. For information, call (813) 558-8785.

BIBLE SCHOLAR SPEAKS: Daniel Wallace, professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminar and a renowned scholar on the historical reliability and credibility of the New Testament manuscripts, will speak at 11 a.m. Feb. 10 at Christ Community Church, 6202 N. Himes Ave., Tampa. The public also invited to a question-and-answer session from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the church. For information, call (813) 879-2077.

GOSPEL SING: The Church of God Prophecy, 11607 Grovewood Ave., Thonotosassa, will host a Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. on Feb. 2, featuring the Gospel Echoes, Spiritual Servants and others. An offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served. For information, (813) 215-2359.

HOLOCAUST PRESENTATION: The Franciscan Center, in partnership with the Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, will sponsor "To Save One Life," a three-part series on Catholics and Muslim rescuers of Jews in the Holocaust. The first part features author Eva Fogelman on "The Motivations of Rescuers During the Holocaust." Presentations are from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday at Saint Leo, 33701 State Road 52, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Ave., Tampa. It is free and open to the public. For information, call (813) 229-2695 or (352) 588-7298.

BLUEGRASS SERVICE: Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 304 Druid Hills Road, Temple Terrace, will host an Americana Bluegrass Service at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Feb. 3. It will feature instruments such as banjo, mandolin, fiddle and others. For details, call (813) 988-4025.

SUPER SUNDAY SING: First Church of God, 601 N. Gordon, Plant City, will sponsor a gospel sing with The Dartts, an award-winning gospel group led by composer Tracy Dartt, at 6 p.m. Feb. 3. The concert is free, but an offering for the Dartt family will be taken. Strawberry shortcake will be served afterward. For information, call (813) 752-6483.

MASQUERADE BALL FUNDRAISER: The 23rd annual Lincoln-Douglass Ball, a formal event celebrating the interracial friendship between President Abraham Lincoln and social reformer-writer Frederick Douglass, will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Embassy Suites Tampa-USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. This masquerade ball, a glamorous evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing, benefits Cornerstone Kids Inc., a nonprofit after-school program for inner-city kids. The program is an outreach ministry of St. James House of Prayer Episcopal Church in Tampa. Tickets are $65 per person; $650 for a table of 10. For information, call (813) 293-1284 or visit www.cornerstonekids.org

LEADERSHIP SERIES: Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor will speak from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at a special luncheon program at the Franciscan Center, 3010 Perry Ave., Tampa. This is part of the center's Leadership Series, and will include comments from Castor on the challenges she faces and how she uses spirituality during times of concern. Seating is limited; cost is $35 for lunch. For information, call (813) 229-2695 or visit www.franciscancentertampa.org/calendar.htm

CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN PRESENTATION: Christian music artist Clay Crosse and his wife, Renee, will give a message and their personal testimonies at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., Lutz. The event is free. For information, call (813) 264-1515.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING FORUM: First Baptist Church of Tampa, 302 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, will sponsor a free public forum on human trafficking from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Several speakers will give presentations on this crime and suggestions on how to help stop it. For information, call (813) 541-2144 or email kelly_pruett@verizon.net

CATHOLIC SPEAKER: Speaker-musician Cooper Ray will give a free public presentation sharing his Catholic faith through story, humor and audience participation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Academy of Holy Names, 3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, in the Brady Center North. Babysitting will be provided for AHN families. For information, call (813) 839-5371, ext. 264.


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