Pax Christi Tampa Bay E-mail Newsletter

Pax Christi Tampa Bay E-mail Newsletter

NEWSLETTER ITEMS

1. Surly Feminists Events Calendar

2.  Catching the Sun documentary

3.  U.N. declares nuclear weapons illegal

4.  Drag Queen Bingo benefit for homeless

5.  Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance

6.  Governor Scott
schedules execution

7. Stop the killing of
23 people in Ohio

8. Surly Feminists
activist calendar

 

Good folks,

Every Saturday morning a group of well-housed and
homeless people join together at Trinity Lutheran Church to cook and serve
Loaves and Fishes Breakfast, a full breakfast for over 150 people
experiencing homelessness.

    

Description: Drag Queen Bingo logo St. Pete.jpg    On
Wednesday, July 26 you and your friends can support this breakfast by
attending the Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser at Hamburger Mary’s, 2901 Tyrone
Blvd. N.
in St Petersburg. 

    Seating for dinner is between 6:00 and 6:30
PM
, and bingo starts at 7:00.  Bingo sheets cost $10 cash. There are
gift bags for the winners.  Those who have played Drag Queen Bingo know
how much fun it is; those who haven’t can find out for themselves next
Wednesday.  All proceeds go to Saturday morning breakfast.  A full
house will pay for six months of the breakfast.

     The website information for the bingo is here.  Homeless aid
and advocacy organization Celebrate Outreach sponsors the breakfast and the
fundraiser.  Information about their food program is at
http://www.celebrateoutreach.org/meals.html

Many
seats have already been reserved; call Hamburger Mary’s at (727) 851-9386 today
to make a reservation.  If you or your group would like to become part of
the community that serves on Saturday morning, call G.W. Rolle at (727)
424-1088.

Also below is information on planned executions in Florida and Ohio,
information on an historic U.N. treaty, and more.

At the end of the e-mail is a sample of the Surly Feminists activist
calendar. 
The calendar is available at https://localendar.com/public/surlyfemevents?style=M4

Pax Christi Tampa Bay

 

WEEKLY CALENDAR

RESIST TRUMP TUESDAYS NEW TIME: Resist Trump
Tuesdays,
Indivisible Tampa’s ongoing dissent against Trump administration
policies, is every Tuesday from 10:00
AM-11:30
at the corner of Dale Mabry Highway and Kennedy
Boulevard
in Tampa (
map).  Note the
new time; the demonstration has been moved earlier to avoid midday heat.
This is the group that caused Senator Rubio to close his Tampa office rather
than hold a town hall meeting. For more information (FMI):
https://www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleTampa/

PEACE
FIRST SITE FOR JULY-AUGUST
: Since 2002, Peace First has gathered on
street corners weekly to speak for peace and justice.  In July and
August,
Peace First will demonstrate every
Wednesday morning
from 8:00-9:00 AM (new summer time)
at the intersection of 54th Avenue and 49th Street N. in
St. Petersburg.  There are a CVS Pharmacy, Zeko’s Mediterranean
Grill, and Memorial Park Cemetery at this intersection.  This is a new
site for the group.  It is a main north/south artery that crosses a road
leading to the interstate, so there is a lot of traffic.  A map is at
https://www.google.com/#q=54th+avenue+and+49th+st+n+st+petersburg+fl   

Afterward the group will gather at the Burg Diner at 2950 49th
Street (
http://www.theburgdiner.com/) for
breakfast.  For more information (FMI):
sjstew@gte.net.

FRIDAY NIGHT PICNIC ON THE PLAYGROUND IN ST. PETE
The Friday
Night Picnic
is a potluck picnic for hungry people, most of whom are low
income or experiencing homelessness.  The picnic continues to need potluck
food, beverages, picnic supplies, and volunteers.
The picnic, which serves
over 100 people a week, is at 6:00 PM every Friday at the Unitarian
Universalist Church, 719 Arlington Avenue N.
at Mirror Lake Drive in downtown
St. Petersburg. 
FMI:
http://uustpete.org/2014/09/17/friday-picnic-playground or (973) 768-3256.

WEEKLY BREAKFAST: Loaves and Fishes, the breakfast held at
Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday mornings, is the breakfast supported by
Drag Queen Bingo at Hamburger Mary’s on July 26 (see above). Volunteers serve
a hot breakfast to over 150 people. The breakfast is held on the third
floor of Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 4th Avenue North in St.
Petersburg.

The breakfast runs from 7:30-10:30 AM, and volunteers can
participate some or all of the breakfast.   Please contact G. W.
Rolle at (727) 424-1088 to help.


SINGLE
EVENTS


1. EVENTS CALENDAR:
The
Surly Feminists Events Calendar is a
comprehensive listing of progressive political, educational, activist and
cultural events in the Tampa Bay area:   
https://localendar.com/public/surlyfemevents?style=M4

2.  CATCHING THE SUN DOCUMENTARY: Catching the Sun examines the workers and entrepreneurs who are leading the
transition to a clean energy future.  Following the film, County
Commissioner Pat Kemp, Dr. Rick Garrity of the Hillsborough Solar Co-Op, Bakari
Kennedy of the Suncoast Credit Union, and activist Daivd Sillman of the Florida
Sun Co-op will lead a discussion.

 

The film will be shown at 7:00 PM on Friday, July
21
at the Unity of Tampa Fellowship Hall, 3302 West Horatio in
Tampa.
Suggested donation is $7.00.
Details on the final film in the summer film series, the James Baldwin
documentary I Am Not Your Negro, are
here

3. U.N. DECLARES
NUCLEAR WEAPONS ILLEGAL
:
  An historic event in early July was
largely ignored by the media.

On July 7th, the United Nations passed the first treaty banning
nuclear weapons. 
The ban includes possessing and testing nuclear
weapons.  One hundred twenty-two non-nuclear nations voted in favor of the
treaty.  The nine nuclear-armed nations, NATO members (except the
Netherlands), Japan and South Korea boycotted the negotiations for the
treaty.

Despite the boycott, scholar Nina Tannenwald explains
the historic game-changing importance of the treaty in her
Washington Post column
 “The U.N. just passed a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons.
That actually matters.

The column has excellent links about the historical and current disarmament
campaigns.

At the activist level, National Catholic Reporter writer Chris Herlinger reports on
the anit-nuclear weapon effort uniting the young and the elderly life-long
activists in
Opposing nuclear weapons, young and old find common
ground
.”

In the article “
Peace activists
laud nuclear weapons ban
,”  Cmdr. Robert Green, a retired member of the
British Royal Navy who now heads the New Zealand-based
Disarmament & Security Center  told a
reporter on July 3 that the current global stalemate over nuclear arms is due
to “a nuclear protection racket that is being conducted by U.S.-led
organized crime syndicate for the benefit of the military industrial complex,

using nuclear deterrence dogma as a counterfeit currency of power. This treaty
is going to break through that. We have rumbled
them. We are going to go ahead and do this.”

Even if no more nuclear weapons are tested or used, they are still
deadly to the common good.  The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation
Studies has shown that the United States is planning to spend $1 trillion
over the next thirty years
to maintain and replace its nuclear
arsenal:  http://www.nonproliferation.org/us-trillion-dollar-nuclear-triad/

4. DRAG QUEEN BINGO BENEFIT: Support the
Saturday morning breakfast for people experiencing
homelessness
with Drag Queen Bingo on Wednesday, July 26 at
Hamburger Mary’s, 2901 Tyrone Blvd. N. in St Petersburg.
Details are at the beginning of the newsletter.

5. HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI
REMEMBRANCE
:
An observance of the 72th anniversary of the atomic bombing
of Hiroshima, Japan (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki, Japan (August 9, 1945) will
be held at the Kings Bay Trident Nuclear Submarine Base in St. Marys,
Georgia
on the Atlantic coast just north of the Florida/Georgia state
line.  The observance will be from 3:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday,
August 9
at the Stimson Main Gate of the base, at the corner of
Charlie Smith Sr. Highway and Kings Bay Road (map
here).
Participants should bring their own signs and banners; handouts will be
provided.  FMI: John Linnehan at  metanoia.mx@gmail.com or (904)
504-1004.

6. GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TO EXECUTE HIS 23RD
FLORIDIAN
:
Governor
Rick Scott has ordered the execution of Mark Asay for Thursday,
August 24
at 6:00 PM. This would be Florida’s first execution in 18
months.
  Governor Scott had already broken the
record for most executions under a Florida governor (23). Florida also
holds a national record for death row exonerations.  Last month,
Ralph Wright, Jr., became the 27th exonerated Florida Death Row survivor – far
more than any other state.

The Florida Supreme Court directed that Wright be acquitted of all charges
related to the murders of his ex-girlfriend and their son, ruling that the
“purely circumstantial” evidence against him was insufficient to convict.

“If an Air Force Sergeant and former Orange County Deputy Sheriff with no
criminal record can be wrongfully convicted and sent to death row,” said Mark
Elliott, director of Floridians for Alternatives to the Death
Penalty,   “it can happen to anyone.”  Read his full statement
at https://www.fadp.org/

ACTIONS
TO TAKE:
Contact Gov. Rick Scott and ask him to suspend this and
ALL executions.

Phone: (850)
488-7146

Email:
Rick.Scott@eog.myflorida.com

Pinellas anti-death penalty
demonstration
: Pax Christi Tampa Bay, Peace First, Floridians for Alternatives
to the Death Penalty and other death penalty
opponents will gather from 5:00-6:00 PM on Thursday, August 24 at
an anti-death penalty demonstration at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and
49th Street N. in mid-Pinellas County 
(
map).
Park in the lot behind Checkers and the bank on the northwest corner of the
intersection.  Signs and banners will be provided, or you can bring your
own. Since execution dates often change, please check the media for updates and
changes.  The demonstration occurs during the execution; if the execution
is re-scheduled, the demonstration will be rescheduled. FMI:
sjstew@gte.net  or (727) 492-1590.

Manasota demonstration against the death penalty: A witness against the death penalty prayer vigil will
take place on Thursday, August 24.  The witness begins at 5:30
PM
with a silent protest with signs on the front lawn of St. Andrew
United Church of Christ,
6908
S Beneva Rd.
, just north of Gulf Gate Drive in Sarasota (map).  The Prayer Service follows in the church at 6:00
PM.  Sponsored by Pax Christi USA—Manasota Chapter.  FMI:
Rjbannerusa@gmail.com

Description: https://assets.change.org/photos/4/gd/nq/fHgdnQUqocvTGPY-556x313-cropped.jpg?14992760187. STOP THE KILLING OF 27 PEOPLEGovernor John Kasich of Ohio wants to execute 27
people back-to-back.
 Joe D’Ambrosio, an Ohio exoneree who spent 22
years on death row, and four other Ohio exonerees have started a petition to
Governor Kasich, asking him to halt executions.  Read the petition and
sign it
here.

 

8. SURLY FEMINISTS CALENDAR:

 

 

 

 

Below are listed
activities in the Tampa Bay area that may be of interest to you. A
more comprehensive calendar of events managed by Surly Feminists is
always available at
https://localendar.com/public/surlyfemevents?style=M4. Bookmark
it!

 

Whenever
possible, we have included a link to follow for more information.
Understanding that not everyone is on Facebook, we strive to provide
an alternative link in addition to those pointing to Facebook event
pages.  However, more and more event planners are promoting
only via Facebook and may not offer another website. Note that
we do our best, as volunteers, to provide as much info as we can.

Every Tuesday-Resist Trump Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Corner of Kennedy and Dale Mabry
Blvd, Tampa. Sponsored by Indivisible Tampa – Join us every Tues for
our ongoing show of dissent! Bring your favorite sign.

Every Wednesday – Independent Investigation Rally, 12 noon –
1:30pm @ St. Petersburg Judicial Building, 545 1st Ave N, St
Petersburg, FL 33711. Ongoing Wednesday rallies to demand a
public, independent investigation into Trump/Russia ties. Bring
signs! We meet on the sidewalks surrounding the St. Pete Judicial
Building.  Organized by Floridians Against Corruption &
Treason (FACT).

  • https://www.facebook.com/FloridiansAgainstCorruptionandTreason

 

 

July 20 – Armed with
Art: Let’s make gun violence history!


6:30-8:30pm, St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 2nd
Ave NE, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701. 

 

The League of
Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area invites you to a
memorable evening of art, history and wine, benefiting
organizations working to keep guns off campuses.  Mingle while
you sip beer and wine, enjoy an array of epicurean delights, and
tap your feet to live music – all to the backdrop of the St.
Petersburg Museum of History’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking
the waters of beautiful Tampa Bay.  The League has joined
forces with our local creative community to present rousing
interactive art, and an auction of visionary artwork highlighting
the importance of gun safety and the devastation of gun violence.
Dr. Marjorie D. Sanfilippo of Eckerd College will be honored
for her extraordinary work to keep guns off campuses. St. Pete
band, Trailside Phantoms, will provide their unique blend of
rock, americana, funk, jazz, and blues.

21+
Doors open at 6 for art preview
Beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres included in ticket price
Cash liquor bar

Tickets are available now. Advance sales only. $50

  • http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eebhxr5578ce908f&llr=jhigmrdab
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1909816409299031/

July 20 – Coffee for the Climate: 

Climate March Film
Screening & Community Solutions Workshop. 

6-8pm @ The Blind
Tiger Cafe ~ 1901 E 7th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605

 

Are
you concerned about climate change, but don’t know what to
do? Do you want to learn about the problem, the solutions, and
get involved in your community?  

 

Join fellow residents
and activists for a screening of “People’s Climate March,”
the premier production by theLedge Media. Participate in a discussion
about what the next steps will be in the march toward climate
justice. 


Following the film, community members will engage in a workshop to
answer the question, “what now?” How can we come together
to advocate for progress on the local level, given the gridlock in
Washington?  How can we work together to make an impact in our
community?  

  • https://www.facebook.com/events/802690753189359/

 

 

July 22 – Women’s Day at the Mosque
– Educational Forum

 

10:30
AM – 2 PM

Islamic Center Of
Hernando County, 6307 Barclay Ave, Spring Hill, FL 34609

 

If you have never
been to a “Women’s Day At the Mosque – Educational
Forum,” you are in for a real treat. These women are some of
the most educated, gracious, community minded, and amazingly
powerful women, you will ever meet.

THEIR STORY . . .
“As Muslims in the United States these community minded women
felt the need to educate the public about this most misunderstood
religion. They believe that the sharing of knowledge dispels fear.
And in addition, that all it takes is effort on their part to
educate those that are willing to listen, ask questions, and to
learn. This was what began their journey into offering their
perspective of “Islam 101″ to the general public.”
(paraphrased from content shared by our local Islamic Women)


This is a WOMEN’S ONLY day of learning. A day of asking questions.
A day of sharing and creating community relationships with women of
diverse, interesting, and rich backgrounds.

After the educational forum, we will gather together for a
wonderful lunch provided by our hosts. This is the perfect
opportunity to ask more questions directly to the various women in
a more intimate, yet casual setting.

 

https://www.meetup.com/PascoActivists/events/240792311/

https://www.facebook.com/events/739103582944363

 

 

July 27 – Unified #GenderEquality


6-9pm

Morean Center for
Clay, 420 22nd St S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712

The United Nations Association of Tampa Bay is proud to present
UNIFIED, Florida’s premier live-art event focused on celebrating
the Women of Tampa Bay. This will be an exciting night of live art,
performances and discussions designed to positively promote Gender
Equality, featuring locally and internationally recognized artists,
performers and community leaders.

A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go to Community Action
Stops Abuse (CASA) and to hunger programs.

  • https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unified-genderequality-tickets-34373912297?aff=eac2
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1680333432269095/

July 29 – Fight for 15 Full Speed Ahead. 2-4pm @ St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745
9th Ave N, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33713

One month before the St Petersburg City Primary, we are coming
together as a movement to speak about the incredible door to door
campaign we’ve been running as well as the powerful activism we’ve
been leading across the state.

Come hear about some of the other amazing work going on in Pinellas
County from other resistance groups and how we can all come together
in the fall to make a powerful statement together.

 

  • http://www.wherevent.com/detail/Fight-for-15-Fight-for-15-Full-Speed-Ahead-St-Pete
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1920734424882579/

 

St.
Petersburg City Election
Candidate Forums

Plenty of chances for
voters to interact with candidates this month in St. Pete!  This
Times blog post lists many of them:

 

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/plenty-of-chances-to-see-rick-v-rick-debates-this-month-in-st-pete/2329424

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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United Church of Christ presence at St. Pete Pride 2017

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World Refugee Day Commemoration

Each year the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force hosts a local event to commemorate World Refugee Day.
This is one day set aside internationally to recognize the courage and resilience of refugees.

This year’s local event will be held on June 16th at 1:00pm at Pinellas Technical College located at 901 34th Street South in St. Petersburg.

The event will begin at 1:00pm with a networking time in the lobby area featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres from the PTC Culinary Arts Department and live music from Lakewood High School’s 54th Ave Jazz Combo.

At 2:00pm a short program will be held in the main auditorium featuring Al Ruechel of Bay News 9 as the Master of Ceremonies, Mayor Kriseman of St Petersburg providing opening remarks and a Dance of Hope by refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

A brief awards ceremony will also recognize 5 former refugees/immigrants who have distinguished themselves by giving back to our refugee population in our community through our “Making a World of Difference” awards. These awards highlight the fact that our community is stronger and more welcoming because of the former refugees/immigrants who invest their time and resources here by giving back.

Finally, a citizenship ceremony will be held with 30 former refugees becoming U.S. citizens. The keynote speaker will be Sandra Grudic, a Pinellas County high school teacher, former refugee from Bosnia and current volunteer for refugees in our community.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Doug Haskitt at HASKITTD@pcsb.org

World Refugee Day Celebration:

“Yesterday, Refugees–

Today, Americans”

When:   June 16, 2017, 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Pinellas Technical College, 901 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL, 33711. From 34th Street South, go westbound on 11th Ave. S. (across from Gibb’s High School), go past the Commercial Trucking Training Area on your right, and take your 2nd right into our Main Parking Lot. The Main Entrance and Reception Area will be on the north side of the Main Parking Lot in the center of the building.

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Christmas Caroling photos


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Photos by Janet Blair

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Instrumental summer music

This past Sunday, Jeff Wells and Hilton performed a setting of My Staff it is an Oaken Staff. Jeff played tenor recorder. Here’s a couple of snapshots, courtesy of Yoko Nogami, of their performance.

Click on any picture for a larger image and then again for a closeup.

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Next week, August 21st, Marg Radens will be playing Handel’s Menuett and Gavotte as special music for the service.

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Lunch Bunch having fun

Most Sundays, the lunch bunch goes somewhere for lunch after the service. Everyone is welcome to join in. Here they are at Tom & Chee a couple Sundays ago.
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Left to Right…
Preston, Bill, Don, Ruth, Jeff, Hilton, Carol
Yoko is taking the photo.
Just look for Don or Ruth to ask where they’re eating that Sunday!

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Lakewood UCC at 2016 Gay Pride

Below are pictures from the Vigil, the Interfaith service, Rays Pride Night, the wonderful pre-parade party hosted by Earl Waters and Ron Spivak at their new home, the parade starting at dusk and on into the night, and the UCC booth at the street fair the next day. Thanks to Melanie Moore, Janet Blair, Sue Sherwood, and Colleen Coughenour for their photos. Click on any thumbnail for larger image.

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Lakewood UCC participation in Florida Orchestra Sing Out! Concert

Sing Out! Concert with the Florida Orchestra last night at the Mahaffey Theater. Community Chorus members from LUCC included Mark Gibson, Colleen Coughenour, Jim Andrews, Claire Stiles, Jeff Wells, and Kim Wells. This was the first sing along concert sponsored by the Florida Orchestra.
Click on images for closeups; use your browser’s back button to return to main post.

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Spectacular Sunday Celebrations 2016 kickoff

Lakewood UCC kicked off Sunday Celebrations 2016 with unprecedented festivity! The hosts for the monthly potluck on the last Sunday of the month were Preston Poe and Yoko Nogami. Since Preston’s birthday was in January, Preston and Yoko invited some of their other friends to help celebrate at Sunday Celebrations. There were over 65 people happily filling the Fellowship Hall enjoying food, fellowship, and, oh yes, entertainment. Hilton Jones played some ragtime favorites. Jeff Wells added some Bob Dylan. And the nationally famous folk music singer/songwriter, Roy Book Binder, offered several tunes to cap off the event! The pictures below capture some of the fun and conviviality enjoyed at January’s Sunday Celebrations!

Click on any picture for a closeup.
 

Above photos by Yoko Nogami

Yoko and Preston
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Christmas Caroling to the Homeless of St. Petersburg Sponsored by Celebrate Outreach

1443532958Dear friends and colleagues,

I am looking forward to my very favorite holiday event and want to invite you to join me in the “Still No Room in the Inn” Christmas Caroling Walk.

This is a quarter century old tradition in downtown St. Petersburg ( I think I participated in 23!) People of all ages, professions, economic conditions, and religious beliefs carol together, united by the belief that everyone should have safe, decent, affordable housing.

For all details:

http://www.celebrateoutreach.org/christmas-caroling.html

Blessings,
Mary Ann Holtz
http://celebrateoutreach.org

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Great review for Colleen Coughenour in play

Excerpts from the Curtain Call
By LEE CLARK ZUMPE
Article published on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

“West Coast Players delivers dark, witty, unnerving social drama”

“Directed by Linda Woodruff Weir, West Coast Players’ production of “A Delicate Balance” finds its own perfect balance between dark comedy and drama.

‘Sometimes Edward Albee’s work is difficult to understand, is tough to sit through, but somehow you end up admiring the brilliance of his words, the wonderful dialogue he writes for these very off-putting characters,” Weir writes in her notes. “We absolutely admire Albee’s work and have enjoyed bringing these amazing and tragic figures to life. I realize this is Edward Albee, but this play is really funny, too.’

Weir is right, and her cast captures the cynical humor of this play perfectly.”

“Tom Costello and Colleen Coughenour play Tobias and Agnes. Coughenour is brutally domineering – though all that tyranny is uttered on a voice that is deceivingly calm and unruffled. Her insults and slights are eloquently articulated…Costello and Coughenour both manage to convey the most important aspect of their characters: Agnes and Tobias have a developed a kind of existential paralysis.”

For full review see TBN Weekly.

Opening FRIDAY!

A DELICATE BALANCE
by Edward Albee

September 25 – October 11, 2015

 

In Albee’s Pulitzer Prize (1967) and Tony Award-Winning Drama(1996), forces collide bringing doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace, to the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ world.

A Delicate Balance stars Sadra Bostick, Tom Costello, Colleen Coughnour, Janice Creneti, Alicia Jiracek, and Dennis Winchester and is directed by Linda Weir.

Agnes and Tobias, a well-off, middle-aged couple, have their complacency shattered when friends Harry and Edna appear on their doorstep, claiming a nameless fear has driven them from their home.   This household, already teetering from the “willful” drinking of Agnes’ sister, is further upset by the return of the couple’s daughter seeking sanctuary from her fourth failed marriage.

Performances are Sept 25 – Oct 11, 2015.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm.
Sunday matinees at 2 pm.Tickets are $19.  Student Discount Tickets are $15.
Group Discounts available for parties of 10 or more.

Purchase Your Tickets Today!

West Coast Players Theatre
21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765.

Directions to the theatre can be found at www.wcplayers.org.

 

Copyright © 2015 West Coast Players, Inc., All rights reserved.
Theatre lovers who choose to accept our occasional mailings often receive special offers and important information.Our mailing address is:

West Coast Players, Inc.
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Colleen Coughenour stars in A Delicate Balance–opening Friday

Opening FRIDAY!

A DELICATE BALANCE
by Edward Albee

September 25 – October 11, 2015

 

 

In Albee’s Pulitzer Prize (1967) and Tony Award-Winning Drama(1996), forces collide bringing doubt, recrimination, and ultimately solace, to the “delicate balance” of Agnes and Tobias’ world.

A Delicate Balance stars Sadra Bostick, Tom Costello, Colleen Coughnour, Janice Creneti, Alicia Jiracek, and Dennis Winchester and is directed by Linda Weir.

Agnes and Tobias, a well-off, middle-aged couple, have their complacency shattered when friends Harry and Edna appear on their doorstep, claiming a nameless fear has driven them from their home.   This household, already teetering from the “willful” drinking of Agnes’ sister, is further upset by the return of the couple’s daughter seeking sanctuary from her fourth failed marriage.

Performances are Sept 25 – Oct 11, 2015.
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm.
Sunday matinees at 2 pm.Tickets are $19.  Student Discount Tickets are $15.
Group Discounts available for parties of 10 or more.

 

West Coast Players Theatre
21905 US 19 North, Clearwater, FL 33765.

Directions to the theatre can be found at www.wcplayers.org.

 

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Copyright © 2015 West Coast Players, Inc., All rights reserved.
Theatre lovers who choose to accept our occasional mailings often receive special offers and important information.

Our mailing address is:

West Coast Players, Inc.

PO Box 5022

Clearwater, FL 33758-5022

 

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LUCC helps Helen Nims celebrate her 100th birthday!

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Graduation Celebration Pictures

newgrad
After the service on June 7th, there was a graduation celebration for Zoe Blair Andrews and Olivia Gibson. Below is a slideshow of pictures from that luncheon.

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More photos of Sunken Gardens tour

Photos by Lucille Sarbeck Ruga and Kim Wells.

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Bill Ryland leads special tour of Sunken Gardens for Lakewood

Bill Ryland lead a special tour of Sunken Gardens for Lakewood United Church of Christ. There were about 20 people in attendance and the tour was slightly more than two hours long. Bill’s command of the subject, the history of the gardens and the myriad plants growing there, was very impressive.

photos by Melanie Moore and Hilton Jones

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Colleen Coughenour directed play April 18 through May 4, 2014 at West Coast Players

Winner! 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award, Best Regional Play

Now is the time to buy tickets for what will be an evening of phenomenal performances!
Do not miss this opportunity to join these nine celebrated actresses as they bring Jane Martin’s “idiosyncratic characters who amuse, move and frighten, always speaking
from the depths of their souls” to the West Coat Players stage.
 This remarkable cast and director has a total of 38 Lary/STAR awards between them.  Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey! 
The cast of Jane Martin’s Talking With
(in order of appearance)
Donna Donnelly
Susan Demers
Margee Sapowsky
Kimen Mitchell
Janice Creneti
Susan O’Gara
Tara Fuller
Nonie White
Linda Weir
Colleen Coughenour, Director

This production marks the debut of another event: the long-awaited installation of our comfortable new theatre seats.  You will not believe the transformation!

 

April 18 through May 4, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Tickets: $17
Groups 10+: $15

All seating is reserved.

Click here to buy your tickets now! 

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

For Box Office call 727 437-2363 

 


 

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship’s “Change Your Mind Day”

Change Your Mind Day – Tampa Bay – April 12, 2014

  • Saturday, April 12, 2014
  •  to 
  • 2525 Philippe parkway, Safety Harbor, FL (map)

     

    Banner at Shelter #1: Buddhist Peace Fellowship

  • Change Your Mind Day Tampa Bay 2014

    An annual gathering of friends of Buddha’s teachings.

    Sharing ideas, practices and experiences.

    Change Your Mind Day Tampa Bay is an opportunity for people interested in Buddhism to meet and interact. Buddhist teachings have much to offer. By working together, we can better alleviate suffering.

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    When: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10 am to 3 pm (arrive & leave at any time)

    Where:
    Shelter #1
    Philippe Park
    2525 Philippe Pkwy,
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695

    What:
    Presentations and conversations about Buddhism.
    Pot-luck vegetarian lunch.
    Free books and other literature.
    Buddhist art and music.

    Who: Anyone interested in Buddhism

    Cost: No charge or obligation

    Sponsored by: Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Tampa Bay (www.bpf-tampabay.org).

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    Schedule:
    10:00 : 108 bells (Clear Water Zen)

    10:10 : Pali chanting by Ven Saddhasara of Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery

    10:15 : Discussion session on Meditation:

    Gene Healy, AP, DOM   “Approaching the Dharma: From Yoga to Mindfulness, to Zen.” (10:15 to 10:30 Presentation, 10:30 to 10:45 Q&A)

    Buddhist Global Relief Work (10:45-11:15 )

    Rev. Frank Tedesco, Ph.D., Buddhist Chaplaincy/Pastoral Work (11:15-11:45)

    11:45-1:15 : pot-luck vegetarian lunch, followed by entertainment and activities, including music, bathing the baby Buddha, and walking meditation.

    1:15-2:00 : Panel and Discussion: Emptiness Teachings

    Essay by Susan Kahn, An Introduction to Buddhist Wisdom

    2:00-2:45 Discussion session: What Buddhism means to me and why am I a Buddhist? This is an open discussion to get to know each other. We will sit around in a circle on chairs or cushions. Tom will moderate.

    2:45-3:00 : Closing ceremony : chanting and 108 bells

    The morning session will start with three 15-minute meditation sessions. For each, the presenter will briefly describe their group and tradition, and then give a short guided introduction to a meditation technique.

    In the afternoon session, panelists will address questions such as: How can Buddhists better reach out to people not actively involved in Buddhism? How can Buddhist groups better help those who already are involved? Are there needs and populations that are not being served?

    In both the morning and afternoon, after the program we will have a general discussion, welcoming comments and questions from anyone who would like to speak.

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    We look forward to:

    * Volunteers to help provide lunch-time entertainment (music, dance, poetry, mindful movement, etc).
    * Volunteers to help with the event on April 12, including lunch and tea coordinators.
    * Groups to offer free literature, information, art exhibits, etc.
    (unfortunately, Parks Department rules prohibit sales or soliciting of donations)
    * Volunteers to help staff the BPF literature table.
    * Updated literature from local groups for the BPF literature table — please bring it on April 12 or email to arrange mailing or pickup.

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Bookclub

The Bookclub will meet, 4-25, at 12:30 in the church fellowship hall, please bring your own sandwich, drinks and dessert will be provided by Mary Stokes. The book is Please Look After Mom, By Kyung-Sook Shin. It is a story of a familial dilemma in South Korea and also experienced throughout the World.

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Slideshow of all Skyway Market opening day photos

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