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Karma and yoga

World renowned spiritual philosopher and author Ram Dass will speak on "Karma Yoga: Living Our Lives as a Path to God" at 2 p.m. April 27 at the Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Ave. His presentation will include chanting by Krishna Das, a devotee of Bahkti Yoga, the yoga of devotion. Tickets are $25 for reserved seats, $20 general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Call 216-751-1198 or 1-800- 468-8012.

Bahais honored

The Ohio Bicentennial Commission's Advisory Council on Religious Experience in Ohio will honor the Bahai faith with a historical marker at 3 p.m. Monday at East 14th Street and Euclid Avenue. The marker recognizes the visit of Abdu'l-Baha, son of Baha'u'llah, the prophet-founder of the Bahai faith, to Cleveland in 1912. After the dedication, the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Cleveland will have a reception at 4 p.m. at Mather Mansion at Cleveland State University, 2605 Euclid Ave.

Renewing faith

A program for nonpracticing Catholics who wish to renew their relationship with the Catholic Church will be 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mark Catholic Church, 15800 Montrose Ave. Call 216-226-7577.

Polka Mass

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 3395 East 53rd St., will have a Polka Mass at 5 p.m. April 26 as part of its 120th anniversary. A dinner-dance will follow from 6 to 11 p.m. in the parish hall. Cost for the dinner-dance is $12.50. For reservations, call 216-641-2829.

Organ concert

Organists Lisa Johnson, Elizabeth Lenti and Jonathan Ryan will play works by J.S. Bach at noon Wednesday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, West 30th Street and Lorain Avenue. Admission is free.

Peace potluck

A "Gathering for Peace Potluck" will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Franklin Circle Christian Church, 1688 Fulton Road. There also will be craft activities for children and adults, a storyteller and drummer. The evening will include creation of a milagro exhibit, a Latin American tradition, calling for the healing from war and for a peaceful future. Those attending are invited to bring a small treasure or a written goal or desire for the future to add to the milagro. For reservations, call 216-781-8232 or 216-281- 9151.

Health workshop

New Zion Gospel Church, 2747 East 90th St., will have a program, "You Are Valuable," from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 26. It will include health screenings, an eating and nutrition workshop, pedicures, manicures, facials and fashions. Call 216-421-5355.

Spirit program

A program, "200 Women and Men in Red on the March," will feature speakers on love and goodness at 3:30 p.m. April 27 at St. Paul AME Zion Church, 2393 East 55th St. The theme is "Fruit of the Spirit." Call 216-431-7716.

Healing service

Glad Tidings Assembly of God, 3238 West 105th St., will have a service of healing at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. The church choir will present the musical, "Man of Sorrows, King of Glory."


Holiday meals

Easter dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at St. Augustine Church, 2486 West 14th St., and St. Catherine's Church, 3443 East 93rd St., in Cleveland, and at the Lorain Catholic Charities Family Center, 203 Eighth St. Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. tomorrow at the OLA/St. Joseph Center, 2346 West 14th St., Cleveland. For transportation to a meal, home delivery of a meal or to volunteer to help, call 216-781-5530.


University Day

An educational program for adults, University Day, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1 at Park Synagogue Main, 3300 Mayfield Road. Rabbi Joshua Skoff will give the keynote address on "The Historical Importance of Talmud in Jewish Life." Among the workshops are "Searching for Tolerance in an Intolerant Society: A Look at Forced and Voluntary Immigration in America," led by the Rev. Marvin McMickle; "Seniors Who Make a Difference: Political Action, Motivation and Volunteerism," led by Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora; and "Gifts My Mother Gave Me," led by Sister Mary Assumpta. Cost is $19 ($16 for Park Synagogue members). Reservation and payment deadline is Tuesday. Call 216-371-2244, Ext. 122.


Antique Bible exhibit

An exhibit of antique Bibles is on display through May 23 at the Falls Village Retirement Community, 330 Broadway East. It includes Bibles in various languages dating as far back as 1804, along with engraved wood block illustrations. The Bibles are from the collection of Joseph Francus. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Call 330-945-9797.


Easter musical

The Church of the Living God, 9403 Garfield Blvd., will present an Easter musical, "The Bor- rowed Tomb," at 10 a.m. tomorrow.


Surviving divorce

An eight-week program, "Divorce and Beyond," for Catholics who are divorced or legally separated will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paschal Baylon Church, 5384 Wilson Mills Road. The free series is a self-help reflection and affirmation program. Call 440-442-3410, Ext. 106.


Shankar speaks

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the Art of Living Foundation, will speak on how to be at peace with yourself in a stressful world at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Four Points Sheraton, 5300 Rockside Road. Cost is $15. Call 216-295-1435.


Sunrise service

The Lakewood Ministerial Association will have its annual Easter sunrise service for the community at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow at Lakewood Park, Belle Avenue and Lake Road.

Drum circle meeting

The Christian Women's drum circle will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 14560 Madison Ave. Cost is $7 for adults, free for children. Call 216-228-8355.


Band concert

The Hillcrest Concert Band will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Church of the Good Shepherd, Richmond and Green roads. The free program will feature music from Broadway shows, swing and ragtime, patriotic numbers and marches. Call 216-382-7770.


Prayer services

United Methodist Church of Macedonia, 1280 E. Aurora Road, is having weekly prayer services at 7 p.m. Wednesday during the war in Iraq.



Tenor Bo Jensen will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. April 26 at Fields United Methodist Church, 34077 Lorain Road. He is a student at Oberlin Conservatory. Call 440-327-8753.


Revival services

Mount Zion Baptist Church of Oakwood Village, 1 Mount Zion Circle, will have revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The Rev. Walter Thomas of New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore is guest pastor. The Tribe of Judah Mass Choir will sing each night. Call 440-232-2645.


Ritual service

The Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 317 E. College St., will have a service at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow, "Sharing the Table: An Interpretation of Jesus' Radical Communion Message." It will examine the ritual of the Last Supper in light of John Dominic Crossan's writings on Jesus.


Divine Mercy service

St. Andrew Ukrainian Catholic Church, 7700 Hoertz Road, invites the public to pray before a life-size replica of the original Divine Mercy Image from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 4 to 9 p.m. April 26. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. April 26. Call 440-843-9149.

Community coffee

Ridgewood United Methodist Church, 6330 Ridge Road, will have a community coffeehouse from 7 to 10 p.m. April 26 featuring various performers. Admission is $5 (free for children 18 and under if accompanied by an adult). Proceeds will benefit missions. Call 440-885-1360.


Jazz worship

Rockport United Methodist Church, 3301 Wooster Road, will have an Easter Eve jazz worship service at 7 p.m. today. The service will feature selections from John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme" and from other contemporary jazz musicians. Call 440-331-7676.

Special speaker

Psychologist Ellen Stark will discuss the importance of touching and hugging from a psychological, biological and community standpoint at the Sunday Forum at 9 a.m. tomorrow at West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church, 20401 Hilliard Blvd.


Earth, arts program

Sacred Space will present a program, "Earth Enchantment: An Emerging Planetary Consciousness," May 2-4 on the grounds of Angel House Center for Creative Life Changes, 14217 Mill Hollow Lane. It will include environmental displays, workshops, speakers, eco-art for children, hikes, meditations in nature and dances of peace. Lynne Hull, an internationally know environmental artist, will lead the construction of an art project. Programs are 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 2, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. to noon May 4. Cost is $25 before April 26 and $35 thereafter (free for children if accompanied by an adult). For reservations, call 440-885-4020 or 440-846-1789.


Easter concert

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church choir will present "The Glory of Easter" by John W. Peterson at 8 a.m. tomorrow. The church is at 4069 Eastwood Lane.

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