Religion Almanac: Aug. 1

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Community breakfast: The Board of Trustees of Ellenton United Methodist Church, 3607 U.S. 301 N., Ellenton, will host a community breakfast, 8-10 a.m. Aug. 1. Cost: $4.

Guest speaker: Happy Gospel Church, 1915 53rd Ave E., Bradenton, will have a service 6 p.m. Aug. 2, with guest Randy Estelle, followed by a covered-dish dinner. Information: 756-6942.

Bible school: Vacation Bible School and “Secret of the Watermelon” party will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 5-7 at Oneco First Baptist Church, 1700 51st Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 755-1690.

SHARE: food orders will be taken 9:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 1 and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 5, at Bayshore Gardens Community Church, 6228 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 228-0561.

Shabbat: Shabbat services will begin 5:15 p.m. Fridays throughout July and August at Temple Sinai, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 924-1802.

Bible school: Vacation Bible School for kindergarten through fifth grade will be held 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 3-7 at Trinity Methodist Church, 3200 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Cost: $12. Information: 747-3704.

Open house: Chabad’s open house and anniversary celebration will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at Chabad Jewish Center, 11509 Palmbrush Trail, Lakewood Ranch. Deserts will be served and a unique five-year celebratory initiative will be unveiled. Information: 752-3030.

SHARE: Pick-up will be 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 5115 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 792-3497.

Bible school: Vacation Bible School for boys and girls ages 5-12 will be held 6-9 p.m. Aug. 10-14 at Church of Hope, 1560 Wendell Kent Road, Sarasota. Information: 923-1592.

Back-to-school rally: A Back-to-School Resource and Wellness Rally will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 15 at Just for Girls, 1011 21st St. E., Bradenton. There will be food, games, free back packs, and physicals. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Information: 238-7235.

Barbecue: A back to school barbecue will be held 5:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at Temple Sinai, 4631 S. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota, featuring DJ Soundsational. Information: 924-1802.