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Southside Notebook; Norwegian Pianist Brings Country's Music to St. Mark's

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Southside Notebook; Norwegian Pianist Brings Country's Music to St. Mark's

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Classical pianist Knut Erik Jensen of Trondheim, Norway, will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3976 Hendricks Ave. He will play the music of famous Norwegian composers, including Edvard Grieg, who created a musical history for the country, according to a news release.

The concert is sponsored by the Gateway to Florida Sons of Norway Lodge and the Norwegian Embassy. A free-will donation will be taken, and a reception will follow the concert.

Jensen started his musical career when he was 7, taking accordion lessons, and was self-taught on the organ. He was accepted at the Music Institute in Trondheim as a classical pianist in 2000 and has recorded two CDs of Norwegian piano music.

The concert is part of the lodge's 35th anniversary celebration, said Marci Larson, lodge president. The lodge has 180 members spanning 100 years in age, a release said.


Karate, recreation, woodworking, crafts, music and Bible stories will be among the offerings at Spring Break Camp sponsored by San Jose Baptist Church at 6140 San Jose Blvd. The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 30, through Friday, April 3.

Cost is $75, which includes lunch, two snacks, supplies and a T-shirt. Cost for a second child is $60 and a third child, $50. Extended care is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. at a cost of $4 per hour. For more information or to register, go to or call 737-2141.


Blessed Trinity is hosting a three-day spring carnival featuring food, gaming booths and fast-moving rides at 10472 Beach Blvd. The carnival, whose theme is "It's All Fun and Games," runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday; noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 28; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 29. Proceeds go to Blessed Trinity Catholic School.

The festivities also include a fish fry from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Cost for either is $8 for adults and $5 for children.


The Museum of Science and History's Spring Break Camp will focus, of course, on hands-on science. …

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