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Hand bell concert at St. John

The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E. 12th Ave., is hosting the second in its musical series on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Ringspiration 2005 will feature more than 100 hand bell players from the Spokane area. The concert will also include brass, timpani and organ music.

Before the concert, the cathedral will be open for tours from noon until 4 p.m. For information call the church office at 838-4277.

Kosher dinner Sunday

Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., is hosting its 64th Annual Kosher Dinner on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.

The temple is expecting to serve 2,000 meals this year at the “Feast of the Senses: Music, Food and Fun.” It takes almost 200 volunteers to organize, plan and prepare the meals.

This year’s menu includes brisket of beef, carrot tzimmes, potato knishes, Mediterranean apples, a traditional braided egg bread called challah, and apricot kuchen.

The day also will include music and an opportunity to learn more about the Jewish culture.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12. Takeout orders are available. For information call the temple office at 747-3304.

Lenten education

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., is wrapping up its Lenten education series on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

The Rev. John Shepard will speak on “Looking Ahead to Church and Culture in the Next Century.” The evening includes a soup supper.

Children are invited to attend the church’s Narnia series at the same time. This week’s topic is “The Great Banquet: Narnia Now Belongs to the Talking Animals.”

For information call the church office at 448-2255.

O-higan service

The Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., is presenting an O-higan service to celebrate the spring equinox on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

The Rev. Ron Takemoto will present the service. The temple also is offering an Introduction to Buddhism class at 9 a.m. For information call the temple at 534-7954.

Volunteer in Prison training

Prison Fellowship Ministries is presenting Volunteer in Prison training today from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at First Assembly of God Church, 828 W. Indiana Ave. For information call 928-2664.

Rummage sale

Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield St., is holding a rummage sale today from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information call the church office at 535-2687.

Choices and perspective workshop

Radha Yoga Center is presenting “The Power of Choice,” a workshop that will teach methods for clarifying opinions and making balanced decisions, today at noon at the Radha House, 2328 W. Pacific Ave. The cost is $10. For information call 838-3575.

Spiritual studies

The Eckankar Center, 11704 E. Montgomery Ave., is presenting “Jumpstart Your Spiritual Studies” on March 20 from 10 a.m. until noon.

The workshop will discuss understanding spiritual principles and how to apply these to your life. A potluck lunch will follow the workshop, and there is a suggested donation of $10.

Participants are asked to register by Friday. For more information call 326-7178 or e-mail