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68th annual Kosher Dinner Sunday

For the 68th year, Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will present its annual Kosher Dinner, Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The temple will welcome more than 2,000 visitors and serve 1,600 pounds of beef brisket, 3,600 potato knishes, 300 pounds of seasoned carrots and more.

The afternoon will include Jewish entertainment provided by the band Chutzpah, the Kosher Redhots and the Mavens, who will sing songs written by Jewish composers.

There also will be baked goods for sale in the Del Bar, and a gift shop specializing in items made in Israel, hand-made jewelry, books, ceramics and greeting cards.

Tickets are $14 for general admission and $7 for children 11 and younger. They can be purchased at Huppin’s Hi-Fi Photo and Video, 421 W. Main Ave., Manito Shop and Copy, 2920 S. Grand Blvd., Pawn 1 North, 8014 N. Division St., Pawn 1 Valley, 11812 E. Sprague Ave., Pawn 1 Post Falls, 2427 E. Seltice Way, Post Falls, or online at

They will also be available at the door the day of the dinner.

For more information, call the Kosher Dinner hotline at (509) 747-3304 ext. 32.

Lenten activities

Call to Action-Spokane continues its Sunday Lenten speaker series Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Jesuit House Chapel on the Gonzaga University campus, 502 E. Boone.

This week’s speakers include Shonna Bartlett and Ron Eberley. The two will speak on the topic, “Jesus as a Leader who Serves Others.”

For more information, call Mary Lee Toney at (509) 448-1873 or Marilyn Phalen at (509) 624-9869.

Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., will continue its “A Century of Cinema … Movies that Made Us Think,” Saturday at 3 p.m.

This week’s movie will be “The Ox-Bow Incident,” from 1943, starring Henry Fonda and Harry Morgan.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 747-4755.

Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive, will present its Lenten movie series, “Movies that Make Us Think Again,” Sunday at 5 p.m.

This week’s movie will be “Crash.”

For more information, call the church office at (509) 466-1768.

Celtic Eucharist

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall, will present its next Celtic Eucharist service Friday at 7 p.m.

This service will celebrate the life of Patrick of Ireland and will include Irish and bluegrass music, sung chants, discussion and dance.

Attendees are invited to wear green and bring a snack or soft drink to share after the service.

For more information, call (509) 466-3100.

New church

The Grace of God Holiness Church, 500 S. Stone St., has opened for services inside the East Central Community Center.

Services will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday. This week’s service includes the church’s grand opening.

For more information, call (509) 535-0488.


Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave., will host “Food, Farmers and Fairs: Their Role in Building Sustainable Neighborhoods” Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Amy Grey, founder of Backyard Harvest and Jackie Aitchison, executive director of the Washington State Farmer’s Market Association, will speak at the event that includes a potluck dinner.

Attendees should bring a potluck dish, salad or dessert to share. Admission is free with a donation of a nonperishable food item for Our Place Food Bank.

For more information, visit

Lunch and cards

St. Francis of Assisi, 4420 N. Jefferson St., will present its Spring Luncheon and Card Party Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m.

The menu includes chicken/seafood pasta and marinara sauce, a Caesar salad, rolls, a chocolate-raspberry dessert and coffee or tea.

The cost is $6 per person.

Reservations must be made by Friday.

For more information, call Mary Ann at (509) 466-4260, or Stell at (509) 328-7104.

Contact staff writer Lisa Leinberger at (509) 459-5449 or by e-mail at