Several Valley churches are jumping feet first into fall and their renewed schedules of activities by hosting community gatherings to offer fun and games as children go back to school.
• The Veradale Neighborhood Street Fair will be held at Valley Assembly of God Church Wednesday night from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be games and activities for all ages, including inflatable slides and bounce houses. Some classic cars, antique bicycles and a homemade airplane will be on display.
The church also will host more than two dozen community booths on safety, health, volunteering, sports and more. The Craig Catlett Jazz Trio and the Central Valley High School Chamber Orchestra will perform. Families can make an evening of it by having free hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones and popcorn.
The church is at 15618 E. Broadway Ave. Call (509) 924-0466 for more information.
• St. Paschal’s Catholic Church will host its second annual fall festival Friday and next Saturday. On Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. there will be food, beer and wine, games and more. Activities will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. There will be a beer and wine garden along with sausages, hamburgers and hot dogs. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. There also will be games, face painting, a silent auction, a car show and a raffle for a 40-inch Sharp HDTV. The Country Jammers will perform in the afternoon.
Admission is free, but tickets are $1 each. Breakfast on Saturday will be $5. The church is at 2523 N. Park Road.
• The Intersection, formerly known as Valley Open Bible Church, will host a “just because” day of fun in Mirabeau Meadows Park Sunday from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be inflatables for kids, live music, free food and prizes. All activities are free and the community is welcome.
Second Harvest Inland Northwest and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host a mobile food bank at Christ Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. , from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday rain or shine. The food is available to anyone who needs it. No appointment or documentation will be required, but people should bring a box to carry their food. Call the church at (509) 928-7733 for more information.
Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, will host a three-day garage sale to raise money for church projects. Sale hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and next Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 13.