September 23, 2010 in Washington Voices

Religion notes: Greek Festival offers food, dancing

By The Spokesman-Review
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You’ve waited all year to get your hands on some authentic Greek dishes, and now it’s finally here.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will present its 75th annual Greek Festival today, Friday and Saturday.

Pastries will be available daily at 11 a.m., lunch today and Friday will be served at 11 a.m., dinner for dine-in or takeout will be from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and souvlaki will be sold at the grill from 4:30 p.m. nightly and starting at noon Saturday.

The festival will include pastries, a taverna, dancing, a deli and cooking demonstrations.

Advance tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 12 and younger. They are available at the church, City Ramp Garage, 430 W. First Ave., (509) 624-1313; Santorini Greek Restaurant, 112 N. Howard St., (509) 456-2349; Arger Real Estate, 300 N. Mullan Road, Suite 204, (509) 926-5311; The Olympia Restaurant, 301 E. Lakeside, Coeur d’Alene, (208) 666-9495; and Santorini’s Greek Cuisine, 4055 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, (208) 676-0401.

Tickets are $15 at the door.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 328-9310 or visit

Catholic Charities plans open house

Catholic Charities of Spokane, 12 E. Fifth Ave., will offer a volunteer information open house Monday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.

The session will include information about volunteer opportunities within Catholic Charities and tours of the organization’s new facility.

Volunteers are needed for Bernadette Place, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, the Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program, the Christmas Bureau, counseling, the House of Charity, the parish social ministry, Refugee and Immigration Services, the regional offices, Respect Life, St. Anne’s Children and Family Center, St. Margaret’s Shelter, Senior and Family Housing and Senior Services.

For more information or to reserve a place, call Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or e-mail

St. David’s presents Celtic service today

St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., will present “The Greening Power of God: Hildegard of Bingen,” today at 7 p.m.

The service will include music and the writings of Hildegard, as well as communion, sung chants and Celtic prayers.

A potluck reception will follow the service.

For more information, call the church office at (509) 466-3100 or visit

Mission Community Presbyterian Church, 2103 E. Mission Ave., will present a free movie night Friday at 6 p.m.

The church will show the PG-rated movie “Snow Dogs.”

For more information, call the church office at (509) 534-4502.

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