This weekend marks the 76th Annual Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St.
The dinner will be held today, Friday and Saturday and will include a Greek pastry sale, taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations. It will also include lunch or dinner and souvlaki at the grill.
The pastry sale will begin daily at 11 a.m., the dinner will run from 4:30 to 8 p.m. for dine-in or carry-out, lunch will be served today and Friday at 11 a.m. and souvlaki at the grill will be nightly at 4:30 p.m. and a souvlaki lunch Saturday at noon.
Tickets are $15 at the door or $12 in advance for adults or $6 for children 12 and younger.
Advanced tickets are available at the church, call (509) 328-7310; City Ramp Garage, 430 W. First Ave., (509) 624-1313; Santorini Greek Restaurant, 112 N. Howard Street, (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; Santorini’s Greek Cuisine, 4055 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene, (208) 676-0401.
Molly and Tenbrooks and The Panhandle Polecats will bring bluegrass to the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 127 E 12th Ave., Friday. The event will benefit Catholic Charities of Spokane. No-host wine and beer social from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., concert from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $10, available in advance and at the door. (509) 838-4277 or (509) 358-4264.
Blessing of the Animals
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., will present its 22nd Annual Blessing of the Animals service Sunday during its 10:45 a.m. service.
Pets and their human families sit together in worship and come forward for a blessing – over 100 pets are expected to receive the blessing.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 747-6677.
More special services
• Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., will present a monthly “First Wednesday” Taizé service Wednesday from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
The service will include scripture, song, silence and prayer.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 747-4755.
• Manito Presbyterian Church, 401 E. 30th Ave., will celebrate World Communion Sunday during its 10:30 a.m. service.
Along with the service, the church will launch a study of hunger issues and activities to curb hunger locally and globally.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 838-3559.
• St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall, will present a Celtic Celebration today at 7 p.m.
The service will focus on the life of St. Hildegard and will include sung chants and communion. There will be special music from Janet and Brett Dodd and a potluck reception will follow the service.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 466-3100 or visit www.stdavidspokane.org.
Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church will host its annual Apple Festival Craft & Bake Sale Saturday, Sunday, Oct. 8-9 and Oct. 15-16 at the Church Center, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road.
The center will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Weekends include entertainment, crafts, apple pie and dumplings with hot vanilla sauce.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 238-9100.
Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd., will present a benefit auction Saturday to benefit its world mission projects.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. for viewing and the auction begins at 3 p.m.
Items up on the block include handmade wooden bowls, a vacation time-share, flooring and labor, beaded earrings and bracelets and holiday cards.
For more information, call the church office at (509) 325-4541.