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Sat., April 28, 2012, midnight


Buddha’s birthday festival – Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present a Hanamatsuri, or Flower Festival service, Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate the birth of Buddha. The celebration will include a special altar decorated with flowers. A statue of the infant Buddha will be placed in a pan and water and sweet tea will be poured over it in remembrance of the “sweet rain” that fell from the heavens at the moment of birth. The Rev. Akira R. Takemoto from Whitman College in Walla Walla will lead the service. Takemoto also will create a traditional Yabunouchi tea room in the temple’s gym at 4 p.m. today. (509) 534-7954.

Central Baptist Church activities – The church at 19 W. Shannon Ave. is hosting a movie night with snacks at 7 p.m. tonight. “October Sky” starts at 7:30 p.m. Education for all ages is Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Rick Church will present “How Much Am I Worth to God?” at 11 a.m. (509) 327-9322.

Spring Arts Festival – One Peace Many Paths will present a Spring Arts Festival: Celebration of Peace, today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. The event will feature music from Sound Travel, Lokahi, Michael Robinson and more. There will be workshops on creating mandalas, vibrational yoga and soul collage work. (509) 536-2811 or visit


“Singing, Dreamin and All That Jazz” Coeur d’Aleers Concert – Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Proceeds benefit The 3C’s Cancer and Community Charities. Tickets $8/each, $15/pair, available from choral members and at Great Harvest Bread Co. (208) 667-0606.

To include church news in this column, please submit items two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number.Email Lisa Leinberger at or call (509) 459-5449.


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