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First Church of Christ, Scientist – Yearly Thanksgiving service will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church, 310 E. 14th Ave. It includes a Bible lesson, the national Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, prayer, hymns and words of gratitude from the congregation. (509) 624-1637.

Inspirational movie, discussion

All Saints Lutheran Church – Screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” followed by a discussion of how to turn your community into Bedford Falls, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at the church, 314 S. Spruce St. Donations will be accepted. Information: (509) 838-4409.

Global Day of Jewish Learning – Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., will present “Let My People Know,” as part of the Global Day of Jewish Learning on Sunday. Children’s storytelling will begin at 9:45 a.m.; Rabbi Henry Glazer will speak on the topic “Translating Blessings to Everyday Life” at 10 a.m.; there will be children’s activities at 10:15 a.m.; a kosher lunch at 12:15 p.m. for $3; and “The Spirit of Blessing in Community Activities” with art, music, song and dance at 1 p.m. Admission is free for members of Temple Beth Shalom, Congregation Emanu-el and college students. For nonmembers, the cost is $10 for adults or $20 for families. Make reservations at

Introduction to Buddhism – Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will present an introduction to Buddhism lecture with Sensei Christine Marr at 9 a.m. Sunday. The lecture will be followed by the 10:30 a.m. service. (509) 534-7954.

Benefit dinner

An Evening with the Bethel BASIC Gospel Choir – 6 p.m. today at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar Ave. The meal will be catered by Christ Kitchen and will showcase changes at Liberty Park Child Development Center. Child care will be provided if you call in advance. $30. (509) 747-1058, ext. 228.

Singles groups

Christian Singles Fellowship – The Rev. Bob Smith will discuss “Avoiding Spiritual Junk Food” at 7 p.m. today in the fellowship hall of North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. (509) 927-0304.

North Idaho

RLM Men’s Breakfast –One breakfast, three HUB locations, today, 8-10 a.m. Post Falls Hub in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls; Coeur d’Alene Campus Hub, 610 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene; Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 W. Yosemite St.; Spirit Lake Hub is taking a hiatus until December. (208) 777-7325.

Free Community Outreach Dinner – Sunday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Harding Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Bible Church.

Thanksgiving Hymn Sing – Sunday, 9-10 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Sing along or enjoy listening to traditional hymns and pipe organ and hear about the composer and meanings of the songs. (208) 765-8800.

A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at 1111 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, contact Unity Church, (208) 664-1125.

Wood N Turkey Community Event – Donations of firewood, frozen turkeys and canned chili are needed for this giveaway scheduled for Nov. 25 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Real Life Ministries east lawn, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Call before bringing donations, (208) 777-7325, ext. 153.

Women’s Christmas Tea – Morning tea from 10 a.m.-noon and afternoon tea from 2-4 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $8/each, $56/table of eight. Victorian/holiday attire is encouraged. Child care not available. Call or go online to register, (208) 777-7325, ext. 203, or

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