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North Idaho

“Showers of Blessings” CCW Luncheon – RSVP by Tuesday for the Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection lunch on Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Featured speakers are Gayl Justesen and Maureen Snyder, with music by Jan Cline. Community outreach this month is donations of baby diapers and wipes, women’s pajamas and new undergarments and powder laundry detergent for the Coeur d’Alene Union Gospel Mission. $14. (208) 687-6906.

North Idaho Aglow Spring Retreat – Friday-April 13 at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road. Featuring speaker Betty Reed and worship leaders Patricia Jarman and Michael Danforth. For information, call (208) 667-8668.

Lutherhaven Work Weekend – Three-day work weekend on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Friday-April 14, to prepare the camp for summer. Youths must be accompanied by an adult. Free to workers, lodging and breakfasts included. Bring overnight toiletries, food and a sleeping bag. (208) 667-3459, ext. 110, or (866) 729-8372.


Faith @ Home Monday Night Hub – Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Free fellowship includes a meal, child care and a class for everyone. Register online for adult classes at Child care available upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Potluck dinner followed by games and all-ages activity, adult choir and youth group for grades 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. (208) 765-8800.

A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Liberty Services, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 207, Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, (208) 777-1996.

Early Risers – Thursdays, 7 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

The Bodhisattva Way: Cultivating Bodhicitta and the Six Far-reaching Practices – Series meets Fridays through April 19 at Life Center Therapies for Well-being, 1319 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Presented by Tibetan nuns Venerables Chonyi and Samten from Sravasti Abbey in Newport. Hosted by Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends. Free/offering accepted. (208) 664-5697.

Spirit Cinema Circle – Third Friday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St. $3. (208) 664-1125.

Dances of Universal Peace – 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays of each month through June at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Donations accepted at the door. Sponsored by North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church.

Aglow International - Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – Speaker meeting each fourth Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Call Betty at (208) 755-0805.


Lutherhaven’s Camp Fest and Dodgeball Tournament – April 19, 5-9 p.m. at The Hub Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. Free family fun includes games, crafts, food, costume contest and prizes. Bring a canned food item to help Second Harvest Food Bank. Register your team by 5 p.m. April 16. (208) 667-3459, ext. 110, or (866) 729-8372.

Spokane Valley

This week

Chocolate and Champagne Gala and Auction – Today, 6:30 p.m. at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Proceeds benefit trauma survivors through Lutheran Services Sexual Assault and Family Trauma Response Center. Tickets, $75/each, $1,000/corporate table of 10, $750/table host. (509) 343-5053.

Women’s Bible Study – Wednesday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.


“Tea at Two” Whitworth Auxiliary Spring Tea and Style Show – April 16, 2-4 p.m. at Whitworth University’s Quall Hall on campus at 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Includes an elegant tea and the latest fashions from Chico’s. Tickets $18, proceeds benefit Whitworth University students. (509) 238-6878.

Car-B-Que – May 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Includes 13 open categories of antique, classic, import, muscle, hybrid, motorcycle, farm, truck and commercial vehicles. A plant sale and blood drive will take place in conjunction with the car show. Barbecue meal and a drink/$5. (509) 924-9750.


This Week

“The Miracle of Spring” Auction Fundraiser – Today, silent auction from 5-7 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by live auction at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Proceeds benefit programs at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes in Spokane. $60/each, $550/table of 10. Call for reservation information, (509) 358-4290.

Coffee Talk – Today, 10 a.m. at Revel 77 Coffee, 3223 E. 57th St., Suite K. Panelists from Spokane Faith and Values will discuss the topic of spiritual community. (509) 240-1830.

Celebrating the Gifts of Women – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. Canon Kristi Philip will deliver the message, “Women Transforming the Church in an Emerging Era.” (509) 326-1252.

Spokane Choral Artists Concert – Sunday, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Tickets available at the door, (509) 838-4277.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Lectures – “What Does the Holocaust Mean To You?” Sunday, 5:30 p.m. in the Foley Center Library teleconference room, and “Reconfiguring Jewish Female Space in Judaism,” Monday, 7 p.m. in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room at Gonzaga University. Judaic scholar and professor Andrea Lieber is the keynote speaker for the discussions. (509) 313-6788.

“The Spirituality of the Roman Missal” by Father Darrin Connall – Register now for the Day of Prayer event Wednesday at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The day begins with rosary at 9 a.m. and continues after lunch with a second conference and adoration with benediction at 3 p.m. $35/person, $45/for use of private room. (509) 448-1224 or visit

Apostolic Teacher Barbara Yoder – Free presentations Thursday and Friday, 7-10 p.m. at Healing Rooms Ministries, 112 E. First Ave. Free Web-streaming available at (509) 456-0517.

David Roth in Concert – Friday, 7:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. $15/suggested offering. (509) 838-6518.

Immaculate Heart Retreat Center Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Marriage Encounter, Friday-April 14, (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.


Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50/each TBS member or couple including textbooks, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday and April 26 and May 10, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. All dances will be taught by Retta Hill. (509) 363-0091.

All-ages Bible classes and worship – Classes Sundays, 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

The Five Levels of Attachment Series – Wednesdays through April 24, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Six-week series based on the book by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Suggested offering is $5 to $10/class. (509) 838-6518.

Theology of the Body for Teens – April 18 and May 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The course is designed for ages 14-18, especially those who are dating. $10/session, includes dinner. A $15 workbook is required and can be purchased at Abba’s Catholic Bookstore at the center. (509) 448-1224.

Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism – Thursdays through April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $25/requested donation. Preregistration is encouraged, (509) 534-7954 or SpokaneBuddhistTemple@


St. Charles Borromeo Annual Spring Luncheon and Card Party – April 13, from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Charles Gym, 4515 N. Alberta St. Tickets $8/by reservation, available through Monday.  Call Bev Burger, (509) 327-9158.

Emma’s Revolution Concert – April 13, 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort Wright Drive. Featuring activist musicians Sandy O and Pat Humphries. $15/advance, $18/at the door, $5/college students with ID and ages 18 and younger. Suitable for all ages, handicap accessible. (207) 272-9899.

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