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


Interfaith Progressive Dinner – April 21 from 4-7 p.m. beginning with appetizers at the Spokane Islamic Center, the vegetarian entrée will be at the Sikh Gudwara of Spokane, and Millwood Presbyterian Church will host the dessert. Tickets are $50/each, $80/couple. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Faith and Values website, a nonprofit, nonsectarian online news site. Call (509) 240-1830 or email

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

This Week

Apostolic teacher Barbara Yoder – Free presentations today 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 love offering. (509) 838-6518.

Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Marriage Encounter, Friday-April 14, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road; (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.

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

Emma’s Revolution Concert – Saturday, 8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George 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.

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

Coffee and Contemplation – Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Deacon Michael Miller will present a discussion on how art enhances faith. $10/includes beverages and rolls. Advance reservations requested, (509) 448-1224 or register online at

Building a Culture of Trust with William P. Robinson – Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. with break out sessions from 1-2 p.m. at Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. Robinson is the current president emeritus of Whitworth University. $15/adults, $5/students, includes a catered lunch. Monday at noon is the deadline to register, call (509) 777-1555 or visit


Christy Dotson Benefit Dinner, Dance and Auction – April 19, 6-9:30 p.m. at Covenant Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Dotson is a lifelong educator and was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2010. Featuring family fun, baked ziti, fudge truffle torte dessert, live music by Spare Parts and silent auction. Proceeds will help fund her treatment at a clinic outside the United States. $10/adults in advance, $12/at the door. $5/ages 6-10, free to ages 5 and younger. Email questions to

Spring Fling, a Style Show, Silent Auction and Luncheon –April 19, 11:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. The Bishop’s Guild fundraiser includes clothing vendors, lunch, and more than 60 auction items, including meal certificates, sports items, crafts and items donated by local merchants. Tickets/$20, available from Sue Travis (509) 326-6870. Reservations are required. Call Barbara Wunderlich at (509) 928-1593.

Attitudinal Healing Lecture – By Jerry Jampolsky, M.D., and Diane Cirincione, Ph.D. April 19, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free, offering accepted. (509) 838-6518.

12 Principals of Attitudinal Healing Workshop – Two-day event April 20-21 at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Led by Trish Ellis and Carolyn Smith. Call to register, $65. (509) 838-6518.

United Methodist Women Rummage Sale – April 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fowler United Methodist Church, 3928 N. Howard St. (509) 325-3242.

Arden Faith Baptist Bible Conference – April 20 at 7 p.m., April 21 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and April 22-24 at 7 p.m. at the church, 673 Arden Hill Road in Colville. Featured speaker is Stephen Christopher, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. (509) 684-3983.

Barbecue and Cook-off Party – Cathedral party, barbecue challenge and parish IN-reach party April 20, begins with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. followed by barbecue dinner, trimmings and family fun at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“Haru Matsuri” Japanese Spring Food Festival – April 21, noon-4 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Eat in or take out, includes chicken teriyaki dinners, various sushi and other menu items, $4-$12. Pre-orders recommended, call (509) 534-7954.

“Out of the Shadows” – One-woman-show on the life of Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of C.S. Lewis, starring Megan Becker. April 21, 3 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets available at TicketsWest or call (800) 325-7328.


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 text books, $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 purchase at Abba’s Catholic Bookstore at the center. (509) 448-1224.

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

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