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Thu., April 18, 2013

This Week

Theology of the Body for Teens – Today 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.

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

Spring Fling – style show, silent auction and luncheon, Friday, 11:30 a.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. The Bishop’s Guild fundraiser includes clothing vendors, lunch and an auction. 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 and Diane Cirincione. Friday, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free, offering accepted. (509) 838-6518.

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

Arden Faith Baptist Bible Conference – Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 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 Saturday begins with Holy Communion at 5:30 p.m. followed by barbecue dinner and family fun at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Women of All Saints Lutheran Bible Study – Saturday, 10 a.m. at the church, 314 S. Spruce St. (509) 838-4409.

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

Haru Matsuri Japanese Spring Food Festival – Sunday, 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. Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Portrayal by Megan Becker. Tickets available at TicketsWest or call (800) 325-7328.

Earth Day Potluck Eucharist – Monday. Liturgy, 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.


Contra Dance and Potluck – 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.

Bonsai Workshop – April 27, 7 p.m. with Erin Nelson at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10. (509) 838-4277.

Japanese Aesthetics Lecture – April 27, 4 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. “Wayfaring, way-seeking, Journeying: The Journals and Poems of Basho,” will be presented by the Rev. Akira R. Takemoto. Free. (509) 534-7954.

Hanamatsuri Flower Festival Service – A Japan Week celebration with Dharma talk by the Rev. Akira R. Takemoto at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-7954.

Japan Week Sukiyaki Dinner – Bake sale and craft fair, April 28, noon-7 p.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield. $12.50. (509) 535-2687.

Taize-Style Worship at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church – April 28, 7 p.m. at the church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. The service will focus on the Holy Spirit in anticipation of Pentecost. Latah Valley Presbyterian was recently certified as an Earth Care Congregation. (509) 448-4194.

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages – Six-session course begins April 28, 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute course is conducted by Rabbi Yisroel Hahn of Chabad. Call to register, (509) 443-0770.

National Day of Prayer at Life Center Foursquare Church – Participants will gather May 2 at noon in the multi-purpose room of the church at 1202 N. Government Way. (509) 327-4422.

Annual Rummage Sale at St. Thomas More School – May 2-4, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the school, 515 W. St. Thomas More Way. Sale items include clothing, furniture, toys, tools, sporting goods, books and appliances. Proceeds benefit student programs at the school. (509) 466-3811.

Cuatro de Mayo Celebration – May 4, 6:30-9 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Includes dancing, food, and entertainment by Rich Luna & Sons Band, Michael Robinson, and others. $20 suggested offering. (509) 489-6964.

Christian Comedian Mark Lowry in Concert – An evening of music and comedy. May 9, 7 p.m. at Turning Point Open Bible Church, 11911 N Division St. Tickets $25/advance, $30/at the door. (800) 965-9324 or

Spring Fling Auction Fundraiser – May 11, doors open at 5 p.m. with silent bidding to begin shortly thereafter at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Campus Ministry at Eastern Washington University. Tickets $15/each, $110/table of eight. Call (509) 951-5701.


Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays, 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 (509) 747-3304 for information.

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.

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

This week

Interfaith Progressive Dinner – Sunday, 4-7 p.m., beginning with appetizers at the Spokane Islamic Center, then Sikh Gudwara of Spokane, and Millwood Presbyterian Church. Tickets $50/individual, $80/couple. Proceeds benefit the Spokane Faith and Values website, a nonprofit, nonsectarian online news site. Email


“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. There will be a plant sale and a blood drive in conjunction with the car show. Barbecue meal and a drink, $5. (509) 924-9750.

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