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This Week

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

Arden Faith Baptist Bible Conference – Today, 7 p.m. April 21 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 and barbecue challenge today 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 – Today, 10 a.m. at the church, 314 S. Spruce St. (509) 838-4409.

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

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

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 at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane. Portrayal by Megan Becker. Tickets available at Ticketswest or call (800) 325-7328.

Spokane Symphony Chorale Concert – Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Tickets available at the door or in advance at the symphony office, $10 each, $25 family. (509) 838-4277.

Central Baptist Church – Sunday, classes for all, 9:30 a.m. followed by worship, 11 a.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, adult Bible study at 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. sewing day, bring a sack lunch. All events are at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

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 – Friday 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.

Gonzaga University’s Choral Masterworks Spring Concert – April 27, 8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 East 12th Ave. (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 Crafts 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 also 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 should 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 North Spokane, 4123 Lincoln Road. Includes dancing, food, and entertainment by Rich Luna & Sons Band, Michael Robinson, and others. $20 suggested love offering. (509) 489-6964.


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 non-member family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

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.

Theology of the Body for Teens – May 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary 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.

This week

RLM Disciplemakers 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.; and Rathdrum Hub, Golden Spikes Community Center, 8580 W. Yosemite St. Free. (208) 777-7325.

Old Time Hymn Sing-along – Sunday, 5-6 p.m. in the Worship Theater at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring the lyrics and a brief biography of each hymn’s author. Free entertainment by Ernie and Juanita Clevett and Wanda Nulph Nixon. No membership required. (208) 691-2548.

Shoshone Base Camp Work Weekend – Friday-April 28, projects at the Lutherhaven site on the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River include cleaning, washing, painting, building and planting to prepare the camp for summer use. Bring cash, sleeping bag, flashlight and toiletries. Lodging and breakfast will be provided for workers. (866) 729-8372 or (208) 667-3459, ext. 110.


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 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.

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. on the 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. (208) 765-0716.

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.


Open Mic mUUsic Night at Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse – Monthly jam, 7 p.m. at the church, 402 E. Second St. in Moscow. Proceeds benefit church programs. Would-be performers should sign-in before the event and will be assigned a stage time. Suggested admission is $5, including performers. (208) 301-5099.

Spring Golden-agers Day Out – One day retreat May 1 at Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene designed for retirees, seniors and older adults. $10 each, call to register by Wednesday, (866) 729-8372 or (208) 667-3459, ext. 110.

This week

Spring Fling Potluck – Sunday after 10:30 a.m. worship at Opportunity Christian Church, 708 N. Pines Road. The event will kick off the fundraising for painting of the fellowship hall basement. Table service, drinks and bread will be provided. (509) 926-3691.


Music in Millwood Concert – April 28, 4 p.m. in the sanctuary at Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Featuring entertainment by Rachelle Ventura on piano and Selkirk String Quartet, comprised of Spokane Symphony members David Armstrong, Margaret Bowers, Louise Butler and Angela Mitchell. (509) 924-2350.

“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.

RLM Father Daughter Dance – June 14, 6-8 p.m. at Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. The dance will be a ’50s-style sock hop. Cost includes soda floats, ice cream, prizes and a professional photo. $25 by June 13, $5 additional daughter, $30 at the door. Register online at or call (509) 232-0840.

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