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Sat., April 27, 2013

This week

Music in Millwood Concert – Sunday, 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.

Free Community Dinner – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. RSVP by 1 p.m. on day of dinner. (509) 926-7966.


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, motorcycles, farm, truck and commercial vehicles. There will also be a plant sale and blood drive at this event. Barbecue meal and a drink, $5. (509) 924-9750.

This Week

Japan Week Sukiyaki Dinner, Bake Sale and Crafts Fair – Today, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield. $12.50. (509) 535-2687.

Japanese Aesthetics Lecture – Today, 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.

Bonsai Workshop – Today, 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 – Today, 8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Hanamatsuri Flower Festival Service – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. 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.

Taize-Style Worship at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church – Sunday, 7 p.m. at the church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. The service will focus on the Holy Spirit in anticipation of Pentecost. (509) 448-4194.

Curious Tales of the Talmud: Finding Yourself in the Legends of Our Sages – Six-session course begins Sunday, 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.

Crop Walk 2013 – This year’s theme is “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.” Registration begins Sunday at noon at the Spokane Community College Lair for participation in the one-mile or 4 ½-mile walks at 1:30 p.m. to raise funds to help fight hunger locally. (509) 468-4099.

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

Annual St. Thomas More School Rummage Sale – Thursday-May 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.

Living Through Grief Weekend Retreat – Friday-May 5 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Presenters include the Rev. Stan Malnar, Jim Shaw M.D., Sheryll Shepard and deacon John Ruscheinsky. $185/each, $280/couple, $100/commuters. Advance reservations are expected, (509) 448-1224.


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

Evelyn Nyholm Retirement Celebration – May 6 at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Students, former students and their families are welcome to share a dessert to celebrate the retirement of Evelyn Nyholm, who has taught the preschool program for 31 years. (509) 747-6677.

Mark Lowry Christian Comedian in Concert – An evening of music and comedy. The Unplugged & Unplanned Tour. 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


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 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 Avenue. (509) 327-9322.

This week

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

Country-Western Gospel Jubilee – Today, 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Lake City Community Church, 6000 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d’Alene. Featuring free entertainment by yodeler/singer Rod Erickson, The Jubileers and Patti Parks. Offering accepted. (208) 704-2739.

DivorceCare – A 13-week video seminar on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Dalton Gardens Church of Christ, 6439 N. Fourth St. Featuring the topics of divorce and recovery, support, group discussion and healing. (208) 772-0541.

Rummage “Sales by Donation” for Missions – Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and May 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Annual giant rummage sale, pick your price. Saturday “by the bag sale” runs from noon-2 p.m. The United Methodist Women’s group has held this annual event for more than 40 years and the proceeds go to nonprofit groups, scholarships for Twinlow Camp, global missions and disaster relief efforts. (208) 765-8800.


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 (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.

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.

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