Free Neighborhood Barbecue and Oldies Car/Tractor Exhibit – Today, 5:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. (509) 926-4971.
God’s Backyard Bible Camp – Free evening vacation Bible school Aug. 12-16, 6 p.m. at UPLiFT Church, 23424 N. Swing Lane, Liberty Lake. Includes Backyard Bible Club, food, crafts, stories and motivation for community projects. Call (509) 995-7718 or email email@example.com.
Picnic and Worship in the Park – Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m. at Terrace View Park, 13599 E. 24th Ave. Hosted by Advent Lutheran Church. (509) 892-4016.
Summer Festival in the Park – On Aug. 25, Eastpoint Church is hosting festivities at 11 a.m. at Liberty Lake Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road. Event includes worship, activities for kids, live music and free snow cones. (509) 533-6800 or (509) 295-7030.
The 15th Annual “8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride” – Saturday participants can choose either a 15-mile, 30-mile, 45-mile or 75-mile ride touring scenic landscapes between Spokane, Medical Lake and Cheney. Enjoy coffee at the starting line at the Group Health office on Sunset hill, nibble cookies at stops along the way and end the ride with food, entertainment and ice cream. Co-sponsored by Group Health and Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Proceeds benefit abused/neglected children and their families through the services at Lutheran community Services Sexual Assault & Family Trauma Response Center (SAFeT). $45/ride only, add $10 for shirt; $65/ride, shirt and socks; $185/ride, shirt and jersey. Call (509) 343-5020, email Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lcsnw.org/8LakesRide/ index.html.
Spokane Faith and Values Coffee Talk – Saturday, 10 a.m. at Indaba Coffee Bar, 1425 W. Broadway Ave. Panel discussion on “righteous anger.” (509) 240-1830.
Spokane Buddhist Workshop with the Rev. Mark Unno – “Healing Path of Compassion, Rhythms of Life and Death,” Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, at the temple, 925 S. Perry St. $20 suggested donation, lunch on your own. (509) 270-5308.
Hillyard Festival “Moving Forward” Worship – Join varied denominations and traditions for church Sunday, 10 a.m. at Sharpley-Harmon Park. For information, call Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church at (509) 487-9667.
Annual Fuller Center Bike Adventure Potluck – Sunday, 1 p.m. at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. Meet and greet volunteers who are cycling the country building homes, raising funds and speaking about eliminating poverty housing. (509) 624-1366.
Paul in Scripture and Music: Suite for Brass Quintet and Organ – Sunday, 3 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. Free premiere performance featuring music by Howard Stoess, concept and narration from The Book of Acts by M. P. Aleman and the Hamblen Park Brass Quintet, with Rita Stoess at the organ. Narrated by John Riebe. (509) 448-1703.
Spokane Buddhist Obon Service and Dharma Talk – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at the lower terrace of Greenwood Terrace Memorial Cemetery, 211 Government Way. Dharma talk given by the Rev. Mark Unno. No service at the temple this week. (509) 270-5308.
All Saints Picnic – Aug. 10, 2-5 p.m. hosted by Dave and Cora Jelinke at 8602 W. Rutter Parkway. Hamburger and hot dogs are provided. Bring a salad/dessert, lawnchairs and beverage. (509) 838-4409.
Developing Heart-strength with Meditation: Buddhist Meditation Class – Weekly series runs Aug. 12-Sept. 16, 6:30-8 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Presented by Tibetan Buddhist nuns from Sravasti Abbey monastery near Newport. The class teaches Buddhist meditations for developing love and compassion and focuses on the “six far-reaching practices”– generosity, ethical conduct, fortitude, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom. The emphasis is on developing the “heart-strength” to benefit others. Regular attendance is expected, donations are appreciated. To register, call (509) 447-5549, or go to www.sravasti.org.
Central Baptist Church – Summer schedule, no Sunday school, worship at 10 a.m. with guest Speaker, Joel Benegar; July 21 guest speaker is the Rev. Don Ott. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the church, 19 West Shannon. (509) 327-9322.
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/non-members, $50/each additional non-member family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.
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