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Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Saturday. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Proceeds benefit St. Andre’s School in Cazale, Haiti. (509) 838-4277.

Concert in the Park with Moran United Methodist Church – Saturday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. featuring free performances by The Turner Sisters, Sweet Grass and Daze Out at the church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. A pie social will follow. (509) 448-7102.

Neighborhood Picnic and Ice Cream Social – Sunday, noon-3 p.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church at 1325 E Queen Ave. Donations for ice cream will benefit the Women’s Hearth in Spokane. (509) 484-1604.

“Raiders of the Lost Ark” Outdoor Movie – Monday, 8:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Soda and popcorn available, proceeds benefit the Dinner Table Ministry at Holy Trinity Church. (509) 838-4277.

Volunteers Needed – Catholic Charities needs volunteers to train for an event Sept. 17. Call (509) 358-4270 or visit www.CatholicCharities


Developing Meditative Concentration Labor Day Retreat – Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. through lunch Sept. 2 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. The silent retreat will be taught by Tibetan nun Venerable Thubten Chodron. An initial offering of $100 is requested, applications are available online at (509) 447-5549.

Labor Day Family Camp at Camp Cross – Families with kids of all ages are welcome to attend. Sponsored by St. John’s Cathedral. Register at Call Michelle Klippert for scholarship info, (509) 838-4277.

Congregation Emanu-El High Holy Day Services – Reform Jewish Community services, Erev Rosh Hashana Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. Rosh Hashana Sept. 5, 10 a.m., both at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Sept. 13, Kol Nidre at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 14 Yom Kipper at 10 a.m. and family service at 5 p.m., both at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 714-3123.

Chabad of Spokane High Holiday Services – Sept. 5: Rosh Hashanah service, 9 a.m.; Shofar Sounding, 11 a.m.; Tashlich Service, 4 p.m., candle-lighting after 8:11 p.m. Sept. 7: Rosh Hashanah, 10 a.m., special class at 7 p.m. with Shabbat ending at 8:06 p.m. Sept. 13: Yom Kippur candle-lighting and fast begin at 6:49 p.m., Kol Nidrei Service at 7 p.m. Sept. 14: Yom Kippur service 9 a.m. Yizkor service at 11 a.m., Mincha & Neilah service at 5:30 p.m., fast ends at 7:51 p.m. followed by light refreshments. All services at 4116 E. 37th Ave. Hebrew-English prayer books available. Reservations appreciated, (509) 443-0770 or email

“Engaging Millennials” Spokane Faith & Values Coffee Talk – Sept. 7, 10 a.m. at Revel 77 Coffee, 3223 E. 57th Ave. Spokane Faith & Values panel discussion. (509) 240-1830.

Central Baptist Church – Summer schedule, no Sunday school, worship at 10 a.m. with guest Speaker, Joel Benegar. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 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/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember 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 Avenue. (509) 327-9322.

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