Winter Dreaming Benefit Concert – Friday, 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. Homemade desserts will be available. Tickets $10/adults, $5/students, $30/families of three of more. Proceeds benefit Spokane Valley Partners. (509) 926-7133
Open Your Hearts to Kids, Adults Night Out Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, doors open at 5:30 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Proceeds will help area youth attend Camp Lutherhaven on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Tickets $10. (509) 926-5407.
The Sense of Simplicity with Georgette Thornton - Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 611 N. Progress Road. Free workshop to learn simple, living without excessive consumerism and material wants. Breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP to (509) 638-8540 or email email@example.com.
Men’s Breakfast – Saturday, 7 a.m. in the Social Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Guest speaker to be announced. (509) 926-5407.
St. John Vianney Spaghetti Feed – Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the church, 503 N. Walnut Road. (509) 926-5428. Tickets, $8/adults, $6/seniors and children 6 to 17. Free to age 5 and younger.
St. Mary’s Knights of Columbus Ham Bingo – Sunday, 2 p.m. at the parish hall at the church, 304 S. Adams Road. The family event will include games for all ages and refreshments available for purchase. Cost is $5/six cards or $1/each. (509) 990-5775.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper – Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. $5/adults, $4/children, $15/family. (509) 926-6450.
Ash Wednesday Services
Life At The Crossroads – Worship, 6:45 p.m., soup suppers begin Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and will be offered before Lenten worship Wednesdays through March 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.
Opportunity Presbyterian Church – 7 p.m. at the church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750
Women’s Bible Studies and Fellowship – Feb. 14, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.
Heritage Celebration – March 2, building tours available from 4-5:45 p.m., followed by the church’s centennial celebration dinner at 6 p.m. catered by Meals on Wheels, at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10. (509) 924-9750.
Radical Hospitality: Receiving God’s Love – Feb. 17, 9 a.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.
Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday, 6 p.m. at potluck and dancing begins at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Call Retta at (509) 363-0091.
Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Engaged Encounter Friday-Sunday and March 8-10. (509) 467-6648. Marriage Encounter, April 12-14, (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, www.IHRC.net. $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.
Men’s Spaghetti Dinner – Saturday, 4-6 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. $6/donation. (509) 325-4541.
Social Networking Message Series – Sunday, “Tools God Can Use?” with the Rev. Gregg Sealey at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden St. (509) 466-1768.
Mardi Gras Party and Potluck – Tuesday, 6 p.m. at 1904 W. Mallon Ave. at the former Salem Lutheran Church parsonage. Includes small bonfire, treat, crafts and song. (509) 838-4409.
Shrove Tuesday Family Pancake Supper – Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.
Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. The liturgy was composed by Dan Keberle, Whitworth professor of music, who will play trumpet and be accompanied by other local jazz musicians and St. Mark’s 45-voice choir. Preacher for the evening will be Scott Starbuck, pastor at Manito Presbyterian Church. Dessert will follow. (509) 747-6677.
Ash Wednesday Services and Lenten Soup Suppers
Audubon Park United Methodist Church – 11 a.m. at the church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. (509) 325-4541.
Service of Imposition of Ashes – 7 p.m. at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. (509) 448-7102.
Food, Faith and Friendship: A Lenten Practice – Series continues Wednesdays through March 13, soup suppers at 6 p.m. at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. (509) 448-2909.
Zion Lutheran Church – Soup at 6 p.m., service at 6:45 p.m. at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.
Worship, Supper and Prayer – Ash Wednesday worship at noon and 7 p.m. and soup suppers begin Feb. 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (509) 235-6300
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.
“Living With Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas” – Six-session course offered Sundays through March 10, 10:30 a.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. Conducted by Rabbi Yisroel Hahn and presented by The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute. Call to register, (509) 443-0770 or visit www.myJLI.com.
Ladies Bible Study – Feb. 14, noon at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.
Women’s Lenten Breakfast – “Beneath the Cross of Jesus,” Feb. 16, 10 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. $7. (509) 327-4446.
Lent Series at The Franciscan Place – Lenten Reflection Day; Feb. 16, 10 a.m. “Create in Me A Clean Heart, O God,” $30 suggested donation; Thomas Merton’s Bridges to Contemplative Living Series; Tuesdays, Feb. 19, March 5, 12 and 19, 6-7:30 p.m. at 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Each series is four sessions. Suggested donation/$35 per series, includes the book. Call to register, (509) 483-6495.
Our Place Community Ministries Fundraiser – Preview performance of “The Force of Habit,” Feb. 21, 6 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Magnuson Theatre. Tickets $25/includes reception, appetizers, wine and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Our Place. (509) 535-7634 or (509) 326-7267.
Friday Musical Group Program – Feb. 22, 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. A reception will follow. (509) 448-2909.
“Open Hearts, Open Closet” Ladies Night Out – Feb. 23 6-9 p.m. fundraiser for Crosswalk at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $5 donation at the door. Bring unopened personal hygiene items, and items from your closet and browse items from others. Childcare is available. Leftover items will be donated to Crosswalk or Windfall. (509) 838-4277.
Year of Faith Dinner – Feb. 26, 5-8 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. Daniel Wetzler will present “The Holy Spirit and Vatican Council II.” Includes dinner, wine, coffee and dessert. $25. (509) 448-1224.
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