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Thu., Feb. 28, 2013

This week

Heritage Celebration – Saturday, building tours available 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 $10. (509) 924-9750.

Rock Around the Clock Auction – Saturday, 5-9 p.m. at Valley Fourth Memorial Church Gym, 2303 S. Bowdish Road. Live and silent auctions with ice cream social and child care. Proceeds benefit worldwide missions. Free admission. (509) 924-4525.

An Evening of Jazz and Dessert – Wednesday, 7 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Featuring the Whitworth Jazz Combo and soloist. $15/adults, $10/youth. (509) 926-6450.

Lenten events

Lent Worship Services – Wednesdays through March 20, 11:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. (509) 928-7733.

Soup suppers, worship – Soup suppers at 6 p.m. before Lenten worship at 6:45 p.m. Wednesdays through March 20 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.


Kameryn Sprock All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Fundraiser – March 7, 5-7 p.m., at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Donations will help send 11-year-old Kameryn to Napa Center to receive intensive neuro suit therapy to learn to walk. Kameryn has cerebral palsy and suffers from seizures.

Book Sale Fundraiser – Accepting book, puzzle, software, DVD, and music media donations until the sale on March 9, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-9750.

This Week

A Celtic Celebration – Today, 7 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. The service celebrates the patron saint David and includes chants, music and a reception. (509) 466-3100.

“Cafeteria Man” Documentary – Showing today, 6 p.m. at the Book Parlor, 1425 W. Broadway Ave. The film highlights the coming together of activists and citizens to change the way children eat at school. Event is free, but RSVP is appreciated, http://click/ relay.php.

First Fridays with the Bishop – Friday, 11:15 a.m. Mass followed by lunch and a discussion on “Rites of Christian Burial, Cremation and Related Topics” by Bishop Blase Cupich at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $15/advance reservations required. (509) 448-1224.

Fill the Cup Benefit Concert – Friday, 6:30-9 p.m. at Timberview Christian Fellowship, 15511 N. Howe Road, Mead. Featuring performances by local youth and The Incandescent! Proceeds benefit Cup of Cool Water, which serves the needs of Spokane’s homeless youth. $5/admission. Email for more information.

Co-ed Retreat “What Happens at Mass” – Friday-Sunday at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. A workshop based on the book of the same name by the Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, presented by the Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church. Advance registration required, $185/singles, $280/couples, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224.

Fun In the Sun” Auction Fundraiser Saturday, silent auctions begin at 3:15 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m., at Faith Baptist Church, 2804 E. Euclid Ave. $10/admission, child care available, $5/child, $15 max for three or more children. Proceeds benefit Faith Baptist Academy. (509) 482-6101.

Jam for Bread – Sunday, 3 p.m. at Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington St. Proceeds benefit Crosswalk, the Volunteers of America youth shelter program. Includes performances by local acts Ashé West African Drum and Dance, Spokane Area Youth Choirs, Michael and Keleren Millham of Sidhe, Extension Chords Jazz Duo of Nick Schauer and Chuck Swanson, and Cellists of the Spokane Symphony. Tickets at the door, $12/adults, $10/students and seniors, $25/families. (509) 624 1366.  

Israel’s Current State of Affairs, with Greg Savitt – Sunday, during the 10 and 11 a.m. worship services at Morgan Acres Community Church, 7319 N. Regal St. An offering will be accepted. Savitt is a representative of Chosen People Ministries. (509) 467-6199.

Comedy Concert with Greg Tamblyn – The internationally-renowned and award-winning singer, songwriter, speaker, and humorist will perform Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Suggested offering is $15/person, $25/couple. (509) 838-6518.

Catholic Charities Needs Volunteers – Volunteers are needed for an event on March 19. Contact the office at (509) 358-4270.

Lenten Fish Fry Fridays –Fridays through March 22, 5:30-6:45 p.m., service at 7 p.m., at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 204 S. Adams Road. Donations accepted at the door to benefit the school’s seventh-grade trip to Olympic Peninsula Institute. Also accepting donations of cash, diapers and gently used and new clothing for Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Catholic Charities. (509) 990-1578.

Lent Series at the Franciscan Place – Thomas Merton’s “Bridges to Contemplative Living” series; Tuesdays, March 5, 12 and 19, 6-7:30 p.m., at 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Suggested donation/$35 per series, includes the book. Call to register, (509) 483-6495.

“An Acceptable Feast” Soup and Program Series – Thursday series through March 21, 5:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St., (509) 448-2255.

Bible Study and Lenten Soup Supper – Wednesdays through March 27, 5:30-7 p.m., at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

“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.

“The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” DVD Series – Supper and lessons Wednesdays through March 20, 6-7:30 p.m., at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. (509) 448-7102.


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 – Every third Thursday of the month through May, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart 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.

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.

Pine Meadow Farm Center Benefit Concert and Silent Auction Fundraiser – March 8, 6:30-10 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Featuring Todd Milne and Blake Abyss (world music), Visual Vortex (hula hoop troupe), and Terrible Buttons (modern folk). Pine Meadow Farm CSA shares will be offered for sale (a share entitles a family to receive a weekly box of farm-fresh produce from the farm throughout the growing season). There will also be a raffle for one $400 CSA share. Proceeds benefit the Pine Meadow Farm Center, a 32-acre nonprofit educational farm, that provides regional experiential education on nutrition, farming, gardening, food-system literacy and sustainable living skills. The center has programs for audiences of all ages and depends on community support to keep going. Tickets/$10, (donations accepted for children 12 and under) available at the door or online at www.pinemeadowfarm.

The Fig Tree Benefit Breakfast/Lunch “Deepening Our Roots” – RSVP by March 8 for the benefit breakfast March 13, 7:15 a.m., and the lunch March 15, 11:45 a.m., in Cataldo Hall at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Avee. (509) 535-1813 or 535-4112.

Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Engaged Encounter, March 8-10. (509) 467-6648. Marriage Encounter, April 12-14, (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.

Christian Heritage School Benefit Auction and Rummage Sale – Annual event March 9, silent auction begins at 8 a.m. in the gym with live auction to follow at noon at Christian Heritage School in Edwall. The rummage sale is from 7 to 10 a.m. in the elementary school gym. Proceeds will benefit the school. Child care, breakfast, lunch and snacks available. (509) 236-2224 or at

“Buddhism in Your Everyday Life” Seminar – March 9, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. The workshop will be instructed by Bhante Seelawimala, a Therevada monk from Sri Lanka and an adjunct professor at the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, Calif. Seelawimala is also giving the Dharma message on March 10, 10:30 a.m. at the temple. $20 suggested donation/registration is appreciated. No meal provided. (509) 534-7954.

Temple Beth Shalom’s Kosher Dinner– March 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at 1322 E. 30th Ave. $16/at the door, $14/advance, call for ticket locations (509) 747-3304 or visit

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