The Sense of Simplicity with Georgette Thornton – Feb. 9, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knights of Columbus Ham Bingo – Feb. 10, 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams Road. $5/six cards or $1/each. Event includes games for all ages. (509) 990-5775.
Spokane Faith and Values Coffee Talk – Saturday, 10 a.m. at Boots Bakery, 24 W. Main Ave. Topic is violence and the sacred. (509) 240-1830.
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.
Social Networking Message Series – Sunday and Feb. 10, 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. with the Rev. Gregg Sealey at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden St. Topics include: Feb. 3, “Going “Viral” (YouTube); and Feb. 10, Tools God Can Use? (509) 466-1768.
Adult Basic Judaism Classes – Most Sundays through 2013, 10 a.m.-noon at Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave. Cost is $50 for individual temple members or couples including textbooks; $150 for nonmembers; and $50 for each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.
Introduction to Judaism - The 15-class course continues Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Offered by Congregation Emanu-El and taught by Rabbi Tamar Malino. $50/members and $200/nonmembers, less for additional family members. To register, call Patti Barber at (509) 835-5050.
Mardi Gras Party and Potluck – Feb. 12, 6 p.m. at 1904 W. Mallon St., at the former Salem Lutheran Church parsonage. Includes small bonfire, treats, crafts and songs. (509) 838-4409.
Fat Tuesday Jazz Mass – Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. The Mass was composed by Dan Keberle, Whitworth University professor of music, who will play trumpet and be accompanied by other local jazz musicians and the church’s 45-voice choir. Preacher for the evening will be Scott Starbuck, pastor at Manito Presbyterian Church. Dessert will follow. (509) 747-6677.
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 Patricia Novak, OSF. Each series is four sessions. Suggested donation/$35 per series, includes the book. Call to register, (509) 483-6495.
Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Engaged Encounter Feb. 8-10 or 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.
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.
Men and Women Holy Week Retreats Preparing for the Paschal Mysteries – Presented by The Rev. Frank Case at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Men’s retreat March 28-30 and women’s retreat March 25-27, $190/$115 commuters, register in advance at www.IHRC.net. (509) 448-1224.