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This week

Violin Recital – Performance by Erin Johnson today, 6:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Johnson is first violin in the Spokane Junior Symphony. (509) 926-5407.

Women of OPC Bible Study – Women’s Bible study today at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 255-9325.

RLM Father Daughter Dance – Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Valley Real Life Ministries, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. The dance is a ’50s-style sock hop and cost includes soda floats, ice cream, prizes and a professional photo. $25/by today, $5/additional daughter, $30 at the door. Register online at or call (509) 232-0840.

Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot and south lawn at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Proceeds will help to purchase playground equipment at the church. (509) 926-5407.


St. Mary’s 100th Anniversary – June 21 beginning with Mass at 6 p.m. with Bishop Blase Cupich, followed by a potluck dinner in the parish hall at St. Mary’s Parish, 304 S. Adams Road. (509) 928-3210.

Lutherhaven Day Camp Live-Loved VBS – Now registering ages 3 through sixth grade for the camp July 8-12 from 9 a.m.-noon at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 951-7512 or visit

Live-Loved VBS at Zion Lutheran Church – July 8-12 at the church at 8304 W. Buckeye Ave. Call for information, (509) 926-5407.

Mythbusters Family VBS – Family vacation Bible school, July 21-25 from 6-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. For ages 3 (potty-trained) through eighth grade. Includes family gathering time, optional parenting classes and family devotions. $10/kid, $30/maximum per family. (509) 924-9750.


This Week

Living Faith Crusades – Featuring the free ministry of Kenneth W. and Lynette Hagin today and Friday 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. at Spokane Christian Center, 8909 E. Bigelow Gulch Road. (509) 924-4888.

Josh Snodgrass Guitar Concerts – The Seattle-based award-winning artist will perform Saturday at 7 p.m. at South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5706 S. Freya St.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St.; and June 23 at 10:30 a.m. at Fellowship Church of God, 2101 E. Everett Ave., with a chili cook-off to follow. (206) 335-1447.

Plymouth Annual Basement Rummage Sale – Saturday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church, 1502 W. Eighth Ave. Items include clothing, books, collectibles, household items, plants and miscellaneous. Proceeds will assist a graduate student entering the missionary field at Zakho, Kurdistan. (509) 838-8667.

Spokane Buddhist Temple – Sunday, 9 a.m. Sitting in Gratitude meditation followed by Sangha Service at 10:30 a.m. at the temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.


Celtic Summer Solstice Communion Celebration at St. David’s – June 21, 7 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. The Rev. Jane Nelson-Low will preside. Service includes contemporary sung chants and Celtic music and concludes outdoors around a bonfire with a potluck reception to follow. (509) 466-3100 or see the website

“Speak Lord!” State of Life Discernment Retreat for Young Men and Women – June 22-23 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Led by the Rev. Jeffrey Core and others. $100/overnight, includes meals. (509) 448-1224.

Buddhist Etiquette Lecture – June 23 at 9 a.m. with Sangha service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Parish Feast Day Celebration – June 23, kneeling vespers, 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a special missions presentation at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310.

Crystal Bowl Harmonic Sound Bath – June 23, 7 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. $10. (509) 489-6964.

Dinner and a Movie at Spokane Buddhist Temple – June 28, 6 p.m. dinner $5, 7 p.m. free movie to be announced, at the temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Everywhere Fun Fair - Where God’s World Comes Together VBS – Vacation Bible school for preschool through fourth grade June 24-28, 9 a.m.-noon at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 509-838-4277.

Car Wash Fundraiser – June 29 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Car Wash Plaza across from Fred Meyer at Fourth Avenue and Thor Street. Tickets/$5, proceeds go to camperships for the SPEAR youth from Zion Lutheran Church to attend Shoshone Camp. (509) 244-2479.

Rinban Don Castro Dharma Message – June 30 Sangha service at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Independence Day Carillon Concert – July 4, 9 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free concert after the city fireworks display. (509) 838-4277.


Central Baptist Church – Classes for everyone Sundays, 9:30 a.m. followed by worship at 11 a.m. and coffee hour at noon. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (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 textbooks, $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 Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Eastern Washington

This week

Now’s The Time Vacation Bible School at Arden Faith Baptist Church – Monday through June 21, kids meet at 9 a.m.-noon and teenagers meet at 6 p.m. at the church 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Nathan Rickard, who recently finished his second year at Pensacola Christian College, will conduct the session. Transportation available, (509) 684-3983.


Feed Medical Lake Free Meal – Each second and fourth Monday through August, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.


Young Adults Buddhism Exploration Week at Sravasti Abbey – For ages 18-29 June 24-July 1 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Attendees should arrive by 5 p.m. June 24 and stay through lunch on July 1. Led by Ven. Thubten Chodron. Dana offering and registration are requested, visit the website or call (509) 447-5549.

St. John the Forerunner Monastery Feast Day – Vigil from 6 to 10:30 p.m. June 26 and liturgy from 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 27 at the monastery, 5 Timmer Lane, Goldendale Wash. (509) 773-5942.

Gesha Thabkhe at Sravasti Abbey – July 9, 5 p.m. through lunch on July 15 Thabkhe will teach the Aryadeva’s 400 Stanza on the Middle Way text with translation by Joshua Cutler at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Registration and dana offering are requested. (509) 447-5549.

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