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Thu., March 7, 2013

• Spokane Valley

This week

Spaghetti Fundraiser – Today, 5-7 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Donations will help send 11-year-old Kameryn Sprock to Napa Center to receive therapy. Kameryn is a Hayden, Idaho, resident who has cerebral palsy and suffers from seizures.

“Solidarity Will Transform the World” – Wednesday, 1 p.m. at St. John Vianney Parish, 501 N. Walnut Road. Featuring Bishop Sylvester Ryan presenting the topic of international Catholic social teaching.

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

Home-Baked Bread and Used Book Sale – Saturday, 9 a.m. -1:30 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Sponsored by the Women’s Breakfast Group. (509) 926-1467.

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.

“Life at the Crossroads” – 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.

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 Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance. (509) 990-1578.


Barbecue Dinner and Auction Fundraiser – March 16; dinner from 5 p.m. until the silent auction at 6 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. $10/adults, $5/kids. (509) 924-7262.

• Spokane

This Week

“Treasure Island” – Performances today, Friday and Wednesday, 7 p.m., and Sunday matinee 2 p.m. and March 14-15, 7 p.m. at Northwest Christian Schools Chapel on the upper campus at 5104 E. Bernhill Road, Colbert. $10/adults, $8/students. A Northwest Christian School Theater Department benefit dinner theater will be Saturday, 6 p.m. for $35. (509) 238-4005.

Pine Meadow Farm Center Fundraiser – Friday, 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. Tickets/$10, (donations accepted for children 12 and under) available at the door or online at

The Fig Tree Benefit Breakfast/Lunch – RSVP by Friday 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 Ave. (509) 535-1813 or 535-4112.

Relationship/Marriage Retreats – Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Engaged Encounter Friday-Sunday. (509) 467-6648. Marriage Encounter, April 12-14, (509) 455-8415. Advance registration required, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters.

Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon at Highland Park United Methodist Church, 611 S. Garfield Road.

Christian Heritage School Benefit Auction and Rummage Sale – Annual event Saturday, silent auction begins at 8 a.m. in the gym with live auction at noon at Christian Heritage School in Edwall. The rummage sale is from 7-10 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 – Saturday, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry. 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 teaching Introduction to Buddhism at 9 a.m. Sunday and giving the Dharma message at the 10:30 a.m. Ohigan Service at the temple. $20 suggested donation/registration is appreciated. No meal provided. (509) 534-7954.

Northwest Bach Festival – Sunday, 3 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Featuring a piano recital by Christopher O’Riley. Tickets available through Ticketswest, (800) 325-SEAT.

Temple Beth Shalom Kosher Dinner– Sunday, 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

Unity’s 100th Anniversary Celebration– Wednesday Unity Prayer Service at noon followed by a luncheon tea at 12:30 p.m. honoring longtime members and elders at the Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Special anniversary dinner at 5:45 p.m. followed by a unique gratitude and meditation Service at 7 p.m. Events are free, suggested offering for dinner is $6/adults, $4/seniors, and $2/children. Unity’s 100th Anniversary Gala is March 16 at 4:30 p.m. for the Centennial Program featuring keynote speaker the Rev. Muehlbach, the Unity Choir, and special video greetings, presentations and music. Dinner follows at 6 p.m. and includes a skit by the Unity Players, video presentations, music, door prizes, a cash wine bar and toasts. Tickets/$35. (509) 489-6964.

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

Lenten Events

Lent Series at The Franciscan Place – Thomas Merton’s Bridges to Contemplative Living Series; March 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.

“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.

“The Words of Jesus” Video Series – Consecutive Wednesdays through March 27, 7-8:30 p.m., master teacher Ed Rabel; video at the Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

“Food, Faith and Friendship: A Lenten Practice” – Series concludes Wednesday, soup supper 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 at Central Baptist 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 text books, $150/nonmembers, $50/each additional nonmember family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Theology of the Body for Teens – 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.

“Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism” Classes – Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $25/requested donation. Registration is encouraged, (509) 534-7954 or

Christian Singles Fellowship – March 16, 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall of North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. Topic is “Exercising Our Hope,” presented by Earl Dannen. (509) 927-0304.

St. Francis of Assisi Women’s Club Spring Lunch and Card Party – March 20, noon-3 p.m. at the church social hall, 4420 N. Jefferson St. Includes a raffle and door prizes. $6. Call for reservations, (509) 466-4260.

Coffee and Contemplation Series with Kathy Finley – “Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary: Taking the Incarnation Seriously,” March 20, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $10/registration. Call for reservations, (509) 448-1224.

FourGiven Southern Gospel Concert – March 22, 7 p.m. in the sanctuary at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 6721 N. Monroe St. FourGiven is a local quartet with a debut CD, His From the Start, available for purchase at the free show.  (509) 328-2012.

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