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Spokane Valley

This week

Barbecue Dinner and Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, dinner at 5 p.m., silent auction at 6 p.m. at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Additional kids meal choice available. $10/adults, $5/kids. (509) 924-7262.

Lenten events

Lent Worship Services – Wednesday, 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 supper at 6 p.m. before Lenten worship at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Holy Week

Opportunity Christian Church – Palm Sunday worship, March 24, 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday service, soup and bread, 6 p.m., worship and communion, 7 p.m.; Good Friday service, 7 p.m.; Easter service, March 31, 10:30 a.m., Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. followed by an egg hunt at the church, 708 N. Pines Road, (509) 926-3691.

Spokane Valley United Methodist Church – Palm/Passion Sunday, March 24, worship and Sunday school, 10 a.m., Hallelujah Party with egg hunt and youth activities, 11:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday seder meal and worship, 6 p.m.; Easter worship, March 31, 9 a.m., adult Sunday school, 10:30 a.m., youth Sunday school, 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 12:30 p.m. at the church 115 N. Raymond Road. (509) 924-7262.


This Week

Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival – Today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets and a schedule are available on the Spokane Area Jewish Family Services website, sajfs.org/our-programs/ spokane-jewish-cultural-film- festival/ or at the Magic Lantern Theatre before each show. Magic Lantern, 25 W. Main Ave. $10/general, $7/students and seniors; Saturday evening reception and film: $25/general, $10/$7 film only. (509) 747-7394.

Christian Singles Fellowship – Saturday, 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.

Custer’s Grass Band and the Afterthoughts Blue Grass Fundraiser Concert – Sunday, 2 p.m. with dessert at intermission at United Church of Christ, 423 N. Sixth St, Cheney. Donations toward the church’s leaking roof repairs will be accepted. (509) 235-4193.

“Music Jam” WV Kiwanis Fundraiser – Sunday, 4-8 p.m. at Longhorn Barbecue, 2315 N. Argonne Road. Bring an instrument and jam. Proceeds help support music and fine arts scholarships. (509) 924-9600.

St. Francis of Assisi Women’s Club Spring Lunch and Card Party – Wednesday, 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,” Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $10/registration. Call for reservations, (509) 448-1224.

Lenten events

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 class trip to Olympic Peninsula Institute. Also accepting donations of cash, diapers and gently-used and new clothing for Catholic Charties’ Childbirth and Parenting Assistance program. (509) 990-1578.

“An Acceptable Feast” Soup and Program Series – Today and 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 – Wednesdays through March 27, 7-8:30 p.m., Ed Rabel video at the Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.


All-ages Bible classes and Worship – Classes Sundays, 9:30 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Avenue. (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 – Every third Thursday of the month through May, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary 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 – Thursdays through April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $25/requested donation. Registration is encouraged, (509) 534-7954 or SpokaneBuddhist Temple@gmail.com.

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