The Great Egg Hunt – Today, 10:30 a.m. at Dalton Gardens City Park for children through sixth grade. Includes prizes, hot dogs and hot chocolate. Sponsored by Dalton Gardens Church of Christ. (208) 772-0541.
Easter Eggstravaganza – Begins at 1 p.m. with a free lunch, face-painting and live music by Kelly Hughes, followed by an egg hunt at 2 p.m. for children 12 and younger, at Fernan Elementary School, 520 N. 21st St. Hosted by Prairie Avenue Christian Center. Prizes include grocery and gas cards and eight bicycles. (208) 772-7541.
Community Egg Hunts and Easter Services at RLM – Today, egg hunts for children through fifth grade at 10 a.m. at G.E. Phippeny Park, 827 N. Seventh St., Coeur d’Alene, and 3:30 p.m. at the RLM campus in Post Falls, 1866 Cecil Road. Easter services are today at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at RLM in Post Falls. (208) 777-7325.
Unity Church of North Idaho – Easter Sunrise service, 6:30 a.m., and services at 9 and 11 a.m., egg hunt will follow a 12:30 p.m. at the church, 4465 N. 15th St. (208) 664-1125.
Easter at CUMC – Easter services include traditional worship with special Easter choir and pipe organ, 9 a.m., contemporary service, 10:30 a.m. Breakfast served 9:15-11:30 a.m. by donation to support youth group mission trip. Child care provided during all services at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.
Old Time Hymn Sing-along – Traditional Easter hymns Sunday, 5 p.m. in the Worship Theater at the Ray and Joan Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Free entertainment by Wanda Nulph Nixon on grand piano and Majs. Ernie and Juanita Clevett leading. No membership required. (208) 691-2548.
The Bodhisattva Way: Cultivating Bodhicitta and the Six Far-reaching Practices – Series meets Fridays through April 19 at Life Center Therapies for Well-being, 1319 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Presented by the Venerables Chonyi and Samten, Tibetan nuns from Sravasti Abbey of Newport. Hosted by Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends. Free/offering accepted. (208) 664-5697.
Faith @ Home Monday Night Hub – Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Free fellowship includes a meal, child care and a class for everyone. Register online for adult classes at www.reallifeministries.com. Child care available with reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.
Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Potluck dinner followed by games and all-ages activity, adult choir and youth group for grades 6-12 at 6:30 p.m. (208) 765-8800.
A Course in Miracles – Meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. at Liberty Services, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 207, Coeur d’Alene. Facilitated by Mark Snider, (208) 777-1996.
Early Risers – Thursdays, 7 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.
Spirit Cinema Circle– Third Friday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at Unity Church of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St. $3. (208) 664-1125.
Dances of Universal Peace – 7-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month through June at Harding Family Center, 411 N. 15th St., Coeur d’Alene. Donations accepted at the door. Sponsored by North Idaho Unitarian Universalist Church.
Aglow International - Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – Speaker meeting Thursday and each fourth Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lake City Center, 1916 Lakewood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Call Betty at (208) 755-0805.
RLC Easter Egg Hunt – Today, 11 a.m. for kids through the fifth grade at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. Includes prizes, bounce castle, petting zoo and free hot dog lunch. (509) 926-6363.
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection – Easter vigil today, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday services, 8 and 10 a.m. followed by a continental breakfast and egg hunt for children at the church, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Candy donations will be accepted in the kitchen through Easter morning. (509) 926-6450.
Valley Real Life Ministries – Easter services today, 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the church, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. Children’s classes are available. (509) 232-0840.
Zion Lutheran Church – Easter Sunday, traditional worship, 8:30 a.m., breakfast from 9:45-10:40 p.m., egg hunt for ages third grade and younger, 10 a.m. on the south lawn, contemporary worship, 11 a.m. at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church – Easter Sunday, breakfast at 8:30 a.m., worship with Communion, 10:30 a.m. at the church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.
Opportunity Christian Church – Easter service, 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 – Easter worship, 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.
Veradale United Church of Christ – Easter Sunday, potluck breakfast, 9:15 a.m. and Communion worship at 10:30; fellowship at 11:45 followed by an egg hunt at the church, 611 N. Progress Road. (509) 926-7173.
Lakeside Church – Easter Sunday drama and worship, 10 a.m. in the event center of the church at 23129 E. Mission Ave. (509) 210-9779.
Genesis Church – Easter services, 8:30 and 10 a.m. at the church at 810 S. Sullivan Road. (509) 993-6435.
Quitting For Christ – Eight-week, Christ-centered smoking cessation class begins Monday, 6:30 p.m. in the chapel at Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway. Use the south entrance of church. Donations accepted. (509) 998-3452 or email email@example.com.
• This Week
“Behold Jesus” Easter Drama – Today, performances at 1 and 6:30 p.m. at INB Performing Arts Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane Dream Center presents the largest Easter drama in the Inland Northwest. No tickets required. (509) 924-2630.
Spring Fling for Children – Today, 10 a.m.-noon at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free event includes an egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. with more than 1,000 stuffed eggs, face-painting, free hot dogs, bounce castle and slide. (509) 467-8986.
St. John’s Cathedral – Today, Easter vigil, 7 p.m.; Easter worship, 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday with the Cathedral Carillon, brass and timpani from the Spokane Symphony, Cathedral Bell Choir and Junior and Cathedral Choirs with the Aeolian Skinner organ at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.
All Saints Lutheran Church - Easter Vigil service, 7 p.m. today; Easter Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 314 S. Spruce St. (509) 838-4409.
Messiah Lutheran Church - Easter Sunday service at 10 a.m., at the church at 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.
Manito Presbyterian Church – Easter, 9:30 a.m. children’s activities followed by service at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 401 E. 30th Ave. (509) 838-3559.
Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church – Easter services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. with special music by the Chancel and Chimes Choirs and Brass Ensemble at the church, 4102 S. Crestline St. (509) 448-2909.
St. David’s Episcopal Church – Easter festival Communion services at 9 a.m. with a reception to follow at the church, 7315 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3100.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – Vigil service 7 p.m. today; Easter services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m., special music includes choir, organ, brass and timpani at the church at 316 E. 24th Ave. (509) 747-6677.
Moran United Methodist Church – Resurrection Sunday sunrise service, 6:30 a.m. followed by the men’s Easter breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Services with the traditional decoration of the cross will be at 9 and 11 a.m. with an egg hunt between services at 10:15 a.m. (509) 448-7102.
Central Baptist Church – Easter classes for all, 9:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m. at the church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.
Central United Methodist Church – Easter worship at 11 a.m. at the church, 518 W. Third Ave. (509) 838-1431.
Country Homes Christian Church – Easter Sunday brunch, 9:15 a.m. followed by service at 10:30 a.m. at the church 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.
Easter Sunrise Service – Sunday, 6:30 a.m. at the top of Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way. Worship message by the Revs. Homer Todd and Phyllis Todd, reading by Tim Behrens and performances by Rockin’ B Ranch members Scott and Pamela Brownlee, Leslie Ann Grove, Gordon Grove and the Pilgrim Slavic Baptist Church Brass Band. Offerings will benefit Hospice of Spokane. (509) 838-1405.
Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene – Easter service and children’s activities at 8:30 and 11 a.m. for ages 4 through sixth grade at Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1111 S. Thor St. Includes an egg hunt, bounce castle, crafts and Bible story. (509) 534-7751.
Unity Center of North Spokane – Easter celebration, 11 a.m. at the church, 4123 E. Linden Road. (509) 489-6964.
Sozo Church Easter Service and 100-yard Egg Hunt – Easter celebration, 10 a.m. at Shadle Park High School auditorium and football field, 4327 N. Ash St. Includes various prizes from local merchants. (509) 590-8381.
Covenant Christian Church – Easter services, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 2308 E. 57th Ave., Ste. 1. (509) 448-1311.
Easter on Horseback - Riders gather at 10 a.m. at the Equestrian Center in Riverside State Park. The service will be at 11 a.m. at the picnic shelter at the Bowl and Pitcher. This will be a nondenominational worship service led by Joel Crosby, a former pastor, with guitar music by Nathan Smith. A potluck after the service will be at the Equestrian Center at 1 p.m. No stallions or dogs. A Discover Pass is required to park at the Equestrian Center. Today, Riverside State Park, 4427 N. Aubrey L. White Parkway. (509) 724-1668.
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.
Contra Dance and Potluck – Fridays, April 12 and 26, May 10, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. All dances will be taught by Retta Hill. (509) 363-0091.
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.
The Five Levels of Attachment Series – Wednesdays through April 24, 7 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Six-week series based on the book by Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Suggested love offering is $5 to $10/class. (509) 838-6518.
Theology of the Body for Teens – April 18 and May 16, 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 purchased at Abba’s Catholic Bookstore at the center. (509) 448-1224.
Introduction to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism – Classes Thursdays through April 18, 7-8:30 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry. $25/requested donation. Registration is encouraged, (509) 534-7954 or SpokaneBuddhist Temple@gmail.com.
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