Ladies Spring Luncheon – Today, noon at the Social Hall at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.
Empty Nesters Dessert Potluck – Meets Friday, 7 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Mike Bullard will speak about Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. (509) 924-9750.
Car-B-Que – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-noon at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. Includes 13 categories of antique, classic, import, muscle, hybrid, motorcycles, farm, truck and commercial vehicles. There will be a plant sale and a blood drive with this event. Barbecue meal and a drink, $5. (509) 924-9750.
Mother’s Day Tea and Fashion Show – Saturday, 2-4 p.m. hosted by Girl Scout Troop 2678 at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. Includes tea, cookies and fashion show of uniforms from the past. (509) 926-6450.
Mother’s Day Brunch and Pie Auction – Sunday, 10 a.m. following the 8:45 a.m. traditional service at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Contemporary service will follow at 11:15 a.m. (509) 928-7733.
Mother’s Day Cake Reception – Sunday in between the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. (509) 926-5407.
Spring Flower and Crafts Sale – May 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. Eighth Ave. (509) 926-6450.
Mark Lowry – Christian singer and comedian on his Unplugged & Unplanned Tour today, 7 p.m. at Turning Point Open Bible Church, 11911 N. Division St. Tickets $25/advance, $30/at the door. (800) 965-9324 or www.itickets.com.
Contra Dance and Potluck – Friday, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Dances are taught by Retta Hill. (509) 363-0091.
Spring Fling Auction Fundraiser – Saturday, doors open at 5 p.m. with silent bidding to begin shortly thereafter at All Saints Lutheran Church, 314 S. Spruce St. Proceeds benefit Lutheran Campus Ministry at Eastern Washington University. Tickets $15/each, $110/table of eight, call (509) 951-5701.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch – Sunday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Includes an all-you-can-eat buffet with carving station, omelets-to-order, champagne and dessert bar, activities for kids and a gift for mom. $25/adults, $10/ages 6-12 at the door, advance reservations are requested. Proceeds benefit ministries at IHRC. (509) 448-1224.
Mother’s Day Piano Concerts – Featuring concert pianist Jerry Nelson Sunday at 9 and 10:45 a.m. at Spokane First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. (509) 467-8986.
Mother’s Day Potluck Brunch – Sunday, 10 a.m. followed by worship at Covenant Christian Church, 2308 E. 57th Ave., Suite 1. (509) 448-1311.
Sitting in Gratitude Meditation – Sunday, 9 a.m. prior to the Sangha Shotsuki Hoyo service at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.
Kenya Mission Trip Dinner Fundraiser – Meal on Tuesday, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Kalico Kitchen, 2931 N. Division St. $10/includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverage choice and dessert. RSVP with your choice of seating time between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. to firstname.lastname@example.org or (509) 842-8493.
Coffee and Contemplation – Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. This month’s featured speaker is Deacon John Ruscheinsky on the topic of covenant relationships. $10/includes coffee and rolls. (509) 448-1224.
Catholic Charities Needs Volunteers – Recruits are needed to help with an event May 21. Call (509) 358-4270 for details.
Bad Girls of the Bible Women’s Retreat– May 17-19 in Wallace, presented by St. John’s Cathedral in Spokane. $100/program, several lodging options available. (509) 838-4277 or email for more information, email@example.com.
Community Outreach Fundraiser – Rummage sale and plant sale May 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and May 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.
Mark Brombaugh Organ Concert – MusicFest NW 2013 concludes with the performance May 19, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $10 at the door. (509) 838-4277.
Ohigan Service and Dharma Talk – With the Rev. Kodo Hiromichi Umezu. Includes the Sarana Affirmation Naming Service. May 19, 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.
Pentecost Celebration – May 19, 8 and 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.
Day of Pentecost Worship – May 19, 10:30 a.m. and Holy Trinity worship May 26, 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (509) 235-6300.
Blackwood Brothers Legacy Quartet – The Nashville-based group will perform May 22, 7 p.m. at Crestline Baptist Church, 2206 E. 44th Ave. (509) 448-1138 and May 25, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 5920 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls. Free admission. (509) 414-6413.
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