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Thu., Oct. 24, 2013

Spokane Valley This week

Fall Festival at Zion Lutheran Church – Sunday have children wear appropriate costumes to the 10:30 a.m. service then attend the festival at noon at the church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Includes a costume parade, food, games and treats. (509) 926-5407.


Harvest Fun Night – Oct. 31, 6:30 p.m. in the Christian Education Building at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. Includes music, games, prizes, food, quilt display and pies. (509) 891-5059.

Harvest Dinner Fundraiser – 73rd annual event Nov. 2, 5-7 p.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Donations are welcome, proceeds benefit the mission and ministry of VUCC. (509) 926-7173.

Spokane This Week

Pub Theology – Today, 7 p.m. at Evergreen Bistro, 1902 W. Francis Ave. Topic is prayer. (509) 325-4541 or email

Fall Festival Fundraiser – Friday, 6-9 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. Includes face-painting, Country Store, bingo, games, good and baked goods. Proceeds benefit Camp Peace 2014. (509) 466-1769.

Arts, Crafts and Food Fair – Numerous vendors will be at the event Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 838-6518.

HeartSongs: Journey from the Edge of the World! – Saturday, 7 p.m. at The Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Concert showcases the Voiceless Choir made up of formerly homeless families. Silent auction begins at 6 p.m. Proceeds fund gas vouchers and food for the choir practices. Tickets $15/each, $30/families available through TicketsWest or at Covenant Christian Church, (509) 448-1311 or

Josh Snodgrass Acoustic Concert – Sunday, 7-8 p.m. at Lidgerwood Presbyterian Church, 4449 N. Nevada St. Offering accepted. (509)951-9686.

Taize Service at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church – Sunday, 7-7:30 p.m. at the church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. (509) 448-4194.

Halloween Party – Sunday, 6 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Includes haunted house, carnival games, prizes, candy and tarot card readings. (509) 838-6518.

Catholic Charities Volunteer Information Session – Nov. 12, 10-11:15 a.m. at Catholic Charities Family Services Center, 12 E. Fifth Ave. Attendees will learn about the many volunteer opportunities available and facility tours will be available. RSVP to Brigid Krause at (509) 358-4270 or


Trunk or Treat Night – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Halloween Trunk or Treat – Oct. 31, 6-8 p.m. in the parking lot at Spokane Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 1111 S. Thor St. Free event includes carnival games, prizes, bounce house and candy.

Fall Bazaar and Quilt Raffle – Nov. 2, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave. Featuring quilts, Rada cutlery, crafts, bake sale, white elephant section and soup lunch. Raffle tickets for the king quilt are $1/each or $5/six. (509) 326-1252.

Holiday Arts and Craft Festival – Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. The sale will include handmade items, food concessions and coffee bar. (509) 466-1768.

Fowler Methodist Church Annual Bazaar – Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the church, 3928 N. Howard St. Offering breakfast and lunch, attic treasures, gifts and Christmas items, baked goods, toys and crafts. (509) 327-5837.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Annual Bazaar and Bake Sale – Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the church, 316 East 24th Ave. Featuring crafts, quality seconds, specialty gift baskets, gently used furniture, bake sale items and hot beverages. (509) 747-6677.

Lutheran Community Services Fundraiser Luncheon – Nov. 3 wine social, 12:30-1:30 p.m. with lunch from 1:30-3 p.m. at Mukogawa Fort Wright Commons, Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. To host or sponsor a table or for information, call (509) 343-5020.

Aki Matsuri Fall Food Festival – Fundraiser Nov. 3, noon-4 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Featuring Yakisoba bento box lunch, senbei, inari sushi, various types of sushi, mochi dessert and temple tours. Eat in or take out. Pre-orders recommended, (509) 534-7954 or www.SpokaneBuddhist

“Life in the Balance: Jewish Perspectives on Everyday Medical Dilemmas” – Rabbi Yisroel Hahn will conduct the six-session lecture series Sundays beginning Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. or Thursdays beginning Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Chabad of Spokane, 4116 E. 37th Ave. Call to register (509) 443-0770 or visit

Donna Parker Organ Concert – RSVP by Nov. 6. for the concert Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Parker is an acclaimed international concert theater organist. The performance will be in conjunction with a three-course dinner at the church. Tickets/$20, including dinner. Please send your name, general contact information, and a check payable to SFNTOS at 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd., Spokane WA, 99218. For information, call (509) 999-2057 or (409) 467-8986.

Celebrating Vatican Council II – Nov. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Globe Room of Cataldo Hall, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. Free lecture presented by the Rev. James Dallen. (800) 986-9585.

Scandinavian Bazaar – Pre-orders are now being accepted or lefse, flatbread, meatballs and cookies for the annual event Nov. 9 at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Norwegian coffee hour will be from 9-11 a.m., costs $4/four treats and coffee. Proceeds benefit local charities. (509) 624-9233.


Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Lakshey Zangpo Rinpoche – Sundays through Nov. 17, 10-11 a.m., teachings on “Words of my Perfect Teacher”; 11 a.m. to noon, teachings on meditation. Held at a private residence at 2902 E. Oval Ave. Suggested donation/$10. (509) 263-4349.

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/non-members, $50/each additional non-member family member. Call for information, (509) 747-3304.

Spokane Inter-Faith Council – Meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Center For Spiritual Living, 2825 33rd . (509) 534-1011.

Eastern Washington Upcoming

Men’s Conference – Nov. 1-3 at Clearwater Lodge, 8513 state Highway 211 at Davis Lake in Newport. Speaker is Dr. Bill Robinson and worship with Jamie Mann. Register online at or (509) 701-2880.

Holiday Bazaar and Luncheon – Now accepting quality items for white elephant section until Friday for the event Nov. 2 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., Cheney. (509) 235-6300.

Bazaar Day in Cheney – Nov. 2, crafts, raffles, White Elephant and baked goods at three churches: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 639 Elm St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; United Church of Christ, 423 N. 6th St., 9 a.m.- 2p.m.; and United Methodist Church, Fourth and G St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (509) 370-1498.

“Christ Died For Our Sins” Missionary Conference – Nov. 2-Nov. 6 at Arden Faith Baptist Church, 673 Arden Hill Road, Colville. Pot Blessing Meal on Nov. 2, 5:30 p.m. followed by a meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 meetings at 9:45 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. with a meal at 12:15 p.m. Services Nov. 4-6 will be at 7 p.m. at the church. Each meeting will feature two missionary speakers to include Jesus Vengas to Mexico, D. Louise Warner to the Philippines, Chase and Vaida Smith to Lithuania and Caleb and Alicia McCollum to Germany. (509) 684-3983.

Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.; 10th anniversary birthday Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 692 Country Lane, Newport. Call to reserve a space, (509) 447-5549.


“Feed Medical Lake” Free Meal – Each second Monday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

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