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Spokane Valley This week

Community Dinner – Tuesday and each last Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.


Women’s Conference at Clearwater Lodge – Begins Sept. 27, 4 p.m. and continues through 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at Clearwater Lodge at Davis Lake, 8513 state Highway 211, Newport. Speaker is Glenna Salsbury. $89-$175/each, call for registration info or visit online at (509) 701-2880.

Second Harvest Food Distribution – Oct. 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Fresh produce and perishables will be distributed to anyone in need, no paperwork or qualifications are required. Co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. To volunteer, call George at (509) 926-2096 or (509) 926-7966.

Ladies Fall Retreat – Oct. 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. Featuring speaker Karen Morey, concert with Kevin Pace and the Early Edition and breakout workshops. $10/includes muffin and lunch. Call to register, (509) 891-5059.

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.

Spokane This Week

Beer, Conversation and God – Today, 7 p.m. at Flying Goat Pizza, 3318 W. Northwest Blvd. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.

Guest Speaker at Mead United Methodist Church – Sunday, 10 a.m. worship with Darin Hilderbrand of Just Plain Darin at the church, 12611 N. Wilson St. (509) 468-0703.

“The Basics – What is Spirituality?” Series – Today is the deadline to RSVP for this five-class series on Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. starting Sept. 26 at The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. Presented by Kathy Finley from Gonzaga University. $65 for the series. Call to register, (509) 483-6495 or visit

Christian Singles Fellowship – Saturday, 7 p.m .in the Fellowship Hall at North Addison Baptist Church, 6120 N. Addison St. Topic is “Moving Past Hurts” with speaker Jim Couey. (509) 927-0304 or

Meditation Marathon – Meditation in one-hour increments 8 a.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday to coincide with World Peace Day and the autumnal equinox at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Sign up at or call (509) 328-3829.

Cup of Cool Water Volunteer Training – Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1106 W. Second Ave.. Both sessions are required for participants who wish to volunteer directly with youth. $20/each, $30/couple, includes lunch. No registration required. (509) 747-6686.

Dharma School for Adults – Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. downstairs at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Offered two Sundays a month, led by the Rev. Christine Marr. (509) 534-7954.

“Season of Creation” Series – Celtic service Sunday, 11 a.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St. Sunday, Sailing the Storm; Sept. 29, Universe of Wonder; Oct. 6, St. Francis of Assisi. (509) 466-3100 or

Narayan and Janet “New World Family Concert” – The duo performs Sunday at the 11 a.m. service followed by a light lunch and concert at 1 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 489-6964.

Dinner Liturgy at St. John’s Cathedral – Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at the church, 127 E. 12th Ave. Bring a main course, side dish or dessert to share. The worship service and potluck will be on the lawn outside Jewett House, weather permitting. (509) 838-4277.


78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival – Sept. 26-28, daily lunch and pastry, 11 a.m., grilled Souvlaki and dinner 4:30-8 p.m. dine in or take out. Includes taverna, dancing, deli and cooking demonstrations. Advanced prices until Wednesday, $12 adults, $6 age 12 and younger. At the door, $15 adults. Tickets available at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, City Ramp Parking Garage, Arger Real Estate, Santorini Greek Cuisine in Coeur d’Alene and Barlows Restaurant. (509) 328-9310 or

Outrageous Wild Women of Unity Retreat – Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m. until noon on Sept. 29 at Pinelow Meadows, Deer Lake. A female celebration in an intergenerational healing circle. $110/Unity Spiritual Center members, $140/nonmembers, including five meals and two nights lodging. Partial scholarships, vegetarian meals and carpools available, Contact, Claudia Craven at (509) 701-5964.

“A Space Adventure” Free Outdoor Movie – Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” Dinner and a Movie – Sept. 27 free PG-13 movie, 6 p.m.; dinner 7 p.m., $5/suggested donation at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Young Adults Connect – Sept. 28, 1 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. for an apple-picking trip to Green Bluff and food. (509) 325-4541.

Women’s Interfaith Circle – Sept. 29, 3 p.m. on the South Hill, email for location or to RSVP. Offred by the Spokane Interfaith Council. (509) 534-1011.

Community Life Fair – Sept. 2, 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Young Adults Spiritual Values Forum – Oct. 1, 7-9 p.m. in Wolff Auditorium in Jepson Center at Gonzaga University. Offered by Spokane Interfaith Council, hosted by the Office of Mission at Gonzaga University. (509) 534-1011.

Steven Curtis Chapman “The Glorious Unfolding” Tour – Oct. 3, 7 p.m. at Calvary Chapel of Spokane, 511 W. Hastings Road. Special guests, Laura Story and Jason Gray. Tickets $60/VIP, $25/general admission, available at or call 1-855-443-8499.


Central Baptist Church – Fall schedule includes breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:45 and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with guest speaker Jeni Pedzinski, missionary to Cambodia. Call the church to arrange transportation, adult Bible study on Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Prayer Circle Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and Sewing Circle fourth Thursday of each month at the 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 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

“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.

Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Sundays, Oct. 6, 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.

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