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Spokane Valley This week

Second Harvest Food Distribution – Wednesday, 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.

Chili Cook-off Fundrais er – Oct. 26, check-in at 8 a.m.; booths ready to cook at 10 a.m. at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N. Progress Road. Entry fee $20/outdoor booth, $25/indoors, $5/admission for tasters. Proceeds help toward medical treatment travel expenses for Kameryn and Kylynn. (509) 926-7173.

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

78th Annual Greek Dinner Festival – Today-Saturday, 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. $15/adults, $6/age 12 and younger. 1703 N. Washington St. (509) 328-9310 or

Project Joy Minstrels – Musical entertainment Friday, 3:30 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 327-4446.

“A Space Adventure” Free Outdoor Movie – Friday, 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 – Friday free PG-13 movie. 6 p.m. $5/suggested donation at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. with a $3/bag sale Saturday at noon at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Proceeds benefit mission projects. (509) 747-4755.

Outrageous Wild Women of Unity Retreat – Friday, 6:30 p.m. until noon on Sunday at Pinelow Meadows, Deer Lake. A 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.

Young Adults Connect – Saturday, 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.

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

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

Salvation Army Hymn Sing – Sunday, 5:30 p.m. at 222 E. Indiana Ave. Presented free by the Spokane Citadel of the Salvation Army, featuring leaders Majs. Ernie and Juanita Clevett, and Wanda Nulph Nixon at the piano. (509) 325-6810.

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

Young Adults Spiritual Values Forum – Tuesday, 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 (855) 443-8499.

Apple Festival Craft and Bake Sale – Oct. 5-6, Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20: Saturdays, 10 a..m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m., at Green Bluff Community United Methodist Church, 9908 E. Green Bluff Road. Offering $3 apple dumplings. Worship is at 10 a.m. on Sundays. (509) 238-9100.

Interfaith Potluck and Game Night –Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 2607 S. Ray St. Co-sponsored by One Peace, Many Paths and Spokane Interfaith Council. Bring a canned food item for distribution through Second Harvest. (509) 534-1011.

Oktoberfest Fundraiser – Oct. 5, 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. $15/advance, $20/at the door. Proceeds benefit All Saints Lutheran soup kitchen. (509) 624-9233.

Community Fall Festival and 5K Fun Run – Oct. 5 at Moran United Methodist Church, 3601 E. 65th Ave. Begins with the run at 9 a.m. and family activities including hay rides, pumpkins, bounce house, cupcake walk, face-painting, cider, hot dogs, sweets and tours of the new church addition and gym. (509) 448-7102.

“Taking Control of Your Creative Mind,” Terry McBride Workshop – Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 W. Lincoln Road. $30. McBride will also present “The Mystical History of Unity” at the 11 a.m. service at Unity Center. (509) 489-6964.

Spark Talent Show – Oct. 6, 2 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call for audition information (509) 838-6518.

Whitworth University’s Leadership Forum – Doris Kearns Goodwin will be the speaker Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. $40/each, $400/corporate table, breakfast included. RSVP by registering online at or call (509) 777-4974.

100 Years of Broadway Celebration – Musical event Oct. 18-20 at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Tickets $15/available at the center. Proceeds will fund improvement projects. (509) 838-6518.

People Who Care – Oct. 23, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 N. River Drive. Breakfast and lunch available. Sponsored by Covenant Church, 2308 E. 57th Ave. (509) 448-1311.

Arts, Crafts and Food Fair – Vendors wanted for the Oct. 26 event, 10 a.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. (509) 838-6518.

Halloween Party – Oct. 27, 6 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center Spokane, 2900 S. Bernard St. Includes haunted house, carnival games, prizes and candy and tarot card readings. (509) 838-6518.

Scandinavian Bazaar – Pre-orders are now being accepted of lefse, flatbread, meatballs and cookies for the annual event Nov. 9 at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. (509) 624-9233.


Central Baptist Church – Fall schedule includes breakfast at 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, 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. For information call (509) 747-3304.

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

Eastern Washington This week

Women’s Conference at Clearwater Lodge – Begins Friday, 4 p.m. and continues through 11 a.m. Sunday at Clearwater Lodge at Davis Lake, 8513 State Highway 211, Newport, Wash. Speaker is Glenna Salsbury. $89-$175/each. Call for registration information or visit online at (509) 701-2880.


Celebration Events at Sravasti Abbey – Sharing the Dharma days, Sundays, Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 8, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m., at 692 Country Lane, Newport, Wash. 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.

To include church news in this column, please submit items at least two weeks in advance and include a contact phone number to publish. Send to Sherry Adkins by email at or by fax at (208) 765-7149, phone (208) 765-7120.