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Tours at Traditional Living Center – Today, from 2-5 p.m. at TLC, 3128 N. Hemlock St. Tour the newly remodeled family room and offices. RSVP to (509) 328-6702 or

Valentine’s Party and Talent Share – Saturday, 6-8 p.m. at Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road. (509) 951-6524 or (509) 466-1769.

Festival of Hymns – Sunday, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Sponsored by the Spokane Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and St. John’s Second Sunday planners. $10/suggested donation. (509) 838-4277.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study classes Sunday and March 9 and 30, April 13, May 4 and 25, and June 8 and 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Breakfast with Bishop Emiritus Skylstad –Tuesday, “Joy of the Gospel: Apostolic Exhortation on the Synod of Evangelization – “What are we called to do?,” 8 a.m. with Mass followed by breakfast and a brief presentation by Bishop Skylstad at the center, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $15/person, includes breakfast. Register in advance by calling (509) 448-1224 or online at

Coffee and Contemplation – Wednesday, 9-11 a.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. The Rev. Paul Palumbo presents, “In Defense of the Pastor, and Other Disaster.” $10/includes roll and hot beverage. (509) 448-1224.


Pub Theology: Love and Relationships – Feb. 20, 7 p.m. after hours at Little Garden Café, 2901 Northwest Blvd. Must be at least age 18 to attend. A ministry of Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. (509) 325-4541.

United Methodist Choir Festival – Feb. 23, 4 p.m. at Covenant United Methodist Church, 15515 N. Gleneden Drive. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 326-5465.

Intro to Buddhism – Feb. 23, 9 a.m. followed by Sangha Service at 10:30 a.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Talent Show and Potato Bake – Feb. 23, noon at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St. (509) 466-3414.

Spaghetti Feed – Feb. 23, 5 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $8/each, $20/family. Proceeds benefit the youth ministry at the church. Featuring musical entertainment by The Big Bing Theory. (509) 838-4277.

Concordia Choir in Concert – Feb. 24, 7:30-9 p.m. at Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. The group in a 79-voice a cappella choir from Moorhead, Minn. Tickets $20/adults, $5/students, available at or (800) 838-3006.

“Deepening Married Love” Marriage Dinner Series – Feb. 25, Parental Love; and March 25, Respect and Love for Man and Woman; 5-8:30 p.m. with the Rev. Armand Nigro and a special marriage team at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $25/each, some scholarships available. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

Special Concert at Hamblen Park Presbyterian – Feb. 28, 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at the church at 4102 S. Crestline St. Featuring performances by Jill Cathey, Kay Benson and Gail Belanger with a reception to follow. (509) 448-2909.

Co-ed Weekend Healing Retreat – Feb. 28-March 2 with Fr. Dan Wetzler and Deacon Jack Crandall at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Register in advance, $185/person, $280/couple, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224 or

FourGiven Quartet CD Release Concert – March 2, 6 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Blvd. Free general seating, donations appreciated. The group’s second release, “Grace for the Journey,” will be available along with the 2012 initial recording, “His From the Start.” (509) 879-6670.

Jam for Bread – March 2, 3 p.m. at Westminster Community United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington. Proceeds benefit Crosswalk Volunteers of America youth shelter. Includes performances by local acts Heather Villa with Brian Flick, Free Whiskey (The Band) and Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Vern Windham will MC. Also featuring Brewing Hope Coffee and themed gift basket raffle. Tickets at the door: $10/adults; $8/students/seniors; and $12/families; $1/raffle tickets. For further information, call (509) 624-1366.

Christian Heritage School Benefit Auction and Rummage Sale – March 15, rummage sale from 7-10 a.m. in the elementary school gym at Christian Heritage School, 48009 Ida Ave. in Edwall, Wash. Silent auction begins at 8 a.m. in the high school gym with live auction to follow at noon. All proceeds benefit the school. Child care, breakfast, lunch and snacks available. (509) 236-2224 or at


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

Help for Homeless Meal Prep – Help is needed each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St. Volunteers will prep sandwiches, cookies and chips for weekly lunch distribution. Donations of sandwich type cookies, baggies, snack size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Practices – Fridays, 7-8 p.m., with the Ven. Geshe Thupten Phelgye, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, at Saranac Building, 25 West Main Ave.  Spokane. Contact Lori at:

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Feed Medical Lake – 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.


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