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Spokane Valley This week

Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser – Saturday, 8-10 a.m. at the restaurant at 12217 E. Mission Ave., on the corner of Pines and Mission. Offering a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and beverage to benefit the St. Mary’s Youth Group Mission Trip to Pennsylvania in July to serve persons in need through Catholic Heart Work Camp. $10/each, call for tickets, (509) 954-9406. Visit

“Authentic Love Through the Eyes of God” Marriage Seminar – Theology of the Body session presented by Kristine Mauss Sunday at noon at Otis Orchards Elementary School, 22000 E. Wellesley Ave. Child care and lunch up to age 11 is available next door to the school at the sponsoring St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, 4521 N. Arden Road. Offering accepted. Call to reserve a seat, (509) 926-7133.


Book Donations Needed – Opportunity Presbyterian Church is collecting donations for their annual book sale to be held March 8 at the church, 202 N. Pines Road. (509) 924-0724 or (509) 993-4311.

Spokane This Week

Pub Theology: Love and Relationships – Today, 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 – Sunday, 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 – Sunday, 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 – Sunday, noon at Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall Street. (509) 466-3414.

Spaghetti Feed – Sunday, 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 – Monday, 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.

Potluck Dinner and Liturgy – Service and meal, Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m. in the Great Hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

“Deepening Married Love” Dinner Series – Tuesday, Parental Love; and March 25, Respect and Love for Man and Woman; held from 5-8:30 p.m. with Father Armand Nigro, S.J. 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.

SCWA Lunch and Lecture with Dr. Titus Kennedy – Wednesday, 11:15 at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. Presented by the Spokane College Women’s Association. $20. (509) 368-0695.


“The Manzanar Fishing Club” Dinner and a Movie – Feb. 28, dinner at 6 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. $5/suggested dinner donation. (509) 534-7954.

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.

Coed Weekend Healing Retreat – Feb. 28-March 2 with the Rev. 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, love-offering is appreciated. The group’s second release, “Grace for the Journey” will be available along with the 2012 recording, “His From the Start.” (509) 879-6670.

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