Spokane Valley This week
Youth Group Yard Sale – Accepting donations Friday 8 a.m.-noon at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Sale is Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church. (509) 928-7733.
Alive Vacation Bible School – For kindergarten through fifth grade, Monday through July 17, 9 a.m.-noon at Valley Real Life, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. VBS concludes July 17 with a family fun night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. To register, visit www.valleyreallife.org or call (509) 232-0840.
“God’s Backyard Barbecue” Vacation Bible School – For age 3 through eighth grade and two parent classes with nursery care provided, July 20-24, 5:45-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $10/child, $30/family max. (509) 924-9750, ext. 239.
Vacation Bible School – For ages 4-11, July 21-25 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E. Broadway Ave. Call to register, (509) 924-1630 or (509) 999-3942.
Monthly Community Dinner – July 29 and the last Tuesday of each month, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. Those planning to attend are asked to call and leave a message at the church by 1 p.m. on the day of the meal but walk-ins are always welcome. (509) 926-7966.
Spokane This Week
“Wildwood Forest” Vacation Bible School – Free for preschool (toilet-trained) through sixth grade, Monday through July 17, 9 a.m.-noon at Christ’s Church of Mt. Spokane, 5601 E. Peone Road, Mead. Register online at www.christchurchofmtspokane.org/ or call (509) 465-2468.
“Gangway to Galilee” Vacation Bible School – Free, for preschool through sixth grade, Monday through July 18, 6-8:30 p.m. at New Hope Christian Reformed Church, 3110 W. Francis Ave. There will be a family barbecue July 18 at 6 p.m. to end the program. (509) 325-4882 or visit http://www.newhopecrc.org/.
Jungle Safari Kids Camp – Monday through July 18, 9 a.m.-noon at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call to register, (509) 838-6518.
“Road to Discovery” Tour at IHRC – Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Sister Mary Eucharista is the speaker. Free. Call to RSVP, (509) 448-1224, ext. 105.
Barbecues with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad – Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. topic is “What is the New Evangelization?” and Aug. 26, 5-8 p.m. with “Francis Says…Hop To It!” at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $20/each. Call to register in advance, (508) 448-1224, ext. 109 or visiti www.ihrc.net.
Alzheimer’s Information Night – “Know the 10 signs: Early Detection,” Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. For information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at (509) 473-3390.
“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – Wednesday and Aug. 20 at Origin Church (formerly Covenant Christian Church), 5115 S. Freya St. Includes a fireside chat, dress for the weather. Call (509) 448-1311 for information or email email@example.com.
“The Four Noble Truths” Retreat – July 17, 5 p.m. through lunch July 20 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Featuring Thubten Chodron, Tibetan nun. A dana offering and registration form are requested to reserve a spot. (509) 447-5549.
Catholic Singles Mingle BBQ Potluck – July 19, 5 p.m. at Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. RSVP on website at www.meetup.com/Catholic-Singles-Mingle. Bring your own meat to grill and a dish to share. No dues.
Free Mini Carnival Parking Lot Party – July 20, 5:30 p.m. at Christ Our Hope Bible Church, 1620 N. Monroe St. Featuring food, games, music and entertainment, dunk tank and bouncy castle. (509) 893-8644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marvelous Vacation Bible School – For ages 4 through the fifth grade, July 21-25, 9-11:45 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye. $15/each, $30/family. Registration forms available online at www.zionlutheranspokane.org, on VBS registration under the Youth and Family menu tab. (509) 926-5407.
Picnic in the Park – July 23, 5:30-7 p.m. at Audubon City Park, 3320 N Audubon St. Hot dogs are provided, bring a side dish or dessert to share. Hosted by Audubon Park United Methodist Church. (509) 325-4541.
Concerts Under the Pines at Audubon Park – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Spokane Jazz Orchestra; July 24, Nobody Famous; Aug. 7, Men of Rhythm. Free.
“Invitation to Prayer,” Ignation Silent Retreat – Eight-day retreat runs from July 26, 4:30 p.m registration through 1 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. Conducted by the Rev. Richard “Rick” Ganz, S.J. $78/day, overnight with meals. Call to register, (509) 448-1224 or visit www.ihrc.net.
“Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind” Vacation Bible School – For ages pre-kindergarten through sixth grade July 27-31, 5:30-8 p.m. at North Hill Christian Church, 4620 N. Post. Held in conjunction with Fowler United Methodist Church and Messiah Lutheran Church. For information, visit www.nhchristian.org/vbs or call (509) 326-5400.
“Teachings and Manjushri Initiation” – July 31-Aug. 3 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Workshop by H.E. Dagmo Kusho from Sakya Monastery in Seattle. Offering fire puja, and initiation into the practice of Manjushri, Buddha of Wisdom. (509) 447-5549.
Spokane Inter-Faith Council – Meets second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 2825 E. 33rd Ave. (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 to the homeless. Donations of sandwich cookies, baggies, snack-size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.
Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Men’s and women’s addictive and co-dependency recovery groups, dinner at 6 p.m. followed by short message then small group break out at the church, 6311 E Mt. Spokane Dr., Mead. Child care provided. Contact Mike C. at (509) 599-4716.
Buddhist Teachings and Meditation Practices – Fridays, 7-8 p.m. with Geshe Thupten Phelgye, a Tibetan Buddhist monk, at Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave., Spokane. Contact Lori at: email@example.com.
Eastern Washington Upcoming
“The Four Noble Truths” Retreat – July 17, 5 p.m. through lunch July 20 at Sravasti Abbey, 692 Country Lane, Newport. Featuring Thubten Chodron, a Tibetan nun. A dana offering and registration form are requested to reserve a spot. (509) 447-5549.
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.
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