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This week

Free Piano Concert with Cynthia Marlette – Today, 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 521 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Marlette will be accompanied by Susan Nipp, Kim Cheeley and Ann Krugel. Donations will be accepted to help support Family Promise, which assists homeless families. (208) 755-0631.

RLM Women’s Brunch – Today, 9:30-11 a.m. in the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road. Guest speaker is Jill Ledford, presenting “I am Empowered.” $5 donation suggested, child care available. (208) 777-7325.

“Marvelous” Mini Kid’s Camp – Monday-Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. for kids age 4 through beginning third grade at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Camp will focus on 2 Peter 1:3 and includes games, crafts, chapel, small group time, snacks and T-shirt. $20 each. Release and medical disclosure forms must be completed prior to attendance. Register now, call Tarra at (208) 777-7325, ext. 191, or download forms at

Jerusalem Marketplace All Ages VBS – Monday-Friday, 5:30-8 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8134 N. Meyer Road, Post Falls. Youth and adults will be divided into family “tribes” to explore marketplace shops and synagogue school and discover more about life when Jesus lived. Dinner will be provided. Free. To register, call (208) 765-0727 or visit  

One More Generation – Protecting our Earth – Vacation Bible school for grades 1-5, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. Join 11-year-old Olivia and her older brother Carter, founders of One More Generation, to explore the world of reducing pollution and increasing recycling for a healthier environment. $10 per child. To register, call (208) 765-8800 or go to


St. Stanislaus Parade Group – Church members participating in the Rathdrum Days Parade should meet for assembly July 19, 9:30 a.m. at the church, 812 W. Second St., Rathdrum. (208) 773-2409.

“Weird Animals” Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind VBS – Free for preschool through fifth grade July 21-25, 9-11:45 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 812 W. Second St., Rathdrum. Sixth grade through high school youth will be crew leaders. To register, contact

Knights of Columbus Rummage Sale – July 25-27 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 812 W. Second St., Rathdrum. (208) 623-4290.


Faith @ Home Monday Night Hub – Mondays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. Free fellowship includes a meal and a class for everyone. Register online for adult classes at Child care available upon reservation. (208) 777-7325, ext. 134.

Moms In Prayer International – Meets Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-noon, call for location. Candace, (208) 755-7339.

Brown Bag Study – Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. in the library at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. (208) 765-8800.

Early Risers – Thursdays, 7 a.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Enjoy coffee, prayer, fellowship and Bible study. (208) 765-8800.

Friendship Kitchen – Community meal on Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish Center, 2010 N. Lucas St., Post Falls. (208) 773-4715.

Spokane Valley

This week

Youth Group Yard Sale – Today, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Advent Lutheran Church, 13009 E. Broadway Ave. Proceeds will help send youths to the 2015 Youth Gathering in Detroit. (509) 928-7733.

Alive Vacation Bible School – For ages kindergarten to fifth grade, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon at Valley Real Life, 1831 S. Barker Road, Greenacres. VBS concludes Thursday with a family fun night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. To register, visit 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 per 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.


This Week

West Central Episcopal Mission Open House and Dedication – Today, 4-7:30 p.m. at the church at 1832 W. Dean Ave. The event celebrates the kitchen expansion to help continue free community meals on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, and the new multipurpose social service center. Dedication will be by the Rt. Rev. James E. Waggoner Jr. (509) 326-6471.

“Wildwood Forest” Vacation Bible School – Free for preschool (toilet-trained) through sixth grade, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon at Christ’s Church of Mt. Spokane, 5601 E. Peone Road, Mead. Register online at or call (509) 465-2468.

“Gangway to Galilee” Vacation Bible School – Free, for preschool through sixth grade, Monday through Friday, 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 close the program. (509) 325-4882 or visit

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 visit

“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – Wednesday and August 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

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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At last battle of Deep Creek re-enactment, Union and Confederacy return to Gettysburg

UPDATED: 5:56 p.m.

updated  With the thunderous crack of a cannon and the sulfurous pop of a musket, the Battle of Gettysburg was on. The Union soldiers, clad in blue and green, moved slowly up the hill to the tune of artillery fire drowning out a lonely trio of musicians playing the songs of war. Beneath them and occupying a small meadow, Confederate infantry men and women fired in unison to their superior’s command, each snap bringing a flurry of gun powder dancing in the air.