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Thu., July 31, 2014, midnight

Spokane Valley This week

Christian Singles Fellowship Barbecue Picnic – Today is the last day to purchase tickets for the event Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Liberty Lake County Park. The day begins with a hike to the falls followed by events from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. that include swimming, volleyball and games for all ages. A full barbecue lunch will be served from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for $6/adults, $4/age 12 and younger. Call (208) 667-8692 or (509) 927-0304. Also available online at and click on the ticket menu option. Discounted park admission when you mention the CSF picnic to attendant.

Spokane/Eastern Washington This Week

“Teachings and Manjushri Initiation” – Today through Sunday 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.

Mega Youth Sports Camp – For in grades 1-6, Monday through Aug. 7, 6:15-8:45 p.m. at Adams Elementary School, 37th and Regal. Includes basketball, soccer and cheerleading. $10/each, call to register, (509) 534-7751.


Concerts Under the Pines at Audubon Park – 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 7, Men of Rhythm. 3405 N. Milton St. Free.

Picnic in the Park – Aug. 13, 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.

Outdoor Movie Nights at St. John’s Cathedral – Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m., Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG); Aug. 30, 8 p.m., Uncle Buck (PG); Sept. 6, 7:30 p.m., Pacific Rim (PG-13) on the church lawn at 13th Avenue and Cowley Street or in the Great Hall, 127 E. 12th Ave., if inclement weather. (509) 838-4277.

Community Hymns – Aug. 17, 3 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 9004 N. Country Homes Boulevard. (509) 534-8080.

“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – Aug. 20 at Origin Church (formerly Covenant Christian Church), 5115 S. Freya. Includes a fireside chat, dress for the weather. Call (509) 448-1311 for information or email

Barbecue with Bishop Emeritus Skylstad – 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

Old Time Hymn Sing-along – Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Spokane, 222 E. Indiana Ave. (509) 325-6810.


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

Linwood Seventh Day Adventist Church – Group Bible study, Saturdays. 9:45 a.m. followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study and fellowship, noon-1 p.m. at the church, 6525 N. Monroe. Vacation bible school for ages 4-12 runs June 23-27, 6-8:30 p.m. at the church. (509) 315-5827.

Central Baptist Church – Sunday schedule includes breakfast, 9 a.m. followed by adult class and Sunday school at 9:30 and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with guest speaker. Coffee hour at 12:15 p.m. 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 West Shannon. (509) 327-9322.

“Feed Medical Lake” Free Meal – Aug. 11, 5-6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 223 S. Hallett St., Medical Lake. (509) 714-1150.

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. Volunteers will prep sandwiches, cookies and chips for weekly lunch distribution to the homeless. Donations of sandwich type cookies, baggies, snack size bags of chips and bottled water are appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

Friday Celebrate Recovery at Mt. Spokane Church – Fridays, 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.

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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