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Thu., June 12, 2014, midnight

Spokane Valley This week

Garage Sale Fundraiser – Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 8304 E. Buckeye Ave. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School and youth programs. (509) 926-5407.

Catholic Singles Mingle Potluck Picnic – Saturday, 2 p.m. at Sullivan Park, 1901 N. Sullivan Road. RSVP to Singles-Mingle/.

SonTreasure Island Vacation Bible School – Monday through June 20, 9 a.m.-noon for preschool (age 4 by Sept.13) through fifth grade at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond Road. Contact Stephanie at (509) 924-7262.


Alive Vacation Bible School – For ages kindergarten-fifth grade, July 14-17, 9 a.m.-noon at Valley Real Life, 1831 S. Barker Road. VBS concludes July 17 with a family fun night from 6:30-8 p.m. at the church. To register, visit or call (509) 232-0840.

Evening Vacation Bible School – For age 3 through eighth grade as well as two adult classes, July 20-24, 5:45-8 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. (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.

Spokane This Week

Huge Book Sale – Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church gym, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Offering more than 3,000 books. Proceeds benefit The Book Parlor. (509) 838-4409.

Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-a-Kind VBS – For age 4 through sixth grade, Monday through June 20, 9 a.m.-noon at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Suggested donation is $15/child or $40/ family max, includes t-shirt and CD. Register online at stmarks2014 or (509) 328-4770.

“God’s Backyard Bible Camp” for Youth – Monday through June 20, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Northside Church of Christ, 5601 N. Jefferson St. (509) 325-2456 or or

Summer Picnics in the Park – Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m. at Audubon Park, 3320 N. Audubon St. Hot dogs, buns and condiments will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert dish to share. Sponsored by Audubon Park United Methodist Church.


“Religion, Spirituality and Wholeness” Discussion – June 19, July 16 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

Daddy-Daughter Date Night at the Movies “Grace Unplugged” (PG) – June 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Life Roads Church, 4209 E. Pacific Ave., formerly Eastside Cinemas. Presented by The Whatever Girls Ministry. $15/for two, each additional daughter, $5. Tickets include an additional minimal processing fee and bottomless popcorn, two soda or bottled waters, and two candy. Advanced tickets required, (509) 951-7822 or email for information.

St. Charles Altar Society Patio Sale – June 21, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. in the school gymnasium at 4515 N. Alberta. (509) 276-5996.

Community Hymns – June 22, 3 p.m. at First Free Methodist Church, 1725 W. Courtland Ave. (509) 534-8080.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study class June 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Evening Vacation Bible School – For ages 4-12, June 23-27, 6-8:30 p.m. at Linwood Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6525 N. Monroe St. (509) 315-5827.

“The Silence Between the Notes Makes the Music of My Life” Day of Reflection – Register now for the Day of Reflection on Eastern Spirituality and Mysticism June 25, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. (509) 448-1224.

Neighborhood Barbecue Potlucks – Wednesdays at 6 p.m. throughout the summer, beginning June 25, at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. (509) 624-9233.

“Launch Out Into the Deep” Fisherman’s Retreat – June 27-29 at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Benn Burr Road. Featuring Paul Coutinho, Pat Neal; and Deacon Allen Peterson. $185/person, $100/commuters. (509) 448-1224, ext. 109.

Rummage Sale – June 28, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 4202 N. Belt St. (509) 328-5371.

Learn to Draw Mandalas – July 2 and 9, 6:30 p.m. at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Mandalas can serve as a tool on your spiritual journey. $10/donation per class, includes meditation. (509) 838-6518.

Jungle Safari Kids Camp – July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call to register, (509) 838-6518.

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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