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Spokane Valley This week

Blackwood Legacy Quartet Area Concerts – Sunday, 6 p.m. at Valley Assembly of God, 15618 E. Broadway Ave., and Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Dishman Baptist Church, 315 N. Argonne Road. Admission is free, an offering will be accepted. (800) 482-5659 or (615) 939-5164 or online at


Car-B-Que – May 10, annual car show, barbecue, plant sale and blood drive, 8:30 a.m. to noon at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road. $5/barbecue plate. (509) 924-9750.

New Catholic Singles Mingle Group – Introductory potluck May 17, 2 p.m. at Sullivan Park in the Spokane Valley. No membership dues, but donations are needed to maintain the website. RSVP to Cathy, (509) 226-1380.

Monthly Community Dinner – May 27, 6 p.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2511 S. Pines Road. (509) 926-7966.

Spokane News of note

• House of Hope Spirituality Center recently opened at 1017 W. Garland Ave. and is operated by Sarah Davis-Bennett. The center offers a variety of teachings and services, including Centerism Gatherings on the first and third Sundays of each month at 10 a.m.; Over 40 Women’s Elder gathering at 1 p.m. Wednesdays; and Meditation, Manifestation and Healing group at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; medicinal herb class at 1 p.m. Thursdays; and Tarot gathering/class at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Space at the center is available for rent on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays.

• Country Homes Christian Church, 8415 N. Wall St., recently held it’s annual men vs. women Food Fight collection drive with the men collecting 3,100 pounds and the women collecting 1,520 pounds, for a total of 4,620 pounds of food. The prize is that the losers fix dinner for the winners at a future date. The food donations benefit Caritas Outreach and the Mead Food Bank and the community they serve.

This week

National Day of Prayer – Today, noon-1 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Life Center Church, 1202 N. Government Way.

Cinco De Mayo Festival – Saturday, 6:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave. Featuring Latin music and cuisine and Loteria, a bingolike game. Offering accepted. (509) 747-6677.

Blackwood Legacy Quartet Area Concerts – Sunday, 10:45 a.m. at Crestline Baptist Church, 2206 E. 44th Ave.. Admission is free, an offering will be received. (800) 482-5659 or (615) 939-5164 or online at

Bake/Craft/Garage Sale Fundraiser – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Christian education gym at Foothills Community Church, 11102 N. Forker Road. (509) 926-4971.

Foundations of Shin Buddhism Classes – Free study classes Sunday and May 25, and June 8 and 22, 12:15-1:15 p.m. at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.


Musha Marimba Concert – May 9, 7p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. Featuring 14 students playing marimba music in the Shona style from Zimbabwe. Offering will be accepted with proceeds to help with travel expenses for the students to perform at the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle. (509) 448-2255.

“Wish Upon A Star” St. Mary’s Legacy Gala – Must be age 21 and over, May 10, 5-10:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center downtown. Fundraiser includes dinner and live and silent auctions. $50/each, available online at http://school.stmarys or call (509) 924-4300, ext. 206.

Traditional Japanese Cooking Class – May 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Japanese Cultural Center at the Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Mukogawa students will teach how to make tempura udon. $10/payment and reservations required to reserve your space. (509) 328-2971.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch – May 11, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. all-you-can-eat buffet and special gift for mom at Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road. $25/adults, $10/kids ages 6-12 at the door. Advance reservations are requested. Proceeds support the IHRC retreat ministries. (509) 448-1224 or


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 Mount Spokane Drive. Child care provided. Contact Mike C. at (509) 599-4716.

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-type cookies, baggies, snack size bags of chips and bottled water appreciated. (509) 328-9310.

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. Contact Lori at:

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