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Sat., May 3, 2014

North Idaho This week

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser – Today, 8 a.m. downstairs in the Fellowship Hall at Sandpoint Christian Center, 1925 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. $3/each, $10/family. Proceeds benefit the youth group and teen ministry outreach at SCC. (208) 263-0869.

Giant Rummage Sale at CUMC – Today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., pick your price, sales by donation and “Buy the Bag Sale” from noon-2 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave. Proceeds support local missions. (208) 765-8800.

First Sunday Brunch – Sunday, 10:30 a.m. at JB’s Restaurant, 704 W. Appleway. No host, menu orders optional. A ministry of Community United Methodist Church. (208) 765-8800.

UNITE Teen Worship Night – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road. (208) 763-0620.

Dharma Classes – “Dependent Arising” Friday, 6:30 p.m. with the Ven. Chonyi and the Ven. Jigme, Buddhist monks, at Life Center Therapies for Well Being, 1319 N. Government Way, Coeur d’Alene. Donations accepted. Sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Dharma Friends. (208) 660-2542.


Blackwood Legacy Quartet Area Concerts – May 10, 7 p.m. at New Song Bible Church, 470250 U.S. Highway 95 S. in Sandpoint; and May 11, 10 a.m. at Priest River Community Church, 49 Washington St., Priest River. Admission is free, an offering will be received. (800) 482-5659 or (615) 939-5164 or online at

The Union Gospel Mission Women’s Auxiliary Appreciation Luncheon – May 15, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Union Gospel Mission Center for Women and Children, 196 W. Haycraft Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Welcoming donations of kitchen, bedroom and bath items for soon-to-graduate clients and their new homes. (208) 930-4482.

Thubten Chodron Presentation – The Tibetan monk will speak May 18, 10 a.m. at the Gardenia Center, 400 Church St., Sandpoint. (208) 265-4450.


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 Candace for location, (208) 755-7339.

Community Family Night – Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Potluck dinner followed by games and all-ages activity, adult choir and youth group for grades 6-12. (208) 765-8800.

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

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 received. (800) 482-5659 or (615) 939-5164 or online at


Car-B-Que – May 10, annual car show, barbecue, plant sale and blood drive from 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. 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 This week

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

Pasta Dinner and Dean’s Dash Kids Race – Today, 4:45 p.m. run followed by dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. $5/each, $15/family. (509) 838-4277.

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

“Finding Peace in a Busy Life” – Today, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at The Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Includes prayer, meditation and simple lunch. $30/suggested donation. Call to register, (509) 483-6495.

Blackwood Legacy Quartet Area Concerts – Area concerts are today, 7 p.m., at Moses Lake Christian Church, 200 E. Yonezawa Blvd.; Sunday, 10:45 a.m. at Crestline Baptist Church, 2206 E. 44th Ave., Spokane; and Tuesday, 7 p.m., at Chewelah Evangelical Free Church, 2211 Sand Canyon Road, Chewelah. Admission is free, an offering will be received. (800) 482-5659 or (615) 939-5164 or online at

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.

Healing Service – Tuesday, 7 p.m. at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. (509) 838-4277.

Musha Marimba Concert – Friday, 7 p.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.


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 the class how to make tempura udon. $10. Payment and reservations required to reserve your space. (509) 328-2971.

“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 or call (509) 924-4300, ext. 206.

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 center’s retreat ministries. (509) 448-1224 or

Living Proof Live with Beth Moore – Women’s ministry event, May 16, doors open at 5:30 p.m., program runs from 7-9:30 p.m., and May 17, doors open at 7:30 a.m., program runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. Also featuring worship leader Travis Cottrell. $69/each. For information, call (509) 999-7586 or register by phone at (800) 254-2022 or visit

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