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North Idaho This week

RLM Women’s Brunch – Today, 9:30-11 a.m. with guest speaker Susan Ficht, co-author of “A Time to Heal,” at the RLM2 auditorium at Real Life Ministries, 1866 Cecil Road, Post Falls. $3/suggested donation. Child care available. (208) 777-7325.

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

The Union Gospel Mission Women’s Auxiliary Appreciation Luncheon – Thursday, 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 housewarming for soon-to-graduate clients and their new homes. (208) 930-4482.

“Rock-a-bye Babies” CWC Luncheon – The Coeur d’Alene Christian Women’s Connection lunch will be Thursday, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St. Featuring Nancy Tefft and a guest speaker to be announced and music by Charlene Kretz. The outreach ministry is accepting diapers, wipes, baby clothes and similar items for Open Arms. $14. RSVP by Monday. (208) 659-0743.

Aglow International - Coeur d’Alene Lighthouse – Speaker meeting Thursday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Featuring Joy Yake. Child care available. Email Becky at


The Venerable Thubten Chodron – The Buddhist nun 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. Register for class 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.

Spokane Valley This week

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

Return to the Songs of the Recent Century – Women’s ministry event Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 14111 E. 16th Ave. Performances of music from the past. A lunch will follow.

Spokane This week

“Monku, Monku, Monku (Complain, Complain, Complain)” Lecture and Discussion – Today, 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jerry Hirano and Dr. Carmela Javellana Hirano at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Pizza party will follow. (509) 534-7954.

Traditional Japanese Cooking Class – Today, 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 required to reserve your space. (509) 328-2971.

“Wish Upon A Star” St. Mary’s Legacy Gala – Must be 21 and older, today, 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.

“Eating Cold Grits” Worship with the Rev. Don Ott – Sunday, 11 a.. at Central Baptist Church, 19 W. Shannon Ave. (509) 327-9322.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch – Sunday, 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 ministries. (509) 448-1224 or

Gotan-E Sangha Service with the Rev. Hirano – Sunday, 10:30 a.m., celebrating the birthday of the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 534-7954.

Second Harvest Food Truck at Central Lutheran Church – Wednesday, 1-3 p.m. at the church, 512 S. Bernard St. Anyone in need is eligible. (509) 624-9233.

Plant and Rummage Sale Fundraiser – Community outreach event Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., and May 17, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 5720 S. Perry St. (509) 448-2255.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Friday through May 18 at The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak, OSF. $195/suggested donation with $15 due at time of registration. Call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133 or visit

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.