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Religion Notebook: Food drive to fill stockings in July

Positive Life Radio 104.9 will present its annual Christmas in July Food Drive Wednesday from noon to 6 p.m. at various locations.

In north Spokane, donations will be accepted at the Better Living Center, 25 E. North Foothills Drive. There also will be collection centers in Spokane Valley, Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene.

The station is looking for nonperishable food items and will also accept toiletries, especially products for women and children.

All items will go to area food banks for distribution.

The radio station will play Christmas favorites during collection hours. Last year, Positive Life collected 23,650 pounds of food, toiletries and other items for the food banks.

Information: (800) 355-4757 or visit


Vacation Bible school

South Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5607 S. Freya St., will present the vacation Bible school program SKY: Everything is Possible with God Monday through July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The week of activities for ages 3 through 12 will begin with registration Monday at 8:45 a.m.

Information: (509) 448-6425 or (509) 448-8125.

Unity Center of North Spokane, 4123 E. Lincoln Road, will present Adventures in Peacemaking, a summer day camp for children ages 5 through 12, Monday through July 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The closing celebration will be July 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Kids will learn the ABCs of peacemaking, learn about nonviolent communication and skills for cultivating inner peace. There will also be crafts, games and fun.

Information: Connie Janney at (509) 863-8676 or Rich Broderhausen at (509) 951-6524.

Outdoor concert

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N. Indian Trail Road, will present the last of its summer concert series Wednesday.

This week, the church will offer the Show and Shine car show at 6 p.m. Car enthusiasts are invited to enter their hot rods or classic cars for a $5 entry fee. Trophies will be awarded for the fan favorites.

The band The Usual Suspects will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees should bring blankets and chairs for the concert.

Information: (509) 465-0779.

Open house and rummage sale

Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will host an open house and rummage sale in conjunction with the South Perry Street Fair on Saturday.

The open house will be from noon to 2 p.m., while the rummage sale will be in the temple gym from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Information: (509) 534-7974.

Singles groups

Christian Singles Fellowship will host its 11th annual barbecue picnic at Liberty Lake Regional Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road, in Liberty Lake on July 28.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with a hike and includes volleyball, swimming and games for all ages and more until the day wraps up at 8 p.m.

The barbecue lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. and will be $6 for adults and teens, $3 for children 12 and younger when accompanied by a parent. Tickets do not include admission to the park.

Advance ticket purchase is required.

Information: Susie from Real Life Singles at (208) 667-8692; Tammy from Valley Assembly Singles at (509) 879-8866 or Marge from Christian Singles Fellowship at (509) 927-0307.

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