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Religion Notebook: Greek festival begins today

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington St., will present its 77th annual Greek Dinner Festival today through Saturday.

Pastries will be available at 11 a.m. each day, dinner will be served from 4:30 to 8 p.m. for dine in or carry out. Souvlaki will be served at the grill nightly from 4:30 p.m. today and Friday and from noon on Saturday. The lunch menu will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and Friday.

There will be Greek pastry, taverna, dancing, a deli and cooking demonstrations.

Tickets are $15 at the door; $6 for children younger than 12.

For information, call the church office at (509) 328-9310 or visit

Bhikkuni Day

The Alliance for Bhikkhunis, Sravasti Abbey and the Unitarian Universalist Church will celebrate Buddhist nuns and women in spiritual leadership during the International Bhikkuni Day at UUC, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

The event will feature the documentary “Blessings: The Tsoknyi Nangchen Nuns of Tibet” on Friday at 7 p.m.

There will also be a workshop Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that will discuss the universality of compassion and the roles of women in spiritual leadership.

Bhikkuni is the Pali name for a fully ordained Buddhist nun.

Information: Marianne Miller, (509) 850-2750 or email or visit

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