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April 2014 Calendar Events

Apr 3            • “Making Meaning of the Death of Jesus:  Insights New and Old,” Mary Boys SNJM, Holy Names 125th Anniversary Talk, Cataldo Hall, GU, 7 p.m., 313-3572

            • “Dealing with the Dragon: China’s Foreign Policy,” Neal Sealock, adjunct professor for global strategy at Whitworth, Weyerhaeuser Hall, WU, 7:30 p.m., 777-3834

Apr 4            • First Friday at Lutheran Community Service, survivor artwork and interactive art projects, 210 W. Sprague, 5 to 8 p.m., 747-8224

Apr 6            • Annual Dinner Auction, Common Ministry at Washington State University, Banyans on the Ridge, 5 p.m., dinner 6 p.m. auctions follow, 509-332-2611,

            • “Meet Your Farmer,” Between the Ridges, Bella Terra Gardens, 660 Bella Terra Rd, Zillah, Wash., 1 to 4 p.m., 961-4692 or email

Apr 7            • “Women and the Wage Gap: Not Celebrating Equal Pay Day,” 207 Monroe Hall, EWU, Cheney 1 p.m., 359-2898,

Apr 7-12            • American Indian Heritage Week, North Idaho College, Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center, Coeur d’Alene, 208-769-3365,

Apr 7-13            • 16th Annual Get Lit!, Auntie’s Book Store, Bing Crosby Theater, EWU Cheney campus, Garland Theater, Riverpoint Campus,           

Apr 8            • Mindfulness Meditation 101, Tuesday Series begins, Dori Langevin, St. Joseph Family Center Chapel, 1016 N. Superior, 7 to 8:30 p.m., 483-6495 x 133,

            • “Cossacks Are Coming: A Historical Approach to the Russian-Ukrainian Relationship,” Kevin O’Connor GU associate professor of history, Jundt Art Center Auditorium, GU, 7 p.m.,

Apr 9            • Our Kids: Our Business 8th Annual Luncheon and Training, “Navigating the Cumulative Toll of Life: How to Keep on Keeping on,” Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, Trauma Stewardship Institute, Spokane Convention Center, 11:30 p.m., Training in Conference Center’s Theater, 1:30 to 4 p.m.,

            • Unity in the Community Committee, Community Minded Enterprises, 25 W. Main Ste 310, 5:30 p.m.,

Apr 9-30            • “Out of the Shadows,” Palestine Film Festival, Spokane Community College Arab Club and Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, 7 p.m., 9th “Slingshots” at Hagan Center; 16th “Al Helm,” 23rd “Miral,” 30th “Children of Ibdaa” and “One Family in Gaza” at The Lair, 838-7870,

Apr 10            • Women in Science and Engineering Panel, Whitworth University HUB, 7 p.m.,

            • Crime Victim’s Resource Fair, STA Plaza, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Apr 12            • Spring Fling Champagne Brunch and Silent Auction, YWCA of Spokane, Anthony’s at Spokane Falls, 510 N. Lincoln St., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 326-1190,

            • 44th Annual Lu’au, Whitworth Hawaiian Club, Na Pu’uwai o Hawaii, Hixson Union Building, 5:30 p.m., entertainment at Cowles Auditorium, 7:30 p.m., 777-1000,

Apr 12-19            • Spokane Gives, community initiative to celebrate volunteerism,

Apr 13            • Timothy Egan Lecture, author of The Worst Hard Time, and New York Times columnist, Weyerhaeuser Hall, WU, 2 p.m., 777-4424,

            • Handel’s Messiah Easter Devotional, 13608 E. Belle Terre Ave., 7 p.m., 922-0612,

Apr 14-20            • Spokane Ministers’ Fellowship Holy Week Services, Morningstar Baptist Church, 3909 W. Rowan, 6:45 p.m. Monday to Friday, Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m., 777-4603,

Apr 15            • President’s Leadership Forum, “International Security: An Insider’s View,” Mark Sullivan, former director of the U.S. Secret Service and co-founder of Global Security and Intelligence Strategies, Spokane Convention Center, 7:30 a.m., 777-4974,

Apr 14-19            • “Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross: A Compass for Our Lives,” Fr. Joachim Hien, 14-16: Women’s Retreat, 17-19: Men’s Retreat, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd.,

Apr 16            • “Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research: An Exploration of American Women in the 21st Century as Targets of Violence and Racial Aggressions,” Bayyinah Jeffries, of African studies, 207 Monroe Hall, EWU, Cheney, noon, 359-2898,

            • Coffee and Contemplation, “The Big Story and the Little Story,” Jerry Sittser, author and Whitworth professor, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 9 to 11 a.m., 448-1224,

Apr 17            • Second Harvest’s Fifth Annual Partner Agency Conference, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Rd., 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 252-6252,

            • “The Power of Art in Egyptian Revolution,” Tahrir Square artist Mohamed Abla, lecture, reception and exhibit at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague, 6 p.m., 464-7071

Apr 18            • Ecumenical Tenebrae Service, Cathedral of St. John, 127 E. 12th Ave., 7 p.m., 838-4277

Apr 19            • “Green Up Coeur d’Alene Earth Day Celebration,” Kootenai County Environmental Alliance, 3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Library, 702 E. Front St.

            • Sandpoint Earth Day Celebration, Forrest Bird Charter School, 614 S. Madison, noon to 4 p.m., 208-265-9565

Apr 20            • Easter Sunrise Service, organized by Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, 6:30 a.m., 368-9541

Apr 23            • HOME Childcare Scholarship Fundraiser Tea, 205 Monroe Hall, EWU, 2 to 4 p.m.

Apr 23, 24            • Visiting Lecture Series, Faythe Levine, researcher, multi-media artist, curator, author and collector in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday at Spokane Falls Community College Building 24 Room 110, at 11:30 a.m., and at Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Auditorium, 6:30 p.m., Thursday at EWU Art Department Auditorium, noon

Apr 24            • Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center Annual Benefit Breakfast, Okechukwu Ojogho, MD, specialist in transplant surgery at Providence Health & Services, Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. 7:30 to 9 a.m.,

            • Family Promise Night at the Civic Theatre, 747-5487,

Apr 25            • “Anita,” documentary on Anita Hill, Women’s and Gender Studies and Communication Studies, Magic Lantern Theater, 25 W. Main #150, 6 p.m., 359-2898,

            • Stand Against Racism, GU Multicultural Education Center, Gonzaga Law School Barbieri Courtroom, noon to 1 p.m., 313-5835,

Apr 26            • Earth Day Spokane, Riverfront Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 208-755-5323,

            • Earth Day Fair, Boundary County Fairgrounds, Bonners Ferry, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 208-290-2720

            • Healthy Kids Day, Spokane Valley YMCA, 9 a.m. to noon, 777-9622,

            • Sukiyaki Dinner, Highland Park United Methodist, 611 S. Garfield, noon to 6 p.m.

             Spring Compost Fair & Arbor Day Celebration, Finch Arboretum, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 625-6800

             • Remembering Generations – Family Search Symposium, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 10405 W. Melville Dr., Cheney, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 838-6489 or visit

Apr 26, 27            • Annual Fair Trade Event of the Charity and Justice Committee, St. Joseph’s Parish, 4521 N. Arden Rd., Otis Orchards, Saturday 2 to 7 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,

Apr 27            • Haru Matsuri (Spring Food Festival), Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., 10:30 a.m., 534-7954,            • CROP Hunger Walk, The Lair at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St., noon register, 1:30 p.m., walk along Centennial Trail, 468-4099,

            • “Saving Our Future: Rescuing Children from the Holocaust,” Yom HaShoah Observance, Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th Ave., 7 p.m., 747-3304

Apr 28            • Human Rights Banquet, Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations, Coeur d’Alene Inn, 414 W. Appleway, 208-765-3932

            • “Do You Buy It?” Video Contest, Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media for ages 13 to 18,

Apr 30            • The Fig Tree 30th Anniversary Dinner, Michael Kinnamon and Mary Stamp, Whitworth University HUB, 6 to 8:30 p.m., 535-1813,, (flier)

May 2            • Weekend of Healing for Women, “Consider Him,” Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 448-1224, ext. 109

May 3            • One Million Meals, WU Field House, 9 a.m., noon, 3 and 6 p.m., 503-936-2371,

            • “May Day…Mayday: Finding Peace in a Busy Life,” Patricia Novak, OSF, Franciscan Place at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 483-6495 ext. 133


Monthly events

1st/3rd Weds            • Death Penalty Abolition Committee, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.

2nd Tues            • Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee, 35 W. Main, 6 p.m.

2nd Wed            • Veterans for Peace, 35 W. Main, 6:45 p.m.

1st /3rd Thurs            • Peace and Justice Action Committee, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.



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