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September 2016 Calendar Events

Aug 31-Sept 5   • Pig Out in the Park, Riverfront Park, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., spokanepigout.com

Sept 8            • “Saffron and Honey: Muslims, Jews and Christians in Medieval Spain,” Antonio Gomez, Temple Beth Shalom, 6:30 p.m., dinner, 747-7394, spokanetbs.org

Sept 10            •  Faith Action Network Central Washington Cluster Meeting, Ellensburg First United Methodist, 210 N. Ruby, 2:30 p.m., 206-625-9790, fanwa.org

            • Come, Listen and Sing, hymns, solos, instruments, All Saints Lutheran, 314 S. Spruce, 4 p.m., 327-2827, nishacoulter@gmail.com

Sept 11            • SpokeFest 2016, three routes that are 211, 29 or 50 miles and Bike Safety Rodeo, 8 a.m., Kendall Yards, spokefest.org

            • Grandparent’s Day, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Pl., 1 to 4 p.m., 924-6976, s.schermer@q.com

            • “How Can Spokane Become a More Compassionate City?” Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W Fort Wright Dr., 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., onepeacemanypaths.org

Sept 13            • “Between the Shadow and the Light” Art Exhibit opening, Lied Center for Visual Art, Whitworth University, 5 p.m., artist lecture, 6 p.m., 777-3258 or WUArt@whitworth.edu

Sept 13-Oct 28   • “Between the Shadow and the Light” exhibit, U.S. and African artists engage on five themes: Remembrance, Resistance, Reconciliation, Representation and Re-visioning, Bryan Oliver Gallery, Whitworth, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 777-3258 

Sept 14            • Senior Empowerment Community Fair, Spokane Housing Ventures, Clare View Seniors Community Building, 4827 S. Palouse Hwy., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 252-6500, crystaldawnw@spokanehousingventures.org

            • “Road to Discovery” walking tour of Immaculate Heart Retreat Center (IHRC), 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 448-1224, ext. 105, development@ihrc.net

Sept 14, 19            • Package food at Northwest Harvest Distribution Center, 3808 N. Sullivan #15-K, 10 a.m. to noon on 14th, and 7:30 p.m. on 19th, 891-7012, northwestharvest.org

Sept 16-Oct 30  • “Chinese Lantern Festival–World of Light,” displays, performances and demonstrations and activities, Riverfront Park, Clocktower Meadow, opens 5 p.m. daily, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., spokanelanternfestival.com

Sept. 17            • Annual Spokane River Clean-Up in Spokane Valley, the University District, the Downtown River Gorge area, High Bridge Park and People’s Park, 209-2851, lbox@landscouncil.org

            • Constitution Day 2016 Town Hall with candidates for Washington’s 5th Congressional District, Whitworth President Beck Taylor, moderator, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth, 7 p.m., 777-4739, whitworthcommstudies.org

            • St. Joseph Family Center Closing Ceremony, 1016 N. Superior, 11 a.m., 995-7997

Sept 18            • Soka Gakai Exhibition, “Building a Culture of Peace for the Children of the World/Peace Pinwheel Making Project, Soka Gaki Center, 1717 W. 6th St., 1 to 5 p.m., onepeacemanypaths@gmail.com

            • Faith Action Network Yakima and Tri-Cities Cluster Meeting, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 640 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Kennewick, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 206-625-9790, fanwa.org

Sept 19            • NAACP Monthly Membership Meeting, Community Building, 35 W. Main, 7 to 9 p.m., spkncpbr@gmail.com, or visit spokanenaacp.com

 

Sept 20            • Caring for Kids Luncheon, benefit for St. Anne’s Children and Family Center and Morning Star Boys’ Ranch, speaker Mary LoVerde, DoubleTree Hotel Downtown Spokane, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 358-4254, catholiccharitiesspokane.org

            • Native Non-Native Talking Circle with speaker Paul Wapato, Sr., Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct.,  6 to 8 p.m., 443-4884

Sept 20            • Benefit Breakfast for Project Hope, speaker Kent Hoffman, a therapist, Champions Room of the Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon, 7:30 a.m., 703-7433,  james@project hopespokane.org

 

 

Sept 21            • Coffee and Contemplation: “Greater Things Shall You Do.  Holy Spirit Opportunities for Healing Today,” Andi and Ernie McGoran, Catholic Charismatic Renewal, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr, 9 to 11 a.m., 448-1224, skrause@ihrc.net

            • Community Sing for Peace, Gonzaga choir and community, Hemmingson Center, noon to 12:10 p.m., onepeacemanypaths@gmail.com

            • Compassion Games Closing with World Peace Flag Ceremony, Hemmingson Center, GU, 6:30 p.m., onepeacemanypaths@gmail.com

Sept 22            • Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m., 838-7870, pjals.org

            • Fall Equinox "Finding Balance in your life," service with chants, meditation featuring native american flutes, St. David's Episcopal Church, 7315 N. Wall St., Spokane. For more information 466-3100

Sept 22-24            • Greek Festival Dinner, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1703 N. Washington, 328-9310, holytrinityspokane.org/festival.html

Sept 23-25            • Valleyfest 2016, Mirabeau Point Park/CenterPlace Regional Event Center, valleyfest.org

Sept 24            •   Fiesta Spokane Heritage Festival, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wall St. downtown, latinohopefoundation.org/Hispanic-heritage-festival.html

            • 2016 End AIDS Walk, Spokane AIDS Network, Riverfront Park’s North Bank Shelter, 10 a.m. 455-8993, spokaneaids.wixsite.com/san-nw1

Sept 26-Oct 2  • “Living as a Monk in Everyday Life,”Spirit Center, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, ID, 208-962-2000, www.Spirit-Center.org

Sept 27            • Laudato Si: “Practical Stewardship and Our Responsibility,” dinner, Bishop Emeritus William Skylstad and Fr. Joseph Sullivan, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., 448-1224

            • “On Mission: East Africa and the Missional Church,” panel on Muslims partnering with the American church, South African speaker Musa and panel of Whitworth and Partners International leaders, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth, 7 p.m., 777-4437, oce@whitworth.edu

Sept 28            • “Experiencing Mercy from God and from Ourselves,” Silent Day of Prayer on the Sacrament of Reconciliation, Msgr. John Steiner, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., 448-1224, ext. 109, programs@ihrc.net

            • Caritas Mini Resource Fair, Spokane Friends Church, 1612 W. Dalke, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 326-3349

            • Spokane Police Accountability and Reform Coalition, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m., 838-7870

            • Family Promise of Spokane Benefit, “Beauty and the Beast,” Spokane Civic Theatre, 1020 N Howard, 6:30 p.m., 747-5487

Sept 30 – Oct 1  • “Bitter or Better? Empowered Through Loss, Grief, Trauma and Depression,” Women’s Healing and Empowerment Network and YWCA,  Hillyard Baptist, 2121 E. Wabash, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 323-2123, mablecdunbar@gmail.com

            • L’Arche Auction, “There’s No Place Like Home,” St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave., 5 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, 483-0438

            • Partnering for Progress “Into Africa Auction,” Mirabeau Park Hotel, Spokane Valley, 5:30 p.m., 720-8408, email info@partneringforprogress.org or visit partneringforprogress.org

Oct 3-5            • Turner Memorial Lectures, “Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community,” Leah Gunning Francis, Englewood Christian Church in Yakima, disciplesnw.org/event/2016turnerlectures

Oct 5            • Ministry Institute Benefit, “Beauty and the Beast,” Civic Theatre, 1020 N. Howard, 313-5763

           • Fig Tree distribution, St. Mark’s Lutheran, 316 E. 24th, 9 a.m., 535-1813

Oct 6            • The Fig Tree Board, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct., 1 p.m., noon Benefit Planning, 535-1813

Oct 7            • Indian classical music concert, South Asia Cultural Association of Spokane, Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard, 7 to 9 p.m., 467-5558

Oct 8            • Caritas Craft and Bake Sale, Spokane Friends, 1612 W. Dalke, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 326-3349

 

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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