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December 2016 Calendar Events

To Dec 11            • Tree of Sharing at Northtown, River Park Square and Spokane Valley Malls, 808-4919, mcconnelltos@gmail.com

Dec 1            • Little Black Dress, YWCA, collecting bras for Our Sister’s Closet, Nectar Tasting Room, 120 S. Stevens, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 798-9304, ywcaspokane.org

Dec 1, 8, 15            • The Voice of Our Prayers, Temple Beth Shalom, 1322 E. 30th, 7 p.m.

Dec 2-3            • Weekend Advent Retreat, “Traveling through Advent with the Quiet Strength of Joseph,” Fr. Gary Caster, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 448-1224, -ihrc.net

Dec 1-24            • “All Is Calm,” 1914 encounter of soldiers in No Man’s Land told in words and song, Modern Theatre Spokane, 174 S. Howard St., Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., themoderntheater.org

Dec 1, 15            • Peace & Justice Action Committee, planning People’s Inauguration in January, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m., 838-7870, pjals.org

Dec 2            • Celebration of Women and Domestic Violence Survivors, unveiling of sculpture, YWCA, 930 N. Monroe St., 5 to 7:30 p.m., 326-1190, melaniew@ywcaspokane.org

            • Magic Lantern Theatre re-opening with “A Man Called Ove,” 25 W. Main, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Dec 3            • “Advent: Then and Now,” Linda Schearing of Gonzaga University, St. Pius X Faith Formation Center, Coeur d’Alene, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 208-765-5108

            • Pullman Islamic Center, Open House, 1155 NE Stadium Way, Pullman, 2 to 5 p.m.

            • Advent Day of Prayer, Sr. Patty Novak, OSF, The Ministry Institute, 405 E. Sinto, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 313-5765, bartletts@gonzaga.edu

            • Good Neighbor Conference, Jepson Center, Gonzaga, 330 E. DeSmet, 6 to 9 p.m.

Dec 6            • “Is Violence Preventable, Like the Flu?” Community Conversations, Northwest Associates for Biomedical Research, Stacy Wenzl, Spokane Regional Health District, at O’Dohertys Irish Grille, 525 W. Spokane Falls Blvd, 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., nwabr.org/conversation/spokane

            • St. Nicholas Day - International

Dec 8            • Transitions Holidays at the Hearth, 920 W. Second, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., 328-6702, mtracey@help4women.org

            • Feast of the Immaculate Conception - Christian/Catholic

            • Bodhi Day - Buddhist

Dec 8-17            • Christmas Bureau, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 459-5453, jlee@ccspokane.org

Dec 8            • PJALS Holiday Party, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m., 838-7870, pjals.org

Dec 9             • Cookies and Cocktails – Benefit for Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center, silent auction for Building Dreams Capital Campaign, Spokane Community College Lair Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St., 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 455-8722, https://www.facebook.com/events/365646770434873/

Dec 9-11            • Singing Nuns, “Mary’s Christmas,” Mt. St. Michael, 8500 N Saint Michaels Rd., 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, singingnuns.com

 

 

 

 

Dec 10            • Smart Justice Spokane, showing the documentary “13th” and BlackOutWA Black Prisoners Caucus legislative summit, Morning Star Baptist Church, Time TBA, 838-7870, pjals.org

            • Human Rights Day - United Nations

Dec 10-11            • “Gloria,” Whitworth University Christmas Festival Concert, Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, http://bit.ly/2eHuwiA.  

Dec 11            • Gingerbread Build Off – Christ Kitchen Fundraiser, The Davenport Grand, 10 S. Post, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., ccckministry.org

            • Blue Christmas, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, 15319 E. 8th, 3 p.m.

            • Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along, First Presbyterian, 318 S. Cedar, 4 p.m.

            • Affiniti-Celtic Christmas Concert, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague, 7 p.m., bingcrosbytheater.com/events

            • Eid-Maulad-un-Nabi - Islam

Dec 12            • Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Mexico

Dec 13            • St. Lucia Day in Sweden

Dec 16            • Celebrate Another Year of Justice, Center for Justice Winter Party, 35 W. Main, 5 to 7 p.m., 835-5211

Dec 16-24            • Las Posadas in Mexico

Dec 18            • German American Christmas Service, St. Mark’s Lutheran, 316 E. 24th Ave., 3 p.m., 928-2595

Dec 21            • “Cocoa and Contemplation for children, parents and grandparents, “How Saint Nicholas Became Santa Claus,” Deacon Tom Heavey, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6810 S. Ben Burr Rd., 9 to 11 a.m., 448-1224, skrause@ihrc.net

            • NAACP Monthly Membership Meeting, Community Building, 35 W. Main, 7 p.m., spkncpbr@gmail.com

            • Solstice

Dec 23            • Joseph Smith’s Birthday - Mormon

Dec 24-Jan 1    • Hanukkah - Jewish

Dec 25            • Christmas Day - Christian

Dec 26            • American Guild of Organists, Christmas Church Walk and Carol Sing, Manito Presbyterian, 401 E. 30th to Westminster Congregational United Church of Christ, 411 S. Washington, to Central Lutheran, 512 S. Bernard, 2 to 4 p.m. 535-7145

            • Kwanzaa - African-American/Canada-US

Jan 4            • Fig Tree Mailing, St. Mark’s, 9 a.m.

Jan 5            • Fig Tree Benefit, Board and Legislative Conference, Emmanuel Family Life Center, noon, 1 and 3 p.m., 535-1813

 

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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