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SATURDAY

BENEFIT CONCERT featuring Sally Harmon and bassist Frank Gruner at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 8310 MacArthur Blvd. Admission, $15, includes dessert. Benefits Safe Haven of Immanuel, a free after-school drop-in center. Tickets at the door or by reservation. * 360-694-3661.

ABUNDANT GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH will celebrate Black History Month 11 a.m. at 10709 S.E. 10th St. Families are invited for poetry reading, music, an African dance group and soul food. * http://www.abundantgracefellowship.org.

SUNDAY

JOURNALING AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE: The Rev. Sandy Shipley will introduce the art of journaling and facilitate a class from 1 to 4 p.m. at Abundant Life Center, Quality Inn conference center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. Cost is $20. Abundant Life Center is a congregationally led, independent New Thought spiritual community. * Register: 360-695-0211.

TUESDAY

MARDI GRAS PANCAKES AND CONCERT: Music by Matt Anderson, intern vicar at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will be followed by pancakes. Suggested donation: $10 adults, $5 children, $20 per family. Proceeds will help support youth attending a gathering in New Orleans this summer. * http://www.salcvan.org, 360-892-7160.

MARRIAGE CLASS, a nine-week interactive course to build respect and understanding, Tuesdays Feb. 21 through April 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Road. Open to all married couples; engaged couples if wedding date is set. * dianeb@stjoe.org or 360-696-4407.

ASH WEDNESDAY

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Stephen Patterson, professor of religious and ethical studies at Willamette University, will speak at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 4300 Main St. The lecture will be preceded by a soup and bread dinner at 5:45 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. A worship service, with disposition of ashes, will conclude the evening at 7:30 p.m. * 360-694-3363.

ST. ANDREW LUTHERAN CHURCH: Music at noon and 7 p.m. at the church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. Services include imposition of ashes and Holy Communion. Midweek Lenten services will continue at noon and 7 p.m., with a soup supper at 6 p.m. Wednesdays through March 28. Child care available at all evening services. * http://www.salcvan.org, 360-892-7160.

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH: Music, with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion, 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1309 Franklin St. Midweek Lenten services will continue at 7 p.m., Wednesdays through March 28. Soup suppers at 6 p.m. will precede all evening services. * http://www.stpaulvancouver.com, 360-693-3531.

UPCOMING

MACARTHUR BOULEVARD CHRISTIAN CHURCH will offer a free movie and food for the entire family, 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25 at the church, 7300 MacArthur Blvd. * 360-694-2527.

MENTAL HEALTH CARE: Columbia Pastoral Counseling Center’s annual meeting dinner, 6 p.m. Feb. 26, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. The Rev. Shelly Fayette, associate priest of Church of the Good Shepherd, will be the speaker. Donations accepted. * Register: 360-696-1615.

ENNEAGRAM WORKSHOP: Abundant Life Center will present a workshop on the ancient enneagram, a system of personality classification, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 26 at Quality Inn conference center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. The Revs. Suzan Hill and Draq Druella will facilitate the workshop. Suggested donation $15. Abundant Life Center is a congregationally led, independent New Thought spiritual community. * Register: 360-695-0211.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY with Dave Ramsey, a 13-week Bible-based accountability class, offers classes at First Friends Church, 2710 N.E. 65th Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 28. * Heather Doty, 360-695-4455.