BLOCK PARTY AND OPEN HOUSE, 1 to 4 p.m. at Fourth Plain Church, 2400 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Games, a bounce house, snacks and prizes.
MARRIAGETEAM: THE RECEPTION, 7 p.m. at Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver. MarriageTeam aims to strengthen and save marriages on a national level. $25 includes dessert. Information at www.marriageteam.org/the-reception. 360-450-3181.
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM DEDICATION, 12:30 p.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. Expanded outdoor preschool classroom encourages children to experience nature. 360-892-7160 or www.salcvan.org.
BLESSING OF BACKPACKS, 8:30 and 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. Students and teachers may bring their backpacks for a blessing to help them remember that God is with them all the time. 360-892-7160. www.salcvan.org.
FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY with Dave Ramsey, a 13-week Bible-based accountability class is offered at several locations:
o Faith Center Church, 10702 N.E. 117th Ave., 6 p.m. Sunday. Patti Rogers, 360-253-2484.
o Living Purpose Church and Bethel Community, 1438 B St., Washougal, 6 p.m. Monday. Lisa Simpson, 360-818-4745.
o Epikos Church, 709 N.E. 136th Ave., 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Jacob Whitley, 360-356-2448.
o Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., 7 p.m. Tuesday. Jeffrey Fisch, 360-892-2421.
THIRD ANNUAL GOSPEL FEST, 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Battle Ground United Methodist Church, 10300 N.E. 199th St., Battle Ground, featuring Jim Fischer, a local pianist, composer, producer, recording artist and entertainer; Classic Gospel Sons, a Southern gospel quartet; and the AME Zion Choir. Free, with child care provided. A silent auction will raise money for charity. Dave, 360-694-6356.
RUMMAGE SALE, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 28 and 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at Mill Plain United Methodist Church, 15804 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Proceeds will help fund mission projects. 360-892-2421.
CLASSIC GOSPEL SONS will perform at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 30 at Woodland Church of the Nazarene, 2000 Lewis River Road, Woodland. A free-will offering will be taken. 360-225-8662.
MUSIC, POETRY AND DANCE, 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver, 4505 E. 18th St., Vancouver. Fadin’ by 9 and Circle Round will perform at the family-friendly event. Donations accepted. 360-750-4406.
PERSONAL MANTRA WORKSHOP, an experiential class presented by Rev. Roberta Winn and Abundant Life Center to promote inner healing and spiritual development, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Abundant Life Center, Quality Inn Conference Center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99, Vancouver. $15. 360-695-0211 or www.my-ALC.com.