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Clark County

SUNDAY

ABUNDANT LIFE CENTER will present a Wesak celebration at 12:30 p.m. at Quality Inn Conference Center, 7001 N.E. Highway 99. Wesak is the most important of the Buddhist festivals and is celebrated on the full moon in May, according to the BBC. It celebrates Buddha's birthday, and, for some, also marks his enlightenment and death, the BBC says. There will be a celebration of chanting, prayer, silent meditation and sound immersion. * http://www.my-ALC.com, 360-695-0211.

CELEBRATION BRUNCH for Ben and Tara Adams at 9:45 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. Ben Adams has been an intern at St. Andrew for the past year. He will return to the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago to continue his studies toward becoming a pastor. * 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org

UPCOMING

THE NINTH & FINAL AND JAMES YOUNGER BANDS will be featured in an event hosted by The Defenders USA, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 1 at Crossroads Community Church, 7708 N.E. 78th St. Suggested donation is $3. The event will also feature speakers Chris Gonzales and Ed Ouellette. The Defenders USA is a men's program of Shared Hope International and is raising money to prevent sex trafficking and restore trafficked women and children.

A NEW INTERN, Angela Storer, will be installed during the 8:30 and 11 a.m. June 2 services at St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 5607 N.E. Gher Road. She will serve for one year. * 360-892-7160, http://www.salcvan.org

JIM FISCHER AND FRIENDS will perform in a benefit concert for the Seafarer's Center at 7 p.m. June 8 at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St. * Tickets, $20, available by calling Al Fischer, 360-695-2239 or 360-566-3644.

CLARK COLLEGE CHORALE will present two concerts, 3 p.m. June 8 and 7 p.m. June 9, at First Congregational Church, 1220 N.E. 68th St. The 55-member group is co-directed by April Brookins Duvic and Janet Reiter. "It's a Grand Night for Singing" will feature selections from Broadway shows. * April Duvic, 360-992-2245, or Peggy Winston, 360-992-2662.