Taste of Lebanon Dinner, Sunday, April 28, 11:30 am-5:30 pm at Saint Maron Church, 602 University Ave. NE. Enjoy an authentic complete Lebanese dinner featuring baked and raw kibbe, rice with green beans and meat, hummus, garlic sauce salad, pita bread, and baklava. Free coffee, water, and pop. Cash bar with wine, beer, and Lebanese Arak. Adults $17, Children (4-12) $8. Info: 612-379-2758, stmaron.com.
The Rusin Association will be celebrating their Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage on Saturday, Feb. 4. The day will start with a Slavonic Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 2215 3rd St. NE. All are welcome. The afternoon events will be at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral Parish Center, 1701 5th St. NE, with a luncheon, lecture and entertainment. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a Carpatho-Rusyn lunch of soup, kolbasa, sauerkraut, pagach or perohi, and dessert. Wine and beer will be served. Following the luncheon at 2:30 p.m., Professor Magocsi will speak and sign his new book. Entertainment will be provided by Olelsiy Khrystych and the Children’s Carpathy dance ensemble. Advanced registration and payment is required for the lunch by Jan. 25: adults $25., students $10. Payment for the lecture only is $7., free for students, and payable at the door. For more information email, firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Karen Varian at 763-242-4898, or visit mnrusinassociation.homestead.com.
Holiday Bake and Craft Sale at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 825 51st Ave. NE, Saturday, Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring Scandinavian and other baked goods, quilt sale, crafts, lunch and more. Lunch served 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Questions, call 763-571-9721.
Are you interested in becoming Catholic? Or do you want to return to the faith of your childhood? You are invited to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, (RCIA) classes, to be held in the conference room at River Village, 2919 Randolph Street NE. Classes begin Thursday, Dec. 1, 6:30-8 p.m. For more information call the parish office at the Church of the Holy Cross, 612-789-7238 or David Piskorski, 763-792-0135 or via email at DavidPiskorski@yahoo.com. These classes are for adults who have never been baptized, who have been baptized but not yet confirmed, or anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith.
Immaculate Conception Church and School, 4030 Jackson St. NE, Columbia Heights, will be hosting a Bingo and Turkey Raffle in their church hall, Sunday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Play bingo for cash. Cards, 50 cents each. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information call 763-788-9062, or visit www.ICCSonline.org.
The Church of the Holy Cross, 1630 4th St. NE, will be having their annual Turkey Bingo, Sunday, Nov. 13 from 2-5 p.m. in the Kolbe Center. Come enjoy a fun afternoon and try to win a Thanksgiving turkey. Sponsored by the Northeast Holy Name Society.
St. Maron Church, 600 University Ave. NE, is having its Annual Bake Sale of Lebanese Pastries, Bread, and more. Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Holiday Crafts, pre-orders due Nov. 2. For more information call, 612-379-2758.
Salem Covenant Church, 2655 5th St. NW, New Brighton, will be hosting a rummage sale called “Make-an-Offer Sale and Bake Sale.” Wednesday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m.-7 p.m and Thursday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The $5 bag sale starts at 2 p.m. on Thursday and coffee and cookies will be served both days. For more information call 651.633.9615 or visit www.salem-covenant.church.