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Religion briefs: June 18, 2011

Presbyterian church to offer Bible school

Smith Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2420 N.E. Fairview Ave., Fairview, will offer the vacation Bible school 'Son Surf Beach Bash' from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, July 18-22, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.

Cost is $10 per child, but no one is turned away for inability to pay.

For more information, call 503-667-6800.

River of Life to host vacation Bible school

River of Life Church, 2477 S.W. Cherry Park Road, Troutdale, will host 'a wild vacation Bible school that celebrates God's unconditional love' for children ages 3 to 10 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, July 18-22.

At PandaMania, children will discover that God has a purpose and a plan for everyone and that He crafted each of us with His own loving hands. Each morning will include a Bible lesson, crafts, games, songs and snacks.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to pre-register, call 503-667-3141, visit rollcms.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Free gardening class at church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3600 S.E. 182nd Ave., across from Centennial High School, is offering a free gardening class at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24.

Come and be part of an interactive and highly enlightening evening full of gardening information from an experienced master. View demonstrations; learn tips and tricks of the trade specially suited for the Northwest; and have all your questions about growing fruits, vegetable and herbs answered.

Featured speaker Larinda Peterson owns Line Twenty-Five Landscape Architecture. She has been a gardening instructor with Portland Community College for more than four years and is also the recipient of awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects. No pre-registration necessary. For more information, call Linda Harmon at 503-255-4049.

Sanctuary Church offers Bible school

Sanctuary Church, 3101 S.E. Orient Drive, will offer 'Son Surf Beach Blast!' for children age 4 through fifth grade, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 22-26.

There is no charge. For information, call 503-663-7929, or visit ajesuscommunity.org/jam-kids-ministry.php.

Church offers art camp

Lynwood Friends Church, 835 S.E. 162nd Ave., is offering an art camp featuring collage, to children ages 4 to 11 from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 27-July 1.

Cost is $35 per child. For more information, call 503-252-8415.