This Month in Church History – The Nauvoo Illinois Temple

Announcement:  April 4, 1999

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:  Oct. 24, 1999 by President Gordon B. Hinckley

Public Open House:  May 6 –June 22, 2002

Dedication:  June 27-30, 2002 by President Gordon B. Hinckley – 113th operating temple

Site:  3.3 acres.

Exterior Finish:  Limestone block quarried in Russellville, Ala.

Ordinance Rooms:  Four ordinance rooms (four-stage progressive) and six sealing.

Total Floor Area:  54,000 square feet.

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Temple Locale
The Nauvoo Illinois Temple stands on a high bluff overlooking a bend in the Mississippi River. The majestic building is a faithful reproduction of the original Nauvoo Temple built by Mormon settlers in the 1840s, dedicated on April 30, 1846 and destroyed by arson fire in 1848 and tornado-force winds in 1850. Featured on the grounds west of the temple is a statue depicting the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith on horseback; both were martyred in Carthage Jail during construction of the original temple. Nauvoo is rich in Church history and the destination of thousands of tourists each year. The temple operates an accelerated summer schedule to accommodate demand. Summer is also the season of the popular Nauvoo Pageant, “A Tribute to... Read Full Story →

Wholesome Recreation Guide – March 8-15

Ansel Adams photographs at Jundt

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Wartime photographs taken by the legendary Ansel Adams will be featured at the Jundt Art Museum on the campus of Gonzaga University through March 29.  The collection depicts a Japanese-American relocation camp in California during World War II. The Jundt Art Museum includes nearly 5,000 square feet of space housing a permanent collection as well as a variety of rotating exhibits. The museum is free to the public and open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more, visit www.gonzaga.edu.

Loving the Language of Poetry

The Spokane East Stake will host “Loving the Language of Poetry,” an Especially for Women event on Wednesday, March 12 at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Chapel, 5322 N. Evergreen in Spokane Valley. This interactive experience will explore several different types of poetry and discuss the language of the genre. Attendees will discover the meaning and history behind some of the world’s most famous poems and perhaps see poetry in a new light.

Campbell House at MAC

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Wholesome Recreation Guide – Aug. 15-22

Pickin’ on the Prairie Antique Show

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Farm décor, antiques and unique handcrafts are just a few of the items you’ll find at “Pickin’ on the Prairie” Antique Show and Artisan Market this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Past Blessings Farm, 8521 N. Orchard Prairie Road, 10 blocks north of Bigelow Gulch Road in Spokane. Music and food will also be part of the agenda. Admission is $4 for those 12 and over.

Free movie, concert at Pavillion Park

Never been to the spacious amphitheater at Pavillion Park in Liberty Lake? There’s still time this summer. This Friday, Aug. 16, the movie, “Bolt” (rated PG) about a dog who travels cross country to save his friend will begin at dusk. On Saturday, the park will host Grammy-award winning guitarist Robert Cray and his band beginning at 7 p.m. Both the movie and concert are free. Pavilion Park is located at 727 N. Molter Road in Liberty Lake.

Manito Park Bench Music Series

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Drop by one of Spokane’s most well-known greenspaces this spring and summer for free concerts featuring the best in local jazz, folk, acoustic and contemporary music. The Manito Park Bench Live Music Series runs every Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 through Aug. 23. This year’s lineup features the likes of Matt Russell, Maxie Ray Mills, Union Street, Paul Grove and more. The Manito Park Bench is located at 1928 S. Tekao St. on the South Hill... Read Full Story →

REMINDER: BYU Management Society Family Movie Night, Tonight!

The Spokane chapter of the BYU Management Society will sponsor a Family Movie Night tonight at the Garland Theatre at 924 W. Garland in Spokane.

The 90-minute film, “One Good Man: Life as a Latter-day Dad,” will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, or $15 for an entire family. Funds go toward college scholarships for local LDS high school seniors and returning missionaries. Cash and checks will be accepted at the theater, but not credit or debit cards.

The BYU Management Society is hoping area wards will support this activity as a fun Family Home Evening activity as well as a unique missionary opportunity. To learn more about other BYU Management Society events, call Randy Kimm at 509-924-8989.

For more information about the movie, “One Good Man,” visit http://www.onegoodman.com.

BYU Management Society presents Family Movie Night

The Spokane chapter of the BYU Management Society will sponsor a Family Movie Night on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Garland Theatre at 924 W. Garland in Spokane.

The 90-minute film, “One Good Man: Life as a Latter-day Dad,” will begin at 7 p.m. Cost is $5 per person, or $15 for an entire family. Funds go toward college scholarships for local LDS high school seniors and returning missionaries.

To purchase tickets for this family appropriate movie, go to www.ms.byu.edu/spokane. Tickets will also be sold on the day of the event. Cash and checks will be accepted at the theater, but not credit or debit cards.

The BYU Management Society is hoping area wards will support this activity as a fun Family Home Evening activity as well as a unique missionary opportunity. To learn more about other BYU Management Society events, call Randy Kimm at 509-924-8989.

For more information about the movie, “One Good Man,” visit http://www.onegoodman.com.

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