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24-hour prayer vigil: To end the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, July 9 and 10, St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 4312 84th St. NE, Marysville; 360-659-1727.

Virgin Island Steel Pan Drum Band performance, 9:30 and 11 a.m. July 10. Advent Lutheran Church, 4306 132nd St. SE, Mill Creek; 425-337-5373,

Public talk: Geshe-La, Buddhist monk of the Gelugpa Lineage, discusses developing self-confidence and compassion, 7 p.m. July 12, Anacortes Public Library, 1222 10th St., Anacortes; 360-293-7144.

Christian Women’s Club: Red hat madness luncheon, 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 14, $15.50, Mill Creek Country Club, 15500 Country Club Drive, Mill Creek; 425-776-0868, 425-338-4498.

Introduction to Buddhism: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, through July 14, Forest Park, Spruce Hall, Everett;

Day of recollection: Topic is the mystical life, with the Rev. Charles Garrity, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 23, $15 donation, Carmelite Institute of Spirituality, 27008 78th Ave. NW, Stanwood; 360-629-4032.

Steubenville Northwest: Register now for a summer Catholic high school youth conference July 29 through 31 for ages 14-18 at St. Martin’s College in Lacey; 360-764-4667, ext. 603,

Sacred Music in a Sacred Garden concert, 2 p.m. July 31, Holyrood Cemetery, 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline; 206-522-0996.

International Summer Conference: Kairos Prison Ministry International’s annual summer concert, Aug. 3-7, Seattle Pacific University, 3307 Third Ave. W., Seattle; 407-629-4948,

Western Washington Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference: “You, Too, Are Living Stones,” with Archbishop Alex Brunnett, Father Tom Forrest and Patti Gallagher Mansfield, Aug. 5 through 7, $20 to $135, Immaculate Conception Church, 2501 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 206-364-2272,

CLASS: Christian Leaders, Authors and Speaker Services, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 22-24, Lake Hills Church, 406 140th Ave. SE, Bellevue; 800-433-6633,

Gaither Homecoming Tour: Bill Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band’s 10th anniversary tour, 7 p.m. Oct. 7, $12.95 and $34.75, Everett Events Center, 866-332-8499.

Extraordinary Faith Conference 2005: Special guests Sandi Patty, Chonda Pierce, Jennifer Rothschild, Oct. 7 and 8, $45 to $109, Key Arena, Seattle; 888-493-2484.

Vacation Bible schools

VBS Safari Adventure, starts July 10, ages 4 to 15. Marysville Christian Church, 1636 Fourth St., Marysville; 360-653-1424.

“Serengeti Trek – Where Kids Are Wild About God,” 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 10 through 15, ages 5 through 12. Arlington Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 713 Talcott St., Arlington; 360-403-0231.

“Serengeti Trek – Where Kids Are Wild About God,” 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 11 through 15, ages 4 through 12. Light of the Cross Lutheran Church, 2712 180th St. SE, Bothell; 425-485-8974.

“Serengeti Trek – Where Kids Get Wild About God,” 9 a.m. to noon July 25 through 28. Special guest: Reptile Man. Serengeti party, 5 p.m. July 28. Bethany Christian Assembly, 2715 Everett Ave., Everett; 425-339-3303,

“Kingdom of the Son: A Prayer Safari,” 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 1 through 5, preschool through sixth graders, $15 before July 15, $20 at the door. Immaculate Conception/Our Lady of Perpetual Help; 425-349-7014, 360-659-6683.

Religion editor Kathleen Tussing can be contacted at 425-339-3423 or The Herald, P.O. Box 930, Everett, WA 98206. Fax 425-339-3469. Event information will not be taken over the phone. Deadline is noon Wednesday.

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