Immaculate Heart Retreat Center will offer opportunities to explore its programs, grounds and facilities on July 17 and Aug. 7.
The “Road to Discovery” programs feature a facility and grounds tour along with a brief program and a light lunch. The free events begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Road, Spokane. There is no charge for the “Road to Discovery” tour and lunch but reservations are requested and can be made by calling 448-1224 or can be made online.
The tours are designed to introduce the Retreat Center’s spiritual ministries and the impact they provide for individuals, families and youth, according to a press release, and provides an overview for anyone interested in individual or group retreats, volunteer opportunities, or looking for facilities to accommodate meetings, business retreats and life celebrations.
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