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From ‘Exodus’ to ‘God’s Not Dead 2’: The new wave of religious movies, explained

If there were a family tree for modern religious movies, the forefather would be Mel Gibson’s 2004 phenomenon “The Passion of the Christ.” Made for $30 million, the R-rated drama went on to gross more than $600 million worldwide. Then it spawned a huge brood of descendants, including the recent release “Miracles from Heaven” and “God’s Not Dead 2,” which has grossed $17.6 million since its April 1debut.

Church to hold Art of Marriage conference

CHELAN — The Community Log Church of Brewster will hold a marriage conference April 29-30 at the Lakeside Lodge and Suites, 2312 W. Woodin Ave.

District to offer free developmental screenings

ORONDO — The Orondo School district will hold Child Find developmental screenings from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 at Orondo Elementary and Middle School, 100 Orondo School Road.

Youth circus to perform two shows Sunday

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Youth Circus will be at Pybus Public market on Sunday for two shows and a public meet-and-greet session to raise funds for the LadyBug House Organization.

Book club meeting Thursday

WENATCHEE — The First United Methodist Church Book Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Beige House on the church campus, 941 Washington St.

Celebration marks Passover

EAST WENATCHEE — The Shalom Church will celebrate a Christian Passover Seder at 6 p.m. April 22 at the church, 1052 Valley Mall Parkway.

Embracing the politics talk — with kids

One recent night at dinner, we talked about the Ku Klux Klan, and why we treasure our sacred American liberty of free speech, even when we don’t like that speech. Of course, with three elementary school kids, we also talked about the poop on the bathroom seat at school, Xbox games, and, petulantly, why we weren’t having pizza for dinner.

Fun library programs for kids on break

The North Central Regional Library will present children’s programs at several of its branch libraries during the upcoming spring break from school.

Study group to discuss Buddhist wisdom teaching

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Buddhist Center will hold a Satsang spiritual study group April 10 at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Cascade Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.