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Warriors 'Mormon Night' Feb. 19

OAKLAND, Calif., — Missionaries will sing and former NBA player Thurl Bailey will speak after the Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors game Feb. 19 for LDS Night.

The full-time missionaries from the Oakland/San Francisco California Mission will sing the national anthem on Feb. 19 as the game begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Oracle Arena in Oakland. LDS youth will play in a 5-on-5 scrimmage at halftime and a mission-sponsored Family History display will be set up on the concourse

Bailey will speak post-game on game night and again on Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. at the Oakland Interstake Center in a "What Matters Most" fireside. No tickets are required but seating is limited.

Following the fireside, from 6-7 p.m., attendees can tour the temple visitors center and meet Bailey.

For game tickets call 510-986-2242 or e-mail Special offer code is "LDS."

Women's retreat scheduled in March

REXBURG, Idaho — The second annual Nauvoo West women's retreat will be March 25 and 26 at the Springhill Suites Marriott Hotel in Rexburg.

"This retreat offers some of the same experiences as the Women's Retreat in Nauvoo (Ill.)," said Beverly Kingsford, Rexburg retreat director. "Those attending will see the Relief Society re-enactment just as it is performed in the Red Brick Store in Nauvoo."

The theme is "Women of Hope," and the keynote speaker is Glenn Rawson, the voice of "Sounds of Sunday" and producer and host of BYU-TV's "The Joseph Smith Papers."

Early registration by Feb. 10 is $49 for the full event, $59 after Feb. 10. To register, visit

Elder Scott to speak on Feb. 19

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Elder Richard G. Scott, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve, will speak at a fireside for Spanish-speaking members of the Mormon church in the greater San Francisco Bay Area on Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. at the San Felipe Building, 4977 San Felipe Rd., San Jose.

An English translation of Elder Scott's remarks will not be provided for those who don't speak Spanish.

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