Drop in and Write
Feb
20
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Our December host is local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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Creating Collage Poetry
Feb
22
7:00 PM19:00

Creating Collage Poetry

THU. FEB. 22 // 7 - 9 PM

Combine elements of poetry and collage in this hands-on workshop led by Spokane poet Kat Smith. We’ll cut, paste, combine, and erase to bring together words and images from a variety of sources — “pawing through popular culture like sculptors on trash heaps,” as writer Annie Dillard puts it. You’ll go home with an original piece of visual poetry, along with the skills to create more on your own. Source materials will be provided, but feel free to bring any books, magazines, postcards, etc., to incorporate into your poetic collage. All experience levels welcome.

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Drop in & Code
Feb
23
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in & Code

FOURTH FRI. OF THE MONTH // 4-5:30 PM

ADULTS & YOUTH GRADES 3+ // Explore the world of coding and computer science at your own pace using game-based lessons on Code.org and Scratch. Bring your laptop or checkout one of our laptops or tablets.  You can even create an account to save your progress and continue playing — ahem, we mean learning — at home.

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Drop in and Write
Feb
27
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Mar
2
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 1st and 3rd Friday of February and March, and the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month after!

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Mar
8
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU. MAR. 8 // 5:30 PM

ADULTS & TEENS // A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices.

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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Drop in and Art
Mar
10
3:00 PM15:00

Drop in and Art

SAT. MAR. 10 // 3:00-4:30 PM

Getting tired of Winter? Celebrate the coming Spring by creating paper flowers at the second of our Drop in and Art events! We might not have the real things blooming yet, but the flowers you create will bring the feeling of Spring-time to your home!

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 Pi Day Workshop: Making Music with Tiny Computers
Mar
10
5:00 PM17:00

Pi Day Workshop: Making Music with Tiny Computers

SAT. MAR. 10 // 5 - 8 PM

ADULTS & KIDS AGES 12 + // Join an all-star team of local tinkerers, techies and music-makers to explore the world of electronic music. Learn to make sound using Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Micro:bit and other pint-sized computers — plus, perhaps, a banana, a synthesizer or some play-doh. Once you've created your magnificent musical machine, you're invited to showcase it at our Pi Day Celebration on Mar. 14 @ 6 PMRegister online // $10.

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West Central Community Advice Night
Mar
12
6:00 PM18:00

West Central Community Advice Night

If you live in the West Central neighborhood, we want to hear from you! What days and hours should Spark Central be open during? What kinds of programs should Spark Central provide? How can we better serve you and our community?

Come to Spark Central at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 12th to help us answer these questions. A free dinner and free childcare will be provided to all who attend. We hope to see you there! 

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Pi{e} Day
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Pi{e} Day

WED. MAR. 14 // 6 - 9 PM

A wild celebration of the most irrational of numbers: Pi.

HUH?
The number "pi" — or 3.14 — rose to fame for being the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Geometry aside, there's a certain mystical allure to the number: Its digits carry on into infinity — "irrational" in math terms. In other words, it's simply unfathomable. 

OH. UH, SO...
So we're having a party! There will be puns. There will be pies (the kind you eat). There will be a cutthroat recitation war, where people try to name as many digits of the number they can store in their brains. And to top it all off, we'll be showcasing music created by tiny computers known as Raspberry Pi's and their cousins, Arduinos.  No cost // everyone welcome.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Mar
16
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 3rd Friday of every month!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
Mar
20
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

MAR. 20 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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Get Lit! Workshop: Creating Collaborative Comics
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Get Lit! Workshop: Creating Collaborative Comics

THU. MAR. 22 // 7 - 9 PM

Join local comics creators for a collaborative experience writing and illustrating comics. In the process, you'll learn each artist's approach to conceptualizing and creating their work. The collaborative pieces will be illustrated by the instructors. Tiffany Patterson, Derrick Freeland, Chelsea Martin, Simeon Mills and published on limited edition postcards for the Get Lit! Festival. Artwork created at this workshop will be unveiled at a Get Lit! event at the Bartlett on April 25. Register online // $10 (no-cost registration available.)

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Workshop: Power 2 the Poetry
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Power 2 the Poetry

TUE. APR. 3 // 7 - 9 PM

A workshop in writing and performing powerful poetry led by the poets of Power 2 the Poetry, a local movement promoting freedom of expression, providing a platform to underrepresented demographics in our community and growing awareness of social, cultural, and political issues.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Apr
13
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 3rd Friday of every month!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
Apr
17
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

APR. 17 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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Starstruck:  Reading & Book Release
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Starstruck: Reading & Book Release

Join us during the GetLit! Festival for an astronomical poetry reading and book release of Starstruck, a Spark Central community book project led by Laura Read and Mark Anderson, our Spokane Poet Laureate. Finely crafted, limited edition books will be available for $15, with proceeds benefiting Spark Central (get yours while they last!).

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 3rd Friday of every month!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
May
15
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

MAY 15 // 10 - 11 AM

Discover new ways to play together and spark your young one's healthy mental, social, and emotional growth. Meet other families, eat a healthy snack, and get creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! No cost // no registration required.

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Girls Code @ Spark
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT. FEB. 17 // 10 AM

GRADES 4-7 // Learn to create your own story — choose a setting, characters, and action — using core computer coding concepts. Create, collaborate, code! We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate. No cost; registration required.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Feb
16
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 1st and 3rd Friday of February and March, and the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month after!

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Drop in and Write
Feb
13
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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Drop in and Art
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Drop in and Art

SATURDAY, FEB. 10 // 4:00-5:30 PM

In the first session of our new monthly drop in and art program, join creative mastermind Dr. Annmarie Edwards to design and create your own personalized Valentine's day cards, flowers and envelopes for your special someone.

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Girls Rock Lab: Instrument Petting Zoo
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Rock Lab: Instrument Petting Zoo

SAT. FEB. 10 // 10 AM - 12 PM

GRADES 2 - 4 // Kick-start a lifetime of musical joy with a morning of plucking strings, plunking on keys and tapping out rhythms in an encouraging and supportive enviromnent. We'll practice listening to one another, play around with sound and, of course, leave plenty of time for jamming on a variety of instruments. Register online // no cost.

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Drop in and Write
Feb
6
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT. OF THE MONTH // 3 PM

GRADES 8-12 // Take your creative writing to the next level with support from other teen writers and published local authors. Get feedback on works-in-progress (bring one or two pages in any genre for workshop), and create new work using a variety of writing prompts. Hosted by Spokane poet Kat Smith. You bring the ideas and we’ll bring the snacks!

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Feb
2
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

FIRST AND THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 1st and 3rd Friday of February and March, and the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month after!

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Drop in and Write
Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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Make Your Own Podcast
Jan
27
9:00 AM09:00

Make Your Own Podcast

SAT. JAN. 27 // 9 AM - 12 PM (Open lab time from 12 PM - 5 PM)

Conceptualize your first podcast with help from seasoned podcasters. Then, learn what you'll need to bring it to life. Get gear recommendations (from scrappy to fancy) and learn to record and edit it using free audio editing software Audacity. Sign up with a friend, fly solo, or recruit a co-host when you arrive. After the class, you can use our drop-in hours as "lab time" to complete your project.

The instructors, Andrea Parrish and Jeremiah Puhek, are the creators of the podcast A Thousand Things to Talk About

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Drop in and Write
Jan
23
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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Spark Salon 2018
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

Spark Salon 2018

January 19, 2018 at Barrister Winery // Doors at 6:30

Last year we launched Spark Salon, our annual fundraiser and paddle raise, to much success. Our 2018 event will bring video game developers Rand and Robyn Miller of Cyan Worlds back to their hometown of Spokane. They will sit down with Jess to share the story of creating their first big video game, Myst (which was the single best-selling PC game for a decade) and it’s sequel Riven, as well as their new ventures into Virtual Reality. Guests will be presented with the chance to hear how Rand and Robyn forged their path to a creative life, including the trials and joys along the way..

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jan
19
4:00 PM16:00

Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 6 - 17 / / Bring your curiosity, imagination, and thirst for adventure, and we will supply the rest! If you have ever been curious about role-playing games, join us to experience this unique form of game-playing — we'll build a shared narrative using cooperative problem solving, exploration, imagination, and rich social interaction. 

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 3rd Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
Jan
16
4:00 PM16:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 4:00-5:30 PM

Aspiring writers unite! You're invited to be a part of our supportive writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired with creative prompts and spend some focused time writing. Hosted by local writer Charles Montgomery. 

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Jan
11
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

Thu. Jan. 11 // 5:30 PM

A writing group for all experience levels that supports and elevates diverse voices. 

Long ago, when we had only darkness at night, people came together around miraculous fire to tell stories and describe visions. When you come to this writing group, whoever you might be outside of this circle, you are now a storyteller, a maker of visions, and a story-listener, too. In this circle there is only support and caring.

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