Birthday Design Contest
Jul
1
to Jul 31

Birthday Design Contest

Spark Central invites artists, doodlers, dreamers and designers to participate in our contest to design a new suite of Spark Central T-shirts! Submissions will be accepted at info@spark-central.org through July 31st, after which one design will be selected for T-shirts to be made in August. Entrants must provide their name and email address or phone number. The entrant whose design is chosen will receive a free T-shirt with the design they submitted, while two honorable mentions will be shared with the community.

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Greetings from Anywhere: A Summer Writing Project for Teens
Jul
10
to Aug 8

Greetings from Anywhere: A Summer Writing Project for Teens

Spark Central invites you to take a journey with the Inklings Teen Writers Group this summer. From finding yourself on another continent to viewing Spokane through a visitor’s eyes, we’ll create souvenirs of a time and place with postcard-inspired poetry and prose.

At the end of the summer, we’ll compile what we’ve worked on into a Spark Central-produced chapbook and celebrate our journey with a book launch and reading. You're welcome to submit to the book project even if you can't make the next Inklings meeting date. Writers from age 13 to 18 may send submissions to sparkdropbox@gmail.com through August 8th. Emails containing submissions should include your name, email address and phone number.

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Slam Poetry · A One-Day Camp for Teens
Jul
16
9:00 AM09:00

Slam Poetry · A One-Day Camp for Teens

Mon. Jul. 16 · 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Grades 9 - 12 · Come learn how to poetry slam with the Spokane Poetry Slam and Spokane's own poet laureate, Mark L. Anderson. Participants will learn how to write, memorize, and perform their own work, and hear poems from some of Spokane's top performers at this day-long writing camp. Registration required.

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Drop in & Write
Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY • 5 - 6 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
18
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:00 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
25
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & RPG  ·  Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jul
27
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI JUL 27 ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · 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. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Board Game Making Night
Jul
28
5:00 PM17:00

Board Game Making Night

Sat. Jul. 28 · 5 - 9 p.m.

Join game designer Derrick Freeland for a night of making and playing table-top games! Create a prototype for your own board game, test it out with other players and get advice from professional game makers. We'll provide materials for your prototype, and the pros will bring their own games for you to try out. 

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Drop in & Write
Jul
31
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Aug
1
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Aug
2
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU JUL 5 · 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of each month.

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The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group
Aug
4
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!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for the Inklings on the first Saturday of each month!

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Drop in & Write
Aug
7
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Aug
8
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop-in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI AUG 10 ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · 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. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in & Read
Aug
11
2:30 PM14:30

Drop in & Read

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  2:30 – 4 p.m.

Grades K - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection to inspire your own stories, crafts and drawings! Participants may read at their own pace and then choose from writing, arts or crafts activities based on what they have read. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the second Saturday of each month!

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Girls Rock Lab: Session 1
Aug
14
to Aug 17

Girls Rock Lab: Session 1

4-Day Camp: Tue. Aug. 14 - Fri. Aug 17 · 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Concert: Sat. Aug 25 · Rehearsal & Parent Reception from 5-7 & Concert at 7 p.m.

GRADES 3 - 8 · Join a band, write your own music and play in a concert! Girls Rock Lab camp provides workshops, mentors and a space where girls are empowered leaders and collaborators. We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate!

Girls Rock Lab is generously sponsored by Global Credit Union and held in partnership with the Spokane Public Library. No cost · Registration required.

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Drop in & Write
Aug
14
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Aug
15
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Girls Code @ Spark
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT. AUG. 18 · 10 AM - 12 PM

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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Girls Rock Lab: Session 2
Aug
21
to Aug 24

Girls Rock Lab: Session 2

4-Day Camp: Tue. Aug. 21 - Fri. Aug 24 · 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Concert: Sat. Aug 25 · Rehearsal & Parent Reception from 5-7 & Concert at 7 p.m.

GRADES 3 - 8 · Join a band, write your own music and play in a concert! Girls Rock Lab camp provides workshops, mentors and a space where girls are empowered leaders and collaborators. We value diversity and we welcome girls and girl-identified kids of any background to participate!

Girls Rock Lab is generously sponsored by Global Credit Union and held in partnership with the Spokane Public Library. No cost · Registration required.

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Drop in & Write
Aug
21
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Spark Central's 2nd Birthday Celebration + Movie Night
Aug
22
11:00 AM11:00

Spark Central's 2nd Birthday Celebration + Movie Night

Wed. Aug. 22

Activities at Spark Central  ·  11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Booth at the Kendall Yards Night Market  ·  5 - 9 p.m.
Special Screening of "Wall-E"  ·  Dusk

Spark Central, a 501(C) nonprofit in Kendall Yards is celebrating our 2nd birthday! Come into Spark Central all day for treats and birthday party activities for all ages. At dusk, join us for a special screening of "Wall-E" following Kendall Yards Night Market.

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Drop in & Draw
Aug
22
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop-in & RPG  ·  Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Aug
24
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI AUG 24 ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · 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. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in & Write
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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Drop in & Draw
Aug
29
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 4:30 - 6 PM

Beginning or experienced drawers, painters, crafters and artists of all ages, join us to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Supplies and projects are provided - all you need to bring is your imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Screen Print w/ Chris Bovey
Sep
15
5:30 PM17:30

Creative Kegger Fundraiser: Screen Print w/ Chris Bovey

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 // 5:30 - 8:00 PM

Graphic designer and DIY screen print artist Chris Bovey has become a staple of the Spokane art scene. You’d recognize his vintage prints of Spokane landmarks like Dick’s Hamburgers, The Milk Bottle, and Peaceful Valley. Join Chris to see how he creates his work, make a print of one of his designs to take home, and make a mini DIY-screen of your own (we’ll have templates if you’re nervous about drawing!).  $75 a person // Fundraiser

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Drop in & Read
Jul
14
2:30 PM14:30

Drop in & Read

SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  2:30 – 4 p.m.

Grades K - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection to inspire your own stories, crafts and drawings! Participants may read at their own pace and then choose from writing, arts or crafts activities based on what they have read. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the second Saturday of each month!

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

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

FRI JUL 13 ·  4 - 7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 · 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. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

THU JULY 5 • 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Diverse Voices on the first Thursday of every month!

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Hatching a Video Game · Two-Day Camp
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Hatching a Video Game · Two-Day Camp

THU. & FRI. JUL. 12 & 13 · 8 - 11 AM

GRADES 3 - 6 · If you love video games with an enchanting story — like The Legend of Zelda — now's your chance to design your own! Conceptualize the characters, plot and game objectives for a world of your own creation in this two-day winter break camp. Then, use Scratch, a beginner-friendly coding tool, to begin creating your game. No cost · Registration required.

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Drop in & Draw
Jul
11
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY • 4:30 - 6 PM

Adults and teens who have always thought, “I wish I could draw," join local artists to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Hosted by children’s book illustrator Pierr Morgan.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Draw on any Wednesday!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
10
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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

The Inklings: Teen Writers' Group

FIRST SAT OF THE MONTH · 3 - 4:45 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!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for the Inklings on the first Saturday of every month!

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Drop in & Write
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5 - 6:30 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.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Write on any Tuesday!

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K.E.R.N.E.L. at Spark Central
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

K.E.R.N.E.L. at Spark Central

WEDNESDAYS UNTIL AUGUST 22 • 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Come to Spark Central during the Kendall Yards' Night Market for free kids' activities and vouchers for kids to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

This program is provided for free in partnership with Catholic Charities Spokane.

This program is provided for free in partnership with Catholic Charities Spokane.

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Drop in & Draw
Jun
27
4:30 PM16:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY • 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Adults and teens who have always thought, “I wish I could draw," join local artists to explore mediums, develop skill and cultivate imaginative thinking. Hosted by children's book illustrator Pierr Morgan.

This program is free thanks to community support!

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Drop in and Write
Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 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 writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Girls Code @ Spark
Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT. JUN. 23 · 10 AM - 12 PM

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
Jun
22
4:00 PM16:00

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

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH • 4:00 - 7:00 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / 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. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Drop in and Write
Jun
19
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 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 writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers
Jun
19
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers & Caretakers

JUN. 19 // 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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Drop in and Write
Jun
12
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in and Write

EVERY TUESDAY // 5:00-6:30 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 writers Charles Montgomery and Emma Van Dinter.

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Drop-in & RPG // Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

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

SECOND AND FOURTH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH / / 4-7 PM

AGES 5 - 105 / / 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. 

Priority seating will be provided for participants age 17 or younger. We gladly make every effort to accommodate persons with accessibility requirements.

Join us for Drop in & RPG on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month!

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Creating Collage Poetry
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Creating Collage Poetry

Thu. Jun. 7 · 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.

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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