Drop in & Write
Oct
22
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis. 

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

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Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY SECOND & FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  10 - 11 AM

Adults · We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Draw
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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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Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group
Oct
24
5:30 PM17:30

Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group

Every Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month · 5:30 - 7 PM

Teens · Join us for a supportive young writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired by creative prompts, and spend some focused time writing.

Hosted by local writer Kailee Haong, this program is free thanks to community support every second and fourth Thursday!

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Oct
25
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.

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

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Arts and Letters: Letterpress for Broadside
Oct
25
to Oct 26

Arts and Letters: Letterpress for Broadside

  • Spokane Print & Publishing Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

OCT 25 @ 6 PM & OCT 26 @ 1 PM
(both sessions at Spokane Print & Publishing Center)

Adults & Teens  ·  TWO SESSIONS  ·  The broadside is an 11 x 17 poster with text and image. Participants from earlier Arts & Letters sections can use their poems and drawings/carvings to compose a poster, while anyone else can take this section using existing images, print blocks, and text. Students will learn basic elements of typesetting and page design in the first meeting, then adjust and print the poster in the final meeting.  All materials will be provided.

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Spark-o-ween
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

Spark-o-ween

SAT OCT 26 · 2 - 5 PM

All Ages · Spark Central gets spo000oky for a fun-filled day of creative learning and trick-or-treating. Help build a monstrous LEGO mansion, enchant a drawing to light up, and type a scary story on our haunted typewriter — if you dare! Costumes welcome, but not required.

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Write
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis. 

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

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Drop in & Draw
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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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Arts & Letters Broadside Showcase
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Arts & Letters Broadside Showcase

Join us at Spokane Print & Publishing Center for an exhibit of print broadsides featuring writing and artwork created as part of the Arts & Letters workshop series, a collaboration between Spark Central and Spokane Print & Publishing Center. Participants will read their work and broadsides will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public.

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Silent Writing Party with Live Classical Guitar
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Silent Writing Party with Live Classical Guitar

FRI NOV 1 · 7 - 9 PM

Ages 12 + · Writers of all stripes and inclinations, come kick off NaNoWriMo — that’s National Novel Writing Month — with two hours of nonstop writing. Musician Michael Millham will play solo classical guitar while we write. We’ll provide snacks, tea and writing supplies. Just bring your ideas and laser focus!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Craft
Nov
2
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Craft

Every First Saturday of the Month · 5:00 - 6:30 PM

All Ages · Join us for crafting projects that are fun for all ages, creating art that is as simple or complex as you like. We've got the supplies you'll need, so just bring your creativity and imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Write
Nov
5
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis. 

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

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Drop in & Draw
Nov
6
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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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Teen Poetry Workshop
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Teen Poetry Workshop

Memory, Poetry, & Place: Crafting Vivid Descriptions Using Our Senses

WED NOV 6 · 7 - 8:30 PM

Teens  ·  Join us for a poetry workshop led by local poet Lauren Gilmore. Bring in previously written poems, and hear feedback and advice from a published poet and your poet peers. Sign up online.

In this workshop, we will explore the role of sensory details in poetry. Participants will read and discuss works by various poets, taking note of how their senses impact their reading. We will consider which descriptions we find to be most effective and what we can learn from them. We will then pick from an array of provided objects of varying colors, textures, smells, shapes, etc. for one that triggers a memory. These chosen objects will act as doorways into creating our own immersive writing.

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

Every First Thursday of the Month · 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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Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group
Nov
14
5:30 PM17:30

Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group

Every Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month · 5:30 - 7 PM

Teens · Join us for a supportive young writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired by creative prompts, and spend some focused time writing.

Hosted by local writer Kailee Haong, this program is free thanks to community support every second and fourth Thursday!

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Drop in & Collage
Nov
15
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Collage

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH · 5:30 - 6:45 PM

All Ages · Join our team of collage experts to express your creativity, relax, and socialize through the versatile technique of collage!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Collage on the third Friday of each month!

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Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group
Dec
12
5:30 PM17:30

Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group

Every Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month · 5:30 - 7 PM

Teens · Join us for a supportive young writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired by creative prompts, and spend some focused time writing.

Hosted by local writer Kailee Haong, this program is free thanks to community support every second and fourth Thursday!

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Dec
13
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.

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

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Elves Workshop
Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Elves Workshop

SAT DEC 14   ·  10 AM - 12 PM

All Ages · Drop in and join us for an Elves Workshop where you can make cards and gifts for your loved ones and yourself this holiday season. Whichever holiday you’re celebrating this season, or if you just feel like making a gift for someone you care about, come join the fun!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Arts and Letters: Screen Print for Broadside
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

Arts and Letters: Screen Print for Broadside

  • Spokane Print & Publishing Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SUN OCT 20 · 10 AM @ Spokane Print & Publishing Center

Adults & Teens  ·  Participants will transfer their art to a blank screen by painting out the negative areas using an ink-blocking paint. Once the screen is blocked and taped off, a squeegee is used to pull ink across the screen to transfer the design to paper and create a 1 color print. All materials provided. Register online.

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Girls Code @ Spark
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Girls Code @ Spark

SAT OCT 19  ·  10 AM - 12 PM

Grades 4 - 7  ·  Create, collaborate, code! Learn to create your own story using core computer coding concepts. We value diversity and we welcome girls, nonbinary, and transgender kids of any identity and any background to participate. Sign up online.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Girls Code @ Spark or Code Kids (alternating months) on the 3rd Saturday of each month. 

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Arts and Letters: Relief Printmaking
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Arts and Letters: Relief Printmaking

  • Spokane Print & Publishing Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SAT OCT 19 · 10 AM at Spokane Print & Publishing Center

Adults & Teens  ·  Students will be introduced to the traditional process of relief printmaking by way of transferring a previously designed concept onto a block, carving the design, and printing and reproducing it onto paper. In this particular workshop, students will work on mounted linoleum, using two different approaches to transfer their design to the block, carbon paper or citrus strip. The transferred design will be carved, inked, and printed 5 times. The resulting print can be incorporated into a letterpress broadside. All materials will be provided.

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Drop in & Collage
Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Collage

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH · 5:30 - 6:45 PM

All Ages · Join our team of collage experts to express your creativity, relax, and socialize through the versatile technique of collage!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Collage on the third Friday of each month!

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Arts and Letters:  Poetry and Image
Oct
17
6:30 PM18:30

Arts and Letters: Poetry and Image

THUR OCT 17 · 6:30 PM

Adults & Teens  ·  Text and imagery can be combined into an artistic whole to create a powerful, expressive piece of art. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of poetry, short prose, and illustration. Students will apply these concepts to a piece of art that will combine their writing with an image that illustrates the text, or writing inspired by the image. The finished piece can be applied to other workshops in the Arts & Letters series. All materials will be provided.

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Drop in & Draw
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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
Oct
15
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis. 

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

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Drop in & Read
Oct
15
3:30 PM15:30

Drop in & Read

FIRST & THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Grades 1 - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection and play games based on what you’ve read! Repeat participants can earn prizes as a reward for their efforts.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the first and third Tuesday of each month!

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Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

Imaginarium: Creative Play for Toddlers

THIRD TUE OF THE MONTH  ·  10 - 11 AM

Ages 1 - 5  ·  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. 

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Imaginarium on the third Tuesday of each month! 

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Oct
11
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.

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

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Spark Central Radio Theatre Presents Treasure Island
Oct
10
7:30 PM19:30

Spark Central Radio Theatre Presents Treasure Island

Live Performance Thursday October 10 · 7:30 PM

All Ages · Join us for a revival of radio theatre! We've formed a radio theatre cast, and we're gearing up to perform a version of the classic Treasure Island at Spark Central. Come be part of the audience and help us create some raucous sound effects to bring this story to life!

This event is free thanks to generous community support.

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Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group
Oct
10
5:30 PM17:30

Pen & Paper: Teen Writing Group

Every Second & Fourth Thursday of the Month · 5:30 - 7 PM

Teens · Join us for a supportive young writers' community. Bring works in progress to share, get inspired by creative prompts, and spend some focused time writing.

Hosted by local writer Kailee Haong, this program is free thanks to community support every second and fourth Thursday!

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Drop in & Draw
Oct
9
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY SECOND & FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  10 - 11 AM

Adults · We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Write
Oct
8
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis. 

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

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Drop in & Craft
Oct
5
5:00 PM17:00

Drop in & Craft

Every First Saturday of the Month · 5:00 - 6:30 PM

All Ages · Join us for crafting projects that are fun for all ages, creating art that is as simple or complex as you like. We've got the supplies you'll need, so just bring your creativity and imagination!

This program is free thanks to community support.

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First Friday with Jason Gorder
Oct
4
5:30 PM17:30

First Friday with Jason Gorder

Friday Oct 4 · 5:30 - 7:30 PM

All Ages · Drop by Spark Central to see art by Jason Gorder. Gorder spent 25 years as a comic book inker, working with Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics and many more. His current work combines his love of the graphic illustration style of comic books and his passion for music.

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Diverse Voices Writing Group
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Diverse Voices Writing Group

Every First Thursday of the Month · 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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My First Writing Workshop
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

My First Writing Workshop

WED OCT 2 · 7 - 8:30 PM

Teens  ·  Join us for an introduction to the writing workshop! Bring in pieces of short fiction to discuss in a supportive group of emerging teen writers. The basics of traditional writing workshops will be discussed, as well as tips on giving and taking constructive criticism. This workshop will be hosted by local writer Kailee Haong. Sign up online.

This program is free thanks to community support.

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Drop in & Draw
Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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
Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis. 

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

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Drop in & Read
Oct
1
3:30 PM15:30

Drop in & Read

FIRST & THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH  ·  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Grades 1 - 8  ·  Read great books from our collection and play games based on what you’ve read! Repeat participants can earn prizes as a reward for their efforts.

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Read on the first and third Tuesday of each month!

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Drop in & RPG · Tabletop Roleplaying Games (RPGs) for All Experience Levels
Sep
27
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.

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

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Drop in & Draw
Sep
25
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Draw

EVERY WEDNESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Studio for Variously-Abled Adults
Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Creative Studio for Variously-Abled Adults

EVERY SECOND & FOURTH WEDNESDAY · 10 - 11 AM

Adults · We invite people of all abilities to gather for social interaction and the chance to explore creative interests on the second Wednesday of each month. Browse books, work on puzzles, use computers, draw, color, or just hang out!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Creative Studio on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Drop in & Write
Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Write

EVERY TUESDAY · 5:30 - 7 PM

Adults & Teens · 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 Jenny Davis and 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 & Collage
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

Drop in & Collage

THIRD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH · 5:30 - 6:45 PM

All Ages · Join our team of collage experts to express your creativity, relax, and socialize through the versatile technique of collage!

This program is free thanks to community support. Join us for Drop in & Collage on the third Friday of each month!

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