Gingerbread Build-Off, We Are Still Here Native art show and Human Rights Day

Do Something: How to get involved in your community this week

Gingerbread Build-Off

Christ Kitchen's annual event features a local pastry chef gingerbread house building competition and gingerbread house decorating for guests ($7), along with a holiday photo booth ($5). Proceeds support the local nonprofit assisting women in poverty. Free to watch. Sun, Dec. 9 from 10 am-4 pm. Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (325-4343)

We Are Still Here Native Art Show and Auction

Twenty-eight Native American artists from the Inland Northwest, representing a dozen different tribes, show their work in conjunction with December's First Friday event with a live art auction on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 2-5 pm. Auction preview at 10 am. Free. Dec. 7 from 5-9 pm and Dec. 8 from 10 am-5 pm. Philanthropy Center, 1020 W. Riverside Ave.

Human Rights Day

Celebrate human rights and the support the local community gives this local nonprofit. This day is dedicated to recognizing and appreciating the generosity of HREI donors, who make its mission achievable. A celebration is planned to start in the afternoon. Free. Mon, Dec. 10. Human Rights Education Institute, 414 Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene. (208-292-2359)

VolunBeer with Great Northern Brewing

Second Harvest partners with Great Northern Brewing Co. to host a 2.5 hour event consisting of one part service and one part suds. Attendees participate in a food sort activity, followed by a beer sampling with Great Northern Brewing. $25. Ages 21+. Thu, Dec. 13 from 5:30-8 pm. Second Harvest Food Bank, 1234 E. Front Ave. (252-6249)

Tell us about your event or other opportunities to get involved. Submit events at or email [email protected].

Minecraft: The Exhibition @ Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
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