Join Spokane Poetry Slam to celebrate the release of their first full-length anthology, Uncensored: Spokane Poetry Slam Collected, the sale of which supports the upcoming Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane this fall. Attendees can hear poems from contributors and purchase books, iWPS festival passes and swag. Free to attend. Thu, Aug. 24 from 6-7 pm. Steel Barrel Taproom, 154 S. Madison. facebook.com/individualworldpoetryslam
Community Health Fair
CHAS Health celebrates National Health Center Week with a fair offering participants the opportunity to receive free screenings for glucose, body mass index, vision, blood pressure, oral cancer and more. Free. Sat, Aug. 19, from 9 am-noon. CHAS Maple Street Clinic, 3919 N. Maple. chas.org
Spark Central's Birthday Party
The celebration continues all month with special creative activities, but this special event includes free cake, coloring books, volunteer awards, raffle prizes and more. Free. Tue, Aug. 22, from 6-7:30 pm. Spark Central, 1214 W. Summit Pkwy. spark-central.org
What Does Single-Payer Health Care Mean to Me?
Professionals from healthcareforallWA.org, including Dennis Dellwo and Lynnette Vehrs, discuss costs, savings, and bills in the state legislature, and what it all means to you. Free. Thu, Aug. 24 from 7-8:30 pm. Rockwood Retirement Community, 221 E. Rockwood Blvd. (220-0343) ♦