Spark Salon, Spokane arts fundraiser & more

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

click to enlarge Hear from the local creators of the big-time game Myst.
Hear from the local creators of the big-time game Myst.

The second annual benefit for Spark Central brings video game developers Rand and Robyn Miller of Cyan Worlds back to their hometown of Spokane for a sit-down with author Jess Walter to share the story of creating their first big video game Myst. Fri, Jan. 19 at 6:30 pm. $65/person; $625/table of 10. Barrister Winery, 1213 W. Railroad Ave.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Boy Scout Troop 400 is recycling natural Christmas trees with drop-off at two locations in Spokane Valley: Central Valley and University High Schools; home pickup also available. All proceeds support scout troop activities. Jan. 6-7 from 9 am-3 pm. $5-$10.

Unaccompanied Refugee Foster Program Info

Lutheran Community Services is currently seeking Spokane-area individuals and families interested in fostering refugee youth. Learn more at informational sessions on the second Tuesday of the month (Jan. 9) from 5:30-7:30 pm. Free. Lutheran Community Services, 210 W. Sprague. (343-5018)

Uptic Studios + Spokane Arts

Uptic Studios' third annual fundraiser for Spokane Arts features three local artists: Christy Branson, Matt Smith and Aryn Lindsey. A percentage of all proceeds directly support Spokane Arts. Thu, Jan. 11 from 5-8 pm. Maryhill Winery Spokane, 1303 W. Summit Pkwy.

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