Community fun run – The three-mile Llew’s Loop fun run in honor of recently retired University High School cross country coach Steve Llewellyn starts at 3 p.m. Thursday at Pines and 34th. Registration is on-site. The run is free; 255-6123.
Benefit event – Christian Youth Theater is hosting a benefit to raise money to help replace costumes and sets lost in a recent fire; 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Met downtown. The evening, titled “Encore, Encore! The Stars are Out Tonight,” showcases numbers from last season’s shows and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $20; call 487-6540 for reservations.
German American Society – The group will host a New Year’s Eve party beginning at 6 p.m. at Deutsches Haus, 25 W. Third. The evening includes dinner, music and dancing for those age 21 and over. The cost is $15. Reservations are required; 325-1113.
Spokane City Forum – The monthly luncheon features Spokesman-Review editor Steven Smith speaking on “A Question of Values: Why Healthy Communities Requires a Healthy Press,” 11:45 a.m. Jan. 18 at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. Tickets are $8.50 for adults or $5 for students. Reservations required; 777-1555.
Women’s Association Luncheon – The Spokane College Women’s association hosts Judge Shannen Rosmiller speaking on “Counterintelligence on the Internet,” 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. Reservations required by Jan. 21. Lunch is $13; 465-0362.
AmeriCorps – offering on-the-job training in the housing construction industry to those ages 18-25; also seeking tutors for at-risk high school students and a volunteer coordinator/trainer; 456-7660.
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