September 1, 2014
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4/24/2013 1:42:23 PM

COMMUNITY BRIEFS
Splash to feature local grads
The Splash plans to recognize Liberty Lake high school graduates in its June issue. In order to participate, graduates are asked to submit the following information to photos@libertylakesplash.com: name, high school, parents' names, plans after graduation and photo.

Information must be received by May 10. This invitation extends to all graduating seniors who live in the community, regardless of where they attend high school. Contact 242-7752 with any questions.

Fourth of July parade seeks leader
The annual Fourth of July festivities held in Alpine Shores are in need of a coordinator and volunteers for the 2013 events.

Tasks such as lining up T-shirts, vendors, food donations and rounding up volunteers to do specific jobs typically fall to the coordinator. Several volunteers are available, but a main person is needed to put it all together. Training and resources will be provided, as well as start-up funding. Volunteers need not be a resident of Alpine Shores to help out.

For more information, call Cheryl Leavell at 939-6487 or Dave Graham at 255-6131.

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FOPP scholarship deadline is May 30
Friends of Pavillion Park will be awarding three $750 scholarships and a $1,000 Elmer Schneidmiller Community Leadership Award to students seeking post-high school education in the 2013-2014 school year.

Scholarship application materials are available online at www.pavillionpark.org/scholarships and are due by May 30.
 
To be eligible, students must be a resident or have a parent, guardian or grandparent who is a resident of the Liberty Lake community. For the $750 scholarships, preference will be given to students who have demonstrated Pavillion Park-related community service and are pursuing degrees or certification in music, drama, visual arts, recreation, physical education, sports administration, horticulture or natural resource studies. The Elmer Schneidmiller award is selected by the Schneidmiller family and is given to an individual who has demonstrated exemplary leadership and service to the Liberty Lake community.

Scholarships are paid directly to the institution, and former recipients are not eligible. For more information, email scholarship chairperson and FOPP Vice President David Himebaugh at davidh@pavillionpark.org.

Sam Campbell Memorial Scholarship deadline is May 1
Sam Campbell Memorial Scholarship applications are now being accepted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. An annual scholarship in the amount of $500 is given to a local graduating high school senior who plans to study a business program at a college, university or vocational school.

An application can be downloaded from our website at spokanevalleychamber.org under the Chamber Foundation tab. Materials must be mailed or delivered by May 1 to the Valley Chamber at 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Suite 10.

For more information, call 924-4994 or email info@spokanevalleychamber.org.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
COMMUNITY
April 26 | Arbor Day

April 27-28 | St. Joseph Fair Trade Festival 10 to 7 p.m. (Saturday) and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Sunday), Parish Hall, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. Take the I-90 exit for Liberty Lake/Otis Orchards and follow the signs. For more: www.stjoeparish.org

April 27 | A Garden Tea Party Noon to 2 p.m., Meadowwood Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter. Presented by the Friends of Liberty Lake Municipal Library, this annual tea is a fundraiser for library programs. Craig Goodwin, local author of "A Year of Plenty," will be the guest speaker. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the library and from Friends members. For more: 315-4688 or 954-6933

April 27 | Denim & Diamonds 6 p.m., Red Lion Templin's Resort, 414 E. First Avenue, Post Falls. The goal of this event is to raise awareness and funds for Equine TLC, a non-profit therapeutic horse riding program ran by Liberty Lake resident Gail Pennestri. Cost is $60 per person which includes dinner, drinks and dancing. For more: www.equinetlc.org

May 1 | NW Heritage Alliance Forum Speaker Series: The Valley Was Our Homeland 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Frank Sijohn will share historic events and stories passed down for generations of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Indians. Presented by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and hosted by the Spokane Valley Library.

May 4 | Raise the Roof Community Day 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 801 S. Henry Road, Greenacres. Equine TLC, a therapeutic horse riding program led by Liberty Lake resident Gail Pennestri, is implementing phase 1 of their plans for a new facility just outside Liberty Lake. Community members are welcome to come participate in this phase which will include building an outdoor arena fencing, paddocks and lean-to shelter for horses. For more: 891-2027 or gail@equinetlc.org

May 5 | Cinco de Mayo

May 9 | Beginning Genealogy class 1 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Join Steve Dahlstrom, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, for an entertaining course on how to get started researching your family history. To register or for more: dpringle@libertylakewa.gov or 232-2510

May 9 | Valley Christian Information Night 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. 9th Ave., Spokane Valley. Discover more about school and enrollment. For more: 924-9131 or www.valleychristianschool.org

May 12 | Mother's Day

May 15 | Pre-K and Kindergarten Visitation 1 to 3 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. 9th Ave., Spokane Valley. Please RSVP for this preview day. For more: 924-9131 or www.valleychristianschool.org


Splash file photos
Shoppers peruse goods available at the Liberty Lake Soap booth last year at the Liberty Lake Farmers Market. The 2013 season kicks off May 18.


Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales celebrates its 20th anniversary on June 8. The deadline for homes to register to be part of the official guide is May 31.

May 18 | Liberty Lake Farmers Market opens
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Liberty Lake. The market runs each Saturday through mid-October. For more: www.llfarmersmarket.com

May 20 | Relay for Life team captains meeting 5:45 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. The public is invited to learn more about this event that will take place July 19 at Meadowwood Technology Campus. For more: www.relayforlife.org/libertylakewa

May 23| Newman Lake Ladies Aid Women's Spring Tea and Luncheon 12:30 p.m., Newman Lake Tri-Community Grange E, 25025 Heather, Newman Lake. Cost is $5 with proceeds benefiting the community and public schools. For more: 475-1406 or nlladiesaid@gmail.com

May 27 | Memorial Day

May 27 | Liberty Lake Community Memorial Day Salute and Breakfast 8 to 10 a.m., Pavillion Park, corner of Country Vista and Molter. Presented by Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary Club, funds raised at this event will support Honor Flight. A short program featuring color guard/musical program will be at 9 a.m. Donations will be accepted for all-you-can-eat pancakes, ham, eggs and coffee; veterans eat free. For more: 251-0360

June 6 | Post Falls Local Market begins 4 to 7:30 p.m., City Hall Plaza, corner of Spokane and 4th Ave., Post Falls. Organized by the Post Falls Lions, the market will feature a wide range of products, live entertainment and plenty of parking. They are also seeking vendors for $20 per site per day. To register or for more: 208-964-0181 or kcook12@roadrunner.com

June 8 | Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organized by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis, the 20th annual sale takes place the second Saturday. Deadline to register sale to be included in official guide is May 31. For more: www.libertylakesplash.com/yardsales

June 8 | Used Book Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Fiction, non-fiction and children's books will be available. The library is requesting donations of books published in 2005 or after; books can be dropped off at the library desk.

Recurring
CV Class of 1958 Reunion
The Central Valley Class of 1958 is planning a reunion for August 17 along with a picnic on August 18. If you are a graduate or know someone who might need information, please call 255-6803 or 924-0099 or email jbboard58@q.com.

Griefshare 6:30 to 8 p.m., ONE* Church, 15601 E. 24th Ave, Spokane Valley. The group, which meets weekly on Thursdays until May 30, is a recovery support group for those who have lost loved ones. For more: 993-8276

Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month, Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

Kiwanis Club of Liberty Lake 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22510 E. Country Vista Drive. For more: www.libertylakekiwanis.org

Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary Club Noon Thursdays, Meadowwood Technology Campus Liberty Room, 2100 N. Molter Road.

Liberty Lake Lions Club Noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Barlow's Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more: 927-2193 or cheshierll@aol.com

Liberty Lake Municipal Library 23123 E. Mission Avenue. 10:15 a.m. Fridays, baby lapsit story time; 11 a.m. Friday, toddler/preschool story time and songs; 1 p.m. Fridays, story time and crafts for preschoolers; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Knitting Club; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, computer classes; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, anime club; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, toddler/preschool story time. For more: 232-2510

Liberty Lake Toastmasters 5:45 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. For more: 208-765-8657

Senior Lunch programs 11 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Talon Hills Senior Complex, 24950 E. Hawkstone Loop. Seniors age 60 and older invited; recommended donation $3.50.

Spokane Valley Writer's Group 6 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month, Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Adult writers are welcome; content guidelines will be sent on request. For more: 255-9489

MUSIC & THE ARTS
April 27 |" Well Written"
7p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Enjoy an adult evening out with a performance by Improv Comedy at the Lake as well as the feature production of a sophisticated comedy "Well Written." Participants are invited to enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while checking out auction items. Tickets are $20 per person or $140 for a table of 8. To purchase tickets or for more: www.libertylaketheatre.com  

CIVIC & BUSINESS
April 26 | City Tree Planting
10 a.m., Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr. The public is invited to the city's 11th annual Arbor Day celebration. For more: 755-6700

April 26 | SCRAPS Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction and Chocolate Festival 6 p.m., 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the event) and include silent and live auction, pet pageant, raffle, appetizers and desserts. Proceeds benefit SCRAPS Hope Foundation's animal medical fund. For more: 477-2760 or www.scrapshopefoundation.org

May 10 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) meeting 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Malina Rogers, owner and stylist of K Salon, will speak on what you need to know about toxins in beauty products. Networking begins at 12:45 p.m. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

May 16 | City Hall Open House 5 to 8 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr. The public is invited to learn what's going on in the city, as well as have a chance to meet with the mayor and city council members. For more: 755-6700 or www.libertylakewa.gov

May 17 | Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Business Connections Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan, Spokane Valley. Program will be the Foundation Annual Meeting. Coffee and conversation begins at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for members and guests, $35 for non-members. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Recurring
Central Valley School board meeting
6:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, CVSD administration building, 19307 E. Cataldo, Spokane Valley.

Liberty Lake City Council 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive.

Liberty Lake Library Foundation meeting Noon the first Wednesday of each month, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

Liberty Lake Merchants Association 7 a.m. Tuesdays, Liberty Lake Portal, 23403 E. Mission Ave., Suite 120. Open to business professionals interested in promoting business in the Liberty Lake and Spokane Valley areas. Networking begins at 6:45 a.m. 

Liberty Lake Municipal Library board meeting 10:30 a.m. the first Thursday of each month, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

Liberty Lake Planning Commission 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. 

Liberty Lake SCOPE 6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive

Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District board meeting 4 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

HEALTH & RECREATION
April 26-28 | Washington State Level 5/6 Gymnastics
HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: 489-5867

May 3 | "Are You Tougher Than a Boy Scout?" spring challenge 4 to 8 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Boys and girls in grades 5 through 12 are invited to come take part in various challenges of skill, stamina, trivia and learn more about the opportunity to join a local troop or crew. For more: 242-8244 or dale@nwscouts.org

May 4 | LLCTA Free Kids Tennis Clinics 9 to 10 a.m. (7 years and younger), 10 to 11 a.m. (8 to 14 years), Rocky Hill Park. Held by the Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association, the group will also offer adult evening clinics as well as a ladies day (see information in recurring below). For more: 255-9293 or larrywest1@live.com

May 5 | Bloomsday 2013 9 a.m., downtown Spokane. The Lilac Bloomsday Association presents this 12K. For more: www.bloomsday.org

May 10 | Get Connected Summer Resource Fair 3 to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Brought to you by the Greater Spokane Valley Healthy Communities Network, this free event is a great place to explore the plethora of options and opportunities for summer in the Greater Spokane Valley. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

May 11 | UCA Cheer Clinic 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Learn all aspects of cheerleading from the UCA staff during this spring stunt and material clinic. Cost is $30, and registration begins at 9 a.m. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

May 11 | Liberty Lake Trail Run 9 a.m., Liberty Lake Regional Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road. The 8-mile loop features waterfalls, a creek bed, bridges, single track and switchbacks with canopied cedar groves. Registration is $40. To register or for more: www.ultrasignup.com

May 19 | Windermere Marathon and Half-Marathon 7 a.m. The full marathon starts in Liberty Lake, while the half marathon begins at Mirabeau Park; both end at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane. For more: www.windermeremarathon.com

May 23 | Strolling Story time 6 p.m., Palenque Restaurant, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road.  Meet up with other runners for this special event planned by the Liberty Lake Running Club. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com  

May 25 | Run For the Son 9 a.m., Rockin' B Ranch, Exit 299 off I-90, Liberty Lake. All participants in this 5K scenic run/walk will receive a keepsake T-shirt. Cost is $10 for all ages; registration must be completed by May 17. For more: 255-9244 or www.libertycross.org

May 31 | Dads & Dudes Night 6 to 9 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Dads, sons, uncles and grandpas of all ages are invited for a night of fun and games at the HUB. Cost is $10 for a dad and dude; $3 for each additional dude. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 1 | Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Scramble Meadowwood Golf Course, 24501 E. Valleyway. Registration is $75 per golfer ($300 for a foursome) and includes green fees, golf cart, free range balls and lunch. Proceeds from this tournament help local high school graduates fund their ongoing education. For more: www.libertylakekiwanis.org or 499-3180

Recurring
HUB Sports Center
19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Various classes, activities and events occur throughout the week including:
Pickleball drop-in:12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs.; 5 to 7 p.m. Mon. and Wed., $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors)
Basketball open gym: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, $4/person
Badminton open gym: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, $5/person

Liberty Lake Ladies 9-Hole Golf Club 9 a.m. on Thursdays starting April 4, Liberty Lake Golf Course, 24403 E. Sprague Ave. For more: 255-9498

Liberty Lake Running Club 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Palenque Restaurant, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Runners or walkers are invited to gather with others for a 3-mile route. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com  

Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association Rocky Hill Park. The group offers adult evening clinics 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, kids clinics 9 and 10 a.m. Saturdays, and a ladies day 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Clinics will run through Aug. 31. For more: 255-9293 or larrywest1@live.com

Trailhead Golf Lessons Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Programs are available for youth and adults. For more: 928-3484 or www.libertylakewa.gov/golf

Trailhead Ladies 9-Hole Golf Club  9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Club meeting 8 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. For more: 939-5119

All calendar listings were provided to or gathered by Splash staff. If you would like your event considered for the community calendar, please submit information by the 15th of the month to calendar@libertylakesplash.com.

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