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Calendar of Events
9/26/2013 11:34:50 AM

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sept. 27-29, Oct. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 24-27, 31 | Corn Maze 5 to 8 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sat.) and noon to 5 p.m. (Sun.), HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Three sports-themed mazes are available across 10 acres. A haunted trail of fear will also be open Oct. 5, 11-12, 18-19, 24-27 and 31. Discounted group rates available. For ticket prices and more: www.hubsportscenter.org/CornMaze

Sept. 28 | Community Garage Sale 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bitterroot Lodge, 21580 E. Bitterroot Lane. Rain or shine, multiple families will be selling baby items, household goods, clothing and furniture during this end-of-summer sale.

Oct. 5 | Newman Lake Volunteer District open house 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Newman Lake Fire Station #1, 10236 NW Newman Lake Drive. The public is invited to see a MedStar Helicopter, have a picture taken with the fire truck, learn fire response skills, view the Jaws of Life at work, take "hands-only" CPR classes and more. Fire Chief Yamane and the Board of Fire Commissioners will be on hand to discuss the need for a new fire station. For more: 226-0187

Oct. 5 | Family Fun on the Farm 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Carver Farms, 9105 N. Idaho Road. Popcorn, caramel corn and caramel apples will be available in addition to free hayrides on October weekends (weather-permitting) beginning Oct. 5. For more: 226-3602 or www.carverfarms.com

Oct. 5 | Hoedown for Hope 5 to 9 p.m., Rockin' B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. A fundraiser for HOPE School, a nonprofit preschool for local deaf and hard-of-hearing children, the evening will include cocktails, music, raffles, dinner and dessert. Tickets are $55 per person. For more: www.spokanehopeschool.org

Oct. 11 | Greenacres Elementary School FUNdraiser 6 to 9 p.m., Triple Play Family Fun Center, 175 W. Orchard Ave., Hayden. Cost is $15 for a wristband to enjoy a night of family fun. Pool will be open until 10 p.m. Stop by the GES table to purchase a wristband.

Oct. 18-19 | Restore the Spokane River Noon to 4 p.m. (Fri.); 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. (Sat.), StateLine off Seltice Way. Restore the riparian area, improve habitat for fish, enhance water quality and make way for an aesthetically-pleasing water trail access and bike ride along the Centennial Trail. Attendees are asked to bring work shoes and gloves, water and snacks; all equipment will be provided. To register or for more: www.spokaneriver.net/stateline

Oct. 20 | The Truth Forum 5:30 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. This free event in Q-n-A format will be facilitated by former atheist, Scott Simon, and will address challenging questions about evolution, God, good versus evil and more. The forum will also be held Nov. 17. For more: 210-9779

Oct. 23 | Protect Your Credit Score Noon to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission. Presented by financial experts from STCU, this informative workshop will shed light on the importance of maintaining a healthy credit score. A light, complimentary lunch will be provided. To register or for more: www.stcu.org/workshops or 344-2202

Oct. 24 | Books-n-Brew Book Club 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Check with the library for this month's book. For more: 232-2510 

Oct. 28 | Halloween Party 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Children and their families are invited to the library's annual Halloween party for a free night of carnival games, crafts and family fun. For more: 232-2510

Nov. 1 | Great Candy Buy Back 4 to 8 p.m., KiDDS Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, Suite B. Dental office buys unopened Halloween candy for $1 per pound and sends it to troops overseas during this sixth annual event. Goody bags, prizes and letter writing to troops are also part of the event. For more: 891-7070 or www.growupsmiling.com

Recurring
Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library 4 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month, Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. 
Meeting changed to Oct. 22 for this month

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 Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. The market concludes for the season on Oct. 12. For more: www.llfarmersmarket.com

Liberty Lake Lions Club Noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Barlow's Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more: 869-7657

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 23123 E. Mission Avenue. 4 p.m. Mondays, Lego club; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, toddler/preschool story time; 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 p.m. Saturdays, kids craft. 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. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, Talon Hills Senior Complex, 24950 E. Hawkstone Loop. Seniors age 60 and older invited; recommended donation $3.50.

Spokane Valley Writer's Group 6:15 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of every month, Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. This supportive critique group welcomes adult writers. For more: 570-4440

MUSIC & THE ARTS
Sept. 28 | Gala Grand Opening 6 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. This fundraising event will include a ribbon cutting, beverages and hors d'oeuvres, music by Cross My Heart, a comedic auction, and the one-act play "Well Written." Tickets are $30 per person; seating is limited. For tickets or more: www.libertylaketheatre.com

Sept. 29 | Matsiko World Orphan Choir 10 a.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. Organized by the International Children's Network, the choir's presentation of original songs and dance brings hope and awareness to the world's 600 million at-risk children. The performance is free and open to the public. For more: 210-9779 or www.icnchildren.net 

Oct. 5-6 | The Spokane Renaissance Faire 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Greenbluff area, 20424 N. Dunn Road, Colbert.  Produced by Spokane Entertainers Guild, the public is invited to watch competitions in jousting, skill at arms, bocce ball, dancing and more. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 per child (ages 6 to 17) or $25 for a daily family pass ($40 for the weekend). Money raised will go toward 2nd Harvest Food Bank. For more: www.theguild2010.org
 
Oct. 12 | Latin Folk Festival 6 p.m., LDS Church, 1620 E. 29th St., Spokane. The community is invited to a free evening of singing, dancing and dining to celebrate Latin American culture. A short program combining music and Latin folk dance performances will be followed by a dinner and dance. 

Oct. 16 | Liberty Lake Art Society exhibit reception 6 to 8 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission. Local artists will showcase their artwork in watercolor, oil, acrylic, digital photograms and mixed media collages and portraits during the month of October. The public is invited to drop by during library hours to vote on their favorite pieces.   

Oct. 18-20, 24-27 | "Death By Chocolate" 3 p.m. (Oct. 19-20, 27) and 7 p.m. (Oct. 18-19, 24-26), Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. This comedy shares the story of a small-time private eye investigating a death in a coffee shop known for its signature drink, Death by Chocolate. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for kids ages 6 to 12. Senior matinee price is also $8. For tickets or more: www.libertylaketheatre.com

Recurring
Liberty Lake Art Society Third Wednesday of the month, various times and locations. Create, learn and explore new art avenues, as well as display, sell and network your art. No jurying board, no bylaws, no pressure. Work on projects to benefit Liberty Lake and surround communities. Dues are $10 per year, and you do not need to be a local resident to join. For more: 255-9600

CIVIC & BUSINESS
Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6 | Fall Festival of Homes 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by the Spokane Home Builders Association, this 9th annual event will showcase the area's finest builders and development in the Spokane area. For more: www.spokanefestivalofhomes.com

Oct. 2 | Candidate Forum: Liberty Lake contested council races 6:30 p.m., Meadowwood Technology Campus Cafeteria, 2100 N. Molter Road. Hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, the public is invited to hear the perspective of candidates on the issues. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Oct. 4 | Guest Speaker Lunch Series 11:45 a.m., Liberty Lake Portal, 23403 E. Mission Ave. People are invited for a lunch break filled with insights to help grow your business. October topics include social media tips and tricks (Oct. 4), active threat training (11), protecting your intellectual property (18) and a Dale Carnegie class (25). Cost is $5 for lunch (free to Portal tenants); registration is due Thursday at noon. For more: 343-0103 or www.libertylakeportal.com

Oct. 4 | Family Home Care open house  3 to 6 p.m., Family Home Care, 22820 E. Appleway Ave., suite B. Door prizes, hors d'oeuvres and tours of the new office will be offered during the open house. Ribbon cutting will take place at 4:30 p.m. followed by an unveiling of their new TV ad campaign. For more: 473-4949 or www.fhccares.com 

Oct. 8 | LLSWD Water Reclamation Facility Phase II Upgrade Presentation 4 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. LLSWD, Century West Engineering and Esvelt Engineering invite the public's input on the planning underway for construction of filtration equipment to meet new standards to discharge to the Spokane River. For more: www.libertylake.org

Oct. 11 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. All members are invited to the annual board elections. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

Oct. 12 | Holistic Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free lectures and 50 booths will provide info on organic and natural remedies, pain relief, massage and more. Admission is $6; vendor space is available. For more: www.holisticfestivals.com

Oct. 17 | Trunk Show 2 to 6 p.m., Lakeside Vision, 22106 E. Country Vista Drive, Suite A. The public invited for a Michael Kors and Lacoste Trunk Show. For more: 927-2020

Oct. 18 | Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Business Connections Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. Gonzaga women's basketball coach Kelly Graves will be the guest speaker. Coffee and conversation begin at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for members and guests and $35 for non-members. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Oct. 24 | Witches Night Out 3 to 8 p.m. Participating retailers include Simply Northwest, 11806 E. Sprague; The Trellis Marketplace, 4102 S. Bowdish Road; Jema Lane Boutique, 613 S. Pines Road; Tracy Jewelers, 106 N. Evergreen Road; and Vintage Vines, 106 N. Evergreen Road. Shoppers are invited to dress up in a favorite costume and shop hop to enjoy tasty treats, in-store samples and a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes.

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

Liberty Lake Library Foundation meeting Noon the first Wednesday 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  
The October meeting is cancelled. 

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
Sept. 28 | HUB Family Fun Festival 2 to 5 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Celebrate the facility's 6th birthday with a free open house offering fun activities for the entire family including fitness opportunities, jump house, face painting and food. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Sept. 29 | Ford Drive 4UR School 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Gus Johnson Ford, Ford Motor Company and CVHS are teaming up for the second annual event. For every person (age 18 and up; one per household) who test drives a car, Ford will pay CVHS $20 to benefit the girls cross country and track programs. For more: 255-9628

Oct. 1 | Complete Woman's Wellness informational seminar 6:30 p.m., Valley Hospital (Davis Room). In October, Healthy Living Liberty Lake will launch a three-month comprehensive program to address all aspects of a woman's health throughout her adult life. For more: 924-6199 

Oct. 5-6 | Lilac City Open Badminton Tournament 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The 12th annual tournament will be preliminary pool play with elimination rounds in each event. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Oct. 12-13 | Ultimate Table Tennis Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The JOOLA North American Tour is adding this stop in the Spokane area. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Oct. 19 | Warrior Camp MMA Event 6 to 10:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. These live MMA cage fights are presented by Warrior Camp & Legacy MMA. Tickets are $20. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Oct. 19, 26 & Nov. 2 | Basketball Clinic Noon to 1 p.m. (3rd-5th grades) and 3 to 4 p.m. (6th-8th grades), Total Sports, 25023 E. Appleway Ave. Cost is $25. For more: 922-1330

Oct. 19 | Spokane Chiefs HOCKtobertest 4 p.m., Spokane Arena. Join with others before the 7 p.m. game against Victoria for a chance to win a weekend trip for two to Leavenworth. For more: www.spokanechiefs.com

Oct. 20 | HUB Hustle Basketball Tournament 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Boys and girls teams in 4th through 8th grade are invited to compete against other area teams. Cost is $125 per team. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Oct. 22/29, 24/28 | Liberty Select Volleyball Program 6 to 7:30 p.m., Total Sports, 25023 E. Appleway Ave. U12 clinic is Oct. 22 and 29; U14 clinic is Oct. 24 & 28. Cost is $25. For more: 922-1330

Oct. 27 | Youth football fundraiser 3:30 p.m., Northern Quest Casino, Airway Heights. Cost is $50 to play Texas Hold'em or $20 to play Bunco with proceeds benefitting Liberty Lake Lions Pop Warner youth football. Only 120 spots available. To purchase tickets or for more: 869-6981

Oct. 31 | Life Line Screening Services 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. For more: 210-9779 

Recurring
HUB Sports Center 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Various classes, activities and events occur throughout the week including:
Badminton open gym: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, $5/person
Basketball open gym: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, $4/person
Pickleball drop-in:12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs.; 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. and Wed., $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors)
Zumba classes drop-in: 6 to 7 p.m. Mon.; 9 to 10 a.m. Sat.; $3/person

Liberty Lake Running Club 6 p.m. on Thursdays, Twisp Café & Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. Runners or walkers are invited to gather with others for a 3-mile route. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com  
No run Oct. 31; final run for the season Nov. 7

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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