September 18, 2014
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Calendar of Events
12/31/2013

COMMUNITY EVENTS
Jan. 1 | New Year's Day

Jan. 2 | City accepting 2014 reservations 8 a.m. The city of Liberty Lake will begin accepting 2014 Facility Use Permit Applications for city facilities as well as reservations for community garden plots at Rocky Hill Park and Arboretum Community Gardens. For more: 755-6726

Jan. 9 | The Importance of Organics 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  Join Jeremiah Stevens, ND, and Julia Stevens, ND, for a round table discussion on organic food, food labeling and genetically modified organisms. For more: 232-2510 or www.stevensnd.com

Jan. 20 | Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan. 23 | Library book club 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  The group will be discussing "The Samurai's Garden" by Gail Tsukiyama. Newcomers are welcome. For more: 232-2510 

Jan. 27 | Financial Peace University 6:30 to 8 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  Dave Ramsey's program to help people become debt free will start on this Monday and take place over the next nine weeks. To register or for more: www.daveramsey.com 

Feb. 22 | White Night of Hope 6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center. This white carpet event is a fundraiser for GraceSon Housing Foundation and will feature live art and local musicians, The Rub. To register or for more: www.gracesonhousingfoundation.org

March 1 | Father Daughter Dance 2014 Liberty Lake Kiwanis will present this 9th annual event 7 p.m. at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point. Tickets are $45 per couple ($20 each additional daughter) until Feb. 24. To purchase tickets or for more: www.libertylakekiwanis.org, 979-6652 or 951-3573

Recurring
Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library 4 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month, Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Save the date for the annual tea on April 26! Tickets are $25 and will be available in March.

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: 869-7657

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
The library will be closed Jan. 1.

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 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
Dec. 31 | New Year's Eve Mirabeau Ballroom Bash Max at Mirabeau Restaurant and Lounge, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. This event will feature the Martini Brothers. For more: www.maxatmirabeau.com

Jan. 4 & 5 | Auditions for "The Big Five-Oh" Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Those ages 16 and older are encouraged to audition for this comedy that will be presented Feb. 28 through March 8. For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com

Jan. 14 | "I Am: One Nation" concert 7:30 p.m., Central Valley High School Theatre, 821 S. Sullivan Road. This concert by the CV Wind Ensemble will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets are $5. For more: www.cvsd.org/centralvalley

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

Mirabeau Blues 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Max at Mirabeau Restaurant and Lounge, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Fall into the House of Blues during the month of January with Laffin Bones (3-4, 31), Salty Doggs (10-11), Usual Suspects (17-18) and Jesse Westin (24-25). For more: www.maxatmirabeau.com

CIVIC & BUSINESS
Jan. 10 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Guest speaker Cheyloye Penwell of Lakeshore Insurance will discuss the "Ins and Outs of Obamacare." Attendees are invited to arrive early to shop the table displays. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

Jan. 17 | Business Connections Breakfast: Biz Buzz (speed networking) 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan. Cost is $25 for members and guests; $45 for non-members. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Jan. 25 | Gem of the Valley Awards Gala 5:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan. Cocktail hour with no-host bar, gourmet dinner and awards ceremony. Cost is $65 per person or $600 per table. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Feb. 7 | CVSD Strategic Plan Renewal Summit 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., CenterPlace Regional Event Center. Parents, students, staff, community members and business leaders invited to participate in developing strategies in renewed strategic plan. Light dinner provided. RSVP by Jan. 15 required. For more: 228-5404 or cmcroberts@cvsd.org

Feb. 8 | Regional Lakes Conference  Spokane Community College Lair, Spokane. Topics to be discussed at this free conference include student research, state programs, local stewardship and invasive plants and animals. To RSVP or for more: 922-5443 or jjenkins@libertylake.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 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. For more: 323-8953

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.  

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 second Monday of each month, 22510 E. Mission Ave. 

HEALTH & RECREATION
Jan. 5 | Frost Fest Volleyball 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Jan. 17-19 | Flip Fest Gymnastics 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.  Hosted by Dynamic Gymnastics, this meet is for experienced competitors as well as those new to the sport. Admission price for spectators is $10 for adults and $5 for children 5 and older. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Jan. 18 | Exercise Institute Open House 9 a.m. to noon, Exercise Institute, 21651 E. Country Vista Dr. Meet the trainers, see the programs and book a free consultation during this open house that will include chair massages and prize drawings. For more: 928-0454

Jan. 20-24 | USA Boxing National Championships 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Admission price for the preliminary rounds at the HUB is $10 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. Championship rounds take place at Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Jan. 25-26. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Jan. 25 | Spokane Chiefs Washington Army National Guard Buck Night & Cheerstix Giveaway Join other hockey fans for $1 hot dogs, Coca Cola and popcorn. The first 5,000 fans will receive a set of cheerstix. For more: www.spokanechiefs.com

Jan. 26 | Futsal Fest Adult Tournament 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. This 4-on-4 tournament has men, women and co-ed divisions for high school, under 30 and over 30. Registration is $175 by Jan. 7 or $200 if received by Jan. 17. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Feb. 8 | Complete Woman's Wellness "Super Saturday" Healthy Living Liberty Lake, 2207 N. Molter Road, suite 203A. This one-day workshop will address all aspects of women's wellness to achieve optimal health. For more: 924-6199

Recurring
Feet to Friends 9:30 to 11 a.m. weekly on Monday and Thursdays, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Beginning Jan. 6, this indoor walking group is for those who desire to meet others in the community who desire to be active for their health. Cost is $1 per session. For more: 294-8500

HUB Sports Center 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Various classes, activities and events occur throughout the week, including badminton, basketball, kenpo karate, pickleball and Zumba. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

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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