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Calendar of Events
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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Feb. 3 | Winter Carnival 5 to 7 p.m., Liberty Lake Elementary School. Admission for this elementary-age event is one gently used book or $3. Proceeds benefit Liberty Lake Municipal Library. For more: www.libertylakewa.gov

Feb. 3 | Legacy Journey class 6 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. A new 7-week, biblically-based class by Dave Ramsey will cover investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living and discovering the keys to wealth and generosity. For more: 210-9779

Feb. 8 | Regional Lakes Conference 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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

Feb. 8 | Lego Pinball 10:30 a.m. to noon, Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Greg Braileanu will offer a new adventure in Lego engineering. This program, for ages 9 to 14, requires pre-registration on a first-come, first-served basis. To register or for more: 232-2510

Feb. 13 | Budgeting 101 workshop Noon to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Join STCU experts for a free workshop on setting financial goals, the five steps to a spending plan and putting your plan into action. A light, complimentary lunch will be provided. For more: 232-2510

Feb. 13, 27 | Reading Readiness Workshops 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  The Feb. 13 workshop will focus on everyday learning activities for babies and toddlers, while the Feb. 27 workshop will provide ideas for teaching the names and sounds of alphabet letters. Workshops are for adults only. To register or for more: 232-2510 or adickeson@libertylakewa.gov

Feb. 14 | Valentine's Day

Feb. 17 | Presidents Day

Feb. 22 | Special Olympics Polar Plunge 9 a.m., Liberty Lake Regional Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road. This fundraiser organized by law enforcement agencies benefits the 10,000 Special Olympics athletes across Washington. For more: www.specialolympicswashington.org or 299-7117

Feb. 22 | White Night of Hope 6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane. 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 

Feb. 23 | Marriage Enrichment Seminar Noon to 4 p.m., Otis Orchards Elementary School, 22000 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. Sponsored by St. Joseph's Parish, this half-day seminar presented by Kristine Mauss will explore authentic love through the eyes of God. Childcare for age 11 and under will be available at the parish. The event is free, but donations will be accepted. To reserve your seat or for more: www.stjoeparish.org or 926-7133

Feb. 25 | Project Unify Youth Summit 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. This free workshop aims to inspire students to become active participants in making a difference within their schools and communities by fostering respect, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. For more: www.sowa.org or kwhitaker@sowa.org

March 1 | Father Daughter Dance 2014 7 to 9 p.m., CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point, Spokane Valley. Liberty Lake Kiwanis will present this 9th annual event for girls and their dads or other male role model. 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
Financial Peace University 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays, Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  Dave Ramsey's program to help people become debt free will take place weekly until the end of March. To register or for more: www.daveramsey.com 

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 Feb. 6 for inventory and Feb. 17 for Presidents Day.

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
Feb. 7 | Jazz Under the Stars 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Central Valley High School Commons, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. This fundraising event includes a dessert and silent auction to benefit CVHS band programs. Performances will be by CVHS, Greenacres Middle School and Evergreen Middle School jazz bands. Admission is $7 in advance or $10 at the door.  For more: 999-9880

Feb. 8 | Auditions for "The Masked Canary" 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Prospective  cast members ages 16 and older need to come with a one-minute prepared song and be dressed for dance movement. The musical will be presented April 25-May 3. For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com

Feb. 28 to March 16 | "The Big Five-Oh" Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. This production is a hilarious, yet touching account of a grown man coming to terms with his age, his relationship with his son and his future. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and children ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. For show times, tickets and more: www.libertylaketheatre.com or 342-2055

Recurring
Liberty Lake Art Society Third Wednesday of the month, various times and locations. Create 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 surrounding communities. Dues are $10 per year, and you do not need to be a local resident to join. For more: 255-9600

Line Dancing 6 p.m. Saturdays, Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. For experienced line dancers. For more: 210-9779

CIVIC & BUSINESS
Feb. 14 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Guest speaker John Pederson of Ethics Talks will speak about identifying important keys to creating and maintaining an ethical office. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

Feb. 21 | Business Connections Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan. EWU football coach Beau Baldwin will share thoughts on leadership as well as how to develop a winning team. Cost is $25 for members and guests; $45 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 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
Feb. 2 | Eclipse Volleyball Tournament 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Feb. 3 | Winter Futsal League begins 4 to 8 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. U9 through U13/14 teams are invited to sign up for the winter league. Cost is $240 per team. 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

Feb. 9 | Sideout Volleyball Tournament 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Feb. 16 | Sweetheart Shoot-Out Futsal Tournament  HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. U7 through U14 teams are invited to sign up for the winter league. Cost is $100 per team if registered by Jan. 31; $125 if Feb. 1 or after. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Feb. 22 | Spokane Chiefs Breast Cancer Awareness Night & Helmet Giveaway 7 p.m., Spokane Arena. Enter to win a Chiefs Breast Cancer Helmet to raise awareness and funds for the Susan G. Komen Eastern Washington Affiliate. For more: www.spokanechiefs.com

Recurring
Feet to Friends 9:30 to 11 a.m. weekly on Monday and Thursdays, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. 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

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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