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Community Briefs and Calendar of Events
2/26/2014 12:00:05 PM

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Kiwanis conducts gift campaign
The Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation is soliciting funds during March for its annual club gift campaign. Contributions to the foundation will help the club achieve its mission of providing student scholarships, promoting social services and supporting other charitable organizations in the community.

Checks can be made payable to Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation and mailed to Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 384, Liberty Lake, WA, 99019. 

The Liberty Lake Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. 

Kiwanis scholarships available
The Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation is seeking candidates for its 2014 scholarships. At least two $500 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors and at least one scholarship will be given to a former recipient who is continuing his/her education.

Graduating seniors from Liberty Lake, students related to a current Liberty Lake Kiwanis member, seniors from East Valley, Central Valley or West Valley school districts or other community members deemed eligible are encouraged to apply by the March 31 deadline. 

Applications are available online at www.libertylakekiwanis.org.  

Yard sale date set
The 21st annual Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales will be held June 14. Watch for more information closer to the date in The Splash or search "Liberty Lake Yard Sales" on Facebook.

Droogmans completes training
Navy Seaman Apprentice Sean R. Droogmans, son of Yannick A. Droogmans of Liberty Lake and Mary T. Orr of Coeur d'Alene, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training, according to a news release. 

During the eight-week program at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., Droogmans completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. Droogmans is a 2007 graduate of Central Valley High School.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS
March 1, 15 & 29 | Leap Motion games Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Use the library's device and 50-inch TV monitor to play Leap Motion games without keyboard or joysticks. Sign up for hour-long time slots at the library. For more: 232-2510

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 $25 per person. To purchase tickets or for more: www.libertylakekiwanis.org, 979-6652 or 951-3573

March 1 | "A Time for Tea" tickets go on sale The Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library will be selling tickets for their annual tea happening April 26 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Meadowwood Technology Campus. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the library or by sending a check to FOLLML, P.O. Box 427, Liberty Lake, WA, 99019. For more: 315-4688

March 1 | Liberty Lake Children's Academy fall registration open Registration for the 2014-15 school year is underway with toddler/parent, preschool and pre-K classes available. For more: 922-6360 or www.libertylakchildrensacademy.com   

March 6 | CVSD kindergarten registration opens 8 a.m., Central Valley Kindergarten Center, 1512 N. Barker Road. Students must be five years old on or before Aug. 31 in order to enroll for kindergarten during the 2014/15 school year. Bring up-to-date immunization records, original state-certified birth certificate and proof of residency using a current electric bill. Registration packets are available at school. For more: 228-5400 or www.cvsd.org

March 8 | eBay class 10:30 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Learn how to set up an Ebay account, as well as how to start selling and buying on Ebay. For more: 232-2510

March 9 | Daylight saving time begins

March 10 | Stepping Stone fall enrollment begins Stepping Stone, 23306 E. Mission. Enrollment for the 2014-15 school year opens to the public on this date. Interested families are encouraged to call for more information or to arrange a tour of the facility. For more: 924-0776

March 12 | "Tweet, Tag, Post & Share" internet safety night for parents 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone. This fun, informative presentation will help parents and educators learn about cyberbullying, privacy and security, relationships and online communication, information literacy, digital footprint and reputation. For more: 228-5543

March 13 | Reading Readiness Workshop 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  This workshop is for parents and caregivers of children who have mastered most of the letters and sounds and are wondering, "What do we do next?" Workshop is for adults only. To register or for more: 232-2510 or adickeson@libertylakewa.gov

March 15 | Senior Irish Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Evergreen Fountains, 1201 N. Evergreen Rd., Spokane Valley. Live music, food and community tours will be available during this special event. For more: 922-3100

March 17 | St. Patrick's Day

March 18 | Prevent Fraud & Identity Theft workshop Noon to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Join STCU experts for a free workshop to learn about spotting fraud warning signs and trending scams, as well as resources to help project your finances. A light, complimentary lunch will be provided. To register or for more: 232-2510

March 18 | Relay for Life kickoff party 5:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway. The event will include games, prizes, snacks and information about how to be a part of the American Cancer Society's 2014 Liberty Lake Relay. For more: www.facebook.com/libertylakerelay

March 22 | Computer Breakdown! 10:30 a.m. to noon, Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Learn how to take apart and reassemble a computer CPU. For more: 232-2510

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. 

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, 1428 N. Liberty Lake Road. 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

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. 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

March 1-31 | "Travels Through Technique" art show Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Artist Dianne McDermott is showcasing a collection of visual art to educate the view about various techniques utilized to create art. 

March 7 | Worship Night 7 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. The public is invited for a time of singing, praise and worship. Childcare will be provided. For more: 210-9779

March 9-10 | Auditions for Reader's Theatre version of "Heidi" 1 p.m. (Sunday) and 6:30 p.m. (Monday),  Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Ages 8+ are encouraged to audition. No experience or preparation required, but good reading skills are needed. For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com or 342-2055

March 15-16 | Central Valley Arts and Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Admission is $2 and benefits CV music programs. 

March 20-22, 26-29 | "Once Upon a Mattress" 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee March 23), CVHS Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Tickets for reserved seating are available for $12 at www.cvtheatre.com. For more: 228-5218

March 28-29 | Reader's Theatre: "Heidi" 7 p.m. (Friday) and 2 p.m. (Saturday),  Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Tickets are $5 per person (max of $20 per family). For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com or 342-2055.

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

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

CIVIC & BUSINESS
March 6 | Tuscany Trip Information Night 6 to 7:30 p.m., Valley Chamber Business Center, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

March 8 | Desperate Housewives Shop Hop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Simply Northwest, 11806 E. Sprague Ave.; The Trellis Marketplace, 4102 S. Bowdish Rd.; and Jema Lane Boutique, 613 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley. Enjoy in-store specials, tasty treats and receive a complimentary gift at each store (while supplies last) during this tenth annual event. 

March 14 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Dr. Susan Ashley with Healthy Living Liberty Lake will speak about gluten and its effects on the body. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

March 21 | Business Connections Breakfast 7 to 9 a.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Col. Brian M. Newberry, commander of Fairchild AFB, will share his perspective. Cost is $25 for members and guests; $45 for non-members. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

March 27 | Valley Chamber Business Show 2 to 7 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan, Spokane Valley. This free show is open to the public. Businesses are encouraged to hold exhibits. 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
March 1 | Jr. Shock Dance Clinic 8:30 to 11 a.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For ages 12 and under, this pre-season clinic will include learning a dance routine while interacting with Shock dancers. Cost is $20 which includes a T-shirt. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

March 1-2 | Apex Awareness Volleyball Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

March 6 | LLRC first run of the season 6 p.m., Twisp Café & Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. Liberty Lake Running Club will meet for a three-mile run on Thursdays through October. 

March 8 | Hoopster Challenge 3v3 Basketball Tournament 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

March 9 | Shamrockers Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Hosted by Evergreen Region Volleyball Association, this tournament is for U14 and U16 teams. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

March 15-16 | State Middle School Basketball Championship 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

March 21-23, 28-30 | Pacific Northwest Qualifier Volleyball HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Cost is $15 per person (13 and over). For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Recurring
Realistic Wellness 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. This co-ed exercise class is for all levels. For more: 210-9779 

Spokane Youth Sports Association Register now for spring sports including lacrosse (register by March 13), soccer (March 13) and track and field (March 20). For more: 927-7972 or www.sysa.com

Windermere Marathon registration open With routes from Liberty Lake to Riverfront Park, the sixth annual marathon and half marathon will take place June 1. For more: www.windermeremarathon.com

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. Tues., $5/person

• Basketball open gym: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tues., $4/person

• Feet to Friends walking group: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Mon. and Thurs., $1/person

• Kenpo Karate: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Mon. and Wed., $25/month

• Pickleball drop-in:12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs.; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sun. $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors)

• Wing Chun Kung Fu: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs. Cost varies.

• Zumba classes drop-in: 6 to 7 p.m. Mon.; 9 to 10 a.m. Sat.; $3/person

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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