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Community Briefs and Calendar of Events
5/28/2014 1:31:59 PM

Community Briefs
Yard sale registration deadline approaching
The 21st annual Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales will happen 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14. The event is being organized by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis Club, with registration support for the official guide coming from The Splash.

The deadline to register to be included in the official event map and guide is June 6. Registration for Liberty Lake homes is $10 online or $15 with the mail-in form (included in the May and June issues of The Splash). In addition, vendors from outside Liberty Lake can sign up for a spot in Pavillion Park for $50. Fees collected for the event go toward the event's expenses as well as support Liberty Lake Kiwanis efforts in the community.

For information about registration, email yardsales@libertylakesplash.com. For general yard sale questions, call Liberty Lake Kiwanis volunteer Cyndee Furukawa at 509-315-5471

Theater seeks sponsors
The Liberty Lake Community Theatre is soliciting corporate sponsors for their second annual Gala Fundraiser on Sept. 27. 

Those interested in being part of this community-wide event are asked to contact the theater at 342-2055 or info@libertylaketheatre.com.

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Calendar of Events
COMMUNITY 
June 6 | Yard Sale Guide registration deadline For those planning to participate in the June 14 yard sale, be sure to register by this date in order to be included in 10,000 copies of the official guide. Cost is $10 if registering online, and all registration fees go toward the Kiwanis Club of Liberty Lake to support the event and community. For more: www.libertylakesplash.com/yardsales

June 6 | Engaging Fatherhood Conference & Resource Fair 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Family of Faith Community Church, 1504 W. Grace, Spokane. Liberty Lake resident Susie Leonard Weller will be providing the keynote address on "Fathering is Different From Mothering… and Both are Needed for Whole-Minded Parenting" at this free event for fathers and mothers. She will also be leading a workshop titled "Why Does My Child (or I) Act Like That?" For more: www.facebook.com/Spokanedads or 363-4838

June 9 | Relay for Life meeting 5:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway. Team captains are invited to meet at 5:30 p.m.; the planning committee will meet at 6 p.m. to plan for the July 18-19 event. For more: www.facebook.com/libertylakerelay

June 12 | Words and Wine Book Club 4 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. For more: 232-2510

June 14 | Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organized by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis, the sale typically involves hundreds of homes. For more: www.libertylakesplash.com/yardsales

June 14 | Summer Reading Program signup begins 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. All ages are invited to register for the summer reading program with a science theme. For more: 232-2510

June 14 | Library book sale 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Held by the Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library, the sale will feature a wide selection of both children's and adult books. For more: 232-2510

June 15 | Father's Day

June 15 | Library reading garden dedication 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. All are invited to celebrate the official opening of the Reading Garden which will include music and food. Those 16 and older who sign up for the library's summer reading program will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle and new books (must be present to win). For more: 232-2510

June 18 | Fizzy Balloons 10:30 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Can a chemical reaction blow up a balloon? Ages 4 and up are welcome to come find out. For more: 232-2510

June 21 | First day of summer

June 21-22 | Farmers Market Pies & Rides Festival 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Field to the east of 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. This event will include a classic car show behind the building that used to house Barlows Restaurant. For more: www.libertylakefarmersmarket.com

June 25 | Volcanoes! 10:30 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Have fun learning about explosions during this annual event. Ages 4 and up welcome. For more: 232-2510

Recurring
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 Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Square parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. The market runs Saturday mornings through Oct. 11. For more: www.libertylakefarmersmarket.com

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
May 30-31 | "Noises Off" 7:30 p.m., CVHS Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Ave., Spokane Valley. Presented by the Central Valley Theatre department, follow an acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved at www.cvtheatre.com. For more: 228-5218.

June 1-2 | Auditions for "Goldilocks and The Three Pigs" 3 p.m. (Sun.) and 6:30 p.m. (Mon.), Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Ages five and older as well as adults are welcome to audition for LLCT's summer children's production. No experience or preparation needed. For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com 

June 4, 11 | Auditions for Comedy Improv Troupe 7 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Ages 18 and older are invited to audition for LLCT's new comedy improve troupe. Experience welcome but not required. For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com or 342-2055

June 13-15 | Cowboy Supper Shows Rockin' B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. The 20th anniversary commemorative performances will begin this weekend and also be held July 11-13, Aug. 8-10, Sept. 12-14 and Oct. 10-12. For more: www.rockinbranch.com or 891-9016

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
June 8 | John L. Scott Open House Event 1 to 4 p.m. The more homes you visit, the more chances you have to win prizes such as a $100 Lowe's gift card. For more: 924-4200

June 13 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Portal, Mica Peak room, 23403 E. Mission Ave. Women who do business in and around Liberty Lake are invited to attend the summer networking social. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

June 20 | Business Connections Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 110 N. Sullivan. Program: Digital Marketing/Social Media. Cost is $28 for members and guests; $45 for non-members. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

June 21 | SCRAPS Grand Opening 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley. The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the new regional animal facility with tours, door prizes, cake and giveaways. For more: www.spokanecounty.org/scraps

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 11:30 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. 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 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
May 31 | Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation Golf Scramble 1 p.m., Meadowwood Golf Course.  Registration is $100 per golfer, which includes green fees, golf cart, free range balls and choice of chicken or steak dinner. The funds raised at this tenth annual event benefit local kids by providing scholarships. For more: www.libertylakekiwanis.org or 294-8500

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 if preregistered; $3 for each additional dude. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 1 | 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

June 7 | Hoopfirst Basketball Tournament 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Cost is $95 per team for this indoor tourney for grades 4 through 12. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 16-18 | Eclipse Volleyball Camp 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Cost is $95 per player and is available for ages 8 to 18. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 19-21 | Camp Classics High School Basketball Tournament 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Starting in June and occurring throughout July, the cost is $500 per team. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 19 | LLRC beginning of summer run 6 p.m., Twisp Café & Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. Liberty Lake Running Club meets for a three-mile run on Thursdays through October. For more: www.facebook.com/LLRunningClub

June 21 | Girls' All-State Basketball Showcase 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. All-day admission for the 18th annual all-state girls basketball games is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children under 12. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 23-25 | NBC Basketball Skills Shooting Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Cost is $155. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

June 26-July 24 | 2014 Junior Golf Camps begin 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, MeadowWood Golf Course, 24501 E. Valleyway. This camp is for ages 4 to 10, while a camp for ages 11 to 17 will be offered July 31 to Aug. 28. Cost is $50. For more: 255-9349

June 27 | Liberty Lake Loop pre-registration due The four-mile route leaving from Pavillion Park will take place 8 a.m. July 12 followed by a kids race. Cost is $20 with a T-shirt ($15 without) if registered by this date. For more: www.pavillionpark.org

June 30-July 1 | NBC Basketball Skills Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Cost is $155. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Recurring
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. 30. For more: 255-9293 or larrywest2@live.com

Liberty Lake Running Club 6 p.m. Thursdays, Twisp Café & Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. The club meets for a three-mile run weekly through October. For more: www.facebook.com/LLRunningClub

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 

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 to 8 p.m. Sun. and Wed., $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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