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PLAY IN THE PARK
Free upcoming events in Liberty Lake's parks

Aug. 1, 6 p.m. at Alpine Shores: The Camaros concert
A fun night of rock and roll will be on hand at this pocket park concert.

Aug. 2, dusk at Pavillion Park: "Princess Bride" (PG)
The classic fairy tale includes swordplay, giants, an evil prince and a beautiful princess, as read to a young boy by his grandfather.

Aug. 9, dusk at Pavillion Park: "Star Trek Into Darkness" (PG-13)
After the crew of the Enterprise finds a force of terror within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction. 

Aug. 14, 7 p.m. at Rocky Hill Park: The Angela Marie Project
The Liberty Lake Running Club and Liberty Lake Community Tennis Association are helping to sponsor this free light-rock concert.

Aug. 16, dusk at Half Moon Park: "The Croods" (PG)
After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must travel through an uncharted fantasy world along with the help of an inventive boy.

Aug. 23, 5 p.m. at Pavillion Park: MSIP presents "As You Like It"
Montana Shakespeare In the Parks is back in Liberty Lake to perform the comedy "As You Like It."

Aug. 29, dusk at Pavillion Park: "Brave" (PG)
Princess Merida defies a custom and brings chaos to her kingdom, but then relies on her bravery and archery skills to undo the disaster.

Aug. 30, 6 p.m. at Pavillion Park: Lud Kramer Memorial concert
A mix of classics, show tunes and patriotic marches will be performed in this free concert by the Spokane Symphony. 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
July 30 | Taste Test 10:30 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. See if you can identify some fun flavors such as sweet, salty and sour. Ages 4 and up welcome. For more: 232-2510

July 31 | Understanding Medicare Benefits for Home Health and Hospice 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Specialists  from Gentiva Home Health and Hospice will be on hand to answer specific questions regarding memory care, fall risk/prevention, orthopedic and neurological issues, medication management and chronic disease. The seminar is free and open to the public. For more: 220-6461

Aug. 6 | Tie Dye Milk 10:30 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Kids 4 and up can create amazing colorful patterns using milk. For more: 232-2510

Aug. 8 | Community Carnival 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Stepping Stone, 23306 E. Mission. The public is invited to a carnival featuring a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, food and carnival games. For more: 924-0776 or www.steppingstonelibertylake.com

Aug. 11 to 14 | VBS at Liberty Lake Church 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., 704 S. Garry Road. Kids entering first through sixth grade are invited to this multi-day program "There's a Monster Under My Bed" featuring Bible lessons, songs, sketches and games to teach children how to fight fear in their lives. To register or for more: 255-6266 or www.libertylakechurch.com

Aug. 11 to 15 | VBS at Uplift Church 6 to 9 p.m., 23424 N. Swing Lane. Kids in grades K-5 are invited to come and have fun as they learn how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God during "Workshop of Wonders" Vacation Bible School. For more: 218-1648 or www.upliftchurchll.org

Aug. 16 | Mutt Strut 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pawpular Companions, 21950 E. Country Vista Dr. The fourth annual pledge event will consist of a 2.5-mile route around the Liberty Lake business/residential walking path, an ice cream social, store vendors, free giveways and raffle prizes. All funds raised benefit Higher Ground Animal Sanctuary. To register or for more: 927-8890 or www.pawpularcompanions.com   

August 19 | Food 4 Thought Community Volunteer Meeting 6 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. A community food drive is being organized through Liberty Lake Kiwanis, Food 4 Thought, Spokane Valley Partners and local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Collections from the drive will feed some of the 800 homeless students in the Central Valley and surrounding school districts. Organizers are specifically looking for 20 neighborhood captains to help prepare for the drive that will kick off Sept. 13.  

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
July 31 to Aug. 2 | "Goldilocks and The Three Pigs" 7 p.m. (along with a 3 p.m. Sat. matinee), Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. This delightful take on a couple of old storybook standbys is full of energy, humor and adventure for all ages. For tickets and more: www.libertylaketheatre.com  

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

Aug. 22 | "This, That or the Other" improv group performance 8 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. This new on-the-spot, live comedy encourages audience participation. Tickets for this PG13 show are $5 at the door. For more: www.libertylaketheatre.com 

Aug. 25 and 26 | Auditions for "This Old Haunted House" 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Males and females ages 14 and up are encouraged to audition; no prep or experience needed. For more: 342-2055 or 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

Pepsi Outdoor Summer Concert series Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Roar, Airway Heights. The upcoming lineup includes Rascal Flatts 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8; Jeff Foxworthy 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12; and Toby Keith 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. For tickets and more: www.northernquest.com  

CIVIC & BUSINESS
Aug. 7 | Scramble Golf Tournament 11:30 a.m., MeadowWood Golf Course. Hosted by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, the $100 entry fee includes dinner, drink, raffle ticket and goodie bag. Immediately after the tournament, the second annual hot air balloon golf ball drop will take place where a hole in one wins $1,000 or closest to the pin wins $500 or a golf getaway. For registration and more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Aug. 8 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 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 hear Lisa McHaffie speak about upcoming events in Spokane. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

Aug. 15 | Business Connections Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Spokane County Fairgrounds, 404 N. Havana. Program: Good Guys Car Show along with a special speaker. Cost is $28 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 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
July 31-Aug. 28 | 2014 Junior Golf Camp 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, MeadowWood Golf Course, 24501 E. Valleyway. Cost for this camp for ages 11 to 17 is $50. For more: 255-9539

July 31 | Splash night with Spokane Indians 6 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana. Join with other baseball fans for a game against the Hillsboro Hops followed by post-game Circle the Bases. For tickets and more: www.spokaneindians.com

Aug. 2-3 | Barefoot Soccer Tournament Pavillion Park. Enjoy music, food and jumpy castles at this second annual event. Cost is $150 per team from U6 through U15, adult rec and competitive divisions. For more: www.facebook.com/Barefoot3v3

Aug. 4-7 | Advantage Basketball Camp 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. These camps designed especially for ages 7 to 18 cost $225 per player.  For more: www.advantagebasketball.com

Aug. 6-27 | Adult and junior golf lessons Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Junior lessons are available in two morning sessions for $70, while adult lessons are offered in evening sessions for $110. For more: 928-3484 or www.libertylakewa.gov/golf

Aug. 12-14 | Breakthrough Basketball Camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. These camps designed especially for students in grades 2 through 8 cost $145 per player.  For more: www.breakthroughbasketball.com 

Aug. 18-20 | NBC Basketball Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. These camps designed especially for ages 8 to 12 cost $145 per player.  For more: www.nbccamps.com 

Aug. 21-23 | NAIA Volleyball Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Teams from the Cascade and Frontier Conferences compete in a crossover volleyball tournament. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Aug. 25-28 | ESS Speed & Fitness Soccer Training 9 a.m. to noon, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Soccer players age 12 to 18 desiring to get an edge for the upcoming season are invited to this camp. Cost is $79. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Sept. 4 | Optimal Health Day Walk 5:30 p.m., Rocky Hill Park. In order to promote health in the community, there will be a walk followed by a healthy happy hour and food drive for the Food 4 Thought program. For more: beentheresupport@gmail.com

Recurring
KidFIT Spokane HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. This children's movement and fitness program offers classes in dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop), gymnastics and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 3 and older of all levels. Enrollment is open now for classes starting Sept. 8. For more: 953-7501 or www.kidfitspokane.com

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 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
• July 31: Run starting/ending at Liberty Lake Golf Course; Aug. 21: Fleet Feet demo and mini-seminar

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 

Ride the Rim Register now for a century or family bike ride Sept. 14 starting in Liberty Lake. To sign up or for more: www.rotaryinmotion.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
• 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 Wed..; 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. and Wed., $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors)
• Table Tennis: 6 to 9 p.m., Mon. and Wed.; $3/player
• 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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