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2/27/2013 3:17:17 PM

Kiwanis scholarship applicants sought
The Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation is seeking candidates for its 2013 scholarships. Applications are available at local high school counseling offices or online at The scholarship application is due March 31.

Students who are eligible for scholarships include: graduating seniors with Liberty Lake zip codes (99019), family of current Liberty Lake Kiwanis members, students enrolled in the following Spokane County School Districts-East Valley, Central Valley, and West Valley, community members deemed worthy by the scholarship committee, or candidates that received a Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship last year.

For more information, contact Nick Nickoloff at 928-8290.

LL Kiwanis Foundation seeking donations in March
The Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation is soliciting funds this month for its annual club gift campaign. Funds from this drive help the club achieve its mission of providing educational and vocational scholarships to youth in the community.

Contributions by individuals are always welcome. 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. Donations can also be made via PayPal on the group's website,


Another fundraising event, the Kiwanis Foundation golf tournament, is scheduled for June 1 at MeadowWood Golf Course. Interested participants can register and find more information on the website.

The Liberty Lake Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. For more information, call Gail Kalk at 747-9144.

March 1 | Open House for Dr. F. Lee Mellish
3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. The public is invited to celebrate Lee Mellish, the retiring LLSWD general manager. For more: 922-5443

March 1 | March for Meals 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Mall, 14700 E. Indiana Ave. Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels is holding a walk to raise awareness and money to help feed seniors in our area. Walkers are invited to stop by Cinnabon afterwards for $1 mini-buns and coffee. For more: 924-6976 or

March 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 | Ebay classes 10 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Library Tech Specialist Travis Montgomery will be offering free classes on how to use Ebay every Saturday during the month of March. The classes will cover basic set up of an account for purchasing through Ebay as well as how to use Ebay to sell. For more: 232-2510

March 2 | "Rock Around the Clock" mission auction 5 to 9 p.m., Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish, Spokane Valley. This free event includes silent and live auctions, fun games, free childcare and an ice cream social. Proceeds benefit short-term mission trips to Papua New Guinea and Slovenia. For more: 924-4525

March 2 | "Evening in Paris" Father Daughter Dance 7 to 9 p.m., CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. This 8th annual event is sponsored by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis and K-Kids. Tickets are $25 per person. For more:

March 6 | NW Heritage Alliance Forum Speaker Series 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Explore a bygone era and learn about using the WA State archives database from Tracy Rebstock, Digital Access Archivist. Presented by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and hosted by the Spokane Valley Library.

March 7 | Central Valley School District kindergarten registration begins 8 a.m. through normal school hours. Registration packets available in home schools starting February 28. For more:

March 7 | Griefshare begins 6:30 to 8 p.m., ONE* Church, 15601 E. 24th Ave, Spokane Valley. The group, which meets weekly on Thursdays until May 30, is a recovery support group for those who have lost loved ones. For more: 993-8276

March 8 | Evening praise service 7 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. An evening of contemporary worship, praise and prayer. Free and open to the public. For more:

March 10 | Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2 a.m.

March 11 | Stepping Stone Kindergarten Enrollment begins Stepping Stone, 23306 E. Mission. Enrollment for the 2013-14 school year opens to the public for the following programs: infants, toddlers, preschool, prekindergarten, kindergarten and before/after school care. For more: 924-0776 or

March 11 | Reading Readiness Workshop 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Children's Library Associate Amy Dickeson is presenting a "Ready to Read" workshop that will cover the six reading readiness skills and provide ideas for using phonics, sight words, context and picture clues as well as ideas on how to motivate reluctant readers. This workshop is for adults only. For more: 232-2510

March 13 | Kindergarten Visitation 1 to 3 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. 9th Ave., Spokane Valley. Please RSVP for this preview day. For more: 924-9131 or

March 14 | PreK-12 Preview Open House 6:30 to 8 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. 9th Ave., Spokane Valley. Discover more about school and enrollment. For more: 924-9131 or

March 22 | Greenacres Elementary School Fundraiser 6 to 9 p.m., Triple Play, 175 W. Orchard Ave., Hayden. Cost is $15 which provides unlimited use of all attractions and waterpark until close. Stop by the GES table to purchase a wristband in support of Greenacres Elementary School.

March 23 | Edible Books contest 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Adults, children or families are eligible to enter this annual contest with two entry rules: 1) the creation must be edible, and 2) it must relate in some way to a book. Entries should be brought to the library before closing on Thursday evening (unless it must be refrigerated). A popular vote will occur during the times listed on Saturday to determine winners in the Child, Adult, and Family categories. Winners will be announced at 2 pm. Entry forms will be available March 2. For more: 232-2510

March 29 | Good Friday Service 7 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. Childcare provided. For more:

March 30 | Liberty Lake Community Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m., Pavillion Park. Egg hunt for toddlers through fourth grade. Registration is six plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy or $3 per child. Registration will be held at Liberty Lake Municipal Library 5 to 8 p.m. March 25 and 3 to 8 p.m. March 28. For more: 921-6746 or

March 31 | Easter

March 31 | Easter drama and worship service 10 a.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. All are welcome to attend. For more:

CV Class of 1958 Reunion
The Central Valley Class of 1958 is planning a reunion for August 17 along with a picnic on August 18. If you are a graduate or know someone who might need information, please call 255-6803 or 924-0099 or email

Friends of the Liberty Lake Municipal Library 6 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:

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: 927-2193 or

Liberty Lake Municipal Library 23123 E. Mission Avenue. 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; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, anime club; 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, toddler/preschool story time. 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. Mondays and Wednesdays at Liberty Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive, and 11 a.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Talon Hills Senior Complex, 24950 E. Hawkstone Loop. Seniors age 60 and older invited; recommended donation $3.50.

March 9 & 10 | CV Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Saturday), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sunday), Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $2 admission benefits CV band programs. For more: 228-5100

March 13-16, 20-23 | "Little Shop of Horrors" 7:30 p.m., Central Valley Theatre, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Over 80 CVHS theater and music students will present this Broadway sci-fi classic musical. Ticket prices will be $10 presale and $12 at the door. This show rated PG. For more:

March 16 | Stories & Songs with Bob McCaslin 11 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. The young and young-at-heart are invited to come shake out the winter sillies in the children's room. For more: 232-2510

March 22-23 | "The Reluctant Dragon" This fantasy/comedy will be presented by Liberty Lake Community Theatre at a location and time TBD. For more:

Spokane Valley Camera Club photography exhibit
Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Runs now through March 15. On display Monday through Friday in the reception area, the free exhibit is a collection of color and monochrome photographs from members of the club. For more: 924-9754

March 8 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) meeting
1p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Networking begins at 12:45 p. m. For more:

March 9 | Desperate Housewives ShopHop 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A day of shopping, tasty treats, new products and free gifts. Participating locations include Orchid Boutique, Jemma Lane Boutique, Simply Northwest and Trellis Marketplace. For more: 927-8206

March 9 | Senior Irish Festival 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 1201 N. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley. The event will feature live music, food and community tours. For more: 922-3100 or

March 15 | Business Connections Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. Mirabeau Park Hotel.1100 N. Sullivan, Spokane Valley. Program will be an overview of crime in the greater Spokane County with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich. Cost is $25 for members and guests, $35 for non-members. For more:

March 22 | After-Hours Lucky Social 6 to 8 p.m., The Pottery Bug, 4904 N. Harvard Road, Otis Orchards. Hosted by Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL), this event will include games, snacks, networking, adult beverages and socializing. For more:

March 27 | Spokane Valley Chamber Business Show "Innovative Ideas to Grow Your Business" 2 to 7 p.m. Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan. Free to the public. For more:

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 Municipal Library board meeting 6:30 p.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. A special meeting has been called for March 27.

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 third Wednesday of each month, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

March 1 | Liberty Lake opens for fishing
Season continues through Oct. 31. For more:

March 1 | Model Airplane/Helicopter Fly-In 6 to 10 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Join the Rebel Flyers to beat the cold with two full courts of indoor flying fun. AMA or MAAC membership required to fly. Spectators welcome. For more: 218-5098

March 2-3 | Apex Awareness Volleyball Tournament 8 a.m. (Saturday) to 5 p.m. (Sunday), HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: or 953-2234

March 9 | Riverview Little League Spring Training HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Open to ages 4 to 15. Also, registration is now open for the spring season. For more:

March 16-17 | Hoopster Challenge 3v3 Basketball Tournament 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. This tournament has divisions for both boys and girls teams 4th through 12th grade. Cost is $95 per team; must register by March 1. For more: 927-0602 or

March 19 | "Reverse Diabetes" seminar 6:30 p.m. Healthy Living Liberty Lake, 2207 N. Molter Road, suite 203A. Call to reserve your seat for this free seminar. For more: 924-6199 or

March 22-24, 29-31 | USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Play is also scheduled at the Spokane Convention Center and Eastern Washington University for this tournament, one of the largest annual events in the Spokane area. For more:

April 1-4 | Spring Break Multi-Sport Camp 9 a.m. to noon, HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Kids in grades 1 through 6 are invited to this camp which will cover the basic skills in multiple sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer, kickball and more. Cost is $100 per person; must register by March 20. For more: 927-0602 or

HUB Sports Center
19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Various classes, activities and events occur throughout the week including:
Pickleball drop-in:12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs., $4/adults and $2/seniors
Basketball drop-in: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, $4/person
Badminton drop-in: 8 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, $5/person

Windermere Marathon and Half Marathon Early registration for the May 19th race that runs from Liberty Lake to Riverfront Park is available until March 31. For more:

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