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Community Briefs and Calendar of Events
3/27/2013 12:55:11 PM

Liberty Lake egg hunt to hold final registration
The final registration time for the Liberty Lake Community Easter Egg Hunt is 3 to 8 p.m. March 28 at Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission. Families are asked to bring six plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy per child or $3 per child. Registration is required.

The hunt, which is open to toddlers through fourth grade, will take place 11 a.m. March 30 at Pavillion Park. For more, contact 921-6746 or davis72205@hotmail.com.

Yard sale approaching; vendors sought
The 20th annual Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales will be held June 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for participants will open in May.

For commercial vendor or general information, contact Liberty Lake Kiwanis members Pat Dockrey, pdockrey@gmail.com or Scott Draper, scott.draper@edwardjones.com. For sponsorship information, contact Janet Pier at janet@libertylakesplash.com.   

Circuit course seeks donations
Phase 1 of the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course project, part of the Liberty Lake capital facilities improvement plan, is to be installed by the end of the summer. The city has allocated $35,000 for outdoor fitness equipment, beginning at Rocky Hill Park. Course organizers said the funds will not be released until grant money is awarded or funds are raised totaling $4,350.


The Circuit Course aims to provide fitness opportunities for area residents, while also honoring Armed Forces members by dedicating each station to a local fallen hero. Donations are being solicited to help this project come to fruition; checks can be mailed to FHCC, P.O. Box 247, Liberty Lake, WA, 99019.

For more information, call 389-6060.

Funds being raised for LL man
In early March, Liberty Lake resident David St. John suffered a grand mal seizure and was transported to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with Encephalitis. He was placed in a medically induced coma and spent over a week in ICU battling for his life, and he was recently transferred to St. Luke's. 

A Facebook page titled "Friends of David St. John" will continue to provide updates on his progress, as well as post information about upcoming fundraisers. A PayPal account has been set up to help cover growing medical expenses. For more information or a link to the PayPal account, email davidstjohnmedicalfund@gmail.com.

Directory photo contest underway
The Splash is soliciting photos for the fourth annual Liberty Lake Community Directory photography contest. The winning photo will be highlighted on the cover, and other selected images will be featured inside the 2014 Liberty Lake Community Directory.

Photographers are asked to submit up to three photos that communicate the essence of what it means to live in Liberty Lake. Deadline for the contest is Sept. 13, and contributors of the top three photos will receive gift cards as their prize.

For contest rules and more information, visit www.libertylakesplash.com.  

Host families needed for Japanese exchange students
Compass USA is looking for short-term host families in Liberty Lake for Japanese high school exchange students. Students arrive July 21 and depart Aug. 10.

This unique opportunity will allow families to learn about another culture while sharing their own lifestyle. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Darcy Lafrenz at 216-3866 or dalafrenz@comcast.net.

March 29 | Good Friday Service
7 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. Childcare provided. For more: www.lakesidechurch.cc or 210-9779

March 30 | Ebay class 10 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Library Tech Specialist Travis Montgomery will be offering a free class on how to use Ebay. The class 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 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 3 to 8 p.m. March 28. For more: 921-6746 or davis72205@hotmail.com

March 31 | Easter

March 31 | Easter celebration 8: 30 and 10 a.m., Liberty Lake Church, 704 S. Garry Road. For more: www.libertylakechurch.com or 255-6266

March 31 | Easter drama and worship service 10 a.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. For more: www.lakesidechurch.cc or 210-9779

April 3 | Liberty Lake Children's Academy open house and registration 10 a.m. to noon, 1322 N. Stanford Lane. The academy is registering now for the 2013-14 school year. For more: 922-6360 or www.libertylakechildrensacademy.com

April 3 | NW Heritage Alliance Forum Speaker Series: Accessing History Electronically 6 p.m. Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Dr. Larry Cebula, EWU history professor, will speak on how to use today's technology in your personal history search. Presented by the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum and hosted by the Spokane Valley Library.

April 4-5 | Book reading and signing 7 p.m. (Thursday) and 11 a.m. (Friday), Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Charles Finck will be reading from his book, "As We Forgive Those-How to Forgive Others, Ourselves and God." For more: 255-9244

April 7 to 13 | Inland NW Baby's Stuff the Bus Community Diaper Drive Donation barrels will be located at participating Walgreens in the area. The bus will be at the Walgreens store located at Sprague and Sullivan from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 13. The biggest need is for diaper sizes 5 and 6, but all sizes will be accepted. For more: www.inlandnwbaby.org

April 11 | Running Start Information Night 7 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair-Student Center Sasquatch Room, Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St., Spokane. High school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents or guardians, are invited to learn more about earning college credits while completing high school. For more: 533-8062 or www.ccs.spokane.edu/runningstart  

April 13 | All Fools Hunt 8 p.m., Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. This event, which is open to students in grades 5 through 12, costs $5 per participant. Hosted by the Liberty Lake Youth Commission, all proceeds benefit Crosswalk, a youth homeless shelter. For more: 710-3638 or john.cvhsstudent@gmail.com

April 14-20 | National Library Week Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. The library will hold events that celebrate the library as the heart of the community.

April 15 | Gardening class 5:45 to 7:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Master Gardeners will provide helpful answers and will get everyone inspired for spring gardening. Kathy O'Neill will be teaching a free class on basic vegetable gardening.

April 15 | Relay for Life meetings 5:45 p.m. (team captains) and 7 p.m. (committee meeting), Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. The public is invited to learn more about this event that will take place July 19 at Meadowwod Technology Park. For more: www.relayforlife.org/libertylakewa

April 16 | Running Start Information Night 7 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, SUB Lounges A, B and C, Bldg. 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr., Spokane. High school juniors and seniors, as well as their parents or guardians, are invited to learn more about earning college credits while completing high school. For more: 533-3524 or www.ccs.spokane.edu/runningstart  

April 18-21 | Shrine Circus 7 p.m. (Thursday), 3 and 7 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. (Saturday), 1 and 5 p.m. (Sunday), Spokane Valley Mall. Tigers, elephants, acrobats, daredevils and clowns will entertain in an old fashioned big top circus. Admission is $10. For more: 747-0132 or www.elkatifshrincircus.org

April 22 | Earth Day

April 26 | Arbor Day

April 26 | SCRAPS Reigning Cats and Dogs Auction and Chocolate Festival 6 p.m., 6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley. Tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door) and include silent and live auction, pet pageant, raffle, appetizers and desserts. Proceeds benefit SCRAPS Hope Foundation's animal medical fund. For more: 477-2760 or www.scrapshopefoundation.org

April 27-28 | St. Joseph Fair Trade Festival 10 to 7 p.m. (Saturday) and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Sunday), Parish Hall, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. Take the I-90 exit for Liberty Lake/Otis Orchards and follow the signs. For more: www.stjoeparish.org

April 27 | A Garden Tea Party Noon to 2 p.m., Meadowwood Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter. Presented by the Friends of Liberty Lake Municipal Library, this annual tea is a fundraiser for library programs. Craig Goodwin, local author of "A Year of Plenty," will be the guest speaker. The group is in need of teapots, tiered and serving stand and trays, and donations for silent auction. Tickets cost $20 and are available at the library and from Friends members. For more: 315-4688 or 954-6933

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 jbboard58@q.com.   

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: 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: 927-2193 or cheshierll@aol.com

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. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 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. Adult writers are welcome; content guidelines will be sent on request. For more: 255-9489

April 5 | Broadway Calls
7:30 p.m., The Kave, 4909 N. Harvard Road, Otis Orchards. Broadway Calls is the sometimes pop, sometimes punk, always ultra-catchy band from Rainier, Oregon. The night also will showcase Storm Normandy, Pretty Arcade, T-180 and STOE. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For more: www.monumentalshows.com  

April 27 |" Well Written" 7 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. Enjoy an adult evening out with a performance by Improv Comedy at the Lake as well as the feature production  of a sophisticated comedy "Well Written." Participants are invited to enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres while checking out auction items. Tickets are $20 per person or $140 for a table of 8. To purchase tickets or for more: www.libertylaketheatre.com   

April 5-7 | Spokane Home & Garden Show
Noon to 8 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday), Spokane Convention Center, Spokane. Tickets are $8 (under age 12 are free) and are good for all weekend. For more: www.spokanehomeandgardenshow.com

April 10 | High Performance Transit All-Corridor Open House 4:30 to 7 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., Spokane. For more: www.stamovingforward.com

April 12 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) meeting 1p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Kristen Maes, owner of Idea Rocket Graphic Design, will share marketing and branding tips for small businesses. Networking begins at 12:45 p.m. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

April 19 | Business Connections Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave, Liberty Lake. Program will be Biz Buzz (speed networking). Door open 11:30 a.m., program 12 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $25 for members and guests, $35 for non-members. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

April 19-21 | Spokane Women's Show 5 to 8 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Saturday), 7:30 a.m. to noon (Sunday), Spokane Convention Center, Spokane. The show will have informative presentations, vendors, lectures, exhibits, live music and entertainment.  Admission is $5; Race for the Cure participants get in free. For more: www.Washington.providence.org

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. The dates have been altered this month due to scheduling conflicts; City Council will meet April 9 and 16.

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

March 28 | Liberty Lake Ladies 9-Hole Golf Club registration
  9 a.m., Liberty Lake Golf Course clubhouse, 24403 E. Sprague Ave. There will be a continental breakfast, signups for the 2013 season and a short meeting. Dues are $40 for the season, and regular play will start April 4. For more: 255-9498

March 29-31 | USA Volleyball Pacific Northwest Qualifier HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.pacificnwqualifier.org

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. For more: 927-0602 or www.hubsportscenter.org

April 1-4 | USA Boxing National Champions 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The preliminary rounds are being held at the HUB, while the championship rounds will be held at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and seniors. For more: 927-0602 or www.hubsportscenter.org

April 3 | MeadowWood Ladies 18-Hole Golf Club 7:30 a.m., MeadowWood Golf Course clubhouse, 24501 E. Valleyway. The club will have a short meeting, continental breakfast and their first day of golf. For more: 892-1572

April 5 | Proving Grounds MMA Event 7 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Fights start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Warrior Camp, 5027 E. Trent, Spokane Valley. For more: 220-6899

April 6-7 | Eclipse Volleyball Tournaments HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

April 9 | Swim-a-mile-for-a-meal 5:30 to 8 p.m., Liberty Lake Athletic Club, 23410 E. Mission Ave. Swimmers are currently collecting pledges for this event with proceeds benefitting the Greater Spokane County Meals on Wheels. The public is invited to come watch and donate. For more: 924-6976

April 13-14 | INK Volleyball Tournaments HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

April 14 | USA Sitting Volleyball Noon to 4 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The public is invited to come learn the fast-paced game of this paralympic sport during a free clinic. An exhibition game will take place at noon followed by an open skills clinic at 1 p.m. Everyone-able-bodied and disabled, young and old, male and female-is encouraged to participate. To register or for more: 290-5552 or Lindsay@evergreenregion.org

April 19 | Lutherhaven CampFest & Dodgeball Tournament 5 to 9 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. This free event, which is open to the public, will provide games, crafts, face painting and more with camp staff. Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item for Second Harvest food bank. For $10 per team, groups can register in the family or competitive division in the dodgeball tournament. All proceeds benefit Lutherhaven Ministries. For more: www.lutherhaven.com

April 20-21 | Evergreen Region Volleyball Championships HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

April 23 | Autism seminar 6 p.m., Healthy Living Liberty Lake, 2207 N. Molter Road, suite 203A. The public is invited to learn how you or your child can be successfully treated for autism and how to correct the underlying metabolic defects without drugs. For more: 924-6199

April 26-28 | Washington State Level 5/6 Gymnastics HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: 489-5867

Bloomsday 2013
Online registration for the 12K race that starts and ends in downtown Spokane on May 5 is available until April 21; mail-in registration deadline is April 16. Entry fee is $17. For more: www.bloomsdayrun.org

HUB Sports Center 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Various classes, activities and events occur throughout the week including:
Senior Pickleball drop-in:12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs., $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors)
Basketball drop-in: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, $4/person
Badminton drop-in: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, $5/person

Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship Scramble MeadowWood Golf Course, 24501 E. Valleyway. Registration is $75 per golfer ($300 for a foursome) and includes green fees, golf cart, free range balls and lunch. Proceeds from this golf tournament help local high school graduates fund their ongoing education. For more: www.libertylakekiwanis.org or 499-3180

Liberty Lake Ladies 9-Hole Golf Club  9 a.m. on Thursdays starting April 4, Liberty Lake Golf Course, 24403 E. Sprague Ave. For more: 255-9498

Liberty Lake Running Club  6 p.m. on Thursdays, Palenque Restaurant, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Participants are welcome to walk, jog or bring the dog. For more: 927-9372 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com  

Trailhead Golf Lessons Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Programs are available for youth and adults. For more: 928-3484 or www.libertylakewa.gov/golf

Trailhead Ladies 9-Hole Golf Club  9 a.m. on Wednesdays, Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Club meeting 8 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. For more: 939-5119

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: www.windermeremarathon.com

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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