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Community Briefs and Calendar of Events
5/29/2013 6:05:12 PM


Community Briefs

Yard sale registration deadline is May 31

The deadline to register a garage sale as part of the 20th annual Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales is Friday, May 31. Registration information is available at www.libertylakesplash.com/yardsales and on page 15 of this month's Splash. The event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8. 

Registered homes will be included in the official event guide, which will be distributed by mail to all Liberty Lake homes on June 6 and distributed at businesses throughout the greater area June 5-8.

 
Kiwanis scholarship recipients named 

The Liberty Lake Kiwanis Foundation recently announced 17 students will receive a combined total of $12,000 through its 2013 distribution of scholarships. In all, 14 high school seniors and three reapplying former scholarship recipients received awards, including: 

Barker High School students Shannon Braithwait and Lindsey Dahl; Central Valley High School students Matthew Busch, Haley Hogberg, Michelle Nemeth, Brinley Poulsen, Hailey Reneau, Jesse Sheldon and Aubrey Spear; East Valley High School students Kayla Peterson and Taylor Watkins; and West Valley High School students Thomas Dedera, Alex Preston and Jacqueline Swanson.

College students awarded scholarships included Kyle Brown (Brigham Young University), Charlotte Schmitz (Washington State University) and  Conor Smith (Carroll College). 


Various opportunities to be part of Fourth of July parade 

The 25th annual Fourth of July parade will be held at noon July 4 in the Alpine Shores neighborhood, with lineup beginning at 11 a.m. 

Awards will be given to parade participants in the red (on foot), white (pedal power) and blue (golf cart) classifications. Group awards will also be given.

Donations, sponsors and volunteers are sought. For more, contact Dave Graham at 255-6131 or david508@ptera.net

 
Beale selling books for year in France

Liberty Lake resident and Central Valley High School sophomore Valerie Beale is selling books to raise money in anticipation of spending the 2013-14 school year as an exchange student in France. 

Beale has held a book drive, and people have donated more than 300 books of all types to her cause, which she is in turn selling at three events for price points typically between 50 cents and $2. Sales include 3 to 6 p.m. June 1 during the annual carnival at Liberty Lake Children's Academy, 1322 N. Stanford Lane, and during the Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales at a location along Homestead Drive. A final sale is yet to be scheduled for July. 

To donate books or to see a list of available titles, email teri@libertylakechildrensacademy.com. All books that are not sold will be donated to the Liberty Lake Municipal Library.

 
PACE honors students of character

Students from local schools and Liberty Lake residents were among the 46 recognized May 30 at a special banquet hosted by Partners Advancing Character Education (PACE). Each PACE partner school selected one student who demonstrates the PACE character traits to receive an award at the banquet.
 
Among the honorees were kindergartner Jonathan Kimberley of Central Valley Kindergarten Center, fourth-grader Gracie Sutton of Greenacres Elementary, fifth-grader Shawn Mulligan of Liberty Lake Elementary, seventh-grader John Dunne of Greenacres Middle School, eighth-grader Jennis Cader of Summit School and Central Valley High School senior Destiny Gustin.
 
A complete list of PACE honorees are included in the June issue of The Splash's sister publication, The Current. 


FOPP movies set

From July 3 ("Up") to Aug. 24 ("Wizard of Oz"), the Friends of Pavillion Park has released a lineup of 11 free summer movies that complement the concerts and other events already released as part of its 2013 Summer Festival Series. 

All the movies begin at dusk, and most are shown at Pavillion Park. For a complete list of dates and times for all Friends of Pavillion Park events, check out the special summer calendar on page 28 of The Splash. 

Eastern awards scholarships to LL pair

Bhavneet Sidhu has been awarded a Running Start/AP Scholar Scholarship for $1,500 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. He will graduate in June from Central Valley High School, where he participated in FBLA, DECA and National Honor Society. Sidhu is the son of Harpuneet and Rajinder Sidhu of Liberty Lake.

Karen Mcdermott has been awarded a General University EWUF Campaign Scholarship for $1,250 for the 2013-14 academic year at Eastern Washington University. She is currently a junior studying children's studies at EWU. Mcdermott is the daughter of Dave and Diane Mcdermott of Liberty Lake.


LL students make EWU Dean's List

The following Eastern Washington University students from Liberty Lake were named to the Dean's List for the winter quarter: Kelsey Baycroft, Desiree Bernhard, Blake Bledsoe, Nathan Brown, Dexter Calkins, Sunny Collins, Ryan Conley, Tyler Dines, Joshua Henderson, Sarah Herner, Ashley Hickson, Nicholas Hillstrom, Madison Hilpert, Leslie Ho, Beth Hotchkiss, Bradley Johnson, Anne Johnson, Alexandra Kern, Nathaniel Koch, Trent Leach, Amanda Maifeld, Maria Mccauley, Nathan Nelson, Sarah Oachs, Shelby Pace, Hannah Robb, Janelle Schweitzer, Jessica Sharpe, Kendra Sherrill, Acacia Smith, Moriah Svenonius, Connor Szott, Amber Troyer, Nicholas Valentine, Gracie Volyn and Kaylee Wilhelm.


Cline named to SPU Dean's List
 
Taylor Anne Cline of Liberty Lake made the Seattle Pacific University 2013 Winter Quarter Dean's List by completed at least 12 credits and attaining a 3.50 or higher grade point average. 

Wilson graduates, earns Dean's List

Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va., sent out a pair of announcements recently regarding Liberty Lake resident Randi Wilson. 

Wilson earned placement on the winter term Dean's List. She was also one of the school's 422 students who graduated on May 23. Wilson earned her degree in politics. 
CVHS 20-year reunion planned

The Central Valley High School Class of 1993 has scheduled its 20 Year Reunion from 3 to 10 p.m. July 27 at Red Lion Templin's Hotel on the River in Post Falls. 

Tickets can be purchased at cvhs20yr.eventbrite.com. For more, contact Kendra (McCoy) Kennedy at 981-4779 or kendrakennedy2@aol.com.


CV serving free summer meals

Starting June 24, the Central Valley School District will serve free meals to hundreds of hungry children through the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children. 

The program offers a free, nutritious breakfast and lunch served at Broadway Elementary School, 11016 E. Broadway Ave., to children 18 years and younger. Registration is not required, and children do not need to be a student of the Central Valley School District to participate. 

The program serves Monday through Thursdays before concluding July 25. Breakfast hours are 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., while lunch is served 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Offering nutritious summer meals for children is an important service we are proud to be able to provide," CVSD Superintendent Ben Small saod. "We look forward to serving free breakfast and lunch to all children who walk through our doors. Based on the number of free and reduced-price meals served in Central Valley schools during the school year, we know there is tremendous need in our community." 

Central Valley School District launched the Summer Nutrition Program in 2004. Over the past eight summers, the program has served more than 30,000 free meals to children. The program is funded through a reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is sponsored by the Central Valley School District at no cost to the district.

Calendar of Events
COMMUNITY

June 8 | Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Liberty Lake. Organized by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis, the 20th annual sale takes place the second Saturday of each June and typically includes hundreds of homes. For more: libertylakesplash.com/yardsales

June 8 | Used Book Sale 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Fiction, non-fiction and children's books will be available. The library is requesting donations of books published in 2005 or after; books can be dropped off at the library desk. 

June 8 | Think Pink lemonade stand 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Piccadilly Crossing, Otis Orchards. To raise money for cancer patients, 8-year-old Thea Ballao will be selling lemonade and baked goods. 

June 13 | Gardening in the Shade 6:15 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Master Gardener Eva Lusk will offer a free discussion on planting flowers. For more: 755-6726

June 13 | Valley Christian Information Night 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Valley Christian School, 10212 E. 9th Ave. Discover more about school and enrollment. For more: 924-9131 or valleychristianschool.org

June 14 | Flag Day

June 15 | Liberty Lake Library summer reading program begins Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Read and listing to books and win prizes throughout the summer. "Dig Into Reading" is the program for ages 4 to 12, while "Beneath the Surface" is for ages 13 to 19. For more: libertylakewa.gov/library

June 16 | Father's Day

June 17 | CHILL Day Camp begins  7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Pavillion Park. This day camp for kids ages 5 to 11 offers activities and field trips. Sessions run through Aug. 23. For cost and more:libertylakewa.gov/recreation

June 17 | Relay for Life team captains meeting 5:45 p.m., 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 Meadowwood Technology Campus. For more: relayforlife.org/libertylakewa

June 21 | First day of summer

June 22 | Soap Box Derby  8:30 to noon, Pavillion Park. The public is invited to cheer on special needs children who are paired with a volunteer driver for a race of a lifetime. For more: spokaneeastrotary.org

Recurring

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 Farmers Market Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. The market runs through mid-October. For more: llfarmersmarket.com
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 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.  

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 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 6:15 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

June 1 and 2 | LLCT auditions for "Big Bad!"  3 p.m. (June 1) and 4 p.m. (June 2), Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway. No preparation needed to audition for roles for children, teens and adults. Performances run July 28-28. For more:libertylaketheatre.com

June 15 | Art at the Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more: llfarmersmarket.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


CIVIC & BUSINESS

June 8 | Swing Into Summer 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Evergreen Fountains, 1201 N. Evergreen Road. This free event will feature food, tours, prizes and live music by Mike Greenwood. For more: evergreenfountains.com

June 14 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) meeting 1p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Betsy Pozzanghera of Another Way Marketing (AWM) will be the guest speaker. Networking begins at 12:45 p. m. For more:womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

June 15 | Road to Regional SCRAPS event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 6815 E. Trent. Take a sneak peek at SCRAPS future facility and enjoy entertainment, contests, vendor books and raffles at this free event. There were also be a "Mutts, Meows & Motorcycles Ride" from Lone Wolf Harley Davidson at 9 a.m. For more:scrapshopefoundation.org

June 21 | Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Business Connections Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Coffee and conversation begins at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for members and guests, $35 for non-members. For more: 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 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. 


HEALTH & RECREATION

May 31 | Dads & Dudes Night 6 to 9 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. 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; $3 for each additional dude. For more: hubsportscenter.org

June 1 | 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 tournament help local high school graduates fund their ongoing education. For more:libertylakekiwanis.org or 499-3180

June 2 | Beginners Pickleball Clinic 3 to 4 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. A clinic is available for those new to Pickleball or those who wish to learn more about the skills and strategies of the game. Cost is $5 for clinic and drop-in play; $2 for just drop-in play. For more: hubsportscenter.org

June 8 | Hoopfirst 3v3 Basketball Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. This indoor tournament is for boys and girls in grades 4 through 12. Cost is$95 per team. For more: hubsportscenter.org

June 11-13 | Eclipse Volleyball Camp 5 to 9 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. This camp, for intermediate and advanced players ages 12 to 18, focuses on basic skills and how to build a stronger overall player. Cost is $50 per player. For more: hubsportscenter.org

June 15 | Riverview Little League closing ceremonies All day, Rookie Field at Pavillion Park. The public is invited to watch the AAA and Majors championship games as well as closing ceremonies. Concessions will be available. For more:riverviewlittleleague.com

June 15-16 | Toyota Series of Golf: Liberty Lake Amateur Liberty Lake Golf Course, 24403 E. Sprague Ave. This tournament is open to all USGA Handicap golfers. Cost is $80 plus green fees and includes Saturday meal, complementary range balls and optional skins and deuce pot. For more: toytotagolf.com

June 20-22 | Camp Classic Basketball Tournament 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. High school teams complete for a tournament trophy. Cost is $400 per team. For more:hubsportscenter.org

June 20 | 1st Day of Summer Celebration 6 p.m., lake access at Inlet Drive. Hosted by the Liberty Lake Running Club, the group will complete a 3-mile loop and then have hot dogs, chips, salads and beverages for $3 per participant. The group welcomes new runners, walkers and strollers. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com

June 22 | Girls' All-State Basketball Showcase 1:30 to 7:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. The public is invited for the 17th annual all-state girls basketball games featuring Washington 3A, 2A, 1A and B players. All-day admission is $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors. For more: hubsportscenter.org

June 22 | Current night with Spokane Indians 6 p.m., Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana. Join with other baseball fans for a game against the Boise Hawks followed by fireworks. For tickets and more:spokaneindians.com

June 23 | Coeur d'Alene Ironman The public is invited to cheer on competitors in this rigorous course that includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. For more: ironman.com

June 24-28 | Elite Flyers Cheer Camp 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. This cheerleading experience emphasizes the basics in motions, jumps, cheers and stunting, as well as teaches the value of sportsmanship and teamwork. Cost is$100 per person. For more: hubsportscenter.org

June 27 | Liberty Lake Loop pre-registration due The 16th annual race on July 13 is a scenic course on paved roads and hills around Liberty Lake. Kids races follow the adult race. Pre-registration fee is $20 for adults (with shirt) or $10 without shirt. For more: pavillionpark.org

June 29-30 | Hoopfest Downtown Spokane. Besides claiming title to the biggest 3-on-3 tournament on earth, the event is also an outdoor festival with shopping, food and interactive entertainment. For more: spokanehoopfest.net

Recurring

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.; 5 to 7 p.m. Mon. and Wed., $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors)
Basketball open gym: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, $4/person
Badminton open gym: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, $5/person

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

Liberty Lake Running Club 6 p.m. on Thursdays. Runners or walkers are invited to gather with others for a 3-mile route. While runs typically depart from Palenque Restaurant, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road, the May 30, June 6 and 13 routes will depart from True Legends Restaurant, 1803 N. Harvard Road. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.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 will run through Aug. 31. For more: 255-9293 or larrywest1@live.com
Spokane Youth Sports Association Register now for fall sports including soccer, baseball, flag football, tackle football and cross country. For more: sysa.com

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

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. 

A glance at summer
July 3, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Up" (Rated PG)

July 4, Alpine Shores neighborhood: Fourth of July parade

July 4, 5 p.m., Pavillion Park: 6 Foot Swing and Tuxedo Junction 

July 5, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (PG-13)

July 13, 8 a.m., Pavillion Park: Liberty Lake Loop

July 19, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Tangled" (PG)

July 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market: Italian Festival

July 20, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Adventures of Tin Tin" (PG)

July 26, dusk, Half Moon Park: Free movie showing of "Hugo" (PG)

July 26, 6 to 9 p.m., downtown Liberty Lake: Classic Car Show

July 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Pavillion Park: Liberty Lake Days 

July 26-28, Liberty Lake Community Theatre: "Big Bad"

Aug. 3, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Mamma Mia!"(PG-13)

Aug. 9, dusk, Half Moon Park: Free movie showing of "Star Trek" (PG-13)

Aug. 10, dusk, Rocky Hill Park: Free movie showing of "The Goonies" (PG)

Aug. 16, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Bolt" (PG)

Aug. 17, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pawpular Companions: Mutt Strut

Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Pavillion Park: The Robert Cray Band

Aug. 23, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (PG-13)

Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market: Pie Festival

Aug. 24, dusk, Pavillion Park: Free movie showing of "The Wizard of Oz" (G)

Aug. 25, 5 p.m., Pavillion Park: "Henry V" performed by Montana Shakespeare in the Parks

Aug. 31, 6 p.m., Pavillion Park: Spokane Symphony


For more information on family activities, library events and sports camps and lessons, go to hubsportscenter.org, libertylakewa.gov or pavillionpark.org.




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