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Calendar of Events
8/29/2013 9:53:59 AM

Sept. 2 | Labor Day Liberty Lake Municipal Library closed in observance of the holiday.

Sept. 7 | Back-to-School Book Sale 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Friends of the Liberty Lake Library will be holding a sale of books for all ages and interests.

Sept. 7 | Sprague Trail ceremony 9:30 a.m., intersection of Molter and Sprague. 

Sept. 7 | Singles potluck 1 p.m., Liberty Lake County Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road. The "Tired of Online Dating" group is hosting a potluck for singles. Attendees are requested to bring food to share. For more:    

Sept. 12 | Beginning Geneology class 2 to 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  Join Steve Dahlstrom, member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, for an entertaining course on how to get started researching your family history. To register or for more: 232-2510 or

Sept. 13 | Introduction to 2 to 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.  Take the next step in your family history with an overview of the specialized online resources at with genealogist Steve Dahlstrom. To register or for more: 232-2510 or

Sept. 14 | Canine Carnival & Pet Blessing in the Park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pavillion Park. Enjoy live music, raffles, face painting, bounce houses, giveaways, mini classes, K9 fashion show and more. Free pet competitions include best pet trick, dog-owner look-alike and worst doggy breath. All donations will go toward local rescue organizations. For more:

Sept. 14 | GermanFest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Evergreen Fountains, 1201 N. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley. German dancers, music, bratwursts and sauerkraut and community tours will be available. For more: 922-3100 or

Sept. 15 | Picnic with the Beavers 1 to 4 p.m., Liberty Lake County Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road. Bring a picnic lunch and join The Lands Council and Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District for an afternoon of learning, fun, a beaver hike and a sweet surprise. To RSVP or for more: 209-2851 or

Sept. 15 | Is It True? 5:30 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. This free event in Q-n-A format will answer the questions of existence and purpose, exploring logic, philosophy and worldview from a scientific basis as they intersect the Bible. It will also be held Oct. 20 and Nov. 17. For more: 210-9779

Sept. 19 | Liberty Lake Municipal Library Opens late at 1 p.m. due to staff training. For more: 232-2510

Sept. 20-21 | The Art & Practice of Living with Nothing or No One Against You 6 to 9 p.m. (Fri.) and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sat.), Unity Center of North Idaho, 4465 N. 15th St., Coeur d'Alene. Liberty Lake resident Susie Leonard Weller will be co-leading this weekend workshop that will integrate leading-edge spiritual tools and scientific research to cope with trauma and stress in innovative ways. The $115 fee covers the workshops, workbook and three follow-up sessions. Pre-registration is required. For more: 255-6676 or

Sept. 20-21 | Riverstone Street Fair & Harvest Fest 4 to 10 p.m. (Fri.) and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Sat.), Riverstone Village, Coeur d'Alene.  There is free admission and parking for this event which will include 160 vendor booths, food court, shopping and live entertainment. For more: 

Sept. 20-22, 27-29 | Corn Maze 5 to 8 p.m. (Fridays), 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Saturdays) and noon to 5 p.m. (Sundays), HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Cost is $ 9 for adults, $6 for children (ages 5 to 12) and seniors (60+). Discounted group rates are available. A haunted maze will also be offered starting in October. For more:

Sept. 21 | Customer Appreciation Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more:

Sept. 21 | Fallen Heroes Circuit Course dedication ceremony 4 p.m., Rocky Hill Park, corner of East Mission and Winrock. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony, demonstration of the equipment and fun run around the park. The ceremony will honor Marine Corporal Joshua Dumaw, a West Valley graduate who died at age 23 in Afghanistan while serving during Enduring Freedom. For more: 755-6726

Sept. 25 | Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft Noon to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Presented by STCU, this free workshop will help you protect your finances from the bad guys who want to steal your hard-earned money. A light meal with be served, so plan to arrive early. For more:

Sept. 26 | Books-n-Brew Book Club 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. All are welcome to discuss the book "The Painted Veil" by W. Somerset Maugham. For more: 232-2510 

Sept. 27 | Stop Violence Against Women Day 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Coeur d'Alene Resort & Casino Event Center, 37914 S. Hwy. 95. Tickets are available for $75 and include lunch, dinner, seminars and women's health and resource fair. For more: 928-9664

Oct. 5 | Hoedown for Hope 5 to 9 p.m., Rockin' B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. A fundraiser for HOPE School, a nonprofit preschool for local deaf and hard-of-hearing children, the evening will include cocktails, music, raffles, dinner and dessert. Tickets are $55 per person. For more:

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:

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:

Liberty Lake Lions Club Noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Barlow's Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. For more: 869-7657

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. 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; 2:30 p.m. Saturdays, anime club. 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

Aug. 31 | Spokane Symphony: Lud Kramer Memorial Concert 6 p.m., Pavillion Park. Bring a picnic dinner, blanket or chairs to enjoy a mix of classics, show tunes and patriotic marches over the Labor Day weekend. The free performance concludes Friends of Pavillion Park Summer Festival Series. For more:

Sept. 6-15 | Interstate Fair concerts Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. A wide range of performers will be on the stage including The Band Perry (Sept. 10), Eli Young Band (Sept. 11), the Carnival of Madness concert (Sept. 12) and MercyMe (Sept. 13). Prices vary depending on show and seating. For a complete schedule and more:

Sept. 28 | Artist Showcase Art Auction 5 to 6:30 p.m., CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Wine, food and music will be a part of the fun during this 7th annual event sponsored by the Spokane Valley Arts Council. A quick draw demonstration will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the auction. Tickets are $50 per person and are available at Pacific Flyway Gallery. For more: 747-0812

Sept. 28 | Liberty Lake Community Theatre Gala Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. This fundraising event will include performances by Cross My Heart and the one-act play "Well Written." For more:

Sept. 29 | Matsiko World Orphan Choir 10 a.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. Organized by the International Children's Network, the choir's presentation of original songs and dance brings hope and awareness to the world's 600 million at-risk children. The performance is free and open to the public. For more: 210-9779 or 

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

Sept. 20 | Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Business Connections Breakfast 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan, Spokane Valley. Grant Forsyth, chief economist for Avista, will present a program on "Mid-Year Economic Update." Coffee and conversation begin at 6:30 a.m., program begins at 7 a.m. Cost is $25 for members and guests, $35 for non-members. For more:

Sept. 20 | Hiring Our Heroes 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. This free job fair is for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members and military spouses.  An employment workshop focusing on military skill translation, effective interviewing techniques and resume writing will be offered at 9 a.m. For more:

Sept. 20 | Salary Commission Public Hearing 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. The public is invited to comment before the Liberty Lake Salary Commission regarding the salaries and salary schedules of elected city officials. For more: 755-6729 or

Sept. 26 | Business After Hours 5 to 7 p.m., Liberty Lake Portal, 23403 E. Mission Ave. A networking event sponsored by Greater Spokane Incorporated, business people are invited for a sneak peek of available space in the building. Free to members; $10 for non-members. Register at For more: 343-0103

Oct. 1| QuickBooks Training Andrean Accounting, 2310 N. Molter Road, Suite 205. Space is limited; contact the office to register. For more: 928-8500 or

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. 

Sept. 3 meeting is cancelled, but a workshop discussion will occur on Sept. 10.
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. 

Sept. 6-7 | Interstate Fair PRCA Rodeo Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St. Ticket prices start at $5 (plus gate admission). Sept. 6 performance is "Tough Enough to Wear Pink" with $1 from each ticket going to help breast cancer awareness. For more:

Sept. 11 | Complete Woman's Wellness informational seminar 6:30 p.m., Healthy Living Liberty Lake, 2207 N. Molter Road, suite 203A. In October, a three-month comprehensive program will launch to address all aspects of a woman's health throughout her adult life. The package program will include hormone, nutritional, emotional and physical components with extensive testing of hormones, neurotransmitters and bloodwork plus nutrition and exercise classes. For more: 924-6199 

Sept. 15 | Rotary in Motion Ride the Rim 7 a.m. (first start time), Meadowwood Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter Road. This bike ride through Liberty Lake, Post Falls, Green Bluff and Spokane Valley includes routes of 100 miles ($45 registration fee), 50 miles ($45), 25 miles ($35), 15 miles ($35) and 5-mile family ride ($15). A complimentary lunch will be provided by Quiznos. Early registration is due by Sept. 1. For routes and more:

Sept. 15 | Pickleball Tournament Clinic 4 to 6 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The clinic will cover the skills and strategies necessary for competition, followed by open play. Cost is $5. For more:

Sept. 16 | 4v4 Coed Volleyball League 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Match play will take place on Mondays Sept. 16 through Oct. 28.  Teams must register with $150 team fee by Sept. 6. For more:

Sept. 21-22 | Slamma Jamma Pickleball Tournament 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. The tournament features men's, women's and mixed doubles in different age groups over two days of play. Cost is $20 per person plus $5 per event. Registration deadline is Sept. 6. For more:

Sept. 28 | HUB Family Fun Festival 2 to 5 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Celebrate the facility's 6th birthday with a free open house offering fun activities for the entire family including fitness opportunities, jump house, face painting and food. For more:

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. Tuesdays, $5/person

Basketball open gym: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tuesdays, $4/person

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)

Zumba classes drop-in: 6 to 7 p.m. Mon.; 10 to 11 a.m. Fri.; 9 to 10 a.m. Sat.; $3/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, Twisp Café & Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. Runners or walkers are invited to gather with others for a 3-mile route. For more: 954-9806 or  

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

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


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