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Community Briefs and Calendar of Events
11/26/2013 1:40:14 PM

COMMUNITY BRIEFS

Garden donations sought
The Liberty Lake Library Foundation is seeking donations for a reading garden being developed in collaboration with the city. 

Plants and plant materials, pavers and concrete work are all being sought, and donors will be recognized in a permanent installation in the Reading Garden. For more, call Randy Long at 939-5101 or Marshon Kempf at 993-2519.

Dance date set
March 1 has been reserved as the date for the 9th annual Father Daughter Dance put on by the Liberty Lake Kiwanis and K-Kids. Tickets of $45 per couple go on sale Jan. 1, and this year's theme is "Hollywood Oscar Night." 


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Nov. 28 | Thanksgiving 

Nov. 28 | Free Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Otis Grill, 21902 E. Wellesley Ave., Otis Orchards. The restaurant will be accepting donations to help local families who are in need. For more: 922-9136


Dec. 2-28 | City canned food drive City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr.; Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave; Trailhead Golf Course, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road. Donations for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank. For more: www.libertylakewa.gov

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Dec. 5 | IT Academy Q & A program 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Through a partnership between Microsoft and the State Legislature, the library now has free access to Microsoft information technology training courses that you can complete at your own pace from the library or home. For more: 232-2510

Santa Sightings
Compiled by Tammy Kimberley
Splash Staff Writer

If you're hoping to visit with jolly old St. Nick, check this list for a few local places he can be found this holiday season.

Santa Claws welcomes pets and people
Dec. 1, noon to 2:30 p.m. • The Lincoln Center Monroe Ballroom (Spokane)
Photos with Santa are $5. Bring dog and cat canned foods to stock the pet pantry of Meals on Wheels Spokane. For more, find "Santa Claws Event For People & Pets!" on Facebook.

Pajama Party with Santa 
Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 6 to 9 p.m. • Spokane Valley Mall
Although Santa is available at other times for photos during mall shopping hours, kids are encouraged to come in PJs and bring a favorite stuffed animal or blanket for a special photo opportunity. For more: www.spokanevalleymall.com

Liberty Lake Winter Festival 2013
Dec. 6, 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. • Liberty Lake City Hall
Kids are invited to take a tour of Santa's Workshop, as well as bring a camera to have one of Santa's elves take a free photo before the tree lighting ceremony. For more: www.libertylakewa.gov

Breakfast with Santa 
Dec. 7, 8:30 to 11 a.m. • CenterPlace Regional Event Center
Enjoy a pancake breakfast, games and crafts along with the opportunity to have your picture taken with Santa while telling him your Christmas wishes. Cost is $5.  For more: www.spokanevalley.org/santabreakfast

Pictures with Santa
Dec. 1, 8 and 15 (noon to 6 p.m.); Dec. 7 and 14 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) • Residence Inn by Marriott Spokane Valley
A hot cocoa bar and kids craft corner are all part of this event which costs $10. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots and Meals on Wheels Spokane Valley. For more: 892-9300
Dec. 6 | Winter Festival
5:30 to 8:30 p.m., City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. City's annual tree lighting ceremony and other festivities including hayrides, live music, games, mini golf, vendors, pictures with Santa and more. For more: 755-6726 or www.libertylakewa.gov/winterfest

Dec. 7 | Happy Howl-i-day Party Noon to 3 p.m., SCRAPS, 2521 N. Flora Road, Spokane Valley. During the SCRAPS open house, enjoy cookies, cocoa and a tour of the kennels and cages. The day also includes special treats for cats and canines at 2 p.m. For more: 477-2984

Dec. 7 | FOPP Holiday Ball 5 p.m., Davenport Hotel, Spokane. Tickets on sale for this sole fundraiser for summer concerts, movies and events hosted by Friends of Pavillion Park.Dinner and dancing with silent and live auctions. Cost is $75 per person. For more: www.pavillionpark.org

Dec. 8 | Youth With a Mission information night 6 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. Presented by YWAM veteran Bo Jones, the public is invited to come learn more about this worldwide Christian mission organization. For more: www.lakesidechurch.cc
 
Dec. 14 | Blessings Under the Bridge Winter Event Noon to 2:30 p.m., 4th and Browne, downtown Spokane. This 7th annual event will provide brunch, hot beverages, clothing, winter gear and more to the area's homeless. The Liberty Lake-based organization welcomes volunteers and donations. For more: www.butb.org

Dec. 25 | Christmas 

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 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 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
The library will open late at 1 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 12 due to training. The library will be closed Nov. 28-29, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

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
December 5-8, 11-13 | "A Christmas Story" 7:30 p.m. (except for 2 p.m. matinee on Dec. 8), CVHS Performing Arts Center, 821 S. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. The CVHS theatre department will showcase this holiday classic about Ralphie's quest for a Red Rider BB gun. Reserved tickets, $10. For more: 228-5218  

Dec. 6-8, 12-15 | "Tiny Tim's Christmas" Various show times, Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. In this continuation of a Christmas classic, Tim finds himself in a similar situation as Ebeneezer, but this time Scrooge is the hearty Ghost of Christmas present who leads Timothy through his past, present and future. Cost is $12. For show times and more: www.libertylaketheatre.com

Dec. 7, 21, 23 and 27 | Christmas Gift Art Workshops The Art Chalet, 23106 E. Melkapsi. These workshops for kids ages 5 and older are $28. For more: www.theartchalet.com

Dec. 15 | Children's Christmas presentation 10 a.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. For more: www.lakesidechurch.cc

Dec. 21 & 22 | "The Perfect Christmas" 6 p.m. (Sat.) and 10 a.m. (Sun.), Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. With their parents gone, a family encounters multiple disasters as they attempt to recreate childhood memories of the "perfect" Christmas. This one-act drama is free to the community. For more: www.lakesidechurch.cc

Dec. 24 | Christmas Eve Celebration 2 and 4 p.m., Liberty Lake Church, 704 S. Garry Road. For more: 255-6266 or www.libertylakechurch.com

Dec. 31 | New Year's Eve Mirabeau Ballroom Bash Max at Mirabeau Restaurant and Lounge, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. This event will feature the Martini Brothers. For more: www.maxatmirabeau.com

CIVIC & BUSINESS
Nov. 29 through December | U-Cut Christmas Trees 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Carver Farms, 9105 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. Enjoy free hayrides, hot cocoa and cider while selecting your Christmas tree. For more: www.carverfarms.com

Dec. 3-15 | Christmas Tree Elegance Davenport Hotel and River Park Square, Spokane. Presented by Spokane Symphony Associates, this raffle provides a chance to win a custom-decorated tree and its gifts or Father Christmas sculpture. For more: www.symphonyassociates.org

Dec. 4 | Inland Empire Nonprofit Summit 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. The two-hour interactive presentation is for nonprofit professional executives and staff who work with boards and volunteers. It will feature Patrick McGaughey's "157 Rules for Executive Success in Organization Management." For more: 924-4994 or www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Dec. 7 | Windermere Open House 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1429 N. Liberty Lake Road, Suite A. Enjoy eggnog, hot apple cider, coffee, desserts and gift card drawings while learning about current market trends. For more: 340-8000

Dec. 13 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Come for games, food and gifts during the annual holiday party. Light snacks will be provided. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

Dec. 14 | K9 Country Club grand opening 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., K9 Country Club, 19223 E. Appleway. Drop by to check out this new facility that offers dog training, hydrotherapy, pet boarding, doggie daycare, pet grooming and supplies. Enter to win free dog food for a year or other giveaways. For more: 893-3543

Dec. 20 | Business Connections Breakfast: Season of Sharing 6:30 to 8:30 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. This breakfast will focus on area non-profits. Cost is $25 for members/guests and $35 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 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. For more: 230-5152 or 323-8953

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
Nov. 28 | 2nd annual Turkey Trot 8 a.m., Trailhead Golf Course parking lot. Join the Liberty Lake Running Club for a 3-mile walk/run. Runners are asked to bring donations for Blessings Under the Bridge. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com 

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | Turkey Shoot-Out Futsal Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

Dec. 2 | Veterans Yoga Project 1 to 2:15 p.m., The Mat, 21651 E. Country Vista Drive, #B. This free mindful therapy yoga class is for active duty personnel from all branches of the service, veterans from all eras of conflict as well as their spouses or significant others. For more: 939-5433 or slindsay@zagmail.gonzaga.edu

Dec. 14 | 2nd annual Jingle Bell Run 9 a.m., Trailhead Golf Course parking lot. Join the Liberty Lake Running Club for a 3-mile walk/run with stops at the Liberty Lake Athletic Club for a candy cane and at Just Chillin' for hot chocolate. For more: 954-9806 or kathyawhybrew@msn.com 

Dec. 14 | Spokane Chiefs Teddy Bear Toss 7 p.m., Spokane Arena. When the Chiefs score against Prince George, toss bears onto the ice to be donated to the Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund. For more: www.spokanechiefs.com

Dec. 28-29 | Snowball Shoot-Out Futsal Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.  Boys and girls teams U7 through U14plus high school age are invited for some indoor futsal action. Registration is $250 per team (if registered by Dec. 6). For more: www.hubsportscenter.org

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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