September 19, 2014
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COMMUNITY BRIEFS
Donate to clothing drive 
Local residents are encouraged to clean out their closets to donate men and women's dress clothes for the annual Best Foot Forward clothing drive Sept. 4 to 15.

Best Foot Forward provides clothing suitable for job interviews or white collar jobs as well as dressier occasions for clients of the Valley Clothing Bank. Donations of clothes, shoes and accessories such as belts, ties, purses, etc. are also welcomed. 

Items may be dropped off at Liberty Lake Safeway or at The Trading Company, corner of Sprague and McDonald in Spokane Valley.  If you'd like a donation slip for tax purposes, take your items directly to the Valley Clothing Bank located in Spokane Valley Partner, 10814 E. Broadway, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

For more, call 255-6758.

Photo contest entries due
The Liberty Lake Community Directory is looking for photos that convey what makes Liberty Lake a unique place to live for its fifth annual photo contest. The deadline to enter this contest is Sept. 12. 

Whether it's a breathtaking outdoor scene or a beautiful shot of residents gathering at a local event, shutterbugs are asked to submit images capturing the essence of the community. The winner's photo will be highlighted on the cover, and other selected images will be featured in the 2015 Liberty Lake Community Directory.

Amateur or professional photographers age 16 or older are eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. For rules and details, click here

Vietnam vets invited to meeting
The Vietnam Veterans of America is sponsoring a town hall meeting to inform veterans and their families of how exposure to Agent Orange could have led to the special needs of their children and grandchildren. The meeting will be held 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 13 at United Steel Workers of America, 14015 E. Trent in Spokane Valley. 

The purpose of the meeting is to obtain recorded testimony of Vietnam veterans, their children and their grandchildren who suffer serious health issues that are suspected to be a result of exposure. The group is tracking 13 birth defects and 22 presumptive diseases associated with Agent Orange.

All members of the public are welcome, and there will be representatives on hand from local service organizations. For more, call 315-3025.

Teams wanted for bed races 
The 3rd annual bed race is to be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 before the parade at Valleyfest on Sprague Ave. between University and Bowdish. Cost is $125 for a five-person team to enter the non-motorized bed races fundraiser. 

The event is sponsored by the Liberty Lake Lion's Club in partnership with the Valley Lion's Club. Proceeds from the race will go toward improvements in Nature's Place at Meadowwood Arboretum, as well as Lion initiatives for sight and hearing prevention, health and diabetes education and homelessness.

To register or for more, call 869-7657 or 220-1557.

Residential info sought for annual directory
The Liberty Lake Community Directory is currently soliciting residential information to be included in the 2015 book. Listings typically include last and first name, address and residential phone number.

Residents who are new to the area or who have recently changed their address or phone number are encouraged to email the correct information to directory@libertylakesplash.com to guarantee inclusion in the annual publication which will be mailed to homes in December. Those who have submitted information for past directories are encouraged to confirm their information for the 2015 directory. 

The Directory purchases listings from local phone providers, but residents have the option of requesting their information not be included by emailing directory@libertylakesplash.com by Sept. 15. 

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Sept. 1 | Labor Day

Sept. 3 | Central Valley School District first day of school

Sept. 5 | Date Night with Jesus 6 p.m., Country Vista Apartments Clubhouse. Bring your guitar and Bible for this Bible study of Genesis 1-10 on Friday nights led by Mike and Sandra Mann. For more: 714-9122

Sept. 7 | Church in the Park 10:30 a.m., Pavillion Park. Hosted by UpLife Church, there will be a live worship band, potluck-style lunch and games for kids and youth. For more: 218-1648

Sept. 11 | STCU Protect Your Credit Score free workshop Noon to 1 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Join Spokane Teachers Credit Union experts to learn about the importance of a credit score, how it's determined, and how to keep it healthy. A complimentary lunch will be provided. To RSVP or more: 232-2510

Sept. 10 | Youth Group kicks off 7 to 8:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Church, 704 S. Garry Road. Junior and senior high school students are invited for pizza and soda, crazy games, prizes, great music and more. For more: 255-6266 or josh@libertylakechurch.com

Sept. 13 & 20 | Food 4 Thought food drive 8 a.m., LDS Church, across from Liberty Lake Elementary. Volunteers are needed for this drive being organized by Food 4 Thought, Liberty Lake Kiwanis, Spokane Valley Partners and local congregations of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For more: 926-2660

Sept. 13 | GermanFest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Evergreen Fountains, 1201 N. Evergreen Road. Come enjoy German dancers and music, bratwursts and sauerkraut along with community tours. For more: www.evergreenfountains.com 

Sept. 13 | Little Smoke: A Cigar Lover's Event 5 to 9 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. A ticket includes 20+ cigars, food and drinks. For tickets and more: www.northernquest.com 

Sept. 18 | Meet the Librarian 6 to 8 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Friends of the Liberty Lake Library will host an event to welcome new youth services librarian Melanie Boerner. For more: 232-2510

Sept. 18 | Liberty Lake Cub Scout Pack Party 6:30 to 8 p.m., Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Ave. Boys in first through fifth grades (or 7 to 10 years old) are invited to come meet LL Pack 463 and hear about scouting activities. For more: 255-5806

Sept. 20 | National Drive Electric Week event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., CorkHouse parking lot, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. Several different electric car models will be one hand during this event. For more: www.driveelectricweek.org 

Sept. 27 | Fall Festival and Senior Fitness Expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Garden Plaza, 545 N. Garden Plaza Court. For more: 208-773-3701

Sept. 28 | Picnic with the Beavers 1 to 4 p.m., Liberty Lake County Park, 3707 S. Zephyr Road. Join The Lands Council and Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District for an afternoon of fun learning, a beaver hike and a surprise. To RSVP or more: 209-2851 or www.landscouncil.org/events

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 Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Liberty Square parking lot, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. The market runs Saturday mornings through Oct. 11. For more: www.libertylakefarmersmarket.com

Liberty Lake Lions Club Noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, Barlow's Restaurant, 1428 N. Liberty Lake Road. 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. Fridays, 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

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
Sept. 12-13 | Cowboy Supper Shows Rockin' B Ranch, 3912 Spokane Bridge Road. The 20th anniversary commemorative performances will also be held Oct. 10-11. For more: www.rockinbranch.com or 891-9016

Sept. 27 | Artist Showcase & Art Auction 5 p.m., CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. During this 8th annual event, there will be a quick draw/demonstration, dinner buffet, music and live auction. The SVAC will award four art scholarships to Valley high school seniors in spring 2015. Tickets are $50; RSVP by Sept. 22. For more: www.spokanevalleyarts.org      

Sept. 27 | Heart for the Arts gala 7 p.m., Liberty Lake Community Theatre, 22910 E. Appleway Ave. The theater is holding its second annual fundraiser with wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, auction and the one-act comedy "Take Five." Tickets are limited and cost $35 each or $60 for a pair. For more: 342-2055

CIVIC & BUSINESS
Sept. 12 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Portal, Mica Peak room, 23403 E. Mission Ave. Dr. Aaron Binns with Binns Family Chiropractic will be the guest speaker. For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

Sept. 19 | Business Connections Breakfast 7 a.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. For more: www.spokanevalleychamber.org

Sept. 25 | Women, Wine and Relaxation 5:30 p.m., K Salon, 16823 E. Sprague Ave. This fall social is hosted by Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL). For more: www.womenexecutivesoflibertylake.com

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 Library Foundation meeting Noon the first Wednesday of each month, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

Liberty Lake Merchants Association 11:30 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. For more: 323-8953

Liberty Lake Municipal Library board meeting 10:30 a.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.  

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 second Monday of each month, 22510 E. Mission Ave. 

HEALTH & RECREATION
Sept. 4 | Discover Your Optimal Health Day Walk 5:30 p.m., Rocky Hill Park. There will be a 3K walk for adults and kids followed by beverages and appetizers. Registration is a single-serving food item or cash donation for the Food 4 Thought program. To RSVP or more: teambeenthere@gmail.com or 924-8500

Sept. 12 | LL Baseball fields allocation meeting 4 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive. Those who would like to use the new LL ball diamonds are encouraged to attend. For more: 755-6726

Sept. 13-14 | Breakthrough Basketball Camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. These camps for those in grades 7 through 12 cost $195 per player.  For more: www.breakthroughbasketball.com

Sept. 14 | Ride the Rim 7 a.m., Meadowwood Technology Campus. Cyclists of all ages and abilities can sign up for a 100-mile, 50-mile, 25-mile, 15-mile or 5-mile family ride that explores areas around Liberty Lake, Post Falls, Green Bluff and Spokane Valley. Fees vary by ride; registration deadline is Sept. 1. To register or for more: www.rotaryinmotion.com

Sept. 15 | 4x4 Co-ed Volleyball League begins 6 to 9:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.Cost is $165 per team for this 7-week league. For more: www.hubsportscenter.com

Sept. 20 | Spokane Youth Ballet auditions 1 and 2 p.m., The Academy of Dance, 14214 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley. Auditions are being held for the Feb. 21, 2015 performance of "The Dancing Princesses" at The Fox Theater. Times are 1 p.m. (ages 6-8 with minimum one year of experience) and 2 p.m. (ages 9-12 with minimum two years of experience). For more: 922-3023

Sept. 20-21 | Slamma Jamma Pickleball Tournament 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Sponsored by Selkirk Sport, the tournament is open to men's, women's and mixed doubles. Cost is $20 per person plus $5 per event. For more: www.hubsportscenter.com

Sept. 27 | HUB-apalooza Family Fun Festival 1 to 4 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. This free open house will feature activities for the entire family including fitness classes, jump house, face painting and more followed by a free showing of "Frozen." For more: www.hubsportscenter.com

Sept. 28 | BubbleBall JAM HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. BubbleBall inflatable balls will be used for futsal throughout the date. For more: www.hubsportscenter.com

Recurring
KidFIT Spokane HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. This children's movement and fitness program offers classes in dance (ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop), gymnastics and cheerleading for girls and boys ages 3 and older of all levels. Join anytime. For more: 953-7501 or www.kidfitspokane.com

Liberty Lake Running Club 6 p.m. Thursdays, Twisp Café & Coffee House, 23505 E. Appleway Ave. The club meets for a three-mile run weekly through October. For more: www.facebook.com/LLRunningClub

Realistic Wellness 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission Ave. This co-ed exercise class is for all levels. For more: 210-9779 

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. Tues., $5/person; Basketball open gym: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tues., $4/person; Kenpo Karate: 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Mon. and Wed., $25/month; Pickleball drop-in:12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mon. through Thurs. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sun. and Wed., $2/seniors ($4/non-seniors); Table Tennis: 6 to 9 p.m., Mon. and Wed., $3/player; Wing Chun Kung Fu: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tues. and Thurs., cost varies; Zumba classes drop-in: 6 to 7 p.m. Wed.; 9 to 10 a.m. Sat.; $3/person

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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