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10/30/2013 12:35:23 PM


Enroll in IT Academy at library
The Liberty Lake Municipal Library is among a number of  public libraries in Washington state that will offer patrons the opportunity to enroll in the Microsoft IT Academy. 

The program, which provides free access to Microsoft information technology training courses, begins Nov. 13.

The courses can be taken at one's own pace and can result in certification as a Microsoft Office specialist, technology associate or certified professional.

Thursday skiing group forming
A Liberty Lake group is forming for the purpose of hitting the slopes on Thursdays this winter. 

For more information, call 928-0919. 


Oct. 31 | Harvest Party 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Word of Life Community Church, 6703 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. The public is invited to this free event with games and goodies in a safe, fun environment. For more: 226-5148

Oct. 31 | Corn Maze 6 to 10 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Three sports-theme mazes plus a haunted trail of fear are available across 10 acres. For ticket prices and more:

Nov. 1 & 2 | Leap Motion classes 4 p.m. (Fridays for kids) and 2:30 p.m. (Saturdays for adults), Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Leap Motion is a new way of interacting with computers that uses a device which translates hand motion in the air into activity on the computer screen. Classes will be held on Fridays and Saturdays throughout November, and sign-up is required by calling or stopping by the library. For more: 232-2510

Nov. 1 | Great Candy Buy Back 4 to 8 p.m., KiDDS Dental, 1327 N. Stanford Lane, suite B, Liberty Lake. A local dental office buys unopened Halloween candy for $1 per pound and sends it to troops overseas during this sixth annual event. Goodie bags, prizes and letter writing to troops are also part of the event. For more: 891-7070 or

Nov. 2 | Used Book Sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Books, movies and CDs  will be available during the Friends' largest book sale of the year. Donations of books published no later than 2000 can be dropped off at the library desk prior to the sale. 

Nov. 8 | Veterans Day program 10:30 a.m., New Life Assembly of God, 109 E. Sprague Ave. Valley Christian School students will perform patriotic music and drama, and all veterans will be honored. The public is invited to attend. For more: 924-9131

Nov. 8 | Veterans Day assembly 1:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Elementary School, 23606 E. Boone Ave., Spokane Valley. All veterans and their families are invited to the school assembly. 

Nov. 11 | Veterans Day Liberty Lake Municipal Library will be closed.

Nov. 13 | Meadowwood Homeowners Association annual meeting 7 p.m., City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr. There will be a drawing for gift certificates for those in attendance. For more:                    

Nov. 16 | Beach and Leaf Pick-up Employees from Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District and the city will pick up bagged leaves set out on the curb. For more: 922-5443 or

Nov. 16 | Heritage Program luncheon, fundraiser and silent auction 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Join the museum to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a luncheon, period music and living history presentation by Civil Ware re-enactors. Cost is $20, and RSVP is required as seating is limited. For more: 922-4570

Nov. 16 | Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction 5:30 to 9:30  p.m., Newman Lake Grange Hall, 25025 E. Heather, Newman Lake. This fundraiser benefiting the Liberty Lake Lions Mitey Mite Team will include dinner, drinks and live music by The Buck Lopez Band. Tickets for this 21 and older event are available for $20 and can be purchased at the door or at For more: 869-6981

Nov. 24 | Free Thanksgiving meal 1 p.m., Otis Orchards Food Bank, 4308 N. Harvard Road, Otis Orchards.

Nov. 28 | Thanksgiving Liberty Lake Municipal Library will be closed Nov. 28-29.

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. 6 | Winter Festival 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Dr. Mark your calendars for the city's annual tree lighting ceremony and other festivities including hayrides, live music, pictures with Santa and more. For more: 755-6726 or

Dec. 7 | FOPP Holiday Ball  Davenport Hotel, Spokane. Tickets are now on sale for this sole fundraiser for summer concerts, movies and events hosted by Friends of Pavillion Park. Reservations are limited and will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $75 per person and can be purchased online. 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 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

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

Nov. 2 | Let's Hear It Spokane competition 6:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Portal, 23403 E. Mission Ave. A few lucky high school students will be selected as the opening act for Brigham Young University's Vocal Point concert Nov. 16 and North Idaho College. Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved to attend the competition at For more: 343-0103

Nov. 2-3 | Giant Fall Arts & Crafts Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central Valley High School, 821 S. Sullivan Road. Admission is $2, and proceeds benefit the CV band programs. For more:

Nov. 16 | Holiday craft show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meadowwood Golf Course Clubhouse, 24501 E. Valleyway Ave. Crafty gift ideas will be for sale including Christmas comforter sets, barbed wire crosses, homemade breads, jellies and soaps and more. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. For more:

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

Mirabeau Blues 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Max at Mirabeau Restaurant and Lounge, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Fall into the House of Blues during the month of November with Bobby Bremmer (Nov. 1-2), Martini Brothers (8-9), Usual Suspects (15-16) and Laffin Bones (22-23 and 29-30). For more:

Nov. 8 | Women Executives of Liberty Lake (WELL) 12:45 to 2 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Guest speaker Cheloye Penwell, owner/agent with Lakeshore Insurance, will discuss the ins and outs of Obamacare. Arrive early to "shop" the table displays. For more:
Nov. 9 | Library Board of Trustees planning retreat 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Liberty Lake Portal, 23403 E. Mission Ave. The public is welcome to attend. For more: 232-2510

Nov. 15 | Greater Spokane Valley Chamber Annual Meeting Luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. Tony Bonanzino will be the featured speaker, and new board members will be installed. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; program is at noon. Cost is $40 for members and guests; $50 for non-members. For more:

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

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. 

Oct. 31 | Life Line Screening Services 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lakeside Church, 23129 E. Mission. For more: 210-9779 

Nov. 2 | Basketball Clinic Noon to 1 p.m. (3rd-5th grades) and 3 to 4 p.m. (6th-8th grades), Total Sports, 25023 E. Appleway Ave. Cost is $25. For more: 922-1330

Nov. 2 | Spokane Chiefs Washington Army National Guard Buck Night & Cheerstix Giveaway Join other hockey fans for $1 hot dogs, Coca Cola and popcorn. The first 5,000 fans will receive a set of cheerstix. For more:

Nov. 2-3 | Boo Ball Fall Classic Basketball Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. For more:

Nov. 7 | Liberty Lake Running Club final season run The run will start and end at the Whybrew's house with an end-of-the-year party. For more: 954-9806 or  

Nov. 16 | Complete Woman's Wellness Super Saturday This all-day workshop is sponsored by Healthy Living Liberty Lake. For more: 924-6199 

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. Items needed are socks, mittens, gloves, hand warmers, toiletries and cocoa mix. For more: 954-9806 or  

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 | Turkey Shoot-Out Futsal Tournament HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave.  Boys and girls teams U7 through U14 are invited for some indoor futsal action. Registration is $250 per team (if registered by Nov. 5). For more:

Liberty Lake Athletic Club During the month of November, donate to the 2nd Harvest food drive and receive half off the club's enrollment fee. For more: 891-2582 or

HUB Sports Center 19619 E. Cataldo Ave. Various classes, activities and events occur throughout the week. For more: 927-0602 or

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