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Celebrate the Fourth of July

This is just a reminder that there are two opportunities to celebrate the Fourth of July in the Spokane Valley area tomorrow and it's even possible to go to both celebrations. The celebration at Greenacres Park at 1311 N. Long Road begins at 9:45 a.m. with the lineup for the children's parade, which will begin its tour of the park at 10 a.m. The day includes free ice cream, a children's concert, live music and a petting zoo. The Bubba Dogz gourmet hot dog cart will be available for food purchases and kids can run through the splash pad and play in the playground. The event will wrap up by 3 p.m.

Then it's time to head a little further east to Liberty Lake. A free concernt featuring Six Foot Swing and Tuxedo Junction begins at 6 p.m. in Pavillion Park, located at Country Vista Drive and Molter Road. There will be food and drink items available for purchase. The fireworks will start a little after 10 p.m. You can find parking at the nearby Liberty Lake Elementary School on Molter.

And I'm sure the Spokane Valley Fire Department won't mind if I remind everyone that fireworks are illegal in Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood and unincorporated Spokane County. It's a bit dry out there after our recent heat wave.

Saturday’s highlights

Spokane Valley Tech students run though the large room that used to be a Rite-Aid during a sports medicine class taught by Keith Eggleston on Wednesday. Eggleston was teaching the students how to analyze body movements and make corrections for injury prevention and efficiency. SR photo/Tyler Tjomsland

Welcome to a blistering hot Monday. If you start hearing a lot of noise tonight and tomorrow, that's me whining about the lack of air conditioning in my house. But I'm nice and cool for now and ready with some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice.

Residents on both sides of the southeastern Spokane Valley city limits had some tough questions and comments for Spokane County representatives presenting information on their plan to restore wetlands in the Saltese Flats. The flats are located just outside Spokane Valley east of Barker Road. The area used to be a lake before it was drained for farming and ranching in the late 1800's.

Reporter Lisa Leinberger stopped by the new summer school classes being offered by Spokane Valley Tech. The free 13 day sessions cover everything from cosmetology to fire science to biomedical science. Students who attend the entire session can get credits. Lisa also has a story the new name for Contract Based Education - Dishman Hills High School.

Correspondent Steve Christilaw talked to The Pearl Snaps, a Spokane Valley blugrass band that recently competed in the National Old-Time Fiddlers Contest and Festival in Weiser, Idaho. The group has several performances lined up this summer and has put together a CD.

Liberty Lake Fourth of July

I'm posting about the Liberty Lake Fourth of July celebration today for two reasons. Some events are happening Saturday and Sunday, plus I won't be here on the Fourth. I plan to be sitting by a barbecue having a burger.

Saturday night at dusk the Friends of the Pavillion Park will host a free showing of the movie “The Lion King” (G) in Pavillion Park. On Sunday night the film “October Sky” (PG) will show at dusk. Concessions will be available during both movies, so just bring a blanket to sit on.

The real fun begins on Monday. The Alpine Shores neighborhood will have their annual parade on Alpine Drive and Shoreline Drive starting at 11 a.m. Free games and other events will follow in Alpine Shores Park on Shoreline Drive. The popular local group Men in the Making will start a concert in Pavillion Park at 7:30 p.m. Monday, followed by fireworks at 10 p.m. Concessions will again be available in the park during the event.

Here's a few notes on driving and parking. Molter Road and Country Vista Drive near the park will be shut down beginning at 6:30 p.m. Your best bet is to park in the Liberty Lake Elementary School parking lot and ride a shuttle to Pavillion Park. It will start running at 5 p.m. Have a safe Fourth! 

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