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In brief: Guest conductor at CV band concert

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Central Valley High School band will present a concert today at 7 p.m. in the school theater, 821 S. Sullivan Road.

The concert will feature guest conductor Anthony Maiello from George Mason University. Maiello has been conducting workshops with the school’s musicians.

For more information, call (509) 228-5100.

Tree lighting, caroling Friday night

MILLWOOD – The annual Millwood Christmas tree lighting ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at Inland Empire Paper, 3320 N. Argonne Road. There will be a performance by The Company Ballet Dance Troupe and an appearance by Santa Claus. The evening will include hot chocolate, cookies and caroling. The event is sponsored by Inland Empire Paper, which is owned by Cowles Co., owners of The Spokesman-Review.

Shred documents, donate toys at ICB

SPOKANE VALLEY – Intermountain Community Bank, 5211 E. Sprague Ave., will have a free document shred day Friday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event also is an opportunity for participants to get into the holiday spirit and donate to ICB’s Toys for Tots toy drive. For more information, call (509) 944-3880.

Award nominations being accepted

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for business of the year in anticipation of its annual Valley Gala Jan. 22. Nomination forms are available online at www.spokanevalley The nomination deadline is Dec. 15.

Categories include small, medium and large business of the year, nonprofit of the year, the community caring award and chamber volunteer of the year. For more information, call Rick or Diana Wilhite at (509) 534-9001.

Be alert to mail theft during holidays

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Police Department is asking residents to be alert for mail theft as cards and letters, containing gift cards, checks and cash, are being sent and received during the holiday season.

Persons sending such financial gifts or payments containing checks should deposit those items in the large blue postal boxes located at post offices or central shopping areas, rather than in residential mailboxes. Area residents who receive mail at such mailboxes should be alert to strangers in their neighborhoods and should remove mail from the boxes as soon as possible.