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In brief: Sullivan Road plan to be discussed

From Local Reports

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city of Spokane Valley Public Works Department will host an open house to discuss 2010 Sullivan Road improvements, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Valley Assembly of God Church, 15618 E. Broadway Ave.

Officials will discuss improvements to the Sprague Avenue and Sullivan intersection, the Broadway Avenue and Sullivan intersection and the section of Broadway between Moore Street and Flora Road. Members of the community may give input on the process.

For more information on the projects, call Craig Aldworth at (509) 720-5001.

Help select free summer movies

SPOKANE VALLEY – Now’s your chance to vote on which movies will be shown in Mirabeau Meadows Park this summer.

The most popular movies in family choice and teen choice categories will be shown outdoors for free. Under family choice, the movies are “The Princess and the Frog,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “Up” and “G-Force.” In the teen choice category, the options are “Star Trek – The Future Begins,” “New Moon,” “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” “The Blind Side” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic.”

Other movie titles may be suggested as long as the movies are rated G, PG or PG-13. Ballots may be cast online at or in person at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

Votes will be accepted through Feb. 19. The movies to be shown will be announced in the Spring/Summer Parks and Recreation Guide and on the city Web site.

Chamber awards gala tickets on sale

SPOKANE VALLEY – Tickets are now on sale for the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce seventh annual Awards of Excellence Gala, to be held Jan. 30 at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour. A gourmet dinner will start at 7, the award presentation will be at 8, and dancing will begin at 9:30, after the awards.

The nomination deadline has been extended to Friday. Categories include: Citizen of the Year; Small Business of the Year; Medium Business of the Year; Large Business of the Year; Nonprofit of the Year; Chamber Volunteer of the Year; and Community Caring Award.

Tickets are $52 per person or $400 for a table of eight people. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

To purchase tickets and for more information, call (509) 924-4994 or visit www.spokanevalley

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