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In brief: Drug take-back, shred event today at police precinct

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Police precinct at 12710 E. Sprague Ave. will host a prescription drug take-back and shred event today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Items accepted include over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers and vitamins. No needles, syringes or thermometers will be accepted.

People can bring up to three boxes of documents for shredding. If you find yourself up north instead, there is another drop-off site at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road.

Presentation on Valleyford train days planned

VALLEYFORD – The Valleyford Historical Club will present “Valleyford Train Days, a Century Ago” May 4 at On Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop at 12212 E. Palouse Highway.

A representative of the Evergreen Model Railroad Club will have displays and artifacts. Programs will begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and space is limited. A walking tour of Valleyford will begin at noon, weather permitting.

Call (509) 747-6294 for reservations. Lunch will be available for $6.

Video contest part of city’s 10th anniversary celebration

SPOKANE VALLEY – Local residents are invited to make a video for the city of Spokane Valley’s 10th anniversary video contest. People may submit an original video showcasing a place, event or activity within the city limits. Videos should be between 30 seconds and three minutes in length.

The contest deadline is July 31. The winner will be announced during Valleyfest in September. Prizes include iPads and GoPro cameras.

For more details visit or call (509) 720-5411.

Community day May 4 to include parade, carnival

OTIS ORCHARDS – The 11th annual Otis Orchards Community Day is set for May 4 at Otis Orchards Elementary, 22000 E. Wellesley Ave. The fundraiser is hosted by SCOPE East and features carnival games, food, crafts and a raffle. Events at the school, which will include a jumping castle this year, will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

The day will end with a parade down Wellesley. Anyone participating in the parade should begin lining up at Kenney Road at 11 a.m. The parade will start at noon and end at the school.

This year food sales will benefit SCOPE East, while proceeds from the games will help send Otis Orchards fifth- and sixth-graders to Washington, D.C.