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In brief: Spring train show open Sunday

SPOKANE – River City Modelers are hosting a spring train show from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.

The show will be in buildings C and D on the north side of the fairgrounds, along Broadway Avenue.

Expect many different layouts in scales from the large size G to smaller size HO and N.

Model train buyers and sellers come from all over the Inland Northwest, Montana, Oregon and British Columbia. Admission: $6; children 10 and younger are free. Call: (509) 487-1468.

In connection with the show, the River City Modelers will have an open house at their club, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call: (509) 534-3462.

Rotary funding grants for senior citizens

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Rotary Club seeks worthy causes to distribute about $35,000 in grant funds to help local senior citizens and the elderly.

The club has been helping organizations and causes with Henry F. “Hank” Grinalds’ charitable trust, left to the nonprofit in his will. Since then, the club has been able to help fund groups like Meals on Wheels and Spokane Valley Partners.

Grinalds’ will requires that the funds be used to assist seniors in the Spokane Valley with housing, medical needs and similar activities.

To apply for a grant, contact the Valley Rotary Charitable Association at P.O. Box 14192, Spokane Valley, WA 99214.

Fairfield to host St. Patrick’s Day dinner March 16

FAIRFIELD – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a corned beef and cabbage dinner March 16 at the Fairfield Community Center.

The St. Paddy’s Day Feed will also include baby red potatoes, salad and Reubens. The meal will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center, 304 E. Main St., in Fairfield.

The cost is $15 per person and proceeds will benefit the town’s annual Flag Day celebration. To get to Fairfield, head south from Spokane Valley on Highway 27.

Food distribution at church will be Friday afternoon

MILLWOOD – Second Harvest will host a mobile food distribution event Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road.

The food will be given away to whoever needs it. No paperwork is necessary. The visit does not count as the one monthly food bank visit residents are allowed.

Those who wish to receive food are asked to bring their own bags or boxes to carry the food home.

The church is also planning to host a special Easter food distribution on March 27, from noon to 2 p.m. Call the church at (509) 924-2350 for more information.