Almanac

Community - November 30, 2011

Briefs: Model railroad show Dec. 9-11

Model trains in three scales will be on display and operating at the West Bay Model Railroad Association's annual Christmas show to be held Dec. 9-11 at the model railroad building on Merrill Street between Ravenswood Avenue and the Menlo Park train station in Menlo Park.

Railroad memorabilia will also be on display.

Hours are 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Visit wbmrra.ning.com or call 322-0685 for more information.

Girl Scouts collect coats

Sixty Girl Scouts at Laurel Elementary School in Menlo Park collected more than 100 warm coats and sweaters in November, according to Grace Zales, troop leader and volunteer director of South County Girl. Troops 61720, 62090, 61592, 61701, 61767 and 61722 participated.

Donated by Laurel families as part of the school's year-round "Caring and Sharing" program, the winter clothing will be given to children living in Shelter Network's transitional housing.

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