SPOKANE VALLEY – AARP will offer its driver safety program at the Good Samaritan Society Community Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., on Aug. 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The program will include defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws and rules of the road. Participants will also learn how to deal with aggressive drivers, how to safely use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts, along with how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of-way, interstate highway traffic, trucks and blind spots.
Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.
To register and for more information, call Carol Ann Christnacht at (509) 924-6161, ext. 650
TAC hosts fundraising car wash, open house
SPOKANE VALLEY – Theater Arts for Children will have a car wash and open house with snacks Saturday at its studio, 2114 N. Pines Road, Suite 3S, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The car wash is a fundraiser for the theater and is by donation. Donations will also be accepted at all Spokane Teacher’s Credit Union branches. The theater program hopes to raise $10,000 by the end of August in order to keep the doors open.
SPOKANE VALLEY – The Spokane Valley Fire Department will host an open house 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its training center at 2411 N. Pioneer Lane, next to the Sullivan Fire Station. The day will include a firefighter combat course challenge and demonstrations of vehicle extrication and fire attack skills, and by Mako the arson dog. Lunch will be served.
LIBERTY LAKE – An afternoon of live music and dessert to benefit Spokane’s Jay Schuh, who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 19 at the Rockin’ B Ranch, 3912 N. Idaho Road. The fundraiser will also include a silent auction.
The event will feature country, bluegrass, jazz and swing bands, including County Line, The Pearl Snaps, Michael Trantow, Jenny Anne Mannan, Colby Acuff and Justin Sherfey.
Tickets are $10 per person and may be purchased in advance by email at email@example.com or at the door.