Crime prevention rally – Spokane COPS shops will host a Night Out Against Crime kickoff rally, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Riverfront Park. Emergency vehicles and classic cars will be on display; McGruff the Crime Dog will be a special guest.
Public meetings on city’s pools – Spokane Park Board’s Aquatics Citizens Advisory Committee will accept public comments on the future of the city’s pools Wednesday, 7 p.m., West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt; and Thursday, 7 p.m., Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook; 363-5458.
Fun in the Sun – Edgecliff SCOPE’s annual arts and crafts fair will be Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Edgecliff Park, Eighth and Park; live music, food and a car show.
American Red Cross Emergency Response course – Next Monday-Aug. 12, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 315 W. Nora. To register online, go to www.SpokaneRedCross.org; 326-3330.
Habitat For Humanity informational meetings – Saturday, 3 p.m., Unity in the Community, Liberty Park; Aug. 9, 3 p.m., East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone; Aug. 10, 1 p.m., Salvation Army Community Center, 222 E. Indiana, and 6:30 p.m. at Spokane Valley Community Center, 10814 E. Broadway; Aug. 11, 10:30 a.m. at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt, and 6:30 p.m. at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N, Cook. A Russian interpreter will be available at the Aug. 11 meeting Northeast Community Center; 534-2552, ext. 18; e-mail Delphone@habitat-spokane.com or Shelly@habitat-spokane.com.
Democratic Picnic – The ninth annual county-wide event will be Aug. 10, 5-8 p.m. at the Franklin Park Pavilion at Queen and Division. Political candidates will speak. The requested donation is $5 per person or $10 per family; 535-0171.
Family identification plan – Presented by COPS Northwest, offers IDs for all children and other family members at risk. ID packets are available at COPS Northwest on the first Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Participants will receive a computer disk copy of their photo and a fingerprint card. A $1 donation is requested to cover costs, but no one is turned away. For more information, call or visit COPS Northwest, 2215 W. Wellesley, Suite D, Shadle Park Mall, on weekdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 625-3336.
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