Smart driver course may keep you safe, confident, mobile

Smart driver course may keep you safe, confident, mobile

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AARP SMART DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

This four-hour course helps keep drivers updated, safe, confident and mobile. It includes strategies that can reduce the likelihood of a crash and to understand the links between driver, vehicle and road environments. It also includes strategies for adapting to changes in individuals, roads and the vehicles. Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Classes are being conducted throughout the Miami Valley during the year. Find a nearby class at www.AARPdriversafety.org. Pre-registration is required. An online course is also available. Each participant receives a certificate of completion which may result in discounted vehicle insurance rates.

MARCH 18

GREATER DAYTON SMART OWNERS MEETING, 11 a.m., McDonald’s, 741 E. Dixie Drive, West Carrollton. Open to all smart owners and fans. More information on Facebook, Greater Dayton smart Owners meet. 937-294-2060

APRIL 23

HOLLYWOOD DAYTON GAMING RACEWAY, noon-4 p.m., registration begins at 10 a.m., Hollywood Gaming Dayton’s north parking lot, 777 Hollywood Blvd., Dayton. Free admission; open to all car enthusiasts and all ages. Limited number of entries; available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Live music by the Ashley Martin Band. Each participating car enthusiast will receive $10 in dining credits valid at Hollywood Gaming. Awards to best hot rod/street rod; best antique or classic (restored to original cars, not modified); best sports car (little two-seaters, imports, can be stock or modified); best modern car (cars built from 1996 to now); best truck or pickup truck. Entrants to determine their class when they sign in. Category will be placed on the window for judging purposes. Judging will begin at 2 p.m. Participants must be registered by then to be eligible for prizes. Each winner to receive trophy, $250 cash and gift basket from Hollywood Gaming.

MAY 20

SPRING CRUISE-IN AT ST. LEONARD FRANCISCAN LIVING COMMUNITY, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 8100 Clyo Road, Centerville. Free admission, parking. All makes, models welcome. Two large trophies – Residents’ Choice Award and Director’s Choice Award. Grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, 50/50 raffle to benefit Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by St. Leonard’s, co-hosted by Miami Valley Car Club. Rain date June 3. Wayne, 937-426-4519, or Kelly, 937-432-6549

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