Beginning Conversational Spanish classes will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Learn to Read office, Quad Plex, 110 Thomas St., Suite 115. Registration fee is $60; the instructor is Maria Taylor. Must call in advance to 256-230-3050.
Safe driving course
The AARP safe driving course will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday at the Council on Aging office, 912 W. Pryor St. Cost is $15 for AARP members. All others, $20. Participants are asked to bring lunch or snacks. RSVP to Emily Sandlin at 256-216-3906.
An American Red Cross blood drive will be held 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the East Limestone High School old gymnasium, 15641 East Limestone Road.
The Alabama Veterans Museum fish fry fundraiser will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1917 U.S. 72 West. Advance tickets are $10 at the museum and $12 at the fish fry. Includes catfish, chicken tenders, fries, slaw, hush puppies, drinks and dessert. Carryouts available. More information: 256-771-7578.
Caregivers Night Out will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, 1300 Lindsay Lane. Make reservations by noon Thursday, April 24, at 256-232-7207.
Triad Trail Ride
The 19th annual Triad Trail Ride will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Elkmont Rural Village. Enter by the campground at 24212 Easter Ferry Road and not through the Village by the pavilion. Gates open at 8 a.m. Entry fees are $15 for adults; children 12 and under, $5; non-riders, $5. More information: 256-232-0111 or visit limestonesheriff.com.
Earth Day & Outdoor EXPO
Free event, rain or shine, for the entire family 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring Memorial Park. Vicky “Batlady” Smith from A-Z Animals in Georgia and Big Dave Hollaway, senior naturalist at the McDowell Environmental Center, will share information on raptors, reptiles, and bats. Live animals, games, crafts, exhibitors and vendors, music, door prizes, free hot dogs and Pepsi, and lots of fun. More information: 256-233-8728 or KALBCares@gmail.com. Visit the Keep Athens-Limestone Beautiful Facebook page for schedule of events.