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Sandy Senior Center offers safe driver class

The Sandy Community and Senior Center is helping to create safer drivers. From 12:30-4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, April 28 and 29, the center is sponsoring an AARP Smart Driver Class at its auditorium, 38348 Pioneer Blvd.

The class involves a $20 fee payable to the instructor at the first class; AARP members with proof of membership will receive a $5 discount.

Lessons will focus on refining existing skills and developing safe, defensive driving techniques.

Check with your insurance agent to see if your insurance company offers a discount for completing the course.

The class is limited to 30 people.

Those interested should call the center at 503-668-5569, email Bernice Powell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by to register in advance.

Sheriff’s department holds ‘Drug Take-Back’

NewClackamas County Sheriff’s Department is offering a no-questions-asked prescription drug take-back event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 26, in the Kaiser Permanente parking lot next to Mt. Talbert Medical Clinic, 10100 SE Sunnyside Road, in Clackamas.

In honor of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Drug Take-Back Day, deputies will be on-site to accept unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

At last year’s event, 1,600 pounds of drugs were safely destroyed, keeping them out of homes.

The event is presented by the sheriff’s department, Kaiser Permanente, Clackamas County Health, Housing and Human Services, Walgreens, and the Overland Coalition Against Drug Crime.

Sandy residents can also access the year-round prescription drop box located at the Sandy Police Department, 39850 Pleasant St.