Any parent might be a little hesitant to turn their offspring loose on a lake in a self-propelled watercraft. Practicing smart, thoughtful water safety is something all kids should learn, and that’s what the Spokane Canoe & Kayak Club aims to do at its 3rd annual Paddle, Splash & Play event this weekend. The local paddling-enthusiast group is providing all the gear, plus experienced advice for parents and their kids to have peace of mind on the water at the event and in the future. Personal flotation devices are provided if you don’t have one, but the group suggests bringing your own if you do. Don’t miss this chance to try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing with local experts on a calm stretch of the Spokane River.
• Sat, Aug. 9, from 10 am-2 pm • Nine Mile Recreation Area at Riverside State Park • 11226 W. Charles Rd.