SALINAS — Salinas-based Coastal Kids Home Care is hosting its Ninth Annual Touch-A-Truck, a family-friendly event benefiting children in the community coping with cancer and other serious illnesses on Sunday, Aug. 27, at the Salinas Rodeo Grounds. The Salinas Rodeo Midway will be transformed into an interactive play museum from 12 to 4 p.m. for youth of all abilities to explore and learn about a variety of vehicles — construction, utility, agriculture and emergency — all provided by local businesses and organizations. There will also be food, entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Proceeds from Touch-A-Truck benefit Coastal Kids Home Care, the area’s only provider of in-home nursing, social work and therapy visits to children living with serious-illness or disability in the community. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, visit coastalkidshomecare.org.
KING CITY — Vitalant is hosting a community blood drive on Monday, Aug. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m., in the Bloodmobile at 401 Division St. in King City. All blood types and platelets are needed, and appointments are encouraged. Visit vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) for information.
SALINAS VALLEY — Alliance on Aging will be hosting a Chamber mixer on Tuesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m., at its Salinas office at 247 Main St. Sip, savor and mingle with members of the Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, King City Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture and Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, along with several elected officials. Enjoy music, wine and small bites, meet the AOA team and take a tour of its facility. To RSVP, call 831-655-7564 or email [email protected].