News to Use Podcast Transcript: April 21, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for April 21, 2010. Coming up, learn about Fire and Rescue Explorer Post 1949, a Mother’s Day craft show, the annual Environmental Excellence Awards, two driver safety classes and the need for child-care providers for parenting groups. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Anyone between the ages of 14-20 interested in a fire service career, may consider joining Fire and Rescue Explorer Post 1949. The post meets the first and third Tuesday each month at the Fire and Rescue Academy, 4600 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Explorers participate in hands-on training activities, joint training with other posts and ride along with career staff to emergency incidents. Learn more online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr/academy/explorer.htm.
The Providence RECenter Mother's Day Craft Show is Saturday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event features a wide selection of gifts from artists and crafters. The Providence RECenter is located at 7525 Marc Drive in Falls Church. For further information, call 703-324-8563. That’s 703-324-8563.
Nominations for the annual Environmental Excellence Awards will be accepted until June 1. The awards recognize those who dedicate time, energy and expertise to improve the environment in support of the Board of Supervisors’ environmental goals. Awards are for achievements June 1, 2009, to May 31, 2010, or those that occurred over a period of years, including a portion of the eligibility period. One or more awards may be presented in several categories. The application form and further information are online.
The Sully Senior Center, 5690 Sully Road in Centreville, is hosting an AARP Safe Driver Class, Monday and Wednesday, May 3 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers; membership is not required. To register, call 703-322-4475. You must attend both days to complete the course.
There is also a driver improvement program for motorists 55 and over on Saturday, May 1, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Conference Rooms 4-5 of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax. The event is free, however registration is required. Call the Fair Oaks Police Station, 703-591-0966 and press 0 at the menu. Presented by the Police Department, the class covers defensive driving skills and introduces techniques to help offset the effects of aging on driver performance.
Experienced child-care providers are needed for parenting groups. The Department of Family Services Parenting Education Program meets from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. in Alexandria, Herndon, Reston, Springfield and Falls Church. The children range in age from birth through four. Providers must have experience working with children other than their own. To apply or for more information, call 703-324-7790.
That’s all for this News to Use podcast. Thanks for listening. For more information about the topics in this podcast and for continuous news updates, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news. You may also call 703-FAIRFAX, that’s 703-324-7329, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. News to Use is produced by the Fairfax County, Virginia, government.