News to Use Podcast Transcript: Feb. 12, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for Feb. 12, 2010. Coming up, find out about the Tapestry for Tomorrow Art competition, volunteering to help children lose training wheels, and Park Authority Spring Break and Summer Camps.
The Tapestry for Tomorrow competition provides youth, teens, adults, and senior adults, the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by the competition theme “Building for Tomorrow.”
If you are a resident in Fairfax County and registered as a participant in a CRS program or the Middle School After-School Program with the Fairfax County Public Schools you are eligible to participate. If you are not a member, it is never too late to become one. Call your area community, teen or senior center right away to get involved. To find your community center, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec
For entry packet and details, call 703-324-8336. Deadline for entries is Saturday, March 12, 2010.
Volunteer are needed to support Lose the Training Wheels, a five-day camp that teaches children with disabilities to ride two-wheel bicycles. The camp will be held at Lee District RECenter in Franconia, VA., during Fairfax County Schools’ spring break, March 29 to April 2, 2010.
The primary type of volunteer support sought are “spotters” to run alongside children as to provide physical and emotional support. Administrative assistance with check-in and other paperwork is also needed. Volunteers must be at least 15 years old.
Campers, ages 8 to 18, learn to ride bicycles independently by improving balance, mastering steering, and overcoming the fear of falling. Approximately 85% of campers learn to ride a twowheeler by the end of the week.
A five-day commitment is required by volunteers and single or multiple sessions are available each day.
Besides making a difference that will last a lifetime, volunteers will also earn free RECenter use.
For more information and to register as a volunteer, call 703-324-8727. Or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks
Park Authority Spring break and Summer Camp registration starts now. Camps programs include Sports Zone Camps, speciality camps including sewing and Glee Club, nature camps for outdoor enthusiasts; and much more. Programs are available for children ages 3-25. Register early to save on camp fees. For a complete listing of camps and registration information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov /rec or call 703-222-4664.
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.