News to Use Podcast Transcript: Oct. 6, 2010
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for October 6, 2010. Coming up, find out what’s on Channel 16’s “County Magazine” program this month, learn how to participate in the K-9 Krawl and volunteer for an adapted swim and water safety program. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
Coming up this month on the October edition of “County Magazine” on Fairfax County Government Channel 16:
- Learn more about the November ballot and where to find polling locations.
- Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ resolution commemorating Sept. 11,2001, events.
- Emerald ash borer and the tree canopy.
- Fire and Rescue Department backpack drive helps children get school supplies.
- Halloween safety tips.
- Flu vaccine information and where to get it.
- And the Lorton Workhouse Arts Center celebrates 100 years of history.
“County Magazine” can be seen on Channel 16 Sunday at 1:30 p.m.; Mondays at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.; Thursdays at 10:30 p.m.; Friday at 3:30 p.m.; and Saturday at 3:30 p.m. It also can also be seen on a computer at the above days and times with Live Video Streaming or anytime with Video on Demand.
The K-9 Krawl 5K is Saturday, Oct. 16. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.; the walk starts at 9 a.m. at the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. You can join the Fairfax County Police Department and its victim services section in this free walk to increase awareness of domestic violence and the link to animal cruelty. Bring your canine companion and support victims and survivors of domestic violence during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more information, call 703-814-7009.
Volunteers are needed for an adapted swim and water safety program Saturday afternoons, Oct. 16 through Nov. 6. You can help individuals with disabilities – ages five through 21 – learn to be safe and have fun in and around the water. Under the guidance of a water safety instructor, volunteers assist with skill-building games and exercises at three locations across the county:
- The Providence RECenter, noon to 2 p.m.
- The Lee District RECenter, noon to 2 p.m.
- And at the Oak Marr RECenter, 1 to 3 p.m.
To volunteer, contact Therapeutic Recreation Services at 703-324-5716.
And finally, the Board of Supervisors recently designated October as Family History Month in Fairfax County. Researching family history gives people a sense of heritage and responsibility to carry out the legacy begun by their ancestors. To learn more about your family background, genealogy and local history, there's no better place than the Virginia Room of the City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North Street, Fairfax. Telephone 703-293-6227 for more information.
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.