News to Use Podcast Transcript: March 9, 2011
Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for March 9, 2011. Coming up, learn about volunteering with a parenting education program, the new library app, an upcoming AARP driver safety program, 2010 Census information available online, and getting a summer job with the Rec-PAC program. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.
The Department of Family Services Parenting Education Programs is in need of volunteers. You can share your experiences and give back as agroup facilitator working with either parents or children. The Department of Family Services asks for a commitment to facilitate at least one series of classes. Introductory training begins March 15; the minimum age to facilitate is 18; programs are held at various locations throughout Fairfax County. Classes last from 12 to 21 weeks, meeting one evening a week. Dinner is provided. Contact Laurie Eytel, volunteer services manager, at 703-324-7871 for more information.
The Fairfax County Public Library now has a mobile app available via iTunes for customers who own iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices. The new app allows customers to search the library catalog, place holds, check your account status, get directions to a library branch and more. Find out how at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library.
An AARP Driver Safety Program will be held March 21 and 22, from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., at the Criminal Justice Academy, 14601 Lee Road, Chantilly. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members (checks payable to AARP). Class size is limited; pre-registration required. Safe driving strategies and a thorough review of the rules of the road are covered, there are no tests, and all participants receive a course workbook. Participants also may be eligible to receive a discount through their auto insurance.For more information and to register, call 703-246-3251.
2010 Census summaries for the county, census designated places and towns are available online. These summaries show population (total and voting age), race, ethnicity and housing for each geographic area. Information for more than 60 communities is included.
Finally, the Fairfax County Park Authority Rec-PAC Program is hiring its 2011 summer staff. Programs will be in multiple Fairfax County Public Schools. Candidates must be at least 18 and attend one of the open hire dates. If you have further questions, e-mail the Rec-PAC office at RecPAC@fairfaxcounty.gov.
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.