News to Use Podcast Transcript: May 19, 2009

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Good day, and welcome to the Fairfax County News to Use podcast for May 19, 2009. Coming up, prepare your ship for the Annual Cardboard Regatta at the Springfield Days Festival, find out how to recycle your electronic devices and peripherals, and get ready to Celebrate Fairfax!


Build your own cardboard boat and take to the waters of Lake Accotink in Springfield for some early summer fun. Whether you’re racing or just watching, the Springfield Days’ Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, it’s always a thrill.  See who sinks and who floats in their homemade cardboard boats. Boat drop-off is at 10 a.m. Boat judging starts at noon and the races begin at 2 pm. Regatta contestants can register for $15 per boat by May 29, and $25 from May 29 through 31.  Admission to Lake Accotink is free on May 31, with a $4 parking fee. For regatta information and registration, visit 

Springfield Days is a community-wide celebration that takes place the weekend after Memorial Day each year in the heart of Springfield, Virginia. Bring your family out to the 2009 Springfield Days May 28 through May 31st for four days of fun and activities.

For more information on Springfield Days, visit


County residents can recycle their televisions, computers and electronic peripherals at the I-66 Transfer Station from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at upcoming Electric Sunday events.   The Transfer Station is located at 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. There is no cost to Fairfax County residents for this service.   Upcoming Electronic Sundays are June 14 and July 12.

Electric Sundays collections include computer CPUs, monitors, peripherals, televisions, consumer electronics containing circuit boards, stereos, cell phones, printers and other devices. Equipment brought to these events does not need to be in working order.  For more information visit


Get ready to celebrate on June 5, 6 and 7 at the 28th Annual Celebrate Fairfax event. This year’s festival will include award-winning programs such as the innovative SciTech Center, ExxonMobil Children’s Avenue, the KidWay MidWay with rides for the littlest of guests, the all new Better Living Expo, the Amusement of America Carnival, and more than 25 acres of non-stop action! 

National headliner concerts by Blues Traveler, Phil Vassar, The Fixx, and the Old Skool All Stars featuring the Sugarhill Gang are included in each day’s admission.  In all, there will be more than 60 performances on five festival stages.

Want to get involved?  Celebrate Fairfax! needs you as part of its 2,000-member volunteer team. Volunteers assist in running the event’s activity areas, which will include award-winning programs, national headliner performances, concerts on five stages, a carnival and more than 25 acres of non-stop action!  To join the 2009 Volunteer Team, go to and click on Volunteer Sign Up. Follow the instructions for registering or contact the volunteer coordinator, Lilian Seay at (703) 324-5266

For general information about the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, please visit or call (703) 324-FAIR (3247).


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 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.  


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