News to Use Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010

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Details about a Channel 16 program, a driver safety program, the kinship focus group for grandparents raising children, how you can get involved with watershed management planning and All Fairfax Reads.

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News to Use Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010

  1. 1. News to Use Podcast<br />Aug. 25, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />Aug. 25, 2010:<br />Channel 16 program.<br />Driver safety program.<br />Kinship focus group for grandparents raising children.<br />Watershed management planning.<br />All Fairfax Reads<br />
  3. 3. Channel 16 Program<br />"Your Community, Your Call”<br />2010 Legislative Review<br />Airs Monday nights at 8 p.m.<br />Program focuses on the impact of recent legislation on common interest communities.<br />Also on the Channel 16 Web page at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cable.<br />
  4. 4. Driver Safety Program<br />The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office will <br />host an AARP Driver Safety Program on <br />Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 20-21, from <br />10 a. m. to 3 p.m. at<br />the Criminal Justice <br />Academy, 14601 Lee<br />Road, Chantilly. <br />
  5. 5. Driver Safety Program<br />$12 for members; $14 for non-members.<br />Pre-registration is required. To register, contact 2nd Lieutenant Charise Thompson at 703-246-3246. <br />No tests! <br />All participants get a course workbook.<br />May be eligible for auto insurance discount. <br />
  6. 6. Kinship Focus Group<br />The Kinship Focus Group for Grandparents <br />and Other Relatives Raising Children will <br />meet on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 5:30 to 8 <br />p.m. at the Mount Vernon Unitarian <br />Church, 1909 Windmill Lane in Alexandria. <br />
  7. 7. Kinship Focus Group<br />Dinner and child care are provided.<br />Registration is required. <br />Call 703-324-3517 to register. <br />The meeting will feature a discussion of the opportunities, challenges and needs for resources and services of kinship families. <br />
  8. 8. Watershed Management<br />Watershed management plans identify and <br />address issues impacting our environment <br />to protect and restore county streams and <br />other water resources.<br />Sept. 16 in Clifton.<br />Sept. 21 in Fairfax.<br />Sept. 23 in Herndon. <br />StormwaterPlanning Division, 703-324-5500<br />
  9. 9. All Fairfax Reads<br />All Fairfax Reads is one of morethan 100 similar initiatives acrossthe U.S. that encourages residents to read and discuss the same book.<br />This year’s book is “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein.<br />Stein will make an appearance on Sunday, Sept. 19, at Fall for the Book. <br />
  10. 10. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/opa/getfairfax<br />703-FAIRFAX (324-7329). <br />

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