Drug, DWI Arrests Made
Police officers from the Sully District Station conducted a DWI check point Friday, May 3, near Route 29 and O’Day Drive in Centreville. Approximately 527 vehicles passed through. Police charged one driver with DWI, issued six summonses and made three narcotics arrests.
Help the Lions Help the Blind
The Clifton Lions Club will hold its annual, White Cane fundraiser this Friday-Saturday, May 10-11, at the Giant Foods store in the Colonnade at Union Mill shopping center. Besides cash donations, the Lions will collect used eyeglasses.
Donations will support the renowned International Lions eyeglass recycling program, Lions Recycle for Sight. Volunteers collect used eyeglasses which are then cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and packaged. Many then go to people in need in developing countries.
Proceeds also support blind charities such as Leader Dog for the Blind and the Lions’s SightFirst program that provides new glasses to low-income families.
Recycle During Electric Sunday
Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices – such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes – including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s “Electric Sunday” events. The next one is slated for Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.
Check Health at Rec Center
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is celebrating Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week on Saturday, May 18, at the Cub Run Rec Center, 4630 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Partnering with the Park Authority, EMS providers will be there from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with apparatus displays plus educational materials on cardiac problems and strokes. They’ll also do blood-pressure screenings and talk with residents.
Free Carseat Inspections
Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Thursday, May 23, from 5-8:30 p.m., at the station, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. No appointment is necessary. But residents should install the child safety seats themselves so technicians may properly inspect and adjust them, as needed.
However, because of time constraints, only the first 35 vehicles arriving on each date will be inspected. That way, inspectors may have enough time to properly instruct the caregiver on the correct use of the child seat. Call 703-814-7000, ext. 5140, to confirm dates and times.
Food Donations for WFCM
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry urgently needs donations of spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, rice (2-lb. bags), canned pasta, peanut butter, canned tuna and meat, hot and cold cereal, fruit juice, and pancake mix and syrup. Bring all items to WFCM’S new food-pantry location at 13888 Metrotech Drive, near Papa John’s Pizza and Kumon Learning Center, in Chantilly’s Sully Place Shopping Center.
Meals on Wheels Volunteers
Fairfax County needs Meals on Wheels drivers in Chantilly and group Meals on Wheels coordinators in both Chantilly and Fairfax. Contact Volunteer Solutions at 703-324-5406, TTY 711, VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/volunteer-solutions.htm.
Women's Self Defense Program
The Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation is partnering with the Fairfax County Police Department to offer the Women's Self Defense Training program. It’s based on the SAFE program formerly provided by the Police Department, but now being taught by C&J Security Corp.
The program is a two-day class that will meet on consecutive Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15-9:30 p.m. It’s currently offered free and all class materials are included. Program funding is provided through the Fairfax County Law Enforcement Foundation.
The course is offered to females, age 13 and older. A female guardian must accompany girls 13-18. No men other than the instructors are permitted to be present during a class. For more information, call 703-246-7806, e-mail WSD@fairfaxfoundation.org or go to www.fairfaxfoundation.org.