Crime Victims’ Rights Fair
This Sunday, April 7, from noon-2:30 p.m., a Crime Victims’ Rights Week community fair will be held at Fairfax County Public Safety headquarters, 12099 Government Center Pkwy. in Fair Oaks. It’s a fun-filled afternoon with live music, food, business vendors and a scavenger hunt. It’s free to the public and is a family event.
Locksmith to Address CAC
This month’s meeting of the Sully District Police Station’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) will focus on security. It’s set for Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m., at the Sully District Governmental Center, 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Mark Johnson, owner of The Flying Locksmiths, will be the guest speaker. Among topics he’ll discuss are how technology has affected the locksmith field and how to improve home and office security. He’ll also show the latest advances in locks and door hardware.
Community Sensory Day Planned
A Community Sensory Day will be held Saturday, April 13, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Fairfax County Public Safety headquarters, 12099 Government Center Pkwy. in Fair Oaks. It’s a special event for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. Meet police officers and enjoy touch-a-truck and a moonbounce. The goal is for police officers and members of the local, autistic community to learn from each other and grow.
Free Carseat Inspections
Certified technicians from the Sully District Police Station will perform free, child safety carseat inspections Tuesday, April 16, 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.
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.
WFCM Looking for Volunteers
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM), a Chantilly-based nonprofit serving local families in need with food and emergency financial services, is seeking volunteers to fill several positions. They are:
Costco Food Pick-up (Chantilly), 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Tuesday;
Harris Teeter Pick-up (Fair Oaks), 8:30-9:30 a.m., every Thursday;
Admin., WFCM front desk, 10-2:30 p.m., every Friday (Will consider job sharing every other week);
Admin., front desk, 2:30-4:30 p.m., every Tuesday;
Admin., front desk, 2:30-4:30 p.m., every Thursday;
Fill-In/Substitute Pantry Volunteers - Placed on an on-call list (Training will be provided); and
Fill-In/Substitute Admin. Front desk - Placed on an on-call list (Training will be provided).
Those interested should contact Deb Culbertson at email@example.com or 571-599-2871.
Drop Off Unused Medicine
Drug take-back boxes are now located at all eight of Fairfax County’s police stations – including the Fair Oaks and Sully District stations. People may bring their unused or unneeded medications to their local police station for a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of drugs.
Boxes are in the lobby of each station and are accessible 24/7. The Fair Oaks District Station is at 12300 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy. in Fair Oaks, and the Sully District Station is at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly.
Accepted items include:
Prohibited items include:
Liquids of any kind
Medications from businesses or clinics.
Any lotions, aerosol cans or inhalers.
Meals on Wheels Drivers Sought
Meals on Wheels Drivers pick up meals and deliver them to individuals on a specific route. Routes take a maximum of two hours to deliver all meals. Deliveries are made midday Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. Deliveries can be made by an individual or as part of a volunteer group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food Donations for WFCM
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries’ food pantry needs donations of 1-2 pound bags of rice; fruit juice; jelly; red, white or black beans (can or bagged); canned vegetables (no green beans of corn needed); macaroni and cheese; can pasta; pasta sauce; and pasta (spaghetti, rotini, elbow, etc.).
Toiletries needed, which WFCM clients cannot purchase with food stamps, include diapers, toothpaste, shampoo and solid deodorant.
Bring all items to WFCM’S food pantry’s location at 4511 Daly Dr. Suite J, Chantilly from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
Contact Terri Kelly at email@example.com if willing to coordinate a food drive.
Volunteer Drivers Are Needed
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. For these and other volunteer opportunities, call 703-324-5406 or go to www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and click on Volunteer Solutions.
Long-Term Care Advocates
The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates for residents in assisted living and nursing facilities. Training is provided in September. Call 703-324-5861, TTY 711 or email Lisa.Callahan@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Give Caregivers a Break
Fairfax County needs Respite Care volunteers throughout the county to give family caregivers of a frail older adult a well-deserved break. Volunteers visit and oversee the safety of the older adult for a few hours each month. Volunteers are matched with families in or near their own neighborhoods. Support and training is provided. Contact Kristin Martin at 703-324-7577, TTY 711, or Kristin.Martin@fairfaxcounty.gov.
Drive Seniors to Appointments
Fairfax County needs volunteers to drive older adults to medical appointments and wellness programs. Call 703-324-5406, TTY 711, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/olderadults and link to Volunteer Solutions or email VolunteerSolutions@fairfaxcounty.gov.