The Dale City Jaycees are looking for volunteers to participate in a "Swim Along" fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event will take place at the Dale City Recreation Center pool, located at 14300 Minnieville Rd., on Sunday, July 24 from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds will go to the foundation.
Volunteer swimmers will be requested to obtain pledges of 3 cents or more for each lap swum from family, friends, neighbors, local businesses and coworkers. The object is to swim as many laps as possible during the three-hour period and collect the money afterward.
Everything from pizza and drinks to microwave ovens and videocassette recorders will be offered as incentives for collecting large pledges.
Cystic Fibrosis is the number one genetic killer of children and young adults in America today. The Jaycees hope to raise $3,000 for the foundation through their Third Annual Swim Along. To volunteer or make a pledge, call project chairman Toni Clemons at 335-6403, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Summer career centers for students will be open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. through Aug. 18 at the following Fairfax County high schools: Hayfield Secondary, Edison High School, Oakton High School, Woodson High School, Langley High School, Marshall High School, Robinson Secondary and Fairfax High School.
Each center has a full-time coordinator who offers counseling and information on career and educational planning for students and parents.
Centers also have college catalogues, information on admissions testing, financial aid guides, scholarship brochures, career kits and job counseling referral information.
"The Bald Eagle -- A Rare Bird" will be the subject of a program presented by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority on Sunday, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. at the Potomac Overlook Regional Park. The park is at the end of Mercey Road off Military Road in Arlington.
The talk and slide show is suitable for anyone above age 10. Reservations are required for the free event. Call 528-5406.