Culpeper Times • February 23-March 1, 2017 LIBRARY NEWS
Summer Activity Fair
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RICH CROWLEY’S SNAPSHOT OF CULPEPER
Do you know where your children will be this summer? Looking for some great ideas to keep your kids occupied once the novelty of “no school’ has worn off? Come to the Culpeper County Library Saturday, March 4 anytime from 3 – 5 p.m. to learn about the myriad of summer activities that are available both near and a little further afield. The Library will host vendors such as Verdun Adventure Bound, Culpeper Parks and Recreation, Belle Meade Day Camp, Culpeper Baptist Child Development Center, Library Summer Reading Program, Kid Central, Fresta Valley Christian School Summer Camps and more are still signing up. We’ve put them all together for you in one room for your convenience. Come, ask them questions and see what is best for your child. If you are a vendor and would like to be included, we still have some room, or have questions please contact Susan Keller at 540.825.8691 or skeller@ cclva.org. See you there!
Teen opportunities for summertime work Hey teens! Getting ready to earn some money during the summer? Getting ready to go into the workplace? Need some help crafting a resume? How about some interview skills? Learn how to position yourself for the job market by joining us on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room. Ann Smoot, previous educator and Human Resources officer will give you tips, tricks and practice to get yourself ready for your first job. Sign-up for these two continuing sessions at the Library today by calling 540.825.8691. One of our previous participates has now landed a great job out West and felt that this quick three-hour class gave him a boost of confidence.
Why talk about death?
Death is a normal part of life; it is not a failure to be avoided or hidden. At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather in an open, respectful place to eat dessert, drink coffee and to discuss whatever they wish on dying and death. Death Café is part of a global movement whose main objective is to increase awareness of death while helping people make the most of the rest of their lives. A Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes – no products or services are sold or endorsed. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counseling session. See http://deathcafe.com for more detailed information. Join us for coffee, cake and conversation on Sunday, March 5 from 3 – 4:30 in the Library meeting room. RSVP by calling 540.718.5323 or email email@example.com by March 2.
PHOTO BY RICH CROWLEY
TAG TEAM FOR TEENS
I did not expect to find such a stylish mom and daughter doing volunteer work outside of the post office. However Kennedy Reichert and her mom Karey were representing their church and giving service by providing information for teens suffering from depression. They are Jehovah's Witness members and give one day a month for volunteer work. Good for them! ➤ Check out Rich’s blog at facesofculpeperva.blogspot.com and Faces of Culpeper on Facebook
Tired of waiting? In an effort to give customers the best information on wait times at their local customer service center, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has created a helpful new wait time estimation system. The information, available at dmvNOW.com, shows how many customers are currently waiting at each office and the longest wait time currently experienced by any customer. The information is broken down by a variety of service categories and is available for each of DMV’s 75 customer service centers. DMV has more than 40 transactions available online, but, sometimes, you just need to visit them in person. Using a system designed to maximize customer flow, DMV queues customers based on transaction type. The estimated wait times begin a half hour after each office opens and are updated every five minutes. The count starts when a customer receives a queueing ticket and ends when her number is called for service. By publishing the longest wait time currently being experienced by any customer in each service category, customers will get a more complete picture of wait times at the office of their choosing for the transaction they need to conduct. The new system also tells customers which transactions they may be able to complete online at dmvNOW. com. These include most vehicle registration renewals, address changes, license plate orders and driver’s license renewals when a new photo and vision screening isn’t required. Here are a few tips to shorten your visit to DMV: Avoid peak times: The first and last weeks of the month are typically the busiest, as are Saturdays. Try visiting mid-morning or mid-afternoon for reduced wait times. Use dmvNOW.com to determine exactly what you need to complete your transaction: Print out necessary forms and fill them out before you leave your house. Double check that you have the appropriate identification or documentation and payment for fees. When possible, complete your transaction online: More than 40 transactions can be done at dmvNOW. com from the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day. Consider visiting a DMV Select office for vehicle-related transactions: Operated mostly by local government partners, DMV Select offices can conduct vehicle registration renewals, title issuances or replacements, license plate purchases, and other transactions.
In an article titled “Farm-to-table cuisine anchors menu at Grass Rootes Kitchen and Cocktail” that appeared in the Feb. 16-22 issue of the Culpeper Times, Kevin Scott’s wife’s name is Territa. We regret the error.