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A plethora of volunteer opportunities and activities will distinguish Old Dominion University's second annual Community Care Day. On Saturday, Oct. 16, volunteers will clean up area neighborhoods, visit local retirement facilities and host a series of events, from seminars on home, lawn and garden care to health care and safety.

Area residents are invited to join ODU volunteers in the cleanup effort. Three shifts from 9:30-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. are available for the neighborhood cleanups, which will take place in Highland Park, Lambert's Point and Larchmont/Edgewater. All registered volunteers will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

For children, there will be activities at ODU's Child Study Center, games on Kaufman Mall and a cheerleading clinic. Other events include an international culture bazaar, oral health screening and child safety seat inspections. All events are free and open to the public. A complete schedule is listed below.

More than 40 ODU students will also offer their time and talents to Harbour Point Medical and Rehabilitation Center and Village Pointe Senior Housing during ODU's Community Care Day. Students in the honor society Phi Eta Sigma and the Honors College will make their third annual visit to Harbour Point Medical and Rehabilitation Center where they will help serve lunch, deliver mail, clean the grounds and assist in bingo games. Students in the College of Arts and Letters Writers in Community program will visit the Village Point Senior Housing where they will lead attendees through creative activities promoting literacy and self-expression through reading and writing.

For more information or to volunteer for neighborhood cleanups, visit the Community Care Day Web site at www.odu.edu/ccd or call the Office of Community Relations at 683-5210.

Community Care Day Schedule of Events:

Home, Lawn and Garden
11 a.m.-3 p.m.-Plant Pest Identification Information, Kaufman Mall
Noon-12:30 p.m.-Water Gardens and Ponds, Rectors' Room, Webb Center
12:30-1 p.m.-Herbs and Their Uses, BOV Room, Webb Center
1-1:30 p.m.-Irrigation Designs, Rectors' Room, Webb Center
1:30-2:00 p.m.-Plants of ODU with Plant Giveaways, BOV Room, Webb Center
-Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips, York/Potomac Room, Webb Center
2-2:30 p.m.-Plumbing Maintenance Tips, York/Potomac Room, Webb Center
-Lawn Care and Environmentally Friendly Products, Rectors' Room, Webb Center
2:30-3 p.m.-Tree Care, Hurricane Damage and Local Tree Selection, Board of Visitors Room, Webb Center

Health Care and Safety
11 a.m.-3 p.m.-Blood Pressure Screening, Body Mass Index Measurements, Glucose Screening (limited availability,) Smoking Cessation Kits, Advice on Foot Problems, Oral Cancer/Oral Health Screenings, Smoke Detectors and Installation (for Norfolk residents,) Flu Shots (limited availability,) North Mall, Webb Center
-Child Safety Seat Inspections, Dragas Center Parking Lot, 49th Street
-Neck and Upper Back Massages and Blood Drive, Main Lobby, Webb Center
Noon-12:30 p.m. - "When the Shoe Fits-Wear It!" Foot Screening-York/Potomac Room, Webb Center

Family Fun and Volunteerism
9:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.-Children's Games for ages 6-8. For reservations, call 683-3384 from 3-5 p.m. weekdays., Kaufman Mall
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -Children's Activities for ages 4-5, Child Study Center. Space is limited. For reservations call 683-4117.
11 a.m.-3 p.m. -Volunteer Opportunities: Norfolk Botanical Garden, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, North Mall, Webb Center
11-11:45 a.m. -Planetarium Show, Pretlow Planetarium
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. -Admissions: What Parents Should Know, North Cafeteria, Webb Center
1-1:45 p.m. -Planetarium Show, Pretlow Planetarium
1-2 p.m. -Cheerleading Clinic, Fieldhouse
-Preparing High School Athletes for College Scholarships, North Cafeteria, Webb Center
-What Tips the Scales in Admissions, Hampton/Newport News Room, Webb Center
1:30-2 p.m. -Kids' Cookie Decorating Fun, South Cafeteria, Webb Center
1-3 p.m. -Dragas International Center Open House and Cultural Bazaar

This article was posted on: August 20, 2004

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