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D.C. news in brief

Free health forum, screenings for non-English speakers

The D.C. Office of Human Rights has scheduled a health and human services forum for non-English speaking residents from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard St. NW.

The forum will feature free health screenings and health-care information. Officials will discuss city services and health benefits.

For information, call 202-727-3942 or e-mail gabriel.rojo@dc.gov.

Seniors to compete for title

at pageant June 12 at U-D.C.

The Ms. Senior D.C. pageant will be at 2:30 p.m. June 12 at the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, building 46. Contestants will be judged on a personal interview with the judges, their philosophy, talent and an evening gown competition. A donation of $15 is requested. For information, call 202-724-5626 or 202-289-1510, Ext. 1170.

Association collecting bikes, tools, accessories for charity

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is seeking donations of bicycles and bike-related tools and accessories. Items may be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon June 11 at the William Penn House, 515 East Capitol St. SE.

Proceeds benefit the group’s Bikes for the World project, which supports health, education and employment services in poor U.S. and Central American communities. A $10 donation per bicycle is suggested to defray shipping fees. Bicycle parts and tools are also welcomed.

For information, call 417-861-4696 or go to www.bikesfortheworld.org.

Smithsonian needs volunteers for Folklife Festival events

The Smithsonian Folklife Festival needs volunteers to assist stage managers, sell program books and perform administrative tasks and other duties from June 30 to July 4 and July 7 to 11 on the Mall.

This year’s programs are “Colombia: The Nature of Culture,” “The Peace Corps: 50 Years of Promoting World Peace” and “Friendship and Rhythm and Blues: Tell It Like It Is.”

For information or to volunteer, go to www.festival.si.edu/about/volunteers.aspx or contact Reshma Sinanan-Hill at sinanan-hillr@si.edu or 202-633-6483.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle

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