D.C. news in brief

May 8, 2013
Mayor to hold first town hall for LGBT youth Saturday

Mayor Vincent C. Gray is holding the first town hall for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth in the District from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday in the North Hall of Eastern Market, 225 Seventh St. SE.

For information, contact the D.C. Youth Advisory Council office at 202-727-7968 or dcyac@dc.gov; or the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs office at 202-727-9493 or glbt@dc.gov. For translation services, call 202-442-8150.

Computer training nonprofit group hosts community day

Byte Back, a nonprofit group that provides computer access and training to underemployed adults, is having a Community Computer Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 815 Monroe St. NE.

The free event will feature social media and online learning computer workshops; a raffle with free prizes, including a refurbished laptop; a DJ; and children’s activities, such as a moon bounce and face painting. Barbecue and other refreshments will be offered.

To reserve a spot, e-mail dcoleman@byteback.org or go to byteback.org/community-computer-day-2. To volunteer, e-mail aluttmer@byteback.org.

Transportation meeting to discuss pedestrian safety

The D.C. Department of Transportation will hold the second in a series of public meetings on a federally mandated study of pedestrian safety for Pennsylvania and Potomac avenues SE, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16 at Payne Elementary School, 1445 C St. SE.

The study is one of several projects related to redevelopment in the larger Anacostia Waterfront Initiative Program.

For information or to follow the study, go to www.anacostiawaterfront.org/penn-potomac or e-mail pennpotomac@prrbiz.com. To join the project or Anacostia Waterfront community contact list, e-mail ddot.awi@dc.gov or call 202-741-8528.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle

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