D.C news in brief

April 9
College and career expo for D.C. students is Saturday

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education is hosting the Smart Choice College and Career Expo, an annual event designed to help D.C. students in grades seven through 11 with college selection and career choices, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW.

Students and parents can meet with staff members from two- and four-year colleges and certificate programs. The expo will include information on college advising and scholarship opportunities and an online career navigator.

For information, e-mail mike.andrews@dc.gov or call 202-481-3485.

D.C. sustainability summit scheduled for April 18

The University of the District of Columbia is hosting the D.C. Sustainability and Social Enterprise Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 at the David E. Clarke School of Law, 4340 Connecticut Ave. NW.

The program brings together entrepreneurs, activists, educators and others working toward environmental change in the District and will include sessions on urban sustainability, innovation through social enterprise and building an ecosystem for change.

Speakers include Seth Goldman, president of Honest Tea, and Aaron Hurst, author of “The Purpose Economy.”

Admission is $20; students pay $10.

To register, go to www.dcsocent.org. For information, e-mail wayne.curtis@udc.edu.

DDOT workshop on SW transportation study is Friday

The D.C. Department of Transportation is presenting a drop-in workshop on the findings of the Maryland Avenue SW Transportation Study from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m Friday outside the L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, Seventh Street and Maryland Avenue SW. The rain location is the Marketing Center at L’Enfant Plaza.

The study analyzes effects of a proposed roadway above the railroad tracks between Seventh and 12th streets SW and its impact on drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, transit riders and rail users.

For information, call 202-671-1598 or e-mail shannon.hake@dc.gov.

Church will provide free screenings at health fair

First Baptist Church of Deanwood, 45th Street and Sheriff Road NE, is hosting a free health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, offering screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and HIV, and free dental exams, seated massages and door prizes.

For information, call Doris Foster-Thompson at 202-396-0534.

— Compiled by Terence McArdle

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