Leaf Collection Begins

Leaf collection begins in Prince George's County next Monday and will continue through mid-January. The county's Department of Public Works and Transportation is planning to remove leaves from more than 130 subdivisions with leaf vacuum machines.

In communities where the county oversees trash collection, residents should put bagged leaves with regular household trash for pickup.

In other areas, residents should pile leaves next to the curb or street just before the scheduled week of collection. For safety seasons, leaves should not be placed in the street and should be covered to prevent scattering.

Heavily wooded areas are scheduled for leaf vacuum service several times during the season.

For more information call: 390-6710 (northern area), 350-3000 (central area) and 372-8446 (southern area). Internships Available

The Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Bowie, is accepting applications for paid and nonpaid student internships.

The sanctuary treats a variety of wildlife patients, from hummingbirds to deer. The animals are cared for until they are ready to be returned to the wild.

Interns must be college students or recent graduates studying wildlife habits, veterinary medicine or a related field, and must have some experience with animals.

To apply, submit a resume, statement of goals and three references to Dianne Pearce, Executive Director, Chesapeake Wildlife Sanctuary, 17308 Queen Anne Bridge Rd., Bowie, Md., 20716 or phone 249-1640 for more information. Group for Stepchildren

The Bowie Youth Services Bureau is forming a group for children with stepparents.

Children between the ages of 11 and 14 who are having family transition problems or difficulties with a stepparent may participate in the group. The sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks beginning Nov. 7 at Bowie City Hall, 2614 Kenhill Dr.

To register for the group, call Marlene Nelson at 262-7666 on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday evenings.

The Bowie Youth Services Bureau also offers a range of services to help children and families, such as crisis intervention, information and referral, leisure activities and community education. For more information call 262-7666.