'Readers on Move' At King Library
Metro's McGruff, the safety hound, will appear at the city's Fifth Annual Summer Quest Reading Program kickoff at 10:30 this morning in the Martin Luther King Memorial Library, 901 G. St. NW.
This summer's theme is "Readers on the Move." McGruff will explain how to travel safely on public transportion to children who may want to use Metrobus and Metrorail to visit libraries, parks and recreation centers during the summer. He will also distribute "passports" to encourage journeys through books and through the libraries' special summer programs.
For more information, call 727-1151.
Also, on exhibit at the King Library is a picture display by nine D.C. children who participate in the photography workshop of the Capital Children's Museum's MET-Kids program.
The artists, ages 9 to 13, are Kenan Braxton, Leland Calloway, Ebony Flythe, Elbert Fortson, Wendell Keeton, Lawrence Kitching, Sean McCrea, Ebony Pinkett and Thaddeus Singletary. Their works will be shown until June 23.
Teen-Age Pregnancy Forum
A symposium on teen-age pregnancy, substance abuse and teen-age suicide beginsat 7 tonight at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE.
The forum is sponsored by the D.C. Federation of Civic Associations, Providence Hospital, the D.C. Congress of Parent-Teacher Associations and Israel Baptist Church.
Among the panelists are Dr. Reed V. Tuckson, city commissioner on public health; Dr. Johnnie Fairfax, special assistant to the mayor on teen-age pregnancy and infant mortality; Phyllis Etheridge Young and Eugene Kinlow of the D.C. Board of Education, and Jerry Phillips of radio station DJ-100 FM.
A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and all are welcome.
Help For Disabled Children
Children with hearing and seeing handicaps that cause communication, development and education problems may be helped through the office of special education for the District. For assistance, call Child Find, 724-2141.
Senior Citizen Housing
Iona House Senior Services will sponsor a forum on housing options for older persons from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 13 in the auditorium of the Church of the Annunciation, 3810 Massachusetts Ave. NW.
Several experts in the field of housing will address new home financing methods, retirement communities, housing costs and technologies that allow improved independence and safety in the home.
The forum is free. For more information, call 966-1055.
Voter Registration Notices
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics has mailed 20,236 notices of pending cancellation to residents who no longer live where they are registered to vote.
These registrations will be canceled June 15 unless voters provide current addresses in writing to the board. Listings of all the voters scheduled to be canceled are available at all D.C. public libraries and all advisory neighborhood commission offices.
For more information, call 727-2525.