Minority Business Classes

The D.C. Office of Human Rights and the Minority Business Opportunity Commission will sponsor Minority Enterprise Development Week from Tuesday through Oct. 2.

Strategies for winning government contracts will be taught Tuesday, and for finding private opportunities on Thursday. Both sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Howard Inn, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW.

On Wednesday, free instructions on starting small businesses and home businesses, and on the services offered by the commission, will be given in each of the city's eight wards. For times and places, call 939-8740.

A breakfast at 8 a.m. Friday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, will conclude the development week.

Costs are $10 for one workshop; $15 for two; $30 for the breakfast, or $45 for the entire week.

Voter Registration Pushed Oct. 5 is the deadline for voter registration for the Nov. 3 election, which will decide six of 11 Board of Education seats, an initiative on support of public schools, and another on requiring recycling for beverage containers.

Registration forms are available at public libraries and fire and police stations. An eligible voter must be a U.S. citizen and a District resident who will be at least 18 years old by Election Day and who is not imprisoned on a felony offense or judged mentally incompetent by a court.

For information, call 727-2525.

Scholarship Dinner Set

The D.C. Black Republican Council Scholarship Fund will hold its scholarship dinner at 8 p.m. Friday at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Since 1986, the fund has awarded more than $42,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors of D.C. public schools.

The program includes a salute to DuBois Gilliam, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and the music of the Dells. Tickets, at $100 per person, are available at the Shoreham's convention registration desk. Call 347-2527 for details.

Grants for Heart Programs

The American Heart Association will issue Community Service Grants to fund programs to educate and prevent cardiovascular diseases and strokes. The maximum award is $5,000, and the deadline for proposals is Oct. 16. For more information, call 337-6400.

Library Gets Videotapes

As part of the National Cable Television Library Program's goal to include video presentations in permanent library collections, District Cablevision has donated videotapes from the Arts and Entertainment Cable Network to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW.

The titles are "The Diary of Anne Frank," "Long Day's Journey Into Night," "Oliver Twist," "Jane Eyre," "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright."

District Cablevision, the city's cable television contractor, also donated video equipment to the library.

The library, which established a video division three years ago, now has more than 1,400 titles on tape, according to division chief Marcia Zalbowitz. Tapes can be charged out of the library for $2. To view them in the library, call 727-1271 for a reservation.