Autumnfest River Program Is Saturday in Anacostia Park

The D.C. Department of Recreation will hold Autumnfest, Salute to Age-Old River Crafts, on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Anacostia Park between the 11th Street and Sousa bridges.

The entertainment will include local gospel groups, ethnic foods, amusement rides and a farmers' market.

Demonstrations will include sailmaking, decoy and model boat carving, weaving, quiltmaking and pottery.

Children can carve pumpkins, make masks and scarecrows, and enjoy a ball crawl and a moon bounce.

For information, call 673-7660.

Rabies Vaccinations Offered

The D.C. Animal Disease Control office is offering free rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats. All pets must belong to D.C. residents and be more than four months old. All dogs must be on a lease and cats in a carrier or a harness.

The vaccinations will be given on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Noyes Elementary School, 10th and Franklin streets NE, and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Tubman Elementary School, 13th and Kenyon streets NW.

Vaccinations will be given on Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Coolidge Senior High, Fifth and Tuckerman streets NW, and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at Wilson Senior High, Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. For information call 673-6700.

Vaccinations are required in the District to guard against rabies.

Park Police Applicants Wanted

The Department of the Interior is seeking applicants between 21 and 31 years of age who can pass its physical examination to serve on the United States Park Police. The force has law enforcement authority over federal park lands in the Washington area, and territory including Gateway National Recreation Area in New York and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. The application deadline is tomorrow.

Call 426-6656 or 485-9748.

Ukrainian Food Drive Planned

The Ukrainian American Community of Greater Washington is holding a food drive throughout October, in memory of Ukrainians who suffered during the Great Famine of 1932-33, and the Chernobyl nuclear accident. Because the local group is unable to send aid to the Ukraine, it hopes to help the needy in this area.

Canned and dried food can be dropped off at Holy Family Church, 4250 Harewood Rd. NE, and Holy Trinity Church, 2615 30th St. NW. For donation times, call 365-2490 or 622-4488.

Hispanic History Program Set

The National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, will hold a forum on the history of Washington's Latino Community tomorrow.

Programs include discussions of the history of Hispanics in America and in Washington, problems of acculturation and perspectives on youth, women and the future.

The program is free.

To register, call 357-4185. Call 357-1696 (TDD) to arrange for sign language at the museum, or 357-1697 for an interpreter.

Employe Volunteer Seminar Set

The Volunteer Clearinghouse of the District of Columbia and the Corporate Volunteer Council of Washington will hold a seminar on "Corporate Community Involvement" Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Representatives from corporations and nonprofit agencies will discuss employe volunteer programs. Cost is $50, and includes lunch.

For information on the seminar, or on other programs sponsored by the Volunteer Clearinghouse, call 638-2664.

Board of Education Forum Scheduled

The Parents' Consortium for Alternative Schools will hold a forum for candidates for this year's Board of Education elections, which will decide one at-large and five ward seats. The forum will be held Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Benjamin Banneker High School auditorium, 800 Euclid St. NW. For information, call 529-6525.

Rape Crisis Event Begins Tomorrow

The D.C. Rape Crisis Center will mark the Ninth Annual Anti-Rape Week tomorrow through Oct. 24 at various sites in the District and at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Topics include street confrontation, self-defense, date rape, campus harassment, male responsibility, abortion, AIDS, prostitution, mental health issues, job harassment and child sexual abuse. Seminars designed for Latino, black, Asian, teen-age and refugee women are also featured. The Take Back the Night rally will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Washington Circle, and continue with a march beginning at 8 p.m. To arrange for wheelchair accessibility, or to get a complete schedule of the week's events, call 232-0789 or 232-0202.