Storytelling at the Library

"The Family Listens Together," a storytelling series for elementary school children and their parents, premieres tonight at the Cleveland Park Branch Library with "Spooks in the Pumpkin Light." On Nov. 19, folk stories about Brer Rabbit and Davy Crockett will be part of "American Heroes, All." "The Holly and the Candles" will be presented Dec. 10, with tales of Bethlehem, Santa Claus and Hanukah.

The free programs begin at 7:30 p.m. at the library, Connecticut Avenue at Macomb Street NW. For information, call 727-1345.

Walkers and Runners Wanted

Friends of Woodrow Wilson Senior High school are sponsoring a benefit 10-kilometer run and a one-mile walk at 9 a.m. on Sunday through Fort Reno and Rock Creek Park.

The entrance fee is $12. For more information, call 363-0396.

Educational Conference Opens Tomorrow

The Mid-Atlantic States Regional Conference on Educating Black Children will sponsor "A Blueprint for Action," tomorrow through Sunday at the Howard Inn, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW.

Rep. Augustus Hawkins (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Committee on Labor and Education, will open the conference at 7 p.m. Friday. Among the topics presented Saturday and Sunday will be education reform, technology in the school and test-taking skills. The $25 registration includes three meals. For information, call 879-4494.

Keeping Up With the Marriage Bureau

To be sure that wedding bells ring as scheduled, please note: The Marriage Bureau is moving.

As of Monday, the headquarters, now in Building A of the Superior Court complex, will move to Room 4485 in the Main Courthouse, 500 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. The telephone number will be 879-4840.

Down's Syndrome Counseling Available

The Handicapped Infant Intervention Project and the Family Place are sponsoring a therapy group for Hispanic infants with Down's Syndrome, and their families.

A speech pathologist, an occupational therapist and a special educator for infants will participate in the counseling. For information, call Jill Harris, 727-3866, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to Write a Grant Proposal

The Washington Area Training Center will hold a seminar on Proposal Writing to Foundations and Corporations on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 15th Street Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St. NW.

Representatives from corporations and secular and religious organizations will discuss successful means of winning grants and polishing proposals. Participants must bring actual information about their organizations to write test proposals during the seminar. Cost is $5, or $8 including lunch. For information, call 277-2085.

Church Plans Ground-Breaking

The Allen-Garfield African Methodist Episcopal Church, 2498 Alabama Ave. SE, will hold a public ground-breaking for its expansion on Saturday. A parade will begin the festivities at 10 a.m., followed at 11 a.m. by a carnival, games and refreshments. At 3 p.m., Bishop John Hurst Adams will dedicate the $1.9 million project for the church, which was founded on this site in 1850. For more information, call 889-7296.

Young Artists Concert Scheduled

The Music Aid Circle of the Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, 4704 13th St. NW, is sponsoring a "Young Artists Concert" Nov. 8, at 5 p.m. Admission is free. For information, call 291-0255.