Dispute Mediators Sought

The D.C. Superior Court needs volunteer mediators for its Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program.

A mediator acts as a neutral third party who listens to each side of an argument and helps the parties come to an agreement.

Mediators handle monetary claims of less than $2,000 and work with couples involved in child support, custody, visitation, spousal support and property division disputes. No legal training is needed. For information, call 879-2892.

Langston Terrace Honored

Langston Terrace Dwellings, a pioneering public housing project designed during the Depression for black residents, was named to the National Register of Historic Places Nov. 12. The project was named a D.C. historic site during the summer.

The announcement of the national distinction was made Saturday at the Historic Langston Terrace Community Day, according to Lucy Franklin of the city's Department of Housing and Community Development. The Langston Residents Council, which had lobbied for historic designation, received a plaque noting the national and local honors.

Night of Gospel Music

A night of gospel music will be offered Nov. 27 at Israel Baptist Church, 12th Street and Saratoga Avenue NE. Scheduled performers are Prophecy, Mattie Johnson and the Stars of Faith, the Kingsmen, the Teagle Family and Alvin Johnson. Donation is $8 per person, and proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Foundation and D.C. police Officer James Bell, who was injured in a car accident. For information, call 842-3455.

SAT Workshop Slated

Students facing the Scholastic Aptitude Test are invited to a workshop at the Capitol View Branch Library, Central Avenue and 50th Street SE, Dec. 2 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2. The course is free, but students must register in advance. Call 727-1337 for information.

Police Dogs Needed

The Metropolitan Police Department needs recruits of a special breed. Actually, two breeds will do -- German shepherd and Rottweiler. The dogs will be trained for police work by the department's K-9 division.

Dogs should be between 1 and 3 years old and weigh at least 70 pounds. If you have such a dog to donate, call 767-7980 weekdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Awards for Youths

Save Our Youth America will sponsor its 14th Annual Achievement Awards at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Washington Ethical Society, 7750 16th St. NW.

The organization will honor students and educators for outstanding achievements. Nominations will be accepted through Dec. 1.

In addition, the organization will hold a Rising Star Premier, featuring students talented in singing, public speaking, modeling, acting and musical performances. Auditions will be held at 7 tonight at the Banneker Recreation Center, Georgia Avenue and Euclid Street NW.

For more information, call 882-6467 between 1 and 7 p.m.

Telescope Help

Choosing the wrong telescope can result in having an expensive coat rack. So the National Capital Astronomers will host a free seminar on choosing and caring for telescopes.

The seminar will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the University of the District of Columbia's Van Ness campus, Room A-06 of Building 42. Parking is available under Building 44. For information, call 320-3621.