African-American Holiday Expo
The Fourth Annual African-American Holiday Expo will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church, 10th and G streets NW.
The expo will include 60 vendors and artists, food and fun. Khlif Abdullah Ali, Reggaemuffin' Rhymer Topaz, Abena Walker, Children's Choir of Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church and Hana Hassan will be among the entertainers.
The site is accessible by the Gallery Place Metro stop, on the Red Line. For more information, call 797-1388.
Salvation Army's Toyland
Last year, the Salvation Army placed 36,000 toys with families in need through its annual Toyland operation. Toyland will be open again this year, offering toys to families who could not otherwise afford them. To qualify, call 783-6000 today or tomorrow. The toy store operates at 421 Eighth St. NW, but customers must call for an appointment.
7-Week English Course
Casa Del Pueblo offers a seven-week English course from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays from Jan. 4 to Feb. 19. Cost is $28, and registration will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 29 and 30 at 1459 Columbia Rd. NW.
Youth Specialist Sought
The Latin American Youth Center hopes to hire a specialist dealing with youth, at a salary ranging from $18,000 to $22,500. Interested persons should send resumes to Lori Kaplan, Latin American Youth Center, 2045 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009.
In addition, the center is raising funds by making and selling Dona Betty's Famous Empanadas. Call Millie Perez, 483-1140.
Cleveland Park Grocery to Open
Ingredients for holiday feasts are again available in Cleveland Park. The grocery store at 3427 Connecticut Ave. NW, closed by Safeway on Nov. 28, reopens this week as the Brookville Market of Cleveland Park.
The store's new owners, the Shirazi family, also operate the Brookville Market at 7027 Brookville Rd. in Chevy Chase.
Aid in Applying for Immigration
The new immigration law allows undocumented immigrants who have lived continuously in the United States since Jan. 1, 1982, to apply for legitimate status. The deadline is May 4.
Agencies willing to help with the processing are AYUDA, 387-4848; Mission San Juan, 723-7555; Georgetown University, 687-7032; Spanish Catholic Center, 483-1520; Traveler's Aid, 347-0101; Casa San Miguel, 525-8286; Hogar Hispano of the Diocese of Arlington, 979-2640; Catholic Charities, 434-5980.
Zoo to Get Japanese Spider Crabs
All Nippon Airways is donating and delivering 10 giant spineless crabs, commonly called Japanese spider crabs, to the National Zoo.
Two of the crabs will be placed in a tank in the zoo's Invertebrate Exhibit on Saturday. By April, the zoo hopes to complete construction of a tank to hold several of the creatures.