The D.C. Private Industry Council is offering a free six-week bricklaying training course for D.C. residents. Participants receive free day care for their children, hot lunches and a $35 weekly allowance. In addition, all graduates are guaranteed jobs with local construction or masonry firms.
The course will be held at the Arch Training Center on 2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, beginning Feb. 16. For information, call 889-6344.
Library Program on King
The Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW, will hold a program at noon today on "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and the 14th Amendment: Reinterpreting the U.S. Constitution."
Pulitzer Prize winner and former assistant U.S. attorney general Roger Wilkins will speak, along with Clarence J. Robinson, professor of history at George Mason University. The program is the first in a series of discussions of the Constitution sponsored by the D.C. Community Humanities Council. For more information on the series, called "Blessings of Liberty," call 347-1732.
India Celebration Scheduled
The Council of Asian Indian Associations of Greater Washington will hold a Republic Day of India Celebration at 3 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Takoma Academy Auditorium, 8300 Carroll Ave. in Takoma Park.
Among the attractions will be a fashion show, exhibitions of Indian arts and crafts and a food bazaar. Also featured will be Pratap K. Kaul, the Indian ambassador to the United States, and Shakuntala Devi, known as "the Human Calculator."
Admission is free. For more information, call 422-4669.
Concert to Honor King
The D.C. Youth Orchestra will perform in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth St. NW.
Selections planned include "Gymnopedies" I and II by Erik Satie, and "Peasant Suite" by Bela Bartok, performed by the Preparatory Orchestra; the Didon Overture by Nicola Piccini, performed by the Elementary Orchestra; the Creole Overture by Jean Verger and Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C major, performed by the Junior Orchestra; and "Bir-ming-ham Reflections" by Talib-Rasul Hakim, with TV personality Paul Berry reading King's Letter from a Birmingham Jail, performed by the Youth Orchestra.
Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and students. For information, call 723-1612.
Spanish Program Planned
The Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History invitessecond through sixth graders to a Spanish/English presentation of Spanish songs and folk tales by Feliz Pitre, at the Baird Auditorium, 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Performances are held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Jan. 28. Other performances are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and 1 p.m. Jan. 23. The cost is $3 for adults and $2.50 for children. Call 357-1500.