Dine in Adams-Morgan and Help AIDS Housing Project

On Tuesday 16 restaurants in Adams-Morgan will donate 10 percent of their earnings for the day to the Whitman-Walker AIDS housing project. Proceeds will help the Whitman-Walker health clinic to develop community homes for people who have acquired immune deficiency syndrome.

The following restaurants will participate in the fund-raising effort: La Fourchette, La Plaza, Belmont Kitchen, Cities, Dakota, Perry's, Fish Wing 'n' Tings, Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant, Fasika's, New Orleans Emporium, New Orleans Cafe, Mr. Henry's Adams-Morgan, The Collector, So's Your Mom, Patrick's Good Food and Cafe Lautrec.

City Makes Available 19 Homes to Qualified Residents

The District of Columbia Department of Housing and Community Development has begun the Homestead Housing Preservation Program.

The program will help residents who could not otherwise afford to buy a home in the city. Sixteen properties will be sold for $250, and three others will be sold for less than $50,000 each. Purchasers will be required to restore the properties in compliance with building codes, to complete a training program, to pay all taxes, and to live in the property for at least five years.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have lived in the District for at least one year, be first-time homebuyers with acceptable credit records and be able to afford to maintain a home.

Descriptions of the properties and program applications are available at the Center City Community Corp., 1126 First St. NE; Far Southeast Community Corp., 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE; University Legal Services, 324 H St. NE; Housing Counseling Services, 5311 14th St. NW; Marshall Heights Community Development Organization, 4800 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave. NE; Far East Community Services Inc., 5929 E. Capitol St.; Shaw Project Area Committee, 1726 Seventh St. NW; Adelante Inc., 2713 Ontario Rd. NW, and Housing Counseling Services, 2436 18th St. NW.

Application deadline is Feb. 10. For information, call 535-1668.

Support Group Forms for Families of Children With AIDS

The Episcopal Caring Response to AIDS has begun a community support program for families of children afflicted with AIDS or carrying the virus that causes it.

The program will provide baby-sitting, education and counseling. It will also offer training in the handling of AIDS-infected children, including infection control and working with distressed families.

A training program will be held in early March. For further information, call 548-1733 or 387-0098.

Tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Set Tonight

The Civil Liberties League #134 will hold its annual tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at 8 tonight at the Elks Home, 1844 Third St. NW. The Rev. George A. Stallings Jr. of St. Teresa of Avila parish will preach. For more information, call 483-4182.

Contestants Sought for Ms. Senior D.C. Pageant

Far East Community Services Inc. is seeking women 60 years old and older to participate in next month's Ms. Senior D.C. Pageant.

The winner of the pageant, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Shiloh Baptist Church, 1500 Ninth St. NW, will represent the city in the Ms. Senior America Pageant in Atlantic City. For information, call Shirley Thorne at 397-8049; Mernell Burkett, 396-8989; or Phyllis Winston, 583-6000.

High School Students Eligible to Enter Essay Contest

An essay contest on the theme "What is Apprenticeship?" is open to District students in grades nine through 12. The contest, sponsored by the Washington Apprenticeship Training Directors Association in conjunction with the Department of Employment Services and the D.C. Public Schools, carries a top prize of a $200 U.S. savings bond. Essays should be addressed to Bernard Thornberg, Washington Apprenticeship Training Directors, 8509 Ardwick-Ardmore Rd., Landover, Md., 20785.

The D.C. Apprenticeship Program offers training in a wide range of trades to District residents 17 and older. For information, call 639-1415.