Child Health Fair Is Planned At Fletcher-Johnson Center
D.C. schools will sponsor a free health fair Saturday for children ages 3 to 5 at Fletcher-Johnson Educational Center, Benning Road and C Street SE.
Parents and guardians can bring their children from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to have their children's hearing, vision, teeth and development checked. For more information, call 724-4528 or 724-4941. Self-Help at D.C. Family Fair
City residents will be able to attend a variety of self-help workshops Saturday at the D.C. Family Fair, a first celebration of its kind to be held at the University of District of Columbia, Van Ness campus.
Workshop titles include: "Strategies That Promote Self-Esteem," "The Black Male in Crisis," "Aging With Grace and Vitality," "Devastation of Families by Substance Abuse," "Making Your Money Work for You" and "How to Get More Out of Your Public Education."
The daylong fair is sponsored by the D.C. Commission for Women and several other District agencies, churches and businesses. It will include prizes, music and activities for children.
The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The on-site registration fee is $7. For information, call 939-8083. Mayoral Candidates' Forum
Candidates for mayor and D.C. delegate will discuss issues concerning the Hispanic community at 6:30 p.m. today at a political forum at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1311 New York Ave. NW.
Washington Post staff writer Carlos Sanchez will moderate the forum co-sponsored by the D.C. Hispanic Employees Association and several community groups. For more information, call Steve Ramirez at 673-6634. Farecard Contract Awarded
Metro has awarded a $6.3 million contract to Cubic Western Data of California to upgrade 275 Farecard machines and add 100 Addfare machines along the Metrorail system.
Work on the machines, considered by many riders to be the most frustrating part of riding Metrorail, is expected to begin within a year.
The equipment improvements will, among other things, allow the machines to accept $10 and $20 bills in addition to $1 and $5 bills.
Metrorail currently has 407 Farecard and 164 Addfare machines. Intern Housing Needed
Ayuda Inc., a nonprofit legal aid agency serving low-income Hispanic families, needs free housing for its summer interns.
The interns are Hispanic and other minority law students from different areas of the country who come here during the summer to serve Ayuda's Spanish-speaking clients.
Anyone who has housing to offer should call Michael Coughlin or Leslye Orloff at 387-4848.