Shutterbugs Sought For Photo Contest

Amateur and professional photographers have until Saturday to enter the fourth annual contest sponsored by the Washington Center for Photography.

Anyone interested should submit three framed photographs or works incorporating photography to the center by 7 p.m. Saturday. Eligible works include mixed media, digital imaging, black-and-white and color photography, and work developed by alternative processes.

Only center members can compete, but nonmembers may join for $30 when they enter. There is no entry fee, but modest hanging and gallery fees will be charged for winning works accepted for exhibit.

The contest judge will be Jan Howard, curator of photography at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Selected works will be displayed at the center at 9 Hillyer Ct. NW.

For information, call 396-7699.

Park History Exhibit "In and around Rock Creek Park in its 100th anniversary year" is the theme of a show opening today for a two-month run at the Art Barn to celebrate one of the largest city parks in America, established Sept. 27, 1890.

More than 60 works by 40 artists, including water colors, photographs, oil paintings and sculpture relating to the park, are featured in the exhibit. The Art Barn is at Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW.

In the gallery's front vestibule is a related exhibit of old photographs of such scenes as visitors fording the creek at the turn of the century and the construction of the zoo tunnel in 1960.

For information, call 426-6829.

Club Helps Needy Family More than 2,500 high school Key Club International members from around the nation and the world met in Washington last weekend and raised $24,135 to help build a home for a District woman and her three children.

The meeting included more than 300 Washington area students. The fund-raiser was an evening of entertainment at the Sheraton Washington Hotel. Each year, the organization meets in a different city and sponsors a fund-raiser for a local project.

This year, the group helped the DC Habitat for Humanity, a housing ministry that uses donated money, labor and materials to build affordable housing for needy families.

The money raised by the Key Club will help pay for a three-bedroom row house on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE for Theresa Barnes, a single mother on welfare who is working on her teacher's certificate at the University of the District of Columbia. The house is expected to be completed by the end of the year with the help of local church groups and Barnes.

Barnes will be expected to contribute a small down payment and 500 hours of work toward construction. Her three children are ages 18, 12 and 11.