Art Classes Bear Stamp of Nature

Demonstrations of nature printing, a technique of printing from the natural world, are being held from 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday through November in the Hall of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Visitors can also make a nature-printed T-shirt for $5 to $8 with materials provided, including a fresh fish to use as a printing tool.

The demonstrations are being held in conjunction with "The Art of the Nature Print," an exhibition of 45 paper prints and artifacts displayed at the museum. For information, call 357-2700.

Latino Health Fair The Office of Latino Affairs' annual health fair for children who need vaccinations or physicals to enter D.C. public schools or participate in athletic programs, will be held this weekend at the Marie Reed Learning Center in Adams-Morgan.

The program, sponsored with the public health commission, offers free vaccinations and examinations, including dental, eye and hearing exams, to children enrolling in city schools this fall. The fair is staffed by bilingual health professionals with the help of bilingual volunteers.

Parents of children who need these services can pre-register from 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. The fair will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

More bilingual volunteers are needed to help with registration and to work at information booths for the event, which in years past has served more than 600 school children. The Marie Reed Learning Center is at 2200 Champlain St. NW. For more information, 939-8765.

Candidates Talk Housing D.C. mayoral candidates will discuss their positions on housing issues at a forum from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at First Trinity Church at Fourth and E streets NW.

Candidates have been invited to discuss such issues as downtown development, city-owned vacant buildings and how to meet the housing needs of low-income residents.

The forum is sponsored by the Coalition for Non-Profit Housing Development, a group of city nonprofit housing developers.

Ward 6 Picnic Scheduled The 13th Annual Ward Six Family Day Reunion Picnic will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, 21st Street and Oklahoma Avenue NE.

The picnic is free and will feature games, pony rides, food and entertainment.

The event also will feature displays and informational booths from various social service and civic groups. The Reynolds Aluminum Co. will have its mobile recycling center on hand to buy clean aluminum cans.

For more information, call 724-8064.

D.C. Youth Concert Set The D.C. Youth Orchestra will present its final summer concert at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the auditorium of Coolidge High School, Fifth and Tuckerman streets NW.

The youth orchestra's beginner's orchestra will present its concert at Coolidge High School at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The concerts are free. For more information, call 723-1612.

CPR Classes in Spanish Cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes by a registered nurse will be offered in Spanish from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 11 and 18 at a private home in the area.

For location information, call 938-6771. The cost is $45 per person.