Visiting Nurses Seek Volunteers

The Visiting Nurses Association needs men and women to volunteer a few hours weekly to visit patients in their homes or to help in the association's offices.

Clients of visiting nurses are homebound, often elderly and sometimes have terminal illnesses, including AIDS. Volunteers help by shopping, running errands and providing company.

To volunteer, call 686-8773 or 686-2862 and leave a message.

Grants Offered by Arts Commission

Grants of up to $40,000 are available from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities for local artists and community groups planning arts activities during the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

Applications are available at the commission's office on the fifth floor at 410 Eighth St. NW., and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Oct. 5.

Several new program categories, including certain education projects, qualify for grants this year, and applications have changed significantly. The commission is hosting a free application workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the its office. Registration is required. For more information, call 724-5613; TDD 727-3148.

Event to Highlight Cancer Awareness

The local chapter of the American Cancer Society, the Columbia Hospital for Women and the National Women's Health Resource Center are planning a benefit luncheon Oct. 3 to honor recipients of their Second Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Awards.

The luncheon, at the Westin Hotel in Foggy Bottom, will honor four local women for their efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer and the need for early detection.

The award winners are Marilyn Quayle; Washington Post staff writer Sandy Rovner; Rep. Barbara R. Vucanovich (R-Nev.) and Reach-to-Recovery volunteer Catherine Weller.

The luncheon will benefit the Rose Kushner Memorial Mammography Fund for low-income women. Tickets are $50 and available by calling 293-2048.

Police Named Among Best-Dressed

The D.C. Police Department has been named among the best-dressed police departments in the nation in a competition sponsored annually by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors. The department is one of 13 police units to receive the honor.

The competition, in its 13th year, is judged by an independent panel of law enforcement and garment experts, which evaluates entries for image projection, immediate recognition, reflection of authority, practicality and uniform standards.

The city's police department issues seven types of uniforms to its nearly 4,000 members, all of them manufactured by a firm on G Street NW.