German-American Festival Scheduled

The Third Annual German-American Day Festival will be held Saturday on the Mall.

Festivities will begin at the Sylvan Theater on the Independence Avenue side of the Washington Monument with traditional Octoberfest foods and drinks. At 2 p.m. an official opening ceremony will be held at the German-American Friendship Garden along Constitition Avenue north of the monument.

Afternoon events will feature performances by various Alpine and schuhplattler dance groups and German brass bands.

Call 554-2664 for more information.

AIDS Service Planned

The AIDS Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and the Episcopal Caring Response to AIDS will sponsor an interfaith service titled "Setting Us Free: A Time for Healing" at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Washington Cathedral at Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW.

The service will be led by Verna Dozier and will feature the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington and a work choreographed by Walter Raines of the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Food will be collected for the Whitman-Walker Food Bank. Sign language interpretation will be available.

Call 347-8077 for more information.

Jail Visiting Hours Cut

Visiting hours at the D.C. jail have been cut back by four hours a day to reduce staff costs.

The new hours at the facility at 19th and D streets SE are from noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday instead of the previous 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Corrections officials said the change followed the transfer of several hundred prisoners to Lorton several months ago and a study that showed that only 13 inmates a week asked to see visitors during the morning hours.

Inmates are still entitled to two hours of visiting time a week, and to visit with their attorneys at any hour of the day.

Job Training Offered

Goodwill Industries at 2200 South Dakota Ave. NE is offering free training and placement for people interested in jobs as clerks, typists, receptionists, data entry workers and secretaries.

The 26-week program, open to people from around the region, includes classes in basic math, English and office procurement from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Call 636-4225 for more information.

School Seeks Volunteers

The Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts is looking for volunteers to help unpack and reshelve books in its newly enlarged library.

The library is open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., but volunteers are also needed after hours at the school at 35th and R streets NW. Anyone interested should call Lucille Foster at 282-0123.

Tutors Are Needed

Volunteer tutors and staff are needed at the Saturday Learning Extension Program to help D.C. elementary school students with reading and math from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday.

Training is available.

Call 727-4400 for more information, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

School Marks 100th Year

Western High School and its successor, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, will join forces to celebrate the school's 100-year anniversary this weekend.

The school will commemorate the event with tours of the school and performances by the students. The celebration will open with a public ceremony Saturday morning and include a Saturday evening reception and banquet and Sunday brunches for alumni. For information, call the Alumni Association at 232-4692.