Holiday Meal Needs Servers

Volunteers are needed to help serve a Thanksgiving dinner to needy families at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 1459 Columbia Rd. NW.

The holiday meal will be offered to local Central American families who are in need by the Salvadoran Refugee Committee, providers of social services, including a food distribution program for people with low incomes, and Casa del Pueblo, an agency that helps immigrants.

To help, call 265-6345.

Reading, Math Tutors Sought

Volunteers are needed to tutor first- and second-graders in reading and math. Volunteers work with one to three students twice a week at their school. Resource materials are available. Call Operation Rescue of the Washington Urban League at 724-4482.

Funds Approved for Old CSX Land

The House and Senate have approved $7 million in the 1991 Interior Department appropriations bill to secure National Park Service ownership of the Capital Crescent Trail along the abandoned CSX railroad tracks between Georgetown and the Maryland line.

The National Park Service has been leasing the tract from Kingdon Gould, who purchased it from CSX Corp. in 1988 and placed it in a trust fund until the Park Service could purchase it.

Also approved was $675,000 in improvements for area trails, including restablizing the bridge at Arizona Avenue NW and building a connector between Crystal City and the Mount Vernon Trail.

Journalism Conference for Teenagers

Children's Hospital officials will offer a conference Nov. 17 for junior and senior high school journalism students on writing about teenage health issues.

The conference, open to students and their advisers, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the hospital, on Michigan Avenue NW. Registration is $5.

The conference is designed to introduce student journalists to health issues important to teenagers and help them develop writing and reporting skills. Call 745-2178.