'Night Owl' Basketball League Scheduled

The D.C. Department of Recreation and Parks is sponsoring "Night Owl" basketball leagues for men 18 and older from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesdays at five community center gymnasiums. Registration is open through November for a season to run through mid-February, with playoffs to follow.

The program offers sanctioned leagues with professional referees. The program is sponsored in conjunction with Coca-Cola, the D.C. police department, the YMCA and the D.C. Department of Human Services. The fee is at $100 a team.

Participating recreation centers: Benning-Stoddert, East Capitol Street and Stoddert Place SE; Friendship, 4600 Livingston Rd. SE; Kenilworth-Parkside, 4300 Anacostia Ave. NE; Langdon Park, 2901 20th St. NE; and Wheatley, 1200 Morse St. NE.

Call 576-6361.

Church Offers Free Tutoring Sessions

Youths and adults can receive free one-on-one tutoring, six days a week, at Israel Metropolitan Church, 557 Randolph St. NW. Tutoring is provided in various subjects, including math, English, language arts and reading. Also, special test-preparation and computer training sessions are offered.

The tutoring is available from 4 to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays throughout the school year. Call the church office, 723-5795.

Reading, Music Classes Available

District adults can take free courses in reading, ceramics, singing, piano, civil service preparation, computer literacy, clothing construction, fashion design and GED preparation at Ferebee-Hope Community School, formerly Washington Highlands School, Eighth and Yuma streets SE. Registration is open all year.

Courses run from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 767-7262 or 767-7263.

New NE Community Center to Open

The Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Clubs next month will unveil their newest clubhouse, the Richard England Clubhouse and Community Center, at 4103 Benning Rd. NE. The facility is designed to provide after-school activities for more than 1,200 youths ages 6 to 18 and to hold daytime programs for senior citizens.

The Ward 7 center will consist of a gymnasium, locker room with showers, activity rooms, study rooms and administrative offices. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, followed by guided tours of the facility and free refreshments, starts at 10 a.m. Dec. 15.

The next day, Washington Redskins' defensive end Charles Mann and his wife will host another open house from 2 to 5 p.m.

MDA Offers Free Flu Shots

The Greater Washington Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering free flu shots to people with neuromuscular diseases. Children and adults with neuromuscular disorders are considered at high risk of serious illness if infected with influenza viruses and should receive flu shots annually.

The association will pay for the flu shots, whether administered by patients' personal physicians or by doctors at association clinics. Locally, association clinics are at Georgetown University Hospital and Children's Hospital.