Free Rabies Clinic Offered

The Washington Animal Rescue League is holding a free rabies clinic for pets of District residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at its offices, 71 Oglethorpe St. NW.

Animals brought to the rabies clinic must be at least four months old and in good health. Dogs must be on leashes, and cats must be in carriers. Owners must have proof of residency in the city.

Pets will receive a one-year vaccination, unless the animal's owner can show proof of a previous vaccination, in which case the pets may receive a three-year vaccination.

Energy-Efficient Schools

Patterson Elementary School in Southwest is the site this morning for the unveiling of an action plan intended to make schools across the country more energy efficient. Deputy Secretary of Energy T.J. Glauthier and Glen Hiner, the CEO of Owens Corning, will honor 12 EnergySmart Schools ambassadors from around the nation, including Patterson sixth-grader Jia Harden, who won $250 savings bonds in a national contest.

Jia, along with 11 other fourth- through sixth-graders, will tour the U.S. Capitol and meet with officials to talk about ways of conserving energy. In her essay, she wrote: "I want to start an 'Energy Watch' in my community. We can go door-to-door twice a week looking for wasted energy. . . . Neighbors could become 'Energy Buddies,' and check on each other by calling and remind them to conserve energy."

Wilson High Open House Set

Woodrow Wilson Senior High School will hold an open house for prospective parents and students from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and tomorrow. Principal Stephen Tarason will speak from 9 to 9:30 a.m., followed by refreshments and an informal discussion with Wilson parents and students. The remainder of the day will be open for classroom visits.

The school is at Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street NW. For more information, call the school at 202-282-0120.

Meeting on Criminal Justice

The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for the District of Columbia will hold a town meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Israel Baptist Church, 1251 Saratoga Ave. NE.

Directors and chiefs of the District's criminal justice agencies, other government officials and community representatives will discuss issues such as halfway houses, probation and parole, and drug treatment. The meeting will be moderated by Harold Brazil (D-At Large), chair of the D.C. Council's Judiciary Committee.

Operation Smile Screenings

This weekend, Operation Smile will host a citywide screening for children and young adults from birth to 25 years old with facial and other deformities who are underinsured or uninsured and who have difficulty receiving care.

The free screenings, to determine eligibility for free treatment, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gowen Hall at Catholic University's School of Nursing, 620 Michigan Ave. NW, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ross Hall at George Washington University's School of Medicine, 2300 Eye St. NW.

A medical team will screen children and young adults for the following conditions: cleft lip and palate, port wine stains, moles, congenital hand defects, birthmarks, scars and scar tissue, keloids, tumors, and burns and burn contractures.

For more information call the Greater Washington D.C. Chapter of Operation Smile at 202-364-8000.

Conference on HIV/AIDS

The Whitman-Walker Clinic and the Shiloh Baptist Church Family Life Center Foundation will sponsor a three-day conference on HIV/AIDS and the African American community. It begins today at 12:30 p.m. with a satellite broadcast of "HIV Prevention and Faith Community and Communities of Color," presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at 12:30 p.m. at the Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW.

Tomorrow evening, a candlelight vigil and memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church's sanctuary, Ninth and P streets NW.

The conference will continue Saturday with workshops and panels from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. These sessions, which cost $15, will be at the Family Life Center, at the church. For more information, call 202-232-4200, Ext. 21.

Food Drive Is Tuesday

Project Harvest, which has been collecting donations since 1966, will accept nonperishable food items during its annual food drive, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Post Office Pavilion, 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

Donations also will be accepted during those hours at any District police or fire station, or at the Metropolitan Police Boys and Girls Club, 4103 Benning Rd. NE.