Sunday 'Fun Days' at Mall

The Boulevard at the Capital Center, the outdoor town center-style shopping mall on the site of the former USAirways Arena, is hosting "family fun days" from 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through June 27, in the food court.

"Family Fun Day is a great way to bring in shoppers and provide entertainment for families after church," said Scooter Monroe, property manager for the shopping mall.

The free events will include clowns, face painting, games and prize drawings.

Honor for Head of College

The Prince George's County Board of Trade will pay tribute to Ronald A. Williams, president of Prince George's Community College, by naming him its Citizen of the Year at a dinner Tuesday at Martin's Crosswinds in Greenbelt. Call 301-967-8800 for ticket information.

Acclaim in Lanham

Acclaim Systems Inc., a software company offering information technology services for custom application development and systems integration, has established an office in Lanham to serve the Washington area. The company, headquartered in Philadelphia, also has offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Harrisburg and Tallahassee. The office is headed by Norman Dowe, reachable by e-mail at normand@acclaimsystems.com and by phone at 301-306-5675.

Hospices Renamed

Hospice of Northern Virginia, Hospice of Prince George's County and Hospice Care of D.C., collectively known as the Hospices of the National Capital Region, have been renamed Capital Hospice. The organization, which has served more than 35,000 terminally ill people and their families since 1977, provides end-of-life care to all who seek it regardless of the nature of their illness, the availability of a caregiver or their ability to pay for hospice services.

Capital Hospice offers medical care focused on comfort rather than cure. Hospice care addresses pain and symptoms while supporting patients and their families emotionally and spiritually.

The organization provides grief support to family members, including counseling, support groups, workshops and weekend bereavement camps, as well as art and music therapy.

For more information about Capital Hospice, visit www.capitalhospice.org or call 800-869-2136.

Melwood Chief Lauded

Earl Copus, president and chief executive of Melwood, recently accepted a lifetime achievement award on behalf of his staff, consumers and supporters at the fifth national gathering of the Social Enterprise Alliance in San Francisco.

The alliance seeks to help nonprofits develop their own sources of income.

"What's being honored here as my lifetime achievement could only have happened as the result of the Melwood team effort," Copus said in a news release.

Melwood, headquartered in Upper Marlboro, provides job training, employment, housing and recreation for more than 2,500 people with disabilities in the Washington area. Its various enterprises earn about 84 percent of its $63 million budget. When Copus arrived at the organization in 1966, Melwood's budget was $18,000, all provided by the United Way.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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