New Darrell Green Centers

Darrell Green, founder of the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation and a former Washington Redskins player, joined Southern Management Corp., the residents of Kent Village in Landover and the Woods at Addison in Capitol Heights to celebrate the opening of two new Youth Life Learning Centers on Saturday.

Among its other efforts, the foundation, established in 1988, sponsors these faith-based after-school learning centers and summer programs for children ages 5 to 11. There is no fee for the programs, which are for residents of the apartment complexes only.

There are now three centers in the Washington area: Franklin Commons Learning Center, 119 Franklin St. NE in the District; Kent Village Learning Center, 2342 Vermont Ave., Suite 3, Landover; and the Woods at Addison Learning Center, 6500 Ronald Rd., Suite T-1, Capitol Heights.

Minority Status Certified

The Maryland Department of Transportation recently certified Lanham-based Art & Negative Graphics Inc. as a minority business enterprise. Art & Negative is a woman-owned, six-color printing company that offers scanning, image retouching, sheet-fed offset printing, binding, mailing and fulfillment.

To be considered a minority business enterprise, a business must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by one or more minority persons. A minority is generally defined as an individual who is African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, Native American, female or disabled.

Baysox Official Appointed

The Bowie Baysox, the Class AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles and a subsidiary of Philadelphia-based Comcast-Spectacor, have named Lars Thorn as director of public relations.

Thorn joins the Baysox after two seasons as the sports information director for George Washington University's baseball team. Before that, Thorn was a volunteer for a group working to bring the Olympics to the District.

Thorn received a bachelor's degree in German from the College of William and Mary in 1999 and a master's of tourism administration in sports management from George Washington in 2004. He is originally from the District and recently relocated to Bowie.

Boswell to Speak at Forum

The Woman's Action Coalition of Prince George's County will hold a forum tomorrow to discuss redevelopment issues within the county. The event will be held from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Marlborough Golf Club, 4750 John Rogers Blvd., Upper Marlboro.

The guest speaker will be Iris Boswell, special assistant to County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D). She will focus on the roles women can play in the redevelopment process and how women can have an impact on public planning.

The cost is $15. Call Edna Jones at 202-663-4455 for more information.

Seminar on Electric Costs

The Baltimore/Washington Corridor Chamber of Commerce will hold an informational session on purchasing electricity from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the chamber's office, 312 Marshall Ave., Suite 104, Laurel.

The session will help businesses learn what to expect after July 1, when a cap on electric rates expires. The seminar is free to members and nonmembers.

-- Compiled by WILLIE PUGH

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