Nursing Renewals Due

The D.C. Department of Health is accepting late license renewal applications from registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses in the District. A $65 late fee will be charged. The deadline was June 30.

Renewal applications can be filed online, via mail and in person. Those who submitted their applications by the deadline can view their license's status online at hpla.doh.dc.gov/weblookup.

More information is available on DOH's Web site, www.dchealth.dc.gov, or by calling 202-442-9200.

Youth Council Openings

Young District residents are being recruited for the D.C. Youth Advisory Council, a group that advises the city on issues, legislation and policies that affect them. Successful applicants would be a part of the 2004-05 youth council.

The council has 32 members: three people from each ward and eight additional at-large members who deal strictly with the District's juvenile justice and foster care systems.

Potential council members must be between 13 and 22 years old; must have lived in the District for at least one year, college dormitories excluded; and must be aware of the issues affecting their ward or area of concentration.

Applications are available online at serve.dc.gov; click on the Youth Advisory Council link. To have the application mailed, e-mailed or faxed, or for more information, call 202-727-7976 or send an e-mail to dcyac@dc.gov. Applications are due by July 30.

Computer Volunteers

The D.C. Public Library is seeking volunteer computer instructors for free computer classes offered throughout the year. Volunteers should be familiar with at least one major Microsoft Office application, PC skills development, Internet searching HTML or Web-based e-mail. A two-hour orientation session and a commitment of at least six months are required.

Classes generally take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library's third-floor computer lab and last from two to three hours between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The library is at 901 G St. NW.

The D.C. Public Library is also in need of volunteers at a number of other public libraries in the District. For information or to receive an application for volunteers, contact Desire P. Grogan, library customer training coordinator, at 202-727-1471 or at desire.grogan@dc.gov.

Hip Hop Festival

The D.C. Hip Hop Theater Festival returned to the District for a third time this week and is hosting events at various indoor and outdoor locations until Saturday, according to the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. All events are theater- and dance- related with a hip-hop emphasis, including poetry, plays and music.

Today's events include a noon dance showcase at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, a spoken word poetry recital featuring area poets and a performance of one-person plays written by area playwrights. The entire schedule of performances can be found on the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Web site, dcarts.dc.gov.

All events, coordinated in part with the New York City Hip Hop Theater, are free and open to the public. For information, call 202-724-5613 or send an e-mail to jose.dominguez@dc.gov.