Congressman to Hold
Town Hall Meeting Tonight
U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.) is hosting a town meeting at 7 p.m. today at Tayac Elementary School, 8600 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington.
He will discuss domestic and international issues, including transportation, the crisis in Sudan and the new Medicare prescription drug card. Questions from the audience are welcome.
Boys & Girls Club Hosts
Lanham Boys & Girls Club is hosting its first annual Lanham Summerfest from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.
Invited guests include Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D), U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.), Maryland State Sen. Leo E. Green (D-Prince George's), State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey, Sheriff Michael Jackson, County Council members Thomas R. Hendershot (D-New Carrollton) and Douglas J.J. Peters (D-Bowie), and state Del. Herman L. Taylor II (D-Montgomery).
Entertainment will be provided by Suttle Thoughts, New Beginnings Mass Choir, the Lanham Cheerleaders and others. Prince George's Hospital Center will conduct free blood pressure, arthritis, diabetes and other screenings and tests. Vendors will offer seafood dishes, Caribbean food, barbecue ribs, baked goods, hamburgers and hot dogs. There will be football, basketball and baseball throwing at $1 per game.
The event will be held at Lanham Sports Park, 7700 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. Tickets are $7; in advance, $5; ages 4 and younger, free. Proceeds benefit the Lanham Boys & Girls Club.
Thrift Shop Offers, Seeks
Home Renovation Items
Habitat for Humanity of Prince George's County has opened a thrift shop in North Brentwood where people can donate or purchase unused, unwanted, overstocked and closeout merchandise for home rehabilitation and remodeling projects. Among the items to be offered are kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, carpet, appliances and construction-related materials.
Those who donate items will be given a receipt for federal income tax purposes.
The store is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; it is at 4531 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. Call 301-779-1912.
A Place to Unload
Old Electronic Goods
Hewlett-Packard Co. is offering to recycle electronic items through its program with Office Depot Inc., an office supplies retailer.
Computers, printers, televisions and other electronic items (one item per person per day) may be dropped off at any Office Depot store through Sept. 6. Hewlett-Packard will recycle them at its California and Tennessee plants. To find a store near you, call 800-463-3768.
-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER