County Offers Amnesty

To Those With Fireworks

The Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department will collect fireworks from residents in the coming weeks without conducting arrests or imposing fines.

All consumer fireworks are illegal in the county; through July 19, the county is offering an amnesty program. Call 301-583-2200 to have a member of the Fire/EMS Department pick up fireworks from a home or business. Anyone who turns in fireworks will receive free admission to Six Flags America in Largo, which is holding a fireworks show on the Fourth of July.

Hospice Hosts Camp

For the Grieving

Capital Hospice's Point of Hope Wellness Center camp is accepting applications for grieving children, teens and adults ages 6 and older from suburban Maryland, Northern Virginia and the District. The weekend camp, which offers recreational and therapeutic activities and group discussions, will be held July 29-31 at Ramblewood in Darlington, Md. There is no charge for the program. For more information, call 703-538-2044.

Greenbelt Park Plans

Junior Ranger Program

Greenbelt Park is accepting applications for the 2005 Junior Ranger program for children ages 8 to 12. Junior Rangers participate in environmental education and field trips and become stewards of the National Park Service. The free program sessions are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 19-22 at the park, at 6565 Greenbelt Rd., Greenbelt. The deadline for registration is July 13. For more information, call 301-344-3944.

-- Compiled by ARUNA JAIN