Fundraiser for Damu Smith
Actor-activist Danny Glover and cultural historian Bernice Johnson Reagon will co-host a tribute to and fundraiser for community organizer and social activist Damu Smith at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Howard University's Cramton Auditorium. Smith, who has been active in District, national and international issues for more than 30 years, is battling colon cancer. He co-founded Black Voices for Peace and is the director of the National Black Justice Environmental Network. Those scheduled to perform or provide testimonials Saturday include Amiri Baraka, Haki Madhubuti, Sonia Sanchez, Sekou Sundiata, Suheir Hammad and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The event is sponsored by the Spirit of Hope Campaign. Admission prices range from $25 to $100. For more information, contact 202-265-4919 or www.damusmith.org.
Teen Curfew Extended
The District's 11 p.m. curfew for teenagers 17 and younger has been extended to 12:01 a.m. every day until the end of August. Between 12:01 a.m. and 6 a.m., teens are not allowed in public unless they are participating in work, school, religious, civic or organized recreational activities. The curfew applies to all young people in the District, whether they live there or not.
Curfew violators will be taken home or held at a District police station until they can be picked up by a parent or guardian. Those violating the curfew who are 12 and younger, and 13- to 16-year-olds who are not picked up by 6 a.m., will be taken to the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency.
Repeated violations can result in community service. Parents or guardians are subject to a fine, community service or both.
Lake Project Seeks Input
The public is invited to comment on a proposed tidal wetland restoration project for Kingman Lake in Northeast Washington. If plans go forward, up to six acres of marsh will be created with sediment from within the lake.
The project is being coordinated by the National Park Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the D.C. government.
The Corps of Engineers found in a study in 2002 that restoring the marsh and enhancing the tidal system at Kingman Lake would not adversely affect the natural or human environment.
The National Park Service is accepting public comment on the project until July 22. Copies of the corps' findings and other documents about the project are available at three places: National Capital Parks-East, 1900 Anacostia Dr. SE, 202-690-5185; Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Visitor Center, 1550 Anacostia Ave. NW, 202-426-6905; and online at www.nps.gov/anac.
To submit comments or for more information, call Gayle Hazelwood at 202-690-5185.
Award Nominees Sought
The D.C. Historic Preservation Office is accepting nominations for the third annual Mayor's Awards for Excellence in Historic Preservation. The awards will be presented in October to individuals, organizations and businesses advocating historic preservation in the District.
The six categories of awards are: individual lifetime achievement for excellence in historic preservation; excellence in stewardship; excellence in community involvement; excellence in design; excellence in public education; and excellence in archaeology.
Application forms and submission guidelines are available online at http://planning.dc.gov/preservation; or at the D.C. Historic Preservation Office, 801 North Capitol St. NE, Suite 4000; or by e-mailing email@example.com. For more information, call 202-442-8801.
Adults Invited to Tutor
The Experience Corps is recruiting men and women 55 and older as tutors and mentors for elementary school students in the District.
An information session will be offered tomorrow at the Thurgood Marshall Center, 1816 12th St. NW. Other sessions are scheduled for Tuesday and for July 20 and 27.
To find out the times of the sessions, call 202-797-1150, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Compiled by BRUCE C.T. WRIGHT