VFW to Honor Veterans

And Service Members

The Department of Maryland District 17 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States will hold a Veterans Appreciation Day from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Free State VFW Post 8950, 9800 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. All military veterans are invited to attend. The event recognizes military personnel who are currently serving and those who have already served. Admission is free. For more information, call 301-249-6250.

WHUR-FM Helps Sponsor

Regional Forum on Crime

Howard University radio station WHUR-FM joins Ebenezer AME Church and the Prince George's County chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in hosting "Enough Is Enough," a regional forum on crime. The meeting takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Rd., Fort Washington. Scheduled panelists include D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey; Prince George's Police Chief Melvin C. High; Prince George's State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey; the Rev. Bill Lee, youth minister at Ebenezer AME Church; John Mack, a member of Prince George's County Young Democrats; and Valencia Mohammed, president of Mothers of Murdered Sons/Daughters. They will discuss gun violence, car thefts and other recent criminal activity, and will answer questions from the community. The first hour of the forum will be broadcast live during the "Daily Drum" radio show. For information, call 202-806-3623.

Yearly Picnic to Honor

County's Senior Citizens

The annual South County Senior Citizens Picnic, "Honoring the Cornerstone of Our County," will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Tucker Road Ice Rink, 1770 Tucker Rd., Fort Washington. Invited guests include County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D); U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D-Md.); state Sen. Gloria G. Lawlah (D-Prince George's); County Council members Tony Knotts (D-Temple Hills), Camille Exum (D-Seat Pleasant) and Marilynn Bland (D-Clinton); and Democratic Central Committee members Jay Walker, Otis Ducker and Andre Nottingham. There will be food, entertainment and free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings. The Alliance of Southern Prince George's Communities is sponsoring the event. For information, call 301-686-1136.

Camp Springs Association

Plans Community Meeting

Fixing gas leaks and stopping car theft will be the main topics of a Camp Springs Civic Association meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thurgood Marshall Middle School, 4909 Brinkley Rd., Temple Hills. Representatives from Washington Gas will talk about what is being done to prevent gas leaks and make repairs in Camp Springs. State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey and Assistant Police Chief James Tucker will discuss the county's auto theft task force. For information, call 301-449-9479.

Ballot Question on Police

To Be Discussed in Bowie

The Governor Oden Bowie Democratic Club will hold a public forum at 7:30 p.m. next Thursday at Woodward Estate, 14997 Health Center Dr., Bowie, to discuss the November ballot question of whether to establish a police force in Bowie. Maj. Vincent Gay of the Prince George's County police and Bowie city staff members are expected to attend.

Brentwood to Consider

Building's Future

Brentwood's mayor and Town Council will meet with residents Tuesday to discuss the future of a building formerly used by the Brentwood fire department. The meeting will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the building, at 3714 Utah Ave., Brentwood. Ideas under consideration include a community center or town hall. The meeting will include a building tour. For information, call 301-927-3344 or 301-641-3147.

-- Compiled by Y.B. THOMPSON