Land-Use Talks to Resume

The D.C. Office of Planning will hold a community workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th St. NE, on the District's Comprehensive Plan. The plan outlines land use in the city for the next 20 years. Residents can learn about proposed changes in the plan and fill out questionnaires.

Feedback from previous workshops and briefings with advisory neighborhood commissioners were used to change the plan. The draft plan will be presented to the D.C. Council in January. Hearings will follow, with final approval in June.

The workshop is the first in a series to be held throughout September. For more information, visit

D.C. Seeks Centenarians The D.C. Office on Aging is seeking centenarians for its Salute to District of Columbia on Oct. 4. The event will honor city residents who are at least 100 years old. Each centenarian will receive a medal from the mayor. The event is open to centenarians, their family and friends. Centenarians who are unable to attend will be included in the event souvenir book.

If you know of a D.C. resident who will be 100 by Sept. 30, call 202-724-5622.

Shorts at E Street Cinema

The second annual D.C. Shorts Festival runs tomorrow through Sunday at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Fourteen of the 65 films will be from the Washington area. A trophy will be presented at the end of the series for the best local film.

The opening-night screening will be held at 9 p.m. tomorrow. Ticket holders can also attend a pre-screening party at the Poste Moderne Brasserie, 555 Eighth St. NW. Tickets are $12 per screening; $75 for the entire series. A screening of Canadian shorts will be held at the Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, at noon Saturday.

For information, visit

Back-to-School Celebration

The National Center for Children and Families, a nonprofit family services agency, is sponsoring a Back-to-School Fun Fair at J.C. Nalle Elementary School, 219 50th St. SE, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The fair is open to the public. Food will be served. Free school supplies will be available. Nalle's social workers and mental health professionals provide a wide range of services for students and families. For more information, visit or call 202-575-3761.