Fair Housing Workshop The Clinical Law Center at Howard University School of Law is hosting "Fair Housing Laws for the People: The Civil Rights School" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The program will feature classes on civil rights, fair housing laws, renters' rights and responsibilities, and credit and lending practices.

The event will be held in the Moot Court Room, Howard University School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. The program is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is encouraged.

The program will include a special teaching track for teens, including a session titled, "What to Do When You Encounter the Police." For more information, call the university's Fair Housing Law Clinic at 202-806-8267 or e-mail fairhousing@law.howard.edu.

New Cards for Educators

District educators can pick up new library cards on Monday in honor of National Library Card Sign-up Month.

With the new cards, school and child-care facility educators can borrow up to 50 children's or young adult books for 60 days. Parents who home-school their children may qualify for the card if they can provide proper documentation. Libraries can also drop off books for card holders at home day-care facilities. For more information, go to www.dclibrary.org or visit your local library.

Safe Haven Fundraiser

Rachel's Women's Center, a daytime safe haven for homeless women, is holding a fundraising gala at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. The event will include hors d'oeuvres, a live band, dancing, and both a silent and live auction.

The center, at 1222 11th St. NW, is run by the nonprofit InterFaith Conference of Greater Washington. It provides meals, showers and laundry facilities during the day to homeless women. It also offers classes, counseling, intensive case management and street outreach, with the goal of job placement, housing and further education for its clients.

Tickets are $100 and may be purchased by calling Rachel's Women's Center at 202-682-2210. Tickets also will be available at the door.

-- Compiled by TERENCE MCARDLE