Free Health Screenings
Action Langley Park, a nonprofit neighborhood organization, will provide free health screenings, health information and counseling from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Langley Park Community Center. Action Langley Park organized the event with the University of Maryland's School of Nursing, Adventist Health Care and individual health care professionals and language interpreters. The center is at 15th Avenue and Merrimac Drive, Langley Park. For more information, call 301-405-4005.
Career Fair Is Sept. 30
The annual Central Maryland Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Prince George's Stadium, 4101 NE Crain Hwy., Bowie. Representatives from more than 60 companies will attend. Job seekers are invited and admission is free. For more information, call 301-805-6000 or go to www.baysox.com/career.
Trooper Tour in Bowie
The Maryland Statewide 2005 Trooper Tour will stop at the Wal-Mart parking area in Bowie from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Col. Thomas E. Hutchins, secretary of the Maryland State Police, and other state troopers will display vehicles and provide public safety information. The Maryland Vehicle Theft Prevention Council, a unit within the State Department of Police, will demonstrate how to protect a vehicle from theft. Deputy fire marshals will display and discuss the equipment they use to investigate suspicious packages, and crime scene technicians and forensic scientists will show how they see evidence that does not appear to the unaided eye. Child fingerprinting and child safety seat help also will be available. Wal-Mart is located at 3300 Crain Hwy., Bowie. For more information, call 301-345-3101.
Job Fair for Older Workers
The Prince George's County Fourth Annual 50-Plus Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Prince George's Community College, Largo Student Center, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Activities will include free seminars on dressing for work, job interviewing skills and electronic job searching. Job seekers 50 and older are encouraged to bring several copies of their resumes. Registration is required in advance. For more information or to register, call 301-265-8413 or 301-265-8414.
Transit Hearing Set
The Prince George's County Planning Board of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will hold a joint public hearing with the Prince George's County Council to solicit comments on the preliminary transit district development plan and sectional map amendment for the West Hyattsville Transit District Overlay Zone. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the council hearing room of the County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro.
The overlay zone encompasses that portion of Prince George's County that is generally bounded to the north by Nicholson Street and Ager Road, to the east by Hamilton Street, to the south by Queens Chapel Road and to the west by the western property line of the Chillum Road Shopping Center, Chillum Road, and the northern property line of the Washington Gas Light Co, natural gas storage site. Register in advance to speak at the meeting by calling 301-952-4584. Written comments will be accepted until the close of business Oct. 12. Mail them to: Clerk of the Prince George's County Council, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, Md.20772. For more information, call 301-952-3972.
The planning board will also hold a public forum to solicit comments on next fiscal year's budget for planning, parks and recreation in Prince George's County. The next fiscal year will begin on July 1. The forum will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 at Harmony Hall Regional Center, 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington.
Community members who wish to speak at the forum must register in advance by calling 301-952-4584. Residents may also mail or fax comments until close of business Oct. 21. Address mail to: Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman, Prince George's County Planning Board, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro, Md. 20072. Send faxes to 301-952-5074.
-- Compiled by YAWANDALE BIRCHETT-THOMPSON