Job Fair at College

The Maryland Workforce Exchange Employer Committee of Prince George's County, Prince George's Community College and the Prince George's One-Stop Career Center Veterans Unit division of the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Thursday at the Largo Student Center, Prince George's Community College, 301 Largo Rd., Largo. Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes. For more information, call 301-386-0701.

Summer Employment

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management/Blacks in Government chapter and Patriots Technology Training Center will host a summer job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Oxon Hill Library, 6200 Oxon Hill Rd., Oxon Hill. Representatives from several federal agencies will attend and discuss summer employment opportunities for youths. Students will be able to fill out job applications for early consideration for summer employment. For more information, call 301-925-9350.

Day-Care Pioneer Honored

Kentland/Columbia Park Community Center recently named its preschool room after O. Doris Vaughns, Prince George's County's first licensed home day-care provider. The dedication ceremony was attended by Prince George's Planning Board Commissioners John H. Squire and Sylvester J. Vaughns; planning board Chairman Elizabeth M. Hewlett; Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation Director Marye Wells-Harley; Kentland/Columbia Park preschool director Orlette Vaughns; preschool teacher Adrianne Sellers; and the Rev. Sandy Vaughns. Odell Doris Vaughns started a preschool program at the Kentland Recreation Center in 1972. The program moved to Kentland/Columbia Park Community Center in 1996. Odell Doris Vaughns directed the program until 2004. The O. Doris Vaughns Preschool Room serves children ages 3 to 5.

Information on Back Pain

Doctors Community Hospital will present a free lecture on back pain from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the medical office building behind the hospital, DSE Room, fifth floor, 8118 Good Luck Rd., Lanham. The lecture will include information on the causes of back pain, prevention strategies and treatment options. For more information, call 301-552-8214.

25 Years of Helping Victims

The Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence will celebrate its 25th anniversary with an awards banquet and dinner at 7:30 p.m. today at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel in Columbia. During the banquet, the group will reflect on its accomplishments in protecting victims of domestic violence and abuse. Sonia Kery-Morgan, a case manager at the Family Crisis Center of Prince George's County, will be one of three to receive the 2005 Service Award for providing education, workshops and referrals to residents and agencies in the Hispanic community. For more information, call 301-352-4574.

Habitat Sells Home Goods

Habitat for Humanity of Prince George's County has kitchen cabinets, doors, windows, carpeting, appliances, furniture and other household items available for sale at its store at 4529-4531 Rhode Island Ave., North Brentwood. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Proceeds from sale items will help the organization build new houses. For more information, call 301-779-1912.

-- Compiled by

YAWANDALE BIRCHETT-THOMPSON