Many college students think little of their health and cling to the youthful belief that they are invincible and safe from illness. Some want but cannot afford health care or do not know where to get help.

Paul Quinn College Health and Wellness Services and Homeless Advocates of Texas will sponsor the free "My Health Matters Community Health Fair and Family Day" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 24 at the Paul Quinn campus, 3837 Simpson Stuart Road. Participants will get health attention and answers to their questions, sponsors said.

"Our college students have health needs that include hypertension and diabetes," said , the Paul Quinn school nurse. "They need checkups and immunization. They need to be tested for HIV/AIDS and be made aware of the different diseases."

Homeless people often ignore their health needs, said , who founded the homeless advocacy group two years ago after reading 's compelling book The Purpose-Driven Life.

"A lot of homeless people are sick and don't know what's wrong with them," Mrs. McGowan-Cade said. "We want them to be in better health so they can become more productive citizens."

Health fair activities will include health screenings and one-on-one conversations with professionals about physical and mental health, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell disease, immunization, sobriety, weight loss, and how to stop smoking. Information will be available concerning legal and financial matters, child and senior adult care, academic assistance and domestic violence. There will also be refreshments and entertainment, including music from various church choirs.

Grant funds will finance mammograms for eligible women age 35 and up who don't have insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Preregistration is required. Call 214-947-0026. Volunteers are needed. Vendors may register and volunteers may sign up by calling 972-287-3203 or 214-302-3526.

Actor , who portrays Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the television series CSI: New York, will sign copies of his book, Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny, during Father's Day weekend in Dallas.

The hosts for his Dallas visit are and the ex-offenders advocacy group that she founded, Mothers (Fathers) for the Advancement of Social Systems (MASS). The actor has said he wrote the book to encourage young men and guide them toward positive influences.

The Urban League of Greater Dallas and North Central Texas and the Black McDonald's Operators group will host entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author of Chicago at a continental breakfast and discussion with youths Thursday at the league office, 4315 S. Lancaster Road. The breakfast will begin at 8:15 a.m., and the discussion will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Mr. Brown will discuss his book From Welfare to Faring Well and his rise from poverty to business success. To inquire, call 214-915-4600.

Consummate gardener is showing his handiwork with what he calls his "English-like estate flower garden" through Sept. 4 at his home at 5707 McShann Road. As he does each year, he invites the public to drive by and take a look or make an appointment to walk through the grounds. The traditionalist, who for years refused to buy an answering machine, now has one, so call him or leave a message at 972-233-7356.

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