Stopping Gun Violence; Free Flu Shots & More

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    NEWSLETTERS

    NBC10 Philadelphia

    Prince George's County police are hoping to get firearms and other weapons off the streets.

    They're holding a "Gift Cards for Guns" event Saturday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    You can bring any unloaded firearms to the Tabernacle Church along South Laurel Drive in Laurel.

    In return, you'll get a gift card worth up to $150. You can also bring ammunition, but no BB or pellet guns.

    STOPPING GUN VIOLENCE
    To mark one year since the Newtown shooting, many people here in our area will gather for events aimed at stopping gun violence.

    "Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America" is holding two events -- one Saturday morning at the Netherlands Carillon structure near Arlington Cemetery and another one Saturday afternoon at Canal Park in the district.

    In the weeks after last December's shooting, proposals for stricter gun control failed on Capitol Hill.

    COUNCILMAN TO OFFICIATE SAME-SEX WEDDING
    A D.C. councilmember makes history as Jack Evans will become the first member of D.C. Council to officiate a wedding.

    Evans will lead the ceremony for the same-sex couple Saturday afternoon.

    A recent change in the rules allowed D.C. Councilmembers and the mayor to officiate weddings.

    Mayor Vincent Gray did lead a ceremony last month. Evans is one of nearly a dozen running for D.C. Mayor.

    FREE FLU VACCINES
    The Prince William Health District will give out free flu vaccines to anyone who wants one.

    If you don't have yours yet, you can head to Todos Super Market on Route 1 in Woodbridge. Health District reps will be there Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m..

    Recipients have to be at least three years old. You may want to get there early. They say there are a limited number of shots.

    TURNING AN OLD BUILDING INTO ART
    Saturday night is the final night to watch the former MGA Building transform from a pile of bricks into a work of art.

    Over the last few weeks, several international artists have taken their skilled hands to the side of the building, covering it in paint, chalk and lights.

    Currently, there is a laser light show morphing the appearance of the paint and chalk into a graphic piece of art.

    The project is called "DC's Art Yards,” and it's a final farewell to the building, which will be torn down early next year.