A schoolhouse lesson

Pat Hassell, right, a representative for the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions, teaches the Allen family, visiting from the West Coast, along with Lexington Park residents Melinda Rice and Jayden Hill, 9, about the disadvantages of teaching in a one-room class at the Drayden African American Schoolhouse. Open houses will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month through October, along with other select days. For more, call 301-994-1471 or 301-769-3235 or visit www.facebook.com/DraydenSchool.