- The Washington Times - Friday, March 21, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

At Camp David.

VICE PRESIDENT

On foreign travel to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. Economic Research Servicereleases the oil crops yearbook summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

5 p.m. Energy Information Administrationrelease its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administrationholds a meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, Science Committee, Heliophysics Subcommittee to receive a Heliophysics Division Overview, discuss program status and the Heliophysics fiscal 2009 budget and receive the report of the Mission Planning Working Group and review scientific goals and progress toward meeting them. Location: NASA Headquarters, 300 E St. SW, Room 5H45. Contact: 202/358-4452.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 11 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

School reforms — 8:30 a.m. The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on “How to Reform Failing Schools,” with Maria Helena Guimaraes de Castro, secretary of education for Sao Paulo, Brazil. Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Event — 9 a.m. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute releases a new poll of New York voters on their opinions about the 2008 presidential candidates. Contact: 212/843-8026.

Event — 9:30 a.m. Communion and Liberation holds its annual Way of the Cross, with Archbishop of Washington Donald Wuerl.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — March to the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the Mall

Location: St. Peter’s Church, Second and C streets Southeast. Contact: 202/870-0323.

Event — 10 a.m. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum holds an exhibit opening and book signing of “In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight,” with author and photographer Carolyn Russo. Location: Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue and Sixth Street Southwest. Contact: 202/633-2376.

Voting technology — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies and the Election Reform Project holds a discussion on “Voting Technology: The Not-So-Simple Act of Casting a Ballot.” Thomas Mann, senior fellow of governance studies at the Brookings Institution, and Paul Herrnson, director of the Center for American Politics and Citizenship and professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Forum — 10:45 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a Statesmen’s Forum on “Brazilian Defense” with Nelson Jobim, defense minister of Brazil. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Event — 11 a.m. Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens holds a ceremony for the grand opening of the restored George Washington’s Gardener’s House. Location: Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, south end of George Washington Parkway. Contact: 703/799-5203.

Conference — 11 a.m. American University’s Department of Anthropology holds a second annual Interrogating Diversity Conference, “Representation, Power and Social Justice,” Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935 or 202/885-5950.

Event — 11:30 a.m. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and the Washington Nationals celebrate the Nationals’ partnership with Ben’s Chili Bowl, one of the local vendors that will have concession stands or specialty carts in the new Nationals Park. D.C. Council members Jim Graham, Harry Thomas and Kwame Brown; Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten; and Washington Nationals Founding Partners Paxton Baker and Doyle Mitchell participate. Location: Ben’s Chili Bowl, 1213 U St. NW. Contact: 202/541-1645.

Lecture — noon The Association of Women In International Trade holds a lecture on “Customs and Border Protection’s Proposed Revocation of the ‘First Sale Rule’ ” with David Cohen, partner at Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg PA. Location: Sandler, Travis and Rosenberg, 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 400. Contact: 202/293-2948.

Lecture — noon The U.S. Botanic Garden holds a lecture on “Fragrant Orchids,” with author Stephen Frownie. Location: USBG, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/226-7674.

Lunch program — 1 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds an address by Mayo Clinic President and Chief Executive Officer Denis Cortese on “Creating a Healthcare System That Works for Americans.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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