- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 18, 2003


Greek Festival — all day — The Ladies’ Society of Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, the Philoptochos, puts on the annual three-day Greek Festival, with cuisine such as spanakopita, baklava, manestra, dolmades, diples and kataifi. Location: Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 16th and Upshur streets NW. Contact: 540/687-3360.

Hong Kong presentation — 12:30 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors a presentation by Donald Tsang, chief secretary for administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, on issues related to the region’s political development since reunification with China. Location: B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.




Nothing scheduled.


8 a.m. — Department of Defense holds a meeting of the Secretary of the Navy’s Advisory Subcommittee on Naval History to review naval historical activities since meeting last year. Location: Navy Museum of the Naval Historical Center, Washington Navy Yard, Building 76, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. Contact: 202/433-2210.

8 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Proposal Review Panel for Advanced Computational Infrastructure and Research. Location: National Science Foundation, Room 1150, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8963.

8 a.m. — Department of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee to discuss screening methods to reduce the incidence of medication errors resulting from look-alike and sound-alike names. Location: Holiday Inn, ballrooms, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 301/827-7001.

9 a.m. — Department of Transportation holds a meeting of RTCA Special Committee 159: Global Positioning System. Location: RTCA Inc., Suite 805, 1828 L St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9339.

9 a.m. — Department of Homeland Security holds a meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Rotunda Room, ninth floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8472.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


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


Entrepreneurial conference — all day — The U.S. Small Business Administration holds the National Entrepreneurial Conference and Expo.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Session on businesses recovering from disasters, with Homeland Security Undersecretary Asa Hutchinson, John Brigeland of USA Freedom Corps, and Mark Letner of Johnson and Johnson.

10:30 a.m. — Business Matchmaking continues.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW., unless otherwise noted. Contact: 202/205-6444.

National Safety Conference — all day — The National Private Truck Council holds its first National Safety Conference, “Strategic Planning for Private Fleets,” with presentations by industry specialists, discussions with government representatives, problem-solving workshops, expert panels and exhibits. Location: Hyatt Dulles Hotel, 2300 Dulles Corner Road, Herndon. Contact: 703/683-1300, Ext. 213.

Christmas in April — all day — Christmas in April holds its annual conference. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/626-2823.

Stroke prevention conference — all day — The Society of Interventional Radiology holds a two-day conference on stroke prevention. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 703/460-5572.

Health Literacy conference — all day — Health Literacy holds a sixth-annual national conference.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Keynote speech — Karen Katen, president, Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals.

8:45 a.m. — Surgeon General Richard Carmona.

Location: Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/828-9706.

Pharmacist conference — all day — The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and others hold a conference, “Providing Quality Care — Examining the Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness of Community Pharmacist Intervention.” Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza, SW. Contact: 703/838-2674.

Emergency preparedness conference — all day — The D.C. Department of Health hosts a free emergency preparedness conference for health care professionals to mark the kickoff of the District’s first Emergency Healthcare Reserve Corps, which provides training opportunities for volunteer health professionals across multiple disciplines. Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/442-9194.

CB0 Director’s Conference — 9 a.m. — The Congressional Budget Office holds its second annual Director’s Conference to address issues raised by the methods used to project federal revenue, in particular focusing on how to respond when current revenue collections differ substantially from the levels projected by its revenue models. Invited participants include representatives of state and local governments and others experienced at projecting revenue. Location: Room 483, Ford House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2602.

D.C. Schools program — 10 a.m. — President Virginia Walden-Ford of DC Parents for Choice appears on an hourlong call-in program on WTOP Radio. Location: 3400 Idaho Ave. NW. Contact: 202/895-5000.

Hurricane briefing — 4 p.m. — Alexandria’s mayor and fire chief hold a news briefing on storm preparations. Location: Union and King streets., Alexandria. Contact: 571/641-6802.

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