- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 3, 2005


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Federal holiday: No events listed.


Federal holiday: No events listed.


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


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


No committee meetings are scheduled.


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


No committee meetings are scheduled.


OSCE Parliamentary Assembly — all day — The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) holds its 2005 Parliamentary Assembly. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 2:30 p.m. — Plenary session for general debate. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/446-4804 or 202/626-1974.

Folklife Festival — all day — The Smithsonian Institution holds its 2005 Folklife Festival. Events begin at 11 a.m. Location: National Mall. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 111.

Naturalization ceremony — 9:30 a.m. — The Newseum, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the State Department hold a naturalization ceremony commemorating Independence Day. The participants include Susan Bennett, Newseum; Phyllis Howard and Gloria Williams-Brevard, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and Viviann Reid, D.C. Passport Agency. Location: Freedom Park, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3593.

Declaration ceremony — 10 a.m. — The National Archives holds a ceremony to celebrate the 229th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/501-5526 or 301/837-1700.

Independence Day Parade — 11:45 a.m. — The National Park Service holds its America’s 2005 Independence Day Parade. Location: Constitution Avenue between Seventh and 17th streets Northwest. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Patriotic celebration — noon — The Leadership Institute hosts its 34th annual Conservative Fourth of July Soiree, a patriotic celebration of all things conservative. Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, and local officeholders and activists participate. Location: Bull Run Regional Park, Bull Run Post Office Road, Centreville. Contact: 703/247-2000.

Netherlands Carillon concert — 2 p.m. — The National Park Service holds a concert at the Netherlands Carillon. Location: Route 50 and the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Arlington. Contact: 703/289-2500, Ext. 2552.

Washington Monument concert — 4 p.m. — The National Park Service holds a concert on the southwest corner of the Washington Monument grounds. Location: Washington Monument grounds, 17th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/619-7222.

Air Force Band concert — 6 p.m. — The National Park Service holds a concert with the U.S. Air Force Band. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue and Jefferson Drive Southwest. Contact: 202/357-2700.

Capitol Fourth Concert — 8 p.m. — PBS hosts its annual “Capitol Fourth Concert.” Participants include Gloria Estefan, the Beach Boys, the O’Jays, Ronan Tynan and the National Symphony Orchestra. Location: West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 917/690-5713, 202/554-4620 or 202/365-5678.

Fireworks display — 9:10 p.m. — The National Parks Service holds its annual fireworks display. Location: Washington Monument, National Mall. Contact: 202/619-7222.

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