- The Washington Times - Friday, August 11, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Art event — all day — The National Gallery of Art hosts a “Jungles in Paris” Family Day, offering a variety of activities in honor of the exhibition “Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris,” on view in the East Building. Activities include film screenings of “Dropping in on Rousseau,” and “Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris,” a film that shows the Parisian parks, zoos and greenhouses that fueled the artist’s imagination. Events begin at 10 a.m. Location: National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth and Constitution avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/842-6254.

Food lecture — 11:30 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds a lecture by culinary and women’s historian Barbara Haber, “Women’s History and Food History: New Ways of Seeing American Life.” Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1939.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends a Republican National Committee reception, Broken Spoke Ranch, then stays overnight at the Bush ranch in Crawford, Texas.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for July. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Employee Benefits Security Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans Working Group on Plan Asset Rules, Exemptions, and Cross Trading. Location: Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Room N4437 A-C. Contact: 202/693-8668.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session, summer recess. The Senate next meets at 11 a.m., Sept. 5, to resume consideration of the Defense Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, conservation and rural revitalization subcommittee holds a field hearing on federal farm policy. Witnesses include Tim Dillin, vice president, Idaho Grain Producers of Idaho; Jim Evans, chairman, USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council, Idaho Dry Pea and Lentil Commission; and Mike Quesnell, president, Idaho Dairymen’s Association. Location: University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho. Contact: 202/224-2035.

HOUSE

Not in session, summer district work period. The House next meets at 2 p.m., Sept. 6. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Animal rights conference — all day — The Farm Animal Reform Movement USA holds its Animal Rights 2006 National Conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — “Abuse of Animal Companions”

Location: Hilton Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 301/530-5683 or 301/530-1737.

Workshop — all day — D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams’ New Communities Initiative hosts a four-day community design workshop for the Lincoln Heights community. The workshop is an opportunity for residents to contribute ideas to the physical redevelopment plan before a master plan is completed. The public is invited to attend the workshop which runs through Monday. Events begin at 9 a.m. Location: Kelly Miller Middle School, 301 49th St. NE. Contact: 202/727-5011.

India-Pakistan — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “India-Pakistan Detente: A Casualty of the Mumbai Blasts?” Participants include Sadar Qayyum Khan Sahib, former president and prime minister of Azad Kashmir. Location: MEI, 1761 N St. NW. Boardman Room. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Protest plan — noon — The ANSWER Coalition hosts the setup of logistical material for the National Emergency March on Washington taking place tomorrow at Lafayette Park. Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: ANSWER Office, 202/544-3389.

Agricultural fair — 3 p.m. — The Montgomery County Agricultural Center sponsors the 2006 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair.

Location: Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/926-3100 or 301/963-3247.

Jazz music — 5 p.m. — The National Gallery of Art hosts a concert with the Wayne Wilentz Group as part of the 2006 Jazz in the Garden Series. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, Seventh Street and Madison Drive NW.

Israel-Lebanon — 8 p.m. — The Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion, in Arabic, “The American Media and the Role of the Israel Lobby in the War on Lebanon.” Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE., Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide