- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 19, 2006


Participates in a tour of Johnson Controls Inc. and makes remarks on energy in Milwaukee. Participates in a visit about energy initiatives in Auburn Hills, Mich. Overnights in Englewood, Colo.


No events are listed because of Presidents Day.


9:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing on status of Office of the Chief Financial Officer programs, performance and plans. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-5646.


Not in session because of the Presidents Day recess. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session because of the Presidents Day recess. The House will reconvene Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


No oral arguments are scheduled because of Presidents Day. Contact: 202/479-3211.



“President for a Day” — all day The National Park Service hosts a program in which visitors may be “sworn in as President for a Day.” Other activities include an opportunity to ask “President Lincoln” about his times and chat with “Dolley Madison” about how she became White House hostess for two presidents. Events begin 9 a.m. Location: White House Visitor Center, intersection of 15th and E streets Northwest. Contact: 202/619-7400.

Washington’s birthday — all day George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens hosts a celebration of his birthday. Events begin 10 a.m. Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon. Contact: 703/799-8607.

Surveillance meeting — 11 a.m. — The American Civil Liberties Union holds a national town hall meeting to discuss the recent uproar surrounding the Bush administration’s authorization of warrantless surveillance by the National Security Agency. Anthony Romero, ACLU executive director; John Dean, former White House counsel; and Mary DeRosa, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic And International Studies, participate. Location: George Washington University, 805 21st St., Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-2309 or 202/675-2312.

Franklin’s 300th birthday — noon The National Archives holds a celebration of Benjamin Franklin’s 300th birthday, with activities for children that include deciphering arithmetical curiosities called Magic Squares, signing the Treaty of Alliance, writing and printing a broadside, listening to “Once Upon A Nation” storytellers from Philadelphia, and participating in science experiments. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300 or 301/837-1700.

Dada lecture — 6:30 p.m. The German Historical Institute hosts a lecture, “Dada: The Geographic Dimension,” by Timothy Benton of the Robert Gore Rifkind Center for German Expressionist Studies at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Location: German Historical Institute, 1607 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/387-3355.

Congo discussion — 6:45 p.m. — Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA) holds a discussion, “Challenge in the Congo: Ending an Invisible Genocide.” Marie-Rose Sirikari, founder and president of the African Women Council Inc., and Maurice Carney participate. Location: SALSA, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. The Politics and Prose bookstore holds a book discussion with James Swanson, author of “Manhunt,” which focuses on the 12-day period between the assassination of President Lincoln and the capture of John Wilkes Booth. Location: Politics and Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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