- The Washington Times - Monday, July 3, 2006


9:45 a.m. — Signs the Safe and Timely Interstate Placement of Foster Children Act of 2006 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.


10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on construction put in place for May. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2 p.m. — Treasury Department releases weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


No events are listed.


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


Not in session because of Independence Day recess. The Senate reconvenes at 2 p.m. on July 10. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session because of Independence Day recess. The House reconvenes at 2 p.m. on July 10. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Folklife festival — all day — The Smithsonian Institution holds its annual Folklife Festival. The festival programs will include “Alberta at the Smithsonian,” the first festival program to feature a Canadian province; “Been in the Storm So Long,” a series of evening concerts that celebrate black music from New Orleans; “Carriers of Culture: Living Native Basket Traditions,” featuring more than 75 basket weavers from a variety of geographic regions who will share the art of basketry and discuss how this skill is a part of their ceremonies, language, stories, song and dance; and “Nuestra Musica: Latino Chicago,” which showcases the rich musical traditions of the city through concerts, workshops and musical exchanges among musicians from Chicago and other parts of the country. The festival runs through tomorrow and from Friday to July 11. Events begin at 11 a.m. Location: the Mall (between Seventh and 14th streets Northwest). Contact: 202/633-5183.

Anti-war fast — 3 p.m. — Code Pink holds an opening ceremony for “Troops Home Fast,” a hunger strike to protest the war in Iraq. After the opening ceremony, protesters will march to the White House for a press conference and to begin the fast. The hunger strikers will remain at the White House through Aug. 14, when the fast will move to Camp Casey in Crawford, Texas. The participants include Cindy Sheehan, Dick Gregory, Susan Sarandon, Willie Nelson, Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Michael Berg and war resister Lt. Ehren Watada and his mother, Carolyn Ho.

Highlights — 5 p.m. — Press conference on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House

Midnight — Fast begins.

Location: Gandhi statue, Massachusetts Avenue and Q Street Northwest. Contact: 415/575-5552 or 650/208-2788.

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