Thursday, February 7, 2008

Boats on show

• The 47th Annual Washington Boat Show. More than 500 boats displayed on more than nine acres. Tips on financing, insurance, maintenance and repair; display booths with electronics, clothing, gadgets and other new products and services. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW. Noon-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday and Monday. Feb. 14-18. $5, $10. Children under 5 free with a paying adult. Discounts at

Chinese New Year

• New Year’s Parade. Celebrating the Year of the Rat, 4706, with bands, lion and dragon dances, a five-story-high firecracker, giveaways. Parade starts at headquarters of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, 510 I St. NW (Fifth and I streets Northwest), ends at Sixth and H streets Northwest. 2-5 p.m. Feb. 10. Firecracker will be lit at 4:15 p.m. 202/508-5438,

Home and garden

• The Capital Home & Garden Show. More than 750 exhibits of products and services for indoors and outdoors. Garden displays, design and real estate tips, useful gadgets, bathroom renovations, more. Visitors encouraged to donate used items such as appliances, cabinets, doors, windows, lighting, tools, flooring to benefit Habitat for Humanities of Northern Virginia. Dulles Expo Center, 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly. 5-9:30 p.m. Feb. 21; 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Feb. 24. Feb. 21-24. $10 adults, $3 children 6-12; free to children 5 and under. Information 800/274-6948,

Iwo Jima revisited

• Combat Veterans of Iwo Jima Reunion and Symposium. Discussions, battle analysis seminar, speakers, tour of the National Museum of Marine Corps, Quantico, Sunday dinner and reception. Crystal Gateway Marriot Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Feb. 15-17. Registration 3 p.m. Feb. 15. Information: 703/212-0695.

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