NEAR EARTH OBJECTS: FINDING THEM BEFORE THEY FIND US -- Thursday at 8 p.m. Dr. Michael A'Hearn, principal investigator for the Deep Impact mission, lectures on the spacecraft, its flight plan and the upcoming encounter with Comet Tempel 1. Before the lecture, participants can visit exhibits at 6 p.m., see a screening of "Cosmic Voyage" in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at 7 p.m. and participate in a question-and-answer session with A'Hearn at 7:30 p.m. National Air and Space Museum, Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. For reservations, call 202-633-2398.

Books and Authors

DEBORAH SANTANA -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. The wife of guitarist Carlos Santana discusses and signs her book "Space Between the Stars." Carlos introduces the program. Karibu Books, The Mall at Prince George's, 3500 East-West Hwy., Hyattsville. Free. 301-559-1140.

DEBORAH CARROLL AND STELLA REID -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The TV nannies discuss successful parenting and their new book, "Nanny 911: Expert Advice for All Your Parenting Emergencies." Borders, 8518 Fenton St., Silver Spring. Free. 301-585-0550.

MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. "The Hours" author reads from his latest novel, "Specimen Days. " Olsson's, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-4227.

DAVID MCCULLOUGH -- Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian discusses "1776," his account of the first year of the Revolutionary War. Temple Sinai, 3100 Military Rd. NW. $10. For reservations, call 202-364-1919.

NICK HORNBY -- Thursday at 7 p.m. The British author reads from his new novel, "A Long Way Down," about four people on the verge of suicide. Olsson's, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Free. 703-525-4227.


PHILIPPINE FESTIVAL -- Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The street fair kicks off a month-long celebration of the Filipino American community in the Washington area, commemorating the 107th anniversary of Philippine independence. A parade at 1 p.m. highlights the festivities, which include arts and crafts shows, traditional dances, songs and fashions. Pennsylvania Avenue between Third and Seventh streets NW. Free. 301-292-0696.

ISRAEL FEST 2005 -- Today, noon-4 p.m. Live entertainment from the King David Peace Drummers and local singer Nefrit El-Or, plus Israeli folk dancing, an open air market, on-site demonstrations from Israeli cooking experts and visits by Israeli science and technology researchers. At the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW.; Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville; and George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. Free. 301-230-7200 or 703-425-0066.


DANCE AFRICA DC -- Monday-June 12. The 18th-annual celebration of African dance and music features master classes taught by festival artists, plus visual art sales and displays, African foods and performances from 15 different companies. Feature performances Saturday-June 12 at 3 and 8 p.m. Free outdoor performances Saturday-June 12, 1-6 p.m. Classes Monday-Thursday at 6:30 and 8 p.m. and Saturday-June 12 at 10 a.m. and noon. Dance Place, 3225 Eighth St. NW. Free-$20. 202-269-1600.

Fashion and Beauty

BEAUTY TREATMENTS FROM THE GARDEN -- Today at 1 p.m. Lessons on whitening teeth with sage leaves, reducing facial puffiness with chamomile and boiling thyme to make an astringent. Green Spring Gardens Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. $24. For reservations, call 703-642-5173.

SKIN CARE SEMINAR -- Wednesday at 1 p.m. Kim Striker of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care teaches how to care for different skin conditions using a holistic product line. Whole Foods Market, 11660 Plaza America Dr., Reston. Free. For reservations, call 703-736-0600.

DIP: A FASHION GROOVE -- Saturday, 3-8 p.m. Dinner in the City presents a shopping event featuring informal swimsuit modeling with the fashions of Brazilian designer Miriam Montandon and 15 other designers. Washington Plaza Hotel, 1 Thomas Cir. NW. $10-$15. 202-349-4025.

Food and Drink

MARYLAND STATE ICS CHILI CHAMPIONSHIP COOK-OFF -- Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Through the International Chili Society, the state's best chili cooks compete to be crowned champion. Benefits the Alzheimer's Association of the National Capital Area. Hard Times Cafe, 13032 Middlebrook Rd., Germantown. Free. 240-686-0150.


SUMMER ORCHID FAIR -- Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; June 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Seminars on care and display, a repotting clinic and opportunities to purchase flowers from growers. American Plant Food Co., 7405 River Rd., Bethesda. Free. 301-469-7690.

Health and Fitness

SAMPLE YOGA -- Saturday at 11 a.m. A yoga class for new students only. Anahata Center for Yoga & Wellness, 112 South St. SE, Leesburg. Free. For reservations, call 703-771-0006.


WILD ROSE: THE DANGEROUS MRS. GREENHOW -- Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Ann Blackman, author of a biography on Rose Greenhow, discusses how the society widow smuggled messages to the south during the Civil War. Actress Emily Lapisardi recreates the spy's actions. International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. $20. For reservations, call 202-397-7328.

STANDING SHOULDER TO SHOULDER -- Friday at noon. The museum's Summer Conscience series, focusing on crimes against humanity, presents a lecture from Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0400.


REPORTING OIL: CONFLICT, CONSUMPTION AND CONTROL -- Monday at 6:30 p.m. A panel discussion on the catalysts powering the rising costs of oil and how the media has reported on the issue. Panelists include John Felmy, chief economist and director of the American Petroleum Institute's statistics department and Karen Matusic, an energy special correspondent at Dow Jones Newswires. National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th St. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-662-7501.


MARCH OF THE PENGUINS -- Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Director Luc Jacquet presents an advance screening of his documentary about a year in the life of the emperor penguins. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. Free admission to the first 30 people wearing penguin-inspired attire. National Geographic Society, 1600 M St. NW. $8, ages 12 and younger free. For reservations, call 202-857-7700.

BATTLE CIRCUS -- Wednesday-Thursday at noon. The museum presents a 1953 film in two parts, based on a U.S. Army doctor's experience in a mobile surgical hospital during the Korean War. Alan Hawk, the museum's historical collections manager, provides introductions for both screenings. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, National Museum of Health and Medicine, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW. Free. For reservations, call 202-782-2200.

OFF ROAD TO ATHENS -- Thursday at 7 p.m. Arlington native Jason Berry presents his documentary, which follows four men and four women attempting to make the 2004 U.S. Olympic mountain bike team. Arlington Cinema 'N' Drafthouse, 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington. $8-$10. 703-486-2345.


HOW I GOT THAT SHOT -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. Members of the White House News Photographers' Association discuss their work on exhibit. Speakers include The Washington Post's Andrea Bruce Woodall and Pablo Martinez Monsivais of the Associated Press. After the talk, "The Eyes of History" exhibit is available for viewing. Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $16. 202-639-1770.


HOSTELS AND HIGHWAYS: LIFE ON THE ROAD -- Tuesday at 7 p.m. A discussion on safety and necessities for summer travel. REI, 1701 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Free. 301-230-7670.

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