Thursday 13

BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC, the Navy Band's Country Current ensemble, noon, Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

JULES VERNE PROGRAMS, a screening of "The Terrible Clock Man," a 1961 Shirley Temple TV theater episode based on an 1854 story by Verne, noon today; exhibit of Verne's handwitten works, 2 p.m. Friday, by reservation only; Verne scholars discuss his life, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-9930.

ORGAN RECITAL, Chuyoung Suter, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

ROCK CREEK PARK HIKE, for children 3 and older, a park ranger helps find signs of spring, including budding flowers, tadpoles and insects, 4 p.m.,

Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

CONTAINER GARDENING, a cathedral greenhouse staff person demonstrates how to plant herbs, foliage, perennials, annuals and more, bring a container or buy one at the site, 6 p.m., Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. $10, plus the cost of plants. 202-537-6263.

JAZZ CONCERT, the Sisters in Jazz Collegiate All-Stars, 6 p.m., Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

Friday 14

PRESCHOOLERS HEALTH FAIR, for ages 2-5, health screenings, fitness and cooking demonstrations, health consultations, games and more, sponsored by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Langdon Park, 2901 20th St. NE. Free; registration required. 202-282-0710.

CLASSICAL RECITAL, members of the Friday Morning Music Club perform works by Liszt, Dutilleux and Shostakovich, noon, Charles Sumner School, 1201 17th St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, Pat Nolan, president of Justice Fellowship Ministries, discusses "Restorative Justice: A Biblical Approach to Crime and Punishment," noon, New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-393-3700.

ZOO GUPPY GALA, strolling musicians, jugglers, dancers, costumed characters, educational booths, children's activities (including moon bounces, a rock climbing wall and an obstacle course), food for purchase, to benefit the zoo's conservation and education programs, 6-8:30 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. $28. 202-673-4013.

QUEBEC DANCE MUSIC, members of Northern Wind perform on the hurdy-gurdy, accordion, piano, fiddle and guitar, 6 and 8:30 p.m., National Geographic Society, 17th and M streets NW. $26. 202-857-7700.

CHILDREN'S THEATER, for ages 9 and older, the FLY Dance Company performs "Fly in Concert," a blend of choreographed dance, gymnastics and comedy, 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Kennedy Center, Theater Lab, 2700 F St. NW. $14. 202-467-4600.

DAVE HOLLAND QUINTET, jazz concert, 8 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free tickets available by phone, $2 service charge per ticket plus $1.25 per phone order. 301-808-6900 or 202-432-7328.

MARINE PARADE, Marine Silent Drill Platoon and Drum and Bugle Corps in ceremonial uniform, 8:45 p.m.; Marine Band concert, 9 p.m., Marine Barracks, Eighth and I streets SE. Free; registration required for reserved seating; gates open at 7 p.m. for nonreserved seating. 202-433-6060.

Saturday 15

HOLT HOUSE TOUR, members of the Kalorama Citizens Association's Holt House Preservation Task Force lead a one-hour tour of the early-19th-century structure on the National Zoo grounds, 10 a.m., meet at the west end of Walter Pierce Community Park, 1900 block of Calvert Street NW. Free. 202-462-9069.

UNION STATION TOUR, Bill Wright, a doctoral candidate in architecture at the University of North Carolina, leads a tour of the building and discusses its history, sponsored by the Latrobe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 10 a.m., 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. $15; students, $8; reservations required. 301-654-3924.

GEORGETOWN GARDEN TOUR, a self-guided walking tour of several residential gardens, light refreshments served, sponsored by the Georgetown Garden Club, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, Keith Hall, 31st and O streets NW. $30. 202-965-1950 or www.georgetowngardentour.com.

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION, documentaries, "With All Deliberate Speed: The Legacy of Brown v. Board" and "Simple Justice," shown in conjunction with the new exhibit "Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education," commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, noon-4 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

BLUEGRASS AND COUNTRY MUSIC, singers Hazel Dickens and Helen Schneyer perform with a band, including banjoist-guitarist Dudley Connell, 2 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5510.

LEVINE SCHOOL MUSIC RECITAL, performances by cellist Ralitza Patcheva, pianists Vasily Popv and Bob Sykes and adult students, a wine and cheese reception follows, 7:30 p.m., Levine School of Music, 2801 Upton St. NW. Free. 202-686-8000, Ext. 0.

DANCE PLACE PERFORMANCE, Gesel Mason performs solo works by contemporary choreographers, 8 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday, 3225 Eighth St. NE. $18; 17 and younger, $6. 202-269-1600.

BAROQUE MUSIC, the Thomas Circle Singers perform works by Antonio Lotti, J.S. Bach, Heinrich Schutz and Vivaldi, proceeds benefit the Beacon House Community Ministry, an organization focusing on youth leadership, a reception follows, 8 p.m., St. Columba's Episcopal Church, 4201 Albemarle St. NW. $20; seniors and students, $15. 202-232-3353.

ASTRONOMY, a park ranger and members of the National Capital Astronomers demonstrate how to view stars, planets and other phenomena using telescopes, 8:30 p.m., Rock Creek Park, Military Field, near Picnic Groves 13 and 14, Military Road NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

Sunday 16

FURNITURE PROGRAMS, woodworker Jerry Rosenberger demonstrates how to carve wood panels with a variety of tools, noon-3 p.m.; furniture designer Mary Little discusses her creations, and Peter Wheeler discusses his designs for furniture that may be manufactured in large quantities, 2 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

NATURE SCAVENGER HUNT, a park ranger leads a search for signs of spring along the Woodland Trail, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

NORWEGIAN FILMS, a trilogy by director Anja Breien: "Wives" (1975), a comedy about three young women who travel to Copenhagen after a school reunion, 2 p.m.; "Wives -- Ten Years Later" (1985), about the same three women, 4 p.m.; and "Wives III" (1996), about the women and another reunion, 7 p.m., shown in Norwegian with English subtitles, National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. All three films, $15; single film, $6. 202-783-7370.

HARP RECITAL, Sharon Strange, 3 p.m., Lincoln Congregational Temple, 1701 11th St. NW. Free. 202-332-2640.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA, members of the group perform highlights from Verdi's love story "La Traviata," 4 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free; reservations required. 202-275-2312.

COLORADO STRING QUARTET, recital, works by Carter, Ives, Robert Maggio and Joan Tower, 7 p.m., National Gallery of Art, West Building, garden court, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

Monday 17

CHORAL RECITAL, singers from the city's middle and junior high schools perform spirituals, folk songs and more, 11 a.m., Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

INDIAN DANCING, dancer Deepti Mukund demonstrates classical and folk styles, then performs with the Natyabhoomi School of Dance, 11 a.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford

Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-6735.

KENNEDY CENTER FREE CONCERTS, contemporary classical percussion music by the Contemporary Music Forum, 6 p.m. Monday; excerpts of Andre Previn's "A Streetcar Named Desire," 6 p.m. Tuesday, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-467-4600.

2003 FILM WINNERS, LOSERS, movie critic Richard Brown discusses five films that were expected to

be losers but turned out to be box office successes

and five that were unexpected flops, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

EMBASSY MUSIC RECITAL, the Claremont Trio performs works by Beethoven and Ellen Taffe Zwilich, 7:30 p.m., Embassy of Germany, 4645 Reservoir Rd. NW. $35. 703-960-9876.

CHAMBER MUSIC, the Chinese Music Society and the Japan Choral Group perform works by composers from India, Japan, China, Thailand, Korea and the United States, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

Tuesday 18

BACH, BEETHOVEN RECITAL, by members of the Friday Morning Music Club, noon, Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

FIDDLE MUSIC, the Don Roy Trio and Florence Martin perform Franco-American music, noon Tuesday, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Neptune Plaza, 10 First St. SE, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Kennedy Center, Grand Foyer, 2700 F St. NW. Free. 202-707-5510 or 202-467-4600.

PIANO RECITAL, Hanny Schmid-Wyss, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18.

GERMAN HERITAGE TOUR, Alice Stewart leads a walking tour focusing on areas associated with German immigrants, ending with a visit to the National Archives and a talk about immigration records there, 5:30 p.m., tour starts at the Goethe Institute, 812 Seventh St. NW. $5; registration required. 202-289-1200, Ext. 510.

GROWING BOXWOODS, Lynn R. Batdorf, a curator at the National Boxwood Collection at the U.S. National Arboretum, discusses the best techniques for growing pest-free and disease-free plants and choosing a good site, bring boxwood samples for advice, 7 p.m., Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $15; reservations recommended. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

BEHIND "THE DA VINCI CODE," Jeannine O'Grody, a curator of European art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, discusses the real story behind Dan Brown's book "The Da Vinci Code," 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

IMMIGRATION TALK, Dhooleka S. Raj discusses her book "Where Are You From? Middle-Class Migrants in the Modern World," about first- and second-generation South Asian families living in London, 7 p.m., Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282, Ext. 22.

EMBASSY JAZZ CONCERT, pianist Bernhard Macheiner and percussionist Richard Filz, 8 p.m., Embassy of Austria, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-895-6776.

Wednesday 19

LIVING HISTORY, a performer portrays Flossie Haggard, the mother of musician Merle Haggard, in her migration with her family from Dust Bowl-era Oklahoma to California in the 1930s, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., National Museum of American History, "America on the Move" exhibit, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION EXHIBIT, a curator leads a tour of the new exhibit "With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty," about the events that lead to the landmark Supreme Court decision, the decision itself and its aftermath, noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Great Hall's South Gallery, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-9203.

ROCK MUSIC, the Navy Band's Cruisers, noon, Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

FURNITURE PROGRAM, woodturner Al Hockenbery demonstrates how to use a lathe to create spheres and split turnings that may be used as appliques and molding treatments, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CORCORAN JAZZ CONCERT, pianist Allyn Johnson, 12:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Free. 202-639-1774.

BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION, Kurt L. Schmoke, the dean of the Howard University School of Law and former mayor of Baltimore, discusses the landmark case that ended segregation in public schools, 6:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-1261.

TWILIGHT TATTOO PARADE, Army Band, Fife and Drum Corps, Army Drill Team and elements of the 3rd U.S. Infantry, 7 p.m., Ellipse, Constitution Avenue

NW, between 15th and 17th streets. Free. 202-685-2851.

DEFINING PERSONAL STYLE, discussed by personal fashion shopper Deb Waterman Johns, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $14. 202-639-1770.

CHAMBER MUSIC, the National Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble performs works by Beethoven, Telemann, Lili Boulanger, Ingolf Dahl and Robert Beaser, 7:30 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Free. 202-783-7370.

CHORAL PROGRAM, the Congressional Chorus and the H.D. Woodson High School Chorus perform works by Randall Stroope and Norman Dello Joio, 7:30 p.m., Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. $25. 202-467-4600.

Thursday 20

CATHEDRAL WOODS WALKS, a staff member leads a bird walk through Olmsted Woods, 9 a.m., meet at the George Washington statue on Pilgrim Road; Anne Elsbree and Dede Petri lead a walk to the Woodland Bridge and the outdoor amphitheater, wear sturdy, waterproof shoes, 10 a.m., meet at the Garfield Street entrance to the woods on the grounds of the Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-2319.

PAPER DRESSES, costume specialist Priscilla Wood discusses the inexpensive and disposable garments of the 1960s and shows some of them and their accessories, noon, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-357-2700.

ORGAN RECITAL, Mark Cole, 12:15-12:45 p.m., National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Cir. NW. Free. 202-232-0323.

AIR FORCE BAND CONCERT, 4 p.m., Cleveland Park branch library, 3310 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-3080 or 202-767-5658.

HUMMINGBIRDS TALK, for ages 3 and older, a park ranger discusses the large appetites and constant activity of the birds whose beaks are frequently buried in flowers, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

CHESS TALK, social historian Marilyn Yalom discusses her book "Birth of the Chess Queen: A History," about the development of the chess queen, 7 p.m., Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-357-2700.

SOUTHWEST CHAMBER PLAYERS, members of the group perform Shostakovich and Brahms, 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Donations requested. 202-484-6354.

THEATER TALK, actor Dana Ivey discusses her stage, screen and television career, 7:30 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

AVIATION TALK, Don Lopez, museum deputy director and World War II aviator, discusses the aviation part of his career, including the flying of P-40s in China, teaching at the Air Force Academy and working as an engineer for the Apollo-Saturn and Skylab programs, 8 p.m., National Air and Space Museum, Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free; tickets required; $2.75 ticket service charge. 800-539-2440 or 202-633-2398.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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