Thursday 10

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

ANIMAL SCULPTURES, a park ranger discusses animals that live in the forest and helps visitors re-create them in clay, 4 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

Friday 11

GARDEN STORIES, for ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult, a staff member reads stories, leads a hands-on activity and gives a garden tour, 10:30 a.m., Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $7 per child and adult pair; reservations required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

CLASSICAL PIANO RECITAL, Ann Joseph performs works by Liszt, Ravel and Debussy, noon, Arts Club of Washington, 2017 I St. NW. Free. 202-331-7282.

GARDENING FOR WILDLIFE, Dave Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation discusses how to provide a haven for wildlife using specialized landscape design and gardening techniques, noon, U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. Free; registration required. 202-226-4082.

MUSEUM JAZZ CONCERT, guitarist Jerry Gordon, 5-8 p.m., National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

COCKTAIL PARTY, SILENT AUCTION, hosted by the Dupont Circle Citizens Association to benefit the renovation of the John Wiebenson Playground at Ross Elementary School, auction items include paintings, sculptures, vintage wines, dinners for two, weekend getaways and more, 7-10 p.m., Carnegie Institution, 16th and P streets NW. $25. 202-265-2164.

Saturday 12

GEORGETOWN CIVIL WAR TOUR, a park ranger leads a 90-minute walk to historic sites and discusses how the war tested the loyalties of area residents, 10 a.m., C&O Canal Georgetown Visitor Center, 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Free. 202-653-5190.

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP, magazine photographer Tom Wolff teaches basic techniques and creative aspects of garden photography using Polaroid samples to demonstrate how to make effective shots, bring a camera and two rolls of 36-exposure film, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. $15; reservations required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

AFRICAN MASKS, a docent reads stories based on animal-oriented masks and leads a walk through the exhibit "Playful Performers," 10:30 a.m.-noon, National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

RUG TALK, Steven Price discusses prayer rugs, 10:30 a.m., Textile Museum, 2320 S St. NW. Free. 202-667-0441.

NEW KIDS ZOO EXHIBIT, open house for Kids' Farm, with animals, interactive games, arts and crafts, zookeeper talks and more, ice cream and juice served, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., National Zoological Park, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-673-4925.

FLAG DAY PROGRAM, World War II theme, with stories, crafts, music by the Navy Band's Sea Chanters, flag designing and folding demonstrations and a performance by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown, noon-4 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHORAL CONCERT, Navy Band's Sea Chanters, noon, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

ARCHITECTURE DOCUMENTARY, "A Constructive Madness," about the Peter Lewis House project in the Cleveland area; architect Frank Gehry's structure was first envisioned as a $5 million suburban home and evolved into an $80 million mansion/museum before the project was cancelled nine years later, shown in conjunction with the exhibit "Symphony in Steel," 1 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $7; students, $5; registration required. 202-272-2448.

EGG CONTAINER CONTEST, for ages 8 and older, prizes awarded to those who can construct an egg container -- using a piece of paper and a rubber band -- that can withstand a fall from a second-floor balcony, 2-4 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $10; registration required. 202-272-2448.

WORLD WAR II PHOTO EXHIBIT, curator Michelle Delaney discusses the museum's efforts to collect photographs and family albums from the 1940s and photographs by Robert Capa, the Scurlock Studio and Navy photographer John Wesley Stipe, 2 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

MYSTERY BOOK TALK, Louis Bayard discusses his book "Mr. Timothy: A Novel," in which the Dickens character, Timothy Cratchit (Tiny Tim), is an adult and tries to solve a Victorian murder mystery, 2 p.m., Chevy Chase branch library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. 202-282-0021.

PUPPET SHOW AND HIKE, a park ranger teaches about animals that live in Rock Creek Park by using puppets and leads a short hike on Woodland Trail, 2 p.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

CHILDREN'S DUCK PROGRAM, for ages 4-10, a park ranger discusses mallards that live in Rock Creek Park, what they like to eat and how they make nests, 3 p.m., Peirce Barn, Tilden Street and Beach Drive NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

GARDEN POLLINATORS, a staff member discusses bees, butterflies and other creatures, 5 p.m., National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. NE. Free. 202-245-5898.

ROCK MUSIC, the Ohio Players and the Bar-Kays, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. $20, plus a $2.75 service charge. 202-426-0486.

Sunday 13

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS TRAINING representatives of the District's Emergency Management Agency discuss emergency preparedness, including evacuation routes, in English with Spanish interpretation, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Church of the Sacred Heart, 16th Street and Park Road NW. Free. 202-727-2985, Ext. 1137.

ROCK CREEK PARK BIKE RIDE, for ages 10 and older, a park ranger leads a ride to Boundary Bridge, bring a bike, a helmet and water, 11 a.m., Rock Creek Park Nature Center, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. Free. 202-895-6070.

CHILDREN'S STORIES IN ART, for ages 4-8, a docent reads Meredith Hooper's "Dogs' Night," about what would happen if puppies were allowed to play in an art museum, and helps children create a craft to take home, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., meet at the West Building Rotunda of the National Gallery of Art, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6880.

FURNITURE MARQUETRY, Jim Luck, a member of the Annapolis Woodworkers Guild, shows how to create inlays, noon-3 p.m., Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

ARCHAEOLOGY EXHIBIT, Helmut Brinker, a University of Zurich professor, leads a tour of the exhibit "Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries," including 6th century statues unearthed in China, noon Sunday; Lukas Nickel, also a University of Zurich professor, leads a tour of the exhibit and discusses his experiences in the excavation of the sculptures in Shandong Province, noon Monday, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

TUDOR PLACE TOUR, docents lead a tour of the mansion and discuss how members of the Custis-Peter family served in the military, 2:30 p.m., 1644 31st St. NW. $6; reservations required. 202-965-0400, Ext. 109.

MOTOWN DOCUMENTARY, Paul Justman's "Standing in the Shadow of Motown" (2002), archival footage, reenactments, reminiscences and performances, 3:15 p.m., City Museum of Washington, D.C., 801 K St. NW. $10; seniors and students, $5. 202-383-1809.

NATIONAL GALLERY ORCHESTRA, concert, works by Stravinsky, Ravel, Ginastera and Silvestre Rivueltas, 7 p.m., National Gallery of Art, East Building atrium, 600 Constitution Ave. NW. Free. 202-842-6941.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Friday Morning Music Club Chorale performs works by Schubert and Mozart, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 16th and O streets NW. Free. 202-333-2075.

JAZZ CONCERT, Navy Band's Commodores, 7:30 p.m., Carter Barron Amphitheatre, 16th Street and Colorado Avenue NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

HOLOCAUST PROGRAM, for ages 9-12 accompanied by an adult, docents and museum educators lead a tour of exhibits and help children create a miniature exhibit to take home, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-6162.

Monday 14

"ANIMALS, INC.," Kenneth A. Tucker and Vandana Allman, executives from the Gallup Organization, discuss their book "Animals, Inc.: A Business Parable for the 21st Century," a humorous work about barnyard animals who try to run a successful business, noon, Library of Congress, Madison Building, West Dining Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5221.

TERRORISM FORUM, Justice Department officials and legal scholars from the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University and the University of Minnesota discuss the Patriot Act, First Amendment protections, enemy combatants and military tribunals; representatives from Russia and France discuss their approaches to the prosecution of crime in the wake of world terrorism, 1-5 p.m., Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Coolidge Auditorium, 10 First St. SE. Free. 917-376-8900.

BICYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM, for adults and children accompanied by an adult, representatives from the D.C. Department of Transportation discuss the difficulties of riding in traffic, how to avoid hazards and accidents, the use of gears for a comfortable ride and basic bicycle maintenance, 6-8:30 p.m. Monday; group bike ride, 10 a.m.-noon June 20, 3rd District Police Station, 1620 V St. NW. Free. 202-628-2500.

FLAG MYTHS AND HISTORY, authors Karal Ann Marling and Vincent Virga discuss Marling's book "Old Glory: Unfurling History," 6:30 p.m., Library of Congress, Madison Building, Mumford Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Free. 202-707-5221.

PLAY EXCERPTS, Open Theatre/DC performs music, dance and excerpts from August Strindberg's "A Dream Play," 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $18. 202-639-1770.

NAVY BAND CONCERT, 8 p.m., west side of the Capitol. Free. 202-433-2525.

COMEDY FILM, Shemi Zarhin's "Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi" (2003), about a high school student who takes care of his family's needs to the exclusion of his own, 8 p.m., in Hebrew with English subtitles, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $9; seniors and students, $8. 800-494-8497 or 202-777-3248.

Tuesday 15

"GROWING UP DEAF," Hannah Joyner discusses her history book "From Pity to Pride: Growing Up Deaf in the Old South," about a group of deaf, wealthy young men in antebellum South; lecture includes sign language interpretation, noon, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW. Free. 202-727-2145.

GOSPEL MUSIC, the Paschall Brothers, a gospel quartet from Chesapeake, Va., noon, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, Neptune Plaza, 10 First St. SE. Free. 202-707-5510.

CLASSICAL MUSIC, the Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra and organist Eric Plutz perform works by Rheinberger and Saint-Saens, 12:10 p.m., Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW. Free. 202-347-2635, Ext. 18, or 202-333-2075.

PALISADES BOOK BINGO, for ages 9-12, a librarian uses book titles as bingo squares, prizes awarded, 4 p.m., Palisades branch library, 49th and V streets NW. Free. 202-282-3139.

CORCORAN CABARET, jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck performs, 7 p.m., Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. $20. 202-639-1770.

AUSTRIAN EMBASSY ART RECEPTION, for drawings and watercolors, mostly of the human body, by Hortensia Fussy, light refreshments served, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday; exhibit continues, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, through Sept. 10, 3524 International Ct. NW. Free; reservations required. 202-895-6776.

NAVY BAND CONCERT, the Navy Band, 8 p.m., Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-433-2525.

Wednesday 16

STUDENT HISTORY COMPETITION, local middle and high school student finalists present their projects and performances for the "Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History" competition, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Free. 202-633-1000.

CHORAL CONCERT, the Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants, noon, National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Free. 202-767-5658.

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

HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR LECTURE, Rabbi Jacob Wiener, a native of Bremen, Germany, discusses his arrest by the Nazis on Kristallnacht, the anti-Jewish pogrom in November 1938, 1 p.m., U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. SW. Free. 202-488-0427.

1940s TRIBUTE, Douglas Bowles conducts a 12-piece orchestra and singers perform 1940s music, sponsored by Cultural Tourism DC's program "America Celebrates the Greatest Generation," 7:30 p.m.; cocktails, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul's Episcopal Church Center, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street NW. $20; students and seniors, $10. 202-726-2080, Ext. 11.

TWILIGHT TATTOO PARADE, Army Band, Fife and Drum Corps, Army Drill Team and elements of the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), 7 p.m. Wednesdays, through June 30, Ellipse, Constitution Avenue NW, between 15th and 17th streets. Free. 202-685-2851.

FINNISH FILMS, "A Stone Left Unturned" (2000), a tragicomedy about a father-son relationship, and "Geography of Fear" (2000), about a serial killer, female vigilantes and a war between the sexes in Helsinki, in Finnish with English subtitles, 7 p.m., National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. $6; students and ages 60 and older, $6. 202-783-7370.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE, New Mexico-based architect Antoine Predock discusses his works in the exhibit "Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete," 8-9:30 p.m.; reception, 6:30-8 p.m.; curator-led tour, 7 p.m., National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $20; students, $10. 202-272-2448.

CAPITOL HILL MASTER PLAN UPDATE, Alan M. Hantman, the architect of the Capitol, discusses the plan for the Capitol campus, 8 p.m.; refreshments, 7:30 p.m., St. Peter's Catholic Church Hall, Second and C streets SE. Free. 202-543-0425.

Thursday 17

CATHEDRAL WOODS WALKS, a staff member leads a walk and discusses how to identify trees in Olmsted Woods, wear sturdy waterproof shoes, 10 a.m., meet at the Garfield Street entrance to the woods, grounds of Washington National Cathedral, Massachusetts and Wisconsin avenues NW. Free. 202-537-2319.

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

FREER CONCERT, violinist Simon Shaheen and Qantara, an eight-piece band, perform a fusion of Arab, jazz, Latin and Western classical music, 7 p.m., steps of the Freer Gallery of Art, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW. Free. 202-633-1000.

SOUTHWEST CHAMBER MUSIC PLAYERS, concert, works by Schumann, Johan Peder Emilius Hartmann and Beethoven, 7:30 p.m., St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, Sixth Street and Maine Avenue SW. Free. 202-484-6354.

ENGLISH BAROQUE MUSIC, by Ensemble Gaudior, 7:30 p.m., St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Third and A streets SE. $20. 301-330-0072.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER

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