*Congress is in recess to mark Veterans' Day.
*President Reagan attends a memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery and places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at 11 a.m.
*The Global Foundation holds a news conference on technical and scientific aspects of the Strategic Defense Initiative, 10 a.m. at the Mayflower Hotel. TUESDAY
*The Cato Institute sponsors a policy forum entitled "Free Trade vs. Fair Trade: Is Protectionism Just?" at 4 p.m. at the institute, 224 Second St. SE. Phone 546-0200.
*The Heritage Foundation sponsors a lecture with Stanley Rothman on "Elites in Conflict: Ideology and the Perception of Risk" at noon in the foundation's Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Phone 546-4400.
*The National Conference on Health Policy and Quality of Care for Older Americans begins today and continues Wednesday at the Radisson Mark Plaza Hotel in Alexandria. Phone 728-4888.
*Reps. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), Larry J. Hopkins (R-Ky.) and Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) hold a news conference to discuss publication of the study "Reorganizing America's Defense: Leadership in War and Peace," 9 a.m. in Room 2118 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
*Presidential adviser Paul Nitze and Assistant Secretary of State Richard Schifter hold a news briefing on the upcoming Geneva summit, 10:30 a.m. at the White House.
*The Agriculture Department reports on world crop production.
*The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights sponsors a two-day public consultation hearing on housing discrimination issues, beginning today at 1:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. in the Departmental Auditorium on Constitution Avenue. Phone 376-8177 for details. WEDNESDAY
*U.S. trade policy is the topic of a roundtable conference, "U.S. Trade Policy at the Crossroads," 8 to 9:30 p.m. at American University's University Center. Reps. Don Bonker (D-Wash.) and William V. Alexander (D-Ark.) are to attend. Phone 885-6247 for details.
*The President's Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management holds an open meeting, 9:30 a.m. in Room 2212 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Scheduled to appear are Reps. William L. Dickinson (R-Ala.), Charles E. Bennett (D-Fla.), Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Mel Levine (D-Calif.) and Sen. Nancy Landon Kassebaum (R-Kan.)
*"Electing Congress in '86: Candidates, Issues, PACs and Outlook" is the title of a Congressional Quarterly program, beginning at 9 a.m. today and Thursday at the Mayflower Hotel. Call 887-8620.
*National security affairs adviser Robert C. McFarlane holds a briefing on the upcoming Geneva summit, 4 p.m. at the White House.
*The Bureau of the Census reports on September housing completions.
*HHS Secretary Margaret M. Heckler opens the conference "Breast Cancer: A Report to the American Woman" at 9 a.m. in the Building 10 Amphitheater on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda. THURSDAY
*The National Association of Manufacturers sponsors a trade meeting at which U.S. Trade Representative Clayton Yeutter will speak, 8:30 a.m. at The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-Tex.) and Rep. Nancy L. Johnson (R-Conn.) are to attend. Phone 626-3700.
*The American Association for Budget and Program Analysis sponsors a symposium on budgeting with Rep. William H. Gray III (D-Pa.) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. Phone 941-4300.
*The Environmental and Energy Study Conference meets to examine the administration plan for government oversight of biotechnology, 9:30 a.m. in Room 385 of the Russell Senate Office Building.
*Secretary of State George P. Shultz holds a news conference on the upcoming Geneva summit, 10 a.m. in Room 450 of the Executive Office Building.
*High Frontier Project director Daniel Graham discusses the Strategic Defense Initiative at a National Press Club morning newsmaker program, 9 a.m. at the club. Phone 662-7500.
*The Federal Reserve Board reports on money stock measures and factors affecting reserves of depository institutions. . rence o Chairman Terrence M. Scanlon meets with representatives of the National Endowment for the Arts to discuss the commission and industry's interests in promoting a standard for labeling art materials for chronic hazards, 2:30 p.m. at NEA headquarters, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Phone 634-7740.
*The Bureau of the Census reports on September manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales.
*"Governmental Audits and the Private Sector" seminar is sponsored by the Institute of Internal Auditors, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the 13th floor of the National Press Club. Phone 532-6539 or 694-5812.
*The Bureau of Labor statistics issues a release on October producer prices.
*The Federal Reserve Board reports on September consumer installment credit, October industrial production, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions and condition of large commercial banks.