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    Events This Week

    Con Candela (Cuban jazz)

    July 15, 20115:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

    The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Gardenlocated on the National Mall at 7th Street and ConstitutionAvenue NW, is bounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison

    Drive and by 7th and 9th Streets.

    The Jazz in the Garden Series is in its 11th season. The free concertseries features an array of jazz artists performing a range of stylesfromswing to progressive to Latin -every Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. to8:30 p.m. at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, rain orshine.

    Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the premises from outside and are subject to confiscation.

    In case of inclement weather, concerts are held inside the Pavilion Cafe. To learn more about Jazz in theGarden concerts and performers, please call(202) 289-3360.

    Sculpture Garden Summer Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)MondayThursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.Friday, 10:00 a.m.9:30 p.m.Sunday, 11:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.

    Pavilion Cafe Hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day)MondayThursday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.Friday, 10:00 a.m.8:30 p.m.Sunday, 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.

    NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART

    6th Street & Constitution Avenue NW

    Washington, DC 20565

    Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-6pm

    Admission is always free

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    Make sure to check out our complimentary wine tastings as well. Try

    out our white wine selection on Wednesday or join us Friday for

    Robs selection from Bacchus Imports. Theres always something

    happening at Zola Wine & Kitchen!

    Salute!

    ZWK

    COMPLIMENTARY WINE TASTINGS

    Friday, July 15, 5:00-7:00 p.m.Rob from Bacchus Imports Joins us to Try Four Wines!

    "Chemistry" by Chehalem Sipp Mack Sylvanerli Four Graces Pinot Noir Tangley Oaks Merlot

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    L2 has been designed as a

    best-in-class lounge that

    competes with scenes found in

    international destinations

    worldwide. The setting, complete

    with outstanding design, is

    appreciated for its refinement.

    The beverage offerings areselected by noted experts clearly

    recognized as some of the best in

    the industry.

    Please feel free to invite

    additional friends- the more the

    merrier. I look forward to a night

    of drinks, dance and ART.

    Cheers!

    Ross

    Artist Reception 7PM-11PM

    R.S.V.P to events@l2lounge.com

    THE EURASIA CENTERannounces that

    THE IRAQI CULTURAL CENTER

    Is Pleased to Present

    Waiting

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    An Exhibition Featuring

    Waleed Arshad

    One of Iraqs most renowned contemporary painters explores the journey that many Iraqis embark on as they attempt to

    navigate the space between home and exile.

    Opening reception

    July 15th at 6:00 p.m.

    Work will be on display till July 30th

    at the Hall of the Center located at

    The Iraqi Cultural Center

    1630 Connecticut Avenue NW

    2nd

    Floor

    Washington, DC 20009

    (202) 527-7009

    RSVP toevents@eurasiacenter.org

    Subsidy Funds Could Grow Ag R&D

    Friday, July 15, 8:45-10:30 a.m.

    Tenth Floor

    American Enterprise Institute

    1150 17 Street NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    Register:http://www.aei.org/event/100436

    Investment in agricultural R&D has proved extraordinarily successful, with a benefit-cost ratio around 20:1. But federal

    spending for agriculture has declined over the past several decades, even though R&D spending could have been

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    doubled in 2009 with a 20 percent reduction in farm subsidies. Philip G. Pardey of the University of Minnesota will explain

    why investment in R&D is so important for increasing agricultural productivity and keeping food prices low.

    Agenda

    8:45 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast

    9:00 a.m. - Panelist

    Philip G. Pardey

    Moderator

    Vincent H. Smith

    10:15 a.m. - Question and Answer

    10:30 a.m. - Adjournment

    Not So Sweet: Sugar, Milk Programs Are Sour for Families

    Friday, July 15, 12:15-2:00 p.m.

    US Capitol Visitors Center

    Congressional Meeting Room South

    Washington, DC 20515

    Register:http://www.aei.org/event/100437

    As a result of federal policies, US families pay nearly twice the world price for sugar and other sweeteners. US sugar

    programs cost the average family $40 per year in higher food costs, and these increased costs have created the high-

    fructose corn syrup industry. Gary Brester of Montana State University will argue that the sugar programs should be

    repealed. As for dairy policy, government policies increase the price of milk for US consumers and increase the income of

    some milk producers. These programs hurt large, efficient dairy farmers and limit innovation, and they should be

    substantially reformed.

    Agenda

    12:15 p.m. - Registration and Luncheon

    12:30 p.m. - Panelists

    Gary Brester, Montana State University

    Joseph V. Balagtas, Purdue University

    Daniel A. Sumner, University of California-Davis

    Jack Roney, American Sugar Alliance

    Moderator

    Barry K. Goodwin, North Carolina State University

    1:45 p.m. - Question and Answer

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    2:00 p.m. - Adjournment

    Open House

    Friday, July 15, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

    Institute of World Politics

    1521 16th Street NW

    Washington, DC 20036-1464

    Register:http://www.iwp.edu/prospective_students/page/Open-House-Registration

    IWP cordially welcomes you to attend one of our Open Houses. These events are excellent opportunities to meet some of

    our professors and students, as well as learn more about the Institute's unique programs and courses. Additionally, the

    $100 Application for Admission fee will be waived if you attend an Open House.

    All Open Houses begin around 5:30 p.m. with a reception and hors d'oeuvres; the information program follows about 45

    minutes later.

    Weekend Concert Series

    July 15

    Latin Night

    Orquesta Le Leyenda

    Verny Varela and his Orchestra

    Rudy Gonzalez y su Locura

    July 22

    Neo Soul Beat Night

    Carolyn Malachi

    Navasha Daya

    Ayanna Gregory

    All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

    Carter Barron Amphitheatre

    (in Rock Creek Park)

    16th street & Colorado Avenue NW

    Free. Up to 4 tickets per person available on the day of performance at:

    Washington Post

    1150 15th Street NW

    beginning at 8:30 a.m.

    or

    Carter Barron Box Office

    16th Street & Colorado Avenue NW

    beginning at 12:00 p.m.

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    "Natural Cure"

    Elizabethan Garden Tours

    Saturday, July 16, 10:00 & 11:00 a.m.

    Folger Shakespeare Library

    201 East Capitol Street SE

    Washington, DC 20003

    Free, no advance reservations required.

    Join us for a docent-guided tour of the Elizabethan Garden for insights into how plants were used for everything

    from cooking and cosmetics to medicine in Shakespeare's day. Many remedies from the period prominently feature

    herbal ingredients, such as the recipe for "plague water" below that includes sage, rosemary, rue, mint, and other

    plants.

    Join Black men from Ward 7 in a day of fellowship and unity for a neighborhood clean-upin the River Terrace Park and Community. Youth are welcome to participate and canreceive community service hours. Hosted by FFOIP (Family & Friends of IncarceratedPeople) and Greater DC Cares' Neighboring Now Initiative. This event is rain or shine!

    When: Satruday July 16, 2011Time: 9:30am-1pm

    (registration/sign-in starts at 9:30am)

    Where: River Terrace Park(Registration/Sign-in will take place at the Gazeebo in River Terrace Park near Anacostia Ave NE &

    Dix Street NE )

    Group Registration: Submit the amount of tickets you want (up to 10). Each ticket needs to include afirst and last name a number or email address to contact that person. Please contact Brandon atmrbrandonandrews@gmail.com with volunteer registration questions.

    If you have questions about the day and/or how your group can donate to this event please contactJackie Mckinney jmckinney@greaterdccares.org (202) 777-4459

    In my humble capacity as one of the Patrons of the Association of Nigerian Women Leaders in Diasp