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Colin Powell: On Life and Leadership

Gen. Colin Powell is one of America’s most respected and admired public figures. He shares his thoughts on reaching goals and realizing dreams during a life spent in service to his country.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
City as Canvas: Three Distinctive New York Museums
All-Day Tour

Discover El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Studio Museum in Harlem as museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker guides a lively exploration of how art reflects urban history and culture.

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:00 A.M.
The Smithsonian Encore Chorale, After Hours
15-Session Course Plus Performance

Spend Wednesday evenings in song and in good company. The Encore Chorale, made up of singers 55 and older, begins a new series of 15 weekly rehearsals leading to a performance.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Ken Follett: Looking Back at the Tumultuous 20th Century

Storyteller extraordinaire Ken Follett discusses Edge of Eternity, the final installment of his epic Century Trilogy, which follows the saga of five intertwined who loved, hated, fought, and lived large against the backdrop of churning social, political, and economic turmoil.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Breakfast at the Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh, Baby!

For Resident Promoter members or below; Smithsonian staff; and eligible Friends of the Smithsonian members: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 A.M.
Richard Nixon’s Secret White House Tapes: Echoes of a Cover-up

Historian Ken Hughes, a research specialist on the White House tapes, unravels how the Watergate cover-up connects to wider revelations of secrets and lies in the Nixon administration.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
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