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National Park Service will implement metered parking around the National Mall starting June 12, 2017. Please visit the National Parks Service website for more information.
All the Presidents' Gardens

From plant-obsessed George Washington to Michelle Obama's kitchen garden, the White House grounds have mirrored American garden history and changing fashions in horticulture and design. Author Marta McDowell offers a survey of their transformations and traditions, featuring the presidents, first ladies, and their gardeners.    

Date
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Adrenaline Rush: How To Write Suspense Fiction

Nothing quickens the pulse like a good thriller. Award-winning author John Gilstrap presents an informative, entertaining day-long program on the crafting of intelligent suspense fiction. Through lively lectures and writing exercises, students get a peek at the skeleton that gives structure to the stories that keep us reading long into the night.

Date
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Rise of Women in Science: 250 Years of Trailblazers

Marie Curie may have been the first woman to win the Nobel Prize, but women have made their mark in the sciences long before and after that 1903 accolade. Historian Marsha Richmond tells the stories of influential women celebrated as scientific innovators, as well as those whose opportunities and work were denied or repressed. (An optional tour of the Smithsonian Libraries’ Biodiversity Heritage Library is available to program participants.)

Date
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Unpack the Secrets of Better Vacations

The essential ingredient for a memorable vacation may not be something you can pack in your carry-on: It’s your outlook on travel. Jamie Kurtz, an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University, draws on the growing research on happiness and decision-making to offer practical advice on crafting a more meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful travel experience.

Date
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 6:45 p.m.
Niagara Falls: A Summer Spectacular
3-Day Tour

One of North America’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders is the perfect destination for a visit that includes all the don’t-miss attractions of Niagara Falls—and a memorable dinner in one of Ontario’s most historic and charming towns.

Date
Depart: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00 a.m.
Return: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 8:30 p.m.