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Jan. 11 - 31. GEORGE WASHINGTON'S INAUGURAL ADDRESS — In honor of the 2013 inaugural, the National Archives will display the first and last pages of President George Washington's First Inaugural Address, delivered in New York City on April 30, 1789. The pages are in George Washington's own handwriting.

Location: East Rotunda Gallery.

Contacts: Public Affairs staff 202-357-5300

Jan. 18 - 21. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. WEEKEND OF SERVICE — The HandsOn DC Cares annual MLK Jr. Weekend of Service will be an official event of Presidential Inaugural Committee. Projects are posted at:

Contacts: Harrison Boyd (202-669-3894)

Jan. 18 - 21. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. NASA INAUGURAL ACTIVITIES — NASA will participate in the inauguration of President Obama with several events, including an open house, a star party and a NASA Social; exhibits on the National Mall and at NASA Headquarters.

Contacts: David Weaver (202-358-1600)

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Notes: West Lobby of NASA Headquarters also will be available as a warming center during daylight hours Monday.

Jan. 19 - 22. PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION — In accordance with the requirements of the U.S. Constitution, President Obama and Vice President Biden will officially be sworn in on Sunday, Jan. 20. On Monday, Jan. 21, a ceremonial swearing-in that is open to the public will take place on the West Front of the Capitol. When Inauguration Day falls on a Sunday, the presidential oath is usually administered in a private ceremony on that day and a public ceremony and celebrations are held on the following day. Traditionally the vice president is sworn in first. Following the presidential inaugural speech, the president and vice president attend a congressional luncheon, followed by the Inaugural parade.

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7 a.m. - 11 a.m. Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast. The keynote address will be given by Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger. Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd. NW.

11:30 a.m. The president and vice president will be sworn in the traditional ceremonial swearing in ceremony at the U.S. Capitol that is open to the public. Note: Per tradition, the event is hosted by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies and media credentials for this event are issued by the Senate Media Galleries. NOTES: Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will administer the oath of office for Vice President Joseph Biden. Myrlie Evers-Williams will deliver the invocation. The Rev. Luis Leon of St. John's Church will give the benediction. Beyonce will sing the national anthem, Kelly Clarkson will perform "My Country 'Tis of Thee" and James Taylor will sing "America the Beautiful". Inaugural poet Richard Blanco.

2:35 p.m. Inaugural Parade. Location: Viewing stands and bleachers are lined along Pennsylvania Avenue. Open press.

6 p.m. The Commander in Chiefs Inaugural Ball. Pooled press. Location: Washington Convention Center. Perfomers to include: Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Chris Cornell, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson and Marc Anthony will perform at the Commander-in-Chiefs Ball. The balls are also available for military personnel at

6:30 p.m. Official Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center - Halls A, B and C. Open press. 7 p.m. start for Halls D and E, which will be pooled press. Performers include: At The Inaugural Ball, Alicia Keys, Black Violin, Brad Paisley, Far East Movement, FUN., members of the Glee cast, John Legend, Katy Perry, Mana, Smokey Robinson, Soundgarden, Stevie Wonder and Usher will perform on multiple stages.

Contacts:, ((202) 350-4260)

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8 a.m. - 1 p.m. CAIR - OPEN HOUSE — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) holds an Inauguration Day open house at its Capitol Hill headquarters during President Obamas second-term swearing-in ceremony and address.

Location: CAIR Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Ave. SE, intersection of New Jersey Ave. and E Street.

Contacts: Robert McCaw, CAIR (202-488-8787, 202-742-6448)



12 p.m. - 3 p.m. PETA - DANCING VEGGIES — PETA members, dressed as a carrot, a stalk of celery, and the planet Earth; wearing patriotic red, white, and blue hats; and holding signs that read, "Turn the White House Green, Go Vegan," will be dancing through the Inauguration Day crowd in Washington on Monday.

Location: In the vicinity of Capitol Hill.

Contacts: Sophia Charchuk (323-210-2275)

1 p.m. MS PATIENT - PROSTHETIC — Follow-up appointment with an MS patient who is confined to a wheelchair with very limited use of her limbs and was fitted with an elbow brace that allows her to move her arms for the first time since being stricken with the disease. With John Jacob, certified prosthetist and orthotist, and patient Kristen Kaltreider of Ellicott City, Md.

Location: Ability Prosthetics & Orthotics Inc., 73B Thomas Johnson Drive, Frederick, Md.

Contacts: Katherine Heerbrandt, 717-451-4261



OFFICIAL INAUGURAL BALLS — There are two official Inaugural Balls. The Commander In Chief's Ball open to it is open to select members of the U.S. military and The Inaugural Ball which is open to the general public. Both are being held at the Washington Convention Center. See listing under "Presidential Inauguration for more details. Online at:

Location: Walter Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW.

Notes: For a full list of the some 32 "unofficial" balls go to: Some larger events are listed in the Daybook.

7 p.m. AMBASSADORS INAUGURAL BALL — 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball.

Location: Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square, 801 K Street, NW.

Contacts: Media Inquiries/credentials Trea Davenport (

8 p.m. 7TH ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLEAN ENERGY INAUGURAL BALL — Co-organized by The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). This year's bi-partisan Honorary Committee is comprised of 25 Members of the House and Senate who have distinguished themselves as environmental and clean energy policy leaders. Attendees include: Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren. Special Guests also include Robert Perciasepe and Deputy Assistant to President Obama for Climate Change Heather Zichal.

Location: Sequoia Restaurant, 3000 K St. NW

Contacts: Sequoia Restaurant 202-944-4200

Doug Durante 301-718-0077

Sheri Lausin (logistics) 703-966-7992

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8 p.m. GW UNIVERSITY INAUGURAL BALL — George Washington University's inaugural ball. George Washington University experts are available to comment on various aspects of President Obama's second term. To schedule an interview, contact Jill Sankey at 202-994-6466 or

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW.

Contacts: Angela Olson (202-994-3087)

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