MONDAY Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev begins three-day official visit to Greece. The US Embassy and Consular Section in Athens and the US Consulate General in Thessaloniki will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day, marking the birthdays of US Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. «Accounting for Non-Accountants,» is the title of a seminar held by the Focus Center for Training and Development and the City University of Seattle, North Athens Site. For details, call 210.994.0109. TUESDAY The Swedish Institute at Athens is holding a memorial lecture in celebration of the life and work of its former director, the late Paul Astrom, presented by Dr Katie Demakopoulou, former director of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The lecture, titled «Midea: The Excavation of a Mycenaean Citadel,» will be hosted by the Italian Archaeological School (14-16 Parthenonos, Makriyanni) at 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY Conference on «Alternative Energy-Saving Technologies for Buildings» by the Swedish Trade Council and the Swedish Embassy in Athens with representatives of leading Swedish firms, the Greek Development Ministry and the Center for Renewable Energy Sources. At the Divani Caravel Hotel. For details, call 210.724.6373, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.swedishtrade.se/grekland. Lecture on behavioral and developmental disorders from the perspective of an allergist/immunologist, by Dr John Moissidis, MD. In English. At the International School of Athens (Xenias & Artemidos, Kefalari, Kifissia, tel 210.623.3888) at 6 p.m. «Small Secrets of Big Sales» is the title of a seminar by Akis Angelakis and Image A Seminars. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. To book a place, call 210.251.2988 or e-mail [email protected] THURSDAY EnergyReS ’09, the 3rd International Exhibition on Energy Saving and Renewable Energy Sources opens at the Hellenikon Exhibition Center. Until February 22. Presentation of the opportunities and benefits of the e-Cert service in Greece by Penny Underwood and Richard Street of i2i, held by the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce in association with the Hellenic Irish Business Association. At the Center for Management & Administration (1st floor, 5-7 Vas. Constantinou) at 11 a.m. The 30-euro fee includes lunch. SATURDAY Republicans Abroad Greece is holding its Mardi Gras Masked Ball at the St George Lycabettus Hotel. For reservations, telephone Katerina at 210.674.6179, Kathy at 210.803.2504 or Joanna at 210.774.6719.