President Obama, White House Weekend Schedule and Advance preview Week of October 17, 2011


Office of the Press Secretary



On Saturday, the President has no public events scheduled.


On Sunday, the President will deliver remarks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication on the National Mall. The memorial commemorates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his contributions to world peace through non-violent social change. The First Family, the Vice President, and Dr. Biden will also attend. The President’s remarks are open to pre-credentialed media.


Later in the afternoon, the President and the First Lady will host a reception at the White House in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the King Family with members of the civil rights community.  This reception is closed press.


Saturday, October 15, 2011  



11:30AM          Pool Call Time



Sunday, October 16, 2011




9:30AM           Pool Call Time


11:05AM          THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial dedication; THE FIRST FAMILY, THE VICE PRESIDENT, and DR. BIDEN also attend

  National Mall

  Open to Pre-Credentialed Media (In-Town Pool Gather Time 9:55AM – North Doors of the Palm Room)  


3:00PM           THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY host a reception at the White House in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the King Family                       

Blue Room

Closed press


Schedule for Week of October 17, 2011


On Monday, the President will travel to Asheville, North Carolina to begin his three-day American Jobs Act bus tour where he will discuss jobs and the economy. On the first day of the tour, the President will deliver remarks at the Asheville Regional Airport and at West Wilkes High School in Millers Creek, North Carolina. The President will overnight in the Greensboro area.


On Tuesday, the President will be in North Carolina and Virginia for the second day of his American Jobs Act bus tour.  The President will make stops in Jamestown, North Carolina, Emporia, Virginia, and overnight in Hampton, Virginia.


On Wednesday, the President will be in Virginia for the third day of his American Jobs Act bus tour. On the third day of the tour, the President and the First Lady will hold an event at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Virginia where they will discuss the importance of hiring American veterans. The President will visit other Virginia locations before returning to Washington.


On Thursday, the President will welcome to the White House the 13 recipients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor.  Later, the President will host Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg of Norway for a meeting in the Oval Office.  The President met the Prime Minister in December 2009 and welcomes the opportunity to reciprocate the warm hospitality that both he and the First Lady received during that visit.  The United States and Norway are not only close NATO allies, but also partners who cooperate in a wide variety of endeavors all around the world.  The President looks forward to thanking the Prime Minister personally for Norway’s important contribution to the NATO mission in Libya and to consulting with him on issues of common interest, including Afghanistan, Middle East peace, the Arctic, global health, climate change, the famine in Somalia and support for the new democracies in North Africa.


On Friday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

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