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november 23
Landscaping to Attract Birds Longing to glimpse a red-breasted nuthatch or a black-throated blue warbler? Maybe all you need is a little bit of good advice. Get your life singing, with the call of a gray hawk or a least grebe wood stork. Find out what plants lure these lusciously luminous fliers out of the skies and into your own back yard today, when the Native Plant So-ciety reveals its secret tips and techniques for bird wooing. 1-3 p.m. Houston Arboretum Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 681-8433. Free.

november 24
Junior School Holiday Exhibition Today, the Glassell School's youngest artists -- ages 4 to 18 -- will show the fruits of their artistic toils at an opening reception featuring holiday entertainment and refreshments. If you've been thinking about signing up your little scribbler for some art classes, this is a good opportunity to see what happens inside that beautiful new building. 5-6:30 p.m., The Glassell Junior School, 5100 Montrose, 639-7300. Free.

november 25
Read Minds by Reading Body Language If you only listen to someone's words, you're probably missing a lot. It's estimated that ninety-two percent of communication is nonverbal, and if you don't know how to read body talk, then words will end up confusing you no end. Sandy Bell, a personal coach and corporate trainer, explains all. 6-8:45 p.m. The Texas Commerce Building, 4265 San Felipe, 7th floor. Call 968-9885 to register. $10.

november 26
Walt Disney's World on Ice -- Aladdin Disney unleashes yet another creation based on an enormously successful animated film. This time it's Aladdin, and the medium is musical theater performed on ice skates, on the flooded and frozen floor of the Compaq Center. With over 300 props, 22 sets and a bi-level stage design, this production promises to be a spectacle of Roman proportions -- well, no, that'd be Hercules. Thru Nov. 30. 7:30 p.m. tonight (see Thrills, Kids for other times and dates). Compaq Center, 10 Greenway Plaza, 629-3700. $10.50-$16.50.

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Lee Williams