MONDAY: Italy's President Scalfaro arrives in Japan for 7-day visit. Wreath-laying ceremony at grave of Thomas Jefferson at Monticello on the 225th anniversary of his birth.

TUESDAY: Lower chamber of Parliament convenes to ratify accession of the Czech Republic to NATO. President Clinton participates in race initiatives town meeting in Houston. Pulitzer Prizes are announced in New York.WEDNESDAY: Deadline for filing federal income tax returns.

THURSDAY: President Clinton attends Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile. Actress Meryl Streep is honored with Bette Davis Lifetime Achievement Award at Boston University. Second annual Native American Film Festival opens in Missoula, Mont.

FRIDAY: 11th Singapore International Film Festival. Finnish Parliament votes on whether the country should join European Economic and Monetary Union.

SATURDAY: Russian President Boris Yeltsin arrives on 3-day visit to Japan for informal talks with Prime Minister Hashimoto. NFL Draft is held in New York.