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Happy National Dog Day!

pet dog

National Dog Day is August 26.  What a great excuse to appreciate dogs of all shapes and sizes (and breeds) for everything that they offer and do for us.  Whether they are guide dogs, therapy dogs, and/or companion animals, all dogs are special.  These remarkable creatures deserve some love and appreciation!  So find a spot… read more >>

Happy Aviation Day! For Potential Pilots and Aviation Aficionados

Female pilot in plane

Thursday, August 19 is National Aviation Day!  National Aviation Day was created in 1939 to celebrate aviation and to promote interest in aviation. I might work at a public library, but for fun I am a private pilot. I learned a lot by reading about airplanes, aviation, and other pilots as role models before I began my first flying lesson. However,… read more >>

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th calendar

Friday the 13th is a day that makes everyone a little uneasy! But why? Where did this superstition come from?  Historians are not sure why, or when, Friday the 13th became a superstitious date, but they are able to see patterns throughout history that may explain how it happened. In Western cultures, the number 12… read more >>

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2021 is designated as the National Day of Prayer. All Americans, from all walks of life, are encouraged to pray for our nation. All faiths are invited to pray. It is not a political event, nor is it necessarily a religious event.  All Americans are simply encouraged to “turn to God in prayer… read more >>

The Meaning of Easter

Happy Easter banner

April 4, 2021 is Easter Sunday.  Easter is a lovely holiday, and often ushers in the Spring and new growth.  There are flowers, pastels, bunnies, eggs and chocolates!  It is a time to dress up and wear hats and spend time with family. The Religious Side of Easter But there is even more to Easter… read more >>

Mardi Gras!

mardi gras mask, feathers and beads

Mardi Gras! Both words translated from the French mardi meaning Tuesday, gras meaning fat. Reverse the word order and thus we have Fat Tuesday! We’ve all heard stories of the festive Mardi Gras parties from New Orleans’ French Quarter or Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, but here are some things you may not know about the holiday:  Some other names given to this celebration are Shrove Tuesday, Paczki Day, Pancake Tuesday and Carnival. … read more >>

Boxing Day… What is it?

Boxing Day

No, it has nothing to do with the sport of two contending fighters in festive red gloves. Boxing Day is a holiday celebrated in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and a few other countries. Traditionally it is celebrated on December 26, but sometimes falls on the first weekday after Christmas. Boxing Day is often enjoyed by… read more >>

The Christmas Story

The holiday season is a time of wonder, beauty, celebration, and spending time with the people you love.  But it can rapidly become stressful, as well.  There’s a lot of pressure to find the perfect gift, make the perfect feast, create the perfect Christmas memories for your family.  Who hasn’t stood, sweating in a check-out… read more >>

Let’s Celebrate el Dia de los Muertos!

dia-de-los-muertos

Del de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday also known as “The Day of the Dead.”  This means that this a time to welcome back the souls of loved ones who have died, in a reunion of sorts, that includes food, music, and overall celebrations. It is believed that at this time the border between the real world and… read more >>

Fourth of July Books & Craft for Kids

July 4 stars and book

What comes to mind when you think of Red, White, and Blue? It’s that time of the year that everybody looks forward to. From flags and fireworks to parades and outdoor grilling, nothing says summer like the Fourth of July. While this holiday is celebrated by many across the county, families have their own way of celebrating. To add to your celebrations, make this holiday even more enjoyable by… read more >>