The Great Backyard Bird Count needs your help! It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious birder or just like watching feathered visitors to your backyard feeder. This citizen-science project wants to know what birds you see. The project lasts for 4 days every February. As long as you can count for at least […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Random Acts of Kindness Week is a whole 7 days dedicated to doing one simple thing: Being kind. And yes, being kind is a simple thing. Even if some people make you want to be just the opposite. But don’t give in. At least for this week. Find ways to be kind. Random […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Burn Awareness Week kicks off the Sunday of the first full week of February. The week’s goal is to raise awareness of burn hazards and help people learn to avoid getting burned. Now you might think avoiding burns is common sense. But you might also be surprised at how many potential hazards you just […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The beginning of tax season also brings us Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. Why? Because every year thieves and scammers use other people’s tax IDs to file tax returns and commit other fraud. So every year the IRS tries to raise awareness of these scams, how to avoid them, and what to do if […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meat lovers rejoice, for Meat Week is here! If it’s the last Sunday in January, then it’s the first day of Meat Week. According to the week’s official website, this celebration involves 8 nights of feasting on meat. But not just any feasting. Coordinated feasting! That’s right, a Captain in each participating city makes […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every year the President of the United States issues a proclamation naming December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. December is a natural month for this, because of the holidays. More people travel to see family for the holidays. Not all by car, of course, but many do drive. And then there are […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
If your birthday’s in December, you share a birthday month with the Bingo game. That’s right, we’re celebrating Bingo’s Birthday Month all December! (Don’t you wish someone would celebrate your birthday all month?) You do know bingo right? It’s a simple game of chance: All players get their own game cards/boards. Each card […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With the holidays in full swing, many parents are now in full shopping mode. And some are already in full panic mode. The reason for all this? Their kids want the latest hot toys. And the parents want to see their kids’ faces light up when they get those toys. But in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
December is a time for family and holiday cheer. Depending on where you live it’s also a time for cold, snow and indoor hibernation. And Buckwheat Month! At least according to the Oldways Whole Grains Council. A few years ago the Council featured a different whole grain each month. December got buckwheat. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s almost time again for the Audubon Christmas Bird Count! This citizen science effort counts birds in specific areas (15-mile diameter circles) between December 14 and January 5 every year. And you can be a part of it. Circles have been established in the US and Canada, as well as Mexico, Central America, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.