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Endangered Species Day

April 29, 2021 — Although we will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, another important date for our planet is May 21, Endangered Species Day. The first known species to disappear forever was the dodo bird. Dutch sailors mentioned it in records in 1598. But by 1662 it was gone; hunted to extinction. This was one of the first... Read More

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 9

April 29, 2021 — Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family (whether it is a biological mother, surrogate, foster, aunt, cousin, neighbor, nana, or grandmother), as well as motherhood. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis and Julie Ward Howe in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday six years later... Read More

Earth Day: Helping the Environment and Ourselves

April 9, 2021 — April 22 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, begun in 1970 and celebrated around the world. Earth Day reminds us of our personal and collective responsibility to preserve and protect our environment. For many, the word “environment” means the natural world: the mountains, forests, rivers, oceans, animals, and the air around us. To others, the... Read More

Administrative Professionals Day: April 21, 2021

April 9, 2021 — Join us in honoring the administrative professionals at our building on April 21! This holiday was started by International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in 1952 as a way to celebrate administrative professionals around the world. Please take the time to do something thoughtful or tell the administrative professionals in your life how much you... Read More

Hark thee! ‘Tis Talk like Shakespeare Day!

April 9, 2021 — National Talk Like Shakespeare Day, April 23, honors playwright, poet, actor, and writer William Shakespeare. Although his birthday is questionable, many scholars suggest it was April 23, 1564. Truly happenstance, Shakespeare passed on the same day 52 years later! This holiday was first declared by Chicago Mayor Daley on the 445th anniversary of the famous... Read More

April Word Search

April 9, 2021 — Find and circle the 15 words listed below. Find words straight across, up and down, and diagonally. All words are forwards reading only. No backward. Good luck! Word List ARTIST AWARENESS CLASSIC COPE EARTH EASTER EGG ENVIRONMENT JELLY PEANUT BUTTER RECYCLE SHAKESPEARE STRESS THERAPY VACCINE

A New Way to Enjoy an Old Favorite

April 9, 2021 — Peanut butter and jelly milkshakes are a tasty twist on an old favorite for adults and kids. That’s right! Now, you can have your peanut butter and jelly in a glass! Enjoy this delicious classic creation as a special treat on Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, April 2! The hardest part is deciding between crunchy... Read More

Social Workers are Essential

February 28, 2021 — Every March during National Social Work Month we recognize the empathy and hard work Social Workers display in their service as advocates, advisors, counselors, and facilitators for the underserved in public settings. Social workers are essential to community well-being, which is why the theme for this year’s Social Work Month is Social Workers Are Essential!... Read More

March 20 is Oral Health Day: What Can I Do to Maintain Good Oral Health?

February 28, 2021 — Here are some tips to maintain a healthy mouth and strong teeth. Drink fluoridated water and brush with fluoride toothpaste. Practice good oral hygiene. Brush teeth thoroughly twice a day and floss daily between the teeth to remove dental plaque. Visit your dentist at least once a year, even if you have no natural teeth... Read More

Crochet: An Ideal Craft for People of All Ages

February 28, 2021 — Crocheting has been a favorite craft for generations, and with good reason. Mastering the art of crochet enables you to create wonderful and useable pieces of art, at a very reasonable cost. There is only yarn, a crochet hook, and possibly a crochet pattern. And as a beginner, if you drop a stitch or make... Read More