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Pet Obesity Awareness Day

From the moment we open our eyes and turn on the television for our morning news till we close our cell phones and get ready for bed we are bombarded with how healthy we should be or how fit we should look.  Ads and social media tell us what to...

National Good Neighbor Day

Today, each day is filled with the many tasks we do.  We are all extremely busy, many of us rushing around with barely a chance to glance to the side or to have a meaningful conversation with people we see beyond a simple “hello.”  We typically live in communities, be...

National Cleanup Day

Did You Know...Almost 8 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year? National CleanUp Day was created by hiking enthusiasts Steve Jewett and Bill Willoughby in partnership with Clean Trails, a nonprofit that works to keep the outdoors clean. The unofficial holiday raises awareness about cleanliness and...

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Have you ever watched ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and wondered, “What would it have been like to be a pirate back in those old days?”  Well, today is your chance to get in touch with your Inner Pirate. Today is ‘International Talk Like a Pirate Day!’ And, we thought it...

Happiness Happens Day

Created in 1999 as "Admit You’re Happy Day," this unofficial holiday encourages people to be open about their happiness and share it with others.  The holiday is based on the premise that happiness is unlimited and contagious. And, that sharing one's happiness can bring a lot of joy to other...

Watermelon Day

August 3 is an annual holiday that celebrates everyone's favorite summer fruit. Made of 92% water and full of Vitamins A, C, and antioxidants, watermelon is an ancient food that is believed to have originated in tropical Africa. In fact, historians have found evidence of watermelon cultivation as far back...

Today Is National Ice Cream Day!

Did you know that some studies have shown people buy and consume more ice cream on a Sunday than any other day of the week? That makes it incredibly synchronistic that this year's National Ice Cream Day lands on Sunday! Why not take the kids out to get their favorite...

Inclusive Playgrounds Benefit All Children

Playground design has changed over the years. In the 1980s and 1990s, playgrounds consisted of multi-level platforms with slides, jungle gyms and monkey bars, as well as swings – bucket swings for babies and standard swings for older kids. Although enjoyed by the majority of children who played on them,...

Positive Impact of Parks on Communities

In the technology-centric world we live in, the latest smartphone, tablet, and gaming system are ever present in the lives of adults and children, alike. And no matter how advanced these devices become, they will be outdated as soon as they hit stores. Parks, on the other hand, are timeless,...