Month of the Military Child

Month of the Military Child

Every April

A military childhood in the 1950’s was very much informed by WWII. My brothers and I often heard stories from our dad - and from other kids - about things that had happened to their...

Anzac Day

Anzac Day

Every April 25th

The Anzac Day tradition has meaning for us all / And if we listen closely we can hear their mournful calls. / Fighting for the freedom, the freedom of this land / Fighting for their...

Care For Your Grandparents Month

Care For Your Grandparents Month

Every June

EIJING—Confucius described old age as a ‘good and pleasant thing’ which caused you to be ‘gently shouldered off the stage, but given a comfortable front stall as spectator’. This honorable sentiment paints a melancholic image...

World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day

5th May (First Sunday Of May)

Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.Red Skelton Everybody knows that laughing feels good, but...

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day

Every February 1st

People would stand in line for days and pay hundreds of dollars if there were a pill that could do everything for a child that reading aloud does. It expands their interest in books, vocabulary...

No One Eats Alone Day

No One Eats Alone Day

Every February 15th

Growing up in middle and high school can be difficult. Known for its social cliches and drama, if you don’t have friends throughout those years, then it can be hard. Social isolation is a pervading...