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calendula Flower - Calendula (signifies cheerfulness and friendship)

Alternate Flowers - Marigold, Cosmos

Birthstone - Opal (signifies hope and innocence)

Alternate Birthstone - Pink Tourmaline

October Name Origin - October is Latin for eighth (it was originally the eighth month)

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October 1
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medical symbol National Child Health Day 2018 (first Monday) - See The Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

globe World Habitat Day 2018 (first Monday) - This was designated by the United Nations. See Habitats on WikipediA.

smilie Send a Smile Day - Send a happy e-card, postal mail card or text message to someone who needs it. See Smile Poems and Quotes.

cookie National Homemade Cookie Day - See Cookie Scrapbook Ideas.

Less Than Perfect Day - I couldn't find any specific information about this day. Maybe it is a time to accept that there is no such thing as a perfect day. See Perfectionism Quotes.

music notes Compact Disc Birthday - The first music CD was released on this day in 1982. It was Billy Joel's 52nd Street.

International Day of Older Persons - This was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 1990. See Growing Older Poems and Quotes.

car Model T Birthday - The Ford Model T was introduced on this day in 1908. See Car Poems and Quotes.

mailboxPostcard Birthday - The first postcards were issued on this day in 1869 in Vienna, Austria. See Postal Poems and Quotes.

mailboxSpecial Delivery Birthday - The post office began special delivery mail service in the United States in 1885. See Postal Poems and Quotes.

spinach World Vegetarian Day - The North American Vegetarian Society was established on this day in 1977. See Vegetable Poems and Quotes.

ferris wheel Walt Disney World Day - Walt Disney World opened on this day in 1971 in Orlando, Florida. See Amusement Park Poems and Quotes.

baseball World Series Birthday - The first Major League baseball World Series started on this day in 1903. The Boston Americans beat the Pittsburgh Pirates. See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

tree Yosemite National Park Anniversary - Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 with the help of naturalist John Muir.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Jimmy Carter (born in 1924) - He was the thirty-ninth president.

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October 2
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medical symbol National Child Health Day 2017 (first Monday) - See The Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

globe World Habitat Day 2017 (first Monday) - This was designated by the United Nations. See Habitats on WikipediA.

angel Guardian Angel Day - See Angel Poems and Quotes.

car Name Your Car Day - See Naming Your Car and Car Poems and Quotes.

National Custodial Worker Day - Thank all those hard workers who keep your surroundings pleasant.

television Twilight Zone Birthday - Twilight Zone debuted on this day in 1959.

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October 3
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backpack International Walk to School Day 2018 (first Wednesday) - This was started in 2000.

fall leaf Look at the Leaves Day - Whether the leaves are starting to turn in your area depends on where you live. See Leaf Poems and Quotes.

Techies Day - With all the electronic equipment we use nowadays, techies are invaluable. See Modern Technology Poems and Quotes.

television Captain Kangaroo Anniversary - Captain Kangaroo debuted on this day in 1955.

television Family TV Show Day - Unfortunately most TV shows seem to be geared to specific ages but if you do a little research you will find a few suitable for the entire family.

television Mickey Mouse Club Birthday - Mickey Mouse Club debuted on this day in 1955.

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October 4
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backpack International Walk to School Day 2017 (first Wednesday) - This was started in 2000.

medical symbol National Depression Screening Day® 2018 (first Thursday)- See Screening for Mental Health®.

fork and spoon Taco Day (also celebrated on June 12)

elephantWorld Animal Day - This is a day to recognize and be thankful for the way animals enrich our lives. See World Animal Day and Animal Poems and Quotes.

newspaperSnoopy's Birthday - Snoopy made his first appearance in a Peanuts cartoon on this day in 1950.

golf cart National Golf Day Anniversary - This is sponsored by the PGA as a charitable fund raising event. The date for the event varies by year but the first National Golf Day was held on this day in 1952. See Golf.com and Golf Scrapbook Ideas.

music notes Toot Your Flute Day - Humility is a wonderful trait but once in a while we need to 'blow your own horn', especially when you are looking for a job, trying for a promotion or something like that. On the other hand, since I couldn't find much info on this holiday, it may be in honor of all the flautists out there. See Musical Instrument Poems and Quotes.

Ten-Four Day - In radio operator lingo 'ten-four' signifies an affirmative response.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Rutherford B. Hayes (born in 1822) - He was the nineteenth president.

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October 5
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Diversity Day 2018 (first Friday) - Today is the day to celebrate our differences and the contributions we all make. See Poems and Quotes about Tolerance.

bell bottom jeans Lee National Denim Day 2018 (first Friday) - This is a huge fundraiser for breast cancer research. See Denim Poems and Quotes.

smilie World Smile Day® 2018 (first Friday) - On this day do something to make someone smile. In 1963 commercial artist Harvey Ball created the now familiar yellow and black smiley face symbol. In 1999 Harvey created World Smile Day® because he felt the commercialization of the symbol had detracted from his original intention of it standing for kindness and happiness. See Smile Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Depression Screening Day® 2017 (first Thursday)- See Screening for Mental Health®.

Do Something Nice Day - Wouldn't it be great if everyone celebrated this day?

Long Walk Day - On June 20, 1970 David Kunst set off to be the first person to walk around the world. Twenty-one pairs of shoes and over four years later he finished his walk on this day in 1974. See Fitness Poems and Quotes.

book National Storytelling Day - If there are children in your life, everyday is a good day for storytelling.

National Be Nice to Lawyers Day - Lawyers do not get much respect, until you happen to need one! See Legal Humor.

apple World Teacher's Day - This was created in 1994. See Teacher Poems and Quotes.

baseball World Series Radio Broadcast Anniversary - The World Series was broadcast on radio for the first time in 1921. The New York Giants beat the New York Yankees five games to three. See Baseball Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Chester A. Arthur (born in 1829) - He was the twenty-first president.

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October 6
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money bag International Frugal Fun Day 2018 (first Saturday) - See Frugal Fun. This site has info not only on frugal fun but also low cost ideas for every aspect of your life.

Diversity Day 2017 (first Friday) - Today is the day to celebrate our differences and the contributions we all make. See Poems and Quotes about Tolerance.

bell bottom jeans Lee National Denim Day 2017 (first Friday) - This is a huge fundraiser for breast cancer research. See Denim Poems and Quotes.

smilie World Smile Day® 2017 (first Friday) - On this day do something to make someone smile. In 1963 commercial artist Harvey Ball created the now familiar yellow and black smiley face symbol. In 1999 Harvey created World Smile Day® because he felt the commercialization of the symbol had detracted from his original intention of it standing for kindness and happiness. See Smile Poems and Quotes.

hat Mad Hatter Day - This date comes from the slip of paper on the Mad Hatter's top hat in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland that says "10/6". Wear a silly hat or do any other silly thing you want to do today. See Hat Poems and Quotes.

garlicGarlic Lovers Day - See Cooking With Garlic.

movie camera Talking Motion Picture Birthday - The first motion picture to use spoken dialog was The Jazz Singer, which premiered on this day in 1927. It was created by Warner Brothers using a wax record for the sound and synchronizing the record with the film.

stethoscope Physician Assistant Day - I am a big fan of physician's assistants. The ones I have been to have taken much more time than a regular doctor. One PA actually diagnosed a rare condition before it got to a critical stage. See Health Care Worker Poems and Quotes.

pedigree chart German-American Heritage Day - On this day in 1683 thirteen German families arrived in Philadelphia and eventually founded Germantown, Pennsylvania. This was designated in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan.

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October 7
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pedigree chart Intergeneration Day 2018 (first Sunday) - This is also known as Bridge the Generation Gap Day. See Intergeneration Day.

money bag International Frugal Fun Day 2017 (first Saturday) - See Frugal Fun. This site has info not only on frugal fun but also low cost ideas for every aspect of your life.

fork and spoon Frappe Day - See these Frappe Recipes.

rose National Flower Day - On this day in 1986, President Ronald Reagan signed the bill that made the rose the national flower. See Flower Poems and Quotes.

bubble Bathtub Day - Light some candles in the bathroom and take a long relaxing bubble bath or put a pillow on the end of the tub so you can lay back and read a book. See Bubble Bath Scrapbook Ideas.

movie camera G-Rated Birthday - It was in 1968 that the Motion Picture Association of America's film-rating system was developed. The G rating (general audiences, all ages admitted) is the only rating that has not changed.

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October 8
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red, white and blue ribbon Columbus Day 2018 (observed second Monday) - Christopher Columbus arrived in America on October 12, 1492. Many Native Americans do not consider this a day to celebrate.

Canada flag Canadian Thanksgiving Day 2018 (second Monday) - This was designated by the Canadian Parliament in 1957.

cross National Clergy Appreciation Day 2017 (second Sunday) - See Clergy Scrapbook Ideas.

pedigree chart Intergeneration Day 2017 (first Sunday) - This is also known as Bridge the Generation Gap Day. See Intergeneration Day.

American Touch Tag Day - Tag is one of the oldest and most popular children's games worldwide. Get a group of kids together and have fun.

Children's Day - This was designated by President Bill Clinton in 2000.

Back to Basics Day - See Back to Basic Living.

Lovable Lawyers Day - Lawyers get a bad rap by the general public but keep in mind that they have friends and family who see their good points. See Legal Humor.

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October 9
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Canada flag Canadian Thanksgiving Day 2017 (second Monday) - This was designated by the Canadian Parliament in 1957.

red, white and blue ribbon Columbus Day 2017 (observed second Monday) - Christopher Columbus arrived in America on October 12, 1492. Many Native Americans do not consider this a day to celebrate.

sneaker National Sneakers Day - I have worn sneakers most of the days of my life, except when I go barefoot. See Shoe Poems and Quotes.

Curious Events Day - This is a day to ponder mysterious things.

telephone Two-way Telephone Conversation Anniversary The first two-way long-distance telephone conversation was on this day in 1876 between Boston and Cambridge. See Phone Poems and Quotes.

firefighter hat Fire Prevention Day - See Fire Safety Tips and Firefighter Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Leif Erikson Day - This was designated by Congress in 1963. It is a day set aside to honor Leif Erikson and his fellow Norwegian explorers who were the first Europeans to arrive in North America.

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October 10
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nurse's cap Emergency Nurses Day 2018 (second Wednesday) - See the Emergency Nurses Association and Nurse Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol SAVE Today 2018 (second Wednesday) - SAVE stands for Stop America's Violence Everywhere. This day was created in 1995 by the American Medical Association Alliance.

teddy bear Take Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day 2018 (second Wednesday) - See Teddy Bear Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Angel Food Cake Day

Tuxedo Day - The tuxedo was introduced at a ball at the Tuxedo Club in New York in 1886.

medical symbol World Mental Health Day - Designated by The World Federation for Mental Health to promote mental health awareness and education.

red, white and blue ribbon U.S. Naval Academy Anniversary - The U.S. Naval Academy was established on this day in 1845. See Navy Poems and Quotes.

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October 11
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nurse's cap Emergency Nurses Day 2017 (second Wednesday) - See the Emergency Nurses Association and Nurse Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol SAVE Today 2017 (second Wednesday) - SAVE stands for Stop America's Violence Everywhere. This day was created in 1995 by the American Medical Association Alliance.

teddy bear Take Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day 2017 (second Wednesday) - See Teddy Bear Poems and Quotes.

balloons It's My Party Day - Any day is a good day for a party. See Party Poems and Quotes.

female symbol 'You Go, Girl' Day - This is a day to show appreciation to females who have accomplished something or who are doing a good job at something.

pizza Sausage Pizza Day - Order in a pizza and look at Food Poems and Quotes.

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October 12
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eggs World Egg Day 2018 (second Friday) - This was designated by the International Egg Commission.

Destiny Day - If you do not feel that where you are headed is your true destiny, now is the time to change directions.

bowl of gumboNational Gumbo Day

barn Old Farmers Day - Without farmers the United States would never have grown and prospered. Thank all farmers, young and old, for all they provide us. See Farm Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon U.S. Navy Memorial Anniversary - The U.S. Navy Memorial was dedicated on this day in 1991 in Washington D.C. See Navy Poems and Quotes.

Freethought Day - This is observed by freethinkers, humanists and others on the anniversary of the end of the Salem witch trials. See Freethought Day.

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October 13
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eggs World Egg Day 2017 (second Friday) - This was designated by the International Egg Commission.

Skeptics Day (or so they claim) - This is also listed as January 13th and the first Friday the 13th of the year.

red, white and blue ribbon U. S. Navy Birthday - The Continental Congress established the Continental Navy on this day in 1775. See Navy Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day - See The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network.

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October 14
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cross National Clergy Appreciation Day 2018 (second Sunday) - See Clergy Scrapbook Ideas.

cake National Dessert Day - See Dessert Scrapbook Ideas.

Bald is Beautiful Day (also celebrated on September 13) - See Baldness Quotes.

book Winnie-the-Pooh Anniversary - The first Winnie-the-Pooh book was published on this day in 1926. See Teddy Bear Poems and Quotes.

National FRUMP Day - This day honors all FRUMPS, that is Frugal, Responsible, Unpretentious, Mature Persons.

national lower case day - It is much easier to read an email or text message that has correct capitalization. For those who do not want to take the time to do that at least type in all lower case and not IN ALL UPPER CASE.

medical symbol Occupational Therapy Day - As designated by President George Bush in 1992. See The American Occupational Therapy Association.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Dwight D. Eisenhower (born in 1890) - He was the thirty-fourth president.

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October 15
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medical symbol International Adjust Your Chair Day 2018 (third Monday) - Many people sit in a chair everyday that is not in an ergonomically correct position. This can cause all kinds of problems over the long term, especially if you work at a computer. See Healthy Computing.

cross Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day 2017 (third Sunday) - Thank your children's Sunday School teacher who works every Sunday morning without pay to give your child knowledge of the bible.

candy Sweetest Day 2017 (third Sunday) - The first Sweetest Day was in 1921 when candy makers in Cleveland, Ohio gave boxes of candy to the poor and needy. Several other candy makers in different places at different times have done the same thing. Some people today celebrate this as a day for women to give candy to their husbands or boyfriends. Others see it as a day to be extra nice today to those less fortunate than you. Even someone with little time or money can spare a smile or kind word.

mushroom National Mushroom Day - See Fresh Mushrooms - Nature's Hidden Treasure.

book National Poetry Day - This is the birthday of the Roman poet Virgil. See The Academy of American Poets.

frowning smilie National Grouch Day - Grouches have this day set aside to celebrate, in whatever way grouches celebrate.

needle and thread Sewing Lovers Day - Get together with other sewing lovers and swap patterns or left over fabric. See Sewing Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day - This was designated by House of Representatives Resolution 222 in 2006. See Compassionate Friends, Baby Memorial Albums, and Child Memorial Albums.

medical symbol White Cane Safety Day - This was created in 1964 to celebrate the independence given to visually impaired people by a white cane.

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October 16
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medical symbol International Adjust Your Chair Day 2017 (third Monday) - Many people sit in a chair everyday that is not in an ergonomically correct position. This can cause all kinds of problems over the long term, especially if you work at a computer. See Healthy Computing.

book Dictionary Day - Noah Webster, who created the first American dictionary, was born on this day in 1758.

book Learn a Word Day - This is a another day created in honor of Noah Webster's birthday. Webster, who created the first American dictionary was born on this day in 1758.

National Boss Day - A card or verbal thanks to your boss is probably more appropriate than a gift for this day. If there are several people employed where you work it would be better to get together and decide what to do rather than let it become a competition to see who give the best gift. See Business Humor.

cat National Feral Cat Day - My cat, Pixel, comes from a feral cat colony that my daughter takes care of with the help of a neighbor. I am very proud of what my daughter has accomplished. When she moved there cats were all over the neighborhood. Many of them were thin, unhealthy looking with eye infections and other problems. In the first spring there were numerous litters of kittens born, many didn't survive but enough to keep the population growing. She spent a lot of time and money feeding and providing shelter as well as trapping cats. There is a great program in Wichita ran by the humane society called PAL (prevent a litter) that offers low cost spay/neuter and shots at a discount which helped a lot. But she spent a lot of money on other medical care. A few years later you see only a few healthy looking cats and there was only one litter of kittens this past spring. See National Cat Day.

fork and spoon World Food Day - See The U.S. Committee for World Food Day.

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October 17
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dress Wear Something Gaudy Day - If you are going to celebrate this day at work it would be best if you let others know about it before hand instead of wondering why you look the way you do.

book Black Poetry Day - This day celebrates the Jupiter Hammon, the first published African-American poet. Check your public library for the works of Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, Paul Laurence Dunbar, or your favorite black poet.

money bag International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - This was started in 1987 in Paris to remember victims of extreme poverty. In 1992 the United Nations General Assembly designated this as a day for governments and others to work together on the issue of poverty.

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October 18
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cupcake National Chocolate Cupcake Day

squirrel Watch a Squirrel Day - Squirrels can cause damage if they get in your attic and they can be a problem if you put out food for birds. However, they are a lot of fun to watch. I would suggest squirrel proofing your bird feeder and setting up some feeders just for squirrels. See Squirrel Poems.

medical symbol National Concern About Young People and Violence Day - Any solution concerning young people and violence has to involve parents and teachers as well as legal authorities.

No Beard Day - I am not sure of the origin or purpose of this day. Perhaps it was started by some wife who is tired of getting scratches on her face from her husbands beard.

female symbol World Menopause Day - See The North American Menopause Society, Menopause Info and Resources and A Humorous Female View of Aging.

red, white and blue ribbon Women in Military Service Memorial - The Women in Military Service for America Memorial was dedicated in 1997.

flag Alaska Admission Day - Alaska became the 49th state in 19??. It was transferred from Russia to the U.S. in 1867. See Alaska Poems and Quotes.

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October 19
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Change Your Life Day - Many of us think about things we could do to change our lives. Today is the day to stop thinking and start doing.

money bag Get Smart About Credit Day (third Thursday) - Many people have no idea the real cost of things they buy on credit when they only pay the minimum monthly payment. The sooner you learn the more money you will have in your pocket to buy other things.

red, white and blue ribbon Star-Spangled Banner Debut - The Star-Spangled Banner was first sung in public in 1814.

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October 20
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medical symbol National Mammography Day 2018 (third Friday) - See The American Cancer Society.

Shampoo Day - I couldn't find any info about this day. My favorite shampoo is Herbal Essence Long Term Relationship. First I am not allergic to it and second it keeps my long hair from frizzing so much or being dry.

Suspenders Day - If you prefer suspenders over a belt this is a day to celebrate. Personally I much prefer men with belts instead of suspenders. However, right now I wouldn't care what guys used as long as they didn't have their pants half way down.

International Air Traffic Control Day - See Aviation Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Brandied Fruit Day

medical symbol World Osteoporosis Day - See The International Osteoporosis Foundation.

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October 21
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cross Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day 2018 (third Sunday) - Thank your children's Sunday School teacher who works every Sunday morning without pay to give your child knowledge of the bible.

candy Sweetest Day 2018 (third Sunday) - The first Sweetest Day was in 1921 when candy makers in Cleveland, Ohio gave boxes of candy to the poor and needy. Several other candy makers in different places at different times have done the same thing. Some people today celebrate this as a day for women to give candy to their husbands or boyfriends. Others see it as a day to be extra nice today to those less fortunate than you. Even someone with little time or money can spare a smile or kind word.

medical symbol National Mammography Day 2017 (third Friday) - See The American Cancer Society.

fork and spoon Garbanzo Bean Day - Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas. I do not like them by themselves but like them quite well in many recipes.

button Count Your Buttons Day - I have a large collection of old buttons so it might take me a while to count them. For other people the celebration of this day may only take a few minutes.

lizard Reptile Awareness Day - I don't see the attraction of having a reptile as a pet but I have friends and family members who do. See Reptile Poems and Quotes.

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October 22
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female symbol Mother-in-Law Day 2017 (fourth Sunday) - This was created in 2002, I assume by someone who is blessed with a good mother-in-law. See In-Law Poems and Quotes.

recycle symbol Clean Up the Earth Day - Earth Day only comes once a year so this day was created halfway between to remind us that the concern for the environment is not just a one day thing. See Environment Poems and Quotes.

pretzelEat a Pretzel Day - Read all about pretzels on Wikipedia.

fork and spoon National Nut Day - You can either eat nuts or act nutty, whichever suits you.

National Knee Day - This is another holiday that I can't find any info about. It could be a day to think about your arthritis but I prefer to celebrate by wearing a short skirt.

Parachute Birthday - The first practical parachute was invented by Louis-Sebastian Lenormand in 1783.

book Scientific Literature Day - Scientific journals that require peer review for publication are extremely important. People can and do make all kinds of outlandish claims and it would be difficult for the general public to check everything out.

medical symbol Stuttering Awareness Day - See The Stuttering Foundation®.

car Used Car Dealership Birthday - The first used car dealership was opened on this day in London, England in 1897. See Car Poems and Quotes.

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October 23
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Do-It-Yourself Day - On this day in 1910, Blanche Scott was the first female to fly solo in an airplane. See Home Improvement Poems and Quotes.

soccer ball Soccer Player Day - See Soccer Poems and Quotes.

Mole Day - This day is to promote interest in chemistry. The date comes from Avogadro's Number (6.02 x 10^23). See the National Mole Day Foundation, Inc.

television TV Talk Show Host Day - This is the birthday of Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show from 1962 - 1992.

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October 24
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medical symbol Lung Health Day 2018 (fourth Wednesday) - See The American Lung Association and The American Association for Respiratory Care so we can all breathe easier.

candy Hershey Inc. Day - The Hershey Company was incorporated on this day in 1927. See Chocolate Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon National Bologna Day - This day is very easy to celebrate. Have sandwiches for lunch and dinner and do something fun during the time you would normally be cooking.

40-Hour Work Week Day - On this day in 1938 the Fair Labor Standards Act went into effect. See Business Poems and Quotes.

telephone poles Transcontinental Telegram Birthday - On this day in 1861 the first transcontinental telegram was sent.

United Nations Day - The official start of the United Nations was on this day in 1945 when the charter was ratified.

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October 25
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medical symbol Lung Health Day 2017 (fourth Wednesday) - See The American Lung Association and The American Association for Respiratory Care so we can all breathe easier.

pizza World Pizza Maker's Day - Call in a pizza order and look at Food Poems and Quotes.

macaroni World Pasta Day - See The National Pasta Association.

smilie National Cartoonists Against Crime Day - This day is in honor of cartoonists who promote crime prevention through their cartoons.

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October 26
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jack o'lantern National Pumpkin Day - This is the day to select and carve a pumpkin in preparation for Halloween. Don't forget to save the pumpkin seeds for toasting.

car Horseless Carriage Day - See Car Poems and Quotes.

mule Mule Day - The first mules in America arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1785. They were a gift from King Charles III of Spain.

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October 27
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boxers Boxer Shorts Birthday - Boxer shorts were introduced in 1901.

book Birthday of Dylan Thomas - Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, was born on this day in 1914. He wrote Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.

red, white and blue ribbon Navy Day - This was started in 1922. It is celebrated on the birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt because he was a strong supporter of the Navy. See Navy Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President Theodore Roosevelt (born in 1858) - He was the twenty-sixth president.

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October 28
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female symbol Mother-in-Law Day 2018 (fourth Sunday) - This was created in 2002, I assume by someone who is blessed with a good mother-in-law. See In-Law Poems and Quotes.

house Make a Difference Day (fourth Saturday) - This was created by USA Weekend Magazine. This is the day to help your neighbors or help out with local projects in your city or town.

pickup truck Ugly Pickup Truck Day - I enjoy looking at shiny new trucks but I have a special fondness for trucks with 'character' that only come after years of hard work and fun. See Vehicle Poems and Quotes.

candy National Chocolate Day - See Chocolate Poems and Quotes.

teddy bear Plush Animal Lovers Day - Plush animals are not just for children, a lot of adults collect stuffed animals as well.

jack o'lantern Bring Your Jack-O-Lantern to Work Day

at symbol Bill Gates - Microsoft CEO and noted philanthropist, Bill Gates, was born on this day in 1955. See Computer Nerd Humor.

badge Criminal Fingerprints Day - The first national fingerprint repository was created in 1904 by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. See Fingerprinting on WikipediA and Law Enforcement Poems and Quotes.

red, white and blue ribbon Separation of Church and State Day - On this day in 1963 the Supreme Court ruled that bible reading in public schools is unconstitutional.

red, white and blue ribbon Statue of Liberty Day - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on this day in 1886.

Ticker-Tape Parade Birthday - The first ticker-tape parade was on this day in 1886. It was not a planned event but a spontaneous response to the dedication of the statue of liberty. Since ticker-tape machines are no longer used the paper in ticker-tape parades is mostly shredded waste office paper. See Parades.

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October 29
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cat National Cat Day - My cat, Pixel, believes everyday should be cat day. See National Cat Day.

at symbol Internet Birthday - The first internet transmission of data was on this day 1969 between the University of California in Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute. See Internet Safety Tips and Internet Poems and Quotes.

Hermit Day - Curl up with a good book and enjoy a day of peace and quiet.

fork and spoon National Oatmeal Day - See Quakeroatmeal.com for info and recipes.

money bag Stock market Crash - On October 24 1929 there was a major dip in stock prices but by afternoon things recovered. Four days later, on the 29th, there was an even larger crash without a recovery. This marked the beginning of the Great Depression.

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October 30
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candy corn Candy Corn Day - Brach's alone sells enough candy corn every year to circle the earth more than four times if the pieces were laid end to end. I wonder how much is purchased because people like it and how much just for decorative purposes or because it is traditional. I also wonder how much gets eaten and how much gets thrown out after it gets stale. See Halloween Poems and Quotes.

badge Devil's Night - In Detroit, Michigan starting in the 1930's this night was a time for acts of petty vandalism like soaping windows, toilet papering yards, etc. But staring in the 70's the vandalism became destructive and included arson. In 1995 the city organized Angel's Night. They have more than 50,000 volunteers patrolling the streets and a youth curfew starting at 6 p.m. This has greatly reduced the problem.

Mischief Night - In many places this is a night when you might be expected to have things written on your car windows with soap or toilet paper strewn over your shrubs. It is a lot of fun for pre-teens and teens to be able to do things they ordinarily wouldn't but can easily get out of hand. When I was growing up the older kids did these things on Halloween when the younger kids were trick or treating.

Bodybuilders Day - See Exercise and Fitness Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Create a Great Funeral Day - This was created in 1999 by author, Stephanie West Allen. Whether you are someone who like to have things done your way or whether you just don't want to burden the loved ones you leave with the task, pre-planning your funeral is a good idea.

red, white and blue ribbon Birthday of President John Adams (born in 1735) - He was the second president.

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October 31
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jack o'lantern Halloween - See Halloween Poems and Quotes and Halloween Safety Tips.

apple National Caramel Apple Day - This was one of my favorite Halloween treats as a child.

smilie Knock-Knock Joke Day - Kids of trick-or-treating age also like knock-knock jokes. So have some ready for the kids who come to your door tonight. For those who don't care for knock-knock jokes here's one you might enjoy telling:
Knock, Knock.
Who's there?
Police.
Police who?
Police stop telling knock, knock jokes!

magic wand Magic Day - This was created by the Society of American Magicians to commemorate the death of Harry Houdini who was president of that group when he died on this day in 1926.

Increase Your Psychic Powers Day - Whether or no psychic powers are something you have control over I don't know. But you can certainly improve your ability to read others intentions and emotions simply by watching expressions and body language more closely and listening for changes in tone of voice.

jack o'lantern Trick or Treat for UNICEF Day - The United Nations Children's Fund was formerly called the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and that is where the acronym UNICEF comes from. One of their fund raisers is having children trick or treat for UNICEF donations instead of candy.

red, white and blue ribbon Mount Rushmore Anniversary - The sculptures on Mount Rushmore were started October 4, 1927 and completed on this day in 1941.

flag Nevada Admission Day - Nevada became the 46th state in 1907. See Nevada Poems and Quotes.

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Month-Long Events

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jack o'lantern Halloween Safety Month - See Halloween Safety Tips and The Halloween Safety Guide.

Trick of Treat for UNICEF Month - See The United Nations Children's Fund.

music notes Country Music Month - See the Country Music on WikipediA and Music Scrapbook Ideas.

skates Roller Skating Month - See Skating Poems and Quotes.

mailboxStamp Collecting Month - See Stamp Scrapbook Ideas.

8-ball Billiards Awareness Month - See Cue Sports on WikipediA and Pool Quotes.

Class Reunion Month - If your class has a reunion next year, now is the time to start planning. Some things can wait but setting a date, securing a location and compiling a list of current addresses needs to be done months ahead. A Yahoo Group can be very helpful for brainstorming ideas but it works better to have a committee of three or four people make the final decisions--and I speak from experience! See Class Reunion Scrapbook Ideas.

pedigree chart Family History Month - For a good starting point in researching your family history go to Cyndi's List.

clock Clock Month - See Time Poems and Quotes.

dinosaur Dinosaur Month (started in 1997) - See Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

suitcase Discover America Month - See Discover America - The Official Travel and Tourism Website of the United States.

dog Adopt a Shelter Animal Month - See ASPCA.org and Pet Scrapbook Ideas.

dog Animal Safety and Protection Month - See Doggies.com.

at symbol eCard Month - There are many different eCard websites so I won't try to list them. I am sure your friends and family would be happy to receive an eCard no matter which site you choose.

at symbol Children's Internet Safety Month - This was designated by the Senate in 2000. See S@fer Internet.

at symbol High Tech Month - This was designated by Congress in 1985 as being in October (joint resolution H.J.RES.128), but most calendars now list it in January. See Modern Technology Poems and Quotes.

at symbol Computer Learning Month - See Computer Scrapbook Ideas.

at symbol National Cybersecurity Awareness Month - See The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email.

Positive Attitude Month - See Develop a Positive Attitude for Stress Relief and Optimism Quotes.

Listen to Your Inner Critic Month - This is a tricky one. Many people over forty and those with low self-esteem are overly critical of ourselves. That can lead to depression and missed opportunities. Many people under forty have been given an over-inflated sense of self-esteem (from the current policies of many schools and parenting books). That can lead to disappointments, bankruptcy and other problems (from taking on more than they are capable of and not getting praise for mediocre performance).

Pajama Month - I am not sure why there is a special month to celebrate pajamas. But I guess October was chosen because the weather is getting cool enough that those of us who opt out of pjs either have to start wearing them or turn on the furnace.

Right-Brainers Rule Month - See Your Dominant Brain Type and Its Effect on Study Habits and Are You Right or Left Brained? (The quiz showed I am 75% left-brained, pretty accurate I would say).

Communicate with Your Kid Month - See Parenting Without Pressure.

book Reading Group Month (created by the Women's National Book Association in 2007) - See National Reading Group Month.

Go on a Field Trip Month

backpack Walk to School Month.

Head Start Awareness Month - This was designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Since 1965 the Head Start program has benefited millions of pre-school children. See The National Head Start Association.

Let's Talk Month - This is a campaign coordinated by Advocates for Youth to encourage parents to talk to their children about sexuality and relationships.

Sarcasm Month - Sarcasm can be funny when it is not directed at you or when you know the other person is joking. But be careful of using with children - they often take it seriously.

cross Clergy Appreciation Month - See Clergy Scrapbook Ideas.

comb Cosmetology Month - See Hair Related Poems and Quotes.

Diversity Awareness Month - See Poems and Quotes about Tolerance.

Energy Management Month - There are many websites with quick and easy ways to manage your energy use. You will save money and also help the environment.

car Fall Car Care Month - See CarCare.org and Car Scrapbook Ideas.

female symbol Women's Small Business Month - See Business Networks for Women.

Workplace Politics Awareness Month - See Office Politics.

badge Crime Prevention Month - See The National Crime Prevention Council.

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month - This was designated by Congress in 1989. See The Domestic Violence Awareness Project.

Remember the Loss of a Child Month - See Compassionate Friends, Baby Memorial Albums, and Child Memorial Albums.

apple Apple Month (goes through November) - See the U.S. Apple Association and Fruit Poems and Quotes.

fork and spoon Applejack Month - See info about applejack on Wikipedia.

candy Caramel Month - See CandyAddict.com.

tomato Celebrate Sun Dried Tomatoes Month - See sun-dried-tomatoes.com.

bowl of chiliChili Month

cookie Cookie Month - See Cookie Scrapbook Ideas.

cake Dessert Month - See Dessert Scrapbook Ideas.

fork and spoon Eat Better, Eat Together Month - See Why Families Should Eat Dinner Together.

fork and spoon Go Hog Wild - Eat Country Ham Month - See The National Country Ham Association.

fork and spoon World Hunger Awareness Month

macaroni Pasta Month - See The National Pasta Association.

pizza Pizza Month - Order in and look at Food Poems and Quotes.

popcorn Popcorn Poppin' Month - Make popcorn in a pan instead of the microwave. Using the fireplace would be even better. See The Popcorn Board and Popcorn Poems.

fork and spoon Pork Month - See Pork Recipes.

pretzelPretzel Month - Read all about pretzels on Wikipedia.

car Auto Battery Safety Month - See Battery Safety Tips.

toothbrush National Dental Hygiene Month - If your teeth have not been professional cleaned in more than a year, please call for an appointment now. That may not seem necessary when you are young and your mouth is healthy but the consequences of not taking care of your teeth and gums when you are young will be major when you are older. See American Dental Hygienists' Association and Teeth Poems and Quotes.

guide dog Service Dog Month - See Service Dogs on K9 Web.

glasses Blindness Awareness Month - See The Low Vision Gateway and Prevent Blindness.org.

glasses Eye Injury Prevention Month - See The Eye Health Center on WebMD.

glasses Glaucoma Awareness Month - As observed by The American Academy of Opthalmology.

glasses Lazy Eye Month - See All About Amblyopia.

pharmacy symbol Talk About Prescriptions Month - If you get prescriptions from more than one doctor be sure they both know what the other doctor has prescribed. Also let your pharmacy know of any medication you get from another pharmacy or any OTC medication you use. See The National Council on Patient Information and Education.

medical symbol AIDS Awareness Month - This was designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. See AIDS.org.

medical symbol National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (started in 1984)

medical symbol Campaign for Healthier Babies Month - See National Birth Defects Prevention Network and the March of Dimes website.

medical symbol Children's Health Month - This was designated by the EPA to promote the awareness of environmental risks affecting children. See Children's Health Protection.

medical symbol Depression and Mental Health Month - See Mental Health America.

medical symbol National Disability Employment Awareness Month - This was designated by Congress in 1988. See The Office of Disability Employment Policy.

medical symbol National Down Syndrome Awareness Month - See The National Down Syndrome Society.

medical symbol Dryer Vent Safety Month (sometimes listed as January) - See FixItNow.com.

medical symbol Family Sexuality Education Month - See Talking to Teens About Sex.

medical symbol Health Literacy Month - The more you know about staying healthy the better your future will be. See Health Literacy Month.org.

medical symbol Emotional Wellness Month - See Words of Wellness.

medical symbol Healthy Lung Month - See The American Lung Association so we can all breathe easier.

medical symbol Family Health Month - See The American Academy of Family Physicians.

medical symbol Liver Awareness Month - See The American Liver Foundation.

medical symbol Long-Term Care Planning Month - See The National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information.

medical symbol March for Babies (formerly known as WalkAmerica) - Get more info at the March of Dimes March for Babies® website.

medical symbol National Medical Librarians Month - See The Medical Library Association.

medical symbol Orthodontic Health Month - Straight teeth are not just important for cosmetic reasons and better function. I just found out that crooked teeth contribute to gum disease in later life because it is more difficult to effectively floss.

medical symbol National Physical Therapy Month - I had no idea of the value of physical therapy until I had back surgery last year. I first opted out of therapy to save time, money and trouble. Eventually my lack of progress led me to try it. It not only made me feel better but I quickly got back my strength and mobility. See The American Physical Therapy Association.

medical symbol Prenatal Infection Awareness Month - This was designated by Group B Strep International.

medical symbol Rett Syndrome Awareness Month - See The International Rett Syndrome Foundation.

medical symbol RSV Awareness Month - The Respiratory Syncytial virus may cause only minor cold symptoms in adults but can cause major problems for babies and small children. See KidsHealth.

medical symbol National Spina Bifida Awareness Month - See The Spina Bifida Association.

medical symbol Spinal Health Month - See spine-health.

medical symbol Substance Abuse Prevention Month

medical symbol Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month - See The American SIDS Institute and First Candle.

medical symbol Walk for Diabetes Month - See The American Diabetes Association.

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Week-Long Events

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medical symbol Hearing Aid Awareness week
(date varies)
See The International Hearing Society.

desk National Work From Home Week
(1 - 7)
Many jobs can be done just as well from home, saving commuting time, office space and gasoline. If you think your job could be done at home, talk to your employer.

music notes National Carry a Tune Week
(week that includes the 7th)
William Billings, first American composer, was born on 7 October, 1746. See Music Poems and Quotes.

Universal Children's Week
(first week)
Children are our future and they deserve to be protected from harm, educated well and brought up to be respectful, responsible adults.

squirrel Squirrel Appreciation Week
(first full week)
See Squirrel Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol Mental Illness Awareness week
(first full week)
See The National Alliance on Mental Illness.

newspaperNational Newspaper Week
(first full week)
See the National Newspaper Association.

book Mystery Series Week
(first full week)
Read the latest book in your favorite mystery series.

Get Organized Week
(first full week)
See The National Association of Professional Organizers.

medical symbol Nuclear Medicine week
(first full week)
See The Society of Nuclear Medicine.

medical symbol No Salt Week
(first full week)
There are a lot of herbs and spices that give food great flavor without salt and are a lot better for you. See these Low-Sodium Recipes.

money bag Financial Planning Week
(first full week)
See the Financial Planning Association and Finance Poems and Quotes.

4-leaf clover 4-H Week
(first full week)
See 4-H.org.

Spinning and Weaving Week
(first full week)
See the Handweavers Guild of America, Inc.

Customer Service Week
(first full week)
This is a week for companies to recognize the importance of customer service employees. See CSWeek.com.

money bag Teller Appreciation Week
(first full work week)
See Money Poems and Quotes.

car Drive Safely Work week
(first full work week)
See The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety.

firefighter hat National Fire Prevention week
(week including the 9th)
See The National Fire Protection Association, Fire Safety Tips and Firefighter Poems and Quotes.

National Metric Week
(week including the 10th)
I have never understood why the United States has chosen to keep so many of our measurements so complicated instead of adopting the metric system. So our children have to memorize that there are twelve inches in a foot, sixteen ounces in a pound, etc. instead of simply having everything in multiples of ten. See The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

nurse's cap Emergency Nurses Week
(week including the second Wednesday)
See the Emergency Nurses Association and Health Care Worker Poems and Quotes.

National Pet Peeve Week
(second week)
Make a list of your top three pet peeves and compare the list with your friends.

stethoscope Physician Assistants Week
(second week)
I very much like the physician's assistants I have been to. They take more time than regular doctors. One PA I went to diagnosed a rare condition before it got to an advanced stage. See Health Care Worker Poems and Quotes.

National Wildlife Refuge Week
(second full week)
See the National Wildlife Refuge System to find a refuge near you to visit.

globe Earth Science Week
(second full week)
This was created by the American Geological Institute.

money bag Home-Based Business Week
(second full week)
Having a home-based business can be very convenient. But do extensive research about a business before getting involved in it as there are a lot of scams out there.

World Rainforest Week
(second full week)
See the Rainforest Action Network.

desk Improve Your Home Office Week
(second full week)

medical symbol National Health Care Quality week
(second full week)
See the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

fork and spoon National School Lunch week
(second full school week)
See The School Nutrition Association.

medical symbol Bone and Joint Decade National Action week
(12 - 20)
See The Bone and Joint Decade.

fork and spoon National Food Bank Week
(week including the 16th)
This was created in 1987 to recognize the importance of food banks.

medical symbol National Health Education week
(third week)

female symbol National Business Women's Week
(third week)
This was celebrated in April starting in 1928 and changed to October in 1938. See BPW International.

medical symbol International Infection Prevention week
(third week)
This was designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. See the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.

book Teen Read Week
(third full week)
This was created by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 1998.

pharmacy symbol Pharmacy Week
(third full week)
See the American Pharmacists Association.

medical symbol Radon Action Week
(third full week)
See the Environmental Protection Agency.

tree Forest Products Week
(third full week)
See the Idaho Forest Products Commission.

medical symbol Collegiate Alcohol Awareness week
(third full week)
See Talking with Your Teens about Drugs and Alcohol.

school bus National School Bus Safety Week
(third full week)
See School Bus Safety.

medical symbol YWCA Week Without Violence®
(third full week)
This was created in 1995 to promote a violence-free world. See Enough!.

Kids Care Week
(third full week)
This week promotes things children can do to help their community. See Kids Care Clubs.

Character Counts Week
(third full week)
This recognizes the importance of teaching children respect, responsibility and other aspects of good character. See CharacterCounts!®.

Chemistry Week
(third full week)
This was created in 1987 by the American Chemical Society.

Synergy Week International
(third full week)
This week encourages organizations to integrate their resources to achieve high potential success.

Freedom From Bullies at Work Week
(third full week)
See the Workplace Bullying Institute.

medical symbol Medical Assistants Recognition week
(third full week)
See the American Association of Medical Assistants, eMedical Assistants and Health Care Worker Poems and Quotes.

medical symbol National Drug-Free Work Week
(week starting the third Monday)
See the National Drug-Free Workplace Alliance.

medical symbol Respiratory Care week
(fourth full week)
See The American Association for Respiratory Care.

car Give Wildlife a Brake Week
(fourth full week)
If you drive in areas where there is abundant wildlife try to spot animals approaching the roadway to avoid hitting them. This could also save your car, or even your life, if there are deers or other large animals in the area.
See Wildlife in Crisis, Inc.

The Magic of Differences Week
(fourth full week)
The world would be a boring place if we were all alike. Also there wouldn't be much progress since everyone would have the same talents and ideas.

medical symbol National Save Your Back Week
(fourth full week)
See Spine Health and How to Save Your Back.

pharmacy symbol Prescription Errors Education and Awareness Week
(24 - 31)
This week promotes educating patients about drug interaction, drug allergies, taking prescriptions correctly, etc. See How to Prevent Prescription Errors.

heart Peace, Friendship and Goodwill Week
(25 - 31)
See the International Society of Friendship and Good Will.

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