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Oct 18

Giving Thanks, Day 1: October 18, 2017

  Today, since it’s a “teaching day”, I’m thankful for my piano studio, my students, and my piano 🙂   When I was growing up, my dad was a minister, meaning we lived in whatever parsonage the church chose to let us live in.  The one we had in Pawcatuck, CT had an upright piano …

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Oct 09

Columbus Day, 2017

The day signifies Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America on October 12, 1492   Colorado first observed Columbus Day in 1906 as it became an official state holiday.  More and more people and states began to recognize Columbus Day.   In 1937, Columbus Day became a federal holiday in the United States.  There are many instances of people observing …

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Sep 06

Read a Book Day?

Shouldn’t every day be Read a Book Day? In another of the “Who Knew” Holidays…   National Read A Book Day is observed annually on September 6th. Don’t keep it to yourself.  Share the experience!  Read aloud to anyone who will listen. Reading improves memory and concentration as well as reduces stress.   Older adults …

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Sep 04

Happy Labor Day!

  Labor Day was celebrated for the first time in New York City in 1882.  It was originally celebrated on September 5th, but was moved to the first Monday in September in 1884. Labor Day started out as a state holiday, getting voted in by individual states. As the day gained popularity, Congress declared Labor …

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Aug 28

August Bank Holiday

This year we’re in Scotland on August 28, so we are affected by the August Bank Holiday. The August Bank Holiday was instituted by the Bank Holidays Act of 1871 to give bankers a day off so they could participate in cricket matches. Since then, however, its significance has greatly expanded beyond those narrow limits. Now, …

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Aug 25

Wizard of Oz Day

  1939 ~ Dorothy embarked on a journey down the yellow brick road with a lion, a tin man and a scarecrow in the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.”  

Aug 21

ICYMI

Today’s the day!   Here in Fairfax, the Eclipse will be about 81 percent of the sun covered. The City of Fairfax will have a viewing party at Old Town Hall (3999 University Drive Fairfax). The event runs from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. featuring family-friendly activities like stories, crafts, music, and more while the eclipse becomes visible. You …

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Jul 17

World Emoji Day

  Another of those Who Knew holidays.   World Emoji Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated on July 17. The day is deemed a “global celebration of emoji” and is primarily celebrated online. Celebrated annually since 2014,[NBC reported that the day was Twitter’s top trending item on July 17 in 2015. Now before the emoji, …

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Jul 16

It’s National Ice Cream Day. YUM!

  National Ice Cream Day is observed each year on the 3rd Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month.  This day is a fun celebration enjoyed with a bowl, cup or cone filled with your favorite flavor of ice cream. Thousands of years ago, people in the Persian Empire would …

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Jul 10

Palindrome Week Returns!

  The above image is from last year, but you get the idea. You should feel very balanced this week. Why? Because it’s palindrome week!  July 10 – July 19, 2017 are all Palindrome Days (m/dd/yy). A palindrome exists when letters, numbers, or phrases are the same forward and backward. For example, the words “racecar” …

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