National Purposeful Parenting Month. July 1–31. To encourage parents to incorporate purpose in their parenting. To elevate the level of parental effectiveness by building awareness and providing interested participants with tips for positive, conscientious parenting. For more information, browse www.parentingwithoutpressure.com.
National Recreation and Parks Month. July 1–31. To showcase and invite community participation in quality leisure activities for all segments of the population. For more information, browse www.nrpa.org.
Social Wellness Month. July 1–31. Improve your social and communication skills and learn to act appropriately in prominent situations. For more information, browse www.WordsofWellness.com.
Freedom From Fear of Speaking Week. July 3–9. This week is dedicated to stamping out the fear of public speaking. For more information, browse www.WriteSpeakforSuccess.com.
Freedom Week. July 4–10. To disseminate throughout the world information about freedom, goodwill and liberty. For more information, browse www.friendshipandgoodwill.org.
National Rabbit Week. July 15–21. To pay tribute to the rabbit for being a great companion to humans as a house pet. Recognition should also be given to any rabbit that has done something special for mankind (saved someone’s life, visited someone in the hospital). For more information, call 514.849.0888.
Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Awareness Week. July 18–25. To raise awareness about RLS. More than 12 million Americans have severe leg pains called Restless Leg Syndrome. For more information, browse www.ppsinc.org.
National Salad Week. July 25–31. To educate consumers about the importance of incorporating more raw vegetables into their diets. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
I Forgot Day. July 2. A day to make up for all the birthdays, anniversaries, new births, graduations, etc., that you forgot to acknowledge with a greeting or gift. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay Out of the Sun Day. July 3. For health’s sake, give your skin a break today. For more information, browse www.wellcat.com.
Independence Day (Fourth of July). The United States commemorates adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
Earth at Aphelion. July 5. At approximately 1 a.m. EDT, Earth will reach aphelion, that point in its orbit when it is farthest from the sun (about 94,510,000 miles).
Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day. July 7. A special time in the summer for fathers and daughters of all ages to spend time together in beautiful weather.
National Ice Cream Day. July 17. To promote America’s favorite dessert, ice cream, on Sundae Sunday.
Gorgeous Grandma Day. July 23. Television and the press glamorize youth and often make older folks feel undervalued. To empower women to age with style. For more information, http://www.gorgeousgrandma.com/how.htm.
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