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March Events Calendar (07)

It is National Women’s History Month. A time for re-examining and celebrating women’s contributions and achievements in USA and world-wide.

Monthly Events

National Nutrition Month. March 1–31. To educate consumers about the importance of good nutrition by providing the latest practical information on how simple it can be to eat healthfully. The American Dietic Assocation. For more information, browse: www.eatright.org and http://www.homefoodsafety.org/index.jsp

National Women’s History Month. March 1–31. A time for re-examining and celebrating the wide range of women’s contributions and achievements that are too often overlooked in the telling of U.S. history. For more information, browse: www.nwhp.org

National Kidney Month. March 1–31. Kidney disease may often be silent for many years until it has reached an advanced stage. The National Kidney Foundation urges everyone to get regular checkups that include tests for blood pressure, blood sugar and urine protein and kidney function. For more information, browse: www.kidney.org.

Weekly Events

Teen Tech Week. March 4-7. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to announce Teen Tech Week, a new YALSA celebration aimed at getting teens to use their libraries for the different technologies that are offered there, such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, electronic games and more. Teen Tech Week will be celebrated for the first time March 4-10, 2007. For more information browse: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/teentechweek/ttw.htm

National Sleep Awareness Week. March 5–11. All Americans are urged to recognize the importance of proper sleep to their health, safety and productivity and the dangers of untreated sleep disorders. For more information, browse: www.sleepfoundation.org.

Daily Events

Read Across AmericaMarch 2. Read Across America, sponsored by the National Education Association, is a reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child to celebrate reading on March 2, Dr. Seuss's birthday. We also provide resources and activities to keep children reading year round. For more information, browse: http://www.nea.org/readacross/index.html

Daylight Savings Time Begins. March 11–Nov. 4. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. For information browse: http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/

Saint Patrick’s Day. March 17. Commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, Bishop Patrick (A.D. 389–461) who, in about A.D. 432, left his home in the Severn Valley, England, and introduced Christianity into Ireland. For more information browse: www.history.com/minisites/stpatricksday/

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