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September Monthly Events Calendar (09)

In the USA September 7 is Labor Day, a time for fun, picnics and celebration of the end of summer, but it is more than that. Visit the site below to see what Labor Day really means.

Monthly Events

Baby Safety Month
. Sponsored by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association, Baby Safety Month is intended to educate consumers on safety issues involving car seats, strollers, cribs and beds, toys, and other accessories for infants. For more information visit http://www.jpma.org/index2.cfm?section=BabySafety

National Piano Month. Harpsichord maker Bartolomeo di Francesco Cristofori built the first “rough and loud keyboard instrument,” or gravicembalo col piano e forte, in Padua, Italy, in 1709. To commemorate the magic the keyboard has been making ever since, the National Piano Foundation celebrates National Piano Month every September. For more information visit http://www.giles.com/pianonettest/discover_history.htm

Library Card Sign-Up Month. The American Library Association )ALA) reminds schoolchildren and their parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. For more information visit http://www.ala.org

In USA, National Preparedness Month(NPM) 2009 will focus on changing perceptions about emergency preparedness and will help Americans understand what it truly means to be Ready. For more information visit
http://www.ready.gov/america/npm09/index.html

Weekly Events

Suicide Prevention Week.
Sept. 6-12. Approximately 89 people in the U.S. commit suicide every day, or about one every 16 minutes. Recognize the warning signs and save a life. For more information visit http://www.suicidology.org Also visit (youth suicide) http://www.yspp.org/getInvolved/suicideAwareness.htm

Tolkien Week. Sept. 20-26. Observed during the calendar week that contains Sept. 22, the mutual birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Celebrations have been held in universities, libraries, prisons and army bases. For more information visit http://www.americantolkiensociety.org/hobbit_day_and_tolkien_week.htm

Pollution Prevention Week. Sept. 20-26. The third full week of September is designated by the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable as a time for businesses, government, and individuals to explore options for stopping pollution and preserving our environment. For more information visit http://www.epa.gov/p2week/

Daily Events

Labor Day.
Sept. 7. Established as a federal holiday by Congress in 1894 to celebrate American workers, it’s also considered the unofficial end of summer. For more information visit http://www.dol.gov/OPA/ABOUTDOL/LABORDAY.HTM

National Grandparents Day. Sept. 13. Coal miner’s wife Marian McQuade led the effort to create a national day honoring grandparents. President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation designating the first Sunday of September following Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. For information visit http://www.grandparents-day.com/

Constitution Day. Sept. 17. Commemorating the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, and also recognizing people who have become U.S. citizens. Public educational institutions provide history on the U.S. Constitution to students on this day. For more information visit http://constitutioncenter.org/ConstitutionDay/

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