Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
April is Autism Awareness Month. Are more children affected by autism these days or is it that we are more aware of the issues? See and read valuable information about autism.
Alcohol Awareness Month. Sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to highlight the impact of alcohol in the U.S. and encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. For more information, visit http://www.healthfinder.gov/nho/aprtoolkit.aspx
Autism Awareness Month. The Autism Society of America (www.autism.org) recognizes April as a special opportunity for everyone to educate the public about autism and issues in the autism community. For more information, visithttp://www.autism-society.org/about-us/national-autism-awareness-month/
Jazz Appreciation Month. A global celebration of jazz as America’s original music. For more information, visit http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=12 and http://www.menc.org/resources/view/april-is-jazz-appreciation-month
National Frog Month. In honor of the little amphibians, take a moment to learn a little more about them. Make a frog pond in your back yard, teach your children about the life cycle of the frog. Oh and have a litte fun, play some leapfrog. For more information, visit http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Be-Out-There/Activities/Observe-and-Explore/Frog-Fun.aspx
National Occupational Therapy Month. To promote the awareness of the benefits of occupational therapy and to honor those who work in the occupational therapy field.
Stress Awareness Month. A month to raise awareness of how stress can affect your health, and learn how to manage stress levels better.
National Public Health Week, April 4-10. Reminding people everywhere that safety is no accident. For more information, visit http://www.nphw.org/nphw11/first1.htm
National Library Week, April 10-16. First sponsored by the American Library Association in 1958, National Library Week celebrates the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and promotes library use and support. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/ala/conferencesevents/celebrationweeks/natlibraryweek/index.cfm
National Park Week, April 16-24. An effort to raise the awareness of the need for public parks and the pleasure they provide all Americans and their families. To make experiencing the great outdoors easier, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees this week so visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free. For more information visit http://www.nps.gov/npweek/
National Dance Week, April 22-May 1. Celebrate the benefits and beauty of dance and its ability to enrich our lives, our bodies, and our spirits.
Sky Awareness Week, April 24-30. A celebration of the sky and an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of the heavens above.
Events for Day
April Fools’ Day, April 1. Your shoelace is untied--April fool!
National Beer Day, April 7. An unofficial celebration of the end of Prohibition in 1933.
Pan American Day, April 14. To honor the republics of Latin America.
Earth Day, April 22. Anniversary of the first Earth Day observed in 1970, focusing attention on preserving our environment and promoting the use of renewable energy.
Easter, April 24. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day April 28. "Help your daughters and sons to work so they understand the opportunities they have to invent the future." For more information visit, http://www.daughtersandsonstowork.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=936
Arbor Day, April 29. Celebrated the last Friday in April to appreciate the beauty and majesty of trees wherever they may grow.