Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Along with Valentine's Day on February 14, is Relationship Wellness Month. Feb. 1–28. To recapture the spark and zeal of personal relationships. For more information browse: www.wordsofwellness.com
AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month. Feb. 1–28. To raise awareness of macular degeneration and the resulting vision loss. For more information browse: www.preventblindness.org.
American Heart Month. Feb. 1–28. To raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases. For more information browse: www.americanheart.org.
Black History Month. Feb. 1–28. Celebratng the history, culture and accomplishments of African Americans.
Library Lovers’ Month. Feb. 1–28. A monthlong celebration of school, public and private libraries of all types. For more information browse: www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers.
Relationship Wellness Month. Feb. 1–28. To recapture the spark and zeal of personal relationships. For more information browse: www.wordsofwellness.com.
Solo Diners Eat Out Week. Feb. 1–7. Treat yourself to a meal in a restaurant—all by yourself. For more information browse: www.solodining.com.
International Coaching Week. Feb. 6–12. To educate the public about the value of working with a personal, business or executive coach. For more information browse: www.coachingweek.com.
Live to Give Week. Feb. 21–27. A national week of community service. For more information browse: www.dreamonfoundation.org.
Women’s Heart Health Day. Feb. 1. To promote the awareness that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of American Women. For more information browse: www.womensheart.org.
Groundhog Day. Feb. 2. A day based on the old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
Pay-A-Compliment Day. Feb. 6. A day to practice this simple act of premeditated kindness and pay a compliment to co-workers, family members or strangers on the street. For more information e-mail: la-_koop@yahoo .com.
Leadership Success Day. Feb. 8. To honor the CEOs of companies with sales of more than $20 million and who didn’t just pay lip service to the statement: “People are our greatest asset.” For more information browse: www.leader-success.com.
Great Backyard Bird Count. Feb. 18–21. Thousands of volunteers nationwide track the number and types of birds that live near their homes. For more information browse: www.birdsource.org.
National Women and Girls in Sports Day. Feb. 9. Celebrates and honors all girls and women in sports. Commemorates the passage of Title IX in 1972, the law that guarantees gender equity in federally funded programs, including athletics.
Valentine’s Day. Feb. 14. A widely observed but unofficial holiday. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts and greeting cards with affectionate and humorous messages. Originally a Christian feast day for a martyr, it has also been linked to a legend that birds choose their mates on this day.
Presidents Day. To observe the birthdays of George Washington (Feb. 22) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12).
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