July Event Calendar (2008)
Independence Day, U.S.A. July 4. Independence Day honors the birthday of the United States of America and the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. It's a day of picnics and patriotic parades, a night of concerts and fireworks, and another reason to fly the American flag.
National Day of the Cowboy. July 26. Every year since 2005, the United States Senate has resolved to set aside the fourth Saturday of July to pay homage to our Western heritage, as well as honor ranchers, rodeo athletes, Western musicians, and cowboy poets and artists. For more information, go to http://equisearch.com/equiwire_news/cowboy_day_062308/ and http://www.epcc.edu/nwlibrary/borderlands/21_black_cowboys.htm
Parents' Day. July 27. National Parents' Day is celebrated the 4th Sunday of every July. The establishment of Parents’ Day affords a wonderful opportunity for communities, organizations and churches to honor exemplary parents and to encourage families everywhere to invest in our most precious resource – our children. For more information go to http://www.parentsday.com/
National Therapeutic Recreation Week. July 13–19. Established by the National Therapeutic Recreation Society to expand outdoor leisure opportunities available in local communities to individuals who have disabilities. For more information, go to www.nrpa.org
National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90% of the nation's (USA) population. http://www.idfa.org/facts/icmonth/page1.cfm
Bioterrorism/Disaster Education and Awareness Month. To educate consumers, healthcare professionals, nonprofit organizations, and businesses about being prepared for natural disasters, emergency care, and bioterrorism. For more information, go to www.ppsinc.org/terror.htm
Herbal/Prescription Interaction Awareness Month. To educate health professionals and consumers about the risks and results of mixing herbal remedies and supplements with prescription and over-the-counter drugs. For more information, go to www.ppsinc.org/herbals.htm
National Blueberry Month. July is the peak month for fresh blueberries. For more information, go to http://www.pbchd.com/nutrition/nutrition-tips-july-2008.html
National Horseradish Month. For more than 3,000 years, the horseradish plant has played a role in history—including as an aphrodisiac, as a treatment for rheumatism, as one of the bitter herbs served during Passover, and as a flavorful accompaniment to many foods. For more information, go to www.horseradish.org
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