Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Elvis fans will remember that Elvis Presley died August 16, 1977. Those who can will flock to Memphis to celebrate the man and his music. Those who can't will help to celebrate his special week from August 8 to the 16 from where ever they happen to be.
Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Aug. 1–31. To disperse information about amblyopia, a condition that can affect between 2 percent to 3 percent of children and cause permanent vision loss. For more information, browse www.preventblindness.org.
National Immunization Awareness Month. Aug. 1–31. To develop awareness that immunization is critical to maintaining health and preventing life-threatening diseases among people of all ages and cultures throughout the United States. For more information, browse www.partnersforimmunization.org.
National Inventors’ Month. Aug. 1–31. To educate the American public about the value of creativity and inventiveness and the importance of inventions and inventors to the quality of our lives. For more information, browse www.inventorsdigest.com.
National Toddler Month. Aug. 1–31. A month to educate parents about the developmental needs of toddlers as they learn to feed themselves, groom and potty train just in time for the start of preschool. For more information, browse www.pampers.com.
Simplify Your Life Week. Aug. 1–7. A week to encourage people to simplify their lives and reduce clutter, thereby reducing stress and acquiring happier and more peaceful lifestyles. For more information, browse www.friendshipandgoodwill.org.
World Breastfeeding Week. Aug. 1–7. Breastfeeding advocates, healthcare professionals and social service agencies focus attention on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. For more information, browse www.lalecheleague.org.
Elvis Week. Aug. 8–16. Each year Elvis fans from around the world visit Memphis as Aug. 16 marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death (Aug. 16, 1977) at his beloved home, Graceland Mansion. For more information, browse www.elvis.com.
National Aviation Week. Aug. 15–21. A celebration of flight, designed to increase public awareness, knowledge and appreciation of aviation. For more information, call 337.291.5547.
Respect for Parents Day. Aug. 1. A day set aside to think of positive things parents contribute to society. For more information, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Night Out. Aug. 2. Designed to heighten crime-prevention awareness and to promote police-community partnerships. For more information, browse www.natw.org.
Work Like a Dog Day. Aug. 5. A celebration during the Dog Days of summer of the professional and personal satisfaction experienced by entrepreneurs and small business owners who work like dogs to achieve success. For more information, browse www.eviltwinproductions.com.
National Mustard Day. Aug. 6. Mustard lovers across the nation pay tribute to the king of condiments by slathering their favorite mustard on hot dogs, pretzels, circus peanuts and all things edible. For more information, browse www.mustardmuseum.com.
Vinyl Record Day. Aug. 12. We all need a reminder sometimes that life is good. Favorite songs can bring back fond memories, and Vinyl Record Day encourages celebrating these music memories with family and friends. For more information, browse www.vinylrecordday.com.
Vinegar Day. Aug. 20. A day set aside to celebrate the virtues of vinegar. For more information, browse www.vinegarman.com.
National Punctuation Day. Aug. 22. A celebration of the lowly comma, the correctly used quote and other proper uses of periods, semicolons and the ever-mysterious ellipsis. For more information, browse www.put-it-in-writing.com.
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