April Events Calendar (2006)
Alcohol Awareness Month. April 1–30. To help raise awareness among community prevention leaders and citizens about the problem of underage drinking. For more information, browse www.ncadd.org.
Appreciate Diversity Month. April 1–30. To celebrate
all diversity that exists within our workplaces, schools and communities. For more information, browse www.appreciatediversitymonth.org.
Child Abuse Prevention Month. April 1–30. To prevent child abuse in all its forms. For more information, browse www.preventchildabuse.com.
Injury Prevention Month. April 1–30. To learn about preventing orthopedic injuries and conditions. For more information, browse www.aaos.org.
International Customer Loyalty Month. April 1–30. To honor and generate customer loyalty. For more information, browse www.hyken.com.
National Autism Awareness Month. April 1–30. To raise awareness of autism. For more information, browse www.njcosac.org.
National Donate Life Month. April 1–30. To encourage Americans to consider organ and tissue donation and to sign donor cards when getting a driver’s license. For more information, browse www.organdonor.org.
National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. April 1–30. To raise awareness that every two-and-a-half minutes, somewhere in America, another person is sexually assaulted. Also to promote legislative efforts to address sexual assault violence, and to laud efforts of volunteers who assist in crisis services. For more information, browse www.rainn.org.
Golden Rule Week. April 1–7. To remind everyone of the importance of the Golden Rule in making this a better world in which we can all live. For more information, browse www.friendshipandgoodwill.com.
Laugh At Work Week. April 1–30. To tout the benefits of laughing at work, including improved productivity, teamwork, communication, stress relief, job satisfaction and employee retention. For more information, browse www.CreativelySpeaking.com.
National Garden Week. April 9–15. To recognize and honor the 78 million Americans who eagerly garden each year. For more information, contact the National Garden Bureau, 1311 Butterfield Road, Suite 310, Downers Grove, IL 60515.
Administrative Professionals Week. April 23–29. To acknowledge the contributions of all administrative professionals and their vital roles in business, industry, education and government. For more information, browse www.iaap-hq.org.
April Fools’ Day. April 1. Began in France in 1564. April 1 used to be the first day of the new year, but was changed to Jan. 1 that year. People who insisted on celebrating the new year on April 1 became known as April fools and it became common to play jokes on them.
Check Your Batteries Day. April 2. A day set aside as a reminder to check and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It could save your life. Annually, the first Sunday in April.
Daylight Saving Time Begins. April 2–Oct. 29. Daylight Savings Time begins at 2 a.m. in the United States.
National Fun At Work Day. April 6. To remind people that the workplace should be spiced with fun, laughter and a playful attitude. For more information, browse www.playfair.com.
Easter Sunday. April 16. To commemorate the Resurrection of Christ.
Income Tax Pay Day. April 17. Because April 15 falls on a Saturday, the tax deadline is extended to the 17.
Earth Day. April 22. To accelerate the transition to renewable energy worldwide. For more information, browse www.earthday.net.
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