August Events Calendar (2006)
August Event Calendar
Cataract Awareness Month. August 1–31. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are nearly 20.5 million Americans over the age of 40 with cataracts. For more information, browse www.preventblindness.org.
Family Meal Month. August 1–31. Dedicated to bringing dinner back to the table. Families are encouraged to eat dinner together. For more information, browse www.supperthymesusa.com.
Get Ready For Kindergarten Month. August 1–31. To support a happy entry into kindergarten for the almost 2 million children in the United States who will be attending. Tips are available for a smooth transition. For more information, browse www.kindergartenrocks.com.
Happiness Happens Month. August 1–31. Sponsored by the Secret Society of Happy People, it is to encourage people to express happiness and discourage parade raining. For more information, browse www.sohp.com.
National Immunization Awareness Month. August 1–31. To remind people that immunization is critical to maintaining health and preventing life-threatening diseases among people of all ages and cultures. For more information, browse www.partnersforimmunization.org.
National Inventors Month. August 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.
Simplify Your Life Week. August 1–7. To encourage people to simplify their lives and reduce clutter, thereby reducing stress and acquiring a happier and more peaceful lifestyle. For more information, browse www.friendshipandgoodwill.org.
World Breastfeeding Week. August 1–7. Breastfeeding advocates, health-care professionals and social service agencies focus attention on the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. For more information, browse www.lalecheleague.org.
Elvis Week. August 8–16. Fans from around the world visit Memphis, Tenn., as Aug. 16 marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death (Aug. 16, 1977). For more information, browse www.elvis.com.
Perseid Meteor Showers. August 9–13. Among the best-known and most spectacular meteor showers are the Perseids, peaking between Aug. 10–12. Fifty to 100 “falling stars” may be seen in a single night. Don’t forget to make a wish.
National Night Out. August 1. To heighten crime prevention awareness and to promote police-community partnerships. For more information, browse www.nationalnightout.org.
Rounds Resounding Day. August 1. To sing rounds, catches and canons in folk contrapuntal tradition. For more information, browse www.delmar.org/roundsresounding.htm.
National Mustard Day. August 5. Mustard lovers across the nation pay tribute to the king of condiments by slathering mustard on hot dogs, pretzels, circus peanuts and all things edible. For more information, browse www.mustardmuseum.com.
National Dog Day. August 26. More people have dogs for pets than any other animal in the United States. Why? Because they are loving and loyal companions. They treat us better than we treat each other. Here’s a day to honor them for their love, loyalty and lifesaving skills. For more information, browse www.nationaldogday.com.
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