Monthly Archives: May 2019

Will You Please Join Us as We Observe World No Tobacco Day

close up of a lit cigarette

We are inviting you to join us to end the use of tobacco. Every May 31st, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its global partners recognize World No Tobacco Day.  This international campaign is meant to raise awareness of the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco and second-hand smoke.  The larger goal of this month is discouraging

Happy Birthday John F. Kennedy!

cupcake with birthday candles in it

Welcome to the amazing life of President John F. Kennedy on his birthday. Today marks John F. Kennedy’s (1917-1963) birthday.  Kennedy is best known for being the 35th president of the United States and for his infamous assassination during a presidential motorcade in 1963.  Though his life and presidency were cut short, Kennedy was incredibly

Today, The Golden Gate Bridge Opened

golden gate bridge

On May 27, 1937, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge opened to the public. Today marks the 82nd anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge’s official opening.  On the day of the opening—called “Pedestrian Day”— approximately 200,000 pedestrians walked over the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge that hung over the entrance to San Francisco Bay.  Even today, the Golden

Delicious Recipe for Memorial Day

barbecue party

How about something fresh and delicious this Memorial Day weekend! With Memorial Day weekend coming up, many of us may be hosting or planning to attend a party. For those of us who don’t know what to make yet, here is a recipe inspiration. This fresh, easy, and tasty Mediterranean chickpea salad can be the perfect addition

Grilling Safety Tips for National BBQ Month

close up of man grilling sausage

Here are reminders on how to stay safe when we fire up the grill. May is National BBQ Month!  In honor of this month, we will most likely spend more time outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather and grilling up delicious food and vegetables.  While firing up the grill to cook some burgers and hot dogs

Here’s to International Museum Day!

glass, domed building

Today is International Museum Day. Every year the International Council of Museums (ICOM) organizes International Museum Day to raise awareness for museums’ role in “cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures, and development of mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among peoples.” This year, the theme for International Museum Day is “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of

On This Day in History: The First Kentucky Derby Took Place

girl riding a horse

On this day in 1875, Churchill Downs saw its first Kentucky Derby. Since its first race in 1875, the Kentucky Derby has been the longest-running sports event in the United States.  Also known as the “Run for the Roses,” the Derby features three-year-old thoroughbreds that race 1.25 miles.  Today, the race continues to be held