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Join Us as We Celebrate Jan Berenstain’s Birthday

Join Us as We Celebrate Jan Berenstain’s Birthday

A lovely time to recall this famed children’s author on her birthday. Jan Berenstain (1923-2012) was a famous children’s book author and illustrator best known for her work on the series The Berenstain Bears.  Along with her husband Stan, Jan infused humor and real-life situations into her books, making them instantly relatable to children and

Learn More on National American Eagle Day

Learn More on National American Eagle Day

Today is National American Eagle Day!  Let’s learn more about this interesting holiday. Every June 20th, American Eagle Day is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of selecting the bald eagle as our national symbol.  Additionally, this holiday also celebrates the bald eagle’s physical recovery to the American skies and observes the American values, ideals, and

Let’s Get Patriotic This National Flag Day

Let’s Get Patriotic This National Flag Day

Join us as we learn about these interesting, fun facts this Flag Day. Every year, National Flag Day falls on June 14th to commemorate when the Second Continental Congress adopted the United States flag on June 14, 1777.  Flag Day was officially declared by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916, and in 1946 it was Established

Stand for Equality This LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month

Stand for Equality This LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month

Let’s celebrate equality this LGBTQQIAAP Pride Month. June is LGBTQQIAAP Month, a month dedicated to educating the public about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, allies, and pansexual communities.  This month-long celebration is held to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan and now encompasses various events such as pride parades, picnics,

Happy Birthday George Mendoza!

Happy Birthday George Mendoza!

Let’s remember this inspiring athlete, artist, and motivational speaker in honor of his birthday. On this day in 1955, George Mendoza entered the world.  Growing up, Mendoza was always active and creative, taking a particular interest in track and field.  It seemed that Mendoza was on the way to becoming a promising young athlete when

On This Day in History: Coca-Cola Was Invented

On This Day in History: Coca Cola Was Invented

Learn how, on this day in 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the first batch of Coca-Cola. When Dr. Pemberton created the first batch of Coca-Cola on March 29th, 1886, he thought he was creating a cure-all tonic.  His first batch was created using kola nuts for caffeine and cocoa leaf, and was supposed to treat

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano

Let’s learn about the amazing story of swallows at Mission San Juan Capistrano. For the world, March 19th marks St. Joseph’s Day, but for those at Mission San Juan Capistrano in Southern California, this day also marks the miracle of the swallows.  On this day, thousands of swallows migrate 6,000 miles from Goya, Argentina to