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Grab a Cookie, It’s National Girl Scout Day!

Grab a Cookie, It’s National Girl Scout Day!

Let’s learn more about the history of the Girl Scouts on National Girl Scout Day. On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures. Since that first meeting, the Girl Scouts have grown to include over

Spring Forward! Let’s Adjust Our Clocks for Daylight Savings Time

Spring Forward! Let’s Adjust Our Clocks for Daylight Savings Time

It’s time to move our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings Time (DST) refers to the practice of setting our clocks forward an hour during spring and back again during the fall. The phrase “spring forward, fall back” is a little saying that helps people remember which way to adjust our clocks. Today,

Join Us as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

Join Us as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

Let’s all get involved this International Women’s Day. Today is International Women’s Day, an annual campaign that celebrates the social, economic, political, and intellectual achievements that women have made throughout history. One of the main goals of this day is to spread the message of gender equality throughout the world. In honor of this important

Let’s Celebrate the 57th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Let’s Celebrate the 57th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

On this day in 1961, the Peace Corps was founded. Every year, the Peace Corps celebrates their anniversary with Peace Corps Week. This year, Peace Corps Week is celebrated from February 25th – March 3rd. The theme for this year’s Peace Corps Week is “Highlighting Home: What does home, family, and community look like in

Let’s Celebrate John Steinbeck’s Birthday

Let’s Celebrate John Steinbeck’s Birthday

Happy birthday John Steinbeck! John Ernest Steinbeck, Jr. (1902-1968) was a famed American author who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962.  During his career, he wrote 27 books, the most famous being East of Eden, Of Mice and Men, The Red Pony, and The Grapes of Wrath.  In honor of this celebrated

Let’s Learn More About Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday

Let’s Learn More About Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday

May we invite you to join us as we learn about the history of Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday? Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” refers to the celebration leading up to Ash Wednesday.  Mardi Gras got its name from the practice of eating rich, fatty foods before the traditional fasting associated with Ash

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month

Let’s Celebrate Black History Month

Find out how we can all get involved this Black History Month. February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to remembering and celebrating the contributions that African Americans have made throughout American history.  This February, let’s all make an effort to celebrate Black History Month by trying out these meaningful suggestions. Read One of