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Today is August 29, 2016

Breckenridge Hills, MO 63114

Nearby communities: Brecknrdg Hls / Charlack / Overland / Saint John / Saint Louis / Vinita Park

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Cats are America's favorite pet! Outnumbering dogs as domestic companions by more than 13 million. Happy Cat Month celebrates the joys of cat ownership. Time to show some love! For information visit http://www.catalystcouncil.org
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 5:03AM, EDT.
     
           

Monday, September 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. Labor Day is a day to recognize the contributions of American workers of all industries to the U.S. economy. To many, Labor Day marks the end of the summer season, even as Memorial Day marks its beginning.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to promote the positive parts of procrastination.

    In today’s busy lifestyle’s, there are pressures put on us to be here and be there at certain times and we are always watching the clock.

    Today, just take a moment to slow down for a little bit & enjoy the scenery.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

  • | 2:00pm - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Concert, Music, Veteran, Non-profit, Songs4Soldiers
    - Rain date: Sept 11th, 1:00-9:00 p.m.

    BAND LINEUP:
    ClusterPluck
    The Dave Glover Band (all Beatles set)
    PettyCash Junction
    Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys
    Where’s Charlie?
    SuperJam

    $10 Admission
    Kids Zone featuring bounce houses, balloons and interactive projects.

    This is a family friendly, handicap accessible event, that is fun for all ages. Come have a cold beverage and taste some of the areas best local food while enjoying a day/night full of great music all in support Songs4Soldiers. Illini Pediatrics once again is sponsoring this years kid zone featuring bounce houses, face painting, interactive art projects, balloons etc. Thanks to our tremendous sponsors 100% of the nights proceeds go directly to the needs of our region’s combat veterans.
    Bolm-Schuhkraft City Park
    1200 N Evergreen Columbia IL 62236
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by August 5, 2016.
    For more information visit: http://www.act.org
     
           

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Patriot Day falls on 11th September (also commonly known as ‘Nine-Eleven’) and is remembered globally as the anniversary of the catastrophic terrorist attacks on the USA of 11th September 2001.

    Embedded in the memories of everyone who lived through it, this was the day four jet planes were hijacked and crashed into the New York World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing the deaths of 2,977 people. The fourth plane (United Airlines Flight 93) was directed at Washington DC, but its passengers bravely attempted to take back control and it crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

    The large majority of those lost after the attacks on the Twin Towers were working at or above the points of collision; thousands of people who had gone to work that morning like every other day, found themselves suddenly stranded at the top of a burning skyscraper. A number made the choice to jump from the flaming buildings rather than wait to be caught by the flames or for the building to collapse. No one could forget the terrifying and heartbreaking stories and images captured by the news footage of the day.

    In the wake of the World Trade Center collisions, many brave men and women from the emergency services risked their lives to try to help rescue victims of the attacks, and of them 411 lost their own lives attempting to fight fires and rescue people.

    Patriot Day is recognized by US law as the official day of remembrance for these tragic events, and has been observed every year since. Each year on this day, American flags are flown at half-staff to honour and commemorate those lives lost. The US President asks fellow Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8.46am (Eastern Daylight Time), the time of the first plane collision into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

    While the events took place within the USA, the shock and grief experienced in response to the attacks was shared across the globe, and for this reason Patriot Day will be observed not only in America, but all over the world
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sept 11-17. This week provides an opportunity for residents, families, staff, volunteers and the community to share with our residents a variety of events and activities that show them how much we care for them. For information, visit http://www.ncal.org or http://www.nalw.org
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - To give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children's children and become aware of the guidance older people can offer.
     
           

Monday, September 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Friday, September 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The full moon nearest the autumnal equinox, extending the hours of light into the evening helping the farmer with the long day's work.
     
           
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Mayflower Day celebrates the date the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England to America. On September 16, 1620, 102 men, women, and children set sail from Plymouth, England. Their destination was the New World, where they could have religious freedom, and continue using their native language, culture, and customs.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The United States’ National POW/MIA Recognition Day is annually the third Friday of September each year. Many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.
     
           

Monday, September 19th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins today with the autumnal equinox, at 4:21 AM EDT. Note that in the Southern Hemisphere today is the beginning of spring. Everywhere on Earth (except near the poles) the sun rises due east and sets due west and daylight length is nearly identical - about 12 hours and 8 minutes.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day set aside to honor and reflect upon the contributions and accomplishments of the millions of women in the work force and the millions of women business owners in the U.S.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 5:56am, EDT.
     
           
  • - One of the most important presidential proclamations of American history is that of Sept. 22, 1862 in which Abraham Lincoln, by executive proclamation, freed the slaves in the rebelling states.
     
           

Monday, September 26th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - For the month of September, focus on the positive aspects of growing older by celebrating Healthy Aging Month! This national health promotion is designed to broaden awareness of positive aspects of aging and to provide inspiration for adults, ages 50+, to improve their physical, mental, social and financial health. The campaign is developed and produced by Educational Television Network, Inc (ETNET), a non-profit corporation based in Pennsylvania. For further information check out the website at http://www.healthyaging.net.
     
           

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages. This unique national program — with participation by local organizations throughout the U.S. — focuses attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. Organized by the Health InformationResource Center. For more information visit http://www.fitnessday.com/women.
     
           

Friday, September 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest, Win, Cash, Lucky, Address, Number
    - On the 30th day of January, March, May, July, September, and November we are giving $30 to 30 Lucky Number winners. Check out TownPlanner.com at Noon Eastern Time for the winning numbers! The first 30 people to claim their address wins $30 each. Over $5,000 given away to Lucky Number winners in 2016.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 8:11PM, EDT.
     
           

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - October 1-9. Balloon Fiesta Park, Albuquerque, NM. The largest hot-air balloon gathering in the world. Featuring more than 500 hot-air and gas balloons, specialty shaped balloons and more. Includes entries from more than 20 countries. For more information visit http://www.balloonfiesta.com
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Established in 1985 to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. For information visit http://www.cancer.org.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by Sep 2, 2016.
    For more information visit: http://www.collegeboard.org
     
           
  • - October 1, 1932 in the fifth inning of game three of the 1932 World Series, with a count of two balls and two strikes, Babe Ruth pointed to the center field bleachers in Chicago's Wrigley Field and followed up by hitting a soaring home run high above the very spot to which he had just gestured. Did he really call his shot? Some Disagree, some eyewitnesses and Cubs pitcher Charlie Root believe he did not. Even Babe Ruth's Daughter said that he denied it, but Babe himself also claimed he did it.
     
           

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Child Health Day in the United States raises people’s awareness of how they can protect and develop children’s health. This event is annually celebrated on the first Monday of October.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Jewish holy day observed on 2 consecutive days. Beginning of 10 days of repentance and spiritual renewal.
     
           
  • - Go Blue! Kids and Adults wear a blue shirt this day to show solidarity against bullying and cyber-bullying. Annually, the first Monday in October. For further information check out http://www.stompoutbullying.org.
     
           
  • - Traditionally, the Supreme Court's annual term begins on the first Monday in October and continues with seven two-week sessions of oral arguments. Between the sessions are six recesses during which the opinions are written by the justice. Ordinarily, all cases are decided by the following June or July.
     
           

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Oct 6-8, Denver CO. The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

    Each year, representing the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
     
           

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters first phase at 12:33 am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A fast 26.2-mile course attracts everyone from elite athletes to novice marathon runners from all 50 states and more than 120 foreign countries. Annually, the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. For more information check out the website at http://www.chicagomarathon.com
     
           

Monday, October 10th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Observance of Columbus Day the second Monday in October. Commemorates the landfall of Columbus in the new world.
     
           

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A project of the Human Rights Campaign since 1988. On October 11, thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals and their supportive allies celebrate National Coming Out Day. This day encourages LGBT individuals to come out and be honest about themselves. For additionally information checkout http://www.hrc.org/comingout.
     
           

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Holiest Jewish observance. A day for fasting, repentance and atonement. Begins at sundown on Oct 11.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - National Stop Bullying Day, which is referred to by some as, “Unity Day” is observed annually on the second Wednesday in October. This annual day is designed to bring awareness of the need to stand up against and put and end to bullying by classroom actives and school assembly presentations. For further information check out, http://www.heyugly.org & http://www.preventbullyingnow.org.
     
           

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Sweetest Day originated in Cleveland, Ohio in 1922. Herbert Birch Kingston, a philanthropist and candy company employee wanted to bring happiness into the lives of the sick, orphans, shut-ins and others who were forgotten by distributing candy to them. Thus, Sweetest Day was born. Today is the day to do something nice for someone that will make him or her say, "Oh, that's so sweet!" Annually, the third Saturday in October.
     
           

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The October full moon. So called because the moon's full light in evening extends day's length for hunters.
     
           

Monday, October 17th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day for workers to appreciate their employers. Originated in 1958 by Patricia Bays Haroski to honor her own boss, who also happened to be her father.
     
           

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Register by September 16, 2016.
    For more information visit: http://www.act.org
     
           
  • - On October 22, 1962 President John F. Kennedy, demanded the removal from Cuba of Soviet missiles, launched equipment and bombers and he imposed a naval "quarantine" to prevent further weaponry from reaching Cuba.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this day millions of Americans unite to do good for others on Make a Difference Day. A USA Today initiative, backed by Gannett, who are proud to head this nationwide effort and recognize the everyday people whose contributions improve communities and better lives. Annually, the fourth Saturday in October. Make a difference today! For details checkout, http://www.makeadifferenceday.com.
     
           

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An occasion to honor mothers-in-law for their contribution to the success of families, and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
     
           

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - "What greater gift than the love of a cat?"—Charles Dickens.
    Celebrate cats and help them to find forever homes. Cats can lower blood pressure, offer unconditional love and companionship, tons of laughs and alert their owner to danger. Please visit a local shelter and offer love and life by adopting a cat. Visit http://www.nationalcatday.com for more information.
     
           

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 1:38PM, EDT.
     
           

Monday, October 31st, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Also known as All Hallows Eve, the observance, dating from the sixth or seventh century has long been associated with spirits, witches, and ghosts.
    Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, decorating, carving pumpkins into
    jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing and games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films.
     
           
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