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Today is May 2, 2016 - Great Barrington, MA 01230  

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Monday, May 2nd, 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
  • | NATL - Historical
    - Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - May 6-12. Honoring the efforts of nurses to strengthen the health of the nation.
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 3:29PM, EDT.

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the evening of May 7, 1789, the very first American Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. Celebrating the inauguration of George Washington.
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
  • | NATL - Trivia
    - A day to celebrate the cocktail made famous by the television series 'Sex in the City'. Typically made with vodka, cranberry juice and lime.

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

Friday, May 13th, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - First Quarter Moon Phase
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1954 President Eisenhower signed legislation authorizing construction of a waterway that would make it possible for ships to reach the Great Lakes.

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Honoring police departments nationwide. Memorial ceremonies are held at the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. For information visit

Monday, May 16th, 2016

  • | 6:30pm - 8:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, surrogate, disability, special education, children and youth, advocacy, IEP

    The Recruitment, Training & Support Center (RTSC) project at the
    Federation for Children with Special Needs and Cambridge Public Schools is proud to present:

    A Community Screening and Panel Discussion of Paper Tigers

    Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities - a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).

    This event is FREE and open to the public

    A panel discussion will follow the screening

    Registration is now open!

    When: Monday, May 16, 2016
    Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
    Where: Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School (Fitzgerald Theatre)
    459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

    *The film is not rated. It does contain some profanity.

    Registration is Required. Click here to register:

    A donation of $5 is not required but is appreciated!

    Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
    459 Broadway Cambridge MA 02138
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1980 a major eruption at Mount St Helens volcano blew steaming ash more than11 miles into the sky.

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 1:00pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, surrogate, disability, special education, children and youth, advocacy, IEP

    Are you interested in supporting children in your community? Make a difference in a student's life?

    You can help to by volunteering to become an important member of the special education team for a student in the custody of the Department of Children and Families (DCF). Volunteers collaborate with DCF, the child’s school and community partners to ensure the student has access to educational services and supports. Join us at one of our free training sessions where you will learn about the role of a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP), the special education process, resources in the community and how you can make a difference in the life of a child!

    Registration required. Contact Danielle at or (617) 399-8342 to sign up for orientation or to request more information about the program. You can also register online Visit our website for other available training dates.
    Mason Public Library
    231 Main Street (Route 7) Great Barrington MA 01230
  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this day in 1932 Amelia Earhart flew 2,026 miles from Harbor Grace Canada and landed near Londonderry, Ireland. The flight took 13 hours and 30 minutes, she was the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic.

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - May full moon phase

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 23rd annual event to promote the value of fitness and exercise for older adults. Seniors across the country are involved in health-promotion activities.

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

  • - To encourage the public to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle, this day celebrates the health, taste and convenience benefits of fruits & vegetables.

Friday, May 27th, 2016

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Founded on this day in 1892 by naturalist John Muir, promoting conservation of the natural environment by influencing public policy. It is especially important in the founding and protection of our national parks.

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