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Today is May 5, 2016 - Leominster, MA 01453  

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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
    - The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
    Churchill Downs, the world's most legendary racetrack, has conducted thoroughbred racing and presented America's greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875.
    For information on race times and party ideas go to http://www.kentuckyderby.com
     
           
  • | 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 http://www.aphf.org
     
           

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

  • | 2:30pm - 5:30pm | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, surrogate, disability, special education, children and youth, advocacy, IEP
    - Become a Special Education Surrogate Parent - Free Littleton Training!

    You can help by volunteering to become a Special Education Surrogate Parent (SESP) for a student, in the custody of the state, that requires special education supports and whose parents are unknown or unavailable. These children depend on SESPs to protect their legal right to a free and appropriate education.
     
    SESPs serve as appointed decision makers that have the legal authority of a parent or legal guardian to attend and participate in special education team meetings, approve or reject Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and if necessary, file complaints or appeals. On average, the time commitment is only 30-40 hours a year.
     
    RTSC host FREE Orientation Trainings throughout the state where you will learn about the role of an SESP, how traumatic experiences can impact learning, and how to incorporate the appropriate supports into the IEP. Register to attend this training or visit our website at http://www.fcsn.org/rtsc/ to view our current training schedule for other opportunities.
     

    Registration is required. You can register online at http://fcsn.org/rtsc/events/littleton-sesp-orientation-may-2016/ or contact Danielle Hardin at 617-399-8342 or dhardin@fcsn.org. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER.
    Reuben Hoar Library (Small Meeting Room)
    41 Shattuck Street Littleton MA 01460
    Danielle Hardin 617.399.8342 dhardin@fcsn.org
  • | 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

  • | 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

  • | Local Events, bazaar, food, crafts, handmade, homemade, ethnic, ethnic cuisine, free admission
    - Come to the Bazaar Russe on Fri, May 20 (10:00 am - 8:00 pm) and Sat, May 21 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) at 15 Prospect Street, Maynard. Traditional slavic food for eat in and take out will be available all day starting at 11:00 a.m. on both days. Eat your fill of pierogi, blini, potato pancakes, borscht, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, and more and then buy something to take home. After you've eaten, browse the items for sale including imported Russian nesting dolls and crafts, Russian-style jewelry, handmade crafts and baked goods, Orthodox icons and books. Free parking. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. The bazaar is held at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church located off Route 27. For more information, visit http://holyannunciationchurch.org/ministries/bazaar.shtml
    Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church
    15 prospect st maynard MA 01754
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Annually the third Friday in May. Events by city governments, bicycle clubs environmental groups. For information visit http://www.bikeleague.org/bikemonth
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Annually the first Friday in May. For information visit http://www.garlicjims.com
     
           

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | 10:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, bazaar, food, crafts, handmade, homemade, ethnic, ethnic cuisine, free admission
    - Come to the Bazaar Russe on Fri, May 20 (10:00 am - 8:00 pm) and Sat, May 21 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) at 15 Prospect Street, Maynard. Traditional slavic food for eat in and take out will be available all day starting at 11:00 a.m. on both days. Eat your fill of pierogi, blini, potato pancakes, borscht, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa, and more and then buy something to take home. After you've eaten, browse the items for sale including imported Russian nesting dolls and crafts, Russian-style jewelry, handmade crafts and baked goods, Orthodox icons and books. Free parking. Free admission. Wheelchair accessible. The bazaar is held at Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church located off Route 27. For more information, visit http://holyannunciationchurch.org/ministries/bazaar.shtml
    Holy Annunciation Orthodox Church
    15 prospect st maynard MA 01754
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Wedding Fair
    - A FREE boutique wedding fair with the bride and groom in mind! This is NOT your typical wedding expo.

    Join us in May for an incredibly unique wedding fair at The Farm At SummitWynds, a GORGEOUS venue in Holden, MA.

    - Kick@$$ local vendors (just check out the list below!)
    - Indoor/outdoor venue with stunning views
    - Photobooth
    - Food/dessert samples
    - Free chair massages
    - FroYo truck
    - Cash bar
    - Lawn games
    - Free caricatures
    - Tote bags for the first 150 guests
    - Free make-up applications
    - Live music
    - Free wine glass painting
    - Hitched Bingo (read: win prizes!)
    The Farm At SummitWynds
    69 Summit Road Holden MA 01522
    Charlotte Holbery charlotte@eventivema.com
  • | 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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