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Today is May 5, 2016 - Statesville, NC 28625  

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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

  • | 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

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

  • | 8:00am - 11:00am | Charity, Fundraiser
    - Walk to Cure Arthritis is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. We aren't just helping the millions of people with arthritis to live better; we're charting the course to a cure.

    The event is at Davidson College on Saturday, May 21st and features a three-mile and one-mile course. We'll have information about arthritis and fun activities for the entire family. Pet owners are encouraged to bring their dogs.

    Let's walk together, support each other and raise funds to find a cure for arthritis! Every step counts, every dollar matters! Register today!
    Davidson College
    405 N. Main Street Davidson NC 28036
    Kristina Aquilone 704.705.1798 kaquilone@arthritis.org
  • | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Color Downtown, Run, 5K, Davie, Mocksville, Fundraiser, Color Run
    - Color Downtown 2016 is an event the whole family will enjoy ... dance and twirl with your tutu, hop, skip, run or walk your way through downtown Mocksville and Rich Park and be transformed into a colorful work of art with each color station you pass.

    It's all about having a good time and creating lasting memories with family and friends.

    The spirit of Color Downtown will emerge brighter and bolder in Rich Park as we release bags of colored powder in epic proportions to create the grand finale!

    Packet Pick-Up will be May 16-18 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Mocksville Library, 371 North Main St. in Mocksville. Signs will direct you to the location when you walk in the door.

    Unfortunately, the day of the event will be too chaotic to include same day packet pick-up. So participants will not be able to pick up packets on the day of the event.

    The run starts in Rich Park and continues though Downtown Mocksville.

    The event will begin at 3 PM, but we will have fun activities for participants before we get started with the run. You will not want to miss this!

    Additional Information:

    We will have food trucks at the event, so make sure you bring cash!


    A list of parking locations will be included in your bags, which you will recieve at packet pick-up

    The exact event schedule will be made available at a later time, so make sure you check back in for any updates

    If you are unable to get a t-shirt, make sure you wear a white shirt so that all of your color can be seen after the event

    We will have a photographer at the event and photos will be available for purchase



    *If there are any additional questions, contact Jordan Mathis: jmathis@daviecountync.gov or (336) 753-6152 during work hours (8:30-5:00)

    On weekends and after 5:00 pm: jlmathis1006@gmail.com
    Rich Park
    215 Cemetery Street Mocksville NC 27028
    Jordan Mathis 336.753.6152 jmathis@daviecountync.gov
  • | 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.
     
           

Monday, May 30th, 2016

  • | NATL - National Holidays, National Holidays, Patriotic, US Military
    - Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.
     
           
  • | 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.
     
           

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