Today is May 3, 2016 - Winchester, VA 22601
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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Joe DiMaggio Major League Debut | NATL - MLB- On this day in 1936 Joe DiMaggio made his major league debut with the New York Yankees.
Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Cinco de Mayo | NATL - Seasonal- Mexican National Holiday recognizing the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
Stock Market Crash of 1893 | NATL - Historical- Other than the Great Depression of the 1930's, this was the worst economic crisis in US history.
National Day of Prayer | 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
Saturday, May 7th, 2016
21st Annual North river Mills Day 2016 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, 1700's village, music, art, blacksmith demo, antique tractors & Ford Cars, etc.- A Relaxing Step Back in Time
Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling village. Once a year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700s village. Old timers sit on the porch swapping old stories, listening to old time/folk music jamming, join in with folks clogging, flat foot or buck dancing. An interpretive 'hay-less' ride around the hamlet. There will be Historical Re-enactors representing the French & Indian War and the Civil War.
Also on hand will be a Blacksmith, Rob Wolford, demonstrating his trade. Then there is the art show held in a Corn Crib - "The Long Gallery". Leo Straw and others will be exhibiting Steam Engines, Antique Tractors, Model A and Model T Fords. . . . . .
Above the old hamlet looms Raven Rocks and adjacent to the village is a quiet dirt lane for a relaxing hike.
Also, Docents will often lead hikes to the Cold Vents on Ice Mountain - come early - approximately starting at 10 am & 11 am.
For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/events/889455704459582/North River Mills
8241 Cold Stream Rd. Capon Bridge WV 26711Steve Bailes firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Artists for the Spring Fine Arts Show | 10:30am - 3:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Show- The Hampshire County Arts Council is sponsoring the Spring Fine Arts Show at the Hampshire County Library (Romney, WV) from May 13 - June 4. Any adult artist interested in entering the show should bring up to 3 pieces of art to the Library on Saturday May 7 between 10:30am - 3pm. Fees are only $20 for HCAC members and $30 for non-members. Three cash awards, $ amount increased from last year, will be awarded by Judge Susan Williamson & announced at the Opening Reception on Friday May 13 (5pm-7:30pm). Detailed information is available in the Call for Artists document and entry form at HampshireArts.org. If you have any questions these documents don't cover, please call Melissa Snell at 703-772-5536.Hampshire County Library
153 W. Main Street Romney WV 26757
First Presidential Inaugural Ball | 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.
Kentucky Derby | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- Churchill Downs, KY. The 142nd running of America's premier Thoroughbred horse race.
National Cosmopolitan Day | 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
Mother's Day | 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.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016
Red Cross Blood Drive | 12:00pm - 5:30pm | Local Events, Blood Drive- Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community.
We invite you to sign up and donate at our upcoming drive. We are providing food and beverages to visitors and donors. We hope to see you Wednesday, May 11th, between noon and 5:30pm. Thank you and take care!
Click here to make an appointment:
http://www.redcrossblood.org/give/drive/driveSearchList.jsp?zipSponsor=ShepherdMartinsburgShepherd University Martinsburg Center
261 Aikens Center Martinsburg WV 25404Evan MacKenzie 304.263.3303 email@example.com
Friday, May 13th, 2016
Spring Fine Arts Show Opening Reception | 5:00pm - 7:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Art Show- The Hampshire County Arts Council is sponsoring the Spring Fine Arts Show at the Hampshire County Library (Romney, WV) from May 13 - June 4. A free public Opening Reception will be held on Friday May 13, 5pm-7:30pm at the Library. Come out and see local art and meet the artists while enjoying good food and good conversation. The cash awards will also be announced at the Reception; see if your choices match the Judge's. Much of the art work will be available for sale. If you have any questions, please call Melissa Snell at 703-772-5536.Hampshire County Library
153 W. Main Street Romney WV 26757
May Moon Phase | NATL - Moon Phases- First Quarter Moon Phase
St Lawrence Seaway Act | 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
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
Mount Saint Helen Eruption | 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
Amelia Earhart Atlantic Crossing | 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
Full Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- May full moon phase
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016
National Senior Health and Fitness Day | 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
National Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day | NATL - Public Interest- 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
Golden Gate Bridge Opens | NATL - Historical- On the opening day in 1937, approximately 200,000 people crossed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
Saturday, May 28th, 2016
Artist to Join 10th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour & Art Sale | 10:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Studio Tour- The 10th Annual Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour & Art Sale will be held Friday Nov 11 & Saturday Nov 12, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday Nov 13, noon - 4pm. (Sunday is optional) The Tour & Sale is held at various locations throughout Hampshire County, WV. Artists can choose to open their Studio for the show or be at a convenient location with other artists. Artists & Artisans interested in being a part of the Tour need to provide the completed Artist Agreement to Melissa Snell by May 28. Melissa can also help any artist find a shared location. We have convenient locations in Capon Bridge and Romney available. Forms & information may be secured at HampshireArts.org or HHSTWV.org. Also follow us on Facebook.
Sunday, May 29th, 2016
Sierra Club Founded | 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
Memorial Day | 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.
Your Mailing Address May Win You $30 | 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.
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Friday, June 3rd, 2016
National Donut Day | NATL - Public Interest- Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fundraising during the Great Depression. During WWI, doughnuts were served to doughboys by the Salvation Army. This day now celebrates the donut itself annually the first Friday in June. For information visit donutdayusa.com
Saturday, June 4th, 2016
New Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- Moon enters New Moon phase at 11PM, EDT.
Sunday, June 5th, 2016
D-Day Anniversary | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1944, Allied Forces landed in Normandy the north coast of France.
Monday, June 6th, 2016
First Drive-In Movie Opens | NATL - Public Interest- On this day in 1933 Richard Hollingshead opened America's first drive-in movie theater in Camden NJ. At the height of their popularity there were more than 4,000 drive-ins across the US.
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
Sunday, June 12th, 2016
Tear Down This Wall Speech | NATL - Historical- In 1987 standing at the Brandenburg Gate and the Berlin Wall, US President Ronald Reagan gave one of the most powerful speeches of his career. The wall was finally opened in 1989.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Flag Day | NATL - Public Interest- In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress adopted "the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Saturday, June 18th, 2016
First American Woman in Space | NATL - Historical- On this date in 1983, Dr. Sally Ride, physicist and pilot, became the first American woman in space when she began a six day mission aboard the space shuttle 'Challenger'.
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
Fathers Day | NATL - National Holidays, Fathers Day, Dad, Family- Annually the third Sunday in June we honor all Fathers. Be sure to give Dad and Grandpa a big hug and thank you!
Monday, June 20th, 2016
June Full Moon Phase | NATL - Moon Phases- The full strawberry moon, so called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because of the time of year the strawberry ripened.
First Day of Summer | NATL - Seasonal- In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. This day is known as the Summer Solstice.
Friday, June 24th, 2016
Take Your Dog To Work Day | NATL - Public Interest- A day to celebrate how great of a companion a dog is, as well as encouraging people to adopt from a shelter.
Saturday, June 25th, 2016
8th Annual South Branch Valley Bluegrass Festival & Fireworks | 11:00am - 11:00pm | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Bluegrass Music, Fireworks- Some of the Finest Bands in Bluegrass Music today. Special performance by Host Band - "Lonesome Highway". Also playing: Rhonda Vincent & The Rage; Adkins & Loudermilk; Wildfire & more bands to be announced. FREE Admission, PARKING FEE $ 8.00. Bring Blankets, & Chairs (NO DOGS, COOLERS OR ALCHOHOL in Concert Area). FIREWORKS BEGIN AT 10:00 PMWapocoma Campground
S. Branch River Rd., 39.287739; -78.807379 Romney WV 26757Hampshire County Parks U Recreation 304.822.7300
Monday, June 27th, 2016
Decide to be Married Day | NATL - Public Interest- Focusing attention on the joy of couples deciding to get married. Based on the poem 'Decide to be Married'.
Thursday, June 30th, 2016
National Handshake Day | NATL - Public Interest- An important part of corporate America. A handshake can make or break a business deal, interview or other encounter.
Friday, July 1st, 2016
National Grilling Month | NATL - Seasonal- July1-31.Take the time to enjoy the fun and ease of cooking on the grill this month!
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