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Saturday, October 20th, 2018

  • | 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.
     
           

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

  • - 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.
     
           

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

  • | 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, click for details.
     
           

Sunday, October 28th, 2018

  • | 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.
     
           

Monday, October 29th, 2018

  • | 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 click for details for more information.
     
           

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

  • | 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.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 12:340 PM, EST.
     
           

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This day was created for the men who do not know their way around the kitchen and are not familiar with cooking appliances, as well as for the women in their lives who need a break. Non-cooking men are encouraged to have some fun and whip up a special meal for their loved ones. Barbecues not allowed!
    For information visit click for details
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. Commemorates the blessed, especially those who have no special feast days. Observed on Nov 1 since Pope Gregory IV set the date if recognition in AD 835.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To raise awareness of the needs of children waiting to be adopted and to recognize. people who have adopted or were adopted.
     
           

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A popular occasion where women and girls take initiative in inviting a man or boy of their choice for a date. This tradition established in "Li'l Abner" comic strip in 1930s by cartoonist Al Capp. Usually on the first Saturday in November.
     
           

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Standard time resumes 2AM on the first Sunday in November in each time zone. Many people use the popular rule "spring forward and fall back" to remember which way to turn their clocks.
     
           

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

  • | NATL - Government
    - Generally, the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
     
           

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 11:02 AM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, November 11th, 2018

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.
     
           

Monday, November 12th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - This week observed since 1921, spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from Kindergarten through college and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great again.
     
           

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A program of Keep America Beautiful, is a nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting recycling in the United States. Every year event organizers educate the public through thousands of events. For information visit click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 9:54 AM, EST.
     
           

Friday, November 16th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout event is your chance to triumph over addiction. Annually, the third Thursday to encourage smokers to go the distance, and to finally give up smoking. For information, visit click for details
     
           

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - To celebrate the inclusive spirt of American families and applaud the commitment of those family members who encourage us to reach new heights. Annually, the week that includes Thanksgiving Day.
     
           

Monday, November 19th, 2018

  • - On this date in 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. The address that Lincoln delivered in less than 2 minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language.
     
           

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

  • - On this date in 1963 President John F. Kennedy was slain by a sniper while riding in an open automobile in Dallas, TX. Accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald was killed by Jack Ruby while in police custody awaiting trial.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A part of everyone's Thanksgiving, the parade gets bigger and better every year. Featuring floats, giant balloons, marching bands, and famous people. The three-hour Macy's event is held in New York City starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Thanksgiving Day, and has been televised nationally on NBC since 1952.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Legal public holiday. Observed in all states. Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year.
     
           

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Native American Tribes of New England and the Great Lakes named the November Full Moon the Beaver Moon because at this time of year, beavers are preparing themselves for the coming winter. Moon enters Full Moon phase at 1:23am, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - The traditional start of the Christmas shopping season on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Called "Black Friday" because traditionally retailers were in the "black" by this day of year.
     
           

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. For more information visit click for details
     
           

Monday, November 26th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Traditional beginning of the online Christmas season.
     
           

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

  • - The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Celebrate a delicious holiday tradition, host a cookie exchange party this week! Try a new recipe or share personal favorites with others. Easy ideas, recipes, inspiration and instruction are available at click for details.
     
           
  • | NATL - Religious
    - Chanukah, the Jewish festival of rededication, also known as the festival of lights, is an eight day festival beginning on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

    The festival is observed by the kindling of the lights of a unique candelabrum, the nine-branched menorah, one additional light on each night of the holiday, progressing to eight on the final night.
     
           

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

  • - (Tentative) At President's Park the Holiday Season Begins with the Flip of a Switch!
    The National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a truly unique National Park Service experience! What began as a community event back in 1923 has grown into a nationally televised event with celebrity hosts and performers, and of course the President and First Family.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - One of the most venerated saints of both Eastern and Western Christian churches, of whose life little is known. Except for the fact that he was a Bishop of Myra (now Turkey) in the fourth century, and that from early times he was noted for his charity. Santa Claus and the presentation of gifts is said to derive from St. Nicholas.
     
           

Friday, December 7th, 2018

  • - On December 7, 1941 at 7:55AM (local time), "a date that will live in infamy," nearly 200 Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, long considered the US "Gibraltar of the Pacific." The raid, which lasted little more than one hour, left nearly 3,000 dead. Almost the entire US Pacific Fleet was at anchor there, and few ships escaped damage. Several were sunk or disabled, while 200 US aircraft on the ground were destroyed. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought about immediate US entry into WWII, a declaration of war being requested by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and approved by Congress December 8, 1941.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 2:20 AM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Salespeople are essential resources for customers today. The talented salesperson filters the vast amount of information that is available to customers and helps businesspeople make the best purchasing decisions. Annually, the first Friday in December.
     
           

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

  • - Roman Catholic holy day of obligation. A public holiday in Nicaragua.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1980 gunman Mark David Chapman shot and killed rock star John Lennon outside of his apartment building as he returned from a recording session. The death of the former Beatle, who was an international peace activist, shocked the world.
     
           
  • - 1941. One day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Congress declared war against Japan and the US entered WWII.
     
           

Saturday, December 15th, 2018

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1791, the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution, known as the Bill Of Rights, became effective following ratification by Virginia.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters First Quarter phase at 6:49 AM, EST.
     
           

Sunday, December 16th, 2018

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On this date in 1773, the Sons of Liberty, some disguised as Native Americans, boarded three British vessels at Griffin's Wharf, Boston Harbor. Contents of 342 chests of tea were dumped into the harbor as a protest against the Tea Act of 1773 by the American Colonists.
     
           

Monday, December 17th, 2018

  • - On this date in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright, after 3 years of experimentations with kites and gliders, achieved the first documented successful powered and controlled flights of an airplane. The flight was sustained for less than a minute but represented man's first powered airplane flight and the beginning of a new form of transportation.
     
           

Friday, December 21st, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Dec 21 - Mar 20. In the Northern Hemisphere winter begins today with the winter solstice, at 5:23 PM, EST.
     
           
  • - 1970. After writing President Richard M. Nixon offering to be a "Federal Agent-at-Large" to fight drug abuse and the drug culture, Elvis Presley met with Nixon at the White House on this date. Presley was not made a federal agent, but the two men had a cordial meeting. The photograph of them shaking hands is the most requested reproduction from the National Archives.
     
           

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - The December Full Moon. So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because the nights have become long. Also known as the the Long Nights Moon. Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 12:49 PM, EST.
     
           

Monday, December 24th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Christmas Eve, which is the day before Christmas Day, is celebrated in many countries worldwide. It is a Christian observance that falls on December 24 in the Gregorian calendar.
    Christmas Eve is celebrated with large family meals featuring traditional dishes. Presents are exchanged and opened, many homes have their Christmas trees lit up, mistletoes hung, and other decorations, such as holly and ivy, at this time of the year.
     
           

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

  • | NATL - Religious
    - Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ, observed most commonly on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world.

    Customs include gift giving, completing an Advent calendar or Advent wreath, Christmas music and caroling, exchanging Christmas cards, attending church services, a special meal, and spending time with family and friends.
     
           

Fun things to do in Cleveland

Since 1986 the Town Planner Calendar has been keeping families across America up-to-date about events and other fun things to do right in their hometown.

Delivered free of charge every December to millions of homes across America, our full-sized, full-color calendar is a time-tested and beloved tool for helping families stay organized. The large date blocks are not only loaded with lots of nearby events and fun things to do, there's plenty of room for you to record your own family's important events like birthdays, anniversaries, parties -- anything you have planned -- so everybody in the house can see them whenever they go to the fridge, out the front door, or wherever you choose to display it.

But there's more! Every calendar is full of coupons from popular local merchants, so you can save money while supporting small businesses right in your hometown.

And don't miss our beautiful full-color photography! Every month you'll recognize a new photo from someplace close to home, submitted to us by a local photographer. If you'd like to have your own hometown photos included in our calendar, please contact your local publisher for more information.

We truly believe it's better to "keep it local". From coast to coast and border to border, our network of franchisees work with organizations and merchants right in their community to make sure you get the information and savings you care about. We prefer to feature family-friendly events that are a short walk or drive away, and coupons from local businesses so you can support your hometown economy.

If there's something happening close to home that folks in your neighborhood need to know about, why not submit it to us today? Please note that publication of your event is subject to approval by your local Town Planner publisher.

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