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Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate the goodness of one of America's oldest and most beloved snacks- as a healthy start to the New Year, big game crowd pleaser, or signature snack of the movie industry or awards show.
     
           

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A time to celebrate and emphasize the gift and culture of life without prejudice or partiality.
     
           

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
     
           

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

  • - January 24, 1924. The first Winter Olympic Games opened at Chamonix, France, with athletes representing 16 nations. The ski jump, previously unknown, thrilled spectators. The Olympics offered a boost to skiing, which became enormously popular in the next decade.
     
           

Friday, January 26th, 2018

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL. The best football players from the AFC and NFC battle it out. Annually, the Sunday before the Super Bowl.
     
           

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - In lunar folklore, the third full moon in a season containing four full moons is called a blue moon. But in recent times, a blue moon has come to describe the second full moon falling in the calendar month- as is the case in January and March 2018.
     
           

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Feb 1-28. During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease.
     
           

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Old belief that if the sun shines on Candlemas Day, or if the groundhog sees his shadow when he emerges on this day, six weeks of winter will ensue.
     
           
  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - During American Heart Month in February, the American Heart Association will focus on women with "Go Red for Women," a national movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all the women you know who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in Wear Red Day. Annually, the first Friday in February.
     
           

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

  • - On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg and fellow Harvard student Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes, and Eduardo Saverin launched "TheFacebook" as a social networking site. Facebook, later dropping the "The", quickly became an Internet sensation, reaching 901 million users by March 2012. The site currently has more than 936 million daily users (83% of whom live outside North America) and is offered in 70 million languages. On May 18, 2012, Facebook went public, with a volume of 567 million shares trading that day.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.

     
           

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Last Quarter phase at 10:54 AM, EST.
     
           

Friday, February 9th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Bagels have earned their day in the spotlight, with the chewy circular bread first debuting in 1610 in Krakow, Poland! Bagels continue to be a popular breakfast staple, with more than 300 million bagels sold in 2016 alone.
     
           

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Last feast before Lent. Although Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday, literally) is properly limited to Shrove Tuesday, it has come to be popularly applied to the preceding two weeks of celebration. Celebrated especially at New Orleans, LA, Mobile, AL and certain Mississippi and Florida cities. State holiday in Louisiana.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Food lovers pick this day to enjoy these round, sugarcoated, fruit-filled, Polish pre-Lenten pastries, pronounced "poonch-kee," available in bakers nationwide. Paczki coincides with Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.
     
           

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - St. Valentine's Day celebrates the feasts of two Christian martyrs of this name. One, a priest and physician, was beaten and beheaded on the Flaminan Way at Rome, Italy, Feb 14, AD 269, during the reign of Emperor Claudius II. Another Valentine, the bishop of Terni, is said to have been beheaded, also on the Flaminian Way at Rome, Feb 14 (possibly in a later year). Both history and legend are vague and contradictory about details of the Valentines, and some say that Feb 14 was selected for the celebration of Christian martyrs as a diversion from the ancient pagan observance of Lupercalia. An old legend has it that birds choose their mates on Valentine's Day. Now it is one of the most widely observed unofficial holidays. It is an occasion for the exchange of gifts (usually books, flowers, or sweets) and greeting cards with affectionate or humorous messages.
     
           

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 4:05 PM, EST.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Annular eclipse of the Sun. Visible in the southern part of South America and Antartica.
     
           

Sunday, February 18th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 67th annual. The NBA All-Star Game between the Eastern and Western Conferences. The All-Star weekend kicks off Feb 17th with the Celebrity Game and the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. Est attendance 100,000.
     
           
  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, FL. 59th annual running of the "Great American Race." The world's top drivers compete in NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motorsports event. Est attendance: 100,000.
     
           

Monday, February 19th, 2018

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - President's Day observes the birthdays of George Washington (Feb 22nd) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12). With the adoption of the Monday Holiday Law (which moved the observance of George Washington's birthday from Feb 22 to the third Monday in February), some of the specific significance of the event was lost and added impetus was given to the popular description of that holiday as President's Day as a day to honor all former presidents of the US, though the federal holiday is still Washington's Birthday. Annually, the third Monday in February.
     
           
  • - February 19, 1945. Beginning at dawn, the landing of 30,000 American troops took place on the barren 12-square-mile island of Iwo Jima. Initially there was little resistance, but 21,500 Japanese stood ready underground to fight the last man to protect massive strategic fortification linked by tunnels.
     
           

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to recognize chili as an American staple and to celebrate our love for a great bowl of red-- especially in the cold winter months. Annually, the last Thursday in February.
     
           

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

  • - On March 1, 1872, the first area in the world to be designated a national park, most of the Yellowstone is in Wyoming, with small sections in Montana and Idaho. It was established by an act of Congress.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - It is one month of the year to take the time to recognize our country's everyday heroes who give their time to help people in need. Presidential Proclamation for Red Cross Month issued each year for March since 1943.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by the Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of year there are signs of earthworms as the ground thaws in preparation for spring. March's full moon.
     
           

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An “unofficial” National holiday is celebrated on the first Friday in March. This day honors the value and dedication of the professional salesperson as well as the hard work that they perform.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday! Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people!
     
           

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - 45th running of "The Last Great Race on Earth"* (first run March 3, 1973). 1000 miles through Alaskan Wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK along the historic Iditarod Trail.
     
           

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

  • | NATL - Sports and Entertainment
    - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood and Highland Center, Los Angeles, CA. 90th annual Honoring film achievements of the previous year. Televised live on ABC, with Jimmy Kimmel scheduled to host.
     
           

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

  • | NATL - Historical
    - On March 6, 1836, the anniversary of the fall of the Texan fort, the Alamo. The siege, led by Mexican general Santa Anna, began Feb 23rd and reached its climax March 6th, when the last of the defenders was slain. Texans, under General Sam Houston, rallied with the war cry "Remember the Alamo" and, at the Battle of San Jacinto, April 21st, defeated and captured Santa Anna, who signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence.
     
           

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Daylight Saving Time Begins at 2AM. Standard time in each zone is advanced one hour from 2 AM on the second Sunday in March until 2 AM on the first Sunday in November (except where state legislatures provide exemption.) Many use the popular rule "spring forward, fall back" to remember which way to turn the clocks.
     
           

Monday, March 12th, 2018

  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - March 12, 1999, a day for employees to "lie down and be counted" in support of napping at the work place. This day occurs on the Monday following the advent of daylight saving time.
     
           

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A day to celebrate Pi! The ratio of a circle's circumference to it's diameter. Since the mathematical constant is about 3.14, March 14 became the day to observe it.
     
           

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

  • | NATL - National Holidays
    - Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the world observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters New Moon phase at 9:12 AM, EDT.
     
           

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - Spring begins today in the northern hemisphere with the vernal equinox at 12:15 PM, EDT. Daylight length is virtually the same everywhere today. 12 hours & 8 minutes.
     
           

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 11:00am | Community and Civic Groups, Clubs, Weight Loss, Support
    - TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups and wellness education organization.

    Weekly meetings include private weigh-ins and professionally prepared, informational chapter programs, featuring up-to-date information on nutrition, exercise and healthy lifestyles. Programs provide positive reinforcement and motivation to adhere to food and exercise programs.

    Severe weather may cause a cancellation
    Shiloh United Methodist Church
    19731 Shiloh Church Rd Hagerstown MD 21742
    Mary Mullane, Leader 301.667.9675 mmullane0565@aol.com

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