Saturday, January 21st, 2017
Women's March | NATL - Public Interest- On January 21, 2017 we will unite in Washington, DC for the Women’s March on Washington. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families -- recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country.
The rhetoric of the past election cycle has insulted, demonized, and threatened many of us--women, immigrants of all statuses, those with diverse religious faiths particularly Muslim, people who identify as LGBTQIA, Native and Indigenous people, Black and Brown people, people with disabilities, the economically impoverished and survivors of sexual assault. We are confronted with the question of how to move forward in the face of national and international concern and fear.
In the spirit of democracy and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, we join in diversity to show our presence in numbers too great to ignore. The Women’s March on Washington will send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights. We stand together, recognizing that defending the most marginalized among us is defending all of us.
We support the advocacy and resistance movements that reflect our multiple and intersecting identities. We call on all defenders of human rights to join us. This march is the first step towards unifying our communities, grounded in new relationships, to create change from the grassroots level up. We will not rest until women have parity and equity at all levels of leadership in society. We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all. HEAR OUR VOICE.
Monday, January 23rd, 2017
National Pie Day! | NATL - Public Interest- First observed in 1975 as a day to set aside and celebrate pie! Annually Jan. 23rd.
Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
Anniversary of the First Winter Olympics | NATL - Historical- 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.
Thursday, January 26th, 2017
Rocky Mountain National Park Established | NATL - Historical- Under President Woodrow Wilson, the area covering more than 1,000 square miles in Colorado became a national park.
Friday, January 27th, 2017
Moon Phase: New Moon | NATL - Moon Phases- Moon enters New Moon phase at 7:07pm EST.
Sunday, January 29th, 2017
2017 Pro Bowl | 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, February 1st, 2017
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
Groundhog Day | 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.
Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Anniversary of Facebook Launching | NATL - Trivia- 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.
Sunday, February 5th, 2017
Super Bowl 51 | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- NRG Stadium, Houston, TX. Football's legendary battle between NFC and AFC champions.
Monday, February 6th, 2017
Friday, February 10th, 2017
Snow Moon (the February full moon) | NATL - Moon Phases- So called by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because this time of year sees heavy snowfalls. Also called the Hunger Moon, because of the meager hunting at this time of winter. The February full moon.
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
Valentine's Dinner and Comedy Show | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, comedy, stand-up, dinner and show, American Legion, veterans, fundraisers- BACK FOR ITS 2ND YEAR!
Come out & support the Mystic Island American Legion at the hottest comedy event in South Jersey! Headlining this show is Jimmy Graham, whose credits include The Laugh Factory, Catch a Rising Star, and clubs/casinos all around NYC, Las Vegas and Chicago! Also appearing on this show are Chip Ambrogio, who is a contributing writer for the Friars Club Roasts, and host Jackie Byrne, whose appearances include Laugh It Up Comedy Club and The Punchline - Philly!
This show is being held SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at the Mystic Island American Legion Post 493, located at 420 Radio Rd. in Little Egg Harbor, NJ.
Dinner will be served from 5-7 – the menu includes Chicken Parmesan, with salad, garlic bread and dessert. The show will be starting at 8. All are welcome to the bar between dinner and the show, but please remember to drink responsibly.
Cost is $10 for dinner only, $20 for the show only, but if you do both dinner AND the show it's $25, so you should take advantage of that sweet, sweet discount.
For tickets, call 609-296-9771.
Mystic Island American Legion Post 493
420 Radio Rd. Little Egg Harbor NJ 08087Mollie firstname.lastname@example.org
Comedy Night for the Sons of the American Legion | 6:00pm - 11:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, comedy, stand-up, dinner and show, American Legion, veterans, fundraisers, funny- Come out & support the Sons of the American Legion at the hottest comedy event at the Jersey Shore! Headlining this show is Seymour Swan, whose credits include HBO and Comedy Central. Also appearing on this show are Erin Maguire (Broadway Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, FunnyFoodTV on YouTube & Game Show Network) and host Steve Schwarz (Gotham Comedy Club, Looney Bin Comedy Club).
This show is being held SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH at the American Legion – George P. Vanderveer Post #129, located at 2025 Church Rd. in Toms River, NJ. Tickets run $40 for dinner and a show - doors open at 6:00 for dinner, show starts at 8:00. All proceeds benefit veterans issues.
Purchase tickets by calling Kristy Mckown at 732-864-5519. Don’t delay!
American Legion - George P. Vanderveer Post #129
2025 Church Rd. Toms River NJ 08753Mollie email@example.com
Sunday, February 12th, 2017
The Grammy Awards | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA. 59th annual. Celebrating the best in recording arts and sciences, the Grammys cover more than 100 categories, from classical to jazz to pop and rock. Awarded by and to artists and technical professionals. National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.
Abraham Lincoln Birthday | NATL - Historical- Happy Birthday!
Monday, February 13th, 2017
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
Saint Valentine's Day | 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.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017
Anniversary of Pluto Discovery | NATL - Moon Phases- February 18, 1930, Pluto was discovered by astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory at Flagstaff, AZ. It was given the name of the Roman god of the underworld. It was considered the ninth planet of the solar system until 2006, when astronomers reclassified it as a dwarf planet.
Sunday, February 19th, 2017
NBA All-Star Game 2017 | NATL - Sports and Entertainment- Charlotte, NC (location subject to change) 66th 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.
Anniversary of US Landing on Iwo Jima | NATL - Historical- 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.
Monday, February 20th, 2017
President's Day | 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.
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