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HOLIDAYS: OCTOBER 2009

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By Stephen Thomas

OCTOBER 2009

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MONTH:

Adopt-A-Shelter Dog

Animal Safety and Protection

Antidepressant Death Awareness

Bake and Decorate

Breast Cancer Awareness

Celebrating the Bilingual Child

Celiac Disease Awareness

Children's Magazine

Chili

Chiropractic

Church Library

Church Safety and Security

Class Reunion

Co-op Awareness

Crime Prevention

Cyber Safety Awareness

Dental Hygiene

Depression Education and Awareness

Disability Employment Awareness

Domestic Violence Awareness

Down Syndrome Awareness

Dyslexia Awareness

Eat Better, Eat Together

Emotional Intelligence Awareness

Emotional Wellness

Eye Injury Prevention

Gain the Inside Advantage

Gay and Lesbian History

German-American Heritage

Global Diversity Awareness

Go Hog Wild - Eat Country Ham

Go On a Field Trip

Halloween Safety

Health Literacy

Healthy Lung

International Starman

International Strategic Planning

Let's Talk (Family Sexuality Education)

Liver Awareness

Long-term Care Planning

Medical Librarians

Month of Freethought

Organize your Medical Information

Orthodontic Health

Photographer Appreciation

Physical Therapy

Polish-American Heritage

Popcorn Poppin'

Positive Attitude

Raptor

Reading Group

Rett Syndrome Awareness

Right-Brainers Rule

Roller Skating

RSV Awareness

Sarcastics Awareness

Seafood

Self-Promotion

Spina Bifida Awareness

Spinach Lovers

Squirrel Awareness

Stamp Collecting

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Awareness

Talk About Prescriptions

Vegetarian

Women's Small Business

Workplace Politics Awareness

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Christmas Seal Campaign (10/1-12/31)

Energy Management is a Family Affair - Improve your Home (10/1-3/31/10)

Million Minute Family Challenge (through 12/31)

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WEEK:

2-9:

No Salt

Sukkot (begins at sundown 10/2)

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4-10:

Carry a Tune

Fire Prevention

Mental Illness Awareness

Metric

Intergeneration

Newspaper

Work From Home

World Space

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5-9:

Drive Safely Work

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5-10:

Kids' Goal Setting

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5-11:

Financial Planning

Get Smart About Antibiotics

Mental Illness Awareness

Mystery Series

Nuclear Medicine

Spinning and Weaving

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11-17:

Build your Business with Business Cards

Chestnut

Credit Union

Emergency Nurses

Food Bank

Getting the World to Beat a Path to your Door

Home-Based Business

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12-16:

School Lunch

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12-18:

World Rainforest

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12-20:

Bone and Joint Decade National Action

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17-24:

Food and Drug Interaction Education and Awareness

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18-24:

Character Counts

Chemistry

Forest Products

Freedom From Bullies

Hearing Aid Awareness

Massage Therapy Awareness

Teen Read

YMCA Week Without Violence

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19-23:

School Bus Safety

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19-25:

Business Women's

Drug-Free Work

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24-30:

Disarmament

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24-31:

Prescription Errors Education and Awareness

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25-31:

International Magic

Pastoral Care

Respiratory Care

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26-Nov. 1:

Give Wildlife a Break!

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DAY:

1(Th):

International Day of Older Persons

World Vegetarian

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2(F):

Custodial Workers

Diversity

Guardian Angels

Lee National Denim

World Farm Animals

World Smile

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3(Sa):

The Andy Griffith Show premiere (1960)

World Card Making

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4(Su):

County Inn and Bed-And-Breakfast

Gregorian Calendar Adjustment (1582)

Full (Hunter's) Moon (2:10 a.m.)

Intergeneration

Sarcoidosis Awareness

Ten-Four

World Communication Sunday

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5(M):

Child Health

Improve your Home Office

World Habitat

World Teachers'

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6(Tu):

German-American

Nobel Conference 45 (through 10/7)

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7(W):

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8(Th):

Alvin C. York

Depression Screening

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9(F):

Leif Erikson

World Post

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10(Sa):

Simchat Torah (at sundown)

Bonza Bottler

Cake Decorating

Newspaper Carrier

Universal Music

World Mental Health

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11(Su):

General Pulaski Memorial

National Coming Out

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12(M):

Columbus (traditional and observed)

Freethought

National Kick-Butt

Salesperson's

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13(Tu):

Face your Fears

Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

Navy Birthday

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14(W):

Bring your Teddy Bear to Work

Emergency Nurses

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

International Top Spinning

Stop America's Violence Everywhere Today

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15(Th):

Credit Union/Get Smart About Credit

Grouch

Latino AIDS Awareness

White Cane Safety

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16(F):

Dictionary

Mammography

World Food

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17(Sa):

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Mulligan

Sweetest

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18(Su):

World Menopause

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19(M):

Yorktown

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20(Tu):

World Osteoporosis

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21(W):

Day of National Concern about Young People and Gun Violence

Reptile Awareness

Support your Local Chamber of Commerce

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22(Th):

International Stuttering Awareness

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23(F):

Mole (from 6:02 a.m. to 6:02 p.m.)

Swallows Depart from Capistrano

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24(Sa):

Make a Difference

United Nations

World Development Information

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25(Su):

Mother-in-Law

Reformation Sunday

World Priest

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26(M):

Mule

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27(Tu):

Navy

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28(W):

Lung Health

St. Jude's

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29(Th):

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30(F):

Create a Great Funeral

Devil's Night/Mischief Night

Frankenstein Friday

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31(Sa):

Halloween/All Hallow's Eve

Trick-or-Treat/Beggar's Night

Interstitial Cystitis Awareness

Knock-Knock

Magic

National UNICEF

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Nov. 1(Su):

Daylight Savings (fall back at 2 a.m.)