NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY – July 2

On July 2nd, we recognize a liqueur derived from aniseed on National Anisette Day. Aniseed from the anis herb gives anisette its licorice or fennel flavor. While usually a dry dry liqueur, distillers sometimes add a sugar syrup for a sweeter result. Spain, Italy, Portugal, and France lead the world in drinking this licorice tasting …
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NATIONAL MOVIE NIGHT

Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket and your favorite buddy, put away the cell phones and tablets, and then queue up a string of movies for a fun night of entertainment. National Movie Night on the second Friday in June encourages us to start (or restart) a tradition of movie nights with friends and family. …
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Movie Night Picks

Here’s my list of favorites for a movie night. Family friendly enjoy these on the sofa or maybe a backyard viewing party. Great for sleepovers too. Make sure you check out the Valentines, Christmas, and Halloween lists too. For other activities maybe music is the answer…

NATIONAL COLORADO DAY

April 12th recognizes the Centennial State and the 38th state to join the Union on National Colorado Day.The first of the Four Corner States, Colorado is dominated by the Rocky Mountains. Prehistoric Colorado comes to life in the Florissant Fossil Beds. Discover one of the most abundant deposits of fossils in the world while taking in …
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NATIONAL PENCIL DAY – March 30

Each year, March 30th National Pencil Day honors the writing utensil that has done more than just teach millions the alphabet and draw straight lines. It’s also helped win wars and enabled amazing art. Hymen Lipman received the first patent for attaching an eraser to the end of a pencil on this day in 1858. …
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GLOBAL MOVIE DAY – Second Saturday in February 12, 2022

Right in the heart of Oscar season, the second Saturday in February celebrates Global Movie Day to honor the way movies have captured audiences’ hearts and minds around the world for over 100 years. Since their inception, movies have transcended geography, language, time, and culture, connecting us all through the power of storytelling. There are …
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FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE MONTH

During February, Free and Open Source Software Month recognizes the cooperative approach to computer programming, open licensing, and free distribution of software. Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) provides free, publicly-available code to users and contributors. Providing users access to the code allows them the opportunity to alter the code. For example, they may alter the code to improve …
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Valentines Movies

Searching for Valentine’s Day plans? In our humble opinions, there are few better ways to spend Cupid’s holiday than with a romantic movie: Single or in a relationship, pro or anti-Valentine’s Day, there’s a film for you. This is a list of some of my favorites. Popcorn, Chocolate, maybe some beer, wine or cocktails. Snuggle up with one of …
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Feel The Love February

While February is known to be full of paper hearts and chocolate, it has a few things going for it, despite being the shortest month on the calendar. February gets to the hart of the holidays that educate and makes us giggle at the quirky ones, too. February isn’t just about love; it’s more well-rounded than you think.  …
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