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    August 8, 2020, All Day

    INTERNATIONAL CAT DAY: International Cat Day is observed annually on August 8. This is a day to celebrate on of the world’s favorite pets. Cats provide companionship and comfort to many. Studies show having a cat can help to lower stress, anxiety and even depression. Having a cat in your home can also help reduce the risk of heart disease in high-risk individuals. It can even help fight mental illness. Cats can be entertaining as well as beneficial to your health. OBSERVE: Give your cats some extra time and cuddles today. You might even want to give them an extra treat. Post photos on social media using #InternationalCatDay HISTORY: International Cat Day was created by International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002.

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    August 12, 2020, All Day

    WORLD CALLIGRAPHY DAY Calligraphy is an ancient art form that is one of the oldest forms of communication. This historic art form is apparent in almost every region of the world as the main source of manuscript writing and communication. In early findings, religious documents, such as the original Bible, are written in Biblical Hebrew calligraphy. Maneuvering through the ages, calligraphy continues to maintain a unique flow of magic from pen to paper. In today’s modern world, calligraphers believe calligraphy is an interpretation of the individual. In many aspects, each symbol creates meaning to relationships between their ancestry and language. HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldCalligraphyDay Signing up for a beginners course will open your soul to a new world of expression. If you already are a calligrapher, teach someone else your skillful craft! Remember, share your calligraphy writing on social media using #WorldCalligraphyDay.

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    August 15, 2020, All Day

    The day recognizes both the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend the hives. It also encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey. Honey bees do sting, but only if they perceive a threat – damage to their hive or being swatted at. Since they seek sweet nectar, sugary drinks and sweets will attract honey bees when flowers are not blooming yet. So, keep your beverages covered. If a honey bee comes close, either hold still or move slowly away. The honey bee will fly along to the next sweet thing as long as it doesn’t feel threatened. HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldHoneyBeeDay Collect and spread local wildflower seeds to promote honey bee pollination. Flavors of honey vary depending on the variety of flowers and nectar available to the bees. Clover, alfalfa, lavender, orange, and chestnut are just a few to choose from. Replace your usual sweetener with honey for the day. Taste the difference! Give the gift of honey to a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member.

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    August 19, 2020, All Day

    In a photo, describe your world. That’s the object of World Photo Day which commemorates the date its patent was made as a gift to the world. The Dauerreotype and its photographic process developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837 originates in France. HOW TO OBSERVE: With just one photo, share your world with the world. Use #WorldPhotoDay to share on social media.

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  5. Strange Flowers: New Book Release

    August 20, 2020, All Day

    Donal Ryan is a wonderful writer. His first novel, The Spinning Heart, won The Guardian First Book Award in 2013 and he’s been longlisted twice for the Booker Prize. Strange Flowers (out on August 20) is his fifth novel – a tender and beautifully written story about three generations of a family living in rural Ireland. It starts in 1973, when 20-year-old Moll Gladney catches an early morning bus from her home and completely disappears. Her parents search for their daughter without success and fear they’ll never see her again. But five years later Moll returns home, followed by a man who transforms her family’s life forever. We read this outstanding book in one sitting and will definitely return to it again.

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