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Daily Holidays - December 4

National Cookie Day National Cookie Day is Thursday, Dec. 4. Cookie lovers can take advantage of a few deals:

Dunkin’ Donuts: Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced their cookie flavored holiday drinks in addition to hosting a Twitter contest for National Cookie Day. If you aren’t feeling lucky, you can still get a deal. Now through Friday, enroll in DD Perks with your Dunkin’ app to get a $5 DD Card and free beverage. The promo code: BONUS http://dun.kn/Perks5Fb

Great American Cookie Company: Any customer wearing a Santa Claus hat who visits a Great American Cookie company location on National Cookie Day will get a free original chocolate chip cookie. If you don’t have a Santa hat, you can get a downloadable cut and paste hat can be found on the Great American Cookies Facebook page. No purchase is necessary for this offer.

Mrs Field’s: During the 12 days of Sweet Deals promotions, Mrs. Field’s offers a new deal each day. Dec. 3 was free shipping on select items. Check the website on National Cookie Day to see what new deal will be offered. http://shopping.blog.ajc.com/2014/12/03/national-cookie-day-deals/#__federated=1

National Dice Day Dice games have been a part of celebrations and family get-togethers for many years. They are a perfect option for so many reasons—they are affordable and they provide activities for all ages. Dice games can also be educational. Counting, waiting your turn and strategy can be learned through a game of dice. Whether you are looking for a quick 5-minute game or one that lasts for an hour, dice games can offer fun options.

In honor of National Dice Day, here are some of our favorite dice games for the family: http://heartsforfamilies.org/blog/blog-dec-2014-national-dice-day-dice-games-for-the-whole-family.aspx

World Wildlife Conservation Day The world’s best loved species are being slaughtered by widespread and dangerous criminal networks. Driven by a voracious demand for illegal animal parts and products, the black market in wildlife rivals illegal arms and drugs. Increasingly, wildlife traffickers are the same kingpins involved in trafficking people and arms and narcotics.

WWF joined the call to action put out by Secretary of State Secretary Clinton to raise awareness and engage conservationists like you on Wildlife Conservation Day, December 4. http://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/wildlife-conservation-day

Something to brighten the Gray Winter Day.


Taken at The Missouri Botanical Garden last Spring.

Daily Holidays - December 3

National Make a Gift Day Hit your kitchen today and whip up a present your pals will really enjoy: a homemade food gift! Bonus: Skip crowded parking lots and online shipping fees.

Holiday Toffee
White Christmas Eggnog Fudge
Hot Cocoa Mix
Winter White Popcorn
Gourmet Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Rods
Holiday Macadamia Nut Brittle
Chocolate Coffee Toffee Chex Mix

International Day of Persons With Disabilities International Day of Persons with Disabilities - 3 December

2014 theme · Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

This year the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will focus on the role of technology in:

- Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency Responses
- Creating Enabling Working Environments
- Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Since 2009, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs organizes a film festival as a part of the events at UN Headquarters to commemorate the Day. The United Nations Enable Film Festival (UNEFF) includes short disabilty-related films selected on the basis of their content and message that can help raise awareness of disability issues and further promote the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society. http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?id=111

Special Kids Day. Started in 1990, Special Kids Day began as a holiday event for children with special needs and their families to visit Santa Claus without obstacles.

Today, Special Kids Day has evolved into a not-for-profit, 501(c)-(3) organization dedicated to providing celebratory events for children with disabilities and their families.


Daily Holidays - December 2

National Fritters Day The Spanish dreamt up this fried food technique, but today, almost every culture has its own version of sweet or savory fritters.

Zucchini & Corn Fritters
Prawn & Rice Fritters
Zucchini Fritters
Apple Fritters
Pea & Halloumi Cheese Fritters
Shrimp & Corn Fritters
Squash Fritters



We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. http://www.givingtuesday.org

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Day "In the 19th century, the international community came together to declare slavery an affront to our common humanity. Today, governments, civil society and the private sector must unite to eradicate all contemporary forms of slavery, including forced labour. Together, let us do our utmost for the millions of victims throughout the world who are held in slavery and deprived of their human rights and dignity."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Day
for the Abolition of Slavery
2 December 2014

National Mutt Day http://www.nationalmuttday.com

Special Education Day Celebrate and consider reform for the future!
We mark the anniversary of the nation's first federal special education law--December 2, 1975, as a day to reflect and reform.

Special Education Day, the national holiday listed in Chase's Calendar of events, began in 2005. That year marked the 30th anniversary of the IDEA--the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. http://www.specialeducationday.com


Daily Holidays - December 1

Eat a Red Apple Day The stores are still bursting with apples, fresh from the harvest.

A few of the varieties you will see year round, because they either store well or are brought in from other parts of the world throughout the year. Other varieties, though, won't store long even in commercial storage, so time is running out to have one of them this season.

In case you're tempted to bend the rules a bit and have several Red Apples -- say, in an apple pie -- the idea of the day is probably to eat a fresh apple out of hand, because fresh-eating apples tend to store less well than cooking apples.

Make it a point today to treat yourself to a Red Apple that you don't see year round, or to introduce yourself to a new one that you haven't met before. http://www.cooksinfo.com/eat-a-red-apple-day

Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day

Civil Air Patrol Day

Day With(out) Art Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_Without_Art

Rosa Parks Day PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority is paying tribute to the late activist Rosa Parks with a re-enactment of her refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus on Dec. 1, 1955. http://wpri.com/2014/11/30/ripta-to-honor-rosa-parks-on-monday/

World Aids Day http://aids.gov/news-and-events/awareness-days/world-aids-day/

Cyber Monday

Daily Holidays - November 30

National Mousse Day Fun fact: Teeny, tiny air bubbles (from whipped egg whites or cream) are to thank for a mousse's signature delicate and light-as-a-feather texture. http://www.food.com/food-holidays/mousse-day-1130

Computer Security Day

National Meth Awareness Day Methamphetamine also known as Meth, Crystal, Crank and Speed is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant. Chronic use can lead to paranoia, hallucinations and violent behavior. Long-term use and/or high dosages can lead to toxic psychosis, stroke, heart attack and death.
In an effort to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of people addicted to Meth and the dangers associated with it, The Meth Project Foundation was established in 2005 by Thomas M. Siebel chairman of First Virtual Group.
“The Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach. Central to the program is a research-based marketing campaign and community action programs designed to communicate the risks of Meth use.” https://go2asap.com/blog/2011/11/november-30th-national-meth-awareness-day

Stay Home Because You're Well Day.

Daily Holidays - November 29

National Chocolates Day

Throw out your leftovers day ------ Nooooo, not just yet.

Electronic Greetings Day

Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 29, 2014 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba_initiatives/small_business_saturday_2014

Square Dancing Day.


My husband loves eggnog. Or “nog” as he usually refers to it as. I am pretty sure it’s why I can get him to do the grocery shopping easily in late fall, because he’s stalking the dairy department for eggnog. Eggnog is take it or leave it for me, it’s more the texture than the flavor that just isn’t my thing. The flavor I like, the bordering on shake like consistency, not so much. While I was making a chocolate pie this weekend, it dawned on me that replacing the milk with eggnog in a vanilla pie would result in a super easy eggnog pie.

A warning, this is rich. Well, I mean, it’s made with eggnog, which is basically like drinking cream, so yeah, rich. You could totally cut back on some of the eggnog and replace it with milk. Oh, also – one thing to pay attention to – the premade graham cracker pie crust my eggnog store searching husband picked up, was a bigger pie crust – “two extra slices” or something like that. While that’s great and all, pie crusts are kind of a standard to some extent so a jumbo one can mess with your recipes. I was a little short on filling for this, and sort of pushed more of it towards the outer edge. Just something to pay attention to if you are buying a ready made crust.

Read more at http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2014/11/13/easy-eggnog-pie/#LUPIwjh0hYuDAAYJ.99

Recipe is at the link

A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

The Ferguson Public Library is just a block away from the center of demonstrations at the Ferguson Police Department. As we've reported, when violent protests this week led to the burning of more than a dozen businesses and the uncertainty caused schools to close, the library stayed open.

It has become a quiet refuge for adults and children alike in this St. Louis suburb. And the nation has taken notice. The outpouring of support for the library has reached "orders of magnitude" more than any previous amount, says library Director Scott Bonner.

He's the only full-time librarian there — and he started his job in July, just weeks before the town became an internationally known name. Bonner says the donations may allow him to hire another person to help.

For community leaders and business owners, the library has become a place to convene.

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