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(December 03) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Coats and Toys for Kids Day

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011
Coats awaiting kids by SalvationArmyIndiana

Coats and Toys for Kids Day
This Maine holiday drive collects more than 12,000 new and gently used winter coats and unwrapped toys for children in need. Even if you don’t live in Maine, today is a great opportunity to donate to your local children’s charity.

photo credit: via flickr

(December 02) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Special Education Day

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Special Education Day
On this day in 1975, Congress passed the Special Education Law in America. The anniversary is an opportunity for special education teachers, parents and activists to reflect on the great strides that have been made since the mid1970s and to strategize for ways to continue to progress the state of special education in the U.S.

(December 01) Today we’re observing . . .  World AIDS Day / Day Without Art

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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World AIDS Day / Day Without Art
World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS. It’s up to you, me and us to stop the spread of HIV and end prejudice.

Day Without Art (DWA) began on December 1st 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. To make the public aware that AIDS can touch everyone, and inspire positive action, some 800 U.S. art and AIDS groups participated in the first Day Without Art, shutting down museums, sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS.
Every year since artists and art institutions throughout the world have taken part in the observances, many closing or covering their artwork with black cloths for the day. While others hold special observances and performances in remembrance for those artists lost to the disease.

 

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(November 30) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Computer Security Day

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Computer Security Day
Are you practicing Safe Hex?

As the saying goes – you can never be too rich, too thin, or too computer secure! (?) Have you updated Windows recently? Is your virus software up to date? How about your firewall? Do you even know what I’m talking about?

If not then here are some links to help you on your way to practicing Safe Hex!

link: Safe Hex – Safe Computing Tips

(November 29) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Electronic Greetings Day

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Electronic Greetings Day
One of the most popular online services are Electronic Greeting Cards. And whether they’re called eGreetings or eCards, you can easily send birthday wishes to holiday greetings to friends and family from the comfort of your computer.

And what a perfect time to make you aware of our own eCard site – Holiday eCards on the Net – where you can send free holiday and general eCards. Right now we’ve got a great selection of Seasonal Greetings, Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa holiday egreetings to send.

(November 28) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Cyber Monday

Monday, November 28th, 2011
cyber_monday by leahfike

Cyber Monday
The Monday after Thanksgiving kicks off the official start of online Christmas shopping. Consumers are back at work and e-tailing on their boss’ Internet dime.

photo credit: via flickr

(November 27) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Advent

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Advent (First Sunday)
Advent begins on the fourth Sunday before Christmas and counts down the days until the arrival of Christmas. The term Advent comes from the Latin “adventur”, meaning arrival.

Countdown to Christmas with our Video Advent Calendar (begins December 01st)

source: Christmas on the Net – The History of the Advent Calendar

photo credit: via flickr

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