Kiwanis-family Month This event is a time for each sponsored
program and the Kiwanis International Foundation to promote Kiwanis
club involvement. During this month, the foundation launches its
Annual Club Gift Campaign, and it allows sponsored clubs--Kiwajunior,
Circle K, Key Club, Builders Club, and K-Kids--to establish special
programs or projects with the new administration of their Kiwanis
Aviation History Month Anniversary of aeronautical experiments in November 1782 by Joseph Michel Montgolfier and Jacques Etienne Montgolfier, brothers living at Annonay, France. The brothers experimented with filling paper and fabric bats with smoke and hot air, leading to the invention of the hot-air balloon, man's first flight, and the entire science of aviation and flight.
American Diabetes Month American Diabetes Month is designed to communicate the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of proper diabetes control and treatment to those diagnosed with the disease and their families. For information, contact: American Diabetes Association at 800-DIABETES or www.diabetes.org.
Family Stories Month November starts out with crisper weather and ends with the gathering of family and friends around the table which makes November the perfect month to start telling and saving family stories. For information:
Scrapbook Storytelling, 3460 Hampton Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63139; phone, 314-353-6100; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site, www.scrapbookstorytelling.com.
I am so Thankful Month This month is dedicated to giving thanks and counting your blessings daily. Share with others the things you are thankful for. For information: Nancy J. Lewis, PO Box 342, Fayetteville, Georgia 30214; phone, 404-559-7614; e-mail: email@example.com.
National Alzheimers Disease Month To increase awareness of Alzheimer's disease and what the Alzheimer's Association is doing to advance research and help patients, their families and their caregivers. For information: Alzheimer's Association, Nicolle Heller, 919 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1100, Chicago, Illinois 60611; phone, 800-272-3900 or 312-335-4037; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: www.alz.org.
Peanut Butter Lovers' Month Celebration of America's favorite food and number one sandwich. For information: Peanut Advisory Board, 1025 Sugar Pike Way, Canton, Georgia 30115; Web site, www.peanutbutterlovers.com.
European Union Anniversary The Maastricht Treaty went into effect this day, formally establishing the European Union. The treaty was drafted in 1991. By 1993, 12 nations had ratified it. In 1995, three more nations ratified the treaty. The European Union grew out of the European Economic Community which was established in 1958. National Family Literacy Day Family literacy programs bring parents and children together in the classroom to learn and support each other in efforts to further their education and improve their life skills. For information: National Center for Family Literacy, 325 W. Main Street, Suite 200, Louisville, Kentucky 40202; phone, 502-584-1133 or 877-FAMLIT1; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site, www.famlit.org.
National Parents as Teachers Day To pay tribute to the more than 2,600 Parents as Teachers programs located in 50 states and six countries. These programs give parents support and guidance to be their children's best first teacher in the critical early years. For information: Parents as Teachers National Center, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 230, St. Louis, Missouri 63132; phone, 314-432-4330, e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site, www.patnc.org.
National Great American Smokeout Day A day observed annually to celebrate smoke-free environments. For information: Corporate Communications Department, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone, 404-329-5724; Web site, www.cancer.org.
November 23 - 29
National Adoption Week To commemorate the success of three kinds of adoptioninfant, special needs and intercountrythrough a variety of special events. For information: National Council for Adoption, 1930 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; phone: 202-328-1200; e-mail: info@ncfa\usa.org; Web site, www.ncfa-usa.org