February 1-March 3
Read Around the World This event celebrates one-on-one reading to children.
For information, contact Kiwanis International, Program Development; phone,
800-875-8755, x212; e-mail, [email protected]; Web site,
American Heart Month Volunteers across the country spend one to four
weeks canvassing neighborhoods and providing educational information about
heart disease and stroke. Know the warning signs of a heart attack. Call 911.
Give CPR. For information, call your local chapter of the American Heart
Association or write American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue,
Dallas, TX 75231; phone, 800-AHA-USA1; Web site, www.americanheart.org.
Library Lovers Month This is a month-long celebration of school, public and
private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone to recognize the value of
libraries and to work to assure that the nation's libraries will continue to serve.
For information, contact Stephanie Stokes, 1980 Washington, No. 107, San
Francisco, CA 92109; phone, 415-749-0130; e-mail,
[email protected]/librarylovers. For great ideas, everything is on-line
National Children's Dental Health Month This month focuses on increasing
dental awareness and stressing the importance of regular dental care. For
information, contact the American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60611; catalog sales, 800-947-4746; Web site, www.ada.org.
Groundhog Job Shadow Day Students spend part of the day in the workplace
"shadowing" an employee during a normal day on the job. Job Shadow Day
introduces students to the requirements of professions and industries. A planning
kit is available. For information, contact 410-810-7910; e-mail,
[email protected]; Web site, www.jobshadow.org.
National Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week
Spay Day This event is designed to end the tragedy of pet overpopulation by
encouraging every humane American to take responsibility for having at least
one cat or dog spayed or neutered, be it theirs, a neighbor's, or a shelter animal.
Veterinary clinics, humane societies/shelters, animal protection organizations,
individuals, and others are encouraged to participate. For information, contact
Doris Day Animal Foundation, Spay Day USA, 227 Massachusetts Avenue NE,
Suite 100, Washington, DC 20002; phone, 202-546-1761; e-mail, [email protected];
Web site, www.ddaf.org.