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Eagle View Adult Center

Posted on: April 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] E-Blast April 26 - May 2, 2021

Eagle View E-Blast 2021   Week of April 26 - May 2

 

Welcome to our email newsletter keeping you up to date about the Eagle View Adult Center and 

resources for things to do.  All programs are offered FREE of charge.  Front desk staff are available by phone Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at 303-655-2075.  For help finding needed services or resources call Evon Benitez at 303-655-2079.           Your Eagle View Team            

 

Eagle View Adult Center Update

 

Adams County has moved into the Blue Level so restrictions are lessening!  Staff is currently planning for a safe opening.  More details coming as soon as our reopening plans are approved.  In the meantime, get a vaccination, wear a mask, and continue to stay socially distanced.  Be patient - we are getting there!  

 

We need your address!  When we do open we will be transitioning back to mailing out the Senior Pride Newsletter and moving away from a weekly E-Blast.  Future E-Blasts will mainly contain links to programs that we will continue to offer by Zoom.  If you are new to Eagle View or not sure you are on our Senior Pride newsletter mailing list, please call the center at 303-655-2075 by May 5th to give us your home address.

 

Pass it On Quote of the Day:  

 

“Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time.”

—Jon Kabat-Ziin (born 1944)   American Professor Emeritus Of Medicine

 

Eagle View Special Happenings This Week:  Don’t miss these great programs!

 

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: Early Stages - A Three-Part Series for Care Partners   

(Mon. Apr 26 @ 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.)

This Zoom series is offered for free by the Alzheimer’s Association in partnership with the Eagle View Adult Center.  Its purpose is to provide caregivers and family/friends of people newly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease with information and support.  In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust.   What does the diagnosis mean?   What kinds of plans need to be made?   What resources are available to help?   This program provides practical answers to questions that arise in the early stage of the disease.  Hear from those directly affected and learn what you can do to cope with the changes.  Advanced registration is required.  You can join even if you missed Part 1 & 2.  

            Part 3:  April 26th - http://bit.ly/LWES3_apr_26    

 

Feathered Friends:  Falconry    (Tues. Apr 27 @ 1:00 p.m.) 

Join Anne Price from the Raptor Education Foundation for a special Zoom program.  Our guest will be Anne’s personal falconry raptor, a hybrid cross between a Gyrfalcon and an Aplomado falcon.  Learn about the ancient art of falconry and how modern materials and methods have enhanced this centuries old sport.  

 


 
Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsceGoqT0iHNVfXHekWUfpHFMAtwarOR8t

 

Join By Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 

            Meeting ID:   831 6807 6861    Passcode:  976110

 

 

SECURE Act - How Recent Tax Laws Impact Retirement   (Wed. Apr 28 at 1:30 p.m.)

Michael Dolan, an attorney from Dolan & Associates, P.C. will present a webinar regarding the SECURE Act which was passed in December 2019.  This legislation significantly impacted retirement assets and has raised many questions regarding how best to effectively transfer your retirement plan assets at the time of your death.  It has raised particular questions around the use of protective trusts and their interaction with the continued income tax deferral of retirement plans.  As there has been significant misinformation around this legislation, this special program will help clear up questions around this important subject.  The webinar will answer important questions like:  When do I have to take distributions from my retirement plan?

How did the legislation impact the beneficiaries of my retirement accounts?  How do the new Mortality Tables affect how much I must withdraw each year?

 

Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.  A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvcemsqT0jGdQIIQ6n8tGMrvTsBCq16XOT

Join By Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 

            Meeting ID:   852 6047 6930    Passcode:  860897

 

Upcoming Programs: 

 

Revitalizing your Garden Beds   (Tues. May 4 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Spring is here and Mother's Day is approaching, which means it's time to start planting your garden beds.  In this talk, attendees can learn about best practices for soil amendment, soil testing, watering, fertilization, and mulching to get the most out of your garden bed whether it be ornamental or edible. There will be time at the end for questions, or you can contact the Adams County CSU Master Gardeners at adamscocmg@gmail.com if you have more details questions.  Register in advance to join by Zoom or join by phone at start time. 

 

Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.   A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYsceqoqTwqG9ILVYlX2kkll5yqPiMd7tu0

 

 

Join By Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 

            Meeting ID:    821 6307 7016         Passcode:  421015

 

Baseball in the American Culture   (Wed. May 5 @ 12:30 p.m.)

Baseball first popped up in the American culture in the mid-19th century, but it was not until the mid-1880s that baseball achieved a level of prominence away from the field.  “Casey at the Bat” a poem that appeared in the San Francisco Examiner took on a life of its own. “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” is still sung 110 years after it was written.  Abbott and Costello’s biggest comedy routine was “Who’s On First”.  Baseball has been a subject on vaudeville stages, in a Broadway play, in books, songs, movies, and television. Baseball cards played a role in kids growing up and Yogi Berra was an American icon.  Presented by Evan Weiner, a veteran sports broadcaster and writer.   Register in advance to join by Zoom or join by phone at start time.

 

Register in Advance:  Click on the link below.   A confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent.

            https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctc-urrj8uHtOOJ5m5-H1OMQlpk_8yxHqO

 

Join By Phone:   +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 

            Meeting ID:    830 4230 4447         Passcode:  885147

 

Bingo by Zoom or Phone   (Thurs. May 6 @ 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.)  

We play Bingo the first and third Thursday of the month with Barbara as our caller.  Download a bingo card by clicking here: https://bingobaker.com/#1228516.  Or call us at 303-655-2075 and we will mail you one.  One bingo card per player and you must play your own card.  Prizes sponsored by EVAC Senior Advisory.   

 

Join by Zoom:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.  (Never played?  Join 15 minutes early)

              https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82369834188       Meeting ID:  823 6983 4188

 

Join by Phone:  +1 253-215-8782   OR +1 346-248-7799   OR +1 669-900-6833 (in case one is busy) 

 

More Upcoming Programs: 

  • Historical Myths #2 w/Elizabeth Nosek   (Mon. May 10 @ 10:30 a.m.)
  • EVAC Reopening Table Talk   (Tues. May 11 @ 1:30 p.m.) 
  • Lost Lodges of Rocky Mountain National Park w/Dave Lively   (Wed. May 12 @ 1:30 p.m.) 
  • Medicare 101   (Tues. May 18 @ 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.)
  • Active Minds: The Electric Grid   (Wed. May 19 @ 1:30 p.m.)  
  • The Roaring 20’s w/Paul Flanders         (Tues. May 25 @ 12:30 p.m.)
  • Feathered Friends: Great Horned Owl   (Wed. May 26 @ 1:00 p.m.)  

 

Stay Fit Programs   

 

Move and Be Fit w/Rosalie   (Tues. Apr 27 @ 9:00 a.m.) 

Move and be fit with exercises designed to stimulate both brain and body.  Exercise can be done seated or standing.  Improve your leg and upper body strength, balance, and posture.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles), and a fitness band or dish towel.  Instructor:   Rosalie Farrer.

 

            Join Zoom Meeting:   Click on link a few minutes before start time.

            https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84033609986?pwd=Mk5LY0tpOVlZdGYrVlp0QTNBU2pqQT09

Meeting ID:  840 3360 9986             Passcode:  727225

 

Yoga for All Levels    (Tues. Apr 27 @ 10:30 a.m.)

Carolyn Priola leads this yoga class for beginning and intermediate level participants.  The ability to get on the floor is required.  You will need a yoga mat; a strap/belt, two yoga blocks or books; and a blanket.

                                    Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.     https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82282117264?pwd=cnRmQm52Q2JTS2duSXdkc0s4QWIrdz09

Meeting ID:  822 8211 7264             Passcode:  746483

 

Zumba Gold   (Thurs. Apr 29 @ 9:00 a.m.)   

Zumba is a Latin-inspired workout that is part dance, part fitness.  Zumba Gold is a modified class that uses easy-to-follow moves focusing on balance, range of motion, and fun.  Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer.

                                    Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.

              https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84452967283?pwd=eEFCRHVxdFlNUm1WcFRKVSt4V3FVUT09

Meeting ID:  844 5296 7283             Passcode:  281726

 

Move It or Lose It!   (Thurs. Apr 29 @ 10:00 a.m.)

“Move It or Lose It” is a 45-minute class focusing on strength, flexibility, proper alignment, and balance to help keep you mobile.  Be ready with a good sturdy chair, two hand weights (or water bottles), and a fitness band to have fun and get healthy.  Substitute Instructor:   Rosalie Farrer. 

            Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.

              https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88625117437?pwd=N2ZUdTl4UUJJV0lCQXRyLzRxS0tpQT09

Meeting ID:  886 2511 7437             Passcode:  646019

 

Line Dance   (Fri. Apr 30 @ 9:00 a.m.)  

Get moving and have fun by line dancing in this one-hour class for both beginners and advanced beginners.  No prior line dance experience needed.   Instructor:  Rosalie Farrer. 

          Join Zoom Meeting:  Click on link a few minutes before start time.

              https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84155802944?pwd=UDRURno2dmt6TkVqR1ZrdVVEM1NuZz09

Meeting ID:  841 5580 2944             Passcode:  892373

 

Around Town - Brighton Happenings 

 

City of Brighton's 2021 Earth Day & Arbor Day Events

In honor of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the City of Brighton will be hosting a series of events to promote environmental protection and sustainability and the planting and preservation of trees.  The community is invited to participate in the mix of virtual and in-person activities.

  • Monday, April 26:  Zoom Webinar: “Introduction to Basic Landscaping - Right Plant, Right Place for Brighton” from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81468050786.                Or call 720-928-9299 or 877-853-5257 (toll-free).  Webinar ID: 814 6805 0786.   More info here.
  • Wednesday, April 28: Poetry contest - Submit an original poem focusing on protecting our planet to communications@brightonco.gov by 5:00 p.m.  The public will then vote for a winner on April 30.

Or call 720-928-9299 or 877-853-5257 (toll-free).  Webinar ID: 829 2497 8136.  More info here.

  • Pick up Trash:  In addition, the City of Brighton encourages residents to pick up trash in the community to help keep our planet clean and protect it for the future. Snap a photo and share it with the City on social media using the hashtag #wearebrighton and tagging @City of Brighton, Colorado Government (Facebook), @CityofBrighton (Twitter), and/or @brightoncolorado (Instagram).

 

Bike Brighton First 2021 Full Moon Bike Ride - Mon. Apr 26 @ 6:30 p.m.

It’s time for the first Bike Brighton’s 2021 Full Moon Bike Ride! The Pink Moon Ride will kick off the 2021 schedule on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. The free monthly community event is for bicyclists of all levels to enjoy a leisurely five to 10 mile ride through Brighton as the sun sets.  All rides are free and start and end at Emi Chikuma Splash Pad and Plaza located at 1750 Skeel Street.  Ride sign-ups begin at 6:15 p.m. (participants sign a waiver the first time they attend and check-in each ride thereafter).  A free giveaway drawing and serving of treats will occur after each ride.   Face coverings will be required while waiting for rides (but are not mandatory while riding) and any other COVID-19 health and safety guidelines at the time of each ride will apply.  Helmets, bike lights, and bottled water are recommended. For questions, contact Mark Heidt, Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation Development at mheidt@brightonco.gov or (303) 655-2170.

 

Trash Bash   (Fri. Apr 30 & Sat. May 1 - Elderly/Disabled Pick up Apr 28 & 29) 

The City of Brighton is offering its popular Trash Bash for Brighton residents in need of large item disposal.  The drop-off program will take place from 9 - 5 p.m. at the Brighton Wastewater Treatment Facility (325 North Kuner Road - Brighton Street entrance) on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1.  In addition, the City will provide pick-up service for the elderly or those with special needs on April 28 and 29. To request a pick-up, please call 303-655-2087.   For Trash Bash, acceptable items include: furniture, appliances (no refrigerators or freezers), bicycles, carpet (cut-up), doors, lawn equipment, branches, nail free lumber less than 8 feet long and more..  A City of Brighton water bill or suitable proof of residence (i.e. driver’s license) is required. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted to help defray the cost of the service.  Car and light pickup tires will be accepted for a fee of $7 each, oversized pickup tires for $10 each and semi- truck tires for $20 each.  Items not allowed include household trash, concrete, home improvement project debris, grass, televisions, computers, air conditioners/freezers, microwaves, refrigerators, office electrical equipment, car bodies, smoke detectors, all liquids, paint, pesticides, motor oil, chemicals, toxic, corrosive or explosive materials or containers with unknown contents. Click for more details - Trash Bash

 

COVID Information

 

COVID Vaccinations for People Age 16+ 

  • All Coloradans age 16 and above are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Click here for a listing of all vaccination sites:    https://covid19.colorado.gov/where-can-i-get-vaccinated.  Individuals who have not been contacted by their health care system should contact a vaccine provider listed on the state’s website or call CO-HELP (303-389-1687).  
  • The Colorado Vaccine Hotline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-877-CO VAX CO   (1-877-268-2926). Vaccine Hotline staff can answer COVID-19 vaccine-related questions and provide information about vaccine providers across the state.  They cannot make appointments 

Where to Get Vaccinated Locally:  

 If you are 50+ years oldlive in the Brighton area, and are having trouble making an appointment or need assistance call Eagle View at 303-655-2075 and we will try to help. 

  • Adams County Government Center Conference Center (4430 S. Adams County Pkwy.):  Click here to register.  Pre-registration is required. SCL Health/Platte Valley Medical Center’s clinic is at the Adams County Government Center.  Vaccination appointments may be self-scheduled through MyChart.  Or fill out the online form at sclhealth.org/CoVidVaccine to be notified when a vaccine appointment is available. 
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way) in Commerce City:  Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Schedule an appointment at centura.org/vaccine.
  • Salud Family Health Clinic is offering vaccines in Brighton.  Participants do not have to be Salud patients.  To register online go to saludclinic.org then click on the COVID VACCINE tab.  
  • Advanced Urgent Care at 2801 Purcell Street is accepting COVID-19 vaccine appointment requests - you will be contacted to confirm your appointment time.  For questions or help scheduling, use the live chat on the website or send a text to 720-807-1706.  Request an appointment by clicking here.  
  • Thornton Fire Department operates a drive-thru vaccination clinic at the Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center, 11151 Colorado Blvd.  You must pre-register. Each week a new schedule of appointments will be made available. https://forms.thorntonco.gov/Fire/VaccineQuestionnaire

Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Testing is still important as one of the key preventive measures we can all continue to do to prevent the spread of COVID.  If you have been exposed to someone who is sick or you are not feeling well get tested.  

You can get tested at one of these nearby sites:

Find additional free COVID-19 testing site details at www.tchd.org/COVIDTesting or click https://www.brightonco.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1383

Via Mobility Riders Can Book a Trip to Get COVID-19 Vaccine 

Via will work with riders to schedule their second trip to get a vaccination as soon as the rider knows the appointment date.  Registered riders can schedule a trip by calling 303-447-9636.  If you are not a registered rider, call Via’s Mobility Specialists at 303-444-3043 to get signed up.   Via’s services are available to older adults (60+) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Denver, Jefferson counties, and parts of Weld County.  


Helpful Resources:

 

Brighton Food Pantries

Are you or someone you know in need of food?   All locations listed below ask that you do not get out of your car; they will give you instructions when you arrive.

  • Calvary Chapel (103 Bridge Street) Mon. Apr 26 @ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • St. Augustine (129 S. 6th Ave.)    Tues. Apr 27 @ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  • Community Baptist (15559 Weld County Road 2)   Tues. Apr 27 @ 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

VOA Meal Delivery

Are you interested in receiving meals delivered to your home? Volunteers of America are offering a box of five frozen meals delivered to your home.  You must be 60 or older and be a resident of Brighton.  The suggested contribution for the meals is $2.50 meal / $12.50 per box, although the ability to pay is not the deciding factor if you are eligible. Boxes are delivered on Thursdays.  You can get them delivered weekly, every other week, or once a month.   If you would like to start receiving VOA meals or need more information, call EVAC at 303-655-2075 and leave your name and phone number.

 

Senior Wellness Clinic

The Visiting Nurses Association Senior Wellness Clinic provides services for seniors 55+ including foot care, health checks, and blood pressure checks.  Foot care fee is $35 (payable at your appointment) or it is Kaiser covered with pre-approval.  A sliding fee is available for those in financial need.  Clinic is held at the Brighton Recreation Center, 555 N. 11th Ave.  Call EVAC 303-655-2075 to schedule an appointment. 

 

Just for Fun - Other Sources:

 

Drop-In Writing with Denver Art Museum   (Tues. Apr 27 @ 1:00 p.m.)

Explore your creativity through the written word in this informal writing session led by Theresa Rozul Knowles from Lighthouse Writers Workshop.  Free and open to all levels from published authors to the occasional journaler!  Click on the link a few minutes before the start time.  https://zoom.us/j/91881938324

 

How to Price Your Artwork   (Tues. Apr 27 @ 6:00 p.m.)

How do you place a financial value on your creative expression?  Figuring out how to price your artwork may be one of the toughest challenges that artists deal with on an ongoing basis.  This equation is even more complicated if you are an artist that creates editions, a series, temporary works, or commissions.  This panel conversation brought to you by Clyfford Still Museum will explore the topic of art pricing from a variety of perspectives and situations to help both emerging and established artists tackle this topic.  Register in advance to receive link.  https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kcuGprz4jGdH-hSjS9kEwSlJysb0ZqZjb

 

Let's Talk Gardens, Helping Communities Gain Access to Green Spaces  (Thurs. Apr 29 @ 10:00 a.m.)

What do pop-up arboretums, roof top gardens and museum collections have in common?  Find out how local public agencies are combining limited resources to make gardens and green spaces more accessible and equitable to local communities.  Panelists will discuss how they are helping communities gain access to green spaces that traditionally provide solace, feelings of self-sufficiency, and improvements in physical and mental well-being.  Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link.  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M61Kwlx2RGurWhZLSlJLHw

 

Check Your Credit Report CO Day   ( Thurs. Apr 29 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Only 23 percent of Coloradans have checked their credit report, a key way to discover and prevent identity theft.  Join AARP ElderWatch and a team of volunteers from across Colorado who will assist you with understanding your credit report, identifying any identity theft issues, and giving you the skills to prevent further identity theft so you can continue making smart financial decisions while staying scam safe!  Register in advance to receive the webinar link.  https://www.cvent.com/events/aarp-co-check-your-credit-report-colorado-day-4-29-21/registration-03B584D683DC42F5B9D04F855FFA02F6.aspx

 

Wild Horses in Colorado  (Thurs. Apr 29 @ 6:00 p.m.)

Join History Colorado as they look at the history and present day conditions for wild horses in the American West, and Colorado in particular.  Featuring presentations by Dr. Leisl Carr-Childers, Asst. Professor in the History Dept./College of Liberal Arts and member of the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University, and Dr. Andrea Mott Glessner of Western Wyoming Community College.  Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link.  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vs5TbTnHQPKpJ3pZUTcJ0g

 

Public Television Programs  

 

Try these Public Broadcast Station (PBS) TV programs!   People with TV using an antenna can watch on channel 6 or 6.1; for cable or satellite channels check your TV guides. Or view at https://www.pbs.org

 

The Virus That Shook The World, Part 1   (Mon. Apr 26 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.) 

Frontline Special - Part 1:  Living the year of the pandemic, filmed around the world, from lockdowns to funerals to protests.  Using extensive personal video and local footage, how people and countries responded to the virus, across cultures, race, faith and privilege.

 

The Virus That Shook The World, Part 2   (Tues. Apr 27 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Frontline Special - Part 2:  A continuation of the epic story of people around the world living through the year of the pandemic.  The film shows the differing struggles, beliefs, and responses, across the world.

 

Frozen Obsession   (Wed. Apr 28 @ 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.) 

Climate change is a critical scientific and social issue that confronts today's world.  Nowhere are the consequences of a warming climate more pronounced and observable than in the Polar Regions.  This documentary follows the 18-day, 2,000-mile Northwest Passage Project expedition through the beautiful and extreme Canadian Arctic Archipelago aboard a Swedish research icebreaker.  The team studies water chemistry, birds, mammals, and physical oceanography and gains a sobering assessment of what's at stake.

 

Human:  React    (Wed. Apr 28 @ 9:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Through the lens of a boxer, a first responder, a cell tower climber, and a man with a bionic limb, go deep into the universe of the most powerful machine on earth: the human brain and the vast nervous system.

 

The Cure   (Wed. Apr 28, 10:00 - 11:00 p.m.) 

Thirty years of mammograms and trillions of dollars of research have had no impact on breast cancer survival rates since the 1980s.  Three women navigate their way through medical fact and fiction while challenging the multi-billion dollar cancer industrial complex to find their way to health, hope, and healing.

 

Baseball:  A National Heirloom   (Fri. Apr 30 @ 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

The Baseball series 4th inning tells the story of Babe Ruth, the Baltimore saloon-keeper's son, who became the best-known and best-loved athlete in American history, and was described by sportswriter Jimmy Cannon as a "National Heirloom.”  Ruth's phenomenal performance thrilled the nation throughout the 1920s and rescued the game from the scandal that threatened to destroy it.  Also airs (Thurs. April 29 @ 8:30 p.m.)

 

International Jazz Day: 10th Anniversary   (Fri. Apr 30 @ 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.)

Ten years of historic International Jazz Day concerts featuring dozens of music icons. Watch performances by Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, and much more.

 

America's Most Unusual Festivals    (Sun. May 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 noon)

America’s Most Unusual Festivals, hosted by Will Clinger, is a VIP pass to the craziest annual celebrations that the USA has to offer.   From the Rattlesnake Roundup in Texas to Pierogi Fest in Indiana, the series celebrates these truly odd and delightfully quirky festivals

 

Rick Steves European Festivals   (Sun. May 2, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.) 

Rick travels Europe celebrating the top 10 festivals, each rich with tradition, great food, and fun.  In Spain, Rick runs the bulls in Pamplona and dances with locals at the April Fair in Seville.  He also dons a mask in Venice for Carnival, which began in 1162, and cheers on the horses at the Palio di Siena in Italy.  Continuing the celebration, Rick hoists a stein at Munich's Oktoberfest, tosses a caber (a large tapered pole) at a Scottish Highland Games, and joins European families for their traditional Easter and Christmas observances.

 

National Celebration Days This Week:  Just for FUN! 

Mon. Apr 26   National Audubon Day  

Tues. Apr 27   National Prime Rib Day 

Fri. Apr 30      National Honesty Day

Fri. Apr 30      National Oatmeal Cookie Day  & National Raisin Day - Coincidence - I think not!

Fri. Apr 30      National Arbor Day – Last Friday in April

Sat. May 1       May Day

Sat. May 1       National Fitness Day  &  National Play Outside Day  – First Saturday in May

Sat. May 1       Kentucky Derby – First Saturday in May

Sat. May 1       National Scrapbook Day – First Saturday in May

So to celebrate May 1, you need to run around a May Pole, outside, wearing a Kentucky Derby Hat, and taking lots pictures so you can scrapbook later.  

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