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Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, October 15, 2017 | 0 comments
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Image: Oscar the Grouch Dog Costume, by Petful / on Flickr
October 15th is... National Grouch Day, Charlotte's Web Birthday, I Love Lucy Day Premiere, Mushroom Day, National Roast Pheasant Day, National Chicken Cacciatore Day, My Mom Is A Student Day, International Day of Rural Women, White Cane Safety Day, National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, papercrafts, kid crafts, activities and coloring pages...

Photo credit: Oscar the Grouch Dog Costume,
by Petful / on Flickr

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National Grouch Day
- a day for all Grouches to celebrate their way of life. A Grouch's mission in life is to be as miserable and grouchy as possible, and pass that feeling on to everyone else. Only then will a Grouch feel in touch with his or her world and be happy. Yet, even though a Grouch may show happiness at anyone's misfortune (including his or her own), a Grouch would never admit to being happy. Such is the stability of a Grouch's life: so balanced, and yet so unbalanced.

Image: A Day in the Life of Oscar the Grouch, by  Linda Hayward (Author). Publisher: Golden Pr (April 1982)-Read: A Day in the Life of Oscar the Grouch
-- This funny book helps young children understand the passage of time by linking the hours of the day with daily routines such as playtime, bathtime and bedtime. It is a Sesame Street Characters book they will love. Features a kid's favorite - Oscar the Grouch.

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:
DLTK's book breaks | The Grouchy Ladybug
You Can Be a Grouch in English and French!
Oscar the Grouch Toilet Paper Tube Puppet
Grouch Day Colouring Pages
Oscar the Grouch Paper Toy
Oscar The Grouch Oreos

Charlotte's Web Birthday 1952
- Charlotte's Web is an award-winning children's novel by acclaimed American author E. B. White, about a pig named Wilbur who is saved from being slaughtered by an intelligent spider named Charlotte. The book was first published in 1952, with illustrations by Garth Williams.

I Love Lucy Day Premiere 1951
- I Love Lucy is an American television sitcom, starring Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance and William Frawley. The black-and-white series originally ran from October 15, 1951 to May 6, 1957 on CBS.

Mushroom Day
- A fungi to know and love, the edible mushroom is a big part of global cuisine. Sliced or whole, white button mushrooms are a ubiquitous ingredient in many dishes.

National Roast Pheasant Day
- The pheasant is a beautiful and flavorful fowl that is a popular prize for game hunters in North America and Europe. To coincide with the arrival of pheasant hunting season and to suggest but one way to cook the bird, this day has been designated National Roast Pheasant Day.

National Chicken Cacciatore Day
- Cacciatore means hunter in Italian. However the term means, in a cooking context, chicken cooked hunter-style, with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, and green peppers.

My Mom Is A Student Day
- Has your mom gone back to school? Is she chasing that degree? Give her a present to let her know you are proud of her.

International Day of Rural Women
- Rural women, mainly farmers, are at least 1.6 billion and represent more than a quarter of the total world population. Women produce on average more than half of all the food that is grown: up to 8O per cent in Africa, 6O per cent in Asia, between 3O and 4O per cent in Latin America and Western countries.

White Cane Safety Day
- set aside to celebrate the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important symbol of blindness and tool of independence, the white cane.

National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. This day offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members on work to prevent causes of these problems.

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