April 5th Special Days - Featuring 28+ Star Trek Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, April 05, 2020 | 0 comments
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Image: Star Trek: First Contact, first meeting between Vulcans and Humans

April 5th is... First Contact Day/Star Trek Day, Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day/National AAAYW Day, Bell Bottoms Day, National Dandelion Day, National Go For Broke Day, Gold Star Spouses Day, Golden Rule Day, Global Crowdfunding Day, Helen Keller's Miracle (1887), Married . . . with Children TV Premiere (1987), Howard Hughes Died (1976), Kurt Cobain [Lead Singer Nirvana] Died (1994), National Caramel Day, National Deep Dish Pizza Day, National Raisin and Spice Bar Day, National Flash Drive Day, National Read a Road Map Day, National SI 5 Star Phone Certification Day, Day of the Palestinian Child, Western Hemisphere Ports Day, National Nebraska Day, Fortuna/Festival of Good Luck, Hansik Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day/Qingming Festival, Sikmogil

More Special Days: Education and Sharing Day, White Orchid Day, Geologists Day (Russia), Parents' and Children's Day (Florida), Palm Sunday

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

Want more Holidays to celebrate? Click for our Index of Holiday Freebies

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Image: Star Trek: First Contact (Star Trek: All) | Paperback: 128 pages | by John Vornholt (Author). Publisher: Aladdin; Young Adult Ed edition (December 1, 1996)First Contact Day/Star Trek Day
-- A holiday celebrated to honor both the Warp 1 flight of the Phoenix and first open contact between Humans and Vulcans on April 5th, 2063 in Bozeman, Montana (Star Trek: First Contact). On Earth, children were given a day off from school, a fact Captain Kathryn Janeway remembered was really the only way it was celebrated.

Read: Star Trek: First Contact
-- The novelization of the First Contact film, including a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film. Captain Pickard, Commander Riker, Lieutenant Commander Data and the rest of the crew must face their greatest foe, the half-organic, half-mechanical Borg. Picard and his comrades launch a journey through time to discover the Borg's deadliest secret when the deadly alien race threatens to assimilate the entire Federation.

Image: Watch Star Trek VIII: First Contact | Capt. Picard and his crew follow the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with VulcansStar Trek VIII: First Contact -- Capt. Picard and his crew follow the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth from initiating first contact with Vulcans.

Image: Star Trek First Contact USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Electronic StarshipStar Trek First Contact USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E Electronic Starship -- From the Hit Star Trek First Contact Movie. Includes three Button Activated Starship Sounds. Light Up Nacelles and Impulse Engines. Includes Starfleet Display Base.

Star Trek Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Star Trek: First Contact | Original Motion Picture Soundtrack | Various artists | March 14, 1995
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Amazon Freebies:

🖖 Free Star Trek ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

🖖 Read Star Trek ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🖖 Free Star Trek apps

🖖 Free Star Trek game apps

🖖 Listen to Star Trek Digital Music with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

🖖 Watch Star Trek Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

🖖 Listen to Star Trek Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

🖖 Free Alexa Skills | Star Trek

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🖖 Star Trek: First Contact Sheet music for Piano | Download for free

🖖 Star Trek Movies Quiz | Printable Movie Trivia

🖖 Star Trek Free Printable Kit

🖖 Fan Site for the Star Trek Adventures RPG by Modiphius

🖖 Star Trek Toilet Paper Roll Printables

🖖 Free Star Trek Stencil Printables

🖖 Free Star Trek Worksheets | TPT

🖖 Printable geeky Mother's Day cards | Star Trek

🖖 Star Trek Word Search: Printables for Kids

🖖 Star Trek Paper Doll

🖖 Klingon Recruiting Printable Items

🖖 Leonard Nimoy Explains the Vulcan Salute

🖖 Star Trek coloring pages

🖖 Star Trek Papercrafts

🖖 How to build your own 'Star Trek' spaceships out of paper

🖖 Star Trek Paper Toys

🖖 The Science of Star Trek

🖖 Free Star Trek Online Game

🖖 Star Trek Adventure Freebies

🖖 Vulcan proverbs

National Go For Broke Day
-- The infantry's motto, Go for Broke, was derived from a Hawaiian pidgin phrase used by gamblers risking all of their money on a single roll of dice, according to Know Your Phrase. Although many use the phrase in reference to risk-taking or gambling, the connection to U.S. Army Asian-Pacific Medal of Honor Recipients is rarely made.

National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
-- The perfect time to reminisce back to the aromas of your grandmother's kitchen, and those delectable treats which would emerge. Sometimes comfort foods come in the form of raisins and spice fresh from the oven. Dig through those old family recipes for Raisin and Spice Bars, then make a few scrumptious batches to keep the tradition alive. #RaisinAndSpiceBarDay

National Read a Road Map Day
-- The earliest road map was the Britania Atlas, which drawn by cartographer John Ogilby in 1675. Today is a great day to either plan or take a road trip using a route planned on a traditional road map. If the weather is not conducive, learning little tricks of the United States road system can be fun and educational, most Atlas' have pages of travel information.

Helen Keller's Miracle (1887)
-- Anne Sullivan went to Tuscumbia, AL, in March 1887 to teach the unteachable deaf and blind Helen Keller. Although Keller was resistant, Sullivan was determined, and after only one month she succeeded in reaching her: she placed Keller's hand under a gushing water pump and used sign language to spell w-a-t-e-r into her palm. Helen grasped the meaning — spelling the word back into Sullivan's palm — and excitedly learned 30 more words that day.

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