Activity Ideas for the week of December 6th, 2021

This week is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week
Check out his great article from the American Occupational Therapy Association on Older Driver Safety.

12/6  St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas is known for selling all his possessions and giving his money to the poor. Raised as a devout Christian, St. Nicholas dedicated his whole life to serving the sick and suffering.  Click here for more information on St. Nicholas Day.  

12/7 Pearl Harbor Day- 80th Anniversary – 1941

Click here for information on what is happening at the National Memorial in Hawaii to commemorate the 80th anniversary.  

12/8 Brownie Day

The earliest recipes for brownies we are familiar with today are found published in regional cookbooks and newspapers around the turn of the last century.  

12/9 Christmas Card Day    Send out your Holiday cards today.  

12/10 1965 The Grateful Dead with Lead guitarist Jerry Garcia played their first concert, at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco.

12/11 National App Day

Short for Software Application, apps quickly appeared when our mobile devices incorporated smart technologies. As the power of our phones increased with processing chips, internet connectivity, and touchscreens, so did the apps that became available.

12/12 Poinsettia Day

In 16th-century Mexico, the connection between the poinsettia plant and the Christmas season begins. According to legend, a girl desperately wanted to celebrate Jesus’s birthday. Worried, the girl feared she would have no gift to offer because she was so poor. An angel tells her to give any gift with love. After gathering weeds from alongside the road, the young girl placed them in the manger. Miraculously the weeds bloomed into beautiful red stars.