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Calendar of the Season

January 2016

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  • New Year's Day The first day of the New Year is a federal holiday. Enjoy the Tournament of Roses Parade on TV, and don't forget to make your New Year's resolution!
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  • Roller Skating On this day in 1863, the first 4-wheel roller skates were patented. Is there an indoor roller rink nearby? Skating would be a great way to exercise on a cold or rainy day.
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  • United Nations The UN officially opened in 1951. It is made up of 191 countries from around the world. It was created after the Second World War as a way of bringing people together and to avoid war. The United Nations logo shows the world held in the "olive branches of peace."
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  • Listen to Music and Dance Day Don't let the rain or snow stop you from being active. Put on some lively music and dance around the house!
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  • Albert Schweitzer Born on this day in 1875 in Germany, Schweitzer is probably best remembered for bringing modern health care to Africa in the early 1900s.
    Read these two quotes from Albert Schweitzer.
    Quotes
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  • Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, and was an important leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.
    Learn more

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  • Have a Tea Party Mix up some warm cocoa and invite the dolls or stuffed animals for a tea party.
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  • Winnie the Pooh Day Rent a Winnie the Pooh movie or read one of the many books about Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore.
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  • Fun with Hibernation! Have fun learning about the art of hibernation with your children during this cold time of the year.
    Click here to learn more.
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  • Gold Rush! On this day in 1848, a nugget of gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California. News spread over the next few months, and 100,000 people went to California to make their fortune. This "rush" was very important to the growth of California.
    Click here to learn about this part of American history.
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  • Australia Day People across New South Wales join together in celebration of what it means to be Australian. Australia is unique because it is an island country that is also a continent.
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  • Mozart's Birthday Mozart's music can be calming and delightful at nap time, mealtime or to inspire drawing on paper with crayons or markers.
    Download Mozart's music from the web
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