OCTOBER OBSERVANCES – Familiar and some Funny too!

| October 2, 2013

October Monthly Observances – Some you know, some you don’t

Adopt A Shelter Dog Month

AIDS Awareness Month (President Reagan)
American Cheese Month
Antidepressant Death Awareness Month
Apple Month 
Link
Bat Appreciation Month
Black Speculative Fiction Month  
Link
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Month 
Link
(World) Blindness Awareness Month 
Link
Caffeine Addiction Recovery Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month Celebrating The Bilingual Child Month
Children’s Magazine Month
Christmas Seal Campaign 
(10/1-12/31)
Church Library Month
Church Safety and Security Month
Class Reunion Month 
Link
Co-op Awareness Month
Cut Out Dissection Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Down Syndrome Awareness Month 
Link
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Eat Better, Eat Together Month Emotional Intelligence Awareness Month
Emotional Wellness Month
Employee Ownership Month 
Link
Energy Management is a Family Affair-Improve Your Home Month 
(10/1-3/31/13)
Fair Trade Month Link
Financial Planning Month Link
Feral Hog Month or Hog Out Month  
Link
Gay & Lesbian History Month
German-American Heritage Month
Global ADHD Awareness Month 
Link
Global Diversity Awareness Month
Go Hog Wild – Eat Country Ham
Halloween Safety Month
Head Start Awareness Month 
Link
Health Literacy Month
Home Eye Safety Month
Italian-American Heritage Month 
Link
International Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness Month
International Starman Month
International Strategic Planning Month
International Walk To School Month  
Link
Intergeneration Month
LGBT History Month Link
Long Term Care Planning Month
Month of Free Thought
National AIDS Awareness Month  
Link
National Animal Safety and Protection Month
National Arts & Humanities Month
National Audiology Awareness Month
National Bake and Decorate Month
National Book Month
 Link
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
National Caramel Month  
Link
National Chili Month
National Chiropractic Month
National Cookbook Month
National Crime Prevention Month
National Critical Illness Awareness Month
National Cyber Security Awareness Month 
Link
National Dental Hygiene Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 
Link
National Depression Education & Awareness Month
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
National Down Syndrome Month
National Ergonomics Month 
Link
National Family Sexuality Education Month – Let’s Talk! 
Link
National Field Trip Month
National “Gain The Inside Advantage” Month
National Go On A Field Trip Month
National Kitchen & Bath Month 
Link
National Liver Awareness Month
National Medical Librarian Month
National Orthodontic Health Month
National Physical Therapy Month
National Popcorn Poppin’ Month
National Protect Your Hearing Month 
Link
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month 
Link
National Reading Group Month
National Roller Skating Month
National RSV Awareness Month 
Link
National Sarcastic Awareness Month
National Seafood Month
 Link
National Spina Bifida Awareness Month
National Stamp Collecting Month
National Toilet Tank Repair Month 
Link
National Window Covering Safety Month 
Link
National Work and Family Month
National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness Month
Organize Your Medical Information Month
Pear and Pineapple Month 
Link
Photographer Appreciation Month
Pizza Month
 LINK
Polish American Heritage Month
Positive Attitude Month
Raptor Month
Rett Syndrome Awareness Month
Rhizomes and Persimmons Month 
Link
Rhubarb Month Link
Right Brainers Rule! Month
Sausage Month 
Link
Self-Promotion Month
Spinach Lovers Month
Squirrel Awareness Month 
Link (Different Than Squirrel Appreciation Day in January)
Tackling Hunger Month 
Link   Link
(Campbell Soup & 2nd Harvest.  Not the same as Hunger Month in September)
Talk About Prescriptions Month
Vegetarian Month
Wishbones for Pets Month 
(10/15 – 11/30)
Workplace Politics Awareness Month
World Menopause Month

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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