15 Years! 15 Minutes of Fun! Week 2

This October marks the 15th anniversary of Calendars.com. 15 years. Wow.

We’ve decided to celebrate in a big way this month, 15 years after all is nothing to shrug your shoulders at. So, in addition to being thankful for 15 amazing years, we’ll find, and share, ways to have fun every single day.

October 9 – John Lennon’s Birthday

John Lennon

What better way to celebrate John Lennon’s Birthday than by listening to songs from the great man himself. Find or create a John Lennon station on Pandora or create a playlist on Spotify. Immerse yourself in his music today.

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
― John Lennon

October 10 – Tuxedo Day
Tuxedo Cake Recipe

On this date in 1886 the tuxedo dinner jacket made its debut at a ball in Tuxedo Park, NY.

If you don’t have any big party plans today then we say use your time today to make this wonderful Tuxedo cake from OMGChocolateDesserts.com.

October 11 – Universal Music Day

Universal Music Day was created to educate people about the power and importance of music-making. Have some fun with the kiddos today and create your own musical instruments at home. These ideas from Buggy and Buddy can be made with items from around the house, have fun!

October 12 – Three Blind Mice published

On the 12th of October 1609, the popular children’s nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice was published in London. A version of this rhyme, together with music, was published in Deuteromelia (1609); the editor was Thomas Ravenscroft (c.1582-1635), still a teenager at the time of its publication. Today put together this great puzzle that showcases another one of our favorite nursery rhymes!

October 13 – U.S. Navy’s Birthday
Anchors Aweigh
In honor of the greatest maritime force in the world, learn the fight song for the U.S. Naval Academy “Anchors Aweigh”.

Read along to the lyrics then try it without any help. Sing along to the music here.

October 14 – National Dessert Day

Today’s the day you can forget about the calories and fat content and just enjoy desserts all day long. What better way to do this than to have dessert at every meal today!? Find your favorite recipes and enjoy, yum!

October 15 – National Fossil Day
National Fossil Day
A whole day about fossils? Yes! The National Park Service says that “National Fossil Day is a celebration organized by the National Park Service to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values.”

Visit the Fossil Day website, look for events in your area, and find activities to help you and the family celebrate.

October 16 – National Dictionary Day

The father of the American dictionary, Noah Webster, was born on October 16, 1758. Did you know that he learned 26 languages in order to evaluate the etymology of words? Not only are dictionaries useful but they make the most beautiful art. Check these pieces out for a little inspiration for your celebration today. Make some beautiful dictionary art for your home!

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