Ahh, November. The leaves turn red or gold or mixtures of yellow and green. The air is nippy with the hint of winter to come. The sweaters come out of the boxes and corduroy begins showing up in the stores. School children everywhere leave their coats at school on those warm afternoons that followed a chilly morning. It seems as if there isn’t much room for more to celebrate…but that’s where you’d be wrong, my learned friends! Read on…
New Moon: November 9
Full Moon: November 24
November is the month for…
American Diabetes Month
Aviation History Month hug a diabetic pilot!
Celebrate Empty Nester Month
Cozy Cuddles for Kids (11/1-12/20) just not at school…
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month tell them about the time you (insert crazy kid thing here)
I Am So Thankful Month
International Drum (Percussion) Month I’m thankful I don’t live with a drummer…
International Microfinance Month
Learn Chinese Month I don’t think I can get this done in one month…
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
MADD’s Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign (11/16-12/31)
Military Family Appreciation Month hug a military kid!
National Adoption Month if just 1% of us adopted, the world would be a better place…
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month I almost forgot to include this one…
National American Indian Heritage Month
National COPD Awareness Month love your lungs
National Family Caregivers Month
National Georgia Pecan Month make a pie, y’all!
National Home Care & Hospice Month
National Impotency Month not touching this one (no pun intended)
National Inspirational Role Models Month wait…that’s US!
National Life Writing Month no one would believe mine anyway…
National Marrow Awareness Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lovers Month love it on bananas!
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pomegranate Month just wish it wasn’t so pricey to drink the juice…
National Roasting Month where are the marshmallows!
National Scholarship Month
Prematurity Awareness Month behavior or birth?
Vegan Month did you know you can be a vegan eating potato chips and Cool Whip?
11/1-7 National Fig Week who gives a fig?
World Communication Week
11/3-9 National Care Week I do.
11/4-10 National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week thank you shelter people!
National Long-term Care Awareness Week
11/5-9 Dear Santa Letter Week that’s why there’s Xmas stuff in stores already!
Kids’ Goal Setting Week
11/5-11 Pursuit of Happiness Week did we have life week? Liberty week?
11/11-17 National Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week
11/11-18 Home Care Aide Week
11/12-18 American Education Week
Green Ribbon Awareness Week I can’t keep up with all these colors!
Childrens’ Book Week read to a kid!
Perioperative Nurse Week
11/16-22 National Farm-City Week keep growing & our farms will be IN the city!
11/18-24 National Family Week
National Game & Puzzle Week play games with your family!
11/18-25 National Bible Week
11/19-25 Better Conversation Week talk about the Bible.
11/25-12/2 Travelers with Disabilities Week
Try to remember these days in November….
11/1 All Saints’ Day
National Authors’ Day
National Family Literacy read, read, read, read
National Men Make Dinner Day a man, a can, and a plan!
Mexico: Day of the Dead (and 11/2)
Guatemala: Kite Festival of Santiago Sacatepequez (All Souls Day)
11/2 National Traffic Directors Day honk at one today!
Plan Your Epitaph Day there isn’t a stone big enough…
11/3 Cliché Day easy as pie, state-of-the-art, thinking outside the box
Digital Scrapbooking Day
Fala Day la la la la la la la
International Tongue Twister Day rubber baby bugger bumpers
Sadie Hawkins Day ask a man to dance!
Samoa: Arbor Day
Sandwich Day peanut butter with pecans!
11/4 Daylight Savings Ends
National Chicken Lady Day who is the chicken lady?
Use Your Common Sense Day a shrinking asset these days…
Zero Tasking Day if you get the urge to do something, lie down till it passes!
11/6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Saxophone Day coincidence?
Australia: Recreation Day
11/7 National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day yum!
11/8 Abet and Aid Punsters Day punsters, not pundits…
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day with a punster
Merchant Sailing Ship Preservation Day
National Parents as Teachers Day they’ve got the 1st five years
Guiness World Record Day what would you try to get a record with?
National Child Safety Council
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Day it’s never too late to say thanks
11/9-11 National Donor Sabbath Days is this a reprieve from donating??
11/10 Area Code Day
Marine Corp Birthday simper fi!
Great American Warm Up (November 10-12) snuggle!
11/11 Death/Duty Day
Veteran’s Day (actual)
11/12 Birth of Baha’U’Llah
I Need A Patch for That Day jeans or software?
World Orphan Day adopt, adopt, adopt
Veteran’s Day (observed)
11/13 National Young Readers Day
World Kindness Day be kind and read to a child!
11/14 Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day this should be the day after T-giving!
National American Teddy Bear Day
National Educational Support Professionals Day hug your clerk!
India: Children’s Day
11/15 America Recycles Day
Great American Smokeout could we recycle all the ejected butts??
I Love to Write Day
National Bundt (Pan) Day remember the scene in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding?”
11/16 International Day for Tolerance
11/17 Homemade Bread Day love those bread machines!
National Family Volunteer
National Survivors of Suicide Day
11/18 Married to a Scorpio Support Day
Mickey Mouse Day m-i-c, see ya next month!
Push-button Phone Day remember the rotary phones?!
11/19 Have a Bad Day Day why?
11/20 African Industrialization Day
Name Your PC Day I call mine Charlie.
National Adoption Day rid the world of orphans!
Transgender Day of Remembrance
Universal Children’s Day
11/21 Pumpkin Pie Day
World Hello Day
World Television Day say hello to your pie while watching Oprah!
What Do You Love About America? Day all these “holidays”
11/22 Humane Society Anniversary Day
Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Day can you make a turkey out of tofu?
Lebanon: Independence Day
St. Cecilia Feast Day
11/23 Black Friday
Buy Nothing Day only crazy people go shopping today…
Japan: Labor Thanksgiving Day
National Salesperson’s Day
Sinkie Day as in eating the leftovers over the sink…
You’re Welcomegiving Day
11/24 D. B. Cooper Day why do we celebrate a plane-jumping thief?
International Aura Awareness Day watch SciFi!
11/25 Alascattalo Day (About Alaska)
Blasé Day whatever…
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
Shopping Reminder Day as if Xmas commercials weren’t enough…
11/27 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Day
11/29 Electronic Greetings Day send a happy email (no forwards!)
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
11/30 Computer Security Day
National Meth Awareness Day the rotten teeth will give you away…
Stay Home Because You’re Well Day and go shopping online!
Philippines: Bonifacio Day
Selected Author/Illustrator birthdays in November
11/1 Stephen Crane, 1871
11/2 Mildred Ames, 1919; Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, 1956
11/3 Betty Bao Lord, 1938; Janell Cannon, 1957
11/4 Sterling North, 1906
11/5 Thomas Aylesworth, 1927; Raymond Bial, 1948
11/6 Michelle Magorian, 1947
11/7 Armstrong Sperry, 1897; Jan Adkins, 1944
11/8 Katherine Briggs, 1898; Willa Cather, 1873; Marianna Mayer, 1945
11/9 Lois Ehlert, 1934; Pat Cummings, 1950
11/10 Kate Seredy, 1899
11/11 Thomas Bailey Aldrich, 1907; Diane Wolkstein, 1942
11/12 Dahlov Ipcar, 1917; Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 1928
11/13 Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850
11/14 Miska Miles, 1899; William Stein, 1907; Astrid Lindgren, 1907
11/15 Marianne Moore, 1887; Daniel Pinkwater, 1941
11/16 Jean Fritz, 1915; Robin McKinley, 1952
11/17 Andrea Spalding, 1944
11/18 Margaret Eleanor Atwood, 1939
11/19 Ann Herbert Scott, 1926; Elizabeth Cleaver, 1939
11/20 Marion Dane Bauer, 1938
11/21 Elizabeth George Speare, 1908; Leo Politi, 1908; Megan Whalen Turner, 1965
11/22 George Eliot, 1819; Jamie Lee Curtis, 1958
11/23 Marc Simont, 1915; Lois Johnson, 1936
11/24 Carlo Collodi, 1826; Frances Hodgson Burnett, 1849; Yoshiko Uchida, 1921
11/25 P. D. Eastman, 1909; Marc Brown, 1946; Crescent Dragonwagon, 1952
11/26 Doris Gates, 1901; Laurence Pringle, 1935
11/27 James Agee, 1909; Kevin Henkes, 1960
11/28 William Blake, 1757; Ed Young, 1931; Mary E. Lyons, 1947
11/29 Louisa May Alcott, 1832; C. S. Lewis, 1898; Madeleine L’Engle, 1918
11/30 Jonathan Swift, 1667; Mark Twain, 1835; Lucy Maud Montgomery, 1874
Susan Grigsby, Teacher-Librarian
Elkins Pointe Middle School