Stroll ‘N’ Roll 2017

The best things in life are free, family-friendly and generally include bicycles. Such is the case for the Henderson, Nevada which hosts its annual Stroll-N-Roll Saturday, November 18. The 4-hour annual event is a spin so the speak on the Ciclovia phenomenon sweeping the globe. Originally founded in Bogota, Colombia, ciclovias are scheduled events when roads are closed to motorized traffic, allowing the …

World Toilet Day

Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one billion …

Native American Day at the Lost City Museum

Poster: Native American Day 2017 Honor Native American Heritage Month in November and mark your calendar: Saturday, November 18, 2017 for Native American Day at Nevada’s Lost City Museum. The event features Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. There will be a variety of artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations and hopefully some will …

#ItsMyParkDay in Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas – Today (Saturday, November 4) is It’s My Park Day. Hashtag: #ItsMyParkDay The biggest city-wide volunteer event for the Austin Parks Foundation and has expanded to a Spring and Fall event held the first Saturday in March and November. Each year, thousands of volunteers work to improve parks and greenbelts throughout the city. Look …

Indigenous Peoples Day #IndigenousPeoplesDay

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day. Hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay used frequently as a counterpoint to Columbus Day. Each year Planeta.com hosts Indigenous Peoples Week to focus on travel and tourism. We also celebrate August 9, the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. There are other holidays and commemorations of …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams …

Virtual Conversation: What is a Recipe?

Poster: Ron Mader, What is a recipe? #roofdog Publisher’s Note: Turning our preview into a recap of the Virtual Conversation on ‘What is a Recipe?’ held June 2 to July 5, 2017, hosted by The Recipe Project. Kudos for inspired, inclusive and open participation! Twitter Shoutout: @historecipes, @ltotelin, @historybeagle Hashtags:  #recipesconf and #recipesproject. Wiki: Recipes Source: http://recipes.hypotheses.org/9170 The Recipes Project is a …

Australia’s National Reconciliation Week 2017

May 27-June 3 is National Reconciliation Week in Australia. Hashtag: #NRW2017 Twitter @RecAustralia http://www.reconciliation.org.au/nrw/events Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The theme for NRW 2017 is ‘Let’s take the next steps’ This National Reconciliation Week reflects on two significant …

International Museum Day #imd2017

Photo: Queensland Museum May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2017 and #InternationalMuseumDay Please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums to celebrate. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 …