EVENTS "Time fo-ah what's goin' on," as the man who owned a television station in Bangor, Maine used to say when presenting community events. In this pandemic craziness, I've neglected this page -- but I'm back on the program. Several of our favorite venues are still figuring out logistics for providing entertainment, but we will post events as we learn of them. In the meantime, here are some dates you're sure to find meaningful. Or not.
August 1st -- Celebrate your gal pals . . . it's National Girlfriends Day! August 2nd -- Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
August 3rd -- Happy National Watermelon Day!
August 4th -- Happy Birthday to the United States Coast Guard! Originally established as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790, it was renamed in 1915 with the pairing of the Revenue Cutter Service and the U.S. Life-Saving Service. SEMPER PARATUS! Thank you for your service!
August 5th -- It's International Beer Day -- AND -- National Oyster Day! I'll have the latter!
August 6th -- Pass the Grey Poupon . . . it's National Mustard Day!
August 7th -- It's National Lighthouse Day. Check out the Portland Headlight!
August 8th -- Happy National Cat Day! (Bernie and Joe will sit this out.)
August 9th -- Happy Book Lover's Day! One of these days, I'll post my summer reading list . . . it's a goodie.
August 10th -- It's National S'mores Day!
August 11th -- Happy Son & Daughter Day!
August 12th -- Happy National Kool-Aid Day! Created by Edwin Perkins in 1927. It's also one of the peak nights to appreciate the Annual Perseid Meteor Showers.
August 13th -- It's Left Hander's Day!
August 14th -- Happy National Creamsicle Day!
August 15th -- Ahh . . . it's Relaxation Day!
August 16th -- A blonde walks into a radio station . . . it's National Tell A Joke Day!
August 17th -- Happy National Thriftshop Day!
August 18th -- It's Serendipity Day . . . and I DO believe!
August 19th -- It's Aviation Day -- so proclaimed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to commemorate the birthday of Orville Wright (1871). Incidentally, Mr. Wright was living when this date was named in his honor.
August 20th -- HAPPY NATIONAL RADIO DAY!!! Now this calls for celebration!
August 21st -- It's Senior Citizen's Day!
August 22nd -- It's National Tooth Fairy Day. They DO exist!
August 23rd -- Ride The Wind Day!
August 24th -- It's Iconic American Restaurant Day!
August 25th -- Happy National Banana Split Day!
August 26th -- Happy National Hot Dog Day!
August 27th -- It's Just Because Day. OK.
August 28th -- Happy Stuffed Green Bell Peppers Day. Gotta shop early for this Hallmark card.
August 29th -- It's More Herbs, Less Salt Day. OK.
August 30th -- Happy Toasted Marshmallow Day!
August 31st -- It's National Eat Outside Day. (Wouldn't that be PICNIC?! Who writes this stuff?) If you want to promote your upcoming event with EB, please submit the details to EB4BLUES@GMAIL.COM. We look forward to hearing from you!