Top Reasons to Celebrate September!

American Kennel Club Responsible Dog Ownership Month –

September 26, 10:00-3:00 the County-Wide Dog Training Club, Inc will host an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day complete with activities and testing of your dog for certification as a Canine Good Citizen.  You can also talk to experienced breeders and get care tips for your dog. The even will be held at Montgomery Village.

Backpack Safety Month

Go to this website for good information on backpack safety and how to start a program in your community.

College Savings Month

Plan ahead for college.  This website has good information on many different plans to help you plan for future college costs.  Our Teen Blog also has lots of good information and books to check out to assist you in your financial planning for your future college days.  

 

California Wild Rice Month

Everything you ever wanted to know about California Wild Rice can be found on this website.  For more entertainment, go to the Free Rice program and play some games to help end world hunger. It is also National Rice Month.

Library Card Sign-up Month

Check out this site for 52 ways to use your library card.  September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, sponsored by the American Library Association.  It began in 1987 in the hopes of ensuring that every child should obtain a library card – and use it! 

Million Minute Family Challenge – September through December

This is a fun activity for the entire family or group of friends. Every minute your group plays and logs contributes to our goal of reaching 1 million minutes of game play across the United States and Canada before December 31, 2010! We know people enjoy the entertainment and education value of non-electronic games and here is your chance to prove just how popular they are!

National Honey Month

This month is set aside to honor the 212,000 beekeepers and 2.41 million colonies of honeybees which produce more than 200 million pounds of honey each year.  This local website offers many links to all kinds of information about honey.

National Mushroom Month

Our local Sonoma County Mycological Association has everything you ever wanted to know about mushrooms.  The Mushroom Council in San Jose has designated this month to promote the greater appreciation and use of fresh mushrooms.  Happy foraging!

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