Hello all you wonderful people — we know it’s been a while since we’ve posted a “Ladies Looking Ahead” prospective, but fear not — we’re back, with moxie!
Fun fact! There are still several upcoming International Women’s Day events taking place this week…view our preamble to this year’s multitude of events right over here.
What’s coming up this week? We’re glad you asked…
Sunday, March 11
- Daylight Saving Time Begins (2AM; local timezone)
- National “Eat Your Noodles” Day
- Exhibition: Pauli Murray: Imp, Crusader, Dude, Priest (March 11-21; NYC)
Starting the week off at 2AM on Sunday (in your local timezone), the dreaded moment arrives when we all have to move our clocks forward an hour. Why we’re forced as a nation to lose that precious sixty minutes of sleep is beyond us, but hey…at least the sun will stay out a bit longer in the evening and we can inch our way into spring (official start date is Tuesday, March 20)!
If you’re looking for a themed meal on Sunday, it’s perfect timing for Italian, Chinese, Thai, Korean or any other culture that honors the noodle.
For those in NYC, make sure to stop by St. Paul’s Chapel for a new exhibit which explores the life and legacy of late human rights activist, historian, poet, teacher, attorney, priest and Episcopal saint, Pauli Murray. She was quite the lady and this is one of the best ways to brush up on her legacy.
Monday, March 12
- National Girl Scout Day
- National Napping Day
- National Milky Way Day
- Patenting 101: Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Protection (Palo Alto, CA)
Remember that hour of sleep you lost on Sunday? Catch up on Monday while celebrating National Napping Day (it’s proven to be good for your health, so there’s really no excuse not to)!
If you’re up for a bit of a sugar rush, tear open the wrapper on a Milky Way bar, as Monday is National Milky Way Day!
Monday is also National Girl Scout Day, so rally the troops, “be prepared” and make sure to “do a good turn daily” … that is unless you want them to skip over your house when it’s cookie sale time.
And for those thinking about patenting a million dollar idea, don’t you dare miss Patenting 101 at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto Monday evening.
Tuesday, March 13
- National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
- Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women’s Self-Defense Movement (San Francisco)
Whether you’re trying to kick a lingering cold or just booting out the last remaining winter chill, Tuesday is National Chicken Noodle Soup Day, so either find a low-sodium option at the market or slow-boil something from scratch that you can reheat throughout the rest of the week.
While San Francisco isn’t known for its crime like say New York or Chicago, it never hurts to brush up on your self-defense tactics when living in the city. Hand to Hand Kajukenbo is the name and Wendy L. Rouse is going to show you how to win the game at the California Historical Society Tuesday evening.
Wednesday, March 14
- National Pi Day (3.141592653589…)
- National Potato Chip Day
- The Ruby Slippers Workshop: You Had the Power All Along (Wakefield, MA)
Each year on the fourteenth day of the third month, the world celebrates the most fantastic of irrational numbers — π! Join in the non-literal fun by eating a slice of pie or by trying to prove that Pi ends after fourteen million decimal places, your choice…
Need a snack while solving that unsolvable mathematical problem? Wednesday, March 14th just happens to be National Potato Chip Day! We recommend the Kettle brand krinkle cut salt & pepper for starters…
One of the most unique Wizard of Oz-themed events we’ve ever come across is also taking place on Wednesday in the Boston area. Put on by Steph Palermo, host of The Just Steph Radio Show, The Ruby Slippers Workshop brings the opportunity to start on our own personal ‘yellow brick roads’ toward self healing, understanding our purpose and finding true joy in life — by merely changing our minds. Sound powerful? It is. We’re assuming that participants definitely won’t be in Kansas anymore after attending…
Thursday, March 15
- National Shoe The World Day
- National Peanut Lovers Day
- Queens World Film Festival 2018 (March 15-25; Queens County, NY)
- In Focus Where Women Stand: Year One of the New Administration (NYC)
With as many shoes as we have in our closets, it’s always a shock to think of those in the world that have none. Thursday is National “Shoe The World” Day and reminds us to donate whenever and wherever we can.
And for those without a peanut allergy in the house, National Peanut Lovers Day is your opportunity to indulge in this controversial legume!
Thursday is also a very special day, as it kicks off the eleven-day (twelve if you count the wee hours of Monday, March 26th) marathon known as the Queens World Film Festival! 2018 sees this wonderful gathering of men and #womeninfilm at the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens County, NY. Attendees will find no shortage of exciting, topical, bold and entertaining features & shorts including narratives, documentaries, LGBTQ and animated work.
Have a FOMO?
Thursday evening is also the perfect time to familiarize yourself with The New York Women’s Foundation, as they’re bringing together leading voices from journalism, community organizing and advocacy to look at year one of the Trump Administration and discuss the critical challenges facing women and girls.
Friday, March 16
- National Artichoke Hearts Day
- How to Rock Your Facebook Event (Lake Barrington, IL)
- 2018 USATF Masters Track and Field National Indoor Championships (March 16-18; Landover, MD)
You know what food we love that we never really get to talk about? Artichoke hearts. Okay, there, we got to talk about it…no doubt we’ll be hitting our favorite deli on Friday for some takeaway marinated ‘chokes for National Artichoke Hearts Day.
If you’re anywhere near the outskirts of the NE side of the Chicagoland area on Friday morning, plan on spending a couple hours learning how to rock your next Facebook event at Pepper Park Coffee with Victoria Cook and The Center for Guilt-Free Success.
Friday is going to be a really fun time to be in the Washington Metro Area, as the 16th kicks off a weekend full of reigning world champions and Olympic athletes defending their titles and competing in the 2018 USATF Masters Track and Field National Indoor Championships. There’s also both men’s and women’s indoor Pentathlon to check out (or participate in), which could be either invigorating or exhausting…likely depending on how you play your cards.
Saturday, March 17
- St. Patrick’s Day
- National Corned Beef and Cabbage Day
- National Corn Dog Day (Third Saturday in March)
- St. Patrick’s Day Launch Party (Placerville, CA)
Oh St. Patrick’s Day, the giver of neverending plastic cups filled with green beer and steaming plates of corned beef and cabbage… If you’re not into green beer like us (food coloring in beer? eeeww, gross!) the dinner plate might be a little more appealing to your refined palate, and rightfully so, but don’t miss out on your window to eat a corn dog for no reason other than it being the third Saturday in March aka National Corn Dog Day!
For those on the Western side of the Sierra Nevadas in Northern California, you may just want to plan on spending your afternoon with longtime WomensCalendar favorite and Grammy® harpist Anne Roos. She’ll be plucking out an assortment of traditional Irish music favorites, along with a few musical surprises at Lava Cap Winery.
Whew, what a week we have to look forward to!