Hello all you lovely people — are you feeling energized and ready for spring? This week kicks off the official start of spring 2018 and we’re hoping to trade in these gloomy snowstorms for sweet-smelling flowers, chirping birds and buzzing bees!
Fun fact! Last week saw our first-ever interview which took place with musician, painter and educator Natalia Zukerman.
Check it out for a sneak peek at her upcoming project, The Women Who Rode Away and tune-in to an exclusive Spotify playlist of her recent influences while you’re there.
Besides spring, what’s coming up this week? We’re glad you asked…
Sunday, March 18
- National Awkward Moments Day
- National Sloppy Joe Day
- National Lacy Oatmeal Cookie Day
- Queens World Film Festival (NYC/Queens; Through March 25)
- Villa Barone Hilltop Manor Bridal Show with Wedding Steps (Mahopac, NY)
We’re not trying to tell you what to do, but should you choose to start your Sunday off laughing at all of the awkward moments people have shared on the internet, you’re pretty much guaranteed to have a great day.
For those gearing up for the wedding of their dreams, the Villa Barone Hilltop Manor Bridal Show is offering the first 50 brides in attendance the chance to win $25k for their wedding. So, you know…be there!
Monday, March 19
- National Certified Nurses Day
- National Let’s Laugh Day
- National Poultry Day
- National Chocolate Caramel Day
- Women’s Summit
Hellooooo nurse! Monday pays homage to those women (and men) in blue who’ve selflessly dedicated their lives to helping others. Nope, not police officers — good guess though!
Speaking of helping others, make sure to do your part in keeping those around you happy and healthy by celebrating Let’s Laugh Day. Best way to engage in this holiday? Memes. Post a ton of memes!
What’s for dinner? Chicken! Or any fine feathered friend rather, as Monday is National Poultry Day. Finish off the meal with a chocolate caramel and you’ve properly celebrated both National Food Days Monday has in store.
Starting on Monday and continuing through Wednesday, the Professional Ski Instructors of America & American Association of Snowboard Instructors is holding their annual Women’s Summit at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in Northern California.
Tuesday, March 20
- Spring Equinox (First Day of Spring)
- National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- National Ravioli Day
- How To Create Inner Peace (Lake Barrington, IL; FREE)
Happy days are here again — Tuesday March 20th is (finally) the first day of spring! May your day be invigorating and filled with energy.
For those who identify as American Indians, Alaska Natives and/or Native Hawaiians, Tuesday is commemorated by the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC) along with other participating groups to help raise awareness about the impact HIV/AIDS has on these communities and how to prevent the disease from spreading.
Got plans for dinner on Tuesday — how about Italian? It’s Ravioli Day!
If you’re in the NorthWest outskirts of Chicago Tuesday morning, make sure to (register) stop by Pepper Park Coffee for a free workshop put on by Health & Wellness Coach Eileen Corey which focuses on creating inner peace in the midst of chaos. Namaste y’all.
Wednesday, March 21
- National Common Courtesy Day
- National Fragrance Day
- National Single Parent Day
- National Crunchy Taco Day
- National California Strawberry Day
- National French Bread Day
- Super Powered Networking [Training] (Vancouver, WA; 9:30AM; $25-30)
- The Life of Cathay Williams- The Only Known Female Buffalo Soldier,’ Women’s History Month Event (Carlisle, PA; 1PM; FREE!)
- BEAR CITY: Free Comedy & Free Pizza (Long Beach, CA; 7PM; FREE!)
Hump day this week is jam-packed with all kinds of fun — from fragrance and the memories it can arouse to celebrating the single moms out there to just being a decent human being and practicing common courtesy — there’s enough here to help you forget Friday’s still two days away.
Those looking to take the bull by the horns should plan on being in Vancouver, WA Wednesday morning for Super Powered Networking Training with Veronika Noize and the DIY Marketing Center. Unless of course you’re NOT serious about networking, connecting, and partnering with others in your community…
Folks looking to squeeze in another Women’s History Month event might just find themselves in Carlisle, PA around 1PM to engage in remembering the life of Cathay Williams aka the ONLY known FEMALE buffalo soldier and the FIRST African American FEMALE to enlist in the United States Army. Seriously though, what a lady!
Wait… did someone say FREE PIZZA!? Wait wait wait… did that same person also say FREE COMEDY?! You’ve got to be yanking our body chains, ‘cuz that just sounds too good to be true! Sure ’nuff… Those in Long Beach, CA around 7PM can make BOTH of these a reality at Que Sera for Bear City while enjoying sets from such funny ladies as Bri Pruett (Comedy Central, NPR) and Shanti Charan (SF Sketchfest).
Sounds like a pretty darn good plan for a Wednesday, eh?!
Thursday, March 22
- National Goof Off Day
- National Bavarian Crepes Day
- Working Girls on Television – free screening at Veggie Cloud! (Los Angeles; 8PM; FREE (!) – $10)
Thursday is one of those days where you can really let your hair down and feel free to just goof off…it’s National Goof Off Day!
If you’re in the mood to celebrate life with food (who isn’t!?) consider whipping up a batch of (or going out for) Bavarian crepes. They’re just like French crepes, but the batter is intended to be used right away, and there’s powdered sugar involved.
During the evening hours in Los Angeles, the UCLA Film and Television Archive has put together a stupendous journey through one of the most significant, prolific and underrated mediums to explore women within the workforce: The Great American TV Sitcom! Tickets frange from FREE (yay!) to $10 (online), so there’s really no excuse to miss this one.
Friday, March 23
- National Puppy Day
- National Chia Day
- National Chip and Dip Day
- National Melba Toast Day
- Southern Women’s Show Savannah (Savannah, GA; March 23-25; $5-$40)
If your Friday is in dire need of some cuteness, stop by your local animal rescue and consider adopting a furry addition to your family, not just because March 23rd is National Puppy Day, but because there’s soooo many pups that need a good home (like yours)!
Have you heard about the health benefits of chia seeds? Salvia hispanica aka chia, a member of the mint family is touted to have many positives regarding wellbeing, but the evidence is supposedly inconclusive. Brush up on your knowledge of this plant and make the decision for yourself.
Other food-forward events taking place on this most wonderful of weekdays gets us all excited for some dunkin’, with it being National Chip and Dip Day! It’s also Melba Toast Day, but unless you’re in Australia (or feel like baking) you may have a bit of trouble getting in on the action there.
Although, if we were in Savannah, GA this weekend we’d make sure to be in attendance at the Southern Women’s Show! They’re pulling out all the stops when it comes to food, fashion, beauty and just about anything else one could desire from a gathering like this. Tickets range from $5-$40, so don’t sleep on this weekend long event for women!
Saturday, March 24
- National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day
- Career Women on Screen: Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer (Los Angeles; 7:30PM; FREE (!) – $10)
- Spring Fever San Francisco Singles Dance Party
When you go to the movies, what’s your favorite candy? If you said chocolate covered raisins, we’d understand, but we’d also look at you kinda funny and ask if you mean Raisinets. Because, come on…who calls them chocolate covered raisins? Anywho, Saturday, March 24th is Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!
Speaking of going to the movies…what better than to do so with Dahlia Schweitzer, author of Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer: Another Kind of Monster!? Women in Film has put together a 35mm screening of this 1997 cult classic starring Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa and Michael Imperoli taking place at the UCLA Film & Television Archive on Wilshire Blvd. Don’t forget your Raisinets!
San Francisco singles! The Society of Single Professionals is putting on a dance party at Lalita on McAllister St. that invites single adults of all ages to shake what their mama’s gave ’em. 8-11:30. Dress to impress.
If that’s not a week worth looking forward to, we’ll eat our blouses!