Saturday, April 14, 2018

Still Life with Robin: An Eventful Week - Tax Day through Earth Day

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by Peggy Robin

It’s April 15 and you might think it’s Tax Day, but it’s not -- Tax Day can never be on a Sunday, But it’s not on Monday, April 16, either, because of DC's holiday, Emancipation Day (more about that here: So Tax Day has been bumped over to Tuesday, April 17, giving everyone two more days to sweat over forms and filings. Not sure that’s really a cause for celebration….but the rest of the week brings us some special days that qualify:

On Wednesday, April 18 it’s International Juggler’s Day!
What do you do on this day? Juggle, if you can! And if you can’t, well, you can always watch someone who can:

On Thursday, April 19 it’s National Garlic Day:
This is an easy one to celebrate – here are some ideas:
But keep those breath mints handy for afterwards!

Then on Friday it’s 4-20 – that is, the infamous pot smoking holiday. It’s not actually taking place ALL day, just at 4:20 PM on 4-20.
For more about the long and legend-filled history of 420 there’s reliable 411 found on the website

On the third Saturday in April every year it’s Record Store Day – which you can celebrate by visiting any of several DC area record stores recommended here:

And now we’re back around to Sunday, and it’s a big one – that beautiful blue planet special -- EARTH DAY!
You can find Earth Day festivities and park clean-ups here:
Note that many of the events take place a day early, on Saturday, April 21 instead of on the actual Earth Day, which is April 22.
If you’re up for a day trip on Sunday, take a look at these activities in Annapolis:

Hoping you find something to enjoy every day of the week!

Still Life with Robin is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local, usually on Saturdays but occasionally on Sundays.

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