Category: August Month

  • NATIONAL GOLF MONTH – August

    NATIONAL GOLF MONTH

    During National Golf Month in August, golfers are encouraged to share their experience and bring new golfers to the greens.

    August is the time when courses offer discounts and when the driving ranges become a flurry of activity. Drivers and practice greens get a workout while during the height of the golfing season.

    The modern game of golf may have originated in 15th century Scotland, but it has a solid hold in the United States and around the world. The oldest tournament takes place in Ayrshire, Scotland at Prestwick Golf Club.

    Whether played as a team sport or individual, National Golf Month challenges us to take the time to show someone new to the sport everything they need to know to get started. Whether it’s just addressing the tee or putting or picking the right club, every new golfer needs someone to guide them along the way.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Be a mentor to a new golfer. Introduce them to the fairway and the hazards. Help them keep score and don’t be too rough. They might be a little green, but at the end of the month, they might just be on par! Use #NationalGolfMonth to share on social media.

    HISTORY

    The Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) founded National Golf Month in 1993 promoting the sport as family accessible and open to all ages, genders and skill levels. The celebration grew out of their charity event, National Golf Day, which takes place on a different day every year.

     

  • NATIONAL EYE EXAM MONTH – August

    NATIONAL EYE EXAM MONTH

    For many of us, July marks the halfway point of summer vacation and soon preparations for returning to school will begin. Getting a vision exam is a part of that process. Healthy vision is key to a great start to school!

    It’s also part of a overall health. Deteriorating vision can be an early indicator of other health issues. Getting vision exams on a regular schedule helps doctors to identify issues in their early stages.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Check with your optometrist to see when you are due for a comprehensive vision exam. If you are experiencing symptoms, be sure to make an appointment as soon as possible. For more information visit www.cdc.gov. Use #NationalVisionExamMonth to share on social media.

    HISTORY

    National Eye Exam Month was founded in 1989 by Sears Optical.

     

  • NATIONAL CATFISH MONTH – August

    NATIONAL CATFISH MONTH

    National Catfish Month is an annual designation observed in August.

    Around the country, catfish finds its way onto menus and dinner tables providing tasty, tasty healthy meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner!

    Farm-raised catfish not only provide improved opportunities for employment, but the tender white meat is flavorful and abundant. These filets make for wonderful conversations while sharing time-honored recipes and around the dinner table enjoying the feast!

    HOW TO OBSERVE 

    Go fishing for catfish or just purchase some to cook up and eat. Post on social media using #NationalCatfishMonth to encourage others to do the same.

    HISTORY

    National Catfish Month has been observed since 1988 in recognition of both the industry surrounding the fish, but it’s also dedicated to the versatile and sustainable food that catfish has become. 

     

  • NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH – August

    NATIONAL WATER QUALITY MONTH

    National Water Quality Month in August reminds us that it takes much more than just turning on the tap to guarantee clean, potable water.

    The average person uses approximately 80 gallons of water or more per day. The water we use includes bathing, cleaning, household waste, and drinking water.

    Depending on where we live, the amount of water, usage, population and treatment facilities available vary. Around the world, these variables change greatly. In some villages, available drinkable water is scarce and indoor plumbing does not exist.
    Protecting our water resources and educating ourselves about water quality is an important goal of National Water Quality Month.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Learn about water quality and protect our water resources. Use #NationalWaterQualityMonth to share on social media.

    HISTORY

    Culligan International founded National Water Quality Month to educate consumers about the importance of clean water.

  • ROMANCE AWARENESS MONTH – August

    ROMANCE AWARENESS MONTH

    February isn’t the only romantic month on the calendar.  Check your relationship’s pulse during Romance Awareness in August. If it needs a jump start, there are lots of ways to put some spark back into the relationship. 

    Add excitement by planning the unexpected. Surprise your significant other with a date night with only a few clues as to the destination. None of it needs to be expensive or elaborate, but making an effort to make the evening fun, spontaneous and memorable will be worthwhile. Maybe it’s a note clipped to a single flower saying you’ll pick her up at 7 PM and to wear sandals. It ends up with a picnic on the beach; or it could be a text to him that you’re in the mood for takeout, be ready in an hour – a three-hour road trip later and you’re at the nearest drive-in theater eating hot wings under the stars.

    The simple things mean so much more than elaborate gifts. A wrapped mint slipped into a pocket with an encouraging message on the day of big presentation sends waves of support and love when it’s needed most. Sharing our successes with those we love is another way of enhancing the romance. Toast each other’s success and bask in the glow.  

    Spend quiet time with each other. Read books, do chores, sleep. Just be. Sometimes, just being together in the same room generates energy that may have been missing. 

    Cultivate activities as a couple you enjoy doing together. Whether you enjoy games, biking, sports, antiquing, travel, music or haven’t discovered your interest yet, get out there and explore.  

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Being aware of and adding more romance into your relationship will be a win-win for both you and your significant other. Passion has always been an essential part of relationships. Sometimes it is the little things that make a big difference, such as; holding hands, a shoulder rub, a flower, making dinner together, playing your favorite song, leaving a personal note, or watching a movie together.

    Romance Awareness Month is also a great time to catch up on some reading with the wide selection of romance novels that are available. 

    If posting on social media use #RomanceAwarenessMonth.

    HISTORY

    Celebrate Romance founder, Eileen Buchheim, created Romance Awareness Month to encourage couples to improve their relationships through romance all year long.

     

  • FAMILY FUN MONTH – August

    FAMILY FUN MONTH

    Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August.  It is the opportune time to enjoy family with extra fun and activities.

    HOW TO OBSERVE

    Make some time this month for family fun. 

    You may want to :

    • Order pizza and watch a movie in the backyard
    • Go camping
    • Take a vacation
    • Go out for ice cream
    • Enjoy a backyard campfire
    • Build a backyard fort
    • Family bike ride
    • Day trip to the zoo
    • Fishing
    • Hiking
    • Day at the park
    • Make a talent show
    • Cook meals together
    • Have a karaoke night

    Use your imagination, spend time together and have fun !!  Post on social media using #FamilyFunMonth to encourage others to join in.

    HISTORY

    The origins of Family Fun Month have not been determined.