Although you may still be taking summer classes or working, it is officially SUMMER this month! Besides warm weather, tanned skin, and later sun sets, there are plenty of other things to celebrate this month! Below you’ll find some important June holidays:
June 14th- World Blood Donor Day: Looking to make some extra $ and help others at the same time? Then donating plasma may be right up your alley! CSL Plasma is one location that is less than 5 miles
June 17th- Fathers Day: Mother’s day was last month…now it’s time to celebrate all the special fathers! Did you know that some stores, like Target, actually have a special section just for father’s day On their website, they even have it broken into price categories based on how much you are able to spend! Check out some of their gift ideas as https://www.target.com/c/gift-ideas-for-dad/-/N-n5n3g
June 21st- Summer Solstice: Although the weather may still be acting like spring on some days, June is officially the first month of summer! Some fun and FREE summer activities include swimming, laying out by the pool, and playing volleyball and basketball. Good thing we have all of those activities available here at the Grove! Be sure to wear your sunscreen and stay hydrated!
June 30th- World Social Media Day: It’s 2018…who doesn’t have and love social media? Take advantage of this day follow our Twitter (@grovemboro) and Instagram (grovemboro), like us on Facebook (Grove Murfreesboro), and add us on Snapchat (grovemurf)! We always post current rates and specials, upcoming events, and other important information.
The beauty in the month of May is not just the small changes that let you know Spring is almost over and Summer is right around the corner, but also all the different days you should add to your calendar to celebrate. May is the promise of warmth and sunshine. The welcomed time of year after a long, cold winter. Time to face the sun and a time for adventure and relaxation. There are many different occasions worth mentioning that happen within the 31 days of May, but listed below are a few of our favorites and why:
May Day- celebrated on May 1st, is a different celebration depending on where you are in the world on that day. No matter where you are though, use this day to take a moment to smell the flowers blooming around you and enjoy the changing scenery!
Cinco de Mayo- celebrated on May 5th, not to be confused with the celebration of Mexican Independence which is celebrated on May 16th. Cinco de Mayo has molded into a day filled with songs, dances, and family gatherings to celebrate the rich Mexican and Hispanic culture.
National Teachers Day- celebrated on May 9th, gives you the perfect opportunity to tell a teacher/professor how much of an impact they have made in your life. A teacher is an individual who gives their life to help enrich yours, tell them thank you!
Mother’s Day- celebrated on May 13th this year, lands on the second Sunday of May each year. Use this day to celebrate your mom and all she has done to help you get to where you are today. Mother’s Day is not reserved for just one person, this is a day to celebrate any woman who has made an impact in your life in a motherly way.
Memorial Day- celebrated on May 28th this year, is a day we dedicate to all of our service men & women who have given their lives to protect our freedom and country. Most will celebrate this holiday by attending a parade or honoring and remembering those who have served, past and present.
Mark your calendars & plan something fun and memorable to do with your neighbors, your friends, and your family! School is almost out and the summer fun will begin before you know it.
First held in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Now coordinated by the Earth Day Network, events are held annually in more than 193 countries! Below you will find some ideas to inspire your own Earth Day celebrations.
How YOU Can Make an Impact
· Plant Wildflowers – Bring nature into your life with plants that attract bees
· Turn Off Lights – Save energy and extend the life of your bulbs
· Recycle at Home – Set up a conveniently located container for recyclables in your apartment
· Run Full Cycles – Fill up your washer and dishwasher completely before running
· Reusable Grocery Bags – Decrease usage of disposal plastic bags that can cause pollution
Plant a Tree – Plant a tree locally or help plant trees around the world. Find out how by clicking here!