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Crofton Calendar for August 2009

People in Crofton don’t curl up in their air conditioning and avoid August – There’s too much to celebrate and do around here!

Cartoon - Golf

If you’re looking for an excuse to play golf in August, for example, just tell people you’re celebrating National Golf Month

Wanna buy some new shoes?  Just point out that it’s Foot Health Month (and support a local business, A Healthy Step in The Village at Waugh Chapel).



  1. Mustard Day (First Saturday in August)
  2. My husband shares his birthday with the Income Tax, which was first enacted on this date in 1861.
  3. Watermelon Day
  4. Chocolate Chip Day
  5. Waffle Day
  6. Wiggle Your Toes Day
  7. Sea Serpent Day
  8. Dollar Day
  9. Betty Boop’s Birthday
10. S’Mores Day
11. Hulk Hogan’s Birthday (1953)
12. IBM PC Birthday (1981)
13. Filet Mignon Day
14. Creamsickle Day
15. Homeless Animals Day
Roller Coaster16. Roller Coaster Day (first patented in 1898)
17. Dav Crockett’s Birthday (1786)
18. Wizard of Oz Premiered in 1939
19. Potato Day
20. Radio Day
21. Wilt Chamberlain’s Birthday (1936)
22. Be an Angel Day
23. First photo of earth from the moon (1966)
24. Peach Pie Day (I’ll be publishing the recipe for my husband’s famous Peaches ‘n Cream Pie)
25. Banana Split Day
26. Women’s Equality Day
27. Mother Teresa’s Birthday (1910)
28. Dream Day (Martin Luther’s “I have a dream” speech – 1963)
29. Speedy Gonzales’ Birthday (1953)
30. Toasted Marshmallow Day
31. Trail Mix Day

A few of the week-long observances in August include National Clown Week (Week One), Elvis Week (Week 2), Air Conditioning Appreciation Week (Week Three), and Back to School Week (Week Four).


 5.  Calling All Sports Fans, Crofton Library, 2 p.m. (Ages 9–12)
 5.  Crofton Kiwanis (Every Wednesday), Community Center, The Village at Waugh Chapel, 7:30 p.m.
 7–16.  Baltimore Summer Restaurant Week
 8.  Babies in Bloom, Crofton Library, 10 a.m.
11. Teddy Bear’s Picnic, Crofton Library 10 a.m.   
11. After Hours Mixer – Greater Crofton Chamber of Commerce, Fins Restaurant (members only)
15. Fall Sports Begin, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
20. Crofton School of Music Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting – 5:30 p.m.
22  Cartoon - school busBack to School Fair
25. School Begins, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (1-12) 
26. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, Crofton Library, 7 p.m.
27 and 28. First Day of School, School of the Incarnation
28. Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout, Crofton Library, 10 a.m.
28. Maryland State Fair (thru 9/7), Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, Baltimore
29. Maryland Renaissance Festival begins(thru 10/25)
31. First day of school for Full Day Kindergarten, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (Half-Day Kindergarten begins 9/1)
31. First full day of school, School of the Incarnation.

NOTE:  No Greater Crofton Council Meeting in August.


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