Saturday, May 7, 2011

Kentucky Derby, Free Comic Book Day, Homebrew Day, Train Day, more

May 7th, 2011 is The Kentucky Derby, Free Comic Book Day, National Homebrew Day, National Train Day, National Babysitters Day, Victory in Europe Day, Astronomy Day, Beaufort Scale Day, National Scrapbook Day, Join Hands Day, Pilates Day, and National Roast Leg of Lamb Day.

Today is the Kentucky Derby - place your bets and put on your fancy hats! The horses first ran in 1875.

On Free Comic Book Day, participating comic book stores around the world give away a free comic book to anyone who visits.

Join the worldwide toast, scheduled for noon Central Time, to celebrate Big Brew and National Homebrew Day.

The official spokesperson for National Train Day 2011 is Gladys Knight. This year is also the 40th anniversary of "America's Railroad," Amtrak.

National Babysitters Day honors those important people who take care of our little treasures! Give your babysitter a bonus in honor of this day.

Victory in Europe Day, also known as VE Day, commemorates the end of Hitler's Germany. The final document of surrender was signed on May 7th, 1945. Some countries celebrate this event on May 7th; others on May 8th.

Astronomy Day is celebrated twice each year - on May 7th and October 1st. Many museums, planetariums, and organizations host special events on this day.

Beaufort Scale Day honors Sir Francis Beaufort, who devised the first scale for measuring the intensity of hurricanes.

National Scrapbook Day is always the first Saturday in May. Your scrapbooking topics and designs are limited only by your imagination.

Join Hands Day is an opportunity for fraternal organizations, along with non-fraternals, to join together and be of service in the community.

Pilates Day is always held on the first Saturday in May, to raise public awareness of the Pilates method. Pilates stretches, strengthens, and balances the body.

Enjoy a special feast on National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. No need to wait for a more conventional holiday!

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