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World Water Day, Water, Water Crisis, International World Water Day, United NationsToday is World Water Day, which is celebrated annually on March 22.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

As we continue to ensure that every person around the world has access to clean drinking water, let’s also be mindful of our carelessness when it comes to illegally dumping pollutants contaminating our waterways and oceans. While there is still a lot of work yet to be done, there is so much that we can do individually to make this effort possible. Check out the reputable clean water organizations who are making strides to help millions of people around the world have access to clean water.


ASC Culture Blocks: Bucket Band
Presented by Charlotte Symphony
June 28 – August 23, 2016

The Charlotte Symphony is pleased to partner with the Arts & Science Council for Culture Blocks, a community partnership designed to bring the arts into diverse communities in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. Every Tuesday evening, from June 14 through August 23, the Charlotte Symphony will teach percussion, hands-on, through fun, interactive bucket band lessons.

Admission Info: FREE
Phone: 704-335-3043

General Day and Time Info:
Grades 3-6 (6-7 p.m.); Grades 7-12 (7-8 p.m.)

Individual Dates & Times:
Jul 5, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Jul 12, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Jul 19, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Jul 26, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Aug 2, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Aug 9, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Aug 16, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)
Aug 23, 2016: 6 pm – 8 pm (Tue)

Ivory Baker Recreation Center
1920 Stroud Park Ct
Charlotte, NC 28206

Click here for more information.

World Pulse

“Connecting Women’s Voices to Transform Our World”

In  celebration of Women’s History Month, we are featuring a digital network that increases the global voice and leadership of women worldwide. World Pulse is a powerful online community of women and allies worldwide who speak out and build solutions to today’s biggest challenges. They empower women leaders on the ground by advancing their digital skills and leadership to mobilize around the world and create real social transformation.

Tens of thousands of women from 190 nations are using to start movements and pressure global leaders to take a stand on the issues affecting their lives, ranging from the allocation of economic resources to securing leadership at all levels of society.

Pearl Harbor

Today we remember and honor all of the warriors who fought for our country on that horrific day 74 years ago. Pearl Harbor is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941 was the immediate cause of the United States’ entry into World War II.

We remember…Pearl Harbor Day!

Paris France, Paris Terrorist Attacks

Please join Favorite Things for a CAUSE as we pray for Paris, France. Over the weekend terrorist attacks in venues across the city killed and wounded so many innocent people. Regardless of how many lives were lost, that’s one life too many. God bless the people of France.

veterans day, U.S. Armed Forces, Military Service, U.S. Military Celebration

Today we stop to say Happy Veterans Day to all of our veterans!

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs:

In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”

Thank you…to all of our veterans! We appreciate and honor you more than you know!

Did you know that July is Sandwich Generation Month? Sandwich in this regard is not about the food item consisting of one or more types of food placed on or between slices of bread. It’s about caring for your children and aging parents.

According to the official Sandwich Generation Month website, an astounding number of Americans are raising children while simultaneously caring for aging parents. It’s shocking to imagine, but 1 in every 8 adults between the ages of 40 and 60 fall into the category of sandwich generation caregivers. A January 2013 report from Pew Research Center suggests that now, Sandwich Generation caregivers are equally likely to be men or women; among those, however, more women report being the primary source of care. As for age, 71% are aged 41-59, though nearly 20% are younger than age 40. There is also a growing trend away from Baby Boomers in the Sandwich Generation, and towards more Generation X-ers, as both groups age.

Check out for more information about the analogy of the Sandwich Generation.