June Holiday Lineup
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
June 5: National Doughnut/Donut Day
No matter how you choose to spell it, these breakfast treats are delicious! And June 5 honors the Salvation Army “Lassies” who brought homemade foods, and often doughnuts, to boost the morale of American WWI troops. We purchased your Resident Appreciation Breakfast donuts at Cub Foods Bakery (8150 Wedgewood Lane, Maple Grove). Stop by your favorite donut joint and celebrate this Friday!
June 6: D-Day WWII
On this day in 1944, 156,000 American, British, and Canadian forces landed on the coast of France’s Normandy region in the largest amphibious military assault in history. Three months later, Western Europe was liberated from Nazi Germany’s control.
June 14: Flag Day
Flag Day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption our national flag. In 1777 the second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States: thirteen horizontal red and white alternating stripes and 50 white stars on a field of blue make up the current Old Glory.
June 17: Eat Your Vegetables Day
We could all probably use a reminder on the importance of eating a balanced diet. If you need an extra nudge to eat your veggies, plan a trip to your local farmer’s market for some great deals on local produce and some extra motivation.
The Maple Grove Farmer’s Market is open Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June through September. It is located at 12951 Weaver Lake Road. Live music, over 50 different vendors, and free weekly recipes are part of the event.
June 18: International Picnic Day
Who doesn’t love an old-fashioned picnic? Apparently everyone does, as this is an international holiday! Hopefully Mother Nature will provide some sunshine on June 18, so we can all enjoy a relaxing meal on a blanket at our favorite scenic spot. Don’t forget about the grill areas located throughout the property – the perfect place for impromptu outside dining.
June 21: First Day of Summer
It’s finally here! Time for poolside lounging, bar-be-cues, music festivals, fairs, camping, boating, and your favorite summer activities. Don’t forget to enjoy every minute of the hot weather – it’s only 93 days and 15.5 hours until fall!
June 21: Father’s Day
Today is the day to celebrate your father or a father-figure in your life. The one who played ball with you, taught you to fish, and was always there to give you advice in those tough times growing up. Whether he was your biological father or someone who filled that role, do something special today for this important person in your life.
June 28: Paul Bunyan Day
The legend of Paul Bunyan dates back to the 1800s. Tales of Paul Bunyan include stories of how Paul scooped out the Great Lakes to get water for his big blue ox named Babe. It’s also rumored that the 10,000 lakes of Minnesota were formed from Paul and Babe’s foot prints, left when they were wandering through a blinding blizzard. Celebrate this day by researching Mr. Bunyan and Babe, and decide for yourself what’s fact or fiction.