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National Family Literacy Day – November 1

“To succeed, you will soon learn, as I did, the importance of a solid foundation in the basics of education – literacy, both verbal and numerical, and communication skills.”
– Alan Greenspan

“Families who give children an early start in literacy, have made a life-time investment for life-long learning.”
– H.A. Douglas

“Financial literacy is just as important in life as other basics.”
– John W. Rodgers, Jr.

Men Make Dinner Day – November 2

“Who knew that the hardest part of being an adult is figuring out what to cook for dinner every single night for the rest of your life.” –

“Men who can cook are gods among women.”
– someecards

“A guy who knows how to cook is really handsome.”
– Unknown

American Education Week – Second week of November

“Education is the one thing no one can take away from you.” – Elin Nordegren

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”
– Horace Mann

“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn … and change.” – Carl Rogers

“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” – Bill Nye

Veteran’s Day – November 10

“Veterans carry with them a legacy of love. Love for their nations.”

“This country has not seen and probably will never know the true level of sacrifices of our veterans.”
– Thomas M. Smith

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same.”
– Ronald Reagan

Diwali – November 12 (celebrated for five days)
Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights or Deepavali, is celebrated in homes and communities in India and around the world by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Sindhis, and others who just enjoy the spirit of the honored tradition. It takes place in the Hindu month of Kartik, which tends to fall around October and November. This year, the biggest Diwali day falls on November 12, but it’s celebrated for five days. Those who embrace the holiday fill their homes with sweets, the warm glow of diyas (a small lamp or candle), and share happy Diwali greetings with loved ones. Since Diwali symbolizes the victory of light over darkness and good over evil, this also marks a time for people to renew and refresh.

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day – November 14

“Cleaning up your lunch remnants out of the office fridge reminds me of other great things I love to do. Like being hit with a car.”
– someecards

“Nothing inspires cleanliness more than an unexpected guest.”
– Radhika Mundra

“The growing of penicillin in this fridge is prohibited.” –

America Recycles Day November 15

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”
– New England proverb

“There is no such place as ‘away.’ When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.”
– Annie Leonard

“Listen up, you couch potatoes. Each recycled beer can saves enough electricity to run a television for three hours.”
– Denis Hayes

Homemade Bread Day November 17

“Remember, man does not live on bread alone; sometimes he needs a little buttering up.”
– John C. Maxwell

“Next time you need a loaf, challah at me.”

Game and Puzzle Week third week of November

“I want to make a jigsaw puzzle that’s 40,000 pieces. And, when you finish it, it says, ‘Go outside.’”
– Demetri Martin

“With a bucket of Legos, you can tell any story. You can build an airplane or a dragon or a pirate ship – it’s whatever it can imagine.”
– Christopher Miller

Thanksgiving – November 23

“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other.”
– Catherine Pulsifer

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.” 
– Robert Caspar Lintner

Black Friday – November 24

“Why aren’t there Black Friday deals on things like gas, food, college tuition, loan payments”
– pinterest

Small Business Saturday November 25

“Behind the success of every small business, there is a family.” – pinterest

“Every time you shop at a small business, an actual person does a happy dance.”
– FsmStatistics

Mark Twain Born – November 30, 1835

“Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t.”

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

Native American Heritage Month

“You’re not selfish for wanting to be treated well.”
– Jason Momoa

“You might as well expect rivers to run backwards as any man born free to be contented penned up.”
– Chief Joseph

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