Reading & Libraries, Heart Health, State Arts Festival

Federation Friday: Volume 1, Issue 33, February 15, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!!

– March 9th State Arts Festival at the Mebane Arts Center 

Spend the day with us and get started on your Passport to Learning, enjoy the workshops that will be offered and the Victory Junction Bear Assembly. You will also have the opportunity to take the Art Walk and view all the award-winning entries! 

Registrations are due by February 25th! 

March 1st is National Read Across America Day!

Created by the National Education Association in 1997, National Read Across America Day is observed on the school day closest to Dr. Seuss’ birthday; March 2nd. 

Read Across America is an initiative to encourage reading so it is the perfect day to donate Dr. Seuss books for the GFWC Grand Initiatives or read a Dr. Seuss book to your favorite children, grandchildren or class. 

February is National Library Lover’s Month

February is dedicated to people who love buildings devoted to reading, housing, organizing, categorizing, finding, studying and loving books. Libraries provide more than a place to read the classics and great novels or to discover adventures and amazing history. They also provide a place to learn, study and research papers. 

For preschoolers, libraries sponsor reading circles and hands-on activities that expose them to music, theatre, art and friendships. Many communities rely on libraries as meeting places for socials, fundraisers and classes. 

Today, libraries lend books, music and movies. They house art displays to give local artists exposure in their communities. Larger libraries host book signings and provide preservation services in order to safeguard our most treasured books and documents for generations to come. 

Enjoy your library and consider volunteering your time. It’s never too late to get a library card and support a local library. 

Fun Fact: In 1930, the American Library Association credited GFWC with establishing 75% OF AMERICA’S PUBLIC LIBRARIES! 

Build a Heart Healthy Salad 

Start with 1-2 C Leafy Green Lettuce – romaine, spinach, kale, arugula, or mixed greens 

Add ½ – 1 C of Fruits and Vegetables – tomato, peppers, artichokes, cucumber, red onion, strawberries, blueberries, apples, carrots, beets, pineapple, mushrooms, cauliflower or broccoli 

Add ½ C of Crunch and Flavor – craisins, nuts, seeds, beans, cheese or tortilla strips 

Pick 6oz. of Protein – chicken, shrimp, salmon, steak or hard-boiled eggs 

Top with 1-2 Tablespoons – salsa, vinaigrette, ginger dressing, oil (olive, avocado, walnut) & vinegar (balsamic, red wine, apple cider) or lemon 

One meal, packed with vitamins and nutrients, can cover many colors of the rainbow! 



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