It’s October already. Fall is definitely making an appearance around town, and turning that page over on the calendar brings reminders of what’s to come. Halloween, for instance, Yom Kippur, and Indigenous Peoples Day. Since October is LGTBQ History Month, we’ll have a chance to participate in Howard County’s Pride celebration. I learned from the Library newsletter that it’s also Global Diversity Awareness Month.
But wait, there’s more.
It’s Walktober! Did you know walking is Maryland’s state exercise? Community members are encouraged to get out and walk during the month of October. I definitely need to do more of that. If you scroll down on the Walktober page you’ll see various walking events you can join in throughout the month. (Please note: the dates listed above appear to be incorrect.)
If you’re not feeling adventurous, or if you need something else to do once you get home, never fear. It’s also:
Abiding Savior Lutheran Church is participating in Socktober by collecting new socks for men, women, and children in local county shelters. This announcement from the Hickory Ridge Community Association lets you know that you can drop off those new socks at the Hawthorn Center as well. The Socktober initiative is bigger than Columbia/HoCo. Learn how it started at the Socktober website.
Once I started in on this rhyming thing I found it all too easy to keep going. What about:
There’s almost a possibility for every day of the month. See one you like? It could be the next big thing - - run with it!
Or walk. It is Walktober, after all.