Things To Do in April
Because It's April
There doesn't seem to be a good picture that everyone agrees would represent April, so I am providing a beautiful picture of strawberries, which are almost always in season by the beginning of the month. In the US.
Fiscal Things to Do In April
Well, THE Fiscal Thing to Do in April
Your Taxes! Every year, the exact middle of the month is the most stressful day of the year for a large majority of the US population because that is when taxes are due. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, you might get an extra day or two, but if you haven't started your taxes before the first, get crackin! The lines at the post office are long and even if you file electronically, you might have questions that need answers so earlier is always better. Some year, I'll even take my own advice.
Also, once you've filed, you can track your tax return at www.IRS.gov/refunds.
Keep Track of Your Expenses
People underestimate the need to keep track of their money. This is especially true if you have any sort of side job (like freelance writing, Squidoo lenses, etc.) that you might make money on. The Dome ledger is really easy to use it makes it really helpful at the end of the year to figure out what you can deduct on your taxes. (See above)
One of the Religious Biggies: Pesach (aka Passover)
This is not the place you are going to learn about it, because there are many better places to do that (for example, http://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo... but I would be remiss if I didn't at least mention it. Due to the vagaries of the Jewish calendar, not all of Passover is always in April, but I cannot remember when NONE of it was in April, so I am including it here.
It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.— George Orwell, 1984
- Celebrate National Library Week
Lives change @ your library: Celebrate National Library Week 2014 (April 13-19), Judy Blume, Honorary Chair. First celebrated in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries ac
- National Poetry Month
A resource from the Academy of American Poets with thousands of poems, essays, biographies, weekly features, and poems for love and every occasion
April is the Month of...
- April is IBS Awareness Month
National IBS Awareness Month is every April. During this time, we work to focus attention on important health messages about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life issues.
- Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) highlights the glories of jazz as both a historical and a living treasure. Here is one special month to draw greater public attention to the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz and its importance.
- National Poetry Month
Schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American literature.
- National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect, and to promote the social and emotional well-being of children and families.