October Awareness Month (Week 1)

October 7, 2021

Welcome to the month of October where October harvesting will take place, the leaves will begin to change their color, and we will prepare to kick off the fall cooking season! October is also the home of several awareness days such as Breast Cancer Awareness, National Domestic Violence Awareness, World Smile Day®, Energy Awareness, Boss’s Day and also Indigenous People’s Day which celebrates the history and rich cultures of Indigenous peoples native to the U.S. There are so many awareness days in October, so this month I will highlight a few.

World Smile Day
October 1, 2021

Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, MA created the smiley face in 1963. Each year since 1999 World Smile Day® has been celebrated in Worcester, MA, in a variety of ways ranging from large public events to quietly delivering Smile Certificates to people in the local area. Also, people, schools, businesses and organizations around the world have also celebrated World Smile Day® in fun and creative ways that have included attempts to break the record for largest human smiley faces, delivering meals and smiley treats to needy, smile events in hospitals, making videos, and so much more.

Celebrate World Smile Day® by telling jokes to make people laugh or highlighting local comedians or comedy clubs. Now that places are re-opening, a few local comedy clubs can help you get your smile on!

ComedySportz Milwaukee – Is Back! There are shows for adults, kids, private events, virtual events and the home of ComedySportz! A ComedySportz® Match is an awesomely exciting comedy show played as a sport! If you go to see ComedySportz®, you’ll see one referee and two teams of players, one red and one blue– competing against each other in improv games based on the suggestions of the fans watching the match. There are seven to ten games per match, with the occasional willing volunteer joining them up on the field to help the hilarity ensue. Everything is made up totally on the spot. Nothing is rehearsed. Their players are trained to be quick-witted, funny and compete as hard as they can to make sure the fans in the audience are laughing. ComedySportz® started right here in Milwaukee in 1984, and has been entertaining fans for 30+ years. ComedySportz® has grown, is played in 24 cities across the world, and enjoyed by THOUSANDS of fans every weekend. Visit their website for ticket info at: http://www.cszmke.com/.

Milwaukee Comedy – Your Source for Funny! Milwaukee’s premier live comedy production company, presenting dozens of unique and original events every year in intimate and exciting venues across Milwaukee. Milwaukee Comedy is a local, independent business. Visit their website for information regarding the late policy, bag policy, food policy and photographer, filming, videotaping or other forms of recording without consent of the club. Visit them at: https://www.milwaukeecomedy.com. Source: World Smile Day® at: https://www.worldsmileday.com/index.php/article-index/item/373-about-world-smile-day.

Next Week: Breast Cancer and National Domestic Violence Awareness

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