Here are some weekly celebrations you may not know about and how you can get involved!
Sept. 19-25: National Dog Week was created in 1928 by dog judge Captain Will Judy to remind owners of their responsibility to their dog and community. This year's theme is "Man's Best Friend," coined during closing arguments in a court case.
Sept. 22-28: Banned Book Week celebrates your freedom to read. Created in 1982 after several books were banned from libraries and schools for their graphic material. More than 11,300 books have been challenged since the week's inception.
Sept. 22-28: Sea Otter Awareness Week celebrates its 10th anniversary recognizing sea otters' role in the ecosystem. Sea otters preserve the kelp forest by eating urchins and other animals that feed on kelp. They are also a gauge of ocean health.
Sept. 23- 27: National Week of the Deaf is fighting for equal treatment of the deaf through a treaty that lost by five votes last December. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities treaty has been ratified by 134 countries.
Sept. 25- Oct. 1: National Keep Kids Creative Week was designed to get kids away from the TV, off the computer and back to creative roots. Stop by your local arts store and pick up a few supplies and ideas for your kids.
Sept. 22- 27: Tolkien Week was created along with Hobbit Day in 1978 by fans dedicated to the Lord of the Rings saga. The event encourages people to go to the library and read.