Today is National Anthem Day. The Star Spangled Banner was originally written by Francis Scott Key as the poem “Defence of Fort McHenry” after he witnessed British Royal Navy Ships bombard the fort at Chesapeake Bay during the War of 1812. Few readers may know that the poem was set to the tune of what was then a British drinking song, already popular in the United States, in 1814. While only the first stanza of The Star Spangled Banner is typically sung in present times, the song actually has four. The full lyrics can be read here. The song was officially made into the national anthem by a congressional resolution on March 3, 1931, and was signed by President Herbert Hoover.
We wish that we could say it’s virtually springtime, but you can enjoy other flights of virtual fancy at the today. Take the at 9 a.m., or try your arm at at 1 p.m. Or if you prefer old-school fun, is calling you, also at 1 p.m.
The meets at noon at . Kids, from birth to age 5, and their parents or caregivers are invited to bring lunch to the Family Resource Center to make a food project, play and eat with friends. Click here for more information about the playgroup.
Tonight is another at , from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Beginners can learn to knit and the more experienced can share their knowledge or simply work on projects in the company of friends.
The Department of Food Services is looking for substitute workers in Tolland school kitchens. Candidates should be energetic, caring individuals who enjoy being with children. There is the potential to move into a permanent part-time position. This is a great fit for those seeking work while their children are in school. Please contact Mary Layman at 860-870-6853, or email@example.com