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Calendar of Events
October 2017

Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month. NIE has some great print and digital resources for your classroom. Go to our Digital Resources: Health and Physical Education page for resources.

NOPE Candlelight Vigil hosted by ASAPPasco Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention
October 26, 5:30 -8 p.m.
Verizon Event Center
8718 Trouble Creek Road, New Port Richey 34653


Domestic Violence Awareness Month


National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the second-most common kind of cancer in American women. About one in eight women born today in the United States will get breast cancer. Go to our Digital Resources: Health and Physical Education page for resources.

November 2017

Veterans Day Resources


Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading

Please join us at the free 2017 Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading on Saturday, Nov. 11! This year’s event features an amazing lineup of children’s authors, including Kate Dicamillo, Renee Garrison, Shannon Hitchcock, Fred Koehler, Greg Neri, Ridley Pearson, Sharon Robinson, Rob Sanders and Augusta Scattergood, as well as adult authors including Tim Dorsey, Michael Connelly and Janis Ian.

The winners of the 2016-2017 Tampa Bay Times Newspaper in Education Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Award, an annual writing contest for Tampa Bay area high school students, will be honored at a special presentation at the Festival of Reading. The presentation will feature a reading by the grand prize winner. Please join us to recognize Tampa Bay’s brightest up-and-coming authors!

Learn more about the Times NIE writing contest and read the winning student story by visiting the Fantastical Times Writing Contest web site.

Visit The Times Festival of Reading website for the festival schedule, map, complete list of authors and more!


National Diabetes Month

Each November communities across the country observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. NIE has print and digital resources focusing on health and nutrition. Go to our Digital Resources: Health and Physical Education page for resources.

Newspaper in Education print publications:

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Fit4AllKids


National Novel Writing Month

Valuing enthusiasm, determination, and a deadline, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is for anyone who has ever thought about writing a novel.


America Recycles Day – Nov. 15

America Recycles Day is November 15. Learn about the many recycling facilities, programs and events available to Tampa Bay residents with these NIE publications.

December 2017

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day takes place on December 1 each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.