February 18th

National Battery Day

National Crab Flounder Day

National Wine Day

President’s Day Celebration

There should be something for everyone.

President’s Day Celebration Weekend

The Presidents Day Celebration at The National Constitution Center will take place February 18th – 20th, 2012 from 10am – 3pm. During Presidents Day weekend, visitors to the Center will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be Commander-in-Chief. At craft activity tables, children can create campaign buttons, design their own presidential seals, and more. Guests also are invited to join in a special “Presidential Tour” of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People. Presidential re-enactors will join the Center throughout the weekend to mingle with guests, pose for photos, sign autographs, and discuss their lives and presidencies.

For more information, visit: constitutioncenter.org/ncc_calen_Landing.aspx?code=4208


National Battery Day

This yearly event commemorates the birth of an Italian physicist and pioneer, Alessandro Volta, who was born on February 18th, 1745.

The History of Batteries

Folks have been getting a real “charge” out of batteries for centuries.   In fact, people have been using batteries since Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta invented them in 1800.

Now in today’s world of technology batteries have become even more a part of our daily life withe very size, shape and type. We have even moved to the rechargeable batteries to cut down on cost of replacing batteries.

Toys with batteries have entertained children for many hours.

Cars running on batteries, lights, flashlights, and other utilities.

Laptop computers, and so much more. Just think where would we be without batteries?

Because this invention has become such an important part of our life we should all take time to remember this day. For me I know what I am going to do today.

I am going replace the dying battering in my remote control and give birth to a new battery. I will check my battery operated clocks and whatever else needs to be replaced at the moment.

I will also make sure I have some spares on hand.

So today I say thanks to the invention of the battery it has made our lives easier.


National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

February 18th is National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day. It is a fun food holiday for those that enjoy crab and flounder.

Crab Stuffed Flounder Recipe

1/8 cup butter
1/8 cup celery, chopped
1/8 cup chopped green onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 lb. shrimp, boiled and chopped
1/4 lb. crabmeat, cooked and shredded
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
4 thin flounder fillets
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a baking dish.
Melt butter in a pan then add and sauté celery, green onions, and garlic.
Remove from heat and add breadcrumbs, shrimp, crab and parsley.
Season with salt and pepper; mix well.
Place one half of the flounder filets in baking dish.
Cover filets with stuffing mixture.
Place remaining filets on top.
Cover baking dish with foil and bake 35 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until fish is cooked through.


National Wine Day

February 18 is recognized by the American Food and Drink website as National Drink Wine Day.

This holiday is celebrated by sharing a bottle of wine with your friends and family.

Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. We did however find that this holiday has been celebrated for years. There is plenty of documentation to support that this holiday does indeed exist. This is referred to as a “National” day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn’t, this is still a holiday to celebrate.
So Pick a favorite bottle of wine to go with your crab flounder and enjoy!
For me I am just going to kick back and relax today. It’s been a busy week and I’ve earned some down time.
Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. Until next time 🙂

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