Interstate Mullet Toss
You don't need to shape your hair into an '80s mullet to join the fun at the Interstate Mullet Toss. The mullet in this contest is a dead, 1-pound fish. The contest takes place in two states. Contestants start in a 10-foot-diameter circle in Alabama and toss the fish across the state line into sunny Florida. The event benefits Local Youth Charities according to Florabama. The event is part of the 28th Annual Interstate Mullet Toss And Gulf Coast's Greatest Beach Party occurring April 27-29.
National Arbor Day
Plant a tree, watch it grow. National Arbor Day takes place April 27. Some states celebrate Arbor Day on the last Friday of April or on another date. You can check for the date of your state's celebration here. On Jan. 4, 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed a tree-planting holiday to be called Arbor Day. More than 1 million trees were planted on the first Arbor Day, according to The Arbor Day Foundation.
How to celebrate Arbor Day:
* Plant a tree in your yard
* Identify the ones already there
* Volunteer with a local tree-planting organization
* Download and print a guidebook for your family or students
Prime Rib Day
A prime rib is a "bone-in rib steak, cut from ribs six through 12 that often contains a bit of gristle but is full of flavor," according to Gayot. Cook your own tender piece of prime rib, using this video from Cooking for Dads. Make sure to buy USDA Prime with at least three bones and an excess layer of fat from your local butcher. Don't forget to use a meat thermometer.
National Dream Hotline: 24th Annual
Instead of writing a dream in a journal, have a dreamologist interpret your dream for you, with a phone call or submitting your dream online. The free National Dream Hotline is open from 6 p.m. CDT April 27 through midnight April 29. Faculty and staff of the School of Metaphysics help you interpret your dreams. The phone number is (417) 345-8411.
Most common dream symbols, from the School of Metaphysics:
* Animals represent habit
* A baby is a new idea
* Clothes are about self expression
* Death symbolizes change
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- Nature & Environment