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Apr. 17th - 25th
During National Park Week entrance to all 392 national parks is free!
To make it easier to experience America's Great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees, so visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free April 17-25. In addition, many national park concessioners are offering special promotions that are certain to add to your fun.Come Visit!
Explore the stunning beauty and amazing stories found in your national parks and celebrate National Park Week!
With our national nonprofit partner, the National Park Foundation, we are making a special inivitation to Share a Park, and Shape a Life by helping a young person experience the parks and plant the seed of stewardship.
Also, Saturday, April 24, is National Junior Ranger Day, and children can take part in kid-friendly activities and earn their very own junior ranger patch!
So come on out! National parks across the country are hosting events and volunteer projects on Earth Day - April 22 - and throughout the week.
We hope to see you in a national park during National Park Week or sometime soon!
Who doesnt love free ice cream? Stop by a participating Walmart Saturday for a free sundae made with new, exclusive Breyers flavors: Grasshopper Pie (mint ice cream with cookie crunch) and Vanilla Caramel Brownie.
Check the link to see if your store is participating.
Jun. 6th - 12th
In honor of National Tire Safety Week, Michelin has released the following tips to keep families safe on the road this summer.
Michelin's Tire Care Tips
1. Check Tire Inflation
Proper inflation is essential for the performance and longevity of a tire. Under-inflated tires will make your tire wear unevenly and negatively impact performance. In addition, keeping your tire pressure at the recommended level can boost fuel efficiency by one mile per gallon. The Department of Transportation estimates that 5 million gallons of fuel per day are wasted due to low tire pressure.
Be sure to properly check all four tires once a month and before a long trip " you can't tell if a tire is underinflated just by looking at it. If it actually looks underinflated, it is way underinflated.
Do not inflate tires to the maximum pressure molded onto the tire's sidewall. The tire pressure level required for your car is usually on a sticker in the door jamb, on the glove compartment door or in the owner's manual.
Check the pressure when the tires are cold " first thing in the morning is best.
Just about all gas stations have free tire pressure gauges and air-filling facilities or you can purchase your own tire gauge (a digital pressure gauge is recommended)
2. Rotate Tires Regularly
Regular rotation helps extend the life of your tires, saving time and money in the long run. For rotation, each tire and wheel is removed from your vehicle and moved to a different position. Tires should be rotated every 6,000 to 8,000 miles. If you have a full-size spare, it should be included in the rotation process. Rotations can be done at your local oil lube stations or mechanic shop.
3. Keep Proper Vehicle Alignment
Alignment generally refers to the adjustment of a vehicle's front and rear suspension parts. Proper alignment helps ensure that your vehicle handles correctly and will help increase the life and performance of your tires. Alignments can be done in conjunction with a tire rotation at your local oil lube stations or mechanic shop.
4. Check Tire Tread Depth
In most states, the minimum legal tread depth is 2/32 of an inch. If you place a penny with the top of Abraham Lincolns head facing down into your tires' shallowest groove and you can see the top of Abraham Lincoln's head, it's time to replace your tires.
5. Select the Right Tire
Choosing a balanced tire is an important part to providing a pleasant and safe driving experience. Ask for a tire that offers a combination of safety, fuel-efficiency and longevity such as the new Michelin Primacy MXM4 tire, which stops up to 19 feet shorter than the competition. Some tires offer one or the other so be sure to inquire about tires offering a balance of all three.
Jul. 28th - Oct. 1st
Calling for Nominations for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus The Barnum Award:
Do you know a child or group of children age 6-14 who gives back to the community? Have they selflessly dedicated their time to a community service project? Has the initiative already begun to generate positive results? Then nominate them for The Barnum Award!
We will select three deserving children and/or groups in more than 70 cities throughout the country to receive The Barnum Award.
The Gold Award Recipient will receive $1,000 to fund future community service endeavors and a gold-finish Barnum Award.
The Silver Award Recipient will receive $750 to fund future community service endeavors and a silver-finish Barnum Award.
The Bronze Award Recipient will receive $500 to fund future community service endeavors and a bronze-finish Barnum Award.
In celebration of P.T. Barnum's bicentennial birthday, the winners will be honored at the opening night of "The Greatest Show on Earth" when the Circus arrives in their city.
Visit www.thebarnumaward.com to find out how to nominate a deserving child or group for The Barnum Award in your area.
Sep. 18th - 19th
Location: Iowa Events Center Hyvee Hall
730 Third Street Des Moines, IA 50309
Dates: Saturday, September 18, 2010 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday, September 19, 2010 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Children 5 and under are Free
Nov. 1st - 30th
CiCis Pizza Launches Campaign to Show Families that Thank Yous Count
Buffet deals encourage kids and guests to express gratitude
(COPPELL, Texas) Oct. 27, 2010 - Every visit to CiCis Pizza, home of the $4.99 endless pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet, ends with two words: Thank You. This November, CiCis will provide our communities and guests an opportunity to show appreciation this Thanksgiving with Thank Yous Count.
Starting Nov. 1 and continuing through the end of the month, each restaurant will stock Thank Yous Count trackers. The pocket-sized cards help parents note each time their child offers an unprompted thank you. Once the card is full, parents can present the card for a free buffet for kids 10 and under with the purchase of an adult buffet.
Guests can also log on to CiCis Pizza Facebook page, www.facebook.com/cicis, write a note of thanks to teachers, firefighters, Military personnel or any Facebook friend who deserves a special thank you " the possibilities for sharing are endless. And as a thanks from CiCis, during the month of November thank you recipients will receive a 2 can dine for $9.99 offer (includes two endless adult buffets and drinks).
At CiCis, we believe an environment that fosters kindness and appreciation is as essential to our success as our hot, fresh buffet, CEO Mike Shumsky said. Thats why we greet every guest with Hi, Welcome to CiCis and conclude with thank you, and its why we created the Thank Yous Count campaign.
Some locations will also have giant thank you cards, posters or banners for guests to sign. CiCis employees will then hand deliver the cards along with piping hot CiCis pizza, fresh salad and its signature ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls throughout November to community groups they would like to thank.
About CiCis Pizza
CiCis first restaurant opened in Plano, Texas in 1985. The family-oriented restaurant is known for its popular pizza, pasta, salad and dessert buffet featuring up to 20 varieties of pizza and fresh ingredients for $5 and change. Today, the expanding franchise company has more than 600 restaurants in 35 states and is actively recruiting franchisees. CiCis commitment to value was recently recognized in USA Today, Restaurants & Institutions and Nations Restaurant News, which ranked CiCis No. 1 in sales and unit growth among pizza chains for the past four years. In 2010, Parents magazine ranked CiCis to its top family-friendly list. Entrepreneur magazine ranked CiCis Pizza first in the Italian restaurant industry category in 2009 and 2007. CiCis was also named to a list of the top 25 performing brands in the Wall Street Journals guide for entrepreneurs and a top 200 franchise concepts by Franchise Today.
For more information about CiCis, visit www.cicispizza.com or www.facebook.com/cicis. For franchising information, visit www.cicispizza.com or contact Jim Sheahan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing Dave Ramseys EntreLeadership 1-Day Simulcast!
For the first time ever, Dave Ramseys EntreLeadership 1-Day will be simulcast LIVE to hundreds of locations across the country! This event will take place on November 5, 2010, live from Orlando.
This isnt your ordinary business or leadership conference. Dave will present practical, nuts and bolts ways that owners and leaders can take their business to the next level. Throughout this 1-day experience, attendees will learn directly from Dave as he teaches critical business lessons about growing a business and leading a team
Nov. 15th - Dec. 31st
Early Bird Registrations are being accepted now for all three National Teen Leadership Program events! Save $50 off all of our three-day programs when registering prior to December 31, 2010. Fully refundable up to 90 days prior to the program. Check out our website for more details!