March seems to be all about St. Patrick’s Day, but did you know there are at least 8 other days of recognition in the month of March? That’s right! So, if you’re not Irish, a drinker, or simply not into the whole green theme, there are other activities for you to enjoy. And the best part is that if you are into celebrating St. Patty’s Day, these will work for you too. Check out these ideas for March non-St. Patrick’s Day activities.

With the coming of March also comes the end of winter and a variety of activities to keep anyone busy. In addition to St. Patty’s Day celebrations here are eight more to add to your calendar.

  • Music in Our Schools Month
  • National Craft Month
  • National Frozen Treat Month
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Irish American Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • Red Cross Month
  • National Social Workers Month

Although some of these may not sound as entertaining as the other, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t participate. BONUS! There’s a way you can do so while completing some of your spring cleaning chores. Here’s how.

For example, Music in our Schools Month is a great time to go through your closets and locate those old instruments that have not been used in decades or that you simply don’t want any more. Once you locate them, takes some time to give them a good cleaning and tuning if needed. Then donate them to your local school. This easy and generous activity not only provides equipment for the school to use but also provides loner instruments for students unable to purchase their own. Then, attend one of the school’s music concerts to show your support for the program as well as see your efforts at work.

National Frozen Treat Month is a no- brainer, or should I say Brain-freezer? That was bad, but I simply could not resist myself. Plan to have a different frozen treat each day in the month of March exploring new flavors, textures, and types of food to broaden your culinary horizons.

Irish American Month would be a fantastic time to do a little genealogy and learn more about your Irish or maybe not-so Irish heritage. What better way to celebrate both your American and Irish ancestors than to learn about them during this month set aside specifically to honor them?

Although the Red Cross has received some bad press due to a few unscrupulous individuals off and on over their existence, in general, it is a very good organization that does great work, worldwide with its relief efforts. Making it only fitting that they should have an entire month dedicated to them. The Red Cross is always in need of donations, both cash, and items. They are particular regarding the types of items and conditions of items donated due to the intended use of these donations. In general, donations that are acceptable include:

  • Good Condition Clothing, Jackets, etc.
  • Blankets, Towels, and Everyday Household Items
  • Kitchen Ware and Small Kitchen Appliances
  • Toys in Good Condition
  • Baby Items

This is the perfect opportunity to clean out the attic, basement or forgotten storage unit to see if you have donatable items that may be life-changing for someone else going through a tragedy, natural catastrophe, or bad time in their life. Now that’s a great way to celebrate the vibrantly green month of March.

Don’t forget to check in with Otter Creek Village Mini Storage while you’re doing your spring cleaning and see how we can help you keep your special items safe and tucked away in one of our convenient and clean mini storage units, as you create more space for living.