The health and wellness of our community is a top priority, and many events in the Mahaska Community have been cancelled or postponed for the safety and well-being area residents. While an attempt is being made to keep the Everything Mahaska Community Calendar up to date, with the speed at which things have been changing, incorrect information for area events and activities may be posted. We ask for your patience and understanding during this time. Please call event organizers prior to venturing out for the status of any activity. Safety guidelines are in place for a reason and we ask you review Mahaska County Emergency Management, Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for current and updated information.
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Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year on a day in National Poetry Month. On this day, select a poem, carry it with you, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.
Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.
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