February  2017

~~Love is ALWAYS the Way~~

February hosts a series of great festivals throughout the United States.  Some of the more well known ones are listed here, so as to gain info and possibly awaken curiosity and possibly attend.

~Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour US–Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2017 | Boise, ID | Film-visit their website to find activities in your state. “Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is annual series of film screenings that traverse the world to bring revelers an action-packed lineup of amazing sports films. The festival screens films featuring extreme and adventurous athletic activities such as arctic climbing and slack-lining. During the world tour, revelers can expect stops not only in the United States and Canada, but also in countries like Austria, Lebanon, Korea, South Africa and many others.”

U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition–Feb 1-4, 2017–Lake Geneva, WI  “You could roll a ball of snow into a morbidly obese snowman, but building snowmen is becoming a dying art. That’s why you should sled on over to the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition to see what marvelous works of art can come from frozen water. With the best packing snow available, these sculptors will create any life-sized object you can think. From Greek Gods and ice dragons to army tanks and ferocious wildlife, there’s no such thing as impossible in snow sculpting. (

Grand Bohemian Gallery Heart and Soul Exhibition–Feb 1-28, 2017–Orlando, FL

Cordova Ice worm Festival –Feb 1-5, 2017 | Cordova, AK-The first full weekend of every February, Cordova rolls out the red carpet and welcomes guests from all over the world the annual Cordova Ice worm Festival. In 1961, a few Cordovans created the Ice worm Festival as a way to break up the winter blues.  Since then, the event has turned into one of the most successful festivals in Alaska.  Three days of fun-filled events showcase Cordova’s talents, hospitality and sense of humor.  The Ice worm Variety Show features local performers and is the stage for the Miss Ice worm coronation.  Groups of locals race down the docks, jump into survival gear and dive into the icy harbor waters in the annual Survival Suit Race.” (

Yuma Village Jazz Series- Feb 2, 2017 – Yuma, AZ  The free and open to the public Village Jazz Series returns to the Village Area of Yuma Palms Regional Center, 305 S Yuma Palms Pkwy, for its 11th season! Yes – great jazz under the stars is back in a big way for 2017 in its customary inviting atmosphere with palm trees, water features, handy eateries, and the fabulous Yuma, Arizona evenings.” (

Punxsutawney Groundhog Day Celebration – Feb 2, 2017- Punxsutawney, PA-We are so excited to see what Groundhog Day 2017 will bring! Make your plans soon to come and celebrate Groundhog Day with Punxsutawney Phil. The planning process will soon be underway, get ready for a great year! Phil will leave his burrow at 7:25 a.m. February 2nd at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania he will observe the weather conditions and look for his shadow he will then make his prediction for the remainder of winter. (

Ice Alaska World Ice Art Championships -Feb 27 – Mar 31, 2017 | Fairbanks, AK-Founded in April 1990, to continue the tradition of Ice Sculpting in Interior Alaska. The tradition began with the early celebrations of spring involving Ice Thrones for the Winter Carnivals of the 1930s.  The Ice Alaska organization is truly volunteer driven…. … Our annual event hosts over 100 ice artists, representing 9 countries and, many states of the United States. In past years, artists from 45 countries have competed in the BP World Ice Art Championships. The result will be over 100 competition sculptures and exhibition pieces, and the ever-expanding playful ice attractions in the Kids Park.  (

Virginia Polar Plunge Festival-Feb 3-4, 2017- Virginia Beach, VA-The 2017 Polar Plunge promises to be one of the biggest in our 25-year event history! But the plunge is so much more than just an icy dip in the water; Special Olympics Virginia provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to more than 27,000 athletes of all abilities.”(

Lowcountry Parrothead Club MardiCrawl-Feb 25, 2017-Mount Pleasant, SC-The Lowcountry Parrot Head Club (LCPHC) was formed August 19th, 1997 for all those in the Lowcountry of South Carolina who are interested in the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, along with a variety of social activities, and most importantly, the opportunity to “party with a purpose” as we volunteer for local community and environmental causes like The Alzheimer’s Association, Pet Helpers, Ronald McDonald House, Hospitality Heroes and more .  The club is designed so that you can have a lot of fun and make a difference at the same time!” (

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“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” (Martin Luther King, Jr)

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” (Mother Teresa)

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” (William Shakespeare)

“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.” (Zig Ziglar)


“The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.”(Tony Robbins)

“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.” (Peter Drucker)

“Commitment is the enemy of resistance, for it is the serious promise to press on, to get up, no matter how many times you are knocked down.” (David McNally)

“Unless a man believes in himself and makes a total commitment to his career and puts everything he has into it – his mind, his body, his heart – what’s life worth to him?” (Vince Lombardi)


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