IF you thought January was a busy month, you’ll have to fasten your seatbelt for February! It’s a busy and emotional time in The Park and even though we can’t be together, let’s try to enjoy it virtually! To make sure you don’t miss anything, keep these dates circled on your calendar:
February 1: Get up! Get ready! It’s almost Groundhog Day! Catch up on your sleep tonight because you won’t get much until after the weekend, with all the virtual events that are planned! And try to make sure you look your best, even if it’s just for you and yours.
February 2: Groundhog Day This is it, folks! The day we’ve all been waiting for. First, we’ll hear the name of the 2022 POPS (Park Official Prognosticator of Spring) and then the POPS will tell us what the weather has in store for us. After that, we’ll hear from the Archons about what our government has in store for us! Coverage of the festivities starts at 7:00 a.m. and will go on until midnight.
And don’t forget: even though we can’t party together, Park shops will still hold their annual Groundhog Day sales!
February 2-10: Park shops to hold Groundhog Day sales Whether or not our 2021 POPS predicts an early Spring, there’ll be plenty to celebrate with lower prices at most Park shops. They’ll be open all night on February 1-5 to take orders for pickup!
February 11: Park School of Aesthetics Second Annual Open House (Virtual). The private vocational institution founded in 2014 by members of the Association of Registered Grooming Houses (ARGH) will host its second ever Open House—and its first Virtual Open House. The School’s reputation is built on its two-year curriculum, during which students become proficient in a wide range of grooming methods and styles, as well as advanced theory and techniques in trichology, aesthetics, massage, and more.
February 14: Anniversary of the birth of Jor He was our first leader and the founder of modern zoocracy. This year’s full-day holiday will be devoted to his memory and to celebrating our future as a zoocratic Park.
February 19: Official End of Hibernation Let’s celebrate survival! It’s time to welcome back our hibernating friends. As Hieronymous Hedgehog, The Park’s Official Hibernation Ambassador, would say, bring on the food! And in case you have any questions, here’s a handy guide to welcoming home those who’ve been in a state of torpor.
February 20: Return of the Nut This half-day holiday is an occasion both solemn and celebratory, as we renew our trust in each other and our faith in survival, itself. This year’s Keeper of the Nut will return the nut to The Park’s Small Animal Hibernating Community (SAHC). After, that, we’ll all be looking to Spring and its renewal!
Have a great February, everybody!