January is National Hobby Month – Start It Off Right!
What an appropriate time of year to designate as National Hobby Month. Jump-start the New Year off with a brand new hobby. After all the excitement of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, it’s time to prepare yourself for the New Year.
Many people choose to kick off the New Year with a resolution of exercise and good health practices. And that’s a great idea. Start off the New Year by doing what you enjoy. Hiking, biking, skating, swimming, walking, skiing, bowling – all these heart healthy activities are a great way to improve your health and put some fun in your life. And that’s the important thing about a hobby – make it enjoyable and you’ll find it easier to stick to.
If you prefer a more sedentary activity, there’s nothing more enjoyable than reading. Go to the library, join a Book Club, subscribe to your local newspaper or favorite magazine, and use the internet, it’s a priceless source of information. Read! Read! Read! You won’t regret it.
The dictionary describes a hobby as an activity or interest pursued outside one’s regular occupation, primarily for pleasure. On the following pages, we hope to bring you invaluable information to help you choose a hobby that’s just right for you. So, let’s get started!
If you’re a “Do-It-Yourself Nester” and love to do projects around the house, you’ll want to catch the annual Arizona Home & Garden Show in Phoenix at the Tucson Convention Center, January 24, 25, 26, 2014. Exhibits, seminars, visiting celebrities, and plenty of give-aways – all to enhance your outdoor and indoor living lifestyle.
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Craft & Hobby Association Winter Convention & Trade Show at the Anaheim, CA Convention Center on January 12 – 15, 2013. For more information, call 201-835-1200 (Elmwood Park, NJ).
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival takes place at the Dulles Expo Center (near the Dulles Airport) in Chantilly, VA. 250 top artisans. Pottery, sculpture, glass, jewelry, handmade fashion, home décor and much more. Gourmet foods available, interactive craft demonstrations, and live music to round out the weekend. January 24, 25, 26, 2014. For more information, call 800-210-9900. You’ll also want to make time to visit Washington DC .