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November is a month brimming with warmth and good vibes. From embracing charitable causes to indulging in fall’s simple pleasures, there are countless ways to make this month memorable. Dive into these five suggestions to celebrate what the 11th month of the year has to offer.
November is synonymous with No-Shave November, a month-long initiative where participants forgo shaving and grooming to spur dialogue about cancer awareness. This year, make it extra special by participating in Denmark College’s Free-Shave November campaign, the school’s creative take on No-Shave November. For every free shave you get at Denmark College, they will donate $2 to the V Foundation for cancer research. Not only will you be supporting a noble cause, but you’ll also be helping barbering students hone their skills. This cutting-edge institution has programs in barbering, cosmetology, and medical assisting, with campuses in Chicago and Merrillville, Indiana.
As the leaves change and the air gets crisper, there’s no better time to immerse yourself in nature. Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a Japanese practice of taking in the forest atmosphere. It’s a proven way to reduce stress, improve mood, and boost overall well-being. Find a serene forest, take a leisurely walk, and let nature rejuvenate your soul.
November offers a picturesque landscape with its golden and red hues. Plan a weekend road trip to a nearby town or countryside. Explore local attractions, enjoy seasonal foods, and capture the beauty of fall with your camera.
Pumpkin isn’t just for Halloween. From pies to muffins, this versatile squash can be used in a plethora of recipes. Challenge yourself to make a new pumpkin-related recipe this November. Whether it’s a savory dish or a sweet treat, let the flavors of fall tantalize your taste buds.
Thanksgiving is all about gratitude and delicious food. This year, add a personal touch to your Thanksgiving dinner with a DIY table craft. Create personalized name cards, design a centerpiece or craft autumn-themed napkin rings. Your guests will surely appreciate the effort, making the feast even more memorable.
In short, November is a month filled with opportunities to celebrate, give back, and enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Whether you’re supporting a charitable cause like Denmark College’s campaign or simply savoring the flavors and sights of fall, make this November one to remember. If you’re interested in joining Denmark College’s dynamic and diverse community or learning more about their Free-Shave November campaign, visit www.denmarkcollege.edu or contact them at 312.386.9100 for Chicago or 219.736.9999 for Merrillville.