Oconee Today -- June 27
Get advice from GDOL experts about how to re-enter the workforce through seasonal and temporary employment during a live chat this afternoon.
Weather: More sunshine is in the forecast with a high of around 90 degrees.
Today, June 26, is Sunglasses Day and with Oconee's forecast calling for sunny skies, they might be a much-needed accessory.
According to Sunglasses International, the first invention resembling what we know today as sunglasses appeared in 12th century China — but they weren't used to protect the eyes. The lenses were made of smoky quartz and were used in courts to shield the expressions of judges when questioning witnesses. Similar glasses were made in Italy in the 1400s and were also primarily used in court cases.
Sunglasses used as we know them today — to shield eyes from the sun's rays — came about in 1929, when American entrepreneur Sam Foster began mass producing cheap sunglasses and selling them on the beaches of Atlantic City, N.J.
Today, sunglasses not only serve as protection for our eyes, but they've become a fashion accessory under a variety of popular brands. Here are a couple local retailers where you can pick up a pair in celebration of Sunglasses Day.
Top things to know:
- The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is sponsoring the workshop "Properly Insuring Your Business" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in UGA's Chicopee Complex for $29 per person.
- Children under 5 and their caregivers are invited to the Oconee County Library for Storytime. There are two session: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Bogart Library also offers a Storytime at 10:30 a.m.
- Join a live chat with representatives of the Georgia Department of Transportation about “Seasonal and Temporary Employment” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit Oconee Patch later this morning to view or participate in the chat.