April (at the moment) sees two international gaming events being held. Or opportunities for fans of board games to get together and play games. Well it's not as if gamers need an excuse. But these global events kind of have the feel of taking part in something bigger, being part of a larger community.
I'm hoping that The Rift or The Entertainment Centre will be doing something on these days (nothing announced yet). If I haven't heard anything by the end of February I'm going to organise something for my friends and me. If I end up organising my own thing I know it's a long shot, as you normally have to be a store, but I'd love to get my hands on some of the promos they usually do for these days to give out to those that attend.
11th April sees the Third International Table Top Day. This is a general gaming day, with the intention to just play games, maybe try something new, meet new gamers, possibly introduce new people to gaming. Wil Wheaton is one of the brains behind this day, and his excellent web series Table Top.
25th April sees the first International Catan Day. A day celebrating the game Catan (that's the new official name for Settlers of Catan). So an excuse to play this modern classic.
So I hope this has given you a heads up to maybe organise something for these days yourself, or to ask your FLGS if they have plans for these days.