Four Things to Look Forward to in July

 It’s a new month tomorrow, and we’ve got America’s birthday this week.  Here are a few more things to look forward to in July . . .

1.  In sports, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game goes down on July 11th.  The “ESPY Awards” are the following night on July 12th.  The Tour de France started Saturday.  And Wimbledon begins on Monday.

2.  A few big movies are on the way, including “Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One” on July 12th,“Oppenheimer” and “Barbie”, both out July 21st, and “Haunted Mansion” on July 28th.

3.  On TV this month, the new Netflix show “Quarterback” premieres on July 12th, “CMA Fest” will air on ABC and Hulu on July 19th, the revival of “Futurama” hits Hulu on July 24th, and Season 3 Part 2 of “The Witcher” hits Netflix on July 27th.

4.  And finally, the holidays:  The big one is the Fourth of July on Tuesday, but here are a few more you might want to mark on your calendar, National Bikini Day is on July 5th, National Video Game Day is July 8th, Amazon Prime Day is July 11th and 12th, National Ice Cream Day is July 16th, and National Cheesecake Day is July 30th.