It’s funny the answers you can find via Google. While skimming the Peppermint ICE forums–procrastinating going down to walk on the treadmill–I ran across this question:
Is there a calendar that I can use in PI that will allow me to enter information such as birthdays and important dates and then pop up a reminder on the desktop on a set date?
I have searched Synaptic but there is a bewildering amount of stuff there and I’m not sure if any will do what I want.
Source: Dave on Peppermint ICE forum
After a two second Google Search, I ran across Rainlendar Lite (also available for Windows) via this blog entry (2007) which seems to fit the bill!
Rainlendar events can be given different colors and icons, making important events easy to spot. Upcoming and long term events can be displayed differently as well. When an event is due, an alarm can be set off either prior to the event, or at the actual moment of the event. Another nice feature of Rainlendar is its ability to display multiple calendars, so you can have one for birthdays and holidays, one for homework, one for TV scheduling, etc. Source: Free Download a Day
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