I am doing all I can do to help myself as a writer. I get up early to write, go to critique groups and conferences, judge local writers contests, make notes constantly, and try to stay motivated. Literacy Week allows me to get some experience with a class of kids (even though the book I read wasn't mine!) and to watch another author's presentation so I can do them myself someday.
And the book sale at the school is always welcome. They're for the parents, right? :-)