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November 2013

Mt. Harmony Thanksgiving Feast • free

All are invited to share thanks and a traditional dinner at the Mt. Harmony-Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church’s Thanksgiving Feast. Carry out offered. 1-3pm at the church Fellowship Hall, Mt. Harmony Rd. and Mt. Harmony Ln., Owings. Donations welcome for church Neighbor Project; rsvp: 410-257-2761;

Camp Letts’ Turkey Chase

Work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving feast at Camp Letts’ 14th annual Turkey Chase that helps send deserving kids to camp for a lifetime of memories. Rise early for a 10K race or a 5K run/walk on scenic wooded trails. With door prizes, giveaways, balloon animals, pony rides and a mascot race, Turkey Chase is fun for all ages. rsvp online before Nov. 27 or in person on race day, beginning at 7:30am. 10K race 9am; 5K walk 10:15am at 4003 Camp Letts Rd., Edgewater. $40 for 10K; $35 for 5K; rsvp: 410-919-1410;

Strut Your Stuff Turkey Trot

Give thanks, give back, work out and start your Thanksgiving Day by joining Project Echo’s 2nd annual 5K Run/Walk. Dress as your favorite bird, pilgrim or Native American to support the 24/7 transitional and emergency shelter in Prince Frederick. Categories from age 12 and under to 65+, with medals awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Registration 6-6:45am; Trot begins at 7am at Community Resource Center, Prince Frederick. $25 in advance; $30 day of: 410-535-0044;

One Louder Plays at Vera’s

Hear One Louder play. 9:30pm at Vera’s White Sands, Lusby: 410-586-1182;

Thanksgiving Gratitude Circle

Spiritual leader Mahala Connally speaks on the spirit of the holiday at an interfaith service with communion offered. Free-will offering. 7:30pm at Unity by the Bay, Severna Park: 410-544-7990;

Community Worship Service

Join area congregations in an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Eve service. Bring non-perishable food for the Winter Relief Program for the homeless or financial donations to benefit Arundel House of Hope. 6:30pm pre-service music; 7pm at John Wesley United Methodist Church, Annapolis: 410-263-4125.

Cedar Grove Thanksgiving Dinner • free

Dine communally on a home-cooked family-style dinner Thanksgiving feast. South County guests who can’t attend take turkey to go or have dinner delivered. 5-7pm at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, Deale. rsvp: 410-867-7417;

Menorah Lighting

Join a Menorah to begin Hanukkah’s eight-day festival of lights. 5pm outside H & M, Westfield Annapolis Mall: 420-266-5432;

Annapolis Grand Illumination • free

Annapolis transforms into a winter wonderland. Join in a pre-lighting street fair of caroling and dancing and stay as Santa and outgoing Mayor Josh Cohen light the downtown Christmas tree. 4-6pm at Annapolis City Dock: 410-206-0954;

25th Annual Turkey Trot

Jog or walk a rolling expanse of the AACC campus in a 5K race or a one-mile jaunt. Prizes include turkeys, pies, gift cards and more. Benefits AACC’s fitness center. Bring canned goods for Thanksgiving food drive. Registration from 10:30am; runs at noon; prizes 1:15pm at Siegert Field, AACC, Arnold. $20/5K, $15/one mile: 410-777-2302;