United Way’s Volunteer Center will mark National Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a variety of projects that children and parents can make together, such as Soup Cans to Flower Pots, above, to be donated to residents in local nursing homes.

Live music, dancing, karaoke and bar scene happenings.

Concerts, recitals, jam sessions and more.

Theater, dance, visual art and film.

Exhibits, culture, outdoor fun and more around town.

For some families, Thanksgiving resembles a particularly brutal competitive eating contest. Families stuff themselves until they are forced to flop down on a couch, bed or floor to sleep or stare at the TV until the food coma lifts enough for them to waddle outdoors and gulp in some fresh air.

Will you be dining out this Thanksgiving, letting someone else do the cooking? If so, here’s a list of restaurants that will be open and serving a huge spread of Thanksgiving favorites that include turkey with all the trimmings you could ever desire.

Good morning readers and welcome to a meaty Exchange. Today meat is the main topic, preceded by Thanksgiving Feast questions from Faithful Reader.

  • Nov. 19th, 2014  |
  • By Jane Henegar

Rachel Reed long knew she had a touch of wanderlust and later discovered a love for history.

Dad, you have many jobs. One of them is doing well by your child.

  • Nov. 18th, 2014  |
  • By Tom Tozer and Bill Black

They are finicky and fickle, and might be updating their wish lists as often as their Instagram accounts. Do you have any idea what to buy the teenagers on your holiday shopping list this year?

We get it. The allure of canned cranberry sauce goes well beyond convenience.

Admit it, when it comes to preparing Thanksgiving dinner, the greens are an afterthought.

It's not just fancy party dresses that women are shopping for this holiday season; they're buying special outfits to wear at home on Christmas morning.

BARRY COURTER: Lisa, you're probably in training for "The Hunger Games" marathon planned for Saturday at the Northgate Public Library, but a whole week is a long time to try to hold that whole scrunched-up forehead and pouty-lip look.

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