Where do you fall in the great Thanksgiving meal debate – Turkey or side dishes? It's the debate that keeps on giving each year!
I’m a sides girl for sure. I love cooking and baking for Thanksgiving. Just thinking about preparing (and eating) the stuffing, potatoes, veggie casseroles, and of course cranberry and pumpkin breads, has me counting down the days until Thanksgiving (6 days and counting). For me, the turkey is an afterthought – a little piece goes on whatever small empty spot is left on my plate!
This year, to settle this age-old debate, Campbell’s® unveiled their State of the Sides’ report. This food-based consumer report was created ... READ MORE
This year when Thanksgiving Day arrives and I am counting my blessings, I will be including you, Neighbor! I am so grateful to you for reading this as well as my other stories! I wish you and your families a Happy, Healthy and Sides-Filled Thanksgiving!
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Missionary Sisters of Charity - Montgomery County
630 DeKalb St.
Norristown, PA 19401
They provide packages on Thanksgiving day starting at 10 am
Operation Turkey - Philadelphia County
Go to the website to register or call 866-678-8751
City Team Ministries - Delaware County
634 Sproul St.
Chester, PA 19013
610-872-6865 - Call to register
Starting at 1 pm on 11/24/22
Covenant Church - Bucks County
4000 Rt. 202
Doylestown, PA 18902
267-880-3713 - no reservation needed
From 1-3 pm on 11/24/22
Spring-Ford Project Outreach
380 Church St.
Royersford, PA 19468
11/24/22 starting at 11:30 am
FACCI - Thanksgiving food bag giveaway
141 Garrett Rd.
Upper Darby, PA 19082
11/23/22 - 3-5 pm
HEALTHY HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS
Gratitude Practice - Yoga & Meditation
Wednesday, November 23
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Part of the Wellness Classes offered by Jenkins Arboretum, this class allows you to take time to be thankful with a rejuvenating morning practice. Discover ways to express gratitude in your life, as well as on the mat. Free. Details
Turkey Burn: Free Adult Karate Kickboxing Workout
Thursday, November 24
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Action Karate Main Line, Ardmore
FREE adults only (ages 16+) workout that will help burn off Thanksgiving dinner calories! No martial Arts experience necessary, but space is limited so register today! Details
Thursday, November 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Get your Gobble on at this beloved annual YMCA Thanksgiving Day 5k Run / 2 mi Walk! Proceeds benefit the YMCA Financial Aid program, which helps camps, programs, and memberships for our underserved communities. Details
Saturday, December 10
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Haverford High School, Havertown
A community 5k fun run/walk through the streets of Havertown, supporting and raising awareness to fight cancer. Details
Fall Concert by the Haverford-Bryn Mawr College Orchestra
Friday, November 18
Marshall Auditorium, Roberts Hall, Haverford College
Conducted by Heidi Jacob, the Fall Concert includes selections from "Romeo and Juliet Suites" by Prokofiev, "Symphony No. 103 in E Flat Major" by Franz Joseph Haydn, and "Fanfare on Amazing Grace" by Adolphus Hailstork. Details
Havertown Open Studio Tour
Saturday December 3, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, December 4, 12:00 to 5:00 PM
Various locations in Havertown
Support 16 local artists at 7 locations all showing and selling their work. A few studios are in walking distance of each other the others are a short car ride. Details
Saturday, November 26
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Grange Estate, Havertown
Mansion Tours, Cobbs Creek Model Railroad, Food Trucks, Vendors, Hot Chocolate, Santa Claus, Ruby Reindeer Story Time, Tree Lighting, Music and more. Details
Home for the Holidays
December 10, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
December 17, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
December 18, 1:00 Pm – 3:00 PM
Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, Villanova
During this exclusive holiday open house, stroll through the the spectacular Tudor Revival-style mansion decked with seasonal, nature-inspired decorations and indulge in hot cocoa, tasty treats, and enjoy musical performances from local choirs, instrumentalists, and organists. Details
Sunday, November 27
2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Grace Chapel, Havertown
A delightful concert of timeless art songs, love songs from multiple countries (and musical traditions), as well as some seasonal highlights! Details
‘TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP EARLY (AND LOCAL!)
Outdoor Craft Market
Sunday, November 20
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Main Line Art Center
Over 25 local artists and crafters present something for everyone for one fun filled day. Details
Outdoor Holiday Market
Saturday, November 19
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Greater Plymouth Community Center, Plymouth Meeting
Need a gift for someone? Looking for some cool handmade crafts? Hanukkah and Christmas are right around the corner! Check out the unique and handmade items at our Outdoor Holiday Market.
Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, December 4
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr
Support local artisans and small businesses at our annul Holiday Craft Fair! With over 20 vendors, all with handmade goods ranging from jewelry, pottery, knitted items, wood crafts, glass crafts and more. Details
Redeemer Christmas Village
Saturday November 19
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr
Curated outdoor European style Christmas Village offers a unique shopping experience, delicious food and delightful music as we raise funds for the support of community organizations addressing social needs. Details
Select Nights, November 18 – December 30
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown
Walk through brilliant displays filled with millions of shining lights. Enjoy unique animal encounters, live entertainment, food and drink specials, and DJs spinning holiday hits. Tickets required. Details
FEZtival of Trees & Lights with Trains
Thursday, November 17 - Sunday, November 20
Thursday & Friday 4:00 PM — 8:00 PM
Saturday, 10:00 AM — 8:00 PM
Sunday, 10:00 AM — 5:00 PM
LuLu Shrine Center, Plymouth Meeting
Walk through a beautiful indoor forest of uniquely decorated trees, enjoy refreshments, attend children’s activities, shop the marketplace, take a free digital photo with Santa and view the amazing model train layout. Details
Menorah Lighting at Station Plaza
Sunday, December 18
6:00PM — 6:45PM
Station Plaza, Suburban Square
The annual Menorah Lighting to celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah, will take place at the fire feature next to Shake Shack in the beautiful outdoor setting of Station Plaza. Details
Holiday Garden Railway
Friday, November 25th – Friday, December 30th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Visitors of all ages will be wowed by a quarter mile of track decorated for the holidays and nestled in the arboretum’s lovely winter garden. Plan your visit at night to experience the railway’s illuminated magic (special ticket purchase required). Details
SIP, STROLL & SWIRL
Strolling Wine Tasting
Saturday, November 19th
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ardmore Farmers Market
Sommelier Austin Drake leads a strolling wine tasting through the Ardmore Farmers Market. Guests will visit various market vendors to sample red and white wines paired with holiday bites and delicacies.
Holidays on the Hill
Saturday, November 19th – Sunday, December 25th
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Chestnut Hill! During Holidays on the Hill, visitors can immerse themselves in the spirit of the season by strolling through one of Philadelphia’s most historic villages! Take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage, enjoy live music and strolling carolers, shop late on Wednesdays and have your picture taken with Santa. Details
Operation Safe Homes
Free unwanted gun turn-in event
Saturday, November 19th
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Lower Merion Township Police Department
71 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
Upper Merion Township Police Department
175 W. Valley Forge Rd., King of Prussia
Upper Providence Township Police
1286 Black Rock Rd., Oaks
A community service for residents to get rid of unloaded, unwanted guns. Details
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