Thanksgiving events

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HOLIDAY GINGERBREAD VILLAGE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Augusta Museum of History, 560 Reynolds St.; free; (706) 722-8454, www.augustamuseum.org

HOLIDAY MEALS: Noon-2 p.m. today, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 931 Cedar St., Augusta

TURKEY CALL: Smoked turkeys for Thanksgiving; fundraiser for Augusta Training Shop Inc.; $40 preorder only; pick up 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, 1704 Jenkins St.; (706) 738-1358, augtrgshop@aol.com

SEVENTH ANNUAL ONE TABLE THANKSGIVING DINNER: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, The Alley, downtown Aiken; community event where local churches, sponsors and volunteers feed an estimated 2,000 people

FORT GORDON DINING FACILITIES: Thanksgiving dinner for soldiers, family members, retirees and their families; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday; soldiers served 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; retirees and families welcome and requested to come after 12:30 p.m.

BLESSING OF THE HOUNDS: 11 a.m. Thursday, Hitchcock Woods Memorial Gate; Aiken Hounds’ opening meet and Blessing of the Hounds; please do not bring your own dogs; (803) 643-3724

JAMES BROWN TOY GIVEAWAY REGISTRATION: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Bell Auditorium and Dec. 3, 10, James Brown Arena; parents must bring valid state ID and birth certificate and Social Security number for each child ages 1-12; each child registered must be present at toy giveaway; giveaway 9 a.m. Dec. 19, James Brown Arena

COLONIAL CHRISTMAS IN THE BACK COUNTRY: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Living History Park, North Augusta; re-enactors sharing knowledge and skills, relaxing together; www.colonialtimes.us

A HOLIDAY EVENING AT RED­CLIFFE: 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site, 181 Redcliffe Road, Beech Island; holiday open house; Jazz musician Bill Karp, refreshments, informal tours; (803) 827-1473


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