Holiday events: Thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR EAST AUGUSTA COMMUNITY: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St.; held by Macedonia East Baptist Church


THANKSGIVING DINNER FOR ELDERLY, HOMELESS AND/OR ANYONE OF NEED IN ALLENDALE COUNTY, S.C.: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Community Center, Flat Street, Allendale; provided by Neighborhood Associations of Allendale County; (803) 584-4556

HARVEST FESTIVAL/THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 710 E. Cedar St.; the Rev. Corey Brown, speaker

JAMES BROWN TURKEY GIVEAWAY: 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, Dyess Park, James Brown Boulevard

SIXTH ANNUAL FEED THE HUNGRY THANKSGIVING MEAL: Sponsored by Churches of Christ; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.

ITALIAN THANKSGIVING FEAST: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, The Garlic Clove, 4534 Washington Road, Evans; bread, antipasto salad, baked ziti with meat sauce, pasta with alfredo, chicken parmesan, beverage; dine in or take out; donations divided between Golden Harvest Food Bank, Columbia County Cares Food Pantry and Mosaic UMC Third Saturday Love Your Neighbor program; local celebrities, servers; no charge; donations accepted

NEW BETHLEHEM COMMUNITY CENTER COMMUNITYWIDE THANKSGIVING DINNER: Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 20, New Bethlehem Community Center, 1336 Conklin Ave.; free

THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY DINNER: Dinner and toiletry items; noon-2 p.m. Nov. 20, Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, 931 Cedar St.

THANKSGIVING SERVICE: 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 1260 Wrightsboro Road; dinner following; free; (706) 724-8052

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Church of the Holy Trinity (Anglican), 160 Merovan Drive, North Augusta; limited space, reservations required by Nov. 17, (803) 341-0075; donations of nonperishable food items for Golden Harvest Food Bank accepted; free;

ONE TABLE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Newberry Street, Aiken; community dinner; traditional Thanksgiving dinner served; gospel music; all welcome; free; to volunteer (803) 295-8585,

THANKSGIVING DAY COMMUNITY FELLOWSHIP DINNER & CLOTHES GIVEAWAY: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 2517-7 Milledgeville Road; (706) 729-9990, (706) 533-6626

BLESSING OF THE HOUNDS: 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, Hitchcock Woods Memorial Gate; Aiken Hounds’ opening meet and Blessing of the Hounds; please do not bring dogs; free; (803) 643-3724

THANKSGIVING COOKING OIL RECYCLING EVENT: For residents of Columbia and Richmond counties; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30, 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 1, James B. Messerly Waste Water Treatment Plant, 1820 Doug Barnard Parkway, and Columbia County Water Utility, 4325 Evans to Locks Road, Evans; cooking oil should be free of water, soap suds and food scraps and be transported in a clean nonbreakable, leak-proof container with a tight lid