Holiday events: Thanksgiving

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. Tuesday, 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, The Alley and Newberry Street, downtown 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