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It may be hard for some of us to believe, but the Thanksgiving holiday is already right around the corner.

If you and your loved ones still have not made plans, don’t worry, and don’t settle for just the same, typical activities. This week, the Recorder is highlighting events that will help you enjoy Thanksgiving in a variety of ways, whether you want to have fun, bring happiness to the less fortunate or simply enjoy an awesome, unforgettable meal.

Get ready to create some joy, excitement and new memories this Thanksgiving Nov. 28.

Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Dinner

Since 1972, organizers and volunteers with the annual Mozel Sanders Thanksgiving Day Dinner have made sure families in Indianapolis can enjoy the holiday without wondering where their meal will come from. The dinner has become an annual tradition, with entire families donating their time to help meet the needs of more than 40,000 people in our community.

Preparation for this year’s dinner will take place at various satellite distribution sites across the city.

For more information, call (317) 636-7985 or visit mozelsanders.org.

Bolt for the Heart

This 3.3-mile run and walk will benefit Heart Reach Carmel, which is working to place life saving Automated External Defibrillation (AED) devices in venues throughout Central Indiana. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. at The Center for Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. Cost is $25. For more information visit (317) 843-1102 or visit boltfortheheart.com.

Drumstick Dash

If you are concerned about the homeless as the weather gets colder, then the 11th Annual Drumstick Dash Charity Event at Broad Ripple Village, 1079 Broad Ripple Ave., is the activity for you. Participants can take

4.6-mile and 2.5-mile races starting at 9 a.m., plus Lil’ Gobbler’s Run at 10:15 a.m. This annual event is hosted by the BlueMile to benefit Wheeler Mission Ministries and homeless men, women, and children in the community. The $26 cost will benefit Wheeler Mission Ministries.

Latin Dance Night

After enjoying your Thanksgiving meal, one great way to burn off those calories is to enjoy the Latin Dance Night at the Jazz Kitchen, 5377 N. College Ave., which takes place every Thursday from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Ladies get in free until 10 p.m. For more information, call (317) 253-4900 or visit thejazzkitchen.com.

Eat like the celebrities

Canterbury Kitchen and Bar at the Canterbury Hotel downtown, a popular resting spot for visiting celebrities, offers a variety of Thanksgiving entrees including carved prime rib and turkey breast, chicken picatta and orange roughy, as well as vegetarian entree options. Sides include shrimp and crab salad, cranberry relish and more. For dessert, options include pecan and pumpkin pie, as well as an assortment of cakes and brownies. Cost is $35 for adults and $17 for children 12 and under. For more information, call (317) 634-3000.

Thanksgiving at the Market

Enjoy the Market Table at the CityWay

Market downtown. This year, the Market Table is offering a Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stations include a saute station with penne pasta, shrimp, pumpkin gnocchi and more, as well as a carving station with cider-brined turkey, cranberry sauce and leg of lamb. Entrees include traditional favorites such as Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes as well as rib-eye steak, striped sea bass and lasagna. Try one of the 16 flavors of locally produced gelato, as well as an assortment of pie flavors. Cost is $27 for adults, $14 for children 12 and under. For more information, visit opentable.com/market-table.

Signature at the Propylaeum

Join the Propylauem, 1410 N. Deleware St., for a Thanksgiving buffet of classics with their traditional Hoosier Thanksgiving Buffet. Entrees include herb roasted turkey, honey Hoosier ham and tilapia florentine. Choose from a variety of sides including cranberry and apple stuffing, apple pecan sweet potatoes, butternut squash mac and cheese, corn souffle, a potato bar and more. Cost is $28 for adults, $14 for children 12 and under, with seating at various times from noon to 3:30 p.m.

For reservations call (317) 638-7881.

A grilled Thanksgiving

Grilling experts at Weber Grill, 10 N. Illinois St., want to serve your Thanksgiving meal. The Fire Grilled Thanksgiving Feast, served noon to 8 p.m., includes a starter of grill-roasted butternut squash soup and multiple salads. The entree – grill-roasted smoked turkey – is served with a side of mashed or sweet potatoes and grilled asparagus or grill-roasted Brussels sprouts. Finish off with classic pumpkin pie or chocolate expresso pecan pie. Cost is $29 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Weber Grill also offers Thanksgiving party platters to go. For more information, call (317) 636-7600 or visit webergrillrestaurant.com.

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