Thanksgiving weekend on the Northside


Thursday, November 24, 2011
What: Thanksgiving Dinner
Where: Light of Life
When: All day
On Thanksgiving Day, Light of Life Rescue Mission will offer its traditional holiday banquet plus a range of day-long festivities to any man, woman or child who is homeless or too poor to afford a meal andother necessities.

A strong advocate for Light of Life’s work in the community, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will kick off the event for the second year in a row by serving meals in the Mission’s main kitchen. He is expected to arrive around noon and spend up to an hour loading plates for hungry guests.

A heated tent will be set up outdoors to house a coat giveaway in addition tocomplementary hot chocolate and cookies. Volunteers will man this community outreach in shifts, helping the poor and homeless find coats and jackets to fit them.

From noon – 6 p.m., Light of Life will serve Thanksgiving meals at the Mission. The menu will includeturkey, gravy, potatoes, green beans, rolls, fruit and assorted pies. Altogether, Light of Life expects to provide over 1,000 meals with the help of approximately 100 volunteers.

Friday, November 25, 2011

What: Rocky Mountain Express opens
Where: Carnegie Science Center
When: All day
Ride the rails along deep river canyons and over high mountain passes to discover some of the most stunning, and rugged landscapes on Earth!  This magnificent steam train adventure weaves spectacular IMAX aerial cinematography of the Canadian Rockies’ with lovingly restored archival images from the historic, continent-shaping engineering of the nation’s first transcontinental railway.

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