AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Thanksgiving is just over a week away, and here’s everything you need to know about the holiday.
Thanksgiving travel nationally is expected to be slightly below pre-pandemic levels. But AAA expects more than 1.6 million Georgians to travel 50 miles or more for Thanksgiving. Despite high gas prices, 89% of all Thanksgiving travelers will drive.
According to the Columbia County school district, all schools with me were closed from November 21st to the 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
All Columbia County offices will be closed on November 24th and 25th. Columbia County libraries will be closed November 24-27, and all book drop-offs will be locked during that time.
EVENTS FOR CHILDREN
Thanksgiving Holiday Mini-Camp – November 21-22, 10am-2pm, Wine and Design, Augusta
- During camp, we will spend days discovering and creating all things Fall. Children should bring a snack, lunch and water bottle. Turkey Giveaway- D. brown foundation inc. Thursday from 10:00 to 17:00
Give Thanks Family Paint Night- November 23, 3-5 pm, Wine $ Design, Augusta
- Is there family in town for Thanksgiving? Looking for something everyone can do? W&D Augusta got you. Get the family out of the house and come paint.
Thanksgiving Movie Night for Kids – November 23rd, 4:00-5:30pm, Nancy Carson Library
- Check out some fun holiday shorts before the festivities begin. Bring your own refreshments. Shorts to be shown: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, Garfield’s Thanksgiving, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Garfield’s Christmas.
EVENTS FOR EVERYONE
Thanksgiving Community Food Drive- November 7-19, Davis Appliance and Furniture
- 3rd annual Thanksgiving food drive, collecting food to match donated turkeys for over 70 families.
Food Collection for National Hunger – November 16 to November. 24, Aiken County School District
- The Aiken County school district is hosting a food drive this week for National Hunger and Awareness Week. This week she is collecting canned goods and dry goods that will be placed in blessing boxes throughout the county for Thanksgiving next week.
Pre-Holiday Party – November 17th, 5-8pm, Carrie Mays Community Center
- The Braswell-Manigault Foundation and Augusta Parks & Recreation invite the community to celebrate Thanksgiving with us.
Annual Thanksgiving Drive- November 17, 5:00 p.m., Burke County Sheriff’s Department
- Officials said because of the rising cost of turkeys, they won’t be providing them this year. This year you can choose ham or chicken. You must have a driving license and there will be only one meal per vehicle.
Homeless Pet Donation Event: Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Hollywood Feed Pet Store on Crane Creek Drive
- Sometimes we forget about our furry friends who don’t have a home to celebrate. You can help by donating dog or cat food, toys and treats to “paw-prints foundation” and “long dog rescue”.
Thanksgiving Blood Drives- November 19-23, Shepheard Community Blood
- This Saturday, mobile blood will be at the Aiken Fresh Market from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Sunday, from 13:00 to 17:00, you can also go to Aiken’s larger faith fellowship. After donating, you’ll receive a $15 voucher toward a turkey or ham.
Turkey in a Box- November 19, 8:30-10:00, Wagener Fire Department
- Supporting Aiken Electric Cooperative, a food distribution initiative in Wagener, SC, presented by Area Churches Together Serving.
Vacation in the Park – November 19 – January 1, Six Flags over Georgia
- This year, the park’s flagship winter events offer new experiences like the Six Flags Holiday Market, new and magical live shows, and the return of guest-favorite attractions, shows, food and more.
Thanksgiving Lunch – November 20, 5:00-6:00 PM, Augusta Dream Center
- The Augusta Dream Center will provide a free turkey and fixings to take home for your Thanksgiving dinner. While the giveaways will come first, you can also join us as we sit down as a community to share a meal after the giveaway.
Thanksgiving Weekend Buffet- November 20-26, 2195 Augusta Road.
- Help Walking Tall Ministries provide a full Thanksgiving buffet every day of the week by leaving any type of meal donated in a 9×13 pan, if possible. Sides, entrees and desserts are required, everyone is invited to come eat every day even on holidays at 9am.
Turkey Drive- Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m., 3050 Deans Bridge Road.
- The Richmond County Marshal’s Office has partnered with Golden Harvest Food Bank, Classic Collision and the Richmond County Board of Education for our Third Annual Turkey Drive. Deputies will serve Thanksgiving meals, including a turkey and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal.
Feed the Community Event- November 22, 10:00-15:00, TW Josey High School
- TW Josey High School hosts the 12th annual Feed the Community event. If you would like to donate or volunteer, please contact Shonta Bradley at (706) 513-9714.
Friendsgiving Party- November 23, 4:00-10:45 p.m., Top Dawg Tavern
Thanksgiving Dinner – November 24, 3-11pm, Atomic City Cafe, New Ellenton
- 2. Annual Thanksgiving dinner for anyone with nowhere to go, no family. Then there will be a collection of clothes for people in need. The waste is taken to the retirement homes in the area.
Celebrate Thanksgiving – November 24th, 12:00pm – 8:00pm, Crowne Plaza North Augusta
- Salt + Marrow Kitchen, located at Crowne Plaza North Augusta, is taking the stress out of the holidays this year with a Thanksgiving feast! Join us for a 3-course Family-style Prix-Fixe.
Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner – November 24, 6-9pm, Capri Lounge
- Capri Lounge is excited to be bringing back its annual Thanksgiving dinner potluck for 2022. We invite the whole community to bring a dish.
Thanksgiving Meal Competition – McNeely’s Place
- The Post and Courier North Augusta is hosting a full Thanksgiving meal, presented by Something So Right Events.
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