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So you’re all settled in, ready to celebrate your first Thanksgiving in your new home. Maybe you’re preparing for your 50th Turkey Day, with kids and grandchildren coming back from wherever they’ve scattered to.

No matter what you do on Thanksgiving, there’s a special feel to the holiday. It’s quintessentially American – and there’s no better place to enjoy it than New England.

Of course, there’s more to Thanksgiving than carving a turkey and stuffing yourself. It’s a day to get outside and enjoy traditional activities. Here are few ideas:

 • The Turkey Trot. Sponsored by Pequot Runners, the 39th annual event begins at 8:15 a.m. in Southport. Thousands of runners enjoy a 5-mile road race; others walk for 2.5 miles. The Gold Coast route is beautiful. And there’s no better way to eat guilt-free all afternoon! More info

 • Football. It’s a high school tradition. Fairfield rivals Ludlowe and Warde square off at Warde; Staples travels to archrival Greenwich. Both games start at 10 a.m. – leaving plenty of time to watch the NFL while you feast a few hours later.

 • If soccer is more your thing, the Staples boys program organizes a Turkey Bowl game for current players, alumni and anyone else who wants to play. It starts at the Wakeman turf field at 10 a.m., and runs until everyone is exhausted and hungry.

 • Want to put the “giving” back in Thanksgiving? The 46th annual Community Feast takes place at Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church. It’s open to anyone who wants to share a holiday meal with others. Volunteers also deliver meals to the homebound. It’s a wonderful event – but it takes dozens of folks to make it work. To help with food preparation, serving, clean-up or rides, click on

 • Everyone loves a parade. Stamford’s got a great one – and they call it among “the largest helium balloon parades in the country.” It steps off at noon, with plenty of marching bands and floats too. More info

Know of a local Thanksgiving Day event we missed? Let KMS Partners know; give us a call on 203.454.5411 or email us at

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