It's hard to believe but Thanksgiving is next week! From great places to dine to fun events that you can enjoy with your family, the Chapel Hill area offers plenty to choose from.

Enjoy this holiday season and take time to give thanks. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Holiday Blues Jam

Friday, Nov 26 9:00p to Saturday, Nov 27 12:30a at Papa Mojo's Roadhouse, Durham, NC. After a day of shopping stop by to enjoy some popular Triangle musicians for a jammin’ good time. Lots of great food too - come join in on the fun!!

Downtown Chapel Hill Lights Up Sunday Night

Make plans to watch as Chapel Hill lights up with energy saving LED snowflake lights next Sunday night throughout downtown.

With the holiday season fast approaching, plans are now set for the Downtown Tree Lighting Ceremony and the lighting of the 22 foot tall Community Tree in the Memorial Garden of University Baptist Church at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28. The ceremony is organized by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership.

Enjoy the caroling of the church choir as Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt joins us as the guest tree lighter again this year. Don't forget your camera - children can meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus and have their pictures taken for free! The community tree will stay up through the holiday season. University Baptist Church is located at 100 S. Columbia St. at the corner of Columbia and Franklin streets.

The holiday parade, scheduled 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 11, is presented by the Chapel Hill Jaycees. The parade starts at the Morehead Planetarium and winds the entire length of Franklin Street to Carrboro Town Hall. Applications for parade participants will be accepted until Nov. 27. For more information visit

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive for NCCU Alumni Association

Saturday, Nov 20 8:00 am at Eagleland, Durham, NC
The Young Professional Experience (TYPE) will be assisting the NCCU Alumni Association this upcoming Saturday, November 20, 2010, from 8am until 11am in the Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. The food drive will benefit 10 area families in need. To volunteer or to donate please contact Carolyn Ramsey-Williams at 919 479-9613.