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Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving with these family-friendly events happening in and around Boston. From DIY crafts featuring turkeys, to story times focusing on giving thanks, to full-out festivals and holiday re-enactments, there's something for everyone on this list.
"Thanksgiving Plate Workshop," Barefoot Books, 89 Thoreau St., Concord. Wed., Nov. 20, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. $20 - $42, depending on design. Ages 4+. In this workshop children will have a chance to create their own plate just in time to use it at the Thanksgiving dinner table. Project ideas include handprint turkeys, autumn leaves, and illustrations of what you're thankful for this Thanksgiving. www.barefootbooks.com
"Squawking Turkeys!," Discovery Museums, 177 Main St., Acton. Thurs., Nov. 21, 10 a.m. With museum admission, $11. All ages. Help make a whole flock of noisy turkeys to celebrate the holiday. www.discoverymuseums.org
"Thanksgiving Story Time and Activity," The Curious George Store, 1 JFK St., Cambridge. Fri., Nov. 22, 10:30 - 11 a.m. Free. All ages. Hear stories about being thankful, even for the littlest things, and stick around after story time for fun coloring and activities. www.thecuriousgeorgestore.com
"America's Hometown Thanksgiving," 170 Water St., Plymouth. Fri., Nov. 22 - Sun., Nov. 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Free. All ages. The celebration of Thanksgiving becomes history-brought-to-life as pilgrims, soldiers, patriots, and pioneers climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth. The weekend will feature a parade, concert, business pavilion, crafter's pavilion and food festival. www.usathanksgiving.com
"Thanksgiving Treats: Adult & Child Workshop," Create A Cook, 53 Winchester St., Newton Highlands. Sat., Nov. 23, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. $80 per adult/child team. Ages 5 and up (adult participants must be over 18). Cook for your family while also spending great quality time with your favorite kid. Each adult and child team will make mini apple cinnamon cheesecakes, pumpkin chocolate chip cakes, and homemade cranberry sauce. www.createacook.com
Thanksgiving Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Rd., Sturbridge. Thurs., Nov. 28 - Sun., Dec. 1, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Adults, $24; 65+, $22; ages 3-17, $8; under age 3 and members, free. All ages. Visit the historic village and experience the traditions of an early 19th century New England Thanksgiving featuring food, games, activities and more. www.osv.org
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