As Thanksgiving approaches, there are plenty of activities for Fort Bend County residents of all ages, beliefs and passions to enjoy during the vacation itself and the week leading up to it.
One of the area’s most significant events will be Fort Bend Interfaith Community 6e Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving service, which can be viewed virtually on the organization’s Facebook page starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The annual celebration will bring together representatives from 12 different religious communities in the county, such as Christ Church Sugar Land, Beth El Congregation in Missouri City, Ismaili Council of the Southwestern United States, Hindus in Greater Houston, Sikh Community of Fort Bend County and Suite.
This year’s theme will be “Together in Gratitude”.
The event will feature readings, songs, poems, dances and prayers from 12 different religious communities including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists and Hindus.
For more information on the Fort Bend interfaith community and its mission, visit the organization’s website at fbictx.org/.
Children’s Discovery Center hosting holiday activities
The Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center at 198 Kempner St. in Sugar Land is hosting the Great Gobbler WonderWeek, a full week of Thanksgiving-related activities from November 23-27, excluding Thanksgiving Day. Some of the planned activities include creating woven paper doilies that can be taken home, turkey thigh hats, fall wreaths and thermoplastic creation at the museum’s science station.
Tickets for events must be purchased online in advance at 1110.blackbaudhosting.com/1110/page.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=b6bd7692-2c69-416a-ad10-983a2f2878f0. All those present who are at least two years old should wear a mask or face covering.
Local turkey trots coming soon
For those who want to lose weight before they stuff their turkey face, or for those who just love to exercise whatever the occasion, several local Turkey Trot walking and running events are back for 2021. .
Sugar Country 36e The annual Turkey Trot in the Sugar Creek neighborhood will start at 7.15 a.m. on November 25 with the Kids’ Mile for ages 12 and under, with the five-mile timed run starting at 7.45 a.m. and the Walk / Jog for 2 , 8 miles to 8:15 am Proceeds from the event will go to 11 area nonprofits, including Fort Bend Rainbow Room, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, and more. Late registration is still available on November 23 and 24. Tickets are $ 25 for the Kids’ Mile, $ 40 for the 5 mile timed run, and $ 35 for the family walk / jog. For more information or to register, visit the race website at https://www.slfinishlinesports.com/sugar-land-surgical-turkey-trot.
The 3e Annual Pecan Grove Turkey Trot hosted by Fort Bend County nonprofit The Thankful Ones will be held on Thanksgiving morning at 2438 Windmill Dr. in Richmond, starting at 8 a.m. with the 5K trot immediately followed by a mile trot. For more information on the race and to register, interested participants can visit the event page at thethankfulones.org/events.html.