Start burning calories and get moving Thanksgiving morning with a fun run/walk and pancake breakfast. Meet at Fleet Feet Springfield at 7 am for a 3 mile run run/walk! Bring your family and your pets! Free pancake breakfast will be waiting for you when you return to the store – $5.00 per person to participate! They will also be collecting canned goods to be donated. The store will be open for a warm place to eat breakfast after the race, bathrooms, ect. Please register at Register: https://www.fitvil.com/…/6262-thanksgivingfunrun…/
Some Thanksgiving dinners are casual and others formal, either way there are some faux pas that you can avoid at your gathering.
Here are some of the worst things you can do as a guest at the holidays.
Show up too early
Show up starving
Have last-minute dietary requests
Demand oven space
Critique the cooking
Overstay your welcome
. . . and drink too much.
If you plan to fly for the holidays, you may want to rethink what you eat and drink. As tempting as it is to toss a bag of chips or pretzels into your carry-on, salty foods are the worst. Dry air in the cabin makes it easy to become get dehydrated on planes, therefore a meal or snack that’s high in sodium can make it worse. Soda and other carbonated beverages may seem refreshing but can expand inside your GI tract making the feeling even more unpleasant. Another one that you might want to pass on is alcohol. It effects the body differently in the air than on the ground, you might get tipsy faster. Both coffee and alcohol have diuretic effect on the body and can lead to more trips to the bathroom. The best things for your flight are water, fruit, and lean protein.
You know when your ready for Christmas music and it might not be the same time as your friends and family. If you like to get down to some Jingle Bells while you’re serving up some pumpkin pie, then you’re playing the perfect song for the holiday. Jingle Bells was originally written as a Thanksgiving song – NOT a Christmas song.
Originally named ‘The One Horse Open Sleigh’, James Lord Pierpont composed the song in 1850 for his Thanksgiving Sunday school class.
According to History.com, the jingling bells refer to the New England sleigh races that were popular in the 1800s.
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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2021 AT 5 PM – 8 PM
WEEKEND UPDATE FOR November 19-21
Christmas Lights of Ozark begins at 5pm at Finley River Park. The light display runs thru December 31. Driving through is free, though donations are accepted at the end Lights are open from 5PM to 10PM Sun-Thursday, and 5PM-11PM Friday and Saturday.
FEZ tival of Trees is this weekend and next weekend at the Shrine Mosque. Admission is 5 bucks check the trees 3 pm to 8 pm and Saturday 9 am until 8 pm
Ozarks Craft Festival at the Ozark Community Center open 11am – 6pm and Saturday 9 am to 3 pm
The 7th annual Stomp Christmas Benefit will be at Kiss Bar and Grill at 2550 S. Campbell… 100% of all proceeds benefit Laura’s House, Rare Bread and the Darr House. Doors open at 7 pm.
Ozark Christmas Parade and family activities! Family friendly activities begin at 2 pm with Trina Wilcox and Corbin. The actual parade underway at 5:30 and runs thru the Square. FREE
Mayors Tree Lighting Holiday Show on Park Central Square 7-8 pm. Dress warm.
Train rides at Park Central Square begin at 6 pm.
FEZ-tival of Trees is this weekend and next weekend at the Shrine Mosque. Admission is 5 bucks check the trees 3 pm to 8 pm and Saturday 9 am until 8 pm
Frisco Trail Craft Show at Willard High School begins at 8:30 am
Bears women Volleyball Bears Vs Evansville at Hammons Student Center at 5pm.
Turkey Bowl at the Springfield Raceway. Pits open at 12 Grandstands at 4:45.
The Ozark Empire Fairgrounds invites you to Springfield’s only INDOOR car show, the 8th Annual Hot Rod Holiday show November 20 and 21, 2021. It’s affordable family fun featuring 75,000 square foot E-Plex buildings filled with outstanding rides from all over the Midwest. A Pin Up Contest, Model Car Contest, Automotive Artists and Vendors, the Southwest Missouri Drag Racers Hall of Fame and event Santa!