Four alternative activities to do in Kent for Thanksgiving

Paige Verma

Are you a student staying in Kent for Thanksgiving? Here are some alternative ideas to try out on Turkey Day.

1. Tree City Turkey Trot

Early registration for residents before Nov. 20 is $17 and $22 for non-residents, while late registration is $22 for residents and $27 for non-residents on Nov. 21.The Fun Run is $10.

The race will be at Fred Fuller Park at 9 a.m. on Nov. 26.  Registration fee includes t-shirt for the Fun Run and a long-sleeve shirt for 5K runners.

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2. Lend a helping hand at Kent Social Services

Students or residents can give back to the community and donate or volunteer to help families in need. Social Services always accepts non-perishable food items including peanut butter, canned goods and more.

Holiday toys or even Walmart gift cards are needed for kids under 18.

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3. Check out (Non)Fiction: Literary Legends Unbound.

The interactive exhibit includes how Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway and Ayn Rand have shaped culture, philosophy and lives. The exhibit is in the MuseLab on the third floor of the University Library and will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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4. Visit the School of Art’s Downtown Gallery

Pencil drawings, oil paintings and watercolors by Cleveland artist Darius Steward are on display in a solo exhibit called “BAC N 4th.” The gallery is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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