Tomorrow, the fourth Thursday of November, is Thanksgiving -- a day virtually everything is shut down while we give thanks with our family.
What are you doing for the holiday? Staying close to home or headed far, far away?
Use our to keep up with what is supposed to be higher holiday traffic this year.
And, check out . It's too late to order catering, but that doesn't mean you can't still go out for a holiday meal. (Especially, if the holiday meal is the annual free Thanksgiving hosted by in Fairfax tonight.)
Need some cooking advice? Here are some . Confused? Call the Butterball Turkey Hotline, open through November and December, for any especially tricky turkey problems: 1-800-BUTTERBALL (1-800-288-8372) or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
All government offices, libraries, post offices, schools, and most banks will be closed Thursday and Friday. Many small businesses in town will be closed both Thursday and Friday as well -- in fact, closed up Monday for the week!
But, forget about Black Friday. Head to those local businesses for Small Business Saturday. Sponsored by American Express, and well in line with both San Anselmo and Fairfax's Shop Local campaigns, Small Business Saturday is an effort to eschew big retailers in favor of stocking up on holiday gifts and other items with local merchants.
Want to find out more? Check out their facebook page. There you can enter a contest to win $100 worth of free facebook ads and find ways to promote your business online.
Need some tips on where to head? Check out for some great local shops and the for all the local business news. Or, turn to your fellow Patch readers. Share your favorite local businesses in the comments to encourage others to shop there this Saturday!
Most importantly, don't forget to be thankful for our community, our family, our good fortune. What are you thankful for?