It’s going to be unseasonably warm this weekend, but there are worse things than an 80 degree day in mid-November.
Celebrate your relative fortune in life by giving back at Catholic Charities “Hope for the Holidays.” The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Pettigrew Associates Design Showroom (1805 Market Center Blvd) and includes wine, scotch, and cocktail tasting as well as holiday shopping. Tickets are $35.
On Saturday, go bargain hunting at the Student Council garage sale at Dallas International School. The thrifty fun begins at 7:30 a.m. Once you’ve gotten all your holiday shopping taken care of, head to Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Park, where James V. Lee will sign Five Years at Sea at 10 a.m. For your evening activities, catch the final performance of the musical Curtains, 7 p.m. at Hillcrest High School (9924 Hillcrest Road).
Before Turkey Day takes over your waistline, get a pre-emptive calorie burn in by running in the Fired Up 5K at Town North YMCA. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. To prepare spiritually for Thanksgiving, attend the Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service 5 p.m. at Northaven United Methodist Church (11211 Preston Road). Central Congregational, Royal Lane Baptist, and St. Luke’s Episcopal will all be participating.