Don’t want to mess with turkey and all the trimmings today? Here’s a list of restaurants around town that are offering Thanksgiving specials, who’s serving the needy, and some fun stuff to do on Friday.• Sopris Restaurant, five miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82. Thanksgiving dinner served from 4-10 p.m. $16.99. Reservations, 945-7771.• Buffalo Valley Restaurant, one and a half miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82. Thanksgiving buffet, noon to close. $16.99 for adults, $12.99 seniors and $9.99 for children under 12. Reservations, 945-5297.• Redstone Inn will serve two Thanksgiving dinners: Traditional turkey, three-course plated dinner, noon to 2 p.m., $23, and Colorado Thanksgiving, 4-7 p.m., four-course prix fixe dinner with entree choices of fresh turkey, prime rib, grilled duck breast, rack of lamb or oven-poached halibut, $32-$37. Reservations, 963-2526.• Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs, Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adults, $18.95; seniors, $14.95; children under 12, $9.95; children under 5, free. Reservations, 945-2500.• Rendez-Vous, 81712 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Thanksgiving dinner: Breast of pheasant with cranberry sauce or baked ham with port wine shallot sauce. Reservations, 945-6644.• Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood Springs, Thanksgiving Day buffet, noon to 8 p.m. $32.95. Featuring classic guitar and cello from noon to 5. Reservations, 945-6511, ext. 117.• Free dinner. Mid-Valley Church is sponsoring its annual Thanksgiving dinner, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dairy Kreme, next to Sioux Villa Curio on 6th St., Glenwood Springs. Dine in or have it delivered. For deliver, call Vicki, 948-9985.Post-turkey Day events:• FIS Audi World Cup women’s ski races, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26, 27, 28 at Aspen Mountain. Races begin at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Stadium seating. Giant slalom and slalom. Awards ceremony Saturday at 6 p.m. with Big Head Todd and the Monsters.• For something closer to home, see the Christmas decoration lighting at the Hotel Colorado at 7 p.m. with a fireworks show, Santa Claus, hot chocolate, and over 200,000 lights inside and out.To get into the holiday spirit after the turkey is cleared away: LIFT-UP Angel Trees in the Glenwood Springs Mall and Wal-Mart. Bring a gift for a needy child. Or donate food or your time to the holiday food drive. Food pantries are in Parachute, Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs. Information, to volunteer or donate: 945-2005.Contact Donna Gray: 945-8515, ext. email@example.com
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