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A local gas station and coffee shop, Sherrys Caf, will open its door to those in need with a hot turkey and ham meal from 9 a.m. until noon Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22. The meal will be free, and all are welcome.Slow-roasted turkey, honey ham, traditional mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, fruit salad and Sherrys Cafs famous green chili will be on the menu. Sherrys also has computer access with Internet, so guests can write home and have a warm and delicious Thanksgiving.For more information, call owner Simon DeHerrera at 947-0113. The caf is located at 2902 S. Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Rivers Restaurant is open from 2-8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, offering the regular menu along with a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings or a traditional ham dinner with all the trimmings, with a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Reservations are highly recommended.

Hotel Colorado General Manager Larry MacDonald and his team are gearing up for the winter holidays.The highlight of the season will be the annual Pageant of Lights from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 23. More than 200,000 lights are on the building and common areas, and themed decorations honor the birth of Jesus, children, the message of The Polar Express Story, and Colorado winter. Santa will have his first public appearance of the season at the Hotel Colorado lighting ceremony. The ceremony will also feature seasonal music, with national recording artist and sax player Brian Savage; local duet Michelle and Kelli, the Gabossi Sisters; and vocalist Jon Chandler.The hotels chef has developed a fall menu taking full advantage of fall harvest produce. On Thanksgiving Day, holidaymakers can partake of a menu featuring ham, turkey, or beef with a cornucopia of accompanying appetizers and side dishes.

The Christmas In New Castle Market Place will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the New Castle Community Center. This event in downtown New Castle features handcrafted and party items and is held in association with the New Castle Chambers annual Christmas Tree lighting and the chili and chowder cook-off.For more information, please contact Mickey Tucker at 984-3530, evenings; or Julie Samuelson at 984-2646, days.

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