How to spend Thanksgiving in Pullman

Not going home for break? Keep yourself busy with local events

RACHEL KOCH, Evergreen reporter

Instead of going home for Thanksgiving break, it may be better to host turkey day this year on campus.

Not only will it provide a great tour guide opportunity, but there are also plenty of other ways to keep relatives entertained without having to share the same room the whole break.

For a start, it’s supposed to snow in Pullman on Monday and Tuesday, according to the AccuWeather forecast; albeit with a mix of rain. But younger relatives and those traveling from warmer climates will be excited, nonetheless.

There are several parks and walking trails in the Palouse, such as the Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, which connects Pullman and Moscow and follows along Paradise Creek.

The Community Action Center, located in Pullman, has also organized a charity Fun Run and Walk that will provide food for the community food bank and take place along the Bill Chipman Trail on Saturday.

Registration is required and can be done online on the CAC’s website. It is $10 per individual and $5 per member of a relay team to register. Check-in begins at 9 a.m., bring canned food to donate.

If no one is feeling very active but still wants some fresh air, McGee Park provides a great alternative, with some covered seating area and wooden benches. McGee is located on Stadium Way, just north of Beasley Coliseum.

For those who want a break from the cold, the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre is showing the movie “Victoria and Abdul” from Nov. 24 – 26.

According to the Kenworthy’s website, “Victoria and Abdul” tells the true tale of the friendship between Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a young clerk from India.

The film will show at 8 p.m. Nov. 24, 5 and 8 p.m. Nov. 25 and 4 and 7 p.m. Nov. 26. Tickets are sold at the door and are $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 or younger.

There is also a Holiday Gift Gala from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn in Uniontown. The gala will feature artwork for sale from local and visiting artists.

Lastly, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day, most restaurants and shops around town will be open as usual during WSU’s Thanksgiving break.

Rachel Koch is a freshman neuroscience major from Ridgefield. She can be contacted at [email protected].