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Thanksgiving celebrations around San Diego County

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Thousands of runners are ready to participate in the 14th annual Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K. Thursday, November 26, 2015. Thousands of runners are ready to participate in the 14th annual Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K. Thursday, November 26, 2015.

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diegans will be thankful Thursday for plenty of opportunities to exercise, feast, shop and enjoy music. Several runs are scheduled around the county to raise money for nonprofit organizations.

The 10th annual Oceanside Turkey Trot 5K and 10K runs will begin at 6:45 a.m. at the Oceanside Civic Center and end at the pier, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation and other groups. A similar event is scheduled in Encinitas.
   
In San Diego, the Run for the Hungry will include 5K and 10K distances, beginning at 7 a.m. on Broadway Circle in the downtown area, to benefit the San Diego Food Bank and Jewish Family Services of San Diego.
   
At 7:30 a.m., around 10,000 people are expected to participate in the 14th annual Father Joe's Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk. The course begins in front of the Museum of Man and goes throughout Balboa Park.
   
The Salvation Army's 32nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner is expected to serve 1,800 people in need of a hot holiday meal at Golden Hall, beginning at 11 a.m. About 325 volunteers are expected to help. The Salvation Army is set to serve another 300 at its community center in Oceanside.

According to the San Diego Association of Governments, county residents are estimated to have spent $15 million preparing their own Thanksgiving meals, and will cook around 428,000 turkeys.
   
San Diegans can go shopping at numerous retailers trying to get a jump on Black Friday sales both before and after dinner.
   
Kmart, CVS, Radio Shack and Rite Aid are among the stores that will be open all day.
   
Among other major chains, JCPenney is set to open at 3 p.m., Old Navy is scheduled to open at 4 p.m., Best Buy and Fry's Electronics at 5 p.m. and, at 6 p.m., Macy's, Sears, Sports Authority, Target and Walmart are set to open for business, according to HolidayShoppingHours.com.
   
For a more relaxing way to wind down from the holiday meal, the 36th annual San Diego Jazz Fest and Swing Extravaganza will continue at 7 p.m. at the Town & Country Resort. The five-day event includes numerous musical acts performing in various genres and styles like jazz, blues, ragtime, gypsy swing and Dixieland.


 

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