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For those seeking good food, cheer and/or a place to share thanks over the holiday, there’s room at the table at several community Thanksgiving feasts.

On Wednesday (today), beginning at 5:30 p.m., Christian Heights Church and The Heart Rock Cafe hosts its annual free and open-to-the-public “Thanksgiving Meal With All The Trimmings,” at the cafe (1 South Washington St., Sonora). Call (209) 532-7305 for more details.

On Thursday in Tuolumne County, the 27th annual Groveland Thanksgiving Feast runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the community hall (Main Street, Groveland). It is free and open to the public, funded by donations and sponsored by Yosemite Odd Fellows Lodge. To donate and for more details, call JoAnne Bacci at (209) 962-5912.

Sonora United Methodist Church will serve its annual free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 3 p.m. at the church (90 Yaney Ave., Sonora). Donations of food and helping hands are welcome. For details, call the church office at (209) 532-4850.

Sonora Alano Club (19421 Village Drive, East Sonora) will offer up its annual free Thanksgiving dinner at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more details, (209) 532-9838.

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On Thursday, Murphys Covenant Church (34 Jones Street in Murphys) will host a free dinner from noon to 2 p.m. and also show a movie. Donations and volunteers are welcome. To enable an accurate head count, dinner sign-ups are requested in advance. For reservations and more details, call Paul Kezis at (209) 840-8168. This event is sponsored by Murphys Covenant, Faith Lutheran and First Congregational Churches in Murphys, along with Sierra Hills Foods and the Murphys Senior Center.

From 1 to 4 p.m., Ebbetts Pass men and women of the Moose and community volunteers will serve up a free dinner at Ebbetts Pass Moose Lodge (1965 Blagen Road, Arnold). To donate, volunteer, and sign up for the dinner, call Josh or Cindi Heller at (209) 795-5623.


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