• South Davis RecreationThanksgiving Day Races. Get $1 off for every can of food you bring to donate to the Bountiful Food Pantry (maximum $3 off, in-person registration only). For more information and to register visit http://www.turkey10k.com.
• Fifth Annual Turkey Leg 5K and Kids 1K in Farmington on Thanksgiving morning. The race will be held at Heritage Park, 1591 N. 1075 West, just west of Highway 89. The 5K will begin at 9 a.m. and the Kids 1K will begin at 10 a.m. Come burn some calories before the big feast. Cost is $20 for the 5K and $10 for the Kids 1K before November 20. After Nov. 20, the cost will go up to $25 for the 5K and $15 for the 1K. Online registration is now open. To find out how to register for the race at packet pick-up and on race day, go to www.fatpackracing.com.
• Everyone is invited to the 11th annual Kaysville Nativity Celebration. Friday, Nov. 29, 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the historic Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center, Kaysville. This free, non-denominational community event will feature musical performances, hundreds of nativity and creche displays and a hands-on station for children.
• Kaysville holiday lighting ceremony, city block. Christmas lights on the city block will be lit as well as the star on the mountain. Electric Light Parade down Main Street begins at 6 p.m.
• Welcome in the holiday season with a puppet show sponsored by Davis County Library. South Branch, 725 S. Main, Bountiful, 801-295-8732. The show will feature “The Amazing Chimney-Squeezing Fat Man” by The Gashlers at 5:30 and 7 p.m.
“A Perry Miscuss Christmas” and “Home Is Where the Ice Is” will be presented by Kipper Brothers’ Puppet Works at 7 p.m. at the North Branch, 562 S.1000 East, Clearfield, 801-825-6662.
• Festival of Trees to benefit Primary Children’s Medical Center, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., South Towne Expo Center, 9575 S. State Street, Sandy.
• Red Butte Garden’s 13th annual holiday open house and art fair. Free garden admission thanks to Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Orangerie will be filled with local artists who have created an array of locally handmade gifts for sale. Enjoy complimentary cider and hot chocolate, and acres of winter wonderland to explore. www.redbuttegarden.org.
• Saint Olaf Catholic Community will be celebrating the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The entire community is invited to join us at 7 p.m. for Mass in the church. Please bring a dish to share at the pot luck reception that will be held at the McNamara Center after Mass. For more information 801-295-3621.
• Breakfast with Santa will be held at the Davis Conference Center, 1651 N. 700 West, Layton, 9 to 11 a.m. Cost is $14.99 for children, $21,99 for adults, free for children aged 3 and under. Proceeds will go to the Davis Education Foundation. There will be children’s and adult buffets and various performing groups and entertainment. For kids there will be cookie-making, letters to Santa area, face painting, games and a visit with Santa. Parents wanting photos should bring their own cameras. The Davis Clipper is a sponsor. RSVP by calling 801-416-8888.
• Community blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m. sponsored by the Bridge Community, a non-denominational church, 260 E. Pages Lane, Centerville. To schedule an appointment log on to redcrossblood.org. and enter the sponsor code: BridgeCommunityChurch or contact Hayes at 801-971-6337. Walk-ins welcome.
• Red Butte Garden Winter Solstice Celebration 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Winter Solstice has been celebrated all over the world since ancient times because it heralds the gradual return of the sunlight after the shortest and darkest days of the year. Bring your kids and celebrate the Solstice in the Children’s Garden. Create head-wreaths, winter candles, sip hot chocolate, and make a New Year wish at the Yule-log. No registration necessary. www.redbuttegarden.org.
Through Dec. 23
• Bountiful/Davis Art Center 39th Holiday Show & Sale 28 East State Street in Farmington, www.bdac.org. BDAC is on Facebook and Twitter.
• First night of Christmas lights on Temple Square.
• Davis Arts Council will present its fourth annual “DAC The Halls” holiday concert. Mindy Gledhill and Peter Breinholt are returning for a special evening of holiday family fun, Saturday November 30 at 7 p.m., Layton High School, 440 Lancer Lane, Layton. Discounted tickets for seniors (65 and older) and children (3-12 years old) are available in person or by calling the box office at 801-546-8575.
• A Christmas Celebration hosted by the Cheney family, 6:45 p.m., Bountiful 13th and 53rd Ward A-Frame Chapel, 1356 N. 650 East, Bountiful. This year’s program features nationally renowned soprano Celena Nelson Shafer singing works by Rutter and Berlioz. The two bagpipers on the program are Andrew Morrill and his nephew Alex Morrill. Award-winning music teacher Susan Cheney will be featured at the pipe organ. Prelude will be provided by a 12-piece flute choir and early seating is advised.
Nov. 30-Dec. 23
• Free Christmas performances by choirs and other musical ensembles in various locations on Temple Square. lds.org/events and click on Temple Square Performances for more complete listing.
• Bar J Wranglers concert at 7 p.m. at the Woods Cross High School Auditorium, 600 W. 2200 South, Woods Cross. For questions and ticket information, please contact Bountiful Utilities at 801-298-6100 or Richard Watson of the Bountiful Community Service Council at 801-540-3146.
• Utah Chamber Artists and artistic director Barlow Bradford announce their 2013 Christmas Concert ‘Tis The Season, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Tickets may be purchased by calling Kingtix, 801-581-7100 or by going to utahchamberartists.org.
• Davis Arts Chamber Music Series presents a “Christmas Music Sing-in” featuring the Weber State Chamber Orchestra, Kaysville Tabernacle, 198 W. Center, 7:30 p.m. davisarts.org. Free
Through Dec. 28
• Savior of the World, Conference Center Theatre. Tickets required; call 801-570-0080 or visit lds.org/events. Admission limited to those 8 and older.
Nov. 29-Dec. 23
• “White Christmas,” CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville. For tickets or more information, call 801-298-1302. centerpointtheatre.org.
• The Northfront Business Resource Center will host a free seminar called “Understanding Avenue H” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with Patricia Conner, director of the Office of Consumer Health Services. Davis Applied Technology College campus.
• Love essential oils? Holly Draper is the only registered certified medical aromatherapist in the State of Utah. Attend her free class stressing safety and the effective use of oils from a master blender! 7 p.m., Foxboro Club House, 1100 N. Amberly Drive, Woods Cross, take exit 315 in Bountiful. Turn west. Road is a ‘T’. Turn left and follow road around. It becomes 2600 South. Keep driving west until you cross Redwood Rd. You are now on 1100 North. Take your second left, which is Amberly Drive, and clubhouse is on the corner.
1st and 3rd Wednesday
• The Davis County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness family meets every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Intermountain Bountiful Clinic, 390 N. Main Street, Bountiful. Call Fran Wilby at 801-631-1275 or Jerry King at 801-451-5325.
• The Bountiful Breakfast Exchange Club meets each Thursday morning at 7:30 a.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 999 N. 500 West. Visitors are welcome.