Enjoy a night filled with wonderful wine and fantastic food at Aloft Mount Laurel while supporting local YMCA chapters. The 8th Annual Wine and Food Classic will feature over 600 hand-selected premium wines and food pairings to boot. Foodies will chow down on cuisine provided by Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, Seasons 52, Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza and more. With this much wine, food and an event supporting local YMCA chapters, it’s a win-win for everyone involved. 5-9:30 p.m. for VIPs, 6:30-9:30 p.m. for general admission, Aloft Mount Laurel, 558 Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, YMCA-BC.org
Stand Up for a Child Comedy Night will provide guests with a night full of food, chatter and laughter as local comedian Dena Blizzard emcees the event while comedians Mark Riccadonna and Joe DeVito take the stage. Guests will also get to take part in a silent and live auction with all proceeds from the event going to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children of Mercer and Burlington counties’ mission of providing foster children with safe, permanent homes.6:30-10 p.m., Moorestown Community House, 16 E. Main St., Moorestown, CASAMB.org
Lend a Paw
Support homeless animals by taking part in a yoga class purr-fect for people of all skill levels. Powerhouse Yoga will be hosting a fundraiser for One Love Animal Rescue, an organization dedicated to saving homeless animals and finding them new homes full of love. Whether you have never tried out the downward dog pose before or consider yourself a seasoned yogi, stop by and help the animals. 10:30 a.m.-noon, Powerhouse Yoga, 417 Stokes Road, Medford, OneLoveAnimalRescue.org
The Run Your World Tour is bringing a fun-filled fitness event to Marlton. In addition to providing participants with a worthwhile workout, 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund. Attendees will take part in a fun run, a group exercise and a party after the event. As if that weren’t enough, the $10 ticket will also get you some freebies. 6-8 p.m., Fleet Feet Sports, 109 Route 73, Marlton, FleetFeetMarlton.com
Skip the Black Friday lines and knock some holiday shopping out early as Birches Elementary School’s PTO hosts the 40th Annual Birches Craft Fair. Shoppers will feast their eyes on the wares of over 100 crafters set up at Washington Township High School. Attendees are also encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Mother’s Cupboard. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Washington Township High School, 519 Hurffville Crosskeys Road, Sewell, WTPS.org
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thanksgiving is a day of tradition, and part of our local tradition is tuning into the 6ABC and Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. Instead of watching on TV, make it a memorable Thanksgiving and check out the country’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in person. The event will include all the trademarks of a classic parade including floats, marching bands and more. 8:30 a.m.-noon, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, 6abc.com
Feast at the Mansion
Tired of cooking on Thanksgiving and want to try something new? Take a trip to The Mansion on Main Street and enjoy a feast worth remembering. Forget about cooking and relax as they whip up a variety of delicious dishes for guests including classic roasted tom turkey, homemade savory stuffing, sweet mashed potatoes, traditional pumpkin pie and more. 12:30-4:30 p.m., The Mansion on Main Street, 3000 Main St., Voorhees, MansionOnMainStreet.com
A proper way to kick off the holidays, the Collingswood Holiday Parade is filled to the brim with entertainment the whole family can enjoy. The parade traveling down Haddon Avenue will feature live music, giants on stilts, classic cars, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and much, much more. As if that weren’t enough, Philadelphia sports mascots like the Phillie Phanatic will take part in the festivities as well. 10 a.m., Haddon Avenue, Collingswood, Collingswood.com
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 8, Issue 8 (October, 2017).
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