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Give More Than Thanks

As we celebrate Thanksgiving today by overindulging in all that wonderful food and drink, take a minute to think about those who cannot do the same. Please consider making a donation to organizations like the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona or the Salvation Army to help with the hunger problem in our city.

Salvation Army donations can be dropped off at 1001 N. Richey Blvd. and the Salvation Army's Hospitality House, 1021 N. 11th Ave. Donations also can be mailed to 1001 N. Richey Blvd., Tucson, 85716.

The Community Food Bank is at 3003 S. Country Club Road. Call 622-0525 or visit communityfoodbank.com for info on making donations.

Also, Ideal Physical Therapy is conducting its third annual food drive through Dec. 20. Food donation boxes can be found at all of its Tucson clinics. To find the location nearest you, go to idealphysicaltherapy.com.

Art (And Beer) On Tap!

The Tucson Museum of Art and Craft Tucson have come together to present Art on Tap. It's the largest combined art and craft beer festival in Tucson, with more than 16 breweries and 40 local artists participating. The event also features live music and food trucks. It all takes place from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave. Tickets range from $20 to $65. For more information, visit tucsonmuseumofart.org.

Native American Cooking

The Native American Culinary Association will present an Indigenous Food Symposium on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The event will include cooking demonstrations using indigenous foods, and discussions of indigenous agricultural techniques. The symposium will be followed by the Native Foods Festival at the museum on Saturday and Sunday. Tastings of dishes prepared by some of the country's top Native chefs will be available. For more info, go to desertmuseum.org or facebook.com/events/152312198295075.

Free Beer

Ghini's French Cafe, 1803 E. Prince Road, and chef/owner Coralie Satta invite you to a complimentary beer tasting from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6. While you're there, check out the new dinner menu. Space at the tasting is limited. Call 326-9095, or go to ghiniscafe.com to reserve a spot.

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