By Eugene Magazine

Waddle off the turkey and stuffing calories with two 5Ks: Springfield’s Turkey Stuffer and Eugene’s Turkey Trot. Need a break from the family, or want to take the family to something everyone will enjoy? Try a planetarium show at the Eugene Science Center. Art exhibits at Karin Clarke and White Lotus close this week, but others, like the “Magic in Medieval Europe” exhibit at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History, will be on display through next year.

November 24
Turkey Stuffer 5K
| The Turkey Stuffer 5K is a community tradition! Run, walk, roll, or waddle a 5K on Thanksgiving morning. The flat course loops through a beautiful and quiet residential neighborhood.

November 24
2022 Eugene Turkey Trot
| This Thanksgiving Day event consists of a beautiful tour around the Ruth Bascom Trail network in the greater Alton Baker Park area. Many sections of the course are situated next to the Willamette River with great views.

November 25
Black Beer Friday at Beergarden
| Make the day after Thanksgiving fun again with Black Beer Friday at Beergarden! They’ll be celebrating with the darkest, inkiest pours of barrel-aged, limited release, cellared and imperial, stouts, and porters. Come on in and treat yourself before or after your shopping.

November 25 & 26
Music at Territorial Winery
| Territorial Winery in Eugene has live music scheduled for November, including Concrete Delta Trio on the 25th and Geoffrey Mays on the 26th.

November 26 & 27
Ballet Fantastique’s “Babes in Toyland”

The holiday season launches with Ballet Fantastique’s blockbuster original spin on Babes in Toyland, glowing with retroglam choreography and bright whimsy. Ballet Fantastique’s Donna Marisa and Hannah Bontrager spin Victor Herbert’s madcap fairytale mashup with hot jazz—and bring a lost holiday classic to life in splashy dance theater, filtered through the surreal sensibility of Fleischer Studios. Hult Center,

November 25 – 27
Saturday Market’s Holiday Market
| Saturday Market’s Holiday Market is a festive take on the regular artisan market. You’ll find thousands of locally handcrafted gifts from hundreds of local vendors, an international food court and live entertainment all day long. Shop unique gifts from exquisitely designed ceramics to unique metal and leather work to functional fiber arts and keep your holiday dollars in Eugene. The Holiday Market provides a place for artisans to sell their handcrafted goods directly to their customers. Lane Events Center.

Through November 26
Karin Clarke Gallery’s “Icons of Nature”
| Enjoy new and original work by Eugene artist Olga Volchkova. “Icons of Nature” is a continued exploration of Volchkova’s love of plants, celebrating their magical, historical, and beneficial qualities. Karin Clarke Gallery,

Through November 26
Art in the Time of Enlightened Rule: Woodblock Prints From the Meiji Era (1868-1912)
| The Meiji Era (1868-1912) marked the transition of Japan from an isolated feudal society to a modern, industrialized nation and an emergent great power influenced by Western ideas. Some of the most noted artists include Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892), Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) and Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912), and White Lotus is delighted to showcase their depictions of this era of Enlightened Rule. White Lotus,

Through November 27
“Stargazing Tonight” Planetarium Show
| The Eugene Planetarium could be the perfect place to take your family to get a break and do something fun this Thanksgiving week. The “Stargazing Tonight” show helps you learn your way around the sky to know what stars, constellations and planets are visible this time of year. Other programs include “Our Violent Planet” and the “Pre-K Stories in the Stars” show designed for younger viewers. Eugene Science Center,

Through December 18
“Many Wests” — The American West with the Smithsonian American Art Museum
| This exhibition presents an opportunity to examine previous misconceptions, question racist clichés, and highlight the multiple communities and histories that continue to form this iconic region of the United States. The exhibition is organized jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and four nationally accredited art museums located in some of the fastest growing cities and states in the western region of the United States. Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art,

Through February 26
Magic in Medieval Europe Exhibit
| The Museum of Natural and Cultural History is holding an exhibit about the use of magic in Medieval Europe. Welcome to the world of medieval spirits and sorcery! Through spellbinding stories, objects, and imagery, magic will take you to the roots of everyday superstitions and conjurings, delving deep into the phenomenon of magical thinking — past and present.