Busy holiday weekend ahead
The holiday season is fast upon us and, while some will be busy this weekend with Black Friday sales, others may seek a break from the rush of crowds and seek out activities a little more off the beaten path.
Today, there are a number of churches and one business offering free Thanksgiving Day meals. In Gloucester, Courthouse Restaurant on Main Street will hold its annual community dinner from noon to 4 p.m.
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, and Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will hold their community Thanksgiving meals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meanwhile, six Mathews churches have come together to offer a traditional turkey and ham dinner with all the trimmings from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Kingston Episcopal Parish in Mathews Court House.
Made in Mathews
The 13th annual Made in Mathews Open Studio Tour will be held from Friday through Sunday, with visitors invited to stop by artists’ studios for a chance to find that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift.
Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There are 13 stops on this year’s tour, which is open to the public and free of charge. Tour maps are available at the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center and on the tour website, www. madeinmathews.net. Visitors will see a variety of demonstrations at the studios, including rug hooking using colonial techniques, spinning, weaving and felting wool, oil and watercolor painting, and jewelry crafting.