Close your eyes and sniff! Those enticing aromas from oven baked turkeys, onion dressing, sweet potatoes, biscuits, sauerkraut, pumpkin pie and brewed coffee waft through local churches' dining halls on Thanksgiving Day. Feast on these traditional holiday favorites Thursday, Nov. 22, along with family and friends. And remember to issue thanks for such bounty.

• Lansdowne United Methodist Church, 114 Lavern Ave., serves family-style meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., free of charge. Walk-in guests welcome, too.

Reserve seats with Betty Cain, 410-242-9156, or through the church, 410-247-4624.

• Arbutus United Methodist Church, 1201 Maple Ave., serves heaping helpings 1-4 p.m. Reservations preferred. Love offerings accepted. Local, free delivery to shut-ins.

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Gobble up information from Kathy, 410-242-9029.

Attitude of gratitude

On Thanksgiving Eve, Nov. 21, express thanks with these members:

Halethorpe-Relay United Methodist Church, 4513 Ridge Ave. A 7:30 p.m. drama, seasonal music and a Thanks-for-giving finale.

Call 410-242-5918.

Christ United Methodist Church, 2833 Florida Ave., calls the thankful to a 7 p.m. hour of praise and prayer.

Call 410-789-8058.

"Gratitude for Giving" worship begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lansdowne United Methodist Church. Family friendly; children participate.

Call 410-247-4624.

Violetville United Methodist Church's thankful voices rise in song at 7 p.m., 3648 Coolidge Ave.

Call 410-525-3191.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, attend one of these services:

Arbutus United Methodist Church's 10 a.m. hour of praise suits every age.

Call 410-242-9029.

Ascension Catholic Church, 4600 Potomac Ave, offers Thanks-for-giving Mass at 10 a.m.

Call 410-242-2292.