No need to feel left out if you aren’t heading home for Thanksgiving. If you are looking for some way to make your break meaningful, we have suggestions for you!
-Relax! Spend some time with yourself by taking a stroll, resting, reading or catching up on your T.V. shows. Taking the time to enjoy the quiet of the dorms will help you unwind a bit from the stressful semester.
-Volunteer! A great way to spend your Thanksgiving is by giving back to the community. Here are a few places that will be needing help this season:
FULLERTON: Free easy-to-prepare meals: Distribution from noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday and 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday at Caring Hands Food Pantry, First Lutheran Church, 215 N. Lemon St. (714) 871-7820.
PLACENTIA: Free dinner: 6 p.m. Thursday, Placentia Presbyterian Church, 849 N. Bradford Ave., for the needy in north Orange County. Needed: nonperishable food items, frozen turkeys and volunteers. (714) 528-1438.
SANTA ANA: Volunteers: Deliver food baskets Wednesday. Sponsored by Olive Crest Homes and Services for Abused Children. Needed: nonperishable items. (714) 543-5437, Ext. 1144
TUSTIN: Free dinner: 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Main Place Christian Fellowship, 13841 Red Hill Ave. All welcome. Needed: volunteers. (714) 505-1734.
SAN CLEMENTE: Free dinner: 6 p.m. Wednesday at San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville. Sponsored by Family Assistance Ministries. Needed: cooked food, volunteers and money. (949) 492-8477.
LAGUNA BEACH: Potluck dinner: Noon Thursday at Bluebird Park, Cress Street and Bluebird Canyon Drive. Sponsored by the Crosscultural Council and the Resource Center. Needed: volunteers to set up at 11 a.m. (949) 497-3936.
-Get ahead! Now is as good a time as any to catch up on any homework that you are behind on or begin working on some future assignments.
-Attend activities on campus! Friday, November 29, 2013 and Saturday, November 30, 2013 the Vanguard Men’s Basketball Team will be hosting the Vanguard Thanksgiving Tournament. Cheer on our athletes as they compete against Chapman University and La Sierra University.
-Meet new people! Chances are you aren’t the only student on campus over Thanksgiving break so go out and meet some fellow Vanguardians. Go out for dinner or get creative and Pinterest it up!
Adapted from http://collegelife.about.com/od/backonthehomefront/qt/altthanksplans.htm