Talking Turkey

From towering leftover sandwiches to turkey trots and alternative Black Friday events, there are plenty of ways to make new traditions on Thanksgiving.

Birds of a Feather

Find heritage turkey breeds like the Narranganset and Wishard Bronze (which deliver richer flavors than your typical supermarket bird) at Leaping Waters Farm in Shawsville. What’s the best way to conserve these historic breeds? Eat them. LeapingWatersFarm.com

Pressed into Service

Leftover stuffing can enjoy new life bookending a sandwich stuffed full of your feast day favorites like cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and turkey. Mix stuffing with eggs (one for every two cups of stuffing) and enough chicken to stock to make a thick batter, then press in a hot waffle iron.

Take the Turkey and Run

Get up and running at a Thanksgiving turkey trot. Some of our favorites take place in Arlington, Harrisonburg and Irvington. ArlingtonVaTurkeyTrot.org, VaMomentum.com, TownofIrvingtonVa.com

Museum Madness

Forget the madding crowd — Black Friday is a great time to visit museums. The Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond hosts its 39th annual model railroad show, while Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum features Johannes Vermeer’s A Lady Writing. SMV.org, Chrysler.org

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