Thanksgiving speaker offers this message: Live your life more abundantly

Reesheda Graham Washington, the keynote speaker at this year’s multi-faith Thanksgiving service organized by the Community of Congregations and held Sunday night on Facebook Live, urged nearly 100 attendees to pattern their lives after Jesus. “How might we get curious about living a more abundant life?” asked the serial entrepreneur who operates Live Café in Oak Park.

Turkey giveaways Monday

Turkeys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis starting at 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at 5713 W. Chicago Ave.; and beginning at 12 p.m. at Michele Clark High School, 5101 W. Harrison St., and 5744 W. Chicago Ave. If you aren’t able to stop by one of the Austin sites during these times, turkeys are being distributed elsewhere throughout the city.

Give thanks for what you can do

State Rep. La Shawn Ford shares his thoughts on this Thanksgiving Day. “Wherever we find ourselves, we have to be thankful for the opportunity to live another day to help each other with our given talents,” he writes. AustinTalks wishes every one a happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for your support.

Annual turkey bowl held Wednesday at Leland

The fifth annual BUILD flag football tournament will be held Nov. 27 at Leland Elementary field, 512 S. Lavergne. The first game – pitting Eric Charter against Leland Elementary – starts at 10 a.m.; the second game – featuring staff from UCan and BUILD – begins at 12 p.m. Concessions will be available.