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Welcome to the November issue of the IN Newsletter!

Updated: Nov 4, 2023

Welcome to the November issue of the IN Newsletter!

It always seems to me that the period between Halloween and the New Year goes much faster than, let’s say, the two first months of the year. In the blink of an eye, all the holidays come bearing down on me and before I know what is happening the frigid temperatures of January and February are knocking on my door.

To deal with the holiday season and the beginning of winter requires a little preparation and that is why this month we offer you some articles to help you get ready for what is coming.

What is coming this month is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is really a family and friends holiday. It is essentially a meal which is more meaningful when guests contribute to it so that there is a sense of community and connectedness, but just having a full house of happy people is always a good thing. Being grateful for the meal, for the friendship and the knowledge you are not alone, makes this day one of the most profound American holidays. This is why our November meeting is so important. We invite you to come to the November IN Day - Fall Harvest Potluck on November 16th, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. to do just that: share in the welcome and friendship spirit of the occasion.

We also want you to know what to do when celebrating Thanksgiving at home. To start, if you are new to the USA and want to know what Thanksgiving is all about, read “Thanksgiving 101”, how it started and how it is celebrated.

If you want to have Thanksgiving at home in style and are ready to roast your own turkey, Phyllis’ article “How to Roast a Turkey” tells all you need to know about how to choose a bird, how big, how to prepare it and what to serve it with. I wish I had Phyllis' article the first time I decided to prepare a Thanksgiving meal at home. So much easier when you know what to do instead of googling every detail. She has recipes for turkey, stuffing and apple and cranberry glaze! Yum!

Even though the temperature has fallen, don’t think for a second that you should just stay at home. The town offers a wide range of fun and interesting events for every taste. We list some of them in “What to Do in Town This Month”.

Throughout this month, especially if you are new to the area, you should get ready for winter. We have some articles from our “Living in Ann Arbor” series that will be sure to be helpful: “Preparing for Winter”, “Driving in the Winter in Ann Arbor” and “Dressing for Cold Weather” among them.

Lastly, if you were not able to participate in the October IN Day, find out what you missed at the Halloween Fun and Games Party.

Don’t miss our November IN Day Fall Harvest Potluck, Thursday, November 16th!

See you there!

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