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Staying on campus for Thanksgiving break? Here's some fun things to do during break

For students staying on campus during Thanksgiving break, the few days away from classes might also bring boredom. 

If you’re not busy binge-watching the last season of “House of Cards” or frantically catching up on work, The Chronicle compiled a list of activities on campus and in Durham for the week.

Catch a Blue Devil team in action

The volleyball team has two matches over the break, including one Wednesday against the University of Notre Dame, and their final home match of the season on Friday against the University of Miami (FL). 

The football team will be returning home to the Wallace Wade Stadium Saturday after getting pummeled by No. 2 Clemson on the road last week. The Blue Devils are facing an unranked Wake Forest team that would clinch bowl eligibility with a win. 

Also Saturday, the No. 10 men's soccer team is set to face Maryland at Koskinen Stadium in the third round of the NCAA tournament.

Food and the farmer's market

If you want to try your hand at cooking a Thanksgiving meal, the Durham Farmer's Market is hosting an event just for you. Tuesday, from 3 to 5 p.m., there will be a pre-Thanksgiving market at the Durham Central Park. The market will have vegetables, meats and cheeses, if you're ready to test your luck with your dorm kitchen's communal appliances and make your own holiday meal. 

If cooking isn't quite for you, there are still on-campus vendors that will be available for the break. 

Most venues will be closed Wednesday through Friday, but a few eateries, including Au Bon Pain, will be open with limited hours. The Duke Dining website has the full list of vendors and their hours.

Catch a show or some art

Although tickets for "Hamilton" at the Durham Performing Arts Center are not within everyone's budget, there are still several ways to take in a show or see art during the break.

"A Motown Christmas" is being performed at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham Friday night, and the Nasher Museum of Art is open everyday except Thanksgiving Day, according to its website

Thanksgiving festivities

If you want to celebrate the holiday, there are a couple ways to do so on campus. 

The Commons, located on the third floor of the Brodhead Center, is hosting a special Thanksgiving lunch for less than $15—and students can use food points. 

Additionally, the Center for Muslim Life is hosting its annual Friendsgiving event on Friday. They ask that anyone who plans to attend RSVPs. 


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