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Happy Thanksgiving! Your Guide to the Holiday in Needham

Big game set for 10:00 a.m. in Wellesley, and a list of what's closed for the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving, Needham!

Throughout town today, families and friends will be sitting down to feast on traditional holiday fare, from sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie to the ever popular turkey and dressing.

Before the meal, though, many will be heading over to to see the in their 124th Thanksgiving Day football game against the Wellesley Raiders. Kick-off is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Tickets at the gate cost $10 per person. Look for the score on Needham Patch later today, and check out our photo gallery of images from the game on Friday.

Once you've counted your blessings and put away the dinner (perhaps to pull it out again a few hours later for those delicious Thanksgiving leftovers), log on to Needham Patch and tell us what you're thankful for. While you're here, take a look at our on what Needham elementary school students said they are thankful for this year or hear first graders from the tell you .

And be sure to about whether you'll be braving the Black Friday crowds tomorrow.

If you're not much into Thanksgiving or were hoping to get some errands done today, here's a look at some of the places you won't be able to get into because of the federal holiday:

BANKS

Most banks are closed today.

COUNTY OFFICES

All Norfolk County offices are closed today.

LIBRARY

The  will be closed today.

POST OFFICES

The U.S. post offices in  and  are closed today.

RECYCLING AND TRANSFER STATION

Needham's  is closed today.

RESTAURANTS

Most restaurants and shops in town are closed today. One spot that will be open, however, is , which will be open its regular hours.

SCHOOLS

All  are closed today and Friday, Nov. 25. They will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28.

SENIOR CENTER

Both the  office and the senior center are closed. Activities will resume on Friday (including a free 1:00 p.m. showing of the 1971 film "Colombo: Murder By the Book").

STATE OFFICES

All state offices are closed today.

TOWN OFFICES

Need to drop off a bill, register to vote or apply for a building permit? Not today. All Needham  are closed.

As always, Patch encourages readers to submit photos, news and events. Plan to snap that big family picture at today's feast? Send it to Becca.Manning@patch.com and share it with the community via. Needham Patch.

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