The Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot is the biggest event of its kind, with more than 36,000 runners. The 5-k and 8-mile races start Thursday at 9 a.m. If you missed it, Advocate ran a cool story about a long-running Trot tradition in a neighborhood family.

Detox 11.28 with special post-Thanksgiving deals at Exhale Spa. From 12:30-2:30 p.m., join in yoga or core classes for $22-$24. 214.370.5800. 5670 North Central.

The Dallas Children’s Theater opens “The Snow Queen”, a puppetry adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story, on Friday. The show runs through Dec. 23, and performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sundays, and 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Tickets are $14-$25.

11.27 at 9 a.m. the LH Military Moms host a care-package-boxing party at Knights of Columbus. Join volunteers in preparing package for our troops, and if you’re feelin’ it, bring donations — the above link leads to a list of needed items. The whole community is invited to attend.