Give thanks for good health at the annual 5K Turkey Day Run, which starts at 8:45 a.m. at the Colonial Life Arena. You can work those muscles, make room for more turkey and dressing later in the day and help a worthy cause. Proceeds support the 43 area Boys & Girls Clubs in the Midlands. Not up to running 5K? Theres a 1K walk. Information: www.strictlyrunning.com
Holiday Lights on the River, which started Nov. 21, goes into overdrive on Fridays and Saturdays with Winter Wonder Rides. Thats a 125-foot downhill tube right through a series of lighted arches. $2 per slide in addition to the $10 per car admission to the drive-through lights show. Its from 6-10 p.m. at Saluda Shoals Park, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia.
Two Rooms is a serious theater production that delves into the emotional fallout, both at home and overseas, from an American being held hostage in Beirut, Lebanon. The show begins at 8 p.m. at the center, which is in Richland Mall at 3400 Forest Drive. $15. More performances on Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2.
Christmas music tradition
The Mannheim Steamroller Christmas show comes to Koger Center for the Arts at 1051 Greene St. at 4 p.m. This is the tours 27th year, and the modern interpretations of classic Christmas songs keeps drawing in crowds. Tickets are $46, $56 and $66. Go to www.koger.sc.edu for details.