We’re so close to Thanksgiving that I can almost taste the turkey.

Knowing that the holidays will be in full swing next week, I have made a point to include two non-holiday events in this week’s roundup.

The one that I think should be noted the most is A Little Song, A Little Dance for AIDS benefit. With a string of female impersonators, this event shines a light on the continual need to support World AIDS Day, which is Dec. 1.

We often forget that there are people who live here in Frederick County with HIV. This program works with the Frederick HIV Coalition, a program of The Frederick Center, to supply free HIV testing and education.

As always, have fun. For more listings, go to https://www.fredericknewspost.com/calendar/.

Westview Promenade’s annual Tree Lighting

When: 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23

Where: Westview Promenade, 5243 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick

Cost: Free

Why you should go: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. There will be live Christmas music, costumed characters and dance performances.

Don’t leave without: Lacing up your skates to slide on one of the two ice skating rinks.

Mansion Mystery: Games and Gangsters

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22

Where: Ceresville Mansion, 8529 Liberty Road, Frederick

Cost: Tickets are $100 per person plus tax and include a three-hour open bar of beer and wine, hors d’oeuvres, a full buffet dinner, and the exclusive escape rooms. This event is 21 and older only.

Contact: Find tickets and book your show at www.surelockedin.com/book-a-room.html

Why you should go: Hosted by Surelocked in Escape Games in partnerships with Ceresville Mansion, the event takes place during the height of Prohibition and the mobsters are using Ceresville Mansion as a bootlegging base. Guests are asked to solve the mystery of the mansion.

Don’t leave without: Escaping one of the mobile escape rooms that were designed just for this event.

A Little Song, A Little Dance for AIDS benefit

When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23

Where: Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, 15 W. Church St., Frederick

Cost: $15 students, $35 adults

Contact: Tickets available at Eventbrite.com

Why you should go: Female impersonators? A cash bar? Raises money for World AIDS Day? Shall we say more?

Don’t leave without: Remembering that it is the season of giving. This event is about fighting the stigma of HIV and providing services for those living with the disease. So be sure to dig a little deeper into your pockets.

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