Free Fun – November 19

Macy’s Greenwood offers Thanksgiving fun

GREENWOOD — Macy’s at Greenwood Park Mall, 1251 U.S. 31 North, will celebrate the 89th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday with some larger-than-life characters and an afternoon of Peanuts comic strip activities. Learn how to draw the Peanuts characters with a Peanuts artist, or color in your own “It’s a Charlie Brown Christmas” coloring book. Snoopy will be on hand for photos.

PBS planning to feature Thanksgiving history

YOUR LIVING ROOM — PBS’ “American Experience” will present a new documentary by Ric Burns called “The Pilgrims” on Tuesday and again on Thanksgiving Day. “The Pilgrims” tells the full story of the Pilgrims derived from multiple historic sources covering the harsh conditions they faced, the commercial nature of the settlement and the grim details of their treatment of the natives they encountered. It also describes the transformation of the facts into a story more in line with current American values, while highlighting the courage to make a life in a new land of wilderness. Check local listings for air time.

Poet, activist to speak at Indy’s central library

INDIANAPOLIS — Poet, educator, activist and children’s author Nikki Giovanni will speak at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Indianapolis Public Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. Giovanni’s appearance is part of an afternoon-long Fall Fest 2015, which includes a presentation of awards to the winners of the teen Slammin’ Rhymes Challenge X, performances by the martial arts group North Star Capoeira, and the Indy Air Bears, a competitive jump rope team. Visit the library website at for more information.