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Tired of hauling leftovers to work in the same old Tupperware? Sick of the creak of Styrofoam takeout containers? Want to spread your own wealth to help the hungry? Exploris is bringing the culinary and visual arts together for a great cause with their lunchtime fundraiser Empty Bowls, on Nov. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members of the Triangle Potters Guild are donating handmade bowls, and local restaurants are providing soup and homemade bread for a benefit to support the Food Bank of North Carolina. The cost of admission is only $10, and, best of all, you get to keep your bowl. Call 834-4040 for more information.

DiamondDiamondDiamondBlindfolded, anyone would recognize a bowling alley from the familiar thuds of balls falling in the gutter, the crash of wooden pins, even the whisper of shoes crossing the polished wood. But what kind of noise does a frozen turkey make skidding down the center lane? This is not one of those philosophical if-a-tree-falls-in-the-forest questions, but a legitimate local concern, as coming up on Nov. 18, Hillsborough's Triangle SportsPlex will be hosting Turkey Bowl, an annual event that, yes indeed, uses frozen poultry in place of bowling balls. It starts at 2:30 p.m. and admission is cheaper than a movie ticket: $6 for adults, $5 for children 13 and younger. For more information, call 644-0339.

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