Be thankful. For family and friends. For health. For love. For life. Each day is a precious gift. Happy Thanksgiving weekend!

Start celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra with a birthday bash at the Music Box Supper Club, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1148 Main Ave., Cleveland. $25 advance, $28 day of show. (216-242-1250, www.musicboxcle.com) Before there was The Voice, there was The Voice. Sinatra wasn’t born until Dec. 12, but Michael Sonata & the Dave Banks Big Band will be paying tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes a bit early.

Skate off that turkey at Lock 3, and more! The rink is open but this weekend is the official kickoff of Winter Fest at Lock 3. New this year is the Roo Rink designed for beginner skaters up to age 14 and an Akron Children’s Museum Pop-Up Site (akronkids.org). Watch for more on that in an upcoming edition of Enjoy! Polar Putt-Putt is returning as well as Reindeer Run, the Magical Train and vintage O’Neil’s window displays. It all kicks off with the Holiday Tree Lighting Festival at 7 p.m. Friday and the Welcome Santa Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. Visit lock3live.com for hours and costs.

Walk off that turkey, instead, on one of the trails in a county park near you. For some people, Thanksgiving means feasting and football, but if “hike” has a different connotation for you, get out and enjoy the view before all of those turkey enzymes put you to sleep. We recently did the Old Mill Trail in the Brushwood area at Furnace Run in Summit County (4955 Townsend Road, Richfield) and loved it. This trail has lots of great little bridges and cool trees with shapes that remind us of other things, like what we dubbed the Star Tree and the Venus de Milo Tree. There is also a bare white tree in the middle of the woods that is just striking when the sun hits it. We’ll be back to do the Rock Creek Trail for sure, and we have done the Daffodil Trail (3100 Brush Road, Richfield). It is just as beautiful in the fall, but without the daffodils, of course. The park is open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the year, as are the rest of the Summit Metro Parks. (330-867-5511, http://www.summitmetroparks.org)

Beech Creek Gardens becomes a sweet spot for Christmas when its Science Center is transformed into Candyland. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 27. 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance. $2. (330- 829-7050, www.beechcreekgardens.org) See the Christmas Express train as it runs on a track through a miniature landscape of live plants and learn about which ones are used to make sweets in hands-on educational exhibits, including solving the giant Peppermint Patty Puzzle, finding out what goes into a Buckeye and matching favorite fruit flavors.

Monica Thomas is a Beacon Journal copy editor and a doer of Do This! Reach her at 330-996-3182 or mthomas@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow her on Twitter @MLThomasABJ.