As we plunge into a cozy season of gathering and giving thanks, we’re finding plenty of ways to enjoy life while feeling good about our choices, too. We pooled info on some upcoming events that support meaningful causes, and also learned not-to-be-missed tips from local medical experts related to Breast Cancer Awareness Month (toward the end of the article). 

This week, twelve inspiring female National Geographic Explorers are returning to their hometowns to gear up for “Recruitment Day,” a first-of-its-kind initiative that celebrates the latest title within National Geographic’s trailblazing kids’ fiction series, Explorer Academy: The Double Helix