Most people demand tradition on Thanksgiving Day - the flag football game, cranberry sauce out of the can and grandma's pumpkin pie.

But others like to break out of the mold and come up with their own traditions - a staycation in Mendocino, a trip to Hawaii or a feast of posole and tamales.

If you've found a new and unusual way to celebrate this all-American holiday, we'd like to hear from you.

Please send an e-mail with a short description of your tradition, plus your name, address and telephone number, to

Flu clinics

Kaiser will be offering flu clinics at its medical campuses through Oct. 28 and from Oct. 31 to Dec. 9., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in:

• Santa Rosa, (401 Bicentennial Way, MOB 2 and 3925 Old Redwood Highway, MOB 4) and

• Rohnert Park (5900 State Farm Drive).

For non-Kaiser members, a community flu clinic will be held Sunday, Oct. 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Fair in the Mary Agatha Furth Center, 8400 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor. For more information: 707-849-8889.

For more general information about the flu visit