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Archive for Monday, November 23, 2009

Offices, services close for Thanksgiving

November 23, 2009

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Most government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving. Many will also be closed Friday.

All city, county and state offices will be closed both days, as will offices in most area towns and counties.

Federal offices in the General Services Administration and federal courts will be closed Thursday.

Most banks will be closed Thursday but open Friday.

Lawrence Transit System and T-Lift buses will not run on Thursday but will operate on a normal Friday schedule. The T will offer free rides on Saturday.

Parking at meters in downtown Lawrence will be free on Thursday and Friday. Meters will run regularly from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Any residential solid waste collection scheduled for Thursday will instead be on Friday. Friday and Saturday commercial waste collection will be completed as normal.

To report a water-line break on the holiday or weekend, call 843-2685.

All city recreation centers will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Thursday. The East Lawrence and Holcom Park Recreation Centers and the Community Building will open from noon to 6 p.m. Friday but offices will be closed.

The Indoor Aquatic Center, 4706 Overland Drive, will be closed Thursday and open with holiday hours Friday, including for lap swimming from 9 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. and the zero depth children’s area from 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The water slide and diving area will be open from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Carl Knox Natatorium, 1901 La., will be closed Wednesday through Sunday.

Prairie Park Nature Center, 2730 Harper St., will be closed Thursday and Friday and reopen Saturday. Eagle Bend Golf Course will be closed Thursday and open regular hours Friday.

The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Thursday.

There will be no mail delivery Thursday, and post offices will be closed. UPS and FedEx deliveries also will not be made Thursday. UPS will only deliver and pick up air and international packages on Friday.

Home delivery and Bus 62 senior service meals are canceled Thursday and Friday. All activities at the Lawrence Senior Center, including clubs, classes and the noon meal, will be canceled both days.

Meals also will not be served at Babcock Place, Edgewood Place, and the Lecompton, Eudora and Baldwin City senior centers.

Lawrence Meals on Wheels will not be delivering Thursday or Friday. The Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen’s holiday meal will be served at 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at 221 W. 10th St. Meals will also be delivered to homebound clients of many social service agencies.

The business office of the Journal-World will be open for walk-ins and phone inquiries from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday. The Journal-World will be open normal hours Friday.

USA Today will not be published Thursday.

State law mandates that liquor stores be closed Thursday.

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