Most government offices and public services in Lawrence and Douglas County will observe Christmas and New Year’s with three-day weekends.
All city and state offices will be closed this Friday and next Friday, as will offices in area towns. And Douglas County and District Court offices will also be closed.
Federal offices in the General Services Administration and federal courts will be closed.
Residential solid waste collection will not be affected by holiday closings. There will be no commercial solid waste collection on Christmas Day. All other commercial solid waste collection routes will not be affected by the holiday closures.
Post offices will be open from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, but closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. There will be no special deliveries on those days.
UPS will have normal delivery and FedEx will be open for most deliveries on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, but no ground pickup. There will be no UPS pickup or delivery, and FedEx is closed, on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The Journal-World business office will be open for phone inquiries from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday both weekends. All newspapers will be delivered as usual.
Most banks will be open Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 but will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Douglas County Senior Services and Meals on Wheels will not be open for Christmas or New Year’s Day. LINK will be closed this Saturday. But First United Methodist Church, 10th and Vermont streets, will serve a holiday meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Day.
Parking meters in downtown Lawrence will be free on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
To report a waterline break on a holiday or weekend, call (785) 832-7800.
The Lawrence Transit System T and T Lift buses will not run on Christmas or New Year’s Day.
The Lawrence Public Library will be closed Friday through Sunday this week and next. For information about hours at Lawrence recreation centers, as well as the aquatic centers, visit: http://lawrenceks.org/lprd
Eagle Bend Golf Course will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday for an 18-hole public shotgun. The course will be closed Christmas Day. It will be open for normal winter hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Winter hours depend on weather conditions.