The week ahead: events to watch out for Jan. 20-26

January 20, 2014 

Monday

It's Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Holiday closings, Observances

Government: All city offices are closed. State and federal offices closed.

Courts: State district and circuit courts closed except for emergency protective orders.

U.S. Postal Service: No regular mail delivery, pickup or retail services.

Libraries: Closed.

Health department: Closed.

Lextran: Operating on regular schedule.

City garbage: Residents and businesses whose regular collection day is Monday will receive their collection service Wednesday. Residents and businesses who normally receive Monday pick-ups should place their Herbies, Rosies and Lennies out after 4 p.m. Tuesday to assure collection the next day. Lexington Recycling Center, the city's Electronic Recycling Center and the Haley Pike Waste Management facility will be closed.

Herald-Leader business offices: Closed. For delivery issues, call 1-800-999-8881.

calendar of events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. Jan. 20. Heritage Hall West, Lexington Center, W. Main St., Lexington.

■ Unity Breakfast. 6:30 a.m. $20. (859) 539-5337.

■ 10 a.m. Freedom March

■ 11 a.m. Commemorative Program with Bernice Johnson Reagon

Lee Daniels' The Butler. 2:30 p.m. Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., Lexington. Free.

Presented by the University of Kentucky and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. Uky.edu/mlk.

Explorium special programs. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 20. Explorium of Lexington, 440 W. Short St., Lexington. Learn about King and contributions from other great black Americans. Learn about the "I Have a Dream" speech and make a dream catcher, go on a scavenger hunt, put your handprint on our community art project and more. Free for children. At least one adult should accompany up to four children. Explorium.com. (859) 258-3253.

Honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 20. Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning, 251 W. Second St., Lexington. Lunch provided by Whole Foods. Series of interactive family workshops, including drumming with Marcus Wilkerson, community poetry with Jude McPherson and Leigh Anne Hornfeldt, a reading and talk by George Ella Lyon, a group service project, and a showing of Dr. King's inspirational speeches. Free.

MLK March and Celebration, Winchester. 6 p.m. Jan. 20. The march will be in front of the Clark County courthouse at 6, with the celebration at Central Baptist Church of Winchester, 101 W. Lexington Avenue, at 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday

Speeches from Gray, Beshear

■ Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will give his State of the City address at 11:30 a.m. in the Patterson Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 401 West High Street. Check Kentucky.com for updates and follow @HLcityhall on Twitter.

■ Gov. Steve Beshear will present his two-year spending proposal for the state in a joint session of the Kentucky legislature at 7 p.m. in the House chamber in the Capitol in Frankfort. His speech will be carried live on the Kentucky Educational Television network. Check Kentucky.com for updates and follow @BGpolitics on Twitter.

Revenge for UK against the Aggies?

The UK men's basketball team has won 19 games in a row at home. The Wildcats' last home defeat? Jan. 12, 2013, against Texas A&M. Well, guess who's paying Rupp a visit? The Aggies better be prepared for a rude reception. (9 p.m., ESPN)

saturday

Chinese new year: It's the horse's turn

The Kentucky Chinese American Association gets a jump on the Chinese new year — it starts Jan. 31 — with a celebration at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. At 4:30 p.m., a holiday market will feature food, crafts and family activities. At 7, performances will include festival songs, dance and a martial arts presentation. ($15-$50, Ticketmaster.com)

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