Lexington begins its long goodbye to autumn with the start of the annual residential leaf-collection program. The process is expected to take until Dec. 19. To see when collection is to start in your area, go to Lexingtonky.gov/leaves.
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More like TGIBasketball season!
Men: We finally get to see the much-hyped University of Kentucky men's team in real game action. Grand Canyon visits Rupp Arena as part of the Cawood Ledford Classic at 8 p.m. (SEC Network)
Women: The 11th-ranked Cats tune up for next week's battle with No. 8 Baylor by taking on Appalachian State at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum. (SEC Plus)
'Elf the Musical'
Buddy and his pals make a visit to the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. ($30-$120; Lexingtonoperahouse.com)
Who's in the mood for a good book?
The state's premier literary event, the Kentucky Book Fair, will feature more than 150 national, regional and local authors. It's 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center. Admission is free. (Kybookfair.blogspot.com)