Fayette County

The week ahead: events to watch out for Nov. 23-29

Santa Claus says goodbye to the crowd after the city tree lighting at Triangle Park in Lexington last year.
Santa Claus says goodbye to the crowd after the city tree lighting at Triangle Park in Lexington last year. Herald-Leader

Wednesday

Makeup day for waste collection

Lexington residents whose normal waste-collection day is Thursday or Friday will receive service on Wednesday. No collections will be made Thanksgiving Day. Service will not change for residents whose collection day is Monday or Tuesday.

 

Thursday

Gobble, gobble, gobble

It’s Thanksgiving. That means turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pie. But you don’t have to overdo it. Or do you?

Thoroughbred Classic 5K

Get a good run in before you stuff yourself at 9 a.m. at Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd. $30. Thoroughbredclassic5k.org.

 

TGIFriday

Let there be Christmas lights

Begin the holiday season as Santa and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray flip the switch and light the city’s tree. From 2 to 7 p.m. there will be live music, an artists’ market and more. Downtownlex.com

Did you fry your bird this year?

If so, you can bring the oil from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to Sayre School, 194 North Limestone, where UK’s Center for Applied Energy Research will work with Sayre Middle School students to convert the used cooking oil into biofuel.

 

Saturday

Senior Day for UK football

It’s the last home game for UK football as the Cats take on archrival Louisville with bowl hopes on the line. (Noon, SEC Network)

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