Today in Lawrence: Cold weather is here; Veterans Day closings, events; herb study

The American Legion Hall will be observing Veterans Day by placing flags around the hall starting at 7 a.m. There will be a Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. The American Legion Hall is at 3408 W. Sixth St.

The American Legion Hall will be observing Veterans Day by placing flags around the hall starting at 7 a.m. There will be a Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. The American Legion Hall is at 3408 W. Sixth St.

Today in Lawrence is an early-morning digest of essential and not-so-essential info to start your day in Lawrence and Douglas County. Click here for past installments.
Tweet

Tweet of the Day: Nov. 10

Brace yourselves

Don't let those sunny skies fool you. Today is the first day of a cold front that will have the high topping out at 38 degrees — quite a switch from our recent 60-degree days. The low will drop to 21 degrees overnight under clear skies. The temperatures will stay low all week — time to get out the mittens, hats and scarves!

Holiday closings

It's Veterans Day, and many government offices, area agencies and businesses will be closed. Among them:

  • Douglas County District Court
  • Post offices
  • State and federal offices
  • Banks
  • Lawrence Meals on Wheels

If you have a question about whether a business or agency is operating, call first to confirm.

Honoring veterans

The American Legion Hall will be observing Veterans Day by placing flags around the hall starting at 7 a.m. There will be a Veterans Day Celebration at 11 a.m. with a reading of work by George Washington. Doors open at 10 a.m., and there will be light refreshments The American Legion Hall is at 3408 W. Sixth St.

Be an herb expert

The Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group meets monthly to learn about herbs. The group explores all aspects of an herb: growing & harvesting, historical lore, culinary virtues, medicinal merits, and aromatherapy, household and cosmetic applications. Kaw Valley Herbs Study Group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence, 1263 North 1100 Road.

Yesterday's most-read

More Nov. 11 events

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Recreation Center, South Park, 1141 Massachusetts St.

Baldwin City flu vaccine clinic, 10-11:30 a.m., Baldwin City Library, 800 Seventh St., Baldwin City.

Coalition on Homeless Concerns monthly meeting, 3-5 p.m., Lawrence Community Shelter, 3655 E. 25th St.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County volunteer information, 5:15 p.m., 2518 Ridge Court.

Tai Chi Yang Style Short form, 5:30 p.m. beginner, 6 p.m. advanced, Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 p.m., west side of South Park, 12th and Massachusetts streets.

Lonnie Ray’s open jam session, 6-10 p.m., Slow Ride Roadhouse, 1350 N. Third St., no cover.

Lawrence City Commission meeting, 6:35 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.

Sexuality Education Committee: The Codes of Gender, 7 p.m., Ecumenical Campus Ministries, 1204 Oread Ave.

Free English as a Second Language class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Affordable community Spanish class, 7-8 p.m., Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St.

Tuesday Concert Series: Scott Stuewe, 7:30 p.m., Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Gamer Night, 8 p.m., Burger Stand at the Casbah, 803 Massachusetts St., free.

Free swing dancing lessons and dance, 8-11 p.m., Kansas Room in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.