There will be no recycling or garbage service Thursday, Christmas Day, for Lafayette Parish customers served by Republic Services and the Recycling Foundation.
Customers who regularly receive garbage and recycling collection on Thursday will receive collection on Friday, and regular Friday customers will receive collection Saturday.
All residential customers served by Republic Services will receive excess garbage collection on their first service day following Dec. 25. Monday-through-Wednesday customers will receive excess garbage collection Dec. 29-31.
The Lafayette Consolidated Government Compost Facility at 400 Dugas Road will close Thursday and reopen Friday. It also will close Saturday because during December, January and February, the facility is open Saturdays only on the first Saturday of each month. The next Saturday the facility will be open is Jan. 3.
Lafayette Transit System bus services, including daytime, night owl and para-transit, will end at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Christmas Day. LTS offices will be closed, but approved para-transit riders will be able to schedule rides.
Regular transit services will resume Friday .
Light safari continues
Zoosiana’s annual holiday light show Safari of Lights continues through Dec. 30 at the Zoo of Acadiana on U.S. 90 in Broussard. The more than 15-year tradition features a bright stroll or ride on the North Pole Express through the zoo grounds nightly from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., weather permitting. The show is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. General admission is $7 per person or $6 in advance.
Musicians to raise funds
A handful of Acadiana musicians will perform Friday at The District in Lafayette for the Jacob Crouch Foundation’s The Reunion: A Southwest Louisiana Music Showcase. The one-night fundraiser will feature performances from Sweet Cecilia, Carol Fran, Corey Tucker Guidry, T-Roy Richard, Mike Dean, Drew Landry, Strawboss — The New Form, Matt Breaux and The People’s Band of Brothers. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets at the door are $15 or can be purchased in advance for $10. Donations of $20 or more, whether or not a ticket is purchased, equals entry into a drawing to win a cruise valued at more than $1,500.
The drawing will be held at the show; winner need not be present. The Crouch Foundation provides suicide prevention services throughout Acadiana .
Ray Boudreaux to perform
Singer/songwriter Ray Boudreaux, a soul performer who was a Top 8 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice,” will take the stage Friday at Nitetown, 524 Jefferson St., in downtown Lafayette. Doors open at 9 p.m. with acoustic guitarist and vocalist Taylor Verrett. Tickets are $10.