Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Events this week, May 10-16, revised (new events added)

Some fun, cheap or free events this week in or near Bowling Green, Kentucky May 10-16
Updated and revised 10-12-10 - new events are added today.

These are just some of the many cheap and free events across the Bowling Green area. Please send your ideas to put on this blog by using the comment form. You can also find more events online at the Soky Happenings site or by going to any of the sites listed to the right on this blog.

Monday, 5-10-10 
The Red Cross will be having a blood drive today at the Warren Association of Baptists, located at 6448 Scottsville Road from 3-8 p.m. Phone 1-800-REDCROSS.

Tuesday, 5-11-10
Free Tennis Clinic for Adult Beginners. Kereikaes Park Tennis Courts. Contact Tim Kickert 270-393-3573 to register. Drop-ins are also welcome. 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. A raffle and free food will be available at the Kickoff which is at the same time.

Wednesday, 5-12-10
WKU's graduating seniors show their art at the Kentucky Library and Museum from 9-4 today. Call 745-2314 for more info. Final portfolios will be on display.

1:00 p.m. - Performer of the Semester Recital. Free, Fine Arts Center. 745-3751.

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Free wellness program for K-8 at the WKU Track and Field facility. 904-0136.

7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Bowling Green Community Drum Circle The Alive Center, BG. 746-5451.

8:00 - 9:30 p.m. Public telescope observing, WKU Thompson Complex. Free. 745-4357.

Thursday, 5-13-10 
Red Cross Blood drive 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Service One Credit Union at 1609 Campbell Lane. 1-800-REDCROSS.

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Free Hearing Screening at the Health and Wellness Center at the Greenwood Mall. 745-0942, registration is required.

Annual Teacher-Student Art Exhibit at Memphis Marsha's (free). 514 East 12th. 843-1726.

6:00 p.m. Famous author Jeffrey Deaver speaks at the Main Library about Fact, Fiction and Forensics. You do need reservations, so contact the Main Library at 781-4882 or pick them up at the Bob Kirby Branch or the Main library before the event.

6:30 p.m. Making Origami for ages 6 and up at the Bob Kirby library. Pre-register at 781-4882, extension 224. Registration is required.

This (Thursday) is also Belly Dancing night at Anna's Greek Restaurant, which is located at 535 Three Springs Road. 846-2662.

Friday, May 14th
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Limber for Life Exercise Class - Health and Wellness Center, Greenwood Mall. Call 745-0942.

10:00 a.m.  - 6:00 p.m. Raising Awareness of Alzheimer's Carnival. Magnolia Village, 1381 Campbell Lane. 843-0587.

3:30 p.m. Garden Stories and Planting Party at the BG Main Library. Registration is required. Ages 5 and up. Plant a flower seed. 781-4882.

(just added:) WKU's Spring Graduate Commencement is today! 7 p.m. E.A. Diddle Arena. 745-3351. Also: see the 15th (tomorrow) for the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Health and Human Services graduation at 10 a.m. tomorrow.

Saturday, 5-15-10 
9:00 a.m. - Family Fun Dog Show. $15.00. Basil Griffin Amphitheater. 843-5218 or 843-5273. Dog obedience demonstrations, vendor booths and more. See an article and a video link here:

10:00 a.m. College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Health and Human Services WKU graduation ceremony, at 10 a.m., E.A. Diddle Arena.

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Indoor Yard Sale at Vette City Antiques and Collectibles. They are located at 778 Interstate Drive, behind Jerry's Restaurant. (I-65, exit 28). 393-9500.

10:00 a.m. - Geocaching and Flash Mob, Lost River Cave and Valley. 393-0077.

11:00 a.m. - Western Kentucky Horse Sale at the WKU Ag Expo Center.

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. Bristow Elementary School Homecoming. 842-5730, extension 1512.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Riverview at Hobson Grove will be offering a  Victorian Antiques and Garden Festival today. Jon Carlofti will be signing a book, accessories for home and garden will be on sale, annuals and perennials will also be on sale, and free lectures and garden information will be offered. Antique booths will be there too. You can also bring your antiques and collectibles to have them appraised for a fee. Find out more here:

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Girl Scouts will be at the Hot Rods stadium today collecting electronic waste for the Forever Green Capstone Event. Find out more at the site here:
You can bring electronic equipment, but not appliances. TV's and monitors with a glass front will require a $5 charge because they need to have gas discharged from them. All of the waste will be recycled. Questions: call Jessica Dilsaver at 270-842-8138.

Sunday, May 16
4:30 p.m. Co-Ed Sand Volleyball is offered by St. James United Methodist church each Sunday evening. The public is invited. 575 Winfield Drive. 842-4949.

Another coming event:
5-22-10 Put this date on your calendar if you love bike riding. has a Lost River Cave Ride today. This is a free event, and if you are one of the first 20 riders, you will get a free cave tour admission. Helmets are mandatory for the rides.

Information about these events is from Soky Happenings, and

Related links:
Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana
Soky Happenings
Lost River Cave and Valley

All for now,

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