Saturday, July 31, 2010

Some fun August events in or near Bowling Green, Kentucky

The historic L&N Train Depot.Image via Wikipedia 

More fun events!

Here are some fun events in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky for August. Note: they are not all free. I will be adding more this week. Please be sure to check every event before attending, just in case.

The Beyond the Vessel exhibit at Capital Arts continues until July 16.

The WBKO Community Events page (Community Calendar) is a great resource. You can click on any day and find MANY MANY great events here or in neighboring communities. Also see the links at the bottom of this posting for more great community events links.

(from SOKY Happenings) "BG Hot Rods ! WNKY Family Sunday 5:00PM
VS Lansing Lugnuts (Toronto Blue Jays affiliate team)Hot Rods Backpack Giveaway first 1,000 12 & under-Presented by Coca-Cola/Bowling Green Ballpark 901-2121 (Kids ages 14 & under can run the bases after the Game)" Call for prices.

August 3rd (from WBKO) Selected Community Events "School Supplies Scavenger Hunt Aug 3, 2010 3:30 to 5:30 pm
Daymar College, 2421 Fitzgerald Industrial Drive, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Daymar College will host a school supplies scavenger hunt! The first 250 school-age children who arrive will go on a scavenger hunt to find free school supplies. School-age children of all grades are welcome to participate and must be accompanied by an adult."

From the Downtown Redevelopment page: "BB & T 31st Annual Concerts in the Park. 6:30-9:00PM-Fountain Square Park-Notorious (Southern Rock/Blues)
7:30-10:00PM-Circus Square Park-Andy & The Rockers
Free & open to the whole family! Bring your lawn chairs & blankets!"

August 6th (from the Chaney's Dairy Barn site)  Ice Cream and a Moo-vie. 6-8:30 p.m. 9191 Nashville Road. From the site:
6 & 7: ICE CREAM & A MOOVIE - CHARLOTTE'S WEB. Free Admission, movie starts at dusk, please no outside food or drink. 

(Also) "AUGUST 6TH - AG NIGHT | 6:00pm - 8:30pm | featuring the Mobile Science Activities Center & Kentucky Kate from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, Free Hayrides, Youth Coloring Contest & More!"

August 6 (from WBKO) "Old Style Supper and Auction Aug 6, 2010 4:30pm
The Presbyterian Church, 1003 State St., Bowling Green
Old Style Supper and Auction will provide needed resources for the Foster Grandparent Program...This event includes cash door prizes, cake walk, great food and a live auction of many items. The price for adults is $5 and children under 5 get in free. For more information about this event and Community Action of Southern Kentucky, please visit"

 August 6th (from WCVK) "8/6/10 Church-wide garage sale at St. John United Methodist Church, Owensboro, will be Aug. 6 & 7, 7 a.m. each day. For more information call 683-6326."

Also from WCVK: "8/6/10 Agriculture Night at Chaney’s Dairy Barn, 9191 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, will be Aug. 6, 6-8:30 p.m. The night will feature Kentucky Dept. of Agriculture’s Mobile Science Activities Center. There will be free hayrides, pony rides, local agriculture businesses, plus Ice Cream and a Moovie. For more information call 843-5567."

Also: August 6-14: the Williamson County Fair will be held in Franklin, Tennessee. Find out more at

August 7th: "Yard Sale & Tables For Rent Aug 7, 2010 9am-2pm (From WBKO)
The Salvation Army Thrift Store Parking Lot 401 W. Main Ave. Bowling Green, Ky 42101
Yard Sale with tables to rent. - - -...Baby items to adult clothing. Small appliances and furniture. We will also be selling food and drinks. $10.00 for 1 table and $17.00 for 2 tables. You keep all your earnings. Money is due by Tuesday August 3. Contact Justin or Chansey Johnson 270-843-3485. Money from the table rentals goes towards the youth retreat in March. To rent (a ) table or for more information (call) Justin or Chansey Johnson at 270-843-3485.

August 10th (from the Riverview Hobson Grove Facebook page)

"Riverview at Hobson Grove " Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to present the workshop "Creating a Sachet" on Tuesday, August 10th at 1 p.m. Plantswoman Esli Pelly of The Garden Patch will lead a workshop to create an aromatic sachet with a variety of dried flowers and catnip. For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. $10 each. Reservations are required. Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 1:00pm
Riverview at Hobson Grove, Bowling Green, KY"

August 10th 6 p.m. (free) Business Feasibility Classes Aug 10, 2010 6 pm (from WBKO)
The Learning Center, 247 Double Springs Road Bowling Green, KY
Are you thinking about starting your own business? Register now, the classes are free. The Community Ventures Corporation will be holding classes on How to Start a Business.
The Business Feasibility Classes are being held weekly beginning July 27th at 6PM at the Learning Center in Bowling Green, KY. Call: Community Ventures Corporation at 270-904-0323 to register.
Deborah Gibson
Community Ventures Corporation

August 13: From the Downtown Redevelopment page:  The Bowling Green Gallery Hop 08.13.2010 5:00-8:00PM Your community connection to art! 

August 13: Gallery Hop/Reception: Andee Rudloff and Darlene Postula From

August 13, 2010
 Duncan Hines Festival Art Contest - - see the Kentucky Library site for more info:

August 13: From the Downtown Redevelopment page: "Duncan Hines Festival 08.13.2010. The Bowling Green Junior Women's Club is hosting the 14th Annual Duncan Hines Festival. This year's events include a Concert in the Park, Art Exhibit, Adventures in Good Baking Contest and the very popular Uncle Duncan's Duck Derby! Come out and enjoy live music, a car show, cash prizes and good summer fun. For more information visit"

August 17th, 5:30 p.m: (from the Historic Railpark site) "Children's Summer Bedtime Reading Program
Bring your 5 to 8 year old for an evening at the Railpark for bedtime reading and FREE activities. Join us in the Caboose. August 17 @ 5:30pm: "The Little Red Caboose"

 From the Chaney's Dairy Barn site: 20 & 21: Ice Cream and a MOO-vie - Monsters VS Aliens. 

Also from the Historic Railpark site: Trains At Dusk Open Thursday evenings until 8pm, June 17-August 12. Enjoy the Train Museum and Railpark in the evening. Bring a picnic, watch the trains, tour the museum and railcars. Last Railcar tour begins at 7p.m."Call for more info. Phone: (270) 745-7317.


Important: always check each event before going to it in case of a typo or a correction is needed. I type these up really fast, but try to get it all right each time. Thanks for your help!

Thanks to these sites:
The WBKO BG Community Events Page at
The Historic Railpark
The WCVK Community Happenings Page
The Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau
Bowling Green Events 
The Downtown Redevelopment page
The clip art at the top and bottom of this blog posting is from Microsoft at
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