Monday, August 16, 2010

August events in and near Bowling Green, Kentucky updated August 16th

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 Hi, all! 
This is the August 2010 - update #3.

Here are some fun events in and around Bowling Green, Kentucky for August. 
Note: they are not all free. 
I will be adding more (later events) this week too. 
Please be sure to check every event before attending, just in case. 
Some events require pre-registration.
Tuesday, August 17 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" 270-745-7317. Call to get more information about this event before going.
Also at 6 p.m. at the Historic Railpark: Seven Little Postmen." Be sure to call and get details before going. 745-7317.
Story Hour at  the the BG Main Branch Library: Stories, songs and a craft. PJ Tales, come dressed in your PJ's. Call to pre-register or check details 781-4882, ask for Stephanie Wycihowski, extension 224. Also you can email about it here:
Free Computer Class: computing for Seniors 6-7 pm. Main Library, must pre-register, call 781-4882.
Wednesday August 18
Wednesday, August 18 -BG Neighborhood Sewing Group. 10 .m. - 12 noon. Bring your sewing machine, scissors, hread and some material to make Christmas gift items. All skill levels welcome. Warren County Extension Office, 3132 Nashville Road. Call with questions Maureen 991-4431 for details if you plan to go.
August 18: Email Basics class (free) 2-3 p.m. You must pre-register, call 781-4882. Main library.
Thursday, August 19
Thursday, August 19: Free computer class, Facebook for Beginners 9-11 a.m. BG Main Library, must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Chuck Barris book discussion for his book, Della at 6 p.m.. BG Main Library, 781-4882. Call for free tickets or pick them up at any BGPL location. 
Friday, August 20
Friday, August 20, AARP meeting, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Speaker Barbara Johnson. Chapter book sale is today too. 1106 State Street. Call for info: 842-2832.
August 20: International Newgrass Festival 12 p.m. Gates open 8 a.m. Oakland, 270-784-0757.

Bob Kirby Branch Library: Teen Scene, 3:30 p.m. 782-0252.

August 20: Give My Regards to Broadway will run today through Sunday. Tonight: 7 p.m. Capital Arts Youth Theater. A musical comedy. George Gershwin music. Capital Arts Theater. 782-2787.

August 20: Ice Cream and a MOO-vie, Chaney's Dairy Barn, starts at dusk. 843-5567. The movie = Monsters vs. Aliens.

August 20: Rock 'n Roll Softball Challenge 7 p.m. Free admission. Lampkin Park, BG. 270-495-7370. See a softball game. Swinging Staches (SAM 100.7 vs. BG Jammers (musicians from BG and Nashville)
Saturday, August 21

Saturday, August 21: Kids Try-Athlon and Fun Run 7 a.m. check-in. Russell Sims Aquatic Center. Fun runs are free, Try-Athlon is $7. Get more information by calling Leah Ashwill 782-0812. 
August 21: International Newgrass Festival 12 p.m. Gates open 8 a.m. Oakland, 270-784-0757.  
August 21: 6th Annual Vette City Lions Club Motorfest. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Lost River Cave and Valley. 843-1556 or 842-3887.

August 21: Storytime at Barnes and Noble, 3:30-3:45 p.m. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Judith Viorst. 746-9779.

August 21: Ice Cream and a MOO-vie, Chaney's Dairy Barn, starts at dusk. 843-5567. The movie = Monsters vs. Aliens.
August 21: Picnic Pops - 8 p.m. at Traditions at Lovers Lane. benefitting BG/WC Habitat for Humanity. $10 per person, children 12 and under free. Orchestra Kentucky. 843-6027.
August 21: Give My Regards to Broadway 7 p.m. Capital Arts Youth Theater. A musical comedy. George Gershwin music. Capital Arts Theater. 782-2787.

Sunday, August 22

Sunday, August 22: International Newgrass Festival, Oakland. Gates open at 8:00 a.m. 784-0757.

August 22: Dr. Lin Stepp book signing at Barnes and Noble, 2 p.m. 746-9779.

August 22: Give My Regards to Broadway 3 p.m. Capital Arts Youth Theater. A musical comedy. George Gershwin music. Capital Arts Theater. 782-2787.
Tuesday, August 24

From the Riverview at Hobson Grove site on Facebook:"Riverview at Hobson Grove is pleased to present the program "Nature's Bounty in Textiles" on Tuesday, August 24th at 11:30am. Sandy Staebell, the Registrar and Collections Curator at the WKU Kentucky Museum, will discuss how plants and animals interpret the glory of nature as design elements and pattern names in many historic textiles. Attendees have the opportunity to bring their own quilts and coverlets with natural themes to display and discuss afterwards. For further information, please call Riverview at 843-5565. $15 each. Reservations are required. Riverview is located at 1100 West Main Avenue in Bowling Green's Hobson Grove Park."

Wednesday, August 25

Free computer class: Introduction to Genealogy Resources 6-7 p.m., BG Main Library. You must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Free Chance to Make a Difference. Learn about the suicide warning signs for Suicide Prevention Month. 6-7:30 p.m., Faith United Methodist Church, 600 Veterans Memorial Highway. Must pre-register. Call 843-8430.

Thursday, August 26

Remember Care Group meeting, 4:30 p.m. Christian Health Center, 1800 Westen Street, BG. For people and families that have had Alzheimers or Dementia affect their lives.

Literary Cafe. Graham Drive Community Branch library, a study hall where kids can come and do homework and also get help from tutors upon request. Find out more: 781-1441.  

BG League of Bicyclists Easy Riders ride. 6 p.m. Starts at Kereiakes Park. Helmets are required. Mostly flat 1-2 mile ride. Suitable for all riders and types of bicycles. Call 784-2836.

Free Computer Class at the Warren County Main Library. 6-7 p.m. Beginning Your Resume. Must pre-register. Call 781-4882.

Friday, August 27

Bob Kirby Branch Library Teen Scene, 3:30 p.m. 782-0252.

National Corvette Museum Bridal Event. 

7:00 p.m. Sweeney Todd. For ages 12 and up. Capital Arts Youth Theater. 782-2787. 

Saturday, August 28

Free Yoga in the Park 8-9 a.m. Kiwanis Club donations are accepted. 782-6984. Kereikes Park behind the shelter, by the Tennis Courts. Newcomers OK. Email 

Beauty of the Railroad: Depot Architecture. Talk by Eileen Starr.  8:30 a.m. L & N Depot, BG. All Aboard Meeting. 

3rd Annual Down Syndrome Poker Run 9 a.m. $10 and $5 events, Hillvue Heights Church back parking lot on Nashville Road. Call Pam for more info. 792-3052.

Playground Yoga 9:15 a.m. - 10 a.m. for kids age 2-6 and their parents or grandparents. Kereiakes Park, behind the shelter, near the tennis courts. Donations to the Kiwanis Club accepted, but not required.

2nd Annual Family Day with the WKU Football Team. Many events. Free parking and admission. Concessions open. 745-6562. Balloon art, inflatables, face painting, more.

11th Annual Grape Stomp in Portland, Tennessee. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. Sumner Crest Winery, 615-325-4086.

T.C. Cherry Dedication Ceremony. T.C. Cherry Elementary? Not sure of the location. 2:45 p.m. 

47th Annual Ice Cream Social at Christ United Methodist Church at 716 Cave Mill Road. Everyone is welcome. 842-4343 and 842-8762. Hot dogs, ice cream, inflatables, face painting, more. Adults $7, 12 and under $3.

Vette City Vixens Roller Derby 6:30 p.m. at The Skate Box. $10 at the door, $8 in advance. 843-3394.

Sweeney Todd 7 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Presented by the Capital Arts Youth Theater. 782-2787.

Sunday, August 29

Sweeney Todd 3 p.m. Ages 12 and up. Presented by the Capital Arts Youth Theater. 782-2787.


Also: Keep the date: the International Festival is going to be held on September 25th, 9-7 at Circus Square Park. 

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! 
A big thanks to these great 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 
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