Sunday, August 8, 2010

Updated - - August Free, cheap, and fun events in or near Bowling Green, Kentucky - updated

Hi, all! 
This posting is the first August 2010 update.
August fun events - - updated.

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.

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

NEW: You can enter the Adventures in Good Baking contest for the Duncan Hines Festival right now. Go here: to find out more (scroll down).   

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.

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

Monday, August 9:

Free adult computer class (must pre-register). Email Basics 10:00 a.m. Bob Kirby Branch. 782-0252.

August 9: MS Excel Basics adult computer class. Must pre-register. BG Main Library. 781-4882. 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 10

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. 

Free adult computer class, MS Word for Beginners. 2-3 p.m. Must pre-register. BG Main Library. 781-4882.

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

Tuesday, August 10: Free Skate Back to School Bash at the Skatebox. Door prizes and games. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. 843-3394. 

Wednesday August 11

Wednesday, August 11: Free computer class  - must pre-register. Job Hunting Online 6-7 p.m. BG Main Library 781-4882.

Thursday, August 12

Thursday, August 12: Literary Cafe at the Graham Drive Branch Library 5 p.m. Like a study hall, call 781-1441 to pre-register and/or check on  availability. Tutors available upon request for homework.

BG League of Bicyclists: Easy Riders Ride. 6 p.m. Suitable for all riders, 1-2 hour ride at an easy pace. Call 270-784-2836. Starts at Keriakes Park. Helmets are required.

Trains at Dusk 6-8 p.m. Historic Railpark. Call for details or fees: 270-745-7317. Museum tour is open, and you can tour the railcars.

Mystery Writer Catherine Coulter will be at Christ Episcopal Church (next to the Main Library). 6 p.m. Free tickets are available at the Main Library and the Bob Kirby branch. Call 781-4882 for details.

Friday, August 13

Friday, August 13: From the Downtown Redevelopment page:  The Bowling Green Gallery Hop 08.13.2010 5:00-8:00PM "Your community connection to art!" Maps will be available to help you find all the galleries and studios.

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

Duncan Hines Festival 5 p.m. - midnight: Concert at Circus Square Park. 782-0800.

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"

Saturday, August 14

Saturday, August 14: Yoga in the Park 8-9 a.m. Free, but donations are accepted for the Kiwanis Club of BG. Kereiakes Park behind the shelter, near the tennis courts. 782-6984 or email

August 14: Mount Up Horse Show 9 a.m. New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding. 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. show starts. Snodgrass Veterinary Medical Center. Find out more: 782-6496,

Playground Yoga 9:15-10 a.m. Kids ages 2-6 and their parents or grandparents. Free, donations accepted. Kereiakes Park behind the shelter, near the tennis courts. 782-6984,

August 14 Duncan Hines Baking Contest 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kentucky Museum, 782-0800.

Sunday, August 15

Sunday, August 15 Tony Walker will be signing his book at Barnes and Noble today at 2 p.m.

Monday, August 16

Monday, August 16: Free adult computer class at Graham Drive Community Branch library, Microsoft for Beginners. 10 a.m. You must pre-register, call 781-1441.

Bowling Green Idol Tryouts 6-8 p.m. at the United Way office on College Street. Later, singers will perform at the Balloons, Tunes and BBQ event.  Call 843-3205 for more information or go to for more details.

The Car Show at WhaBa Steakhouse Saloon: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. 782-6400

Tuesday, August 17

Tuesday, 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" 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.

August 17: 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.

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.

More events are to come.


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 
The clip art at the top and bottom of this  blog  posting is from Microsoft at
City Events


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